A car collided with a building in Bedford Place, Brighton SUS-200215-131527001

East Sussex homes and businesses evacuated after car collides with building

Homes and businesses in Brighton’s Bedford Place were evacuated last night (February 14) after a car collided with a building.

An eyewitness at the scene said people in flats and the Lion and Lobster pub were forced to leave the buildings after the collision late last night, amid fears of a gas leak. These pictures from the scene show a badly damaged, red SUV against a wall of one of the buildings in Bedford Place, many of which are listed. Crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene, supported by Sussex Police.

A car collided with a building in Bedford Place, Brighton SUS-200215-131515001

1. Bedford Place, Brighton

A car collided with a building in Bedford Place, Brighton SUS-200215-131515001
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2. Bedford Place, Brighton

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A car collided with a building in Bedford Place, Brighton SUS-200215-131550001

3. Bedford Place, Brighton

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4. Bedford Place, Brighton

A car collided with a building in Bedford Place, Brighton SUS-200215-131603001
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