Officer accused of hitting Brighton woman to face trial

The police officer accused of hitting a Brighton woman with his baton has been told he will be tried for assault next March. Sgt Delroy Smellie, 47, is accused of striking Nicola Fisher, 35, who was attending a vigil in London on Thursday 2 April. The vigil was for Ian Tomlinson,...
Posted On 16 Nov 2009 at 11:26 pm

Young man badly beaten after accepting lift in Rottingdean

A young man who accepted a lift in the early hours of the morning was left with serious head injuries after his Good Samaritans turned robbers. The 25-year-old man was offered the lift by two men in the Peacehaven/Rottingdean area between 1am and 2am on Sunday. The car later...
Posted On 16 Nov 2009 at 8:58 pm

Hollingbury pensioner's home raided by 'FedEx' burglars

A pensioner was bundled to the floor by burglars posing as FedEx couriers who went on to steal £2,000 in cash from her Hollingbury home. The 62-year-old woman was left shaken by the raid at her flat in Birchgrove Crescent at 7.10pm on Friday, November 13. The two burglars took a...
Posted On 16 Nov 2009 at 8:46 pm

First Capital Connect announce new timetable for Brighton commuters

First Capital Connect has announced a severely reduced timetable to cope with driver shortages which have crippled its service. This follows weeks of commuter misery as FCC drivers, angry at a pay freeze, have refused to work overtime, leading to extensive delays and...
Posted On 16 Nov 2009 at 8:36 pm

Dead man pulled from the waves on Brighton beach

A dead man spotted floating in the water at Hove this morning led emergency services on a macabre journey to retrieve his body. The body was first seen in the water near the shore south of the King Alfred Leisure Centre at about 11.30am. The RNLI Brighton Lifeboat was called out,...
Posted On 16 Nov 2009 at 8:04 pm