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Police warning about 'courier' frauds in Chichester area

Police warning about 'courier' frauds in Chichester area

24 April 2015


There have been a number of 'courier fraud' attempts in the Chichester area this week. As a result of the awareness campaign launched by the Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team in early April, none of these attem...

Concern for missing 15-year old Jayleigh White from Worthing

Concern for missing 15-year old Jayleigh White from Worthing

24 April 2015


Police and social services are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year old girl who has not been seen since she left her address in Lancing on Tuesday (21 April) Jayleigh White is described as white, 5'1"&n...

Dawid Pietryja missing from hospital in Chichester

Dawid Pietryja missing from hospital in Chichester

24 April 2015


Concern is growing for a man who has gone missing from hospital in Chichester who is reliant on daily medical treatment. Dawid Pietryja, 34, a patient at Graylingwell, went missing just before lunchtime on Thursday ...

Missing Peacehaven man, David Reynolds, found in Brighton

Missing Peacehaven man, David Reynolds, found in Brighton

24 April 2015


David Reynolds, 40, of Cairo Avenue, Peacehaven, who had last been seen on 18 April, has been found safe in Brighton. Police had issued a public appeal for his whereabouts on Thursday (23 April)

Man charged with sexual assaults on two young girls in Hove

Man charged with sexual assaults on two young girls in Hove

24 April 2015


Police in Brighton have charged a 21-year old man with sexual assaults on teenage local girls known to him.    Obaidullah Shenwari, unemployed, of no fixed address, has been charged with the rape of 15...

Horsham police donate £250 to Southwater Youth Project

Horsham police donate £250 to Southwater Youth Project

24 April 2015


Horsham Police has donated £250 to Southwater Youth Project. The monies will be used to buy new computer games and some inflatable sumo wrestling suits to be used at the youth club. The donation comes from the Polic...

Police appeal for witnesses after bungalow burglary in Bexhill-on-Sea

Police appeal for witnesses after bungalow burglary in Bexhill-on-Sea

24 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a bungalow in Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, between 9am and Midday on Friday 10 April. A number of items were stolen including a heavy duty silver box containin...

Police seek youths who attacked man in Eastbourne town centre

Police seek youths who attacked man in Eastbourne town centre

24 April 2015


At around 3.45am on Sunday (19 April) a man challenged a group of rowdy youths over their anti-social behaviour near Eastbourne railway station.   The group were kicking traffic cones around, shouting and...

Man charged with two knifepoint robberies at Littlehampton garage

Man charged with two knifepoint robberies at Littlehampton garage

24 April 2015


A man has been charged with two knifepoint robberies at a garage in Littlehampton. Liam McGuicken, 42, unemployed, of Falkland Avenue, Littlehampton, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday ...

Missing James Ashby found

Missing James Ashby found

24 April 2015


James Ashby, 68, from West Ashling, Chichester, has been found safe and well after last being seen on Tuesday 7 April. Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.    

Newhaven food storage unit burgled

Newhaven food storage unit burgled

24 April 2015


Police are investigating a break-in at an overnight storage unit belonging to Elite Frozen Foods in Avis Way, Newhaven.   It happened between 2.45pm and 5.45pm on Sunday (19 April) when a white man, of me...

Police officers rescue man from the River Lavant, Chichester

Police officers rescue man from the River Lavant, Chichester

24 April 2015


Two police constables and a police community support officer plunged into the River Lavant on Thursday night (23 April) to rescue a man who had earlier been reported missing from St Richard's Hospital, Chichester. &...

Hailsham man jailed for string of knife offences

Hailsham man jailed for string of knife offences

24 April 2015


A Hailsham man has been jailed for nine years and nine months after admitting a string of knife offences over a two day period in May last year.   Mostafa Al-Saidi, 25, of Akehurst Close, Hellingly, Hailsham, ...

Two men attacked with stun gun device in Eastbourne town centre

Two men attacked with stun gun device in Eastbourne town centre

24 April 2015


Police are seeking witnesses or other information about an incident in Eastbourne town centre in which two young men were assaulted with a form of stun gun.   The pair were with a third man and had left C...

Car stolen in Brighton funeral burglary is found

Car stolen in Brighton funeral burglary is found

24 April 2015


Police have recovered the grey Kia Ceed car stolen when a Brighton woman's home was burgled as she attended her late husband's funeral.   The vehicle, registration BJ09 YBK, was found in the car park...

Witnesses sought to cycle crash outside Coombe Road primary school, Brighton

Witnesses sought to cycle crash outside Coombe Road primary school, Brighton

24 April 2015


Witnesses are being sought to a crash outside Coombe Road primary school, Brighton, on Wednesday (22 April) in which a cyclist suffered serious head injuries.   It happened at around 11.16am when the rider of ...

Four car crash on the A27 at Polegate

Four car crash on the A27 at Polegate

23 April 2015


Traffic is currently heavy on the A27 Polegate by-pass following a four car collision between the Cophall roundabout and traffic lights at the junction with the A2270 Eastbourne Road. It happened just before 5pm on T...

Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Hastings town centre

Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Hastings town centre

23 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in York Gardens, Hastings, which happened at about 6.20pm on Tuesday. (21 April)   A 46-year-old woman who had just left Costa Coffee to walk through ...

Concern growing for missing David Reynolds

Concern growing for missing David Reynolds

23 April 2015


Police are growing concerned for a missing man from Peacehaven. David Reynolds, 40, of Cairo Avenue, Peacehaven, was last seen on April 18 near to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but has not been in con...

Appeal for Worthing arson

Appeal for Worthing arson

23 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a house and garage fire which broke out on the A27, Upper Brighton Road, in Worthing on Wednesday (April 22). The fire started around 10.20am in a car port, which spread to the ...

Horsham police urge parents to be responsible

Horsham police urge parents to be responsible

23 April 2015


With the warmer days and lighter evenings Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team has had an increase in calls relating to groups of youths behaving anti-socially in Horsham town centre and Southwater, particularly betwe...

Missing person Robert Beckett returns safely to Rye

Missing person Robert Beckett returns safely to Rye

23 April 2015


Robert Beckett, 60, a resident of Bahrain, who was reported missing while visiting his family in Rye, has been found safe and well. He returned to Rye on Thursday afternoon. (23 April)   Police would like to t...

Missing Littlehampton boy Mustafijur Rahman has been traced

Missing Littlehampton boy Mustafijur Rahman has been traced

23 April 2015


Littlehampton boy Mustafijur Rahman, 16, who was reported missing from home on Good Friday (3 April) has been found safe and well.   He was located on Wednesday evening (22 April) and police would like to...

Fraudulent Brighton lawyers sentenced

Fraudulent Brighton lawyers sentenced

23 April 2015


Two Brighton men posing as qualified lawyers have been sentenced for defrauding families seeking legal advice and support. David Abbott, of Arundel Road, Peacehaven, Brighton, and Richard Hayes, of St Aubyns, Hove, ...

Police investigate Pevensey burglaries

Police investigate Pevensey burglaries

23 April 2015


Police are investigating three recent burglaries in Pevensey which share similar characteristics and may therefore be linked.   The first occurred on Saturday, 4 April in Val Prinseps Road, the second on Frida...

Technology and jewellery stolen in Hastings burglary

Technology and jewellery stolen in Hastings burglary

23 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a property in Dunclutha Road, Hastings, between 9am and 3.15pm on Friday 10 April.   A number of items were stolen including a black Xbox 360, a Acer Aspire ...

Robert Beckett goes missing while visiting family in Rye

Robert Beckett goes missing while visiting family in Rye

23 April 2015


Police are trying to trace Robert Beckett (pictured) who has not been seen since Friday ,10 April.   Mr Beckett, who lives in Bahrain, disappeared while visiting members of his family in Rye, East Sussex. &nb...

Anti-drugs operation in East Grinstead

Anti-drugs operation in East Grinstead

23 April 2015


Police in East Grinstead have taken action to curb drugs activity amongst young people in the town centre. The East Grinstead Neighbourhood Police Team conducted a plain clothes operation between 2pm and 7pm on Tues...

Disabled boy's iPad stolen in Etchingham burglary

Disabled boy's iPad stolen in Etchingham burglary

23 April 2015


Police are searching for burglars who took a badly-needed iPad from the home of a 10-year old disabled boy in Etchingham Between 7pm on Thursday 16 April and 10am on Tuesday 21 April, a house in Burgh Hill, Etchingh...

Robbery at Saltdean Post Office

Robbery at Saltdean Post Office

23 April 2015


Police are attending a reported robbery at a Post Office in Saltdean. Officers were called to the scene at 8.35am on Thursday (April 23) where it was reported that a man had entered The Vale Post Office in Lustrells...

Eastbourne has a new police commander

Eastbourne has a new police commander

23 April 2015


Eastbourne has a new police commander - Chief Inspector Emma Brice - who is keen to bring a breadth of policing experience to her new role. She succeeds Chief Inspector Steve Biglands, who has joined the Surrey and ...

Drivers caught at 125mph during international crackdown on speeding

Drivers caught at 125mph during international crackdown on speeding

23 April 2015


Police officers heading to the Midlands on an inquiry caught two speeding drivers racing at 125mph on the way. Surrey and Sussex roads policing unit officers PC Nathan Langley and PC David Upjohn were travelling to ...

Man kidnapped in Brighton found safe and well

Man kidnapped in Brighton found safe and well

22 April 2015


Detectives have traced a man who was kidnapped off the street in Brighton. Tony Kurt has contacted officers after seeing the force's video appeals in English and Albanian for him to come forward. The 19-year-old is...

Polegate man Joe O'Riordan gets 20 year jail sentence for attempted murder

Polegate man Joe O'Riordan gets 20 year jail sentence for attempted murder

22 April 2015


At Brighton Crown Court on Wednesday (22 April) Joe O'Riordan, 74, convicted the previous day of attempting to murder his wife Amanda, 47, was sentenced to 20 years' - 10 of which will be spent in prison and the rema...

Operation Magpie - Prolific burglar caught in the act by dog handler

Operation Magpie - Prolific burglar caught in the act by dog handler

22 April 2015


A prolific burglar has been jailed after a police dog handler caught him in the act. Paul Yardley was inside a bungalow in High Street, Findon, filling his pockets with rings and earrings when PC Matt Songhurst, who...

Missing teenager Shannon Green found

Missing teenager Shannon Green found

22 April 2015


A missing teenager from Newhaven has been found. Shannon Green, 16, was found safe and well on Wednesday (April 22).

Missing Charlie Crookes found

Missing Charlie Crookes found

22 April 2015


Missing Brighton teenager Charlie Crookes has been found. Charlie, 14, was found safe and well in Peacehaven.

Robertsbridge Youth Centre receives £500 from Battle Police

Robertsbridge Youth Centre receives £500 from Battle Police

22 April 2015


Battle Police has donated £500 to Robertsbridge Youth Centre to assist with the funding required to keep the Robertsbridge Youth Centre open.   The centre is used by a variety of different groups, including prov...

Detectives arrest fourth man over Brighton kidnapping

Detectives arrest fourth man over Brighton kidnapping

22 April 2015


Detectives investigating the kidnapping of a man in Brighton have made a fourth arrest. Just before 6pm on Sunday (12 April) a man was bundled into a Vauxhall Astra with the registration number HN05 FPY in Princes T...

St Leonards man starts 20-year sentence for series of rapes on woman

St Leonards man starts 20-year sentence for series of rapes on woman

22 April 2015


A St Leonards man is starting a 20-year prison sentence for a series of seven rapes, and other attacks, on a 47-year old woman known to him. Warren Manderson, 51, unemployed, of Terrace Road, St Leonards, was senten...

Police investigate house burglary in Top Street, Bolney

Police investigate house burglary in Top Street, Bolney

22 April 2015


Several thousand pounds worth of watches and jewellery were stolen after a house in Top Street, Bolney, was broken into on Thursday (16 April).   Missing items include a Breitling Chronomat watch and a Gucci d...

Have you seen Glenn Trevor Williams?

Have you seen Glenn Trevor Williams?

21 April 2015


Detectives from East Surrey are appealing for help in locating a man they would like to speak to following recent offences in East Surrey and Sussex. Officers from Surrey Police have been working hard to locate 55-y...

Polegate man convicted of attempting to murder his wife

Polegate man convicted of attempting to murder his wife

21 April 2015


At Brighton Crown Court on Tusday (21 April) Joseph O'Riordan, 74, was convicted of attempting to murder his wife, Amanda, 47, at their flat in Guardian Court, Brookside Avenue, Polegate, on 22 October last year. He...

New sponsored car for Horsham neighbourhood policing team

New sponsored car for Horsham neighbourhood policing team

21 April 2015


Horsham neighbourhood policing team has been given a sponsored car thanks to Lifestyle Ford and Swan Walk shopping centre. This is the third year the sponsorship project has run between the three organisations. Chi...

NOW FOUND: Concern for missing James Ashby

NOW FOUND: Concern for missing James Ashby

21 April 2015


Police are appealing for the whereabouts of James Ashby. James, 68, was last known to be living in Mill Road in the West Ashling area of Chichester but it is believed he might have moved in December. PC Heather Mac...

Have you seen missing Charlie Crookes?

Have you seen missing Charlie Crookes?

21 April 2015


Police are growing concerned for a missing teenager from Brighton. Charlie Crookes, 14, was last seen leaving his home in Norwich Drive on 7am on Thursday (April 16). Vicky Morris, missing person co-ordinator, said...

Local primary school receive £300 for play equipment from Bexhill Police

Local primary school receive £300 for play equipment from Bexhill Police

21 April 2015


Bexhill Police has donated £300 to King Offa Primary Academy in Bexhill to assist with the development of the playground and purchasing new play equipment. Ryan Laker, deputy headteacher of the Academy said: "The ch...

Car tyre stolen from vehicle in Hartfield

Car tyre stolen from vehicle in Hartfield

21 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was damaged by thieves stealing its spare tyre. Between 9am and 10.30am on Friday (17 April) the spare wheel was stolen from the underside of a Kia Sorento that was par...

Operation Dragonfly: Woman found slumped over the wheel in Hove banned from the roads

Operation Dragonfly: Woman found slumped over the wheel in Hove banned from the roads

21 April 2015


A 50-year-old woman has been banned from the roads for three years after she was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car. A police patrol found Johanna Dennett sitting in the driver's seat of her Ford Fiest...

Hastings man sentenced to 14 years after arranging to meet boy for sex

Hastings man sentenced to 14 years after arranging to meet boy for sex

21 April 2015


A Hastings man has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after being convicted of grooming someone he believed to be a teenage boy, and arranging to meet him for sex. 47-year-old Steven Haldane, a photographer, fr...

Sussex Police donate £250 to Bolnore Village Community Partnership

Sussex Police donate £250 to Bolnore Village Community Partnership

21 April 2015


Haywards Heath police have donated £250 to the Bolnore Village Community Partnership to help fund new fencing at the Woodside Community Centre. The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of...

Man charged with attempted murder in Henfield

Man charged with attempted murder in Henfield

21 April 2015


A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in a Henfield street.   Shane Elliott, 32, a kitchen worker, of Aurum Close, Horley, Surrey, is to appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Cour...

Driver killed in Bognor collision identified

Driver killed in Bognor collision identified

21 April 2015


The man who died when his car left the road and hit a tree on the A29 at Shripney Road, Bognor, on Sunday 12 April has been identified.   He was Peter Adair, 22, of Victoria Drive, Bognor.   He was driv...

Jade Cooper, missing Selsey teenager, found in Brighton

Jade Cooper, missing Selsey teenager, found in Brighton

21 April 2015


Missing 16-year-old Jade Cooper from Selsey was found in Brighton on Monday  evening (20 April). Jade had left her home in Selsey on 7 April at around 4pm.   

Woman abused whilst queuing at cashpoint in Worthing

Woman abused whilst queuing at cashpoint in Worthing

21 April 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a woman was subject to abuse while queuing at a cashpoint.   At about 3.30pm on Tuesday 31 March, a 23-year old woman was queuing with her four-year old son a...

999 system now fully restored

999 system now fully restored

20 April 2015


The 999 service that had been disrupted in parts of East Sussex is now fully working. BT had notified the emergency services of problems affecting telephone services in Baldslow, Bexhill, Hastings, Peasmarsh, Sedles...

Missing - Shannon Green from Newhaven

Missing - Shannon Green from Newhaven

20 April 2015


Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Newhaven. Shannon Green, 16, was last seen around 12 noon on Saturday (April 18) when she was dropped off in the Preston Park are...

Operation Dragonfly: 134th person charged with offences as part of Christmas crackdown

Operation Dragonfly: 134th person charged with offences as part of Christmas crackdown

20 April 2015


A 29-year-old man has become the latest to be charged with an offence as part of Sussex Police's Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving. Neil El-Komboz was arrested at 5am on 22 December after officers found ...

Traffic congestion following crash on the A27 near Lewes

Traffic congestion following crash on the A27 near Lewes

20 April 2015


Traffic congestion is currently affecting the A27 westbound just past the Kingston roundabout, near Lewes, where a car has collided with a central barrier and possibly a van.   The incident was reported shortl...

Brighton widow's home burgled while she attended husband's funeral

Brighton widow's home burgled while she attended husband's funeral

20 April 2015


A widow returning from her husband's funeral on Friday (17 April) faced further heartache when she found her home in Barnett Road, Brighton, had been burgled and her car stolen.   Thieves had broken into the p...

Police seek witnesses to van and motorcycle crash, Brighton

Police seek witnesses to van and motorcycle crash, Brighton

20 April 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to a crash between a motorcyclist and a post van  which happened at 4.10pm on Friday, 10 April at the junction of Kings Road and Little East Street, Brighton.   The motorcycli...

Did you see bus and student collide in Western Road, Brighton?

Did you see bus and student collide in Western Road, Brighton?

20 April 2015


Witnesses are being sought to a collision between a bus and a pedestrian in Western Road, Brighton, shortly after 2.30pm on Thursday (16 April).   At first thought to have been only slightly injured, the pedes...

Police investigate knifepoint robbery at Littlehampton garage

Police investigate knifepoint robbery at Littlehampton garage

20 April 2015


Police are investigating a knifepoint robbery that took place at the Cuff Miller and Company garage in Horsham Road, Littlehampton, on Saturday (18 April)   Shortly before 7.30pm a woman cashier was confronted...

Missing Crawley teenager Peter Crozier returns safe and well

Missing Crawley teenager Peter Crozier returns safe and well

19 April 2015


Crawley teenager Peter Crozier, who went missing from his home in Broadfield on Wednesday (15 April), returned there safe and well on Friday evening. (17 April)   Police would like to thank the media and ...

Brighton kidnapping victim could be man called Tony Kurt

Brighton kidnapping victim could be man called Tony Kurt

19 April 2015


Detectives investigating the kidnapping of a man in Brighton believe the victim could be a man called Tony Kurt. Officers have been given the possible name for the victim after they released CCTV images of two men w...

Two men charged with kidnapping of man in Brighton

Two men charged with kidnapping of man in Brighton

17 April 2015


Two men have been charged with kidnapping a man in Brighton. Gazmend Mula, 29, of Temple Street, Brighton, has been charged with conspiracy to kidnap and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. Ilir Hasa, ...

Have you seen missing Crawley teenager Peter Crozier?

Have you seen missing Crawley teenager Peter Crozier?

17 April 2015


Police are concerned for the welfare of teenager Peter Crozier, who has gone missing from his home in Broadfield, Crawley. Peter was last seen on Wednesday (15 April) morning at K2 Leisure Centre in Tilgate. Peter ...

Police appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in Hastings

Police appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in Hastings

17 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 34-year-old man who was attacked in Cambridge Road, Hastings, on Wednesday (15 April). The victim was walking along towards Hastings town centre just before midd...

Three arrests in organised crime investigation - Crawley

Three arrests in organised crime investigation - Crawley

17 April 2015


This Release is issued on behalf of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Following a South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) operation, three people have been arrested in connections with...

London man charged with money laundering and fraud over 'courier' scams in Sussex

London man charged with money laundering and fraud over 'courier' scams in Sussex

17 April 2015


Safikul Islam, 34, a waiter, of Smithy Street, London E1, has been charged by Sussex detectives with two offences of money laundering and with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. He appeared at Brigh...

Gamblers and hospital patients could help identify Brighton kidnap victim

Gamblers and hospital patients could help identify Brighton kidnap victim

17 April 2015


Detectives investigating the kidnapping of a man in Brighton are appealing for anyone who could have seen the victim in hospital or in betting shops. Just before 6pm on Sunday (12 April) a man was bundled into a Vau...

Missing teenager Mustafijur Rahman may be in Brighton

Missing teenager Mustafijur Rahman may be in Brighton

17 April 2015


Police are increasingly concerned for the safety of teenager Mustafijur Rahman, who has now been missing from his home in Littlehampton for almost a fortnight. It is thought he may be in the Brighton area and police...

Cannabis factory found in Hastings

Cannabis factory found in Hastings

17 April 2015


At around 5:50pm on Wednesday (15 Apri) police officers found a property in Old London Road, Hastings that was unlocked.   On entering, they discovered a cannabis factory. In total there were 105 cannabis plants...

Detectives investigating Brighton kidnapping find the car involved

Detectives investigating Brighton kidnapping find the car involved

16 April 2015


Detectives investigating the kidnapping of a man in Brighton have found the car he was driven away in. Just before 6pm on Sunday (12 April) a man was bundled into a Vauxhall Astra with the registration number HN05 F...

UPDATED: Western Road Brighton re-opened after collision

UPDATED: Western Road Brighton re-opened after collision

16 April 2015


Emergency services attended a collision between a pedestrian and a bus in Western Road, Brighton, at 2.36pm on Thursday (16 April).   Western Road, which was closed in both directions from the clock ...

Three men arrested after drugs found in Pevensey caravan

Three men arrested after drugs found in Pevensey caravan

16 April 2015


Police arrested three men following the discovery of a large amount of heroin in a caravan in Pevensey.   Officers were on patrol in the area looking for a man wanted for recall to prison on Saturday (11 April...

Brighton woman speaks out over sex assaults on her by ex-husband and uncle

Brighton woman speaks out over sex assaults on her by ex-husband and uncle

16 April 2015


Within the last two months a 56-year old Brighton woman has seen her ex-husband and then her uncle sentenced for separate sexual offences against her. Tina Roper's 60-year old ex-husband received eight years and two...

CCTV released on man wanted over burglary in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton

CCTV released on man wanted over burglary in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton

16 April 2015


Detectives are trying to identify a man who they want to speak to about a burglary in which a man forced his way into a home in Brighton. At about 9am on 23 March the man forced his way into a flat in Bloomsbury Pla...

Man stabbed at Peasmarsh garage

Man stabbed at Peasmarsh garage

16 April 2015


At about 3.45pm on Wednesday (15 April) a man entered the Jet Garage at Jempsons, in Peasmarsh, near Rye, went to the back office, stabbed a 52-year old local man working there four times, and ran off. The suspect m...

Hastings woman charged with shoplifting series

Hastings woman charged with shoplifting series

16 April 2015


A woman from Hastings has been charged with ten offences of shoplifting across Hastings and St Leonards inside three weeks. A wide range of goods including cosmetics, food stuffs and clothing were stolen from seven ...

Were you a taxi driver in Crowborough in the early hours of Sunday?

Were you a taxi driver in Crowborough in the early hours of Sunday?

16 April 2015


Police want to speak to a driver who may have witnessed a car before it was involved in a collision on Sunday (April 12) in Crowborough. Michael Owen, 21, and Kyle Careford, 20, died when the red Renault Clio they w...

Missing Crawley girls found

Missing Crawley girls found

16 April 2015


Two teenagers missing from Crawley have been safe and well. Chloe Woolsey and Amasia Patel both from Crawley, who went missing on Monday (April 13) have both been found in Kent, safe and well.

Former Eastbourne priest charged with sex and child cruelty offences

Former Eastbourne priest charged with sex and child cruelty offences

15 April 2015


A former Church of England priest from Eastbourne has been charged with 11 sexual and child cruelty offences involving three alleged victims, all in East Sussex. Jonathan Graves, 57, of Jervis Avenue, Eastbourne, ha...

Police search for missing Crawley girls, Amasia Patel and Chloe Woolsey

Police search for missing Crawley girls, Amasia Patel and Chloe Woolsey

15 April 2015


Police are searching for two missing Crawley schoolgirls Amasia Patel, 13, and Chloe Woolsey, 14, failed to arrive at their schools in Crawley as planned on Monday morning 13 April. They were seen together near the ...

Missing Brighton man Christopher Chitolie is found

Missing Brighton man Christopher Chitolie is found

15 April 2015


Christopher Chitolie, the 57-year-old Brighton man who had not been seen since Friday 10 April, was found lying in a layby off the A23 at Pyecombe at lunchtime today (15 April) and has been taken to the Princess Roya...

Celebrating women in policing

Celebrating women in policing

15 April 2015


The Sussex Police Women's Network Group Evolve, challenged 100 women staff, volunteers, Specials, cadets and officers from all ranks and roles from across Sussex Police to come together with Police and Crime Commissi...

Police investigate fire at former care home in Bexhill-on-Sea

Police investigate fire at former care home in Bexhill-on-Sea

15 April 2015


Shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday (9 April) police were called to a former care home in Upper Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea,where a serious fire had broken out in the rear of the three-storey building.   No one was ...

Help us find man kidnapped in Brighton

Help us find man kidnapped in Brighton

15 April 2015


Detectives have released CCTV footage of two men they urgently need to speak to about a kidnapping in Brighton. Officers believe one of the men may have been the victim of the kidnapping and that the other may have ...

Photo of cycle stolen from outside Battle house

Photo of cycle stolen from outside Battle house

15 April 2015


Police are seeking a thief who stole a cycle from outside a Battle house.   The Kona 'Shred' jump bike was stolen from the porch area at the front of the house in Marley Lane, Battle, at about 6.30pm on Monday (...

Two teenage boys assaulted in Southwater

Two teenage boys assaulted in Southwater

15 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on two teenage boys who were attacked in Worthing Road, Southwater, on Sunday 5 April. The victims, aged 14 and 16, were walking home near to Lintot Square, betw...

Break-in at Crowborough plant hire firm

Break-in at Crowborough plant hire firm

15 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary at a plant hire firm in Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough. A perimeter fence was damaged to gain access to the site some time between 5.30pm on Thu...

UPDATED: Have you seen Jade Cooper, missing from Selsey?

UPDATED: Have you seen Jade Cooper, missing from Selsey?

15 April 2015


Concern continues for the welfare of missing 16-year-old Jade Cooper from Selsey. Jade left her home in Selsey on (7 April) at around 4pm. She was briefly located in Bexhill-on-Sea but on Monday (13 April) disappear...

Police appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in St Leonards-on-Sea

Police appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in St Leonards-on-Sea

15 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 30-year-old man who was attacked in Norman Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, on Sunday (12 April). The victim was walking along the road at 8.30pm when he was punched a...

Help us find missing Brighton 57-year-old Christopher Chitolie

Help us find missing Brighton 57-year-old Christopher Chitolie

15 April 2015


Appeal cancelled 15/4 - found; Have you seen Christopher Chitolie? The 57-year-old has not been seen since Friday 10 April and his family and friends are becoming increasingly worried about him. Christopher, w...

Gary Smith from Polegate arrested for recall to prison

Gary Smith from Polegate arrested for recall to prison

15 April 2015


Gary James Smith, 47, from Polegate, who was wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his release licence, was arrested in Brighton on Tuesday evening (14 April).  

Bognor Regis youth charged with burglaries and other offences

Bognor Regis youth charged with burglaries and other offences

15 April 2015


A 17-year-old Bognor Regis youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Crawley magistrates on Monday (13 April) charged with two burglaries, theft from a motor vehicle and criminal damage, all alleg...

Three men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap, Brighton

Three men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap, Brighton

15 April 2015


Detectives have arrested three men on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap after a report that a man was forced into a car in Brighton on Sunday (12 April).   Police believe the man got out of a ta...

Witnesses sought for Hove rape

Witnesses sought for Hove rape

14 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a rape in Hove at the end of March. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, had been with the suspect, an 18-year-old man, who she knows when he has taken her down an access road to som...

Three men rob woman in Rye

Three men rob woman in Rye

14 April 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after three men robbed a woman inside a property in Rye. The 61-year-old victim was looking around an empty property off Cinque Ports Street, close to the junction with Station App...

Police appeal for witnesses after man is glassed in Brighton bar

Police appeal for witnesses after man is glassed in Brighton bar

14 April 2015


Police have released this CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault on a 42-year-old man in Bar 32, Duke Street, Brighton, on Friday 13 March. The victim was stood at the bar with his girl...

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