Angry protesters demand justice for crash victim

Angry protesters demand justice for crash victim
Angry protesters demand justice for crash victim

Dozens of angry protesters gathere outside a police. headquarters to deman for a man who died after he was struck by a police car.

Arthur Hölscher-Ermert, 27, was hit by an car on the A259. Peacehaven East Sussex, on 30 April.

He had just got out of an Audi which was being pursue by a different police car, the police watchdog said.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it had been examining footage from police body-worn cameras.

It said it was aware of reports Mr Hölscher-Ermert handcuffe. The crash but so far it had “not seen evidence this was the case”.

Speaking at the protest in Lewes, Mr Hölscher-Ermert’s brother, Karl, said: “We are frustrate. As a community we are angry.

Angry protesters demand justice for crash victim

“It has days since my brother was run over and killed. No suspension, no arrests, nothing.

“My brother had the kindest heart, the biggest heart. This is outrageous.”

The IOPC said Mr Hölscher-Ermert had been driving an Audi. Which was being pursue by a police car on the A259.

He was struck at about 23:10 BST near the junction of Dorothy. After leaving the Audi following the end of the pursuit.

He died at the scene.

He is also being investigate for potential gross misconduct, the IOPC said.

About 100 of Mr Hölscher-Ermert’s family and friends marched through Lewes earlier to the police headquarters on Church Lane.

There were angry chants of “justice for Arthur” and “we want answers”.

“In the police body-worn video footage we have reviewed to date. Have not seen evidence that this was the case.


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