Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman pedestrian died after being hit by a lorry today (July 9).

Emergency services were called to the scene in North Street, Midhurst, at 11.13am but the 79-year-old woman, who lived in Midhurst, had died of her injuries at the scene.

The lorry driver, a 62-year-old man from Watford, Hertfordshire, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently in custody.

North Street is likely to remain closed until 5.30pm while forensic investigations take place and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Any witnesses who were in North Street and saw the collision are asked to contact police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Cairo.