Couple having row may have seen Brighton seafront attack

A couple who were arguing could have seen the thug who left a teenager with a fractured skull in an attack on Brighton seafront. Sussex Police issued an appeal today (Friday 20 March) for help to trace the man and woman who were arguing near the scene of the attack. The force...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 10:20 pm

‘Boris bikes’ scheme for Brighton looks likely to be given approval

A “Boris bikes” scheme for Brighton and Hove looks likely to be given approval in the coming week. The decision could release £1.5 million in start-up funding for 430 bikes and 50 docking stations initially, although questions remain about the long-term viability of the proposal....
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 9:29 pm

Second man arrested over murder of Brighton University student

A second man has been arrested over the murder of Brighton University student Janet Muller who went missing from a hospital in Hove. Sussex Police said that a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with Miss Muller’s death. The force...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 6:24 pm

Man remanded in custody after death of Hove hospital patient

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a woman who went missing from a hospital in Hove. Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, in Beckenham, south London, was charged with murdering Brighton University student Janet Muller. He appeared at...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 4:35 pm

Historic Hove seafront landmark may be compulsorily purchased – but not yet

An historic seafront landmark in Hove may be bought by Brighton and Hove City Council – but not yet. Instead the council will keep applying pressure on the current owners of Medina House, in King’s Esplanade, to maintain the site. Council leader Jason Kitcat refused to rule out...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 3:35 pm

Arsonist starts fire in Brighton flats doorway

An arsonist started a fire in the doorway of flats in Brighton, blocking the way out, early yesterday (Thursday 19 March). Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses to the arson attack today (Friday 20 March). The force said: “Police investigating a suspected arson attack in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 1:03 pm

Man charged over Brighton shooting

A man has been charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to murder after a shooting in Brighton in January.   Adam Willis, 33, of no fixed address, is accused of attempting to murder a 39-year-old man and conspiring to murder a 24-year-old man in Elmore Road.   Willis is due...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 11:44 am

UKIP suspends Brighton and Hove MEP over expenses claim

UKIP has suspended Brighton and Hove MEP Janice Atkinson while the party investigates an inflated expenses claim alleged to have been made on her behalf. It is not known whether Mrs Atkinson’s chief of staff Christine Hewitt was acting with her boss’s approval – or even her...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015 at 7:32 am