Third man held over Brighton street fight lorry death

Georgi Yaschuk Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Georgi Yaschuk was hit by a lorry when a fight spilled on to Western Road

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was hit and killed by a lorry during a fight in Brighton.

Georgi Yaschuk, 23, of Cambridge Road, Brighton was struck by a Tesco lorry when the fight spilled on to Western Road in the early hours of Sunday.

He was found lying in the road by emergency services at 02:40 BST and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address is being held on suspicion of murder.

Two men aged 27 and 24 from Hove who were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday have been released on bail until 2 June.

Mr Yaschuk's family said he was a clever and kind-hearted man who enjoyed playing basketball on the beach.

"We are all shocked and saddened by the tragic news," they said in a statement.

Image caption Georgi Yaschuk was killed in Western Road early on Sunday morning

Det Ch Insp Tanya Jones from Sussex Police said: ""We are trying to build up a picture of the events which led to this man's death.

"We are still appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone who saw what happened before the fight."

Tesco said they were "deeply shocked" to hear about what happened and their thoughts went "out to this young man's family".

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