Brighton fatal crash victim's family traced in Anfield

Crash scene
Image caption The accident happened in Mill Road, Brighton

Police investigating a crash in which a 35-year-old man died after officers tried to stop a stolen car have made contact with his family.

The man, who has not yet been formally identified, was from Anfield in Liverpool, Sussex Police said.

He was a passenger in the Mazda MX5 which crashed into railings in Mill Road, Brighton, on Saturday night.

Two other men in the car, both from Brighton and aged 39 and 33, were arrested and bailed until 20 February.

'Sped off'

The pair, who were both injured, were held on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and causing death by dangerous driving.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and a decision is awaited on whether it will investigate the incident.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said the stolen car sped off when it passed a stationary police car in Mill Lane.

The police car then followed the Mazda for a few seconds before it collided with the railings.

Police want to trace the occupants of a car that was sitting in Mill Road just before 23:00 GMT and was overtaken by the Mazda near the entrance of the BP garage.

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