A statement on the Sussex police website reads:

“Police are looking to trace the driver of a car involved in a collision in Brighton on Tuesday night (January 10).

A Vauxhall Astra failed to stop for police around 10pm in the Bear Road area of Brighton. Officers pursued the car towards Brighton where the Vauxhall collided with a pedestrian on St James’s Street. The pedestrian sadly died at the scene.

The car didn’t stopped and was found abandoned on Madeira Drive near Concorde 2.

St James’s Street is currently closed while officers are on scene and an investigation is on-going.”