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Concern for 14-yr old Lola Declemente, missing from Rottingdean

Concern for 14-yr old Lola Declemente, missing from Rottingdean

31 March 2016


Police and family are concerned for the welfare of missing Lola Declemente, 14, from Rottingdean.   Lola left home in High Street, Rottingdean, unexpectedly on Saturday 26 March.   She is white,5'6", with...

Concern for missing Mohammed Khalifa from St Leonards

Concern for missing Mohammed Khalifa from St Leonards

30 March 2016


Police are looking for 15-year old Mohammed Khalifa, who has not been seen since he left the home where he has been living in St Leonards on Friday (25 March).   Mohammed, who is of Middle Eastern appearance, ...

Police offer 101 call blocker devices to tackle telephone fraud

Police offer 101 call blocker devices to tackle telephone fraud

30 March 2016


Police are helping protect those most vulnerable to telephone scams by issuing 100 call blockers. The True Call devices work by automatically ensuring that only trusted callers already known to the user can get thro...

Crawley man Sidharth Sharma wanted on recall to prison

Crawley man Sidharth Sharma wanted on recall to prison

30 March 2016


A man wanted on recall to prison is being sought by police in Sussex and Hampshire. Sidharth Sharma, 31, was recalled to prison on February 12 for breaching the terms of his licence. However, he has failed to hand h...

Seven jailed for their part in high value commercial burglaries across the south

Seven jailed for their part in high value commercial burglaries across the south

30 March 2016


ISSUED ON BEHALF OF HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY Seven men have been sentenced at Southampton Crown Court for committing a plethora of crimes as part of a plan to carry out a number of high value commercial burglaries. ...

Have you seen missing Carl Kelly from Eastbourne?

Have you seen missing Carl Kelly from Eastbourne?

30 March 2016


Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 18-year-old Carl James Kelly from St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne. Carl was last seen leaving a party in Avondale Road, Eastbourne, at around 6am on Saturday (26 March...

Have you seen missing teenager Vildan Makishti?

Have you seen missing teenager Vildan Makishti?

30 March 2016


Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Albanian teenager Vildan Makishti from Lewes. Vildan, 17, was reported missing on Thursday 17 March after last being seen his address on Friday 11 March at 8am. He i...

Witness appeal following robbery in Brighton

Witness appeal following robbery in Brighton

30 March 2016


Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a reported assault and robbery in Brighton. The victim, a 34-year-old man from Hove, was walking in Queens Road some time bet...

Crackdown on drug-related crime in Crawley

Crackdown on drug-related crime in Crawley

30 March 2016


Crawley Police has cracked down on drug-related crime with 19 arrests made in two weeks. Operation Enforcer was launched on Monday, 14 March for a fortnight, during which time there were a number of e...

Police seek witnesses to Eastbourne assault

Police seek witnesses to Eastbourne assault

30 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man in his 30s who was attacked in Ethelred Close, Eastbourne, early on Sunday (27 March).   The victim had challenged a group of eight to 12 you...

Witnesses sought to collision between a car and a pedestrian, Rock Lane, Hastings

Witnesses sought to collision between a car and a pedestrian, Rock Lane, Hastings

30 March 2016


Police were called to a collision at Rock Lane, Hastings at 2.44pm on Wednesday, 16 March. It involved a red car and a 16-year-old girl, who was on foot. One vehicle had stopped to allow the pedes...

Herstmonceux murder suspect further remanded in custody

Herstmonceux murder suspect further remanded in custody

29 March 2016


Following an appearance at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (29 March) Gerald Ian 'Gerry' Palmer, 50, of Powdermills Lane, Battle, was further remanded in custody to await a plea and case management hearing on Friday 10 ...

St Leonards-on-Sea man remanded in custody for kidnap and assault

St Leonards-on-Sea man remanded in custody for kidnap and assault

29 March 2016


Police have charged Stephen Bryant, 39, of The Mount, St Leonards-on-Sea, with kidnap and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, following an incident in May 2015 in which a Hastings man in his 30s sustained serio...

Boy attacked by car passenger in Steyning

Boy attacked by car passenger in Steyning

29 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault in White Horse Square, Steyning, at 3.30pm on Saturday (26 March). The incident involved the occupants of a white 4x4 car and a group of 13-year...

Missing George from Hastings has returned

Missing George from Hastings has returned

29 March 2016


Missing 15-year-old George Hutton from Hastings has returned home safe and well.   George returned of his own accord on Easter Monday (March 28).   Thanks to all who assisted in spreading the message.

Sussex Police launches Cyber Crime Campaign

Sussex Police launches Cyber Crime Campaign

29 March 2016


Sussex Police is urging residents to 'Protect Your Privates' in an effort to raise awareness of cyber crime. International best-selling author Peter James is fronting this eye-catching campaign and says he's delight...

Arrest after attempted robbery in Wick

Arrest after attempted robbery in Wick

28 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Wick.   A 21-year old woman was walking along the dog walk between Colebrook Road, Wick and the A259, between 6.05pm and 6.15pm on Friday (25 March)...

Missing Harpenden man might be in Brighton

Missing Harpenden man might be in Brighton

28 March 2016


This release issued on behalf of Hertfordshire Constabulary. Police in Harpenden, Herts, are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing man from Harpenden who is also known to visit the Brighton area. Ruara...

Woman assaulted on her way home in Bognor

Woman assaulted on her way home in Bognor

28 March 2016


A woman was assaulted in a Bognor street while on her way home early in the morning.   Between 3.30am and 3.55am on Saturday (26 March) the 33-year old local woman was walking along Aldwick Road from Bognor Re...

Information sought over two Mid-Sussex burglaries

Information sought over two Mid-Sussex burglaries

28 March 2016


Detectives are investigating two burglaries in Mid-Sussex. At 7.15pm on Wednesday 16 March intruders were disturbed while attempting to break into the rear of a house in Sycamore Drive, Burgess Hill.  Witnesses...

Services respond to 600 weather-related incidents in Sussex

Services respond to 600 weather-related incidents in Sussex

28 March 2016


Between midnight and 9.30am on Monday (28 March) Sussex Police received some 600 weather-related calls, the vast majority relating to trees down on properties or in roads. The reports are being responded to wherever...

Witnesses sought after Bexhill betting shop robbery

Witnesses sought after Bexhill betting shop robbery

27 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at BetFred in Cooden Sea Road, Little Common, Bexhill, on Saturday (26 March) at about 8pm. Staff working behind the counter were confronted by a man who had made effo...

Emergency services warn of severe weather for Sussex

Emergency services warn of severe weather for Sussex

27 March 2016


Sussex Police, local authorities and other emergency services, remind local people and intending travellers to expect severe weather overnight and into Monday morning, 27 to 28 March. Very strong southerly winds wil...

Family tribute to Littlehampton crash victim

Family tribute to Littlehampton crash victim

27 March 2016


This statement is issued by the family of Michael Smith, who died when he was in collision with a vehicle on the A281 on the evening of Good Friday.   "Regrettably at this awful time we are being forced to issu...

Man in fatal A281 Littlehampton collision named

Man in fatal A281 Littlehampton collision named

27 March 2016


A man who died in a collision near Littlehampton on Good Friday, has been named as Michael Smith, 64, of Warningcamp near Arundel.   At 7.15pm on Good Friday (25 March), emergency services were called to Mr Smi...

Vehicle hits grave marking stones deliberately put on the A24 Findon

Vehicle hits grave marking stones deliberately put on the A24 Findon

26 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses after granite stones used to mark graves were left in the southbound carriageway of the A24 at Findon. The stones were stolen from Findon village cemetery sometime between 10p...

Missing Crawley man Robert Erskine found

Missing Crawley man Robert Erskine found

26 March 2016


Missing Crawley man Robert "Bob" Erskine has been found safe and well on Saturday morning (26 March).   The 61-year-old was last seen at the Europa Gatwick Hotel in Balcombe Road, Crawley, on Friday 18 Ma...

Appeal for witnesses to fight in Worthing

Appeal for witnesses to fight in Worthing

26 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight involving up to seven men near the Co-op store in Rowlands Road, Worthing, on Sunday 20 March. The incident broke out just before 6.45pm. Stones were thrown and one of t...

Police warning about a series of burglaries in Crawley

Police warning about a series of burglaries in Crawley

26 March 2016


Police are warning residents about a series of burglaries which have occurred throughout Crawley where handbags, cash and similar small items are being stolen during the evenings. There have been seven offences...

Crowborough robbery suspect under arrest

Crowborough robbery suspect under arrest

26 March 2016


On Saturday (26 March), acting on information received, police officers arrested a 22-year-old Crowborough man on suspicion of robbery.   This followed an incident at Poundfield Stores, Poundfield Road, Crowbo...

Stabbed boy in Brighton admits making it up

Stabbed boy in Brighton admits making it up

26 March 2016


A teenage boy who reported to police that he was stabbed while walking in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton, on 14 March has since admitted he made it up. The 14-year-old was in possession of a knife and stabbed himself ac...

Power tools thefts warning in Brighton and Hove

Power tools thefts warning in Brighton and Hove

26 March 2016


Thieves have been targeting expensive hand and power tools in a number of thefts from works vans and sites across Brighton and Hove. Chief Inspector Chris Veale is warning tradesmen, contractors and site managers to...

Pedestrian dies after collision with vehicle, A284 Lyminster Road, Littlehampton

Pedestrian dies after collision with vehicle, A284 Lyminster Road, Littlehampton

25 March 2016


At around 7.15pm on Good Friday (25 March) emergency services were called to a report of a man lying in the carriageway on the A284 Lyminster Road near Littlehampton. The man, believed to be in his 50s or 60s, ...

Knifepoint robbery at Crowborough store

Knifepoint robbery at Crowborough store

25 March 2016


Police investigating a knifepoint robbery at Poundfield Stores in Poundfield Road, Crowborough, shortly after 11.30am on Good Friday (25 March) have secured photographs of a man they believe to be the suspect. He is...

Missing Lewes teenager found safe and well

Missing Lewes teenager found safe and well

25 March 2016


A 14-year-old boy, Eusef Yazdanmehr, from Lewes has been found safe and well  a week after he went missing. He returned to his home on Good Friday morning (25 March). Police would like to thank the media and me...

Good work highlights benefits of Sussex Business Wardens

Good work highlights benefits of Sussex Business Wardens

24 March 2016


Since their introduction in Autumn 2015, business wardens have worked closely with the business and retail sector in Eastbourne and Littlehampton, with two recent incidents highlighting the ongoing benefits of partne...

UPDATED: Man charged with murder in Herstmonceux

UPDATED: Man charged with murder in Herstmonceux

24 March 2016


A man has been charged with the murder of 47-year-old Carrie Izzard at Herstmonceux, near Hailsham.   Mrs Izzard was found dead at her home in West End on Monday (21 March).   Gerry Palmer, 50, of Powde...

Witness appeal following laptop theft in Hove

Witness appeal following laptop theft in Hove

24 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses after a laptop was taken from a property in Montgomery Street, Hove overnight on Friday (18 March). The black HP computer is estimated to be worth around £200. It is believed...

Police release CCTV image of missing Emily Besant - last seen in Worthing

Police release CCTV image of missing Emily Besant - last seen in Worthing

24 March 2016


Police are growing increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of missing Emily Besant who was last seen shopping in Worthing on Saturday afternoon (19 March).   The 15-year-old disappeared at around 2.40pm. Of...

Man assaulted in Worthing pub

Man assaulted in Worthing pub

24 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 39-year old man who was  attacked at about 11pm Wednesday, 23 March, in the Three Fishes pub, Chapel Road, Worthing. The victim, who was visiting the town o...

Police seek witnesses to linked Hastings and Bexhill robberies

Police seek witnesses to linked Hastings and Bexhill robberies

24 March 2016


Several recent incidents in Bexhill and Hastings in which a man carrying some sort of pistol has robbed or tried to rob victims are being investigated by police. No one has been hurt in any of the incidents, but sev...

Lancing nurse found not guilty of sexual assault

Lancing nurse found not guilty of sexual assault

24 March 2016


A nurse who was charged with sexually assaulting patients at a private hospital has been found not guilty. Ioan Galatanu, 53, of South Street, Lancing, was accused of sexually assaulting two women patients at G...

Police seek witnesses to three-car crash at Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield

Police seek witnesses to three-car crash at Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield

24 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to a three-car crash which closed the A267 at Cross-in-Hand near Heathfield for more than three hours on Tuesday (22 March) and left one of the drivers involved seriously injured. ...

Witness appeal after watches and jewellery stolen in Horsham

Witness appeal after watches and jewellery stolen in Horsham

23 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Crawley Road, Horsham. A three bedroom house was broken into some time between 8.15am and 5.05pm on Monday, 14 March. A rear patio door was smashed to gain...

NOW FOUND: Concern for missing Eusef Yazdanmehr from Lewes

NOW FOUND: Concern for missing Eusef Yazdanmehr from Lewes

23 March 2016


Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a missing teenager from East Sussex. Eusef Yazdanmehr, 14, is missing from his home in Lewes. He was last seen on Friday (March 18) when he left for sch...

Recruitment to open for new PCSO role

Recruitment to open for new PCSO role

23 March 2016


Sussex Police is opening recruitment for a brand new Police and Community Support Officer (PCSO) role - one that better reflects the changing nature of crime and the needs of communities. Equipped with additional ne...

Missing Crawley man Mark Lazarus found

Missing Crawley man Mark Lazarus found

23 March 2016


A missing man from Crawley has been located outside of the county. Mark Lazarus was last seen on Friday (March 18) but has been found safe and well.

Family pays tribute to much-loved woman killed at Herstmonceux

Family pays tribute to much-loved woman killed at Herstmonceux

23 March 2016


The woman who was found dead at her home in West End, Herstmonceux, on Monday (21 March) has now been formally identified as Carrie Izzard, aged 47.   She worked at the Battle Tackle shop in Ninfield Road, Sid...

Missing Fatima's family make a desperate plea for information

Missing Fatima's family make a desperate plea for information

22 March 2016


The family of a missing woman, who has been missing for more than a month, are desperate for information. Fatima Mohamed-Ali, 52, from Newhaven left her Park Drive Close home on Friday, February 12 leaving her handb...

Do you recognise this St Leonards robbery suspect?

Do you recognise this St Leonards robbery suspect?

22 March 2016


Police have released an efit of a suspect who robbed a teenager of his school bag in St Leonards.   The man followed the 16-year-old victim as he was walking along the footpath from St Leonards Academy alongsi...

Two charged with historic sex offences at East Sussex boarding school

Two charged with historic sex offences at East Sussex boarding school

22 March 2016


Two men have been charged with a series of sexual offences against pupils at an East Sussex boarding school in the 1970s and 1990s. Maurice Victor Clive Williams, 71, retired, of High St, Barcombe, East Sussex, has ...

Man arrested on suspicion of Herstmonceux murder is now being questioned

Man arrested on suspicion of Herstmonceux murder is now being questioned

22 March 2016


Police are now questioning a 50-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Herstmonceux, near Hailsham. The man, known to the 47-year-old victim, had been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, B...

Musical instruments stolen in Broadbridge Heath burglary

Musical instruments stolen in Broadbridge Heath burglary

22 March 2016


Police are investigating a burglary at a bungalow in Old Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, in which several musical instruments were among items stolen by intruders. The break-in is thought to have occurre...

Police launch murder investigation after woman's body is found at Herstmonceux

Police launch murder investigation after woman's body is found at Herstmonceux

21 March 2016


Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman's body in Herstmonceux, near Hailsham.   Shortly before 11.30am on Monday (21 March) officers attended an address in West End, Herst...

Sussex arrests in regional fraud investigation

Sussex arrests in regional fraud investigation

21 March 2016


This Release is issued on behalf of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU);   The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), assisted by Sussex Police, has carried out warrants at a number...

Police investigate attempted break-in in Bognor

Police investigate attempted break-in in Bognor

21 March 2016


Police are investigating after three people tried to break into a house in Ockley Road in Bognor Regis at around 2.25am on Saturday (March  19). The occupants heard someone kicking the panel on their door and p...

Two men arrested after serious collision in Crawley

Two men arrested after serious collision in Crawley

21 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A23 Crawley Avenue, Crawley at 11pm on Friday (18 March).   This involved an Audi S4 and a VW Golf near the Applegreen Service Station. The four...

Man charged with historic sex offences in Hove

Man charged with historic sex offences in Hove

21 March 2016


Michael Coggins, 68, retired, of Church St, Alcombe, Minehead, has been charged with 21 sexual offences against young girls known to him, in Hove between 1980 and 1986. Coggins has been charged with 12 offences of i...

Woman who died in house fire at Ringmer has been named

Woman who died in house fire at Ringmer has been named

21 March 2016


A woman who sadly died in a fire at her home in Broyle Lane, Ringmer on Friday (18 March) has been formally identified as Eveline Betty Broughton, aged 98.   Following a joint East Sussex Fire and Rescue Servi...

Man charged after failing to stop for officers in Moulescoomb

Man charged after failing to stop for officers in Moulescoomb

21 March 2016


A man has been charged with driving offences after he allegedly failed to stop for police in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, on Sunday (20 March).   Ben Clark, 19 of Birdham Road, Brighton, has been charged with f...

Police seek witnesses to bike snatch in Eastbourne

Police seek witnesses to bike snatch in Eastbourne

21 March 2016


Police in Eastbourne are seeking witnesses to a robbery in which a bright red bicycle was forcibly snatched from its owner by a man who then walked it away. The incident occurred at around 12.45pm on Sunday 6 March ...

Police seek witnesses to crash involving a car and motorcycle near Midhurst

Police seek witnesses to crash involving a car and motorcycle near Midhurst

21 March 2016


Police are seeking witnesses to a crash involving a car and a motorbike which occurred on the A272 at Stedham, west of Midhurst, on Saturday (19 March).   It happened shortly after 1pm as the motorcyclist - a ...

Bexhill-on-Sea police donation to local football club

Bexhill-on-Sea police donation to local football club

21 March 2016


Bexhill Police has donated £200 to the 1066 Specials football club to help fund travelling and kit costs. Fiona Kavanagh-Deeprose, 1066 Specials secretary, said: "We are very pleased to receive this donation. W...

Have you seen Emily?

Have you seen Emily?

20 March 2016


Have you seen a missing teenager who was last seen in Worthing? Emily Besant, 15, was shopping in Worthing on Saturday afternoon (March 19), she disappeared at around 2.40pm. Sergeant Ian Maloney said: "We are co...

Man charged with burglary and stealing a vehicle in Worthing

Man charged with burglary and stealing a vehicle in Worthing

18 March 2016


A man has been charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle taking in Worthing in the early hours of Sunday (13 March). Linval Thomas, 46, of no fixed address, is accused of breaking into a house in L...

Surrey man charged following racist and abusive behaviour

Surrey man charged following racist and abusive behaviour

18 March 2016


A 55-year-old Surrey man has been charged in relation to racist and abusive behaviour.   Martin Hartland, of Coulsdon, has been charged under Section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, following racist comme...

Woman dies as fire engulfs house in Ringmer, near Lewes

Woman dies as fire engulfs house in Ringmer, near Lewes

18 March 2016


Officers from Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are currently conducting a joint investigation into a fire which badly damaged a detached house in Broyle Lane, Ringmer, early on Friday (18 March)....

Missing Burgess Hill teenager Charley Tilbury found safe and well

Missing Burgess Hill teenager Charley Tilbury found safe and well

18 March 2016


Missing Charley Tilbury has been found safe and well on Thursday night (17 March).   The 14-year-old from Burgess Hill was last seen in Cuckfield Road on Wednesday (16 March).

Issued on behalf of Lancashire Police: Concern for missing Barbora Horvathova

Issued on behalf of Lancashire Police: Concern for missing Barbora Horvathova

18 March 2016


Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl went missing from Skelmersdale in Lancashire.   Barbora Horvathova, 15, was last seen in Tintagel around 1pm on Thursday, March 17.   She is des...

Sussex Police support National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Sussex Police support National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

18 March 2016


Since the beginning of 2016, Sussex Police have been running a county-wide Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) campaign, with the support of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. (LSCB) The first phase of the campaign...

Police seek witnesses to serious injury crash on A22 near Hailsham

Police seek witnesses to serious injury crash on A22 near Hailsham

18 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A22 dual carriageway near Hailsham which left a motorist with serious head and internal injuries.   It happened at around 7.15pm on Thursday (17 March)...

Two arrested after five drugs warrants carried out in Littlehampton and Pulborough

Two arrested after five drugs warrants carried out in Littlehampton and Pulborough

17 March 2016


Two men have been arrested after drug warrants were carried out a five addresses in Littlehampton and Pulborough on Thursday morning (17 March). Thirty officers from across West Sussex took part in the raids and dur...

Portslade man jailed for 10 years for historic sexual offences

Portslade man jailed for 10 years for historic sexual offences

17 March 2016


A Portslade man has been jailed for historic sex offences against young girls. Alyn Matless, 73, of Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Wednesday, March 9 after being found guilty of 1...

Witness appeal following burglary in St Leonards

Witness appeal following burglary in St Leonards

17 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Silchester Road, St Leonards on Monday (14 March). It is believed the property was broken into some time between midnight and 4am. A large brightly coloure...

Sussex Police telephone problems now resolved

Sussex Police telephone problems now resolved

17 March 2016


Difficulties experienced by Sussex Police with its non-emergency 101 telephone system have now been resolved. People who had been unable to get through earlier on Thursday (17 March) are thanked for their pa...

Witnesses sought after man is robbed in College Place, Brighton

Witnesses sought after man is robbed in College Place, Brighton

17 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which ocurred at 2am on Monday 7 March in College Place, Brighton, near its junction with Great College Street.   A 56-year-old man sustained minor injuries afte...

Sussex Police currently has telephone contact problems

Sussex Police currently has telephone contact problems

17 March 2016


Sussex Police is currently experiencing problems with its 101 non-emergency telephone system. Contact can be made by linking to http://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/report-something-online, or emailing 101@susse...

Police investigate after 17-year-old stabbed in Rowlands Road, Worthing

Police investigate after 17-year-old stabbed in Rowlands Road, Worthing

16 March 2016


Witnesses are being sought after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed at a property in Rowlands Road, Worthing on Tuesday (15 March). It is believed four men visited the victim at around 3pm before leaving the property on ...

Witness appeal for attempted robbery in Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Witness appeal for attempted robbery in Moulsecoomb, Brighton

16 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Morris Convenience store, Widdicombe Way, Brighton. A man wearing a mask, gloves and white hoodie walked into the shop at around 8.50pm on Tuesday...

Man charged with attempted rape, Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

Man charged with attempted rape, Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

16 March 2016


Sales representative Nathan Charles Hunter, 23, from  New Malden, Surrey, has been remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates on 7 March charged with attempting to rape a woman in the Pavilion Garden...

Prolific Arun offender jailed for five years

Prolific Arun offender jailed for five years

16 March 2016


Connor Crofton, 23, of Bluebell Drive, Littlehampton, has been jailed for five years following his conviction for several offences, including burglary and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.   Crof...

Witness appeal after 14-year-old boy stabbed in College Place, Brighton

Witness appeal after 14-year-old boy stabbed in College Place, Brighton

16 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in College Place, Brighton at around 8.20pm on Tuesday (15 March). The victim, who is from Brighton, was walking with a friend in Bloomsbury Pla...

Witness appeal following bank robbery in Hove

Witness appeal following bank robbery in Hove

16 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses following a bank robbery in George Street, Hove on Tuesday (15 March). Officers were called to Santander at around 11.40pm after the alarm was raised by two security guards who wer...

Witnesses sought after cash machine stolen in Crawley

Witnesses sought after cash machine stolen in Crawley

15 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses after an ATM machine was stolen from a shop in Shire Parade, Crawley at around 2am on Saturday (12 March). Two men in dark clothing forced their way in to Mulberry's convenience st...

Witnesses sought to St Leonards robbery

Witnesses sought to St Leonards robbery

15 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 34-year-old man was confronted by a man in Ironlatch Avenue, St Leonards, between 7.10pm and 7.20pm on Thursday (10 March) and forced to hand over a five pound note.  ...

West Dean sheep deaths narrowed down to a few hours

West Dean sheep deaths narrowed down to a few hours

15 March 2016


Police investigating the deaths of 116 sheep at West Dean, near Chichester, have narrowed down the time of the incident to a few hours on Monday, March 7. Sergeant Tom Carter said: "I am extremely grateful to people...

Appeal for witnesses to assault in West Street Brighton

Appeal for witnesses to assault in West Street Brighton

15 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head in West Street, Brighton.   The assault happened on Saturday, 28 February. The victim, a 25-year-old man was walk...

Men charged with manslaughter following death of workman in Brighton

Men charged with manslaughter following death of workman in Brighton

15 March 2016


Two men have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a workman in Brighton in 2014.   Michael Holland, 68, a company director of Kings Road, Brighton, and Grant Oakes, 45, a site fo...

Brighton stabbing - man charged with attempted murder

Brighton stabbing - man charged with attempted murder

15 March 2016


A man has been charged with attempted murder after another man was stabbed in Regency Square, Brighton, on 5 March.   Alex Lanning, 18, of Manor Gardens, Ruislip, Middlesex, is also charged with possession wit...

Man sent to prison for sexual assault in Brighton

Man sent to prison for sexual assault in Brighton

15 March 2016


A Surrey man has been sent to prison for two years for sexually assaulting a woman in West Street, Brighton. Jonathan Akerman of Risborough Road, Worcester Park, Kingston-Upon-Thames was seen by CCTV operators sat n...

Police seek witnesses to assault on schoolgirl, Bexhill-on-Sea

Police seek witnesses to assault on schoolgirl, Bexhill-on-Sea

15 March 2016


Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in which one of a group of youths pushed a passing schoolgirl, causing her to hit her face on a wall in Gunters Lane, Bexhill-on-Sea.   It happened between 2.45 and ...

Missing Bognor Regis teenager Chloe Hooper-Brown is found

Missing Bognor Regis teenager Chloe Hooper-Brown is found

15 March 2016


Missing Bognor Regis teenager Chloe Hooper-Brown was found safe and well in Chichester shortly after 6pm on Monday (14 March). Many thanks to the media and members of the public who assisted in efforts to trace her.

Police investigate Sompting crash involving a car taken without consent

Police investigate Sompting crash involving a car taken without consent

15 March 2016


Witnesses are being sought to an incident in which a car belonging to a woman in Hove was taken without consent and later crashed into a tree at Sompting.   The vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Insignia, was ba...

Witnesses sought after pet store doors damaged in Littlehampton

Witnesses sought after pet store doors damaged in Littlehampton

15 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses following criminal damage being caused to glass doors at the family-run Littlehampton Exotics pet store in High Street, Littlehampton, in the early hours of Sunday, 6 March. &...

Family tribute to Chichester murder victim

Family tribute to Chichester murder victim

14 March 2016


The family of Luke Jeffrey, who died after he was stabbed in Chichester on Friday (March 11), have issued a tribute and a photograph. They said: "Luke was a kind, caring and gentle young man. He was passionate about...

Woman threatened in car by man in Saltdean

Woman threatened in car by man in Saltdean

14 March 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a woman in her early 20s who was attacked in Saltdean on Sunday, March 6. The victim was sat in the passenger seat of a white BMW 1 series parked on ...

Police investigate cash-point robbery in Worthing

Police investigate  cash-point robbery in Worthing

14 March 2016


Police are investigating after a 55-year-old man was attacked and robbed after withdrawing money from a Lloyds TSB cash point in Ardsheal Road, Broadwater, Worthing. The incident took place at around 8pm on Thursday...

NOW FOUND: Help sought in tracing missing Bognor Regis teenager Chloe Hooper-Brown

NOW FOUND: Help sought in tracing missing Bognor Regis teenager Chloe Hooper-Brown

14 March 2016


Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 16-year-old Chloe Hooper-Brown from Bognor Regis.   Chloe was last seen at her home address in Chichester Road on Saturday evening  and reported missing sho...

Missing Hastings man Shane Carter found safe and well

Missing Hastings man Shane Carter found safe and well

14 March 2016


Missing Shane Carter from Hastings has been found safe and well on Saturday (12 March).   The 40-year-old was last seen at his address in Cambridge Road on the morning of Sunday 6 March. He went missing i...

Eastbourne man jailed for 14 years for rape and sexual offences

Eastbourne man jailed for 14 years for rape and sexual offences

14 March 2016


A man from Eastbourne has been jailed for 14 years having been found guilty of rape and a number of sexual offences. Mani Kurian, 50, a former hospital cleaner of Eridge Road, Eastbourne was sentenced at Hove C...

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