Three jailed for life for Brighton murder

Three men have been convicted today of the murder of a homeless man in a squat in Brighton earlier this year. John Battams, 40, Mike Zur, 28, and Ireneusz Malesza, 28, all of no fixed address, were convicted of killing Craig Palmer, 39, in January. After a four-week trial at Hove...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 5:52 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: In-goals from Newcastle

By Tim Hodges The Albion have signed Newcastle’s veteran keeper Steve Harper on a month’s loan and, subject to clearance from the Football League, he is expected to start against West Ham United tonight (kick-off 7.45pm at The Amex). Gonzolo Jara Reyes, another...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 5:38 pm

Court remands Brighton and Hove 'fancy dress robberies' suspect

A man charged with holding up almost a dozen betting shops appeared before Brighton magistrates this morning (Monday 24 October). Martin Reilly, 53, of no fixed address, is suspected of being the fancy dress raider who donned a range of disguises when carrying out the series of...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 4:25 pm

Party at Hove property prompts fresh noise complaints

Police were called to a late-night party early yesterday (Sunday 23 October) at a house in Hove where a man was fined more than £5,000 for breaching noise abatement orders. Now council officials said that they would work with the police and speak with neighbours as they assess...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 3:57 pm

Man sexually assaults woman in Brighton street

A man sexually assaulted a woman as she was heading towards Brighton Station early yesterday (Sunday 23 October). The attack happened at about 7am when a man grabbed the 36-year-old Lewes woman as she walked along Temple Street into Montpelier Place, Brighton. The attacker was...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 3:35 pm

Two Brighton and Hove MPs to back calls for EU referendum

Two of the three MPs for Brighton and Hove have indicated that they will vote in favour of a referendum on membership of the European Union. Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove, is expected to defy a three-line whip today (Monday 24 October) to back a referendum....
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 5:03 am

Hove man and daughter spared prison for contempt

A man from Hove and his daughter have been given suspended prison sentences for lying to help his wife try to claim £1.5 million compensation. Nabil Tadrous, 63, of Leighton Road, Hove, exaggerated the extent of his wife Thereza Daoud’s injuries, as did their daughter Sherihan...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 at 3:21 am