Brighton medical student jailed for six years after murder of TV executive

A Brighton medical student has been jailed for six years after luring a man to his death. Mundill Mahil, 20, will be sent to a young offender institution after her conviction for causing grievous bodily harm to murder victim Gagandip “Gagan” Singh. Mahil, a trainee doctor at...
Posted On 29 Feb 2012 at 6:50 pm

Fire crews tackle blaze in kitchen of empty Brighton flat

Firefighters forced their way into a Brighton flat to tackle a kitchen fire. Crews from Preston Circus in Brighton and from Roedean dealt with the fire in a flat in Turton Close on the Bristol Estate just after 6pm on Monday evening (27 February). Neighbours dialled 999 after...
Posted On 29 Feb 2012 at 4:25 pm

A Band of Brothers helps keep young men from Brighton out of trouble

TP was an angry young man. His life was going off the rails. He was arrested three times for having cannabis and cocaine by the time he was 14. As a result the Brighton teenager was given a six-month referral order. For many youngsters like him, this would be one of the first...
Posted On 29 Feb 2012 at 8:57 am

Brighton man suffers burns in fire caused by candle

A man was treated in hospital after an accidental fire caused by a candle in his flat in Brighton. A tea-light had been left on a turntable and had become so hot that it had melted through the plastic, starting a fire. Four fire engines and the aerial ladder platform were sent to...
Posted On 28 Feb 2012 at 4:49 pm

Police ask for help finding missing Brighton boy

Sussex Police said officers were growing increasingly concerned for missing Brighton boy Harry Hall. The 14-year-old has been missing from his foster parents’ home in Hove since last Tuesday (21 February). Dawn, a family friend and Harry’s foster carer, said: “We miss you and...
Posted On 28 Feb 2012 at 3:38 pm

Brighton and Hove business leaders to debate the cost of a ‘living wage’

Business leaders from Brighton and Hove are to discuss the campaign for a living wage this evening. Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce is hosting the discussion as one of its Big Debate series at City College Brighton and Hove in Pelham Street, Brighton. The speakers in favour...
Posted On 28 Feb 2012 at 3:20 pm

Well done at burger bar for Brighton fire crews

Fire crews dealt with two fires in the Brighton area yesterday (Sunday 26 February). Two crews were sent to McDonald’s burger bar in Western Road, Brighton, shortly before 4pm after a commercial fat fryer caught fire. The fire was brought under control quickly and the job was...
Posted On 27 Feb 2012 at 10:21 pm

Bogus callers steal cash and rings from Brighton pensioner

Conmen are believed to have stolen cash and jewellery from a 91-year-old Brighton man on Saturday (25 February). They posed as water board officials when they called at his home in Wolverstone Drive in Hollingdean at about 2pm. They said that they needed to talk to him about...
Posted On 27 Feb 2012 at 10:10 pm

Hove and Portslade passengers can report crimes by email

Train passengers from Hove and Portslade can now report crimes and anti-social behaviour by email during their journey. Southern has been testing the email scheme, called Eyewitness, among its staff over the past couple of years and more recently with a number of passengers. It...
Posted On 27 Feb 2012 at 8:05 pm

Brighton property owner ordered to carry out repairs

The owner of a neglected property in a Brighton conservation area has been ordered to carry out repairs and repainting work. Nick White, who owns 3 St George’s Place in Brighton, has been served with an enforcement notice by the planning team at Brighton and Hove City Council. Mr...
Posted On 27 Feb 2012 at 7:42 pm