Teenager mugged in Hove this morning

A teenager was attacked and robbed in a street in Hove early this morning. The 19-year-old local man was walking along Church Road at about 3.50am when he was attacked near the junction with Second Avenue. The attacker, described as black and aged about 20 to 25, with a shaven or...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 10:33 pm

Woman robbed near Brighton Police Station

A woman was mugged near Brighton Police Station when two thieves snatched her handbag and ran off. The 46-year-old Brighton woman was robbed outside Richmond Heights in Ashton Rise. She was walking along the path towards the block of flats between Ashton Rise and John Street when...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 8:38 pm

Muggers rob Spanish man on Brighton seafront

A young Spanish man was robbed at knifepoint on Brighton seafront. Muggers stole the 21-year-old’s iPhone and wallet as he was walking alone towards the Palace Pier along the lower promenade. As he was passing the stretch of promenade across the road from the Oceana night club...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 8:36 pm

Three men arrested by Serendipity in Rottingdean

Three men were arrested by Serendipity in Rottingdean this morning. They were held outside the Serendipity card and gift shop after a police chase ended in High Street in the village. The three men were in a car which was reported by the Metropolitan Police to have been involved...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 8:26 pm

Mears brothers convicted over Lapland theme park scam

Two brothers from Brighton have been convicted over the Lapland theme park scam. Victor Mears, 67, of Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, and Henry Mears, 60, of Coombe Road, Brighton, were found guilty of conning thousands of customers. Many of their victims were families with young...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 1:34 pm

Two women rescued from Brighton fire and suspected arsonist arrested at scene

A woman has been arrested after two others had to rescued from a house fire in Bevendean. The 26-year-old suspected arsonist is thought to have started the fire at a flat in Widdicombe Way at about 8pm on Wednesday evening (16 February). Crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 2:05 am

Planners have no appetite for changes at Brighton restaurant

A Chinese restaurant has been ordered to take down an oversized black fascia board. Days, in East Street, Brighton, put up the fascia with some red formica cladding at the old ABC cinema building in East Street. Now, planning enforcement officers from Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 1:50 am

Jury considers verdict on Brighton brothers' Lapland scam

Two brothers from Brighton accused of using a Lapland-style theme park as a money-making scam are waiting for the jury in their trial to return. Victor Mears, 67, of Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, and Henry Mears, 60, of Coombe Road, Brighton, are suspected of making amore than £1...
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 at 1:26 am