Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert died from serious injuries after being struck by the unmarked police car on the A259 in Peacehaven – witnesses said he was bleeding on the ground as officers tried to handcuff him
A dying man was allegedly handcuffed and held down after being hit by a police car, witnesses said.
Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert died from the serious injuries he sustained after being hit by the unmarked police car on the A259 in Peacehaven.
According to footage obtained from The timesThe 27-year-old can be heard moaning as officers hold him face down after Saturday’s clash.
Another clip shows officers attempting CPR as witnesses yell, “They killed him.”
A friend said he believed police were going after Mr Holscher-Ermert after suspecting he was driving without insurance.
However, Mr Holscher-Ermert was hit on foot by a friend, known only as Matt, who said: “Your blue lights came on and the BMW pulled across the road and hit this guy.”
“He rolled over on the floor in pain and shock. There was a pool of blood around him and they were still trying
tie him up.”
Loved ones paid tribute yesterday, and his brother Karl Holscher-Ermert said: “Quiet up there”. “RIP RIP RIP my little brother,” it says.
“Right, I don’t really have the words, but I need to get this out there. I have the worst news to share with everyone. Last night, around midnight, Brother Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert was run over and killed by police on the South Coast on Friedenshafen Street!
“If you have any information or evidence from you would you be so kind as to pass it on to me so we can find out what happened as Sussex Police have still not contacted us regarding the incident! Rest up there my boy, take care of mum, make sure you hug her hard from me.”
A series of floral tributes were erected at the junction of the A259 and Bramber Avenue. One tribute says Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert is “loved and missed,” while another called him a “hero.”
The coast road remained closed until around 1pm yesterday while emergency services investigated the incident, reports said SussexLive.
As the incident involved a police vehicle, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which will conduct an independent investigation.
Officers are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage of the incident to email firstname.lastname@example.org and cite Operation Ambleside.
Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: “This is a tragic incident and we fully support the IOPC investigation. We would like to thank drivers and local residents for their patience whilst the A259 South Coast Road was closed.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dying-man-27-handcuffed-held-26854889 The dying man, 27, was "handcuffed and held down after being hit by an unmarked police car".