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Sussex Police officer to appear at court charged in connection with road traffic incident

A Sussex Police officer will appear at court charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Police Constable Louie Wellfare, 28, is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 6 May.

The charge relates to a collision involving a marked Sussex Police car, driven by PC Wellfare, and a man walking in Bear Road, Brighton, on 17 July 2019. The man sustained serious leg injuries and was taken to hospital.

Our investigation began in July 2019 and concluded in March 2020. In April 2020 we referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The officer was notified of the CPS’ charging decision on 25 March 2021.

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