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Thanks to retiring PCSO Tom McAspurn

Thanks to retiring PCSO Tom McAspurn

24 April 2014


Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to thank recently retired PCSO Tom McAspurn for 10 years hard work, dedication and commitment in serving members of the public and providing a consistent positive impact ...

Man charged with shouting racist abuse at shop staff in Hove

Man charged with shouting racist abuse at shop staff in Hove

24 April 2014


A man is to appear in court accused of shouting racist abuse at shop staff in Hove. Police were called to Church Road just before 4am on Sunday 30 March to a report that a man was being abusive to Asian staff at Sub...

Rother residents invited to learn about scam mail

Rother residents invited to learn about scam mail

24 April 2014


Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to invite members of the public to attend the Neighbourhood Watch Quarterly Meeting held in Bexhill Town Hall on Friday, April 25 at 2pm. Sussex policewill be providing ...

Sussex Police donate £6000 to Bexhill Street Pastors

Sussex Police donate £6000 to Bexhill Street Pastors

24 April 2014


Bexhill Neighbourhood Policing Team have donated £6,000 to the Bexhill Street Pastors to fund new volunteer training, uniforms and vehicle running costs. Founded in 2012, the Street Pastor volunteers have made a pos...

Allotment sheds targeted in Rye

Allotment sheds targeted in Rye

24 April 2014


Police are warning residents after a recent increase of allotment burglaries in the Rye area. A yellow petrol strimmer was stolen from one allotment shed on Sunday (20 April) at South Undercliff Allotments and an un...

Battle drug dealer pleads guilty in court

Battle drug dealer pleads guilty in court

24 April 2014


Luke Alford-Hussey, 19, appeared at Lewes Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to possession of class B drugs with intent to supply. On Thursday 17 October 2013, Sussex Police executed a misuse of drugs warrant at Al...

Sussex Police sets out its plans for the coming year

Sussex Police sets out its plans for the coming year

24 April 2014


Sussex Police has today published its Operational Delivery Plan for 2014.   It is launched against a backdrop of continuing national policing reform and the start of a new working relationship with Surrey Poli...

UPDATE: Missing Bexhill schoolboy returns safe and well

UPDATE: Missing Bexhill schoolboy returns safe and well

24 April 2014


Bexhill boy Jake Gillespie, 15, reported missing after he failed to arrive at school earlier this week, has returned home safe and well.

Valuable jewellery stolen in Forest Row burglary

Valuable jewellery stolen in Forest Row burglary

23 April 2014


Police are seeking burglars who took jewellery valued at some £10,000 from a Forest Row house while the owners were on holiday.   Sometime between 27 March and Thursday 10 April the five-bedroom detached house i...

Jake Gillespie, 15, missing from Bexhill

Jake Gillespie, 15, missing from Bexhill

23 April 2014


Police are concerned for the welfare of Jake Gillespie, 15, after he failed to arrive at school in Bexhill yesterday morning (22 April). Sgt Dave Gill said: "Jake has in fact been missing since Saturday but he ...

Police seek witnesses to violent offences in Worthing

Police seek witnesses to violent offences in Worthing

23 April 2014


Police are investigating a succession of violent incidents in Worthing town centre during the evening of Tuesday, 22 April.   Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any of the inciden...

Man charged with racially abusing shop worker in Eastbourne

Man charged with racially abusing shop worker in Eastbourne

23 April 2014


A 37-year-old man is to appear in court accused of racially abusing a shop worker in Eastbourne. Police were called to Terminus Road at 7pm on Thursday 17 April after a report that a black male member of staff had b...

Four suspected burglars arrested thanks to good work by detective

Four suspected burglars arrested thanks to good work by detective

23 April 2014


Four suspected burglars were arrested after a detective tracked them down to a car stolen from outside a house. Detective Constable Hannah Taylor spotted a Toyota Prius being driven at speed in White Rock, Hastings,...

Did you see this woman in St Leonards Asda?

Did you see this woman in St Leonards Asda?

23 April 2014


**UPDATE: The woman in our photograph has made herself known to police**   Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to talk to in connection with the alleged removal of £40 from a self...

Sussex Police support for National Stalking Awareness Day

Sussex Police support for National Stalking Awareness Day

23 April 2014


Sussex Police are supporting National Stalking Awareness Day, helping distribute information about the sources of advice and assistance for people who are being stalked or harrassed. The Awareness Day on Thursday 24...

Gang of boys attack men in Hastings

Gang of boys attack men in Hastings

23 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were attacked by a gang of boys in Hastings. The 20-year-old victims, from Bexhill, were attacked in Harold Road, Hastings, by the gang at about 4am on Saturday (19 A...

Three sentenced after death of Eastbourne man

Three sentenced after death of Eastbourne man

23 April 2014


Three people have been sentenced for their roles leading up to the violent death of a man in an Eastbourne street. Lee Molineau, 46, of no fixed address, died at Hurstwood Park neurological unit in Haywards Heath on...

Police issue notices for March for England and counter protest in Brighton

Police issue notices for March for England and counter protest in Brighton

23 April 2014


Sussex Police have imposed conditions and given direction under the Public Order Act 1986 in order to facilitate both the March and the counter protest on Sunday, April 27. The notices aim to allow the march and cou...

Man attacked with knife in Brighton street

Man attacked with knife in Brighton street

23 April 2014


A man was attacked with a knife by a stranger in a Brighton street after an argument At about 10.40pm on Friday 11 April, a 36-year old Hove man parked his car in Cannon Place to meet a friend on the Plaza at Church...

Police investigation after body found at Ford

Police investigation after body found at Ford

22 April 2014


Police were called shortly before 9am on Tuesday (April 22) to reports a body had been found at the Rudford Industrial Estate near Ford. The body of a white man believed to be aged in his 20s was found at the w...

Sussex Police donation to Playden WI Hall

Sussex Police donation to Playden WI Hall

22 April 2014


Rye police have donated £200 to Playden WI Hall, to fund tidying and outside redecoration. The hall is used by all ages in various clubs and organisations including parish council meetings, sports and karate classes...

Gang jailed for attack on man in Eastbourne

Gang jailed for attack on man in Eastbourne

22 April 2014


Two women and a man have been jailed for a vicious robbery on a man on his way home. CCTV footage shows how the 40-year-old was pounced on in Queen's Gardens, Eastbourne, by Louise Gould, Lauren St Pierre and Wayne ...

Woman attacked and robbed by gang of men in Brighton

Woman attacked and robbed by gang of men in Brighton

22 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was knocked unconscious and robbed while on a night out in Brighton. The victim was attacked by a group of three or four men between the Volks Tavern and Concorde 2 i...

Residents in Littlehampton not being fooled by scammers

Residents in Littlehampton not being fooled by scammers

22 April 2014


Residents across Sussex are being reminded about a scam where a phone caller claims to be from the police or the bank. On Thursday, April 17 seven residents in Littlehampton were contacted by these scammers but none...

Join in police web chat on how to prevent mail scams

Join in police web chat on how to prevent mail scams

22 April 2014


Sussex Police are to hold a web chat on Operation Signature, the force scam mail campaign to identify and support vulnerable victims of postal scams in Sussex. On Tuesday 29 April from 12pm to 1pm, the Sussex Op Si...

Woman attacked in St Leonards

Woman attacked in St Leonards

21 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked on her way home in St Leonards. The victim was walking in Silchester Road between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday 14 April when she was punched several times i...

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen in Worthing burglary

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen in Worthing burglary

21 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a large amount of valuable jewellery was stolen during a daytime burglary in Worthing. Between 11am and 3.30pm on Wednesday (16 April) intruders broke a window at a house in ...

Man attacked and robbed in Hastings

Man attacked and robbed in Hastings

21 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man with his dog was attacked and robbed by a gang of men in Hastings. The 25-year-old victim was assaulted by the men in Cromer Walk, close to the metal footbridge, at abo...

Police appeal for witnesses to fight in Burgess Hill

Police appeal for witnesses to fight in Burgess Hill

19 April 2014


Police are asking witnesses to come forward following a fight between two men outside an off-licence in Burgess Hill on Thursday (17 April).   The incident happened outside MK Food and Wines in London Road at ...

Police investigating aggravated burglary in Hastings

Police investigating aggravated burglary in Hastings

19 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary at a property in Wellington Road, Hastings, at 12.15pm on Wednesday (16 April) where four men forced entry and stole property. One of the occupants r...

Appeal for witnesses to Hastings park assault

Appeal for witnesses to Hastings park assault

19 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy was assaulted in Alexandra Park, Hastings, while playing football.   The incident happened on Monday (14 April) at 1.30pm in a wooded area of the...

Appeal for witnesses after a spate of break-ins at Peacehaven sports clubs

Appeal for witnesses after a spate of break-ins at Peacehaven sports clubs

19 April 2014


Burglars have targeted Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club three times in a month and broken into the nearby football club.   The club in Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven, has been broken into twice in March ...

Police donation to help Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards

Police donation to help Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards

19 April 2014


Sussex Police have awarded a £400 charitable donation to the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards (EVL).   EVL teach young people valuable life saving skills and will be looking to use the money to purchase new equ...

Appeal for witnesses to dog attack in Horsham

Appeal for witnesses to dog attack in Horsham

19 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog attacked another dog in Owlbeech Woods, Horsham.   The incident happened on Monday (14 April) at about 10.50am near the entrance to the wood by the children'...

Eight of nine courier scam attempts foiled in Sussex in one day

Eight of nine courier scam attempts foiled in Sussex in one day

18 April 2014


Sussex Police are reminding residents, especially the elderly and anyone living alone, not to be taken in by a current trend of phone callers posing as police officers or bank staff and asking for bank and card detai...

Two cars vandalised in Eastbourne

Two cars vandalised in Eastbourne

17 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after two cars were vandalised in Eastbourne, between Wednesday 2 April and Monday 14 April. Both cars had three inch screws drilled into each of the tyre walls on each car. The f...

More drink and drug drivers convicted of offences

More drink and drug drivers convicted of offences

17 April 2014


Another four motorists have been convicted of drink or drug-driving offences. All of the men were arrested as part of Sussex Police's Christmas crackdown on motorists using the roads while on drugs or after drinking...

Burglary at youth centre in Crawley

Burglary at youth centre in Crawley

17 April 2014


Police are appealing for information after a break-in at Langley Green Youth Centre in Crawley. Shortly after midday on 8 February the alarm system for the centre in Stagelands was found to have been ripped off the ...

Boy bitten by dog in Eastbourne park

Boy bitten by dog in Eastbourne park

17 April 2014


Police in Eastbourne are investigating an incident at the resort's Prince's Park in which a 14-year-old boy was bitten by a dog.   It happened at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, 16 April, when the boy, accompa...

Assault and robbery in Eastbourne

Assault and robbery in Eastbourne

17 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident involving a 63-year-old man who was assaulted and robbed in Eastbourne on Monday (14 April). The victim received minor injuries when he was walking home along Seasid...

Did you see crash in Worthing that meant the A24 had to be partially closed?

Did you see crash in Worthing that meant the A24 had to be partially closed?

17 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash that forced the A24 in Worthing to be partly closed. A white Rover 416 pulling out of Mayfield Close collided with a blue Volvo FM lorry on the southbound carriageway of...

Man charged with manslaughter of woman in Brighton

Man charged with manslaughter of woman in Brighton

17 April 2014


A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a homeless woman whose body was found in public toilets in Brighton on 22 November last year.   Timothy Smythe, 52, of Brighton, who is in custody...

Aggressive motorist puts woman in fear, St Leonards-on-Sea

Aggressive motorist puts woman in fear, St Leonards-on-Sea

17 April 2014


Police investigating an incident in St Leonards-on-Sea in which a lone woman driver was threatened by an aggressive motorist have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.   The incident ...

Cyclist injured in Copthorne hit-and-run

Cyclist injured in Copthorne hit-and-run

17 April 2014


A cyclist in training for the London to Brighton bike ride broke a collarbone after he was clipped by a car on the A264 at Copthorne on Wednesday evening (April 16). The car stopped briefly, but then drove off. The ...

Driver charged following A27 Arundel collision

Driver charged following A27 Arundel collision

16 April 2014


A man has been charged with careless driving following a crash that closed the A27 at Arundel on Tuesday (15 April). A turquoise Vauxhall Corsa, a white Ford Transit and a green DAF lorry collided at about 11.4...

Appeal for witnesses for fight in Hastings

Appeal for witnesses for fight in Hastings

16 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight involving four women in Claremont, Hastings on Sunday (13 April) at 2.10am. All the women suffered minor injuries in the incident just after leaving The Pig in Paradise ...

Sussex Police donation to Rye and District Day Centre

Sussex Police donation to Rye and District Day Centre

16 April 2014


Sussex Police have donated £300 to Rye and District Day Centre to contribute towards their running costs. The Rye and District Day Centre provides help and social interaction to the local elderly community. They org...

Don't become a hot target for burglars in the warm weather

Don't become a hot target for burglars in the warm weather

16 April 2014


Don't let the warm weather make your home a hot target for burglars. As temperatures rise and the sun begins to shine, people begin leaving the windows open both at night and during the day to keep their properties ...

'Scam Wheel' demonstrates the problem of fraud mail

'Scam Wheel' demonstrates the problem of fraud mail

16 April 2014


Our 'scam wheel' photograph represents a fraction of scam letters that were sent to an 82-year-old lady living in St Leonards-on-Sea.   As a result of the recent publicity of Operation Signature to highli...

Warning to Littlehampton moped and motorbike owners

Warning to Littlehampton moped and motorbike owners

16 April 2014


Police are warning motorbike and moped owners in Littlehampton to be extra vigilant about the security of their vehicles after a spate of thefts in the area. Eleven mopeds and five cars have been stolen since the be...

Museum arrests - bail extended

Museum arrests - bail extended

16 April 2014


Issued on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary   Twenty four people who were arrested as part of a national investigation into high-value museum thefts have had their bail extended.   The 20 men, two ...

Antique boxes stolen from Bexhill shop

Antique boxes stolen from Bexhill shop

16 April 2014


Police are appealing for information about a theft from a shop in Terminus Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, between Tuesday 8 April and Wednesday (9 April). An antique wooden and brass bound jewellery box with a slightly warpe...

UPDATED: Three injured in serious Worthing crash

UPDATED: Three injured in serious Worthing crash

16 April 2014


A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured when the car in which she was a passenger collided with a parked car in Worthing.   At 5.10pm on Tuesday 15 April emergency services were called to Alinora Av...

Police seek man in Brighton and Sutton for recall to prison

Police seek man in Brighton and Sutton for recall to prison

15 April 2014


Police in Brighton are seeking 31-year old Dean Kiely, who the Probation Service want to be returned to prison as he has breached the conditions of his prison release licence.   Kiely, who is described as white,...

A24 closed on edge of Worthing after crash

A24 closed on edge of Worthing after crash

15 April 2014


The A24 has been closed southbound on the edge of Worthing after a collision between a lorry and a car. The crash happened on the A24 southbound close to Durrington cemetery at about 4pm today (Tuesday 15 April). A...

Gang jailed for tying up and torturing man in Hastings

Gang jailed for tying up and torturing man in Hastings

15 April 2014


A gang of men have been jailed for tying up a student and torturing him to try to make him hand over money. Sam Simon lured the 21-year-old victim, who was a friend of his, to a house in East Street, Hastings, befor...

Lorry driver arrested after crash forces closure of the A27

Lorry driver arrested after crash forces closure of the A27

15 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash that forced the closure of the A27 at Arundel today (Tuesday 15 April). A turquoise Vauxhall Corsa, a white Ford Transit and a green DAF lorry collided at about 11.40am ...

Bognor Regis householders alerted to telephone scammers

Bognor Regis householders alerted to telephone scammers

15 April 2014


Fraudulent phone scammers have again been targeting householders in and around Bognor Regis, with more than half-a-dozen incidents reported in the past two days.   Frequently, the bogus caller&n...

Website advertisement was Brighton bike thief's undoing

Website advertisement was Brighton bike thief's undoing

15 April 2014


A Police Community Support Officer's local knowledge proved invaluable in tracking down a bike thief.   PCSO Chris Murphy, part of the East Brighton Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been patrolling the pa...

Web chat about March for England and counter protest

Web chat about March for England and counter protest

15 April 2014


Preparations for the March for England and counter protest are well underway for the event at the end of this month. Police and partner agencies in Brighton and Hove are busy preparing plans for the march and counte...

Would-be Eastbourne robber abandons bike

Would-be Eastbourne robber abandons bike

15 April 2014


 A man who arrived on a bicycle to rob a security van in Eastbourne left without cash or his bike. The man made his move after standing at a bus stop in Seaside watching a delivery of cash to St Anthony's Post ...

A27 closed at Arundel after three vehicle collision

A27 closed at Arundel after three vehicle collision

15 April 2014


  The A27 has been closed in both directions through Arundel because of a collision on the town's bypass. A car, a van and a lorry collided at about 11.40am today (Tuesday 15 April) between the Ford Road round...

Police seek witnesses to Brighton robbery

Police seek witnesses to Brighton robbery

15 April 2014


Detectives investigating a street robbery in Brighton have appealed for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.   It happened between 4am and 8am on Saturday, 5 April, when a 20-year-old local man was wal...

Man charged following shoplifting incident in Brighton (UPDATED)

Man charged following shoplifting incident in Brighton (UPDATED)

15 April 2014


A man has been charged following a reported shoplifting incident in Brighton.   Police were called to the Co-op in St James's Street around 5pm on Monday, March 31.   Melvin Cochran, 31, unemployed, of ...

Crash closes northbound M23 near Crawley

Crash closes northbound M23 near Crawley

15 April 2014


Emergency services were called to a road traffic collision on the M23 near junction 10 at Pound Hill, Crawley, at 6.13am today (Tuesday, 15 April) which resulted in all northbound lanes being closed.   Po...

Taxi and motorbike collide in Bognor Regis

Taxi and motorbike collide in Bognor Regis

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi and a motorbike collided in Bognor Regis. A Citreon Xsara taxi and a Suzuki Bandit 600cc motorbike collided on the A29 Shripney Road shortly before 3.30pm on Sunday (1...

Appeal following rape in New England Street, Brighton

Appeal following rape in New England Street, Brighton

14 April 2014


Police are hoping to talk to anyone who was in the area of Sainsbury in New England Street, Brighton, on Sunday evening who might be able to help them with an investigation. Police were called shortly after 10p...

Man assaulted in car park in Uckfield

Man assaulted in car park in Uckfield

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to reports of a group of people being assaulted in a car park in Uckfield. At about 7pm on Friday (11 April) officers were called to Luxford Field car park in High Street to a call...

Foreign student attacked in Brighton

Foreign student attacked in Brighton

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a South Korean student was attacked for her mobile phone in Brighton. The 26-year-old victim was walking in Lewes Road close to Gladstone Place when she was approached by two...

Did you see three vehicles collide on the A283?

Did you see three vehicles collide on the A283?

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for information after three vehicles crashed on the A283. A red Ford Focus estate, a white Mercedes HGV and a white Renault van collided on the road at Northchapel at 6am on Friday (11 April) T...

Sussex Police donation to Newhaven NCI

Sussex Police donation to Newhaven NCI

14 April 2014


Sussex Police have donated £200 to the Newhaven National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) in recognition of the work they do for the community. NCI is a national charity of about 2,100 volunteers, operating 50 lookouts ...

Appeal for witnesses after Sompting assault

Appeal for witnesses after Sompting assault

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted by two men in Sompting on 7 April.   The 31-year-old woman had just walked into an alleyway on the west side of Boundstone Lane at 10.30am wh...

Burglary in Shripney Road, Bognor

Burglary in Shripney Road, Bognor

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a house in Shripney Road, Bognor Regis between 6.45pm Tuesday (8 April) and 3pm on Wednesday (9 April). Five mountain bikes and an air gun have been stolen along w...

Efit published in bid to find Saltdean burglar

Efit published in bid to find Saltdean burglar

14 April 2014


Police are hoping publication of an Efit will help to solve the burglary of an elderly woman in Saltdean.   At 1pm on Friday 3 April a man called at a flat in Lustrells Vale, Saltdean, occupied by a 92-year old ...

St Leonards man jailed for burglary

St Leonards man jailed for burglary

14 April 2014


A St Leonards man was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to burglary when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 3 April. Derek Bilsby, 51, of Sandy Close, was also ordered to pay a £120 victim surch...

Phones and keys stolen in Lavant burglary

Phones and keys stolen in Lavant burglary

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a cottage in Mid Lavant, Lavant, between Wednesday 2 April to Tuesday (8 April). While the owner was away a living room window was broken and two BT landline phone...

Witnesses sought to Peacehaven confrontation

Witnesses sought to Peacehaven confrontation

14 April 2014


Police are seeking witnesses to a violent confrontation in Peacehaven. At about 1.10pm on Saturday 5 April several men were seen to get out of two cars, one of which was a white Range Rover, in South Coast Road, Pea...

Appeal for witnesses to three collisions on the A27 Brighton

Appeal for witnesses to three collisions on the A27 Brighton

14 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after three collisions on the A27 eastbound between the Devil's Dyke junction and the A23 junction, Brighton, on Sunday (13 April).   Emergency services were called at 4.06pm...

Two men arrested for Tarring assault

Two men arrested for Tarring assault

14 April 2014


Police are trying to trace people who were in or around an off licence when a fight broke out in Tarring. At around 9.50pm on Saturday (April 5) a man was assaulted outside Bargain Booze on South Street. The victim,...

Motorcyclist injured in Camber collision

Motorcyclist injured in Camber collision

14 April 2014


A motorcyclist has been injured after a collision near Camber Sands on Sunday (April 13). Emergency services were called to Lydd Road at 3.55pm to a collision between a car and a motorbike. A red Toyota Corolla was ...

Man charged with Pulborough collision

Man charged with Pulborough collision

14 April 2014


A man has been charged after a collision near Pulborough in the early hours of Sunday morning (April 13). Daniel Flay, 31, a construction worker, of Highfield, Wick has been charged with GBH with intent, ABH, danger...

Concern for missing Chichester man

Concern for missing Chichester man

12 April 2014


Police are appealing for information about missing 43-year old Jason Merriman, who left The Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester on unescorted leave at 12.45pm on Friday 11 April. He was due back the same aft...

Two men charged with a burglary in Ashington

Two men charged with a burglary in Ashington

11 April 2014


Two men have been charged with burglary at a property in Ashington on March 28. A house on London Road was broken into during the day and a number of bottles of wine, a few hundred pounds worth of electrical goods a...

Appeal after Littlehampton robbery

Appeal after Littlehampton robbery

11 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to an afternoon robbery in Littlehampton. On Friday (March 28) at around 3.45pm the victim was walking on the High Street when he was approached by a man outside Peacocks and Sains...

Missing Walberton man Albert Golby found safe and well

Missing Walberton man Albert Golby found safe and well

11 April 2014


Police can report that Albert, also know as Albie, Golby has been found safe and well after being reported missing from Walberton.   He was found sleeping rough in Yapton this afternoon (11 April).  ...

Sussex officers in multi-agency operation to combat illicit tobacco and money laundering

Sussex officers in multi-agency operation to combat illicit tobacco and money laundering

11 April 2014


This is a copy of a Media Release issued by HM Revenue and Customs:   Four men and two women appeared in court on Wednesday (9 April) charged with evading tobacco duty, following an operation in central Southamp...

Man charged with racist graffiti

Man charged with racist graffiti

11 April 2014


A man has been charged with large series of racist graffiti in Goring between November 2012 and February 2014. Robert Trussler, 54, a cleaner of Marlborough Road, Goring has been charged with five counts of racially...

Accordion and jewellery stolen from Westbourne home

Accordion and jewellery stolen from Westbourne home

11 April 2014


Police are appealing for information after unusual items were stolen from Westbourne, near Emsworth. An accordion and a large amount of jewellery were stolen from a house in East Street between midday on March 28 an...

Man robbed of cash in Littlehampton street

Man robbed of cash in Littlehampton street

11 April 2014


Police are seeking witnesses to the robbery of a man in a Littlehampton street.   Just before 3.30pm on Thursday 10 April the 38-year old man from Oxfordshire returned to his parked van in Wick Street, Littleh...

Have you lost a 'drone' in Worthing ?

Have you lost a 'drone' in Worthing ?

11 April 2014


Police in Worthing are seeking the owners of two aerial 'drone' devices. Over the past two weeks the battery powered, four-propeller, remotely-controlled unmanned aerial devices have been handed in, having been foun...

Missing Bexhill boy found

Missing Bexhill boy found

11 April 2014


A teenager from Bexhill-on-Sea who went missing on Friday 28 March, has been found safe and well. Jake Gillespie, 15, from Elderwood Close was found in Hastings on Thursday evening 10 April, and was returned ho...

Hastings police reminder about cold callers

Hastings police reminder about cold callers

10 April 2014


Police are reminding Hastings residents not to be taken in by cold callers. Today, Thursday 10 April, at about midday a man phoned a woman living in Hastings claiming to be from a London based solicitor's firm. The ...

Rother special constables target speeding motorists

Rother special constables target speeding motorists

10 April 2014


For Specials Awareness Weekend, special constables in Rother carried out an operation targeting speeding in Rye on Sunday, 6 April. Speeding has been identified as a priority by local residents and due to ...

Appeal after attempted rape in Hastings

Appeal after attempted rape in Hastings

10 April 2014


  Police are appealing to a couple who may have information following an attempted rape at Hastings on 3 April. They are appealing to a couple who stopped to ask a woman who was crying, if she was alright when...

Dudley Boakes to be charged with Sompting murder

Dudley Boakes to be charged with Sompting murder

10 April 2014


Dudley Boakes will appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Friday (April 11) to be charged with the murder of his wife, Sandra, in Sompting last week.   Mr Boakes, 79, retired, of Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, is c...

Sussex Police supports national Operation Rogue Trader

Sussex Police supports national Operation Rogue Trader

10 April 2014


Sussex Police has joined forces with a number of partner agencies across the county in support of the national Operation Rogue Trader week (April 7-11). Officers from a number of districts have linked up with local ...

Appeal for witnesses after boy in collision with car in Bognor

Appeal for witnesses after boy in collision with car in Bognor

10 April 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a two-year-old boy was in collision with a car in Summerhill Drive, Bognor, just after 3pm on Wednesday (9 April).   The toddler was in collision with a Ford ...

Gold ring found on Selsey beach

Gold ring found on Selsey beach

10 April 2014


Police wish to reunite the owner with a gold ring found on a Selsey beach. The ring was found on East Beach, Selsey, on Sunday (6 April). If the ring belongs to you or someone you know please contact police on 101...

Concern for missing 15-year-old boy from Bexhill

Concern for missing 15-year-old boy from Bexhill

10 April 2014


Police are concerned for a teenager from Bexhill-on-Sea who went missing on Friday, 28 March. Jake Gillespie, 15, from Elderwood Close was last seen at his home address in Bexhill and was reported missing on April 1...

Footballer fined for homophobic gestures

Footballer fined for homophobic gestures

10 April 2014


A professional footballer has been fined for making a homophobic gesture. Colin Kazim-Richards has been given a £750 fine for making the gesture at the crowd when he was playing for Blackburn Rovers in a Championshi...

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