Brighton Crash Victim Named

The partner of a father who was died after the BMW he was travelling crashed into a tree in Brighton on Friday has paid tribute.

A 28-year-old man who sadly died following a collision on the A23 Grand Parade, Brighton, on Friday morning can now be identified.

Nicholas Messenger, of Old Kent Road, London, died after a light blue BMW he was travelling in collided with a tree near the Ocean Rooms. Emergency services attended the scene just before 6.45am.

Mr Messenger's partner, Liz, has released the following tribute: "Nicky was a wonderful man, a fantastic father and a brilliant friend and he will be sadly missed forever."

Mr Messenger was one of four men in the vehicle. The 40-year-old driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink. He has been bailed until 5 April pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them by calling 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Northway.