Brighton police hunt thief to return him to prison

Police in Brighton and Hove are looking out for a convicted thief so that they can send him back to prison. Sussex Police said that officers were searching for 40-year-old Nicholas McGreal. He is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his prison licence...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 7:00 pm

Brighton man held over life-threatening assault

A 22-year-old Brighton man has been arrested after another man suffered life-threatening injuries in an assault in the early hours of Sunday morning (28 June). The arrested man is in custody for questioning along with a 22-year-old man from Burgess Hill. They are suspected of...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 6:43 pm

Hove MP quizzes cabinet ministers in the Commons

Hove MP Peter Kyle has put questions to two cabinet ministers in successive days. Mr Kyle asked the Business Secretary Sajid Javid today (Tuesday 30 June): “Brighton and Hove is the most entrepreneurial city in the country but still lags behind the region for productivity. “What...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 4:19 pm

Estee Lauder redesigns Brighton shop doorway to banish rough sleepers

Cosmetics business Estee Lauder plans to redesign a Brighton shop doorway so that it can’t be used by rough sleepers. The company also hopes that the new design will create a more fragrant entrance to the premises by preventing “late night revellers” from using it as a “latrine”....
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 1:53 pm

Heatwave warning for dog owners

Animal welfare officers from Brighton and Hove City Council have issued advice and a warning to dog owners in readiness for the predicted heatwave. They said Never leave your dog in the car, even with a window open Welfare officers take a “zero tolerance” approach and will not...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 12:46 pm

Brighton pier magnet scam attracts court fine

A man went armed with an industrial magnet to try to rig his chances of winning on the slot machines on the Palace Pier in Brighton. Vladimir Ivanov, 35, admitted going equipped to steal – through a Russian interpreter – when he appeared before Brighton magistrates. The court was...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 3:05 am

Petition criticising £270k payoff to outgoing Brighton and Hove chief executive blocked by council

A petition criticising the £270,000 payoff to the chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council has been blocked by officials. Liberal Democrat candidate Jeremy Gale described it as a dark day for democracy after being told that his proposed e-petition would not be accepted...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 2:49 am

Chump sentenced for stealing meat from Brighton shops

Meat thief John Barnett has been sentenced for stealing from two Brighton shops in a fortnight. He stole two carrier bags of meat worth £116 from Lidl, in Arundel Road, Brighton, on Tuesday 16 June. On Wednesday 3 June he stole meat worth £49 from Tesco, in Jubilee Street,...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 1:52 am

Can you help catch crooks who strung life-threatening illegal net across harbour entrance?

Fisheries enforcement officers have their eyes on a catch … the crooks who strung an illegal net across the entrance to Shoreham Harbour. They could have disabled a vessel and potentially cost crew members their lives, according to the harbour master. Shoreham Port said: “On...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 12:18 am

Drug user jailed for stealing sunglasses from Hove shop

A drug user has been jailed for stealing four pairs of sunglasses from a shop in Hove. John Austin, 35, of Bennett House, North Place, Brighton, stole the shades, worth £86.97, from TK Maxx at the Goldstone Retail Park, in Newtown Road, Hove. He was caught on Wednesday 17 June...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015 at 12:07 am
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