Man who died after being in collision with police car named

A pedestrian who died after he was in collision with a police car on Wednesday (March 12) has been named.

James Sutton, 46, of Silchester Road, St Leonards, died on the A259 in White Rock following the accident, which occurred at 7.20pm.

The police car was responding to a report of a disqualified driver.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed of the tragedy.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney, of Sussex Police, said: “We are co-operating fully with the IPCC and our thoughts are with all those involved and particularly with Mr Sutton’s family, to whom we are offering support at this very distressing time for them.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call us on 101 or email quoting Operation Marshside.”

The BMW saloon car which had been reported as being driven by a suspected disqualified driver, was stopped by Surrey Police shortly after 9m on Wednesday evening at Salfords on the A23, and two men were questioned.

The Observer would like to run a tribute piece to Mr Sutton for our next edition. Contact Richard Gladstone on 01424 856786 or email