Man forced into bush after car mounts pavement in Burgess Hill


A man was forced into a bush after a car mounted the pavement and drove directly at a police officers in Burgess Hill, the force has said.

The incident occurred at 3.40pm on Wednesday June 8 in Leylands Road, close to the junction with Noel Rise.

Police said a black Renault Megane drove directly at officers in a marked patrol car before mounting the pavement and narrowly missing a pedestrian.

The car then sped off and was later abandoned in St Mary’s Road, Burgess Hill, with a damaged front wheel and punctured tyre, officers added.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “In particular, officers would like to talk to the man forced to lean into shrubbery to avoid the car when it drove onto the path.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who has other information is asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial1104 of 08/06. Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

Police said a 27-year-old man from Burgess Hill has been arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and other motoring offences.

He has been bailed until August 25 pending further enquiries, officers added.

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