Teenager charged with five knife robberies in Brighton and Hove

A teenager has been charged with carrying out five armed robberies on the streets of Brighton and Hove. James Brown, 18, of Dyke Road, Brighton, has been remanded in custody to appear before Brighton magistrates tomorrow (Saturday 5 February). He is believed to have been arrested...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 6:03 pm

Two men jailed for armed robbery at Brighton jewellers

The two men who carried out an armed robbery at a Brighton jewellers have been sent to prison. Charles Sadler was sentenced to 11 years and Aaron Phillips jailed for 8 years at Kingston Crown Court in London today. They were part of a gang of 50 dangerous criminals who carried...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 5:14 pm

107 tonnes of Christmas trees left for recycling across Brighton and Hove

More than 100 tonnes of Christmas trees were left for recycling across Brighton and Hove in the past month. Brighton and Hove City Council said that the 107 tonnes of trees weighed the equivalent of 23 elephants. The figure was down on the 350 tonnes of trees left last year,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 4:31 pm

Mother fined for teenage son's truancy

A mother has been fined after her teenage son missed almost nine in ten lessons. The woman, who cannot be named, was ordered to pay £790 in total after a hearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Brighton and Hove City Council said that the 14-year-old boy had attended...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 2:57 pm

Detective praises heroes after arsonist saved from fire

Three neighbours were praised for helping to save a Brighton man from a fire in his flat. They later learnt that the man who they saved had started the blaze. The fire starter, Paul Hyde, 28, of Donald Hall Road, on the Bristol Estate, was jailed for six years for arson with...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 2:39 pm

Police ask for help after Brighton bookies robbed

Detectives have issued a fresh appeal for information about an armed robbery at Ladbrokes in Islingword Road, Brighton, just over two months ago. Detective Constable Scott Moore said: “This was a very frightening and traumatic experience for the staff, who had a gun pointed at...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 1:33 pm

Brighton murder suspect back in custody

A 27-year-old man has been re-arrested on suspicion of murdering Craig Palmer, 39, in Russell Square, Brighton, on Saturday 15 January. Detectives from the Sussex Police Major Crime Branch re-arrested the suspect this morning. He is currently in custody while detectives prepare...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 1:25 pm

Brighton armed robbery gang jailed

Seven armed robbers have been jailed for being part of a gang which raided two Brighton jewellers. Four others are due to be sentenced today at Kingston Crown Court for conspiring to carry out armed robberies locally. The 11 men were caught after Sussex Police provided...
Posted On 04 Feb 2011 at 1:12 pm