A horse has been killed and two people left injured after a crash in East Sussex on Monday.

Three horses escaped from a field next to the A28 at Westfield Lane, near Hastings, at 11pm on Monday (20 October) and made their way onto the road.

A Vauxhall Vectra travelling southbound collided with one of the horses and then hit a Fiat Punto travelling in the other direction.

Police confirmed to H&H that the 33-year-old man who was driving the Vectra was seriously injured and the Punto driver, a 23-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries. The horse died at the scene.

The police have no further information on the other two escaped horses.

Any witnesses should call Sussex police on 0845 6070999