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Three charged over 'viral' Brighton hit-and-run

A still from the CCTV footage Image copyright Police Handout
Image caption Andy Payne was flung into the air when he was hit by a car in the Kemptown area of Brighton

Three people have been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash in which a man was thrown into the air.

Andy Payne, 53, was seriously injured when a Fiat 500 crashed into him in Montague Place, Kemptown, Brighton, on 14 January.

Graphic CCTV footage showing the moment of impact was viewed millions of times when it was released by police.

All three defendants are due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 15 December.

Adam McDermott, 32, of Vernon Terrace, Brighton, faces a charge of dangerous driving causing serious injury.

Robyn Burns, 29, of Vernon Terrace, and Clark Walker, 31, of Ditchling Rise, face charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mr McDermott has also been charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, having no insurance and driving without a licence.

A 57-year-old woman held on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice has been freed without charge.

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