Teenager hit by bus dies

A 17-year-old boy died after he was hit by a bus in a village, police said.

The crash happened on the A259 East Dean Road at East Dean, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, at around 4.50pm yesterday.

Sussex Police said the boy, who has not yet been identified, was declared dead at the scene.

The road was closed for about three hours while crash investigators carried out inquiries, a police spokesman said today.

Witnesses were asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 6070 999, quoting Operation Loftus. PA