UCKFIELD FATAL CRASH: Two dead men were local chefs

Updated at 10:40am

The two men who died were Romanians Cristian and Adrian who were highly regarded chefs.

They worked at the Pig and Butcher pub at Five Ash Down and previously at the Ringles Cross.

Such was the standard of their cooking that people booking tables also wanted to know if they were on duty that night in the kitchen.

The Pig and Butcher was closed yesterday (Sunday) as a mark of respect.

UckfieldNews.com has spoken to the landlord Dave Gardner.

The pub put on its Facebook page:

“Our love and thoughts go to Cristian’s wife and family and Adrians wife and family.

“They were both loved and respected widely and we ask that you send a prayer to their families.

“We have lost two great friends who were loved and will be sorely missed by us personally and by anyone who met them.”

*The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance attended, landing near the scene of the crash.

Our original story

Two men died in a car crash on the outskirts of Uckfield on Saturday night.

The crash was in Coopers Green Road.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses.

Here is a statement they issued this morning:

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men sadly died after their BMW car left the road and hit a tree at Coopers Green, Uckfield, on Saturday night (August 19).

The driver, aged 33, from Lewes and his passenger from the local area were both pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the Coopers Green Road just before 11pm.

The vehicle was travelling northwards. The two men have not been formally identified.

Sergeant Richard Hornsey said: “Tragically this collision has resulted in the loss of two lives. We are trying to establish the circumstances of how the car came to leave the road and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision. ”

Anyone with information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Annescroft.

Accident blackspot


The Ringles Cross area of Uckfield has been identified as an ancient blackspot.

A campaign is under way, supported by town and district councillors, to get safety measures introduced.

Jonathan Smith spoke to Uckfield Town Council in February this year about what he is trying to achieve

UckfieldNews.com reported in September 2015 that the area was to be studied by the highways authority, East Sussex County Council, for safety works.

 There was a fatal crash in Coopers Green Road in November 2015.




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