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Woman arrested over Brighton CCTV hit-and-run

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Media captionSussex Police released the footage in an effort to find witnesses to the collision

A fourth person has been arrested after a man was struck and thrown in to the air in a hit-and-run crash in Brighton.

Andy Payne, 53, suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a Fiat 500 in Montague Place on 14 January.

The car hit Mr Payne as he was crossing the road, and was then driven away on to College Street, Sussex Police said.

A 28-year-old woman from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice as well as drug and fraud offences.

She was questioned on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, fraud by false representation, and aiding and abetting the driving of a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, a police spokeswoman said.

Thrown several feet

In February a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson, perverting the course of justice and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 31-year-old man from Brighton was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, driving without a licence or insurance and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A 56-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They have all been released on bail until 10 October.

A video released by Sussex Police shows Mr Payne being thrown several feet in to the air by the impact. He then lies motionless on the ground as passers-by come to his aid.

He was later released from hospital to continue his recovery at home.

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Image caption CCTV footage shows the moments before Andy Payne is struck by the Fiat 500
Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Passers-by come to aid Andy Payne as he lies motionless in Montague Place

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