Brighton man jailed for child sex offences

A Brighton man has been jailed for engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. Fahim Uddin, 21, unemployed, of Melrose Close, Hollingdean, was sent to prison for 32 months when he appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (13 December). He had previously pleaded guilty...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 9:44 pm

Woman raped in Brighton street

A woman was raped in a Brighton street as she walked to her cousin’s home. The 27-year-old victim had only just arrived in Brighton and does not know the name of the road where the attack took place. This afternoon (Wednesday 18 December) Sussex Police issued an efit of the man...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 8:50 pm

Brighton rape case defendant cries as he describes finding woman dead

A man accused of raping two women cried as he described realising that one of them had died. Stephen Edwards, 48, of Merevale, Hollingdean, faltered as he answered questions from his defence counsel Nick Valios at Hove Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 17 December). Edwards said...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 4:49 pm

Brighton pensioner charged with sexually assaulting three girls

A pensioner from Woodingdean has been charged with sexually assaulting three girls over a period of more than 20 years. Ronald Coggins, 71, of Downsway, Woodingdean, is due to appear on police bail at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 9 January. He has been charged with 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 1:53 pm

Angry neighbour hurls insults at Brighton and Hove’s planners

Passions can run high at the planning meetings held every three weeks at Hove Town Hall. One angry applicant pelted local politicians with tomatoes. Last week a man living close to proposed new flats for people with dementia hurled abuse at those debating the scheme. Older...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 1:27 pm