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Racist and obscene graffiti in Broadbridge Heath underpass

Racist and obscene graffiti in Broadbridge Heath underpass

26 January 2015


Police are investigating after obscene and racist graffiti, including some of an anti-Islamic nature, was found sprayed in a Broadbridge Heath subway.   The graffiti was reported by passers-by on Sunday a...

Cannabis factory found in Heathfield

Cannabis factory found in Heathfield

26 January 2015


Police discovered a large cannabis farm at a unit on an industrial estate in Heathfield on Friday (23 January), after being alerted by bailiffs who had visited the location. Officers found approximately 2,000 plants...

Man arrested over attempted Horsham bank robbery

Man arrested over attempted Horsham bank robbery

26 January 2015


Police have made an arrest following enquiries into an attempt to rob a bank in Horsham.   The 26-year old Horsham man was arrested on Saturday (24 January) on suspicion of an attempted robbery on Tuesday 9 Dece...

Hastings man goes to prison for trying to smuggle drugs into Lewes prison

Hastings man goes to prison for trying to smuggle drugs into Lewes prison

26 January 2015


A Hastings man has been sentenced for attempting to smuggle drugs into Lewes prison. Michael George O'Brien, 32,.of  Duke Road, Hastings went to Lewes prison on 11 February last year to visit an inmate. When h...

Man attacked by women in Bognor Regis

Man attacked by women in Bognor Regis

26 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by a group of women outside a pub in Bognor Regis. At 1.45am on Sunday (25 January) police were called to The Steyne after a 47-year-old man was assaulted ...

Bag snatched at St Leonards bus stop

Bag snatched at St Leonards bus stop

26 January 2015


A woman's bag was snatched by a man who had been waiting with her at a bus stop in St Leonards-on-Sea. The 74-year-old woman was waiting for a bus at Marina just after 4pm on Sunday, January 18, when a man spoke to ...

Missing Albanian girl found safe in Worthing

Missing Albanian girl found safe in Worthing

26 January 2015


Junilda Koca, 17, an Albanian national, who had not been seen since she left an address where she was staying in Worthing on the morning of Thursday 8 January, returned safely to the address on Sunday evening (25 Jan...

Appeal for driver in Berwick collision

Appeal for driver in Berwick collision

26 January 2015


Police are appealing for the driver of a car involved in a minor collision with a pedestrian in Berwick, near Polegate, to come forward. An 80-year-old local man was involved in the incident that happened ...

Photo clue to Eastbourne handbag robbery

Photo clue to Eastbourne handbag robbery

26 January 2015


Police want to speak to this man (pictured) in connection with the theft of a handbag from an elderly woman in Eastbourne. The 79-year-old was robbed of her handbag by a man in Charleston Road at around 9.30am on Sa...

Operation Dragonfly: Pensioner caught driving while banned for the seventh time

Operation Dragonfly: Pensioner caught driving while banned for the seventh time

26 January 2015


A pensioner with a history of drink-driving and driving while disqualified has been convicted of breaking the law again. Harry Brown, 75, was arrested at 5pm on December 1 in Ledsham Close, St Leonards, after office...

Doctor charged with sexual assaults at hospital in Hastings

Doctor charged with sexual assaults at hospital in Hastings

26 January 2015


Jayaram Pai, 45, of The Spinney, Battle, a doctor at Conquest Hospital, Hastings, has been charged with three offences of sexual assault on 28 February 2013 on a girl then aged 16 who was an out-patient at the hospit...

Man jailed after taking Toyota without consent from Ninfield, near Battle

Man jailed after taking Toyota without consent from Ninfield, near Battle

26 January 2015


A man who took a blue Toyota Hi-Lux 4x4 pick-up from Moor Hall Drive, Ninfield, without consent shortly after 3.30pm on Tuesday (20 November) and was later arrested following a brief pursuit in Tonbridge, Kent, has b...

Police invite local men to Sunday DNA screening session in Bosham murder case

Police invite local men to Sunday DNA screening session in Bosham murder case

24 January 2015


Sussex Police investigating the murder of Valerie Graves are reminding men who work or live in, or visit, Bosham, that the DNA screening facility is open in the village from 10am to 8pm this Sunday (25 January) as we...

Rhys Millerchip, 14, missing from Seaford, found safe

Rhys Millerchip, 14, missing from Seaford, found safe

24 January 2015


Missing Seaford boy Rhys Millerchip, 14, has been found safe and well. Rhys, who had not been seen since he left the East Sussex town centre to walk to his nearby address on the morning of Tuesday 30 December, went ...

Concern for Albanian girl missing from Worthing

Concern for Albanian girl missing from Worthing

23 January 2015


Police in West Sussex are searching for 17-year old Junilda Koca, an Albanian national, who has not been seen since she left an address where she was staying in Worthing on the morning of Thursday 8 January.   ...

East Sussex drug dealer to repay £31,000

East Sussex drug dealer to repay £31,000

23 January 2015


An East Sussex man has been ordered to pay back more than £31,000 of criminal profits from drug dealing after an investigation by Sussex Police. Luke Morris, 32, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (23 January) ...

Missing Connor may be in Hastings or Brighton

Missing Connor may be in Hastings or Brighton

23 January 2015


Police in Hastings are searching for 14-year-old Connor Mackay who left his address in the town on Friday, January 16 and was last seen at 11.30am. Connor is described as white, 5' 7", of slim athletic build, with l...

Car thieves steal used Range Rovers worth £90,000 from Warninglid garage

Car thieves steal used Range Rovers worth £90,000 from Warninglid garage

23 January 2015


Three used Range Rover Sport 4x4 vehicles, each worth some £30,000, have been reported stolen from the forecourt of 4 Front Car Sales Limited in Nursery Lane, Warninglid.   They were taken between 6pm on Monda...

Road closed following fatal car crash on the B2110, near Handcross

Road closed following fatal car crash on the B2110, near Handcross

23 January 2015


Police have closed the B2110 to traffic west of Handcross following a fatal car crash.   The closure, between Handcross village and The Wheatsheaf Pub at Ashfold Crossways, is expected to be in force unti...

Man caught on CCTV vandalising car in Burgess Hill

Man caught on CCTV vandalising car in Burgess Hill

23 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was captured on CCTV spending a minute vandalising a car.   Shortly before 5am on 1 January the man began kicking and punching a blue Seat Ibiza parked in Church Ro...

St Leonards man Lee Woods wanted for recall to prison

St Leonards man Lee Woods wanted for recall to prison

23 January 2015


Police are seeking the whereabouts of St Leonards-on-Sea man Lee Woods who is wanted for recall to prison. Woods, 21, is wanted after breaching his licence conditions. He was sentenced to three years and four m...

Man sentenced for Brighton rape

Man sentenced for Brighton rape

23 January 2015


A man has been sentenced to six years after being found guilty of rape in Brighton last year. Arnand Rruci, 28, was found guilty in December of raping a woman, a 20-year-old from Brighton, at the flat he had been st...

Road problems as icy conditions affect East Sussex

Road problems as icy conditions affect East Sussex

23 January 2015


Temperatures below freezing created icy conditions early on Friday (23 January), resulting in several road traffic collisions in East Sussex.   At 6.30am a Vauxhall Astra car hit a patch of ice near the Yew Tr...

Community speedwatch set up in Wadhurst

Community speedwatch set up in Wadhurst

22 January 2015


Speeding through towns and villages is a big issue for many people and community speedwatch offers residents a chance to play a role in tackling this problem. They do this by forming groups to monitor traffic s...

Police looking for wanted man Ivan Bull from Bognor

Police looking for wanted man Ivan Bull from Bognor

22 January 2015


Do you know where Ivan Bull is?   Police in Arun are looking for the 25-year-old from Bognor, who is wanted in connection with burglary and affray offences in Yapton and Bognor in December 2014.   They ...

Woman arrested in missing Seaford boy search

Woman arrested in missing Seaford boy search

22 January 2015


Police searching for missing Seaford boy Rhys Millerchip have arrested a woman in Warwickshire on suspicion of conspiracy to abduct a child in care.   Fourteen-year-old Rhys has not been seen since he left the...

Man assaulted in Hastings

Man assaulted in Hastings

22 January 2015


Sussex Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed a fight between two men in Hastings on Saturday (January 17). The fight broke out at around 3pm on Queens Road outside the key cutters on the junction of Albert Ro...

Chichester police donation to local charity

Chichester police donation to local charity

22 January 2015


Chichester Police has donated £150 to S.P.R.I.N.G Swanfield Park Resident Involvement Group to fund To support the work of the group in providing equipment for their youth centre.. The donation comes from the Police...

Horsham police donation to local church charity

Horsham police donation to local church charity

22 January 2015


Horsham Police has donated £150 to Horsham Matters to help support the running of the Horsham Churches Night Shelter. PC James Munden said: "Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team work closely with Horsham Matters and ...

Hastings police back local community project

Hastings police back local community project

22 January 2015


Hastings Police has donated £150 to Oasis Community Project to fund a card embosser and cutter for their craft sessions.   The Oasis Community Project is based at the Broomgrove Community Centre in Chiltern Dr...

Man attacked in East Grinstead

Man attacked in East Grinstead

22 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a man assaulted as he walked home from a New Year's party in East Grinstead. The victim, a 54-year-old man from the town, was attacked in Dunnings Road as he was walking home al...

Brighton man charged with rape

Brighton man charged with rape

22 January 2015


Graham Francis, 41, a sales assistant, of North Road, Brighton, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday 16 January, charged with rape and with assault by penetration, both of a 29-year old woman at an addres...

Man stabbed on Brighton seafront

Man stabbed on Brighton seafront

22 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man who was attacked on the seafront near Shooshh nightclub, on the Lower Esplanade, Brighton on Saturday (17 January). The 26-year old victim from Heathfield was...

Crawley man sentenced to seven years for sex offences against small girl

Crawley man sentenced to seven years for sex offences against small girl

22 January 2015


A Crawley man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for sexual offences against a small girl. Kevin Stevens, 49, of Deerswood Road Crawley, was found guilty on Tuesday 20 January after a seven-day trial at ...

Brighton man given new Criminal Behaviour Order

Brighton man given new Criminal Behaviour Order

22 January 2015


A Brighton man is the first person in Sussex to be served with a new anti social behaviour order. Gary Divall, 53, from Oriental Place, Brighton has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order, one of the new orders which...

Warning after thefts from cars in Hastings

Warning after thefts from cars in Hastings

22 January 2015


Hastings Police are warning residents not to leave valuable items inside their cars. Since the beginning of January there have been seven reports of personal belongings being stolen from inside cars. A common factor...

Missing Thomas Swan found safe

Missing Thomas Swan found safe

21 January 2015


Missing 70-year-old Thomas Swan from Hove has been found safe.   Thanks to all the public and the media for their help in tracing him. 

Valerie Graves murder - Sussex Police start mass voluntary DNA screening

Valerie Graves murder - Sussex Police start mass voluntary DNA screening

21 January 2015


Sussex Police have started the biggest voluntary mass DNA screening in its history. On 30 December 2013 55-year-old mother and grandmother Valerie Graves was found brutally murdered in her bedroom in Smugglers Lane,...

Staff tricked into handing over too much change in Hastings

Staff tricked into handing over too much change in Hastings

21 January 2015


Police are warning businesses to be aware of a scam in which staff are tricked into handing over too much change. Officers have received reports of two companies in Hastings and St Leonards being conned by a slight ...

Dog kennels stolen from Bexhill-on-Sea business

Dog kennels stolen from Bexhill-on-Sea business

21 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a break-in at Skinners Sheds in Ninfield Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, overnight on Monday (19 January). Intruders got onto the site by removing a section of ch...

Did you see men fighting in the street in Hove?

Did you see men fighting in the street in Hove?

21 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were seen fighting in the street in Hove. At about 9.30pm on Tuesday 13 January the men began fighting outside Glynde House in Palmeira Avenue. A 31-year-old man suf...

Silver watch stolen from house in St Leonards

Silver watch stolen from house in St Leonards

21 January 2015


A distinctive silver pocket watch has been stolen from a house in St Leonards. The JW Benson silver half hunter pocket watch with a silver pendant was taken from the house in Crowhurst Road sometime between January ...

South East crime unit cyber-crime awareness scheme for small businesses in Sussex

South East crime unit cyber-crime awareness scheme for small businesses in Sussex

21 January 2015


This Release is issued on behalf of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit. The South East Regional Crime Unit (SEROCU) is inviting regional small and medium enterprises (SME) to the Cyber-security Information...

Police warning after burglary and damage in Hastings

Police warning after burglary and damage in Hastings

21 January 2015


Hastings police are warning town centre businesses after a burglary and three incidents of criminal damage that happened between the evening of Saturday 17 January and Sunday morning 18 January. The burglary happene...

Man attacked by cyclist in Worthing

Man attacked by cyclist in Worthing

21 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked as he walked in Worthing. The 52-year-old victim was walking alone in Gratwicke Road, Worthing, when a man on a dark mountain bike stopped and assaulted hi...

Eastbourne police seek man over theft offences

Eastbourne police seek man over theft offences

21 January 2015


Police in Eastbourne are seeking 43-year old David Kean, who is sought for recall to prison, and on suspicion of theft offences.   Kean, also known as Cochrane, is wanted for failing to comply with the terms o...

UPDATED: Dog owners warned following sheep worrying attacks in Copthorne

UPDATED: Dog owners warned following sheep worrying attacks in Copthorne

21 January 2015


Dog owners in the Copthorne are being warned to ensure their pets are under proper control at all times and their fencing at home is in good order following two recent reports of sheep worrying.   These occurr...

Police appeal for witnesses and reward offered after sentimental clock is stolen in Battle

Police appeal for witnesses and reward offered after sentimental clock is stolen in Battle

20 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses and a reward is being offered after a clock was stolen from a home in Netherfield Hill, Battle, between 6pm on Thursday (15 January) and midday on Friday (16 January). The owners a...

Help us find owner of lost army document found on Armistice Day

Help us find owner of lost army document found on Armistice Day

20 January 2015


Sussex Police are still seeking the owner of Joseph Cunningham's military record after it was found in Hove Park, Hove, on Tuesday 11 November. The document was found by a man along with a RAFA badge around 10am and...

Operation Dragonfly - Man banned from the roads for Christmas Eve drink-driving

Operation Dragonfly - Man banned from the roads for Christmas Eve drink-driving

20 January 2015


A 21-year-old man has become the latest to be banned from the roads after being caught in Sussex Police's Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving. Benjamin Freer, 21, was arrested at 2.30am on 24 December afte...

Knifepoint robbery in Trafalgar Street car park, Brighton

Knifepoint robbery in Trafalgar Street car park, Brighton

20 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after two Hove women, aged 48 and 56, returning to their car after an evening out in Brighton on Saturday (17 January) were confronted by a man with a knife. He demanded the keys to...

Scam letter warning in Bexhill-on-Sea

Scam letter warning in Bexhill-on-Sea

20 January 2015


  People in Bexhill-on-Sea are being urged to beware of a postal scam spotted by a local man.   His suspicions were aroused after he got a letter telling him he had won £720,000.   It claimed to come f...

Police hunt commuting criminal using rail network to commit burglaries

Police hunt commuting criminal using rail network to commit burglaries

20 January 2015


Police are hunting for a commuting criminal who travels around the region by train breaking into homes. Officers believe Simon Knights, 38, uses the rail network to move from town to town dressed smartly in a jacket...

East Grinstead woman banned from part of town until trial

East Grinstead woman banned from part of town until trial

20 January 2015


A 42-year-old woman has been ordered not to go to two areas of East Grinstead while she waits to stand trial accused of stabbing a man. Sylvia Davies is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 29 June charged with ass...

Eastbourne man goes to prison for 12 years over sexual offences against young girl

Eastbourne man goes to prison for 12 years over sexual offences against young girl

20 January 2015


An Eastbourne man has gone to prison for sexual offences against a young girl. Darren Keith Brady, 32, unemployed, of Seaside, Eastbourne, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (15 January) and was sentenced to ...

Police looking for three wanted men in Rother

Police looking for three wanted men in Rother

20 January 2015


Police are looking for three wanted men in the Rother area.   John Butlin, 34, of Coronation Gardens, Battle, is wanted in connection for a robbery in Buxton Drive, Bexhill, in the early hours of 7 January. He...

Lewes street trader has takings stolen

Lewes street trader has takings stolen

20 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a street trader at the Saturday market in Lewes had her day's takings and other valuables stolen.   The theft was reported on Saturday afternoon (17 January) while...

Witnesses sought following robbery at One Stop shop, Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham

Witnesses sought following robbery at One Stop shop, Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham

20 January 2015


Shortly after 10pm on Sunday (18 January) robbers struck at the One Stop shop in Billingshurst Road, Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham, stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes. As two women shopworkers were locking...

Early morning snow brings traffic problems for East Sussex

Early morning snow brings traffic problems for East Sussex

20 January 2015


Between 6.30am and 7am on Tuesday (20 January) police received calls about problems with snow on the A259 Eastbourne Road between Seaford and the Exceat Bridge at Cuckmere Haven. A Ford Fiesta car rolled onto i...

Distinctive bike stolen in Seaford

Distinctive bike stolen in Seaford

20 January 2015


Police in Seaford are investigating the theft of a distinctive bicycle stolen from the front garden of a house in Hythe Crescent, Seaford, between 10pm on Friday (16 January) and 10am on Saturday (17 January).  ...

Mini motorbikes stolen in Westfield burglary

Mini motorbikes stolen in Westfield burglary

19 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a property in Greenacres, Westfield, near Hastings, where four mini motorbikes were stolen.   A detached garage had its doors forced open between 4.30pm...

Couple assaulted in Alexandra Park Hastings

Couple assaulted in Alexandra Park Hastings

19 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man and woman, both aged 22, who were attacked in Alexandra Park, Hastings by several people on Tuesday 6 January. The victims were walking through the park ...

Appeal for witnesses to Eastbourne burglaries

Appeal for witnesses to Eastbourne burglaries

19 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to two burglaries which they believe to be linked in the old town area of Eastbourne.   Both occurred in Dillingburgh Road. The first happened at about 3.15am on Sunday ...

Thieves steal thousands of pounds after tricking pensioner into handing over bank details

Thieves steal thousands of pounds after tricking pensioner into handing over bank details

19 January 2015


Police are urging residents to be wary after a 76-year-old woman was tricked into handing over her cash card and account details to someone claiming to work for her bank. At about 11am on Wednesday (14 January) the ...

Two men charged with blackmail in Bognor

Two men charged with blackmail in Bognor

19 January 2015


Two men have been charged with committing blackmail in Bognor. Mariusz Niewiem, 27, of Oak Close, Bognor, and Adam Doczyk, 39, of no fixed address, are accused of demanding money from people in Bognor and ...

Woman punched through open car window in Bexhill

Woman punched through open car window in Bexhill

19 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 68-year-old woman who was attacked in Dorset Road, Bexhill, on Thursday (15 January). The victim was driving a lilac coloured car at 12.45pm when she was punched...

Operation Magpie: Teenager charged with three burglaries in Eastbourne

Operation Magpie: Teenager charged with three burglaries in Eastbourne

19 January 2015


An 18-year-old man is to appear in court charged with carrying out three burglaries in Eastbourne. Jason White is accused of breaking into homes in Percival Road and Wilton Avenue on 10 January and in Parkway on 20 ...

Missing Shane Crawt found

Missing Shane Crawt found

19 January 2015


Shane Crawt, 15, has been found safe and well after he went missing from Slinfold on 17 September. Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.    

Cash stolen in Crowborough burglary

Cash stolen in Crowborough burglary

19 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a home in St John's Road, Crowborough, between 2pm and 5pm on Friday 9 January. Thieves entered an upstairs flat and stole cash. Anyone with information should ca...

Battle police raise funds for East Sussex charity

Battle police raise funds for East Sussex charity

19 January 2015


Sussex Police kick started a charity's 50th anniversary celebrations with money they raised at a family fun day, organised and run by officers from Battle. PCSO Emma Phillips, PC Daryl Holter and Special Constab...

Off-licences caught selling alcohol to children in Worthing and Littlehampton

Off-licences caught selling alcohol to children in Worthing and Littlehampton

19 January 2015


Three off-licences have been caught supplying alcohol to a child in Worthing and Littlehampton. Officers from West Sussex neighbourhood licensing team tested 11 pubs and off-licences during the operation on 15 Janua...

Help us fight the Del Boy trade in stolen items

Help us fight the Del Boy trade in stolen items

19 January 2015


Police are urging second hand businesses to join them in a campaign to reverse the Del Boy effect in Sussex. Del Boy, the hero of the long-running TV series Only Fools and Horses, made his money selling items that w...

Ice and collisions result in closure of A259 at Rustington, near Littlehampton

Ice and collisions result in closure of A259 at Rustington, near Littlehampton

19 January 2015


Icy conditions and a series of collisions led to the closure of the A259 in the Rustington area, near Littlehampton, shortly after 7am on Monday (19 January).   A woman suffered neck injuries, not thought...

A24 closed between Washington and Ashington due to ice and crashes

A24 closed between Washington and Ashington due to ice and crashes

19 January 2015


Icy conditions and a spate of road traffic collisions before dawn on Monday (19 January) led to the A24 being closed between the Washington and Ashington roundabouts until 7.15am.   At around 6am a v...

Have you seen missing 70-year-old Thomas Swan from Hove?

Have you seen missing 70-year-old Thomas Swan from Hove?

17 January 2015


He left his home in Hove early on Friday morning (16 January) but has not been seen or heard from since. Police are now becoming increasingly worried for Thomas as they have been unable to confirm where he is or whe...

Woman sexually assaulted on bus in Brighton

Woman sexually assaulted on bus in Brighton

16 January 2015


Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him about an incident on a number 1 bus in Brighton in which a woman was sexually assaulted. The 31-year-old victim was sitting on the upper deck of the bus travel...

Lorry driver admits causing death of pensioner after being distracted by chocolate bar

Lorry driver admits causing death of pensioner after being distracted by chocolate bar

16 January 2015


A lorry driver has admitted causing the death of a pensioner after taking his eye off the road to get a bar of chocolate. Ernest Humphrey, 79, of Mackie Avenue, Hassocks, died after the black Vauxhall Zafira he was ...

Man tries to get child into car in Hastings

Man tries to get child into car in Hastings

16 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to get an 11-year-old girl into his car in Hastings. The victim was walking home from school in Harley Shute Road at about 3.20pm on Thursday (15 January) when a ...

Operation Dragonfly: Two more motorists convicted of drink-driving

Operation Dragonfly: Two more motorists convicted of drink-driving

16 January 2015


Two more motorists have been banned from the roads after they were caught in Sussex Police's Christmas crackdown on drink-driving. Richard Faithfull, 24, was arrested after police stopped him on suspicion of speedin...

South East detectives arrest man over alleged computer misuse offences

South East detectives arrest man over alleged computer misuse offences

16 January 2015


This Release is issued on behalf of SEROCU Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Cyber Crime Unit, supported by Titan ROCU (North West Regional Organised Crime Unit), have arrested a ma...

Operation Magpie: Police investigating more than 200 burglaries search for stolen safe

Operation Magpie: Police investigating more than 200 burglaries search for stolen safe

16 January 2015


Police are appealing for help to find a safe that was stolen during one of a series of more than 200 burglaries being linked to one group of offenders. A steel-coloured Chubb safe containing cash and expensive jewel...

Two arrests for drug possession in Barnham

Two arrests for drug possession in Barnham

16 January 2015


Two people have been arrested for possession of cannabis after a warrant in Barnham. The warrant was executed at a property in Gospond Road on Wednesday, January 14. A quantity of cannabis was seized. A 19-year-old...

Woman seriously injured in East Grinstead collision

Woman seriously injured in East Grinstead collision

16 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in a supermarket car park in East Grinstead on Thursday (January 15). The collision happened in the Waitrose car park at around midday between a Toyota Rav 4 and a p...

CCTV for Ferring burglary

CCTV for Ferring burglary

15 January 2015


Detectives from West Sussex Priority Crime team are asking for help in identifying the man believed to be involved in a burglary in Worthing. A ground floor flat in Ferring Street, Worthing was broken into overnight...

Do you recognise these stolen bikes or parts found in Upper Beeding?

Do you recognise these stolen bikes or parts found in Upper Beeding?

15 January 2015


Police want to hear from you if you recognise any of these stolen bikes or bike parts which were found in Upper Beeding.   A man was arrested on 5 January on suspicion of stealing a bike from the memorial play...

Worthing man sentenced for sex offences against young girl

Worthing man sentenced for sex offences against young girl

15 January 2015


A Worthing man has been sentenced for raping a young girl.   Thomas Walker, 22, of Orkney Court, Worthing, appeared on bail at Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday (13 January) and was sentenced to 18 months i...

Attempt to rob Horsham betting shop

Attempt to rob Horsham betting shop

15 January 2015


Police are seeking witnesses after an attempt to rob a Horsham betting shop.    Shortly before 9.30pm on Wednesday (14 January) a man entered William Hill's in Fitzalan Road, Horsham, pointed a bag wh...

Pensioner tricked into handing over bank card and details to fraudsters in Hastings

Pensioner tricked into handing over bank card and details to fraudsters in Hastings

15 January 2015


Police are urging residents to be wary after an 82-year-old man was tricked into handing over his cash card and account details to someone claiming to work for his bank. The victim was phoned at his home in Wykeham ...

Portslade man sentenced for on-line child sex offences

Portslade man sentenced for on-line child sex offences

15 January 2015


Dean Thompson, 24, of Hamilton Close, Portslade, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (12 January) and was sentenced by Judge Guy Anthony to a total of six years imprisonment for on-line sexual offences against yo...

Two pedestrians seriously injured in Burgess Hill collision

Two pedestrians seriously injured in Burgess Hill collision

15 January 2015


At 8.30pm on Wednesday (14 January) a Ford Focus saloon collided with two pedestrians in Station Road, Burgess Hill, near the junction with Wolstonbury Way.   The two pedestrians, a 65-year old woman and a 73-ye...

Police remind drivers to to take care in bad weather

Police remind drivers to to take care in bad weather

15 January 2015


Sussex Police remind drivers to take care on the roads during the morning rush hour, following high winds and heavy rain overnight. Since midnight on Thursday 15 January police have received reports of more than 20 ...

Shop Watch scheme launched in Lewes

Shop Watch scheme launched in Lewes

15 January 2015


The Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) has been working with Sussex Police and local business organisations to create a Shop Watch scheme in Lewes town centre. It launches this week and aims to enhance the s...

Police publish photo of Moulsecoomb handbag theft suspect

Police publish photo of Moulsecoomb handbag theft suspect

14 January 2015


Police in Brighton are hoping that local people will recognise a woman sought for interview about a sneak handbag theft from an elderly woman,   A CCTV still image of the woman police want to sp...

Attempted robbery at Bognor off-licence

Attempted robbery at Bognor off-licence

14 January 2015


A man was arrested after an attempted robbery was made at an off-licence in Nyewood Lane, Bognor, on Tuesday (13 January).   A man armed with a gun went into Grande Wines at 9.55pm and started struggling with ...

Man claims to be from water company to get into home of pensioners

Man claims to be from water company to get into home of pensioners

14 January 2015


Police are urging residents to look out for suspicious callers after a man claimed he worked for a water company to get into the home of an elderly couple in Hastings. At about 1pm on Friday (9 January) the man visi...

Police appeal for witnesses after taxi driver is assaulted in St Leonards

Police appeal for witnesses after taxi driver is assaulted in St Leonards

14 January 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 42-year-old taxi driver who was attacked in West Hill Road, St Leonards on Monday 12 January at 4pm.   A woman drove a passenger from Havelock road in her ...

Selsey man goes to prison after admitting child sex offences

Selsey man goes to prison after admitting child sex offences

14 January 2015


A Selsey man has gone to prison after admitting child sex offences. Mark Sorenson, 50, of Harcourt Way, Selsey, appeared at Chichester Crown Court on Wednesday 14 January having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing ...

Man charged over fatal crash at Charlton, West Sussex

Man charged over fatal crash at Charlton, West Sussex

14 January 2015


A man is being prosecuted over the death of a cyclist in a West Sussex crash.   Bo Christer Lundmark, 54, a computer consultant, of Blakullevagen 22, 90752, Umea, Sweden, has been served with a summo...

Operation Magpie: Five people arrested on suspicion of series of burglaries across the south east

Operation Magpie: Five people arrested on suspicion of series of burglaries across the south east

14 January 2015


Police are questioning five people on suspicion of being involved in a series of more than 200 burglaries across the south east. Detectives from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and the Metropolitan Police have been working tog...

Theft of more than £4,000 from Golden Cross service station, near Chiddingly

Theft of more than £4,000 from Golden Cross service station, near Chiddingly

14 January 2015


More than £4,000 was stolen from the BP Service Station at Golden Cross, near Chiddingly, on Friday (9 January). At around 6pm a man approached a member of staff and asked if he could use the toilet. He was taken in...

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