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Man found guilty of frauding charity

Man found guilty of frauding charity

27 February 2015


A man has been sentenced after de-frauding the charity where he worked. Victor Scuse, 76, of Wigmore Road, Worthing was treasurer for the Royal Air Force Association in Worthing for around eight years and had contro...

Voices clue to armed robbery in Portslade

Voices clue to armed robbery in Portslade

27 February 2015


Police investigating a series of armed robberies have released CCTV footage in the hope that someone may recognise the suspects from their voices. The raids occurred between November 28 and December 16 in Portslade,...

Police warn people to be vigilant after fraudsters target residents

Police warn people to be vigilant after fraudsters target residents

27 February 2015


Sussex Police are reminding residents to remain vigilant after a number of people have been targeted across Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex over the past week. Twelve people have been contacted in Horsham, Crawley, ...

Police warning about bogus charity collectors in East Sussex

Police warning about bogus charity collectors in East Sussex

27 February 2015


Police in East Sussex are warning shops and businesses about a scam by bogus charity collectors, following incidents in Crowborough, Hailsham and Bexhill on Wednesday (25 February) where mobile phones and debit cards...

Hove man sentenced over indecent images of children

Hove man sentenced over indecent images of children

27 February 2015


A Hove man has been sentenced over possession of indecent images of children. Michael Astill, 67, of McNair Court, Portland Road, Hove, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (26 February) and was sentenced to te...

Be careful that thieves are not watching as you use your bank cards

Be careful that thieves are not watching as you use your bank cards

27 February 2015


Police are advising people to take extra care when using their debit or credit cards after two men distracted a 90-year-old woman and then stole money from her account. The victim was leaving Morrisons in Pine Grove...

Worthing man arrested on recall to prison

Worthing man arrested on recall to prison

27 February 2015


A man wanted on recall to prison has been arrested. Mark Robinson, 53, of Winchester Road, Worthing has been arrested for breaching the terms of his licence.

Two arrested for van theft after police search in Crawley

Two arrested for van theft after police search in Crawley

27 February 2015


Two men were arrested after attempts to steal from vans in a Crawley hotel car park. At 8.25pm on Thursday (26 February) two men were disturbed whilst trying to break into a parked van in the car park of the Sandman...

Cannabis site closed down at Partridge Green

Cannabis site closed down at Partridge Green

27 February 2015


Police have closed down a cannabis growing site in Partridge Green. At 12.52pm on Sunday (22 February) following information from members of the public, police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant to search a disu...

Appeal for missing Shannon Green

Appeal for missing Shannon Green

27 February 2015


Police are appealing for information into the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Newhaven. Shannon Green, 16, was last seen on Saturday (February 21) when she left home but she did not return home. She has frien...

Mark Robinson wanted on recall to prison

Mark Robinson wanted on recall to prison

26 February 2015


Have you seen this man?   Police are urgently looking for Mark Anthony Robinson from Worthing who is wanted on recall to prison after he breached the terms of licence.   Robinson, 53, of Winchester Road...

Two men charged with Hastings murder

Two men charged with Hastings murder

26 February 2015


Detectives have charged two men with the murder of Jason Martin-Smith in Hastings in 2001.   Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team made four arrests on Wednesday (25 February) related to the hom...

Witnesses sought to hit and run collison on A27 at Sussex Pad

Witnesses sought to hit and run collison on A27 at Sussex Pad

26 February 2015


Police are seeking a driver who did not stop after a collision on the A27 at Shoreham. Officers were called to the collision at the westbound A27-Sussex Pad traffic lights, at 4.20pm on Wednesday (25 February). Two...

Malcolm Howell sought for recall to prison

Malcolm Howell sought for recall to prison

26 February 2015


Police are appealing for information about 49-year old Malcolm Howell, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his release licence.   Howell is also sought by South Wales Police for intervi...

Worthing woman given two year ASBO

Worthing woman given two year ASBO

26 February 2015


A Worthing woman who is said to have led a reign of terror against residents and businesses in the town has been given a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO). The order was granted against Alexandra Capone, 4...

Hastings police donation to road safety campaign

Hastings police donation to road safety campaign

26 February 2015


Hastings Police has donated £400 to the Hastings 20's Plenty campaign to buy advertising material in order to increase awareness locally. Hastings 20's Plenty is part of the national campaign to change existing spee...

UPDATED: New crackdown on drug-drivers in Sussex and Surrey

UPDATED: New crackdown on drug-drivers in Sussex and Surrey

26 February 2015


Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking drugs are to be targeted in a new road safety crackdown across Surrey and Sussex. Legislation that comes into force on 2 March sets legal limits for how much of a subs...

Information needed on Eastbourne sexual assault

Information needed on Eastbourne sexual assault

26 February 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault in Eastbourne. The victim, a 48-year-old woman from Eastbourne, had been drinking in Wetherspoons on Cornfield Road with friends on Monday, February 16. She lef...

Man arrested after Chichester city centre assault

Man arrested after Chichester city centre assault

26 February 2015


At 1.35pm on Wednesday (25 February) police were called to East Walls, Chichester, where a 36-year old local man had received a cut to his face from what is believed to be a knife. He received medical treatment at St...

Two arrests for money laundering in Crawley

Two arrests for money laundering in Crawley

26 February 2015


This Release is issued on behalf of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU); The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) has carried out three warrants at addresses across Crawley this mornin...

Driver seriously injured in Horsham crash

Driver seriously injured in Horsham crash

26 February 2015


A driver was airlifted to hospital in London after he was seriously injured in a collision between a van and a car near Horsham on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene in Nuthurst Road,&n...

Missing Elouise Herridge-Dawson found

Missing Elouise Herridge-Dawson found

26 February 2015


Missing teenager Elouise Herridge-Dawson has been found safe and well in Brighton.

Wanted - Dale Arrowsmith from Hastings

Wanted - Dale Arrowsmith from Hastings

26 February 2015


Dale Arrowsmith, 18, from Hastings is wanted on recall to prison.   Arrowsmith has breached his licence conditions since he was released on Thursday 15 January. He was originally sentenced in November 201...

Appeal for witnesses to collision near Lewes

Appeal for witnesses to collision near Lewes

25 February 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to provide further information on a collision on the westbound A27 near Lewes. At around 8.50am on Tuesday, February 24 a black Ford Focus left the road between the...

Missing Mathew Rogers found

Missing Mathew Rogers found

25 February 2015


Missing Worthing man Mathew Rogers have been found safe and well in Brighton.

Appeal for information about two burglaries in Steyning

Appeal for information about two burglaries in Steyning

25 February 2015


Police are investigating two house burglaries in the Steyning area on Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13. In the one on February 12, in Coxham Lane, those responsible forced their way in sometime between ...

Police donate to Rye 'Mary's Fund' charity

Police donate to Rye 'Mary's Fund' charity

25 February 2015


Rye Police has donated £500 to the family of Mary Shipstone, for 'Mary's Fund', named after Mary who so tragically died in September 2014. The fund enables children living in difficult circumstances to receive suppo...

Appeal for missing Elouise Herridge-Dawson from Newhaven

Appeal for missing Elouise Herridge-Dawson from Newhaven

25 February 2015


Police are appealing for information into the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Newhaven. Elouise Herridge-Dawson, 15, was last seen when she left home at 1.30pm on Saturday, February 21 and did not return. She...

Police warning after purse thefts in Crowborough

Police warning after purse thefts in Crowborough

25 February 2015


Police in Crowborough are warning members of the public to keep their cash and cards safe following the theft of two purses, in separate incidents, on Monday (23 February). On both occasions purses were taken from h...

Are any of these stolen items yours?

Are any of these stolen items yours?

25 February 2015


Do you recognise any of these items? Detectives believe they may have been stolen in burglaries in Sussex but have so far been unable to link them to any crimes. Officers have now uploaded images of more than 50 it...

Have you seen wanted man Aaron Barrett?

Have you seen wanted man Aaron Barrett?

25 February 2015


Have you seen Aaron Barrett? The 24-year-old, from Brighton, is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his licence. He was released from prison partway through a sentence for burglary and the...

Police hope to trace owners of items

Police hope to trace owners of items

25 February 2015


Police are hoping to trace the owners of some items which they believe might have been stolen. A man's Pulsar watch, a Tissot T-Race chronograph watch, two silver band rings, a multicoloured brooch and an unusual Zi...

Updated: Three injured in fight outside Crawley bar

Updated: Three injured in fight outside Crawley bar

25 February 2015


Police are appealing for further witnesses to an assault in Crawley on Saturday, February 21. The victims, three men a 32-year-old from Crawley, a 47-year-old man and a 50-year-old man both from Horley, were a night...

Four men arrested in connection with Hastings murders

Four men arrested in connection with Hastings murders

25 February 2015


Detectives have arrested four men in connection with the murders of Jason Martin-Smith and Jimmy Millen in Hastings in 2001.   Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team made the early morning arrest...

Garages and sheds broken into in Polegate

Garages and sheds broken into in Polegate

25 February 2015


Police are appealing for information about three recent break-ins to sheds and garages in Polegate which may be linked. Two garages in Lynholm Road were targeted between 21 and 23 February and a red Wolf mig welder,...

Cannabis growing site closed down in Partridge Green

Cannabis growing site closed down in Partridge Green

25 February 2015


Police have closed down a cannabis growing site in Partridge Green. At 12.52pm on Sunday (22 February) following information from members of the public, police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant to search a disu...

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF WARWICKSHIRE AND WEST MERCIA POLICE: Shropshire girl could be in Brighton

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF WARWICKSHIRE AND WEST MERCIA POLICE: Shropshire girl could be in Brighton

24 February 2015


A missing girl from Shropshire could be in Brighton. West Mercia Police have released a CCTV image of a 15-year-old girl missing from Bishops Castle in Shropshire. Bonnie Rose Clarke, who is sometimes known as Keish...

CCTV image of Peacehaven attempted burglary suspect

CCTV image of Peacehaven attempted burglary suspect

24 February 2015


Police have released this CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in relation to an attempted burglary in Peacehaven.   On Sunday 15 February at about 9pm a man was seen to walk onto a driveway of a house in Ho...

Newhaven man charged with fraud offences

Newhaven man charged with fraud offences

24 February 2015


The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) has charged a 23-year-old man from Newhaven today (24/2) with fraud and Money Laundering offences involving 34 victims. George Wickens, 23, of Iveagh Crescent, N...

Fake window cleaner steals from residents in Brighton

Fake window cleaner steals from residents in Brighton

24 February 2015


Police are urging residents to be wary about paying cold-calling window cleaners who are stealing from vulnerable victims. Officers have received eight reports in eight days of a man posing as a window cleaner visit...

Car owner may have valuable information about Southwater rape

Car owner may have valuable information about Southwater rape

24 February 2015


Police are seeking a car owner who may have valuable information that would help a Southwater rape investigation.     The car, a 4x4, possibly a Jeep, silver in colour, and of an older style, bet...

Tribute from family of teenager who died in Ditchling

Tribute from family of teenager who died in Ditchling

24 February 2015


The 17-year-old girl who died at a house in Ditchling on Friday last week (February 20) has been formally identified as Annie Edwards from Southdown Avenue, Lewes. A post mortem was held on Tuesday morning (February...

Two men charged with burglary in Seaford

Two men charged with burglary in Seaford

24 February 2015


Two men have been charged with burglary at a home in Stoke Close, Seaford. On Saturday 21 February police were called at about 9.30pm to a report of voices and noise behind the property. Intruders had broken a wind...

Police donate £250 to Battle Local Action Planning Group

Police donate £250 to Battle Local Action Planning Group

24 February 2015


Sussex Police has donated £250 to Battle Local Action Planning Group. The group is a voluntary organisation that was formed in 2007 to implement plans set up by the local action group. Residents were consulted on w...

Fight outside bar in Crawley

Fight outside bar in Crawley

24 February 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Crawley on Saturday, February 21. The victims, two men a 32-year-old from Crawley and 47-year-old man from Horley, were a night out at LB1 bar on Gales Drive where...

Hastings woman jailed for shoplifting

Hastings woman jailed for shoplifting

24 February 2015


A prolific shoplifter has been put behind bars for eight weeks after stealing £777 worth of goods.   Emma Sabine, 29, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday, 13 February, where she pleaded guilty to ...

Series of small fires in Henfield

Series of small fires in Henfield

24 February 2015


Horsham Police are appealing for information after a series of arsons in the centre of Henfield. There have been eight reported small fires in Henfield since early November 2014 with the most recent being reported on...

Late night street attack in Eastbourne

Late night street attack in Eastbourne

24 February 2015


Police in Eastbourne are seeking a suspect who carried out an unprovoked late night attack on a man walking home from work. Between 1.20am and 1.40am on Friday (20 February) the 29-year old local man was walking alo...

Kylie Stoddart, missing West Sussex woman, found safe

Kylie Stoddart, missing West Sussex woman, found safe

24 February 2015


Kylie Stoddart, 56, who was last seen in Chichester at 3pm on 12 February, was found safe in Bognor on Monday evening (23 February). Kylie had been subject of a police publicity appeal on 19 February.

Horsham shop theft suspect arrested

Horsham shop theft suspect arrested

23 February 2015


A woman sought for questioning over shoplifting in Horsham town centre has been arrested.   The 21-year old local woman was arrested on Sunday (22 February) and, in agreement with the shop, has accepted a proces...

UPDATED: Appeal for missing Mathew Rogers

UPDATED: Appeal for missing Mathew Rogers

23 February 2015


Police are appealing for a missing man from Worthing to get in touch. Mathew Rogers, 35, from Twyford Road, Worthing was last seen when he went to bed on Thursday (February 19) and was spoken to during the day on Fr...

More police resources to combat domestic abuse in Sussex

More police resources to combat domestic abuse in Sussex

23 February 2015


The county's Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, has allocated over £100,000 to support Sussex Police in safe-guarding against domestic abuse.   The funding will extend the force's use of dedicat...

Woman sought after dogs worry sheep at Seaford

Woman sought after dogs worry sheep at Seaford

23 February 2015


Police in Seaford want to speak to a woman whose dogs were reported to be worrying sheep at South Barn, a rural location on top of the cliffs in Seaford. On Tuesday 10 February a witness reported two Jack Russells c...

Wanted St Leonards man arrested

Wanted St Leonards man arrested

23 February 2015


Police have arrested St Leonards man Mark Briton-Steele who is wanted on recall to prison. Briton-Steele, 30, who was wanted after breaching his licence conditions earlier this month, February, was arrested in ...

Missing Zahra Abdullah from Hastings

Missing Zahra Abdullah from Hastings

23 February 2015


Zahra Abdullah, 17, has been missing from her home in Hastings since Monday last week (February 16) and it is thought that she may be in the Islington area of London. Because of her age she is considered extrem...

Officers to take part in charity bike ride

Officers to take part in charity bike ride

23 February 2015


Eleven cyclists from the Force will take part in a charity ride to remember those officers who have died. In July this year the team will take part in the third UK Police Unity Tour from London to the National Memor...

Man sought over sexual offences against two girls in Hove

Man sought over sexual offences against two girls in Hove

23 February 2015


Police in Brighton and Hove are searching for Obaidullah Shenwari, who is sought on suspicion of serious sexual offences against two teenage local girls known to him.    Shenwari is described as 21, 5...

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

23 February 2015


Police are hoping someone will recognise this man they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Brighton. Officers have been investigating the assault which happened outside Waitrose on Western Road at arou...

Man charged in connection with Worthing fatal collision

Man charged in connection with Worthing fatal collision

20 February 2015


A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in Worthing in July last year. Richard Godfrey, 51 of Blackthorns, Hurstpierpoint has been charged with causing death by careless driving, causing dea...

Wanted East Sussex man, Lucas Lamb, arrested

Wanted East Sussex man, Lucas Lamb, arrested

20 February 2015


Lucas Lamb, who walked out and failed to return to Ford Prison on Friday, September 5 last year, has been arrested.   He was arrested by officers in East Sussex this morning Friday (20 February) and has been ret...

Findon man injured in Long Furlong collision

Findon man injured in Long Furlong collision

20 February 2015


Just after 8.30am on Friday (20 February) a Kia saloon and a transit van collided on the A280 Long Furlong.   The 48-year old Findon man driving the van was taken to Worthing Hospital to be trea...

Death of 17-year-old girl in Ditchling

Death of 17-year-old girl in Ditchling

20 February 2015


The death of a 17-year-old girl from Lewes at a house in Ditchling is being treated as unexplained at this time. Paramedics were called to the house in South Street around 9.15am on Friday (February 20) to a report ...

Do you recognise this man in connection with a robbery?

Do you recognise this man in connection with a robbery?

20 February 2015


Detectives are appealing to anyone who recognises this man in connection with a robbery in Brighton. Two men have already been arrested in connection with it, however officers are hoping someone can identify this ma...

Three sought for Horsham shop thefts

Three sought for Horsham shop thefts

20 February 2015


Do you recognise these people? They are wanted by police for questioning over shoplifting incidents in Horsham town centre. The first photo is of a man suspected of thefts of magazines from WH Smith on four occasio...

Family photos stolen in Hangleton burglary

Family photos stolen in Hangleton burglary

20 February 2015


Family photographs and other items of sentimental value were amongst property taken in a Hangleton burglary. During the evening of Thursday (12 February) burglars broke into a house in Tudor Close, Hangleton. They ...

Corrosive liquid thrown in man's face in Eastbourne

Corrosive liquid thrown in man's face in Eastbourne

20 February 2015


Police are investigating an incident in Eastbourne where a motorist was stopped by a pedestrian, who then threw a cup of liquid over him. At approximately 11pm on Tuesday, January 20 on Langney Road, Eastbourne, clo...

Wanted man arrested in Bognor Regis

Wanted man arrested in Bognor Regis

20 February 2015


Ivan Bull, 25, from Bognor Regis, wanted in connection with burglary and affray offences in Yapton and Bognor in December 2014, was arrested at an address in the town on Thursday evening (February 19).

Power tool thefts warning in Brighton and Hove

Power tool thefts warning in Brighton and Hove

19 February 2015


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

Cars damaged in Hailsham

Cars damaged in Hailsham

19 February 2015


Police in Hailsham are appealing for information after a number of cars were damaged overnight on Friday to Saturday (February 13-14). In Observatory View, a roof light was ripped from one vehicle and a wing mirror ...

Man charged after attempted robbery at Bognor takeaway

Man charged after attempted robbery at Bognor takeaway

19 February 2015


A man has been charged following an attempted robbery at a Chinese takeaway in Bognor Regis. The offence occurred at 8pm on Monday (February 16) when a man entered the shop in Chichester Road and demanded money...

Fingerprint fun at Hailsham

Fingerprint fun at Hailsham

19 February 2015


It was half term fun for police in Hailsham as they joined partner organisations for a free event at Hailsham East Community Centre on Tuesday (February 17). Organised by the Community and Regeneration Team at Weald...

Man charged after police pursuit ends at police station

Man charged after police pursuit ends at police station

19 February 2015


A man has been charged in connection with a pursuit in Seaford which ended when officers safely stopped his car - outside their police station. Officers on routine patrol around Peacehaven took interest in a vehicle...

Concern for missing Victoria Langley

Concern for missing Victoria Langley

19 February 2015


Sussex Police is appealing for help in tracing a missing woman from Bexhill. Victoria Langley, 35, was reported missing on Thursday 12 February having been last seen on the morning of Tuesday 10 February at her home...

Concern for missing Kylie Stoddart

Concern for missing Kylie Stoddart

19 February 2015


Sussex Police is appealing for help in tracing a missing woman from Bognor Regis. Kylie Stoddart, 56, was last seen in Chichester at 3pm on February 12 and officers are now appealing for help in finding her as they ...

Reminder of LGBT live web chat on Friday

Reminder of LGBT live web chat on Friday

18 February 2015


Sussex Police are reminding people that a live web chat will be held on Friday night (February 20) to mark Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans history month.   The event takes place in February every year and ce...

Three street robberies in central Brighton

Three street robberies in central Brighton

18 February 2015


Police are investigating three street robberies of young men in central Brighton on Tuesday (17 February). The first took place in Gloucester Place, just by the North Laine pub, at about 1.30am. A 20-year-old m...

Watch banned driver reaching 118mph and driving wrong way down dual carriageway to try to escape from police

Watch banned driver reaching 118mph and driving wrong way down dual carriageway to try to escape from police

18 February 2015


Police footage shows how dangerous driver Colin Pollard refused to stop for officers during a long pursuit in West Sussex, at one point driving at 118mph. At 3.45am on 7 December officers in a marked patrol car...

Operation Dragonfly: Drunk man found slumped over his steering wheel in St Leonards

Operation Dragonfly: Drunk man found slumped over his steering wheel in St Leonards

18 February 2015


A man found slumped over his steering wheel while drunk could not be woken by police.   Officers were called after Stephen Grimes was found sat in the driving seat of his Citroen Berlingo van with the engin...

Elderly woman attacked and robbed in Portslade

Elderly woman attacked and robbed in Portslade

18 February 2015


A 75-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in Portslade on Wednesday morning (February 18). The woman was shopping in Boundary Road around 9.50am when she was approached by three men. One pushed her to the gro...

Staff and officers honoured at Brighton and Hove awards (1)

Staff and officers honoured at Brighton and Hove awards  (1)

18 February 2015


Police staff, officers and volunteers were congratulated for their exceptional investigative skills, innovation and dedication to providing excellent public service at Brighton & Hove Police's Divisional Awar...

Further remains in forest believed those of missing Crawley man

Further remains in forest believed those of missing Crawley man

18 February 2015


A police-led search in Tilgate Forest, Pease Pottage, has found further human remains believed to be those of missing 42-year old Jean Leveque from Crawley.  The further search, carried out on Tuesday (17 ...

Man arrested after fraudster poses as police officer to steal from couple

Man arrested after fraudster poses as police officer to steal from couple

18 February 2015


A man was arrested on suspicion of fraud after he tried to scam cash out of a couple from Crawley.   They were called by a man pretending to be a police officer with the Metropolitan Police on Monday (1...

Woman robbed in Kings Road, Brighton

Woman robbed in Kings Road, Brighton

18 February 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault and robbery of a 20-year old woman who was attacked near the Queens Hotel in Kings Road, Brighton, on Monday, 16 February. The victim was walking home when the at...

Man punched in pub in Crawley

Man punched in pub in Crawley

18 February 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched in the face at a pub in Crawley. At about 7pm on Sunday 8 February the 50-year-old victim was struck by another man at The Imperial in Broadfield Barto...

Appeal for witnesses after teenage boy assaulted in Crawley

Appeal for witnesses after teenage boy assaulted in Crawley

18 February 2015


Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was assaulted in Coney Close, Crawley, on Valentine's Day.   The 14-year-old had been playing football with friends on a green area outside his hou...

Brownies win a chance to meet Eastbourne police

Brownies win a chance to meet Eastbourne police

18 February 2015


A group of Brownies won a chance to tour the Eastbourne Police base in Hamonds Drive and meet sniffer dog Basil.   Police recently ran a children's competition to design or draw a poster depicting Eastb...

Police give cash to support blood transport service

Police give cash to support blood transport service

18 February 2015


Sussex Police has donated £500 to SERV Sussex to fund the purchase of hi vis jackets and other important safety equipment. SERV Sussex treasurer Dave Romaine said: "We are so grateful for the kind donation to ...

Police warning after Falmer and Brighton residents defrauded by cold callers

Police warning after Falmer and Brighton residents defrauded by cold callers

18 February 2015


Police are renewing advice to residents not to be taken in by cold callers after two people, Falmer and Brighton, were defrauded in one day, losing a total of almost £7,500. On Tuesday morning (17 February) a m...

Two arrests in Hastings burglary investigation

Two arrests in Hastings burglary investigation

18 February 2015


Police have made two arrests in connection with enquiries into a burglary at the flat of a Hastings man who had recently died.   Police had been called at 12.40pm on 2 February to a report of a burgl...

Operation Dragonfly: Two more men charged with offences over Christmas crackdown

Operation Dragonfly: Two more men charged with offences over Christmas crackdown

17 February 2015


Two more men have been charged with offences after they were arrested as part of Sussex Police's Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving. Brian Martin, 76, was arrested at 5.20pm on 7 December after offi...

Have you seen this stolen Audi?

Have you seen this stolen Audi?

17 February 2015


Have you seen this distinctive Audi A3? It was stolen during a burglary in Beaumont Park, Littlehampton, between 10.30pm on Sunday 8 February and 1.30am on Monday 9 February. Intruders broke into a home in t...

Sussex Police gives ok to badge

Sussex Police gives ok to badge

17 February 2015


Sussex Police is advising officers that the wearing of a discreet charitable Thin Blue Line badge is acceptable under its uniform policy.   Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, who heads Sussex Polic...

CCTV image of Brighton phone shop robbery suspect

CCTV image of Brighton phone shop robbery suspect

17 February 2015


Police have released this CCTV image of a man they are looking for in connection with a robbery at a Brighton phone shop.   A man went into The Phone Surgery in Trafalgar Street, at 3pm on Tuesday 10 Fe...

St Leonards man Lee Wood arrested for recall to prison

St Leonards man Lee Wood arrested for recall to prison

17 February 2015


St Leonards-on-Sea man Lee Wood, who had been sought for breaching the conditions of his prison release licence, was arrested in Hastings on Monday (16 February).  

Portslade man jailed for rape

Portslade man jailed for rape

17 February 2015


A Portslade man has been jailed after being found guilty of raping a woman who he took back to his flat.   Following a trial at Lewes Crown Court, Narendren Pirabakaran, 35, of Station Road, was se...

Sedlescombe man jailed for stabbing

Sedlescombe man jailed for stabbing

17 February 2015


A Sedlescombe man has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for causing grievous bodily harm in a two and a half hour knife attack. Mark Patterson, 32, of Eastview Terrace, Sedlescombe near Battle, ...

Wanted man arrested on suspicion of burglary

Wanted man arrested on suspicion of burglary

16 February 2015


A 20-year-old man who was wanted in connection with two burglaries in Alfriston and Upper Dicker has been arrested. Darryl Dempsey, of Lovat Mead, St Leonards, was arrested on Thursday 12 February on suspicion ...

Operation Dragonfly: Drink-driving woman abandons crashed car to go to restaurant

Operation Dragonfly: Drink-driving woman abandons crashed car to go to restaurant

16 February 2015


A woman who crashed her car while drunk abandoned it to go to a restaurant with friends. Alicia Hinton, 45, drove her Audi TT into a lamppost at the Asda car park at Brighton Marina before leaving it to go for ...

Dog owners reminded to keep their pets on a lead near livestock

Dog owners reminded to keep their pets on a lead near livestock

16 February 2015


Police are reminding dog walkers to keep their animals on leads when out walking. A farmer, who owns land in the Church Lane area of Hooe, has lost several sheep which have been killed by dogs not on their lea...

Warning about higher strength 'ecstasy' in Worthing

Warning about higher strength 'ecstasy' in Worthing

16 February 2015


Local police in Worthing  have become aware that there may be a supply of ecstasy tablets in circulation in the town with a higher level of MDMA, of a type which have been linked to a number of people in oth...

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