Sussex Police buys 78 hands-free cameras

A trial to test hands-free cameras has proved so successful that Sussex Police has bought 78 of them. The force said that the body-worn videos are capturing crucial evidence needed in domestic abuse investigations. This had helped officers to secure convictions and bring justice...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 11:49 pm

Armed robber holds up Brighton off-licence

A knife-wielding thug held up an off-licence in Brighton last night. The armed robber threatened staff and told them to open the till and hand over cash, mobile phone top-up cards, cigarettes and scratch cards. The robbery took place at about 8.50pm at The Offie in Whitehawk...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 11:07 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters face 8 per cent fare rise

Train fares are to rise by an average of 8 per cent in the new year. Commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade to London are likely to be paying at least £250 a year more. The new price of a season ticket will be about £3,200. The price rises are linked to the July inflation...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 4:18 pm

Man jailed for assaulting police officer at Pride

Five people who were arrested at Brighton and Hove Pride have been brought before a court. One was jailed for 28 days for assaulting a police officer. Robert Gruska, 35, of no fixed address, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 15 August). He pleaded...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 3:29 pm

Fire investigators given hands-free camera

Firefighters are due to start testing a portable hands-free video camera to help them investigate fires more efficiently from tomorrow. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, which has three fire stations in Brighton and Hove, will use the camera to record “point of view” footage...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 11:08 am

Bus reaches dead end in Hove

A bus had to reverse for almost a quarter of a mile up a narrow road in Hove last night after the driver appeared to forget that it was closed to traffic. Ironically, Elm Drive in Hangleton is closed while a bus stop is being relaid – and has a sign at the top warning that...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 7:11 am

Travellers row prompts formal complaint about Hove councillor

A councillor is being investigated after she handed travellers in her ward directions to other open spaces in Brighton and Hove. Councillor Dawn Barnett, who represents Hangleton and Knoll, provided the directions to travellers who set up an unauthorised camp in Greenleas...
Posted On 16 Aug 2011 at 6:46 am
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