A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a wall during a police pursuit.

Police engaged in a brief pursuit of a Ford Fiesta on the A273 near Pyecombe services in the early hours of this morning.

The driver continued at high speed and left the carriageway near Ditchling junction, colliding with a wall.

A 27-year-old man from Horsham was arrested at the scene for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, drug driving and driving without a full licence.

He remains in police custody.

Two passengers were also in the vehicle at the time of the collision, with a man in his 30s suffering minor injuries and a woman in her 20s sustaining a serious leg injury.

The woman was assessed by paramedics at the scene and attended hospital for treatment.

A police investigation is underway.

Sussex Police said that the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) “as is standard practice for these matters”.