A young man from Pevensey Bay has died after he was trapped by a car while trying to remove its engine.

The 21-year-old man was under the BMW vehicle when a jack being used to support it collapsed, and trapped the man.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, then attended the incident at Downash, near Hailsham, shortly before 6pm yesterday evening (Wednesday, 11).

However, they were unable to save the man.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances, while the coroner for East Sussex has been informed.