Whitehawk man charged with arson

A man has been charged after three arson attacks in Whitehawk on Thursday, according to Sussex Police. Jason Malcolm Aldridge, 23, of Findon Road, Whitehawk, has been charged with three counts of arson and one of using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or...
Posted On 31 Jul 2010 at 6:31 pm

Two arrested over Brighton hit and run

Two men have been arrested after the hit and run outside Waitrose in Western Road, Brighton. The incident happened at about 7.35am yesterday. A 31-year-old man from Brighton has been arrested by Sussex Police on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to report an accident and...
Posted On 31 Jul 2010 at 10:20 am

Hit and run outside Brighton supermarket

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after a hit and run crash outside a Brighton supermarket this morning. A driver crashed into bins outside Waitrose in Western Road, Brighton, and ran from the scene at around 7.35am. A 28-year-old man sustained serious but not...
Posted On 30 Jul 2010 at 10:59 am

Brighton lifeboat rescues two after speedboat runs aground

A speedboat from Brighton Marina ran aground close to the Portobello sewage treatment works at Telscombe Cliffs yesterday. The 16ft boat had beached and came close to smashing into a big concrete groyne there. It was 10 yards off the groyne when it was refloated by the RNLI...
Posted On 30 Jul 2010 at 7:14 am

Brighton and Hove appear to survive first round of police spending cuts

Frontline policing in Brighton and Hove is expected to survive the coming round of spending cuts relatively unscathed. The news emerged yesterday as Chief Constable Martin Richards set out ways in which Sussex Police is likely to cut £50 million from its budget over the next five...
Posted On 30 Jul 2010 at 7:02 am

Brighton boy arrested after man's ear lobe maimed in attack

A man’s ear lobe was maimed in a fight near The Level in Brighton last night. The 20-year-old was one of four people involved in the fight, Sussex Police detectives believe. They arrested a boy of 17 on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) shortly after the...
Posted On 29 Jul 2010 at 9:40 pm

Police finish searching killer's Brighton homes

Police have finished searching two Brighton and Hove properties linked to the murderer Peter Tobin. The latest search, at 152-154 Marine Parade, Brighton, has now ended. Tobin lived at the address in the late 1980s. No evidence of human remains was found by the police search...
Posted On 29 Jul 2010 at 8:56 am

Minister agrees to visit Brighton

A government minister has agreed to visit Brighton to learn more about Community Base. Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, has yet to set a date to come to the premises in Queen’s Road. But the Conservative minister met representatives from some of the 27 charities based...
Posted On 28 Jul 2010 at 10:08 pm

Saltdean landlord fined for breaking planning law

A Saltdean man has been hit with a bill of more than £2,5000 for breaking planning laws. Neil Harrison, of Berwick Road, Saltdean, failed to give details of all the owners and occupiers of a property which was converted into three flats without planning permission. Harrison was...
Posted On 27 Jul 2010 at 7:44 am

Foul play not suspected over Whitehawk body

The death of a man discovered in a van in East Brighton Park on Saturday is not being treated as suspicious. Officers from SussexPolice were called to the park in Whitehawk by a dog walker just before midday after he became suspicious of his dog’s interest in the white...
Posted On 27 Jul 2010 at 7:35 am