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Have you seen Joanna Jantas?

Have you seen Joanna Jantas?

31 July 2015


Have you seen Joanna Jantas? Police want to speak to the 25-year-old about a theft from a woman in Bognor Regis. PC Lewis Dines said: "We believe that Joanna Jantas is currently in the Bognor area but we have been ...

Brighton man jailed for assault on his baby

Brighton man jailed for assault on his baby

31 July 2015


A Brighton man has been sent to prison for 12 years and six months after admitting a vicious assault on his six-week old baby boy.   Benjamin Reeve, 22, of Dorset Gardens, Brighton, was sentenced at Lewes Crown ...

Man charged with Eastbourne rape

Man charged with Eastbourne rape

31 July 2015


A man has been charged for a rape in Eastbourne in October last year. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was walking on the upper promenade at around 2am on Sunday, October 19 when a man she had not met before pulled ...

Closure Order in Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings

Closure Order in Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings

31 July 2015


Hastings police have used new anti-social behaviour powers to close a property in Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings. The privately let flat was closed in response to numerous reports of drug taking, dealing from the prem...

Wanted man Thomas Wynn confirmed dead

Wanted man Thomas Wynn confirmed dead

31 July 2015


A coroner in Manchester has confirmed a body repatriated from Dubai is Thomas Wynn. Thomas Wynn, 49, from Commercial Road in Liverpool was wanted in connection with a £12 million conspiracy to supply heroin from Liv...

Fresh appeal for information after boy assaulted in Littlehampton park

Fresh appeal for information after boy assaulted in Littlehampton park

31 July 2015


Police have launched a fresh appeal for information as they try to identify a man who assaulted a six-year-old boy in a park in Littlehampton. Officers were called to the Southfields Road area of the town at about 2...

Fraud investigation launched after Pagham pensioner pays for solar panels

Fraud investigation launched after Pagham pensioner pays for solar panels

31 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man from Pagham paid £3,000 for work that has still not been carried out. The 77-year-old was doorstepped at his home in Cardinal's Drive just after midday on Thur...

Operation Magpie - Are any of these items yours?

Operation Magpie - Are any of these items yours?

31 July 2015


Do you recognise either of these two rings or this small watch? They were seized by police during the hunt for Simon Knights, Sussex's most wanted burglar. The 39-year-old has been jailed for more than five years f...

Ashley Warren from Crawley wanted on recall

Ashley Warren from Crawley wanted on recall

31 July 2015


Police need to trace a man who is wanted in Crawley. Ashley Warren, 25, who has lived in Evelyn Walk in Tilgate, Crawley is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence. He has been in prison ...

100th motorist arrested in Sussex under new drug-driving law

100th motorist arrested in Sussex under new drug-driving law

31 July 2015


Police have arrested the 100th motorist in Sussex under new drug-driving laws introduced in March. Legislation that came into force on 2 March set legal limits for how much of a substance - both illegal drugs and pr...

Distraction burglary, Fort Road, Newhaven

Distraction burglary, Fort Road, Newhaven

31 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a distraction burglary with intent to steal at a property in Fort Road, Newhaven, at 12 noon on Monday, 20 July.   An 84-year-old woman answered her door to two men claimi...

Man arrested after child assaulted in Littlehampton park

Man arrested after child assaulted in Littlehampton park

30 July 2015


A 58-year-old man has been arrested by police after a report that a six-year-old boy had been assaulted in a park in Littlehampton. Officers were called to the Southfields Road area of the town after the boy told hi...

Three sentenced for money laundering offences in Bexhill

Three sentenced for money laundering offences in Bexhill

30 July 2015


Two women and a man, all from London were sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (24 July) for money laundering offences, having been convicted at a trial in May. Ann-Marie Jones, 29, of Ealing Road, Brentf...

Woman jailed for falsely claiming she was raped in St Leonards

Woman jailed for falsely claiming she was raped in St Leonards

30 July 2015


A woman has been convicted of perverting the course of justice after falsely reporting that she had been raped in St Leonards.    Natalia Sytnik, 24, unemployed, of Campbell Drive, Cardiff, pleaded gu...

*UPDATED* Have you seen wanted man Peter Tucker?

*UPDATED* Have you seen wanted man Peter Tucker?

30 July 2015


Have you seen Peter Tucker? The 31-year-old is wanted by police for breaching his tagging order and two counts of theft. Tucker is from Burgess Hill but also has links to Haywards Heath and Lewes. He is white, sli...

Police welcome Brighton Pride this weekend

Police welcome Brighton Pride this weekend

30 July 2015


Sussex Police is once again joining in on this year's Pride celebrations that will see thousands of people take to the streets of Brighton and Hove on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August.   Brighton and Hove div...

Police reassures public that child protection is priority under Sarah's Law

Police reassures public that child protection is priority under Sarah's Law

30 July 2015


Sussex Police wants to reassure the public that protecting children is our priority when investigating requests under Sarah's Law. The disclosure scheme, set up by the Home Office, enables parents, guardians and car...

Police concerned for missing Hastings man Stefan Gilmore

Police concerned for missing Hastings man Stefan Gilmore

30 July 2015


Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 22-year-old Stefan Gilmore from Ore, Hastings. He was last seen at 1am on Tuesday (28 July) and reported missing shortly after 5pm the same day. He is described as wh...

Have you seen Stephen Burt from St Leonards?

Have you seen Stephen Burt from St Leonards?

30 July 2015


Have you seen Stephen Burt? He is wanted for sentencing for his part in running a cannabis factory in a flat in St Leonards. Burt, 23, was convicted with Harry Shanks and Kyle Wilder of being concerned in the ...

Operation Dragonfly: Drunk haulier caught trying to drive lorry off ferry

Operation Dragonfly: Drunk haulier caught trying to drive lorry off ferry

30 July 2015


A haulier was caught driving his lorry away from a ferry at Newhaven while more than three times the drink-drive limit. Newhaven Port staff called police after seeing that Roman Kopytov, who was drunk, was preparing...

Police seek missing Newhaven teenager

Police seek missing Newhaven teenager

30 July 2015


Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Vietnamese girl Duyen Thi Nguyen, 16, who has gone missing from her home in Newhaven. She is thought to have left at around 8am on Wednesday (29 July) Duyen is descri...

Jewellery of high sentimental value stolen in house burglary near Shipley

Jewellery of high sentimental value stolen in house burglary near Shipley

30 July 2015


A daytime burglar or burglars who struck at a house near Shipley, just off the A272 between West Grinstead and Coolham, stole a large quantity of distinctive jewellery.   The raid occurred between 8am and 6pm ...

Witnesses sought to tree theft in Eastbourne

Witnesses sought to tree theft in Eastbourne

30 July 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to the theft of an Acer tree, approximately five feet tall, which was stolen overnight on Sunday/Monday (19/20 July) from a garden in Colwood Crescent, Eastbourne.   The tree was o...

Knife crime is less than half the level reported recently

Knife crime is less than half the level reported recently

29 July 2015


Knife crime in Sussex is less than half the level that has been recently reported. Far from Sussex having a serious level of knife crime, as reported by The Argus quoting Home Office figures provided by Sussex Polic...

Man stabbed and robbed in Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Man stabbed and robbed in Seaside Road, Eastbourne

29 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 39-year-old man was robbed in Eastbourne. The victim was walking along Seaside Road just after midnight on Tuesday July 28 when he was approached by two men. They pulled h...

Police are investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Selsey

Police are investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Selsey

29 July 2015


Police are investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl at Hillfield Road, Selsey. It happened in a tent pitched on the recreation ground and was reported to police at 3.49am on Wednesday (29 July) after the victim ...

Green Land Rover rams police car near Crawley Down

Green Land Rover rams police car near Crawley Down

29 July 2015


Police are trying to trace a green Land Rover Discovery which rammed a marked police car near Crawley Down. Officers were travelling east on the A264 just after 3.30am on Wednesday July 29 when they spotted the vehi...

Operation Dragonfly: Drink-driver threw away keys to try to dodge justice

Operation Dragonfly: Drink-driver threw away keys to try to dodge justice

29 July 2015


A drink-driver trying to escape from police threw away his keys to try to dodge justice. Reega Rasul was seen leaving a bar and getting into his Audi A4 in Hastings, speeding off away from police on the A259 and int...

Eight men sentenced to more than 25 years as part of crackdown on drugs in Crawley

Eight men sentenced to more than 25 years as part of crackdown on drugs in Crawley

29 July 2015


The following eight men from Sussex have been sentenced to a total of 25 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine. They all pleaded guilty at on May 15 at Hove Trial Centre to the charge of conspiracy to supply cocain...

Brighton man convicted of sexually assaulting a child

Brighton man convicted of sexually assaulting a child

29 July 2015


A 32-year-old Brighton man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl.   Samuel James Day, of no fixed address, was convicted following a seven day trial at Hove Crown Court, which ended ...

Traffic delays expected after lorry overturns in Chichester

Traffic delays expected after lorry overturns in Chichester

29 July 2015


Police are warning motorists to expect delays on the A27 after a lorry overturned in Chichester this morning (July 29).   Officers were called to the A259 Bognor Road at around 2.30am.   A lorry ca...

Operation Dragonfly - Man caught drink-driving with no licence for the second time

Operation Dragonfly - Man caught drink-driving with no licence for the second time

28 July 2015


A 38-year-old man has been banned from the roads for almost four years after he was caught driving without a licence while drunk for the second time. Lee Moore was arrested at 12.50am on 30 June after he was found a...

Injury caused to Selsey attacker by victim could give him away

Injury caused to Selsey attacker by victim could give him away

28 July 2015


Police hunting the man who dragged a female driver into an alleyway in Selsey hope he could be identified by the injury his victim gave him. At about 8.30pm on Wednesday (22 July) the 21-year-old victim was driving ...

Police seek witnesses to air weapon incident in London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea

Police seek witnesses to air weapon incident in London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea

28 July 2015


Police in Bexhill-on-Sea are trying to trace someone who injured a passer-by while taking pot-shots with an air weapon, ball bearing gun or catapult.   The incident happened at 12.50pm on Sunday (26 July) whil...

Witnesses sought to Cloverleaf crash on the A27 at Shoreham-by-Sea

Witnesses sought to Cloverleaf crash on the A27 at Shoreham-by-Sea

28 July 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on the A27 at Shoreham-by-Sea which occurred on the eastbound A281 Steyning off-slip at the Cloverleaf roundabout.   It happened at about 10.30am on Monday (27 July...

Man jailed after filming himself driving in smoke-filled car

Man jailed after filming himself driving in smoke-filled car

28 July 2015


A motorist who bragged about his dangerous driving and posted a video of it on Facebook has been jailed. Charlie Jones, 21, uploaded a video clip of himself laughing hysterically as he drove his Vauxhall Astra throu...

Missing Crawley man Leslie Turner found

Missing Crawley man Leslie Turner found

28 July 2015


Missing Leslie Turner from Crawley was found in Essex on Monday (27 July) at 3.45pm.  Leslie, 37, had last been seen on 16 July.

Vulnerable woman raped in Horsham

Vulnerable woman raped in Horsham

27 July 2015


Do you recognise these men? Police want to speak to them after a vulnerable woman was raped in Horsham. The 32-year-old was drinking in the Kings Arms pub in Bishopric on Sunday 12 July but left at about 9.30pm tha...

Operation Dragonfly: Man banned for the fourth time for drink-driving

Operation Dragonfly: Man banned for the fourth time for drink-driving

27 July 2015


A serial drink-driver has been banned for the fourth time after officers spotted him behind the wheel while banned - as he headed to a pub. Adrian Ing had been given two drink-driving bans in 2000 that he had served...

Woman jogger pepper-sprayed in Hastings park

Woman jogger pepper-sprayed in Hastings park

27 July 2015


Police want to trace a man who pepper-sprayed a woman jogger in Alexandra Park, Hastings, at around 7pm on Friday (24 July).   The woman, in her 20's and from Ashford, Kent, was running alone when a ...

Man attacked by gang of youths near Hove seafront

Man attacked by gang of youths near Hove seafront

27 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a gang of youths attacked and robbed a man out for a walk near Hove seafront. The 51-year-old victim was walking at the junction of King's Esplanade and Medina Terrace at abo...

Police seek witnesses to assaults in Seaside, Eastbourne

Police seek witnesses to assaults in Seaside, Eastbourne

27 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on two men which took place at around 2am on Sunday, 19 July in The Busker's Bar, Seaside, Eastbourne.   The victims were both white, one age 55 and one 34. The...

Overnight burglary in Bexhill-on-Sea

Overnight burglary in Bexhill-on-Sea

27 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a property in Newlands Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, between 11pm on Friday (24 July) and 6.30am on Saturday (25 July). A number of brass ornaments were stolen....

Woman arrested over charity collection scam in Shoreham and Southwick

Woman arrested over charity collection scam in Shoreham and Southwick

27 July 2015


A 31-year-old woman has been arrested by police investigating reports of a mother and children falsely claiming to be charity collectors. Police have received a number of reports of residents being contacted on thei...

Police investigate street robbery in Bognor Regis

Police investigate street robbery in Bognor Regis

27 July 2015


Police are seeking anyone who may have information about a street robbery in Bognor Regis on Sunday, 12 July.   It happened between 11.15pm and 11.30pm in an alleyway between Normanton Avenue and Marshall Aven...

Teenager wounded in Hastings street scuffle

Teenager wounded in Hastings street scuffle

26 July 2015


  Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old girl suffered a deep cut to her forearm during a scuffle in Middle Street, Hastings, at about 4pm on Friday (24 July)   She was hur...

Witnesses sought after four men were assaulted in Teville Gate, Worthing

Witnesses sought after four men were assaulted in Teville Gate, Worthing

26 July 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in Teville Gate, Worthing, at around 3am on Saturday, 18 July, in which four men were assaulted.   The group was attacked by two black men. Two of the victims, aged ...

Missing Hastings man James Ogilvie found in Kent

Missing Hastings man James Ogilvie found in Kent

25 July 2015


James Ogilvie, 81, reported missing from Hastings earlier this week, was found safe and well at Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on Saturday morning (25 July). Police would like to thank the media and members of ...

Search for two men who stole puppies from Lancing woman

Search for two men who stole puppies from Lancing woman

24 July 2015


Police are searching for men who stole two puppies from a Lancing woman who had advertised them for sale. At about 8.40pm on Thursday (23 July) the two men, one in his 30's and one in his 60's, along with two young ...

Police seek witnesses to serious car crash at Kingstanding, near Crowborough

Police seek witnesses to serious car crash at Kingstanding, near Crowborough

24 July 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on the Ashdown Forest on Friday (24 July) which left two people from Hartfield  critically ill.   It happened shortly before 1pm at Kingstanding, near Crowborough, ...

Operation Dragonfly: Two more people convicted as part of summer 2014 crackdown

Operation Dragonfly: Two more people convicted as part of summer 2014 crackdown

24 July 2015


A 47-year-old man who was found in a van that had crashed in Brighton has been convicted of refusing to allow himself to be breathalysed. A police patrol was flagged down shortly before 10pm on 11 June 2014 by a mem...

Brighton man jailed for Lanes attack

Brighton man jailed for Lanes attack

24 July 2015


Wade Ian Crosweller, who attacked and seriously injured a 30-year-old Hove man in The Lanes, Brighton, has been jailed for four years.   Using a weapon, he struck his victim several times from behind...

Police seeking help in tracing Hastings man James Ogilvie

Police seeking help in tracing Hastings man James Ogilvie

24 July 2015


Police are seeking help in tracing James Ogilvie, reported missing from his home in Hastings where he was last seen on Tuesday morning (21 July).   Mr Ogilvie is 81, about 5 ' 4",, stocky with grey hair and stub...

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in St Leonards

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in St Leonards

24 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a park in St Leonards. Detective Police Constable David Elcock said: "We believe the incident happened sometime between 5pm and 8...

East Sussex burglar sentenced to three years imprisonment

East Sussex burglar sentenced to three years imprisonment

24 July 2015


A would-be East Sussex burglar has gone to prison thanks to a good neighbour who spotted him in a house across the road.    Glen Lockey, 56, unemployed, of Colwood Crescent, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty...

Witness appeal following serious assault in Eastbourne

Witness appeal following serious assault in Eastbourne

24 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Eastbourne on July 15. Officers were called after three men were seen fighting in Elms Road near the junction with Seaside Road at around 6:55pm. On...

*UPDATE* A280 Long Furlong closed following RTC

*UPDATE* A280 Long Furlong closed following RTC

24 July 2015


Police have closed the A280 between the A24 at Findon and A27 following a collision between a car and a lorry at 12:20pm today (July 24). The female driver of the car is thought to have suffered serious injuries. E...

Body of man confirmed as that of missing student Diogo Moreira

Body of man confirmed as that of missing student Diogo Moreira

24 July 2015


British Transport Police (BTP) officers have confirmed that the body of a man that had been recovered in Brighton is that of missing Portuguese student Diogo Moreira. An investigation into his death is being ru...

Police wish to speak to East Grinstead man Ryan Edson

Police wish to speak to East Grinstead man Ryan Edson

24 July 2015


Police wish to speak to Ryan Wayne Edson, aged 18 (see photograph) in connection with a motoring incident during the early hours of Wednesday, 8 July.   He lives in East Grinstead but is also known to fre...

Four men arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering

Four men arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering

24 July 2015


Four men have been arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering after three simultaneous drugs raids in Littlehampton yesterday (23 July).   A 44-year-old from Rustington; a...

Disabled man steals cash from boy in Littlehampton

Disabled man steals cash from boy in Littlehampton

24 July 2015


Police are seeking witnesses to an incident on a path behind Greenfields, Wick, Littlehampton, in which a disabled man stole money from a 15-year-old boy.   It happened at around 5pm on Monday (20 July) w...

Witnesses sought to robbery in Teville Road, Worthing

Witnesses sought to robbery in Teville Road, Worthing

24 July 2015


Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a man being robbed near the junction of Teville Road and Victoria Road, Worthing.   It happened just before 3pm on Thursday, 16 July when the 34-year-old vic...

Extra patrols sent to help hunt for man who dragged woman into Selsey alleyway

Extra patrols sent to help hunt for man who dragged woman into Selsey alleyway

23 July 2015


Police hunting the man who dragged a female driver into an alleyway in Selsey are continuing to search the area for evidence and the attacker.  At about 8.30pm on Wednesday (22 July) the 21-year-old victim was ...

Heroin and cash seized in Littlehampton

Heroin and cash seized in Littlehampton

23 July 2015


About £25,000 worth of heroin and thousands of pounds worth of cash were seized during drugs warrants in Littlehampton on Thursday morning (23 July) As a result of intelligence, information and work by local officer...

Do you recognise these holiday snaps?

Do you recognise these holiday snaps?

23 July 2015


Are these photographs yours? Police investigating a series of burglaries in Mid Sussex and Horsham have recovered an SD card containing photographs that appear to show a family holiday to China and a wedding in the ...

Have you seen missing 37-year-old Leslie Turner?

Have you seen missing 37-year-old Leslie Turner?

23 July 2015


Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 37-year-old Leslie Turner from Horsham. Leslie was last seen on Thursday 16 July at 8am in Stephenson Way, Crawley. He is described as white, 5' 3" and of slim buil...

Stolen Bexhill-on-Sea defibrillator found dumped

Stolen Bexhill-on-Sea defibrillator found dumped

23 July 2015


A defibrillator ripped from a wall outside the Co-Op store in Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, at 0.35am on Friday (17 July) has been recovered.   The G3 defibrillator, worth £850 and used to help resuscitate vic...

Operation Dragonfly: Man caught drink-driving for the third time

Operation Dragonfly: Man caught drink-driving for the third time

23 July 2015


A 57-year-old man has been banned from the roads for third time after being caught drink-driving. Terence Rosen was arrested at 10.45pm on 28 June after police saw him speeding in his Renault Kangoo van in High Stre...

Sussex Police supporting Trans Pride in Brighton this weekend

Sussex Police supporting Trans Pride in Brighton this weekend

23 July 2015


Sussex Police and Brighton's LGBT Police Liaison Team will be supporting Trans Pride in Brighton on Saturday (July 25). LGBT liaison officer Rory Smith and PC Sarah Laker of the Brighton LGBT team will be hosting an...

Three men charged with sex offences against girls in Brighton

Three men charged with sex offences against girls in Brighton

23 July 2015


Three men are due to appear in court in Brighton charged with sexual offences against young girls in the city. Rasul Zerak, 20, of Seafield Road, Hove; Mohammed Latfulakhel, 22, of Terminus Road, Brighton; and Qaher...

Cyclist hurt in collision with a caravan at Fishbourne, near Chichester

Cyclist hurt in collision with a caravan at Fishbourne, near Chichester

23 July 2015


Police want to trace the driver of a silver car towing a caravan which was in collision with a cyclist on the A259 westbound at Fishbourne, near Chichester, at around 1.50pm on Sunday (19 July)   They would al...

Man flags down female driver and attacks her in Selsey

Man flags down female driver and attacks her in Selsey

23 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man flagged down a female driver and dragged her into an alleyway in Selsey. At about 8.30pm on Wednesday (22 July) a 21-year-old was driving in Fontwell Road in the town w...

Police seek witnesses to Portslade robbery

Police seek witnesses to Portslade robbery

22 July 2015


Police are investigating a street robbery which occurred at around 4.30am on Saturday (18 July) in Victoria Road, Portslade.   A 22-year-old Brighton man was walking home with a friend when a dark-coloured car...

Sussex officers cycling 170 miles for charity

Sussex officers cycling 170 miles for charity

22 July 2015


A Sussex team of 12, including Deputy Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, are taking part in an annual 170 mile charity bike ride in honour of police officers who have died on duty. The UK Police Unity Tour starts at th...

Thousands of pounds' worth of jewellery stolen in Wadhurst burglary

Thousands of pounds' worth of jewellery stolen in Wadhurst burglary

22 July 2015


Tens of thousands of pounds' worth of jewellery and a substantial amount of cash were stolen in the burglary of a house in Wadhurst. Entry was gained to the cottage in Newbury Lane at some time after the owners had ...

Witnesses sought to Crawley robbery

Witnesses sought to Crawley robbery

22 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in which a 41-year-old man from Seaford was attacked in Springfield Road, Crawley, on Sunday (19 July).   The victim was walking to a friend's add...

Thousands of pounds worth of drugs seized in Worthing

Thousands of pounds worth of drugs seized in Worthing

22 July 2015


A police operation aimed at disrupting the supply of drugs in Worthing has seen 49 arrests and £10,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin seized.   A team of officers have run Operation Oven over 31 days with t...

Woman assaulted by two men in Hastings

Woman assaulted by two men in Hastings

22 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 28-year-old woman who was attacked in Priory Road, Hastings, on Friday (17 July). The victim was walking towards Old London Road at 10.30pm when she was assaulte...

Operation Magpie: Most wanted Sussex burglar jailed

Operation Magpie: Most wanted Sussex burglar jailed

22 July 2015


Sussex's most wanted burglar has been jailed for more than five years for a series of break-ins across the south east. Simon Knights broke into eight homes in Sussex, two in Kent and one in each of Surrey, Hampshire...

Police appeal for witnesses after racist assault in Brighton

Police appeal for witnesses after racist assault in Brighton

22 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 23-year-old Asian man who was attacked by the Old Steine, Brighton, on Saturday 27 June. The victim was walking with a friend by Steine Gardens towards the seafr...

Nuisance 999 and 101 caller fined by magistrates

Nuisance 999 and 101 caller fined by magistrates

22 July 2015


A man who bombarded police with hundreds of nuisance calls has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 by magistrates. Clive Solly called Sussex Police almost 200 times in six weeks on the 101 service as well as sendin...

Operation Dragonfly: Four more people charged with offences as part of summer crackdown

Operation Dragonfly: Four more people charged with offences as part of summer crackdown

22 July 2015


Four more motorists have been charged with offences as part of Sussex Police's summer drink and drug-drive campaign. Stephen Williams, 46, was arrested at 9.30pm on 4 June after officers stopped his Vauxhall Astra v...

Police seek man over Littlehampton sex attack

Police seek man over Littlehampton sex attack

22 July 2015


In the early hours of the morning on Sunday (19 July), a 31-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the Surrey Street and High Street areas of Littlehampton.  Her attacker is described as an Eastern European m...

Theft of public defibrillator, Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea

Theft of public defibrillator, Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea

22 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft which occurred outside the Co-Op in Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, at 0.35am on Friday (17 July).   A G3 defibrillator worth £850, made by Cardio Science ...

Three suspected scam attempts thwarted in Eastbourne

Three suspected scam attempts thwarted in Eastbourne

22 July 2015


Three attempts to scam people living in Eastbourne last week all failed thanks to intended victims being alert to the criminals' methods.   But it has prompted Eastbourne police to remind people to be on their...

Hastings Police donate to local Girl Guides

Hastings Police donate to local Girl Guides

22 July 2015


Hastings Police has donated £200 to Hastings Girl Guiding to go towards this year's week-long international camp being held at East Grinstead.   The camp is being organised by Sussex East Guiding and will...

Witnesses sought to attack on man in Blackman Avenue, St Leonards-on-Sea

Witnesses sought to attack on man in Blackman Avenue, St Leonards-on-Sea

22 July 2015


Police in Hastings are seeking witnesses to a man being attacked near the One Stop shop in Blackman Avenue, St Leonards-on-Sea.   It happened at around 6.30am on Wednesday, 15 July when a white works van pulled ...

Man appears in court charged with starting fire at hospice

Man appears in court charged with starting fire at hospice

21 July 2015


A 67-year-old man has appeared in court accused of starting a fire at St Michael's Hospice in St Leonards on Saturday 11 July. Rodney Smith, of Quarry Hill, St Leonards, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court via v...

Do you recognise these two men?

Do you recognise these two men?

21 July 2015


Do you recognise these two men? Police want to speak to them about an attack in Brighton city centre that left one man with a broken ankle. The 43-year-old victim was with his two brothers on a stag night in the ci...

Motorbike stolen in St Leonards burglary

Motorbike stolen in St Leonards burglary

21 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a property in Watermint Close, St Leonards, during the early hours of Friday 17 July. A number of items were stolen including a white Husqvarna motorbike (pictured...

Officers and staff recognised in Divisional Awards ceremony

Officers and staff recognised in Divisional Awards ceremony

21 July 2015


Police officers, staff, special constables, volunteers and members of the local community from across West Sussex have all been recognised for their outstanding contribution to policing over the past year in an award...

Vans involved in road rage incident in Battle

Vans involved in road rage incident in Battle

21 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident in which a van was repeatedly rammed in Battle. A man and woman from Bexhill were travelling along Marley Lane towards the A21 at about 8am on Wednesday 8 J...

Operation Dragonfly: 68-year-old banned for drink-driving for the second time

Operation Dragonfly: 68-year-old banned for drink-driving for the second time

21 July 2015


A 68-year-old man has been banned from the roads after he was found drink-driving for the second time. William Seed was arrested at 3.45pm on 19 June after he parked over a junction in Edward Street, Brighton. The ...

Sompting man imprisoned over indecent images of children

Sompting man imprisoned over indecent images of children

21 July 2015


A Sompting man has been sent to prison for possessing indecent images of children.   Nicholas Eaton, 51, of Nelson Close, Sompting, was sentenced to six months in prison at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (17 Jul...

Crawley teenager Cameron Gittins found

Crawley teenager Cameron Gittins found

21 July 2015


Crawley teenager Cameron Gittins has been found safe and well. Thanks to everyone for their help tracing him.

Attempted knifepoint robbery in Bexhill

Attempted knifepoint robbery in Bexhill

20 July 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenage girls were threatened at knifepoint by a man who tried to steal a bag from them in Bexhill.   The two 17-year-olds were approached by a man in the alle...

Police seize 50 cannabis plants from premises in Bexhill-on-Sea

Police seize 50 cannabis plants from premises in Bexhill-on-Sea

20 July 2015


Some 50 mature cannabis plants were seized by police officers who executed a drugs warrant at premises in Sackvile Road, Bexhil-on-Sea, on Thursday (16 July) The plants were being grown in the basement of a four-sto...

Operation Dragonfly: Man banned for drink-driving for the second time

Operation Dragonfly: Man banned for drink-driving for the second time

20 July 2015


A 50-year-old man who was caught drink-driving for the second time claimed he had only had two glasses of wine the night before. Graham Edwards was arrested at 6.55am on 17 June after officers stopped his Vauxhall A...

Brighton and Hove bars and clubs caught selling alcohol to children

Brighton and Hove bars and clubs caught selling alcohol to children

20 July 2015


A number of Brighton and Hove pubs and clubs face action after they were caught selling alcohol to children. On Friday (17 July) Sussex Police ran an alcohol test purchase operation in Brighton and Hove using volunt...

Two missing teenagers have now been found

Two missing teenagers have now been found

20 July 2015


Debbie Sales, 15, from Seaford was found safe and well in Eastbourne on Friday (July 17). Charlie Saunter, 15, from Eastbourne returned home also on Friday (July 17).

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