A police officer has been charged over the death of a young man who was killed when he was struck by an unmarked police car.

The officer, whose name has not been released, will face one charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is accused of killing 27-year-old Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert near Bramber Avenue in Peacehaven on April 30 last year.

Arthur’s death sparked outrage with people protesting outside Sussex Police’s HQ in Lewes.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) completed its year long investigation in April this year and prepared a file for the CPS which today authorised the charge against the officer.

The officer is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 9.

The CPS decided not to charge a second officer who was under criminal investigation for the offence of perverting the course of justice.

An IOPC spokesman said: “We began our investigation on May 1, 2022, after we received a mandatory referral from Sussex Police.

“Our thoughts remain with Mr Hoelscher-Ermert’s family and everyone affected by this tragic incident.

“It is important now that criminal proceedings are able to run their course. We would reiterate the importance of not reporting, commenting or sharing information online which could, in any way, prejudice those proceedings.”

Arthur's father, Jens Hölscher said the family were feeling: "A bit of relief."

The IOPC and CPS are not currently revealing the officer's name.