Billingshurst crash and search: What we know so far

Police have been scouring the Billingshurst area as they hunt for two men who left the scene of a crash.

Emergency Services are still at the scene of the collision which took place earlier this morning (May 24) just outside the village in Adversane.

Police helicopter scouring the Billingshurst area

Police helicopter scouring the Billingshurst area

For a detailed report of the incident see our previous story: Police helicopter called to Billingshurst after serious crash

Here’s what we know so far:

- At 10.40am emergency services were called to A29 Stane Street in Adversane after a Ford Fiesta collided with concrete barriers

- The crash took place southbound at the junction with Adversane Lane near the Blacksmith’s Arms pub

- A woman was seriously injured in the crash

- Two men who were travelling in the vehicle ran from the scene prompting a police search

- The National Police Air Service helicopter was called and searched the Billingshurst area along with ground officers and dog units

- Two men have been arrested on suspicion of driving offence

Police dog units were called in to help the search

Police dog units were called in to help the search

Two arrested following Billlingshurst crash

- The road remains closed in both directions between the B2133 Adversane Lane and Henris Lake junctions

- Motorists are being told to avoid the area as severe delays are being reported

- Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting operation Arunside

Police dog unit searching Billingshurst

Police dog unit searching Billingshurst