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Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith to become Commissioner of Police for the Virgin Islands

Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith to become Commissioner of Police for the Virgin Islands

04 September 2015


Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith is leaving Sussex Police after 30 years' service to become the Commissioner of Police for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.  Robin currently leads local policing and public...

Witnesses sought following fatality on the M23, Crawley

Witnesses sought following fatality on the M23, Crawley

04 September 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal collision which blocked the M23 motorway southbound near Crawley for more than four hours on Thursday (3 September)   A woman died when she fell from a bridge above...

Appeal for witnesses to Hastings rape

Appeal for witnesses to Hastings rape

03 September 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman reported being raped in Robertson's Passage, in Hastings, at about 2am on Wednesday (2 September). The 22-year-old victim was found in a distressed state in nearby R...

Shop Watch system relaunched in Rye

Shop Watch system relaunched in Rye

03 September 2015


Businesses in Rye town centre now have Shop Watch, a radio system linking  shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants both to one another and to the police.   This enables information about suspected shoplif...

Damage to parked cars in Hassocks

Damage to parked cars in Hassocks

03 September 2015


Overnight between Friday and Saturday, 28 and 29 August, two parked cars in Adastra Avenue, Hassocks, were damaged. One was dented in the side, apparently from a kick, and the other one had the rear window smashed. ...

Man sought over theft of family cycle at Hove leisure centre

Man sought over theft of family cycle at Hove leisure centre

03 September 2015


Who is this man ? At about 11.10am on Saturday 22 August at the King Alfred Leisure Centre on the seafront in Hove he watched the victim, a 41-year old local woman who was with her two young children, boys aged thre...

Concern for missing 13-year-old Elliott Hedger from Hastings

Concern for missing 13-year-old Elliott Hedger from Hastings

03 September 2015


Police are concerned for teenager Elliott Hedger who has been missing from Hastings since (Tuesday 1 September).   The 13-year-old was last seen at 10am saying he was gong into town to meet his friends.  ...

First episode of new documentary aired on ITV

First episode of new documentary aired on ITV

03 September 2015


The first episode of new ITV documentary The Nick based at Brighton police station aired last night (Wednesday, September 2) featuring the issue of drugs in the city.   The Local Support team headed by Sergeant ...

Concern for missing Jordan Ash in Brighton

Concern for missing Jordan Ash in Brighton

03 September 2015


Police are concerned for missing Jordan Ash who was last seen in Brighton on 15 August.   Jordan, 16, from Lancing went missing around 10.40am. He is known to frequent the city centre and due to his age t...

Police seek to trace cyclist involved in collision near Goodwood

Police seek to trace cyclist involved in collision near Goodwood

03 September 2015


Police want to trace a cyclist who was involved in a collision near the Goodwood Estate.   At about 6pm on Sunday (30 August) the cyclist, believed to be a teenage boy aged between 14 and 16, was in collision wi...

Police donation to Hastings Adventure Playground

Police donation to Hastings Adventure Playground

03 September 2015


Hastings Police has donated £500 to the In2Play Community Interest Company to go towards new closed circuit television (CCTV) equipment. Clare Moutrie, Hastings Adventure Playground manager, said: "The camera w...

Police concern for missing Harriet Long, 15, from Climping

Police concern for missing Harriet Long, 15, from Climping

02 September 2015


Police in West Sussex are searching for 15-year old Harriet Long who has been missing from her Climping home since Monday evening (31 August). Harriet is described as black, 6'1", of broad build, with shoulder lengt...

Missing Borbala Zvodszki from Guildford

Missing Borbala Zvodszki from Guildford

02 September 2015


ISSUED ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE Officers are continuing their search for missing 58-year-old Borbala Zavodszki from Guildford and are urging anyone who has seen her since lunchtime on Sunday, 30 August to contact ...

Bexhill murder: Family tribute to victim

Bexhill murder: Family tribute to victim

02 September 2015


The family of Bexhill murder victim Lauren master have paid tribute to her.   The 20-year-old died from a stab wound at her flat in Sutherland Avenue on Friday (28 August).   They said: "Lauren was much...

Worthing couple ordered to repay 56,000 pounds drugs profits

Worthing couple ordered to repay 56,000 pounds drugs profits

02 September 2015


A West Sussex couple have been ordered to pay back £57,000 profits of their drug production. At a hearing at Chichester Crown Court on 17 July, David Chapman, 52, and his girl friend Bussakorn Rea, 41, were given co...

Arrest made after man robbed in Bognor street

Arrest made after man robbed in Bognor street

02 September 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery of a 19 year-old man who was attacked in Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis on Friday, 28 August. The victim was using the cash machine outside Tesco Express when the inciden...

Partially sighted man assaulted in Brighton

Partially sighted man assaulted in Brighton

02 September 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 51-year-old man who was attacked in Western Road, Brighton, on Friday (28 August).   The victim had just got off the number one bus outside the Sony shop a...

Jewellery and household appliances stolen from house in Seaford

Jewellery and household appliances stolen from house in Seaford

02 September 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a house in Hurdis Road, Bishopstone, Seaford, between Wednesday 19 August and 10am on Saturday 22 August. The occupant was away on holiday when suspects broke the ...

Shoreham airshow crash: Tribute to Graham Mallinson

Shoreham airshow crash: Tribute to Graham Mallinson

02 September 2015


The family of Graham Mallinson, who died at the Shoreham air crash while watching the airshow from the A27, has issued the following tribute   Mr Mallinson, was a 72-year-old retired engineer from Newick ...

Police appeal for witnesses to assault in Chapel Street, Worthing

Police appeal for witnesses to assault in Chapel Street, Worthing

02 September 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault near the taxi rank in Chapel Road, Worthing, between 3.10am and 3.20am on Sunday (30 August)   A 22-year-old local man was taken to hospital for treatment to fa...

Police donation to Ninfield Scouts

Police donation to Ninfield Scouts

02 September 2015


Battle Police has donated £200 to the 1st Ninfield Scout Group. The donation will be used to obtain equipment such as a tent, rucksack, sleeping mat and bag for the Explorer Scouts to assist them with their Duke of E...

Police seek witnesses to acid attack in Crawley car park

Police seek witnesses to acid attack in Crawley car park

02 September 2015


 Police are investigating an assault in the car park of the Crawley Leisure Complex, outside Cineworld, in which a 27-year-old Surrey man had acid thrown over him.   The incident occurred between 1am and 1....

Man injured in fight in Brighton

Man injured in fight in Brighton

01 September 2015


A man suffered a serious facial injury following a fight between two groups of people near the junction of New Steine and Marine Parade, Brighton, during the early hours of Sunday (30 August). The 44-year-old victim...

Police hand over to West Sussex County Council to help the community move forward after Shoreham air crash

Police hand over to West Sussex County Council to help the community move forward after Shoreham air crash

01 September 2015


  Ten days after the Shoreham air crash, the multi-agency emergency response led by the police has now concluded and from Tuesday (1 September), West Sussex County Council will help the community move on from t...

Worthing man named as victim of Long Furlong crash

Worthing man named as victim of Long Furlong crash

01 September 2015


The man who died in a collision on the A280 at Long Furlong, near Findon, on Tuesday last week (August 25) has been named as 20-year-old Robert Holland of Meadow Sweet Close, Worthing. Robert sadly died at the scene...

Police seek man who helped Brighton purse theft victim

Police seek man who helped Brighton purse theft victim

01 September 2015


Police in Brighton are seeking a city centre 'good samaritan' who spotted that a purse was being stolen and returned it to the victim. At about 4.20pm on Monday 24 August, the man, known at present only as 'Michael'...

Man stabbed in St Leonards public toilets

Man stabbed in St Leonards public toilets

01 September 2015


Police are seeking witnesses after a man was stabbed in public toilets in St Leonards-on-Sea.   At about 10.45am on Thursday (27 August) the 43-year-old local man sustained several stab wounds w...

Man charged with murder of Bexhill woman

Man charged with murder of Bexhill woman

30 August 2015


A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Bexhill on Friday (28 August). Paul Withers, 21, from Bexhill, is accused of killing 20-year-old Lauren Masters, at her flat in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill. The co...

Family tribute to Dylan Archer from Brighton

Family tribute to Dylan Archer from Brighton

30 August 2015


The family of Dylan Archer, a cyclist who died along with his friend Richard Smith at the Shoreham air crash, has issued the following tribute   On Saturday 22 August, Dylan, 42, was on a cycle ride ...

Family tribute to Richard Smith from Hove

Family tribute to Richard Smith from Hove

30 August 2015


The family of Richard Smith, who died along with his friend Dylan Archer in the Shoreham air crash, has issued a tribute. On Saturday 22 August, Richard set out from his home in Hove to meet his friend Dylan Arche...

Shoreham: Family tribute to Mark Trussler from Worthing

Shoreham: Family tribute to Mark Trussler from Worthing

30 August 2015


The family of 54-year-old Mark Trussler from Worthing, who died in the Shoreham air crash, describe him as a loving "family man." Mark, a window cleaner, had taken his motorbike for a spin to Shoreham as he wanted t...

A27 at Shoreham reopens to traffic

A27 at Shoreham reopens to traffic

30 August 2015


The A27 near Shoreham is open to traffic again this morning (Sunday 30 August) for the first time since the Shoreham Air Show tragedy last weekend.   Since 6.40am this morning two lanes have been open on the e...

Eleven victims of Shoreham air crash formally identified

Eleven victims of Shoreham air crash formally identified

29 August 2015


Eleven people have now been formally identified as victims of the Shoreham air crash. Detective Chief Inspector Carwyn Hughes, the senior identification manager, said: "We were determined to formally confirm wi...

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Bexhill

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Bexhill

28 August 2015


Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following reports of a disturbance in a flat in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill, on Friday (28 August). Emergency services were called at 1.35pm after receiving a report...

Police and partners working to open A27 at Shoreham and minimise disruption

Police and partners working to open A27 at Shoreham and minimise disruption

28 August 2015


The A27 at Shoreham is being cleared to enable repairs and its partial re-opening on Monday morning following the tragic air crash. There will be a temporary speed restriction and traffic management measures, while ...

Police seize uninsured scooters in the Shinewater Park area of Eastbourne

Police seize uninsured scooters in the Shinewater Park area of Eastbourne

28 August 2015


The school summer holidays have seen the neighbourhood policing team for Shinewater, Eastbourne, seize five uninsured motor scooters or mopeds.   The bikes were seized in three separate interventions from peop...

Youth custody for Eastbourne burglar

Youth custody for Eastbourne burglar

28 August 2015


In October 2014 the construction site for the Pacific House Business Park, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, was burgled and computer and surveying equipment worth more than £19,000 was stolen.   A DNA sampl...

Family tribute to Tony Brightwell from Hove

Family tribute to Tony Brightwell from Hove

28 August 2015


ISSUED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY OF TONY BRIGHTWELL   The family of 53-year-old Tony Brightwell from Hove, who died in the Shoreham air crash, have paid tribute to a 'kind, loving man'. Tony, who was a Hea...

New police office on Eastbourne seafront

New police office on Eastbourne seafront

28 August 2015


Sussex Police and Eastbourne Borough Council's Neighbourhood First team and have joined forces to open a new satellite office on Eastbourne seafront. The office, located on the lower prom beside the pier, has WiFi i...

Eastbourne daughter and mother sentenced over harassment of blind woman

Eastbourne daughter and mother sentenced over harassment of blind woman

28 August 2015


A woman who attacked a partially sighted woman in Eastbourne has been jailed, while her mother has been handed a suspended prison sentence.   The 55-year old victim, who needs a guide dog because of her l...

TV spotlight on the work of police in Brighton

TV spotlight on the work of police in Brighton

28 August 2015


Officers and staff in Brighton will be in the spotlight in a new primetime show. Starting next week (Wednesday, September 2), ITV will air three hour long episodes of new show The Nick, filmed in John Street police ...

Crawley man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

Crawley man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

28 August 2015


A man has been jailed for seven years on Friday (28 August) for causing death by dangerous driving after he lost control of his car in Crawley, collided with a fence and his girlfriend was thrown from the vehicl...

London man charged with rape of woman in Brighton flat

London man charged with rape of woman in Brighton flat

28 August 2015


A 30-year old London man has been charged with the rape of a woman in a Brighton flat.   Adil Abdullah, of Gladstone Avenue, London, N22, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in North London on T...

Burglary in Withdean Avenue, Goring-by-Sea

Burglary in Withdean Avenue, Goring-by-Sea

28 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Withdean Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, which took place sometime between Wednesday, 5 Aust, and Sunday, 9 August.   Among several items stolen was an English...

Shoreham airshow crash: Police thank community for its support

Shoreham airshow crash: Police thank community for its support

27 August 2015


Sussex Police wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation for all the messages of support and kind gestures given to the force following the Shoreham Airshow crash on Saturday (22 August). Since the incident re...

Police seek witnesses to three car crash on Balcombe Road, near Horley

Police seek witnesses to three car crash on Balcombe Road, near Horley

27 August 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to a three-car crash on the B2036, Balcombe Road, near Horley, which happened at 5.05pm on Wednesday (26 August)   It involved three cars - a blue Volkswagen Passat, driven by a 28...

UPDATE Police release CCTV image following knifepoint robbery in Angmering

UPDATE Police release CCTV image following knifepoint robbery in Angmering

27 August 2015


Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak with following a knifepoint robbery in Angmering on Friday 7 August. Police were called at around 10.45pm to a report that a 25-year-old man ...

Appeal for information about missing Vietnamese teenager after missing Anh Tuan Tran is found safe

Appeal for information about missing Vietnamese teenager after missing Anh Tuan Tran is found safe

27 August 2015


Vietnamese teenager Anh Tuan Tran, 16, who went missing in Bexhill in July has been found safe and well in Croydon. Sussex Police are still appealing for help in tracing 17-year-old Hai Manh Nguyen, also from Vietna...

Man arrested over Horsham footpath rape

Man arrested over Horsham footpath rape

27 August 2015


A 19-year old Horsham man was arrested on Wednesday (26 August) on suspicion of the rape of a 22-year old woman on a footpath near St Marys Church in Horsham on Sunday 16 August. After being interviewed he was re...

Shoreham: Family tribute to Mark Reeves of Seaford

Shoreham: Family tribute to Mark Reeves of Seaford

27 August 2015


ISSUED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY OF MARK REEVES OF SEAFORD   Mark Reeves - motorbiker, golfer, photographer, fund-raiser - but above all else, son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. &nb...

Chief Constable praises community compassion following Shoreham air crash

Chief Constable praises community compassion following Shoreham air crash

26 August 2015


Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York has expressed his condolences to everyone affected by the Shoreham air crash. Placing a floral tribute near the site, he said: "First and foremost on behalf of Sussex P...

Missing Zahra Evans found

Missing Zahra Evans found

26 August 2015


Released on behalf of Greater Manchester Police. Zahra Evans, 16, has been found safe and well after last being seen in Rochdale on Saturday (22 August). Police would like to thank the public and media for th...

Missing Southend man David Robertson found

Missing Southend man David Robertson found

26 August 2015


Released on behalf of Essex Police. David Robertson, 48, who was missing from Southend has been found. He was found in the Tower Hill area of London in the early hours of Tuesday 18 August. Members of the me...

Missing Frankie Catton found safe and well

Missing Frankie Catton found safe and well

26 August 2015


Frankie Catton, 13, has been found safe and well in Southampton after going missing from her home in Sompting on Sunday (23 August). Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance. ...

Man arrested in London over rape at Brighton flat

Man arrested in London over rape at Brighton flat

26 August 2015


A 30-year old man was arrested in North London on Tuesday evening (25 August) on suspicion of the rape of a woman in a Brighton flat.   The man is currently in custody for interview and further enquiri...

Witness Appeal following fatal RTC on A280 Long Furlong near Findon

Witness Appeal following fatal RTC on A280 Long Furlong near Findon

26 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A280 Long Furlong just after 6.30pm on Tuesday 25 August. Two vehicles were involved, a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a blue Ford Fiesta. S...

Police in Brighton seek Abil Abdullah over rape in flat

Police in Brighton seek Abil Abdullah over rape in flat

25 August 2015


UPDATED - ARRESTED 25/8 - SEE RELEASE 26/8 - Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in a Brighton flat have identified a man they want to trace and interview. At 8am on Monday (24 August) police received ...

Do you know this man ? Photo of man sought over Horsham footpath rape

Do you know this man ? Photo of man sought over Horsham footpath rape

25 August 2015


Police investigating the rape of a young woman on a footpath in Horsham have issued a photograph of a man they wish to interview. In the early hours of Sunday (16 August) the 22-year old Horsham woman left Pir...

Fraudster tricks Hailsham man out of hundreds of pounds

Fraudster tricks Hailsham man out of hundreds of pounds

25 August 2015


At around 11am on Monday (24 August), a man called at a house in Derwent Close, Hailsham and told the elderly owner that he had trimmed the hedge backing onto the property, for which he wanted £400.  ...

NOW FOUND: Sompting girl Frankie Catton missing

NOW FOUND: Sompting girl Frankie Catton missing

25 August 2015


Police are concerned for the welfare of 13-year-old Frankie Catton, missing from Sompting. Frankie was last seen by her mother at home in Sompting on Sunday afternoon (23 August) and she hasn't b...

Man arrested on suspicion of Brighton rape in June

Man arrested on suspicion of Brighton rape in June

25 August 2015


A 27-year old man from East London was arrested on Tuesday (18 August) on suspicion of the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Brighton in the early hours of Friday 12 June.   After being int...

UPDATE: Missing Burgess Hill teenager Bethany Sadler found safe and well

UPDATE: Missing Burgess Hill teenager Bethany Sadler found safe and well

25 August 2015


Burgess Hill teenager Bethany Sadler, reported missing from home early on Tuesday (25 August), has been found safe and well at an address in Hastings and has been reunited with her family.   Polic...

NOW FOUND: Police concerned for missing Burgess Hill teenager Bethany Sadler

NOW FOUND: Police concerned for missing Burgess Hill teenager Bethany Sadler

25 August 2015


Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who has been reported missing from her home in Henry Burt Way, Burgess Hill. Bethany Jade Sadler is described as white, 5'3", of medium buil...

Two people charged after police officers assaulted in Brighton

Two people charged after police officers assaulted in Brighton

25 August 2015


A man and a woman have been charged after three police officers were assaulted in Brighton on Saturday (22 August). It's after police were called to a report of a fight near the train station in Portslade at ar...

Police seek motorcycle stolen from Poling, near Arundel

Police seek motorcycle stolen from Poling, near Arundel

25 August 2015


Police are trying to trace a distinctive Kawasaki Z900R motorcycle, registration V624 JRX, reported stolen from a driveway in Arundel Road, Poling.   The theft occurred overnight on Friday (21 August) a...

Sussex Equine Rangers scheme to be launched

Sussex Equine Rangers scheme to be launched

25 August 2015


A new scheme is being launched this month involving horse riders volunteering to help fight rural crime. The Sussex Equine Rangers partnership seeks to promote collaboration between Sussex Police and local...

Family pays tribute to air crash victim Maurice Abrahams

Family pays tribute to air crash victim Maurice Abrahams

24 August 2015


The family of Maurice Abrahams, 76, from Brighton, who is believed to have died in the tragic air crash in Shoreham on Saturday, has issued the following tribute: Maurice is a well-respected and loved father an...

Six arrested following Crawley assault

Six arrested following Crawley assault

24 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was set upon by a group of people near a taxi rank in Crawley High Street in the early hours of Sunday morning. A 44-year-old local man was knocked to the ground a...

No further victims found as jet is removed from Shoreham crash site

No further victims found as jet is removed from Shoreham crash site

24 August 2015


As a crane lifted the wreckage of a historic fighter jet from where it crashed into a busy main road at Shoreham on Saturday (August 22), Sussex Police have revealed that over 200 people have called in to report ...

NOW FOUND: Missing girl Zahra Evans may be in Sussex

NOW FOUND: Missing girl Zahra Evans may be in Sussex

24 August 2015


A 16-year-old girl, who went missing while visiting Rochdale, may have made her way to Sussex. Greater Manchester Police are appealing after Zahra Evans was last seen in Rochdale on Saturday evening (22 August)...

Police seek witnesses to robbery in King's Road Arches underpass, Brighton

Police seek witnesses to robbery in King's Road Arches underpass, Brighton

24 August 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to a street robbery that took place in the underpass between Kings Road Arches and the bottom of West Street, Brighton.   The victim, a man aged 23, was attacked at around 7...

Statement from family of pilot involved in Shoreham air crash

Statement from family of pilot involved in Shoreham air crash

24 August 2015


This statement is issued at the request and on behalf of the family of Andrew Hill;   "Following the tragic events at the Shoreham Air Show on Saturday, the pilot's family are devastated and deeply...

Fatalities at Shoreham-by-Sea air crash

Fatalities at Shoreham-by-Sea air crash

24 August 2015


Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, of Sussex Police, said today (Monday, 24 August): " The number of highly likely dead remains at 11, but may rise. However, we do not expect that figure to be greater than 2...

Police seek witnesses to Bognor Regis crash

Police seek witnesses to Bognor Regis crash

24 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in Bognor Regis town centre on Friday evening (21 August) in which a car collided with a tree, injuring the driver.   It happened at around 9.10pm when...

Shoreham air crash death toll now 'likely to be 11'

Shoreham air crash death toll now 'likely to be 11'

23 August 2015


The likely death toll in the Shoreham air crash has now risen to 11.   Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said: "We have now started the task of clearing the scene of an air crash at Shoreham-by-Sea...

Recovery process starts at site of Shoreham air crash

Recovery process starts at site of Shoreham air crash

23 August 2015


Investigators and specialist recovery teams have commenced the task of clearing the scene of an air crash at Shoreham in Sussex that happened on Saturday afternoon (August 22). Seven people are known to have di...

UPDATE: cars can now be collected from Shoreham airport

UPDATE: cars can now be collected from Shoreham airport

23 August 2015


Anyone who left a car at Shoreham airport  following the tragic crash at Shoreham Air Show yesterday (Saturday, 22 August) can now go to collect their vehicle.   However, it is important to note th...

Emergency services confirm seven dead in Shoreham air crash

Emergency services confirm seven dead in Shoreham air crash

22 August 2015


Seven people are now known to have died after a jet crashed on to a busy main road in Sussex on Saturday (August 22) and police fear that more bodies may be found as the scene is cleared. The Hawker Hunter jet ...

Witnesses sought to serious injury car crash at Colworth, near Chichester

Witnesses sought to serious injury car crash at Colworth, near Chichester

22 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle crash on the A259 Chichester Road between Bognor Regis and Chichester on Friday (21 August).   It happened at around 12.20pm when a green Mercede...

Seven dead in Shoreham air crash

Seven dead in Shoreham air crash

22 August 2015


A number of people are known to have died when a historic military jet crashed into a busy main road at Shoreham in Sussex. The Hawker Hunter was taking part in an air show at the airport adjacent to the A27 w...

Police ask drivers to avoid A27 after air crash at Shoreham

Police ask drivers to avoid A27 after air crash at Shoreham

22 August 2015


Police are advising all drivers to avoid the A27 in the Shoreham area for the rest of today, Saturday (22 August) after an aircraft has crashed. At about 1.20pm the aircraft hit several cars on the A27 jus...

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for 2001 Hastings murder

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for 2001 Hastings murder

21 August 2015


A man charged with the murder of Jason Martin-Smith in Hastings in 2001 has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment following a trial at Lewes Crown Court.   Mark Searle, 36, of Chambers Road, ...

Appeal for witnesses after rape of woman at The Level in Brighton city centre

Appeal for witnesses after rape of woman at The Level in Brighton city centre

21 August 2015


Detectives in Brighton are searching for man who raped a woman he had just met in the city centre.   At about 1am on Friday 31 July the 47-year old local woman was walking down London Road towards the Easy ...

Burglary at Fletching, near Uckfield

Burglary at Fletching, near Uckfield

21 August 2015


Cash and other items were stolen during a burglary in Fletching on Thursday (August 20). The house, on the village High Street, was entered between 6.20pm and 10.30pm that night. Marks on the front door of...

Police in Seaford warn residents to be on their guard following two burglaries

Police in Seaford warn residents to be on their guard following two burglaries

21 August 2015


Police in Seaford are advising residents, especially those going on holiday, to be on their guard following two recent burglaries in the town. A property in Upper Sherwood Road, Seaford was broken into sometim...

CCTV images released after thousands of euros stolen from St Leonards flat

CCTV images released after thousands of euros stolen from St Leonards flat

21 August 2015


Police are looking to identify two men in connection with a burglary at a flat in The Lawns, St Leonards, on Saturday 27 June. CCTV images show four suspects walking around the local area before entering the f...

Police seek witnesses to Worthing assault

Police seek witnesses to Worthing assault

21 August 2015


At around 11pm on Saturday, 8 August several men in their 20s were seen kicking and punching another man on the ground near the Lidl store in North Street, Worthing.   A 28-year-old man went to int...

UPDATED: Crash at Salvington closes A27

UPDATED: Crash at Salvington closes A27

21 August 2015


UPDATE: The road was reopened around 2pm, but traffic is likely to be fairly heavy in the area for a while.   The A27 has been closed at Salvington following a collision between two cars at on Friday af...

Missing teenager Daryan Rawf found safe and well

Missing teenager Daryan Rawf found safe and well

21 August 2015


Daryan Rawf, 17, from Uckfield, has been found safe and well in Nottingham. He had been reported missing after last being seen on Wednesday (12 August). Police would like to thank the public and media for th...

Man attacked in Tower Street, Chichester

Man attacked in Tower Street, Chichester

21 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 68-year-old man who was attacked in Tower Street, Chichester, at 11.30pm  on Thursday, 13 August.   He had gone to speak to a group of teenager...

Four bikes worth a total of nearly three grand stolen in Seaford

Four bikes worth a total of nearly three grand stolen in Seaford

21 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after four bikes were stolen from a garage in Bishopstone Road, Seaford. Officers were called at around 10.50am on Saturday 15 August to a report that a residential outbuildin...

Theft from Robertsbridge motor dealers

Theft from Robertsbridge motor dealers

21 August 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a break-in at Culverwells motor dealers in  Station Road, Robertsbridge, at 00.43am on Sunday (16 August). A red Land Rover Defender 90 with a silver rear cab, towing ...

Man arrested on Gatwick flight detained under Mental Health Act

Man arrested on Gatwick flight detained under Mental Health Act

20 August 2015


A man arrested on a flight waiting to depart from Gatwick on Thursday morning (August 20) has been assessed as mentally unfit to be interviewed or to be further detained in police custody. The 37-year-old man f...

Missing Sarah-Louise Clarke found safe and well

Missing Sarah-Louise Clarke found safe and well

20 August 2015


Sarah-Louise Clarke, 16, from St Leonards, has been found safe and well. She had been reported missing after last being seen in the town on Saturday 15 August and not returning home. Police would like to tha...

Police investigate Steyning go-kart theft

Police investigate Steyning go-kart theft

20 August 2015


Horsham police are investigating the theft of a go-kart from Steyning Leisure Centre, but believe it may now have been sold on or dumped in the local area.   PC John Burt said: "We believe the st...

Brighton man's hefty parking bill

Brighton man's hefty parking bill

20 August 2015


A Brighton man who flouted parking restrictions in the city by parking numerous vehicles knowing that their registrations could not be traced back to him has ended up with a bill of nearly £8000. Julian King, ...

Jack Lineham-Pulling, 15, found safe in Brighton

Jack Lineham-Pulling, 15, found safe in Brighton

20 August 2015


Police in Brighton have found a teenage boy who had gone missing. 15-year old Jack Lineham-Pulling, who was reported missing from the address where he has been living in the city on Friday 31 July, was fo...

Witnesses sought to rape of woman in Kemptown area of Brighton

Witnesses sought to rape of woman in Kemptown area of Brighton

19 August 2015


Police in Brighton are appealing for information about the rape of a woman that is believed to have occurred in the Upper Rock Gardens area of Kemptown, Brighton between 2.30am and 7am on Friday 31 July...

Boat and trailer stolen from Polegate

Boat and trailer stolen from Polegate

19 August 2015


Police are appealing for information about the theft of a 16ft 'Mariner' boat and trailer, from premises off the A22 at Polegate, near to the Cophall roundabout, at some time between 6pm on Saturday (15 Augu...

High value burglary, Jevington Road, Polegate

High value burglary, Jevington Road, Polegate

19 August 2015


Jewellery worth an estimated £25,000 was stolen in a house burglary  in Polegate on Friday (August 14). It is thought that someone entered the house, in Jevington Road, between 9am and 5.30pm on that ...

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