A serving PC has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a man who died after being hit by a police car.

Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert, 27, died after being struck by a police car on the A259 in Peacehaven.

PC Chris Corker, of Shandon Road, Worthing, is accused of causing death by dangerous driving on the A259 South Coast Road on April 30, 2022.

Arthur's brother Karl was at Westminster Magistrates to see the 39-year-old officer appear in court for the first time.

Wearing a grey shirt and dark blue jumper, the Sussex Police constable spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

District Judge Daniel Sternberg told PC Corker he will be back in court on February 6.

He was not asked for a formal plea but the court was told PC Corker intends to deny the charge.

He was released on unconditional bail.

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Arthur's father, Prof Jens Hoelscher, said the family were relieved after the officer was charged in December.

The Crown Prosecution Service charged the officer following a year long investigation by the police watchdog.

A spokesman for the Independent Office for Police Conduct said their mandatory investigation concluded 12 months after Mr Hoelscher-Ermert died.