Chichester businesses provide hi-vis jackets to homeless after road deaths

Businesses in Chichester have teamed up to help provide high visibility jackets to homeless people following the deaths of two pedestrians on the A27.

Sussex Police has also appealed to drivers to be extra vigilant while driving along the A27 near the Whyke and Stockbridge Road roundabouts in Chichester.

Inspector Kris Ottery from the neighbourhood response team said: “We have talked to the homeless community about the dangers of crossing the main A27 road between the Whyke and Stockbridge roundabouts.

“Thanks to the generosity of Covers, Halfords, Homebase, Jewsons and Tesco, we have been able to provide fluorescent jackets that will make a big difference to them being seen by drivers.

“Additionally, I would urge motorists using roads anywhere in the district at this time of year to pay especial attention to other road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists, who themselves should take every possible precaution to make sure that they are highly visible at all times.”