Five callouts in 24 hours for Brighton lifeboat

The Brighton lifeboat was called out five times in 24 hours, with two of the shouts taking place during the lifeboat station’s open day. The final callout was to help a kite surfer who had become separated from his board about 300 yards south of the King Alfred Leisure Centre in...
Posted On 31 Aug 2010 at 7:00 am

Brighton protests end in 14 arrests

Fourteen people were arrested in the centre of Brighton when two demonstrations were held today. The arrests were for public order offences, assault and to prevent a breach of the peace. They came as about 250 protesters took part in an English Nationalists Alliance (ENA) march...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010 at 10:11 pm

Brighton and Hove's vulnerable adults 'well protected', says watchdog

Some of Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable adults receive an above average service from the council, according to an official inspection report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Brighton and Hove City Council was “performing well” in safeguarding adults and in...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010 at 6:09 pm

Brighton lifeboat called out twice

The RNLI Brighton lifeboat station held its annual open day today – just a day after two call-outs underlined the volunteer lifeboat crew’s hard work and dedication. They turned out yesterday lunchtime after a boat with two people on board sunk between Newhaven and Brighton. The...
Posted On 29 Aug 2010 at 11:02 pm

Brighton woman sexually assaulted on bus

A Brighton woman was sexually assaulted as she travelled on a night bus towards Falmer. The victim, 24, boarded the number 25 night bus in Churchill Square in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday 18 August. Police want to trace a man who boarded the bus in the Old Steine...
Posted On 28 Aug 2010 at 5:38 am

Special Branch officer jailed for laundering his boyfriend's drugs money

A Sussex Police detective has been jailed for 16 months for laundering more than £80,000. PC Darren Graysmark, 44, was sent to prison for laundering drugs money for his boyfriend, Darren Simpson, 42, a manager at Brighton and Hove City Council. Graysmark, a former Special Branch...
Posted On 27 Aug 2010 at 11:17 pm

Jewel heist foiled on road to Brighton

Police swooped just outside Brighton to arrest five men suspected of preparing to carry out a jewel heist. Officers arrested the man in a lay-by at Pyecombe on the A23 at about 6pm yesterday. They were alerted by a 45-year-old jeweller who became suspicious of a car he had...
Posted On 27 Aug 2010 at 10:33 pm

Brighton venue loses appeal

A Brighton venue for voluntary organisations has been told it cannot carry advertising on the side of its building. Community Base, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, appealed to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles after Brighton and Hove City Council refused to grant planning permission...
Posted On 24 Aug 2010 at 7:04 am

Hove woman attacked by dog

Police and emergency services were called to a flat in Clarendon House, Hove on Saturday, August 21 at 3.20pm to reports of a woman on the roof of the building screaming for help. The woman had climbed out of her flat to escape a dog which had attacked her. Inspector Diane Lewis...
Posted On 23 Aug 2010 at 3:40 pm

Brighton pensioners arrested for racial abuse

A 70-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman from Brighton have been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress, following a police appeal. Police released CCTV images in the hope of identifying a man and woman wanted for racially abusing...
Posted On 23 Aug 2010 at 3:39 pm