Police concerned for missing Brighton man

Sussex Police have asked the public to look out for a missing man from Brighton. The force said: “Police are searching for Timothy Mepham, who is missing from his home in Brighton. “It is believed he could be wandering anywhere between Brighton and Eastbourne and he...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 10:47 pm

Prime Minister sends message of support to Brighton Pride

Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a message of support to Brighton Pride. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby, a fellow Conservative and a Treasury minister in her government, said: “I have been asked to pass on this message of support for Brighton Pride from the Prime...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 10:12 pm

Armed robbery suspect arrested in Brighton after being spotted by eagle-eyed security guard

A suspected armed robber was arrested in Brighton after being spotted by an eagle-eyed security guard, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 4 August). The man, 25-year-old Danny Walsh, is suspected of holding up Easington Post Office in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on Saturday (30 July)....
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 6:58 pm

Southern advises people coming to Brighton Pride to think about alternatives to the train

Train operator Southern has advised people coming to Brighton Pride to consider alternative means of transport on Saturday (6 August). The company said: “Reduced train service will mean very busy trains. “Preston Park station will be closed for the safety of passengers a...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 5:15 pm

Brighton landlord fined £5k for turning house into flats without permission

A Brighton landlord has been fined £5,000 for turning a house into flats without planning permission. Jobie Lee Edwards, 32, Bazehill Road, Rottingdean, pleaded guilty to breaching an enforcement notice when he was taken to court by Brighton and Hove City Council. Edwards turned...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 3:34 pm

Wanted man arrested in Brighton and sent back to prison

A wanted man has been arrested in Brighton and sent back to prison after breaching the terms of his release licence. Jerome Anicet, 31, was recaptured in Brighton, having been spotted in the town since the probation service asked the police for help in finding him. Anicet was...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 3:17 pm

Brighton jeweller landed with £1.1k bill for Hove fence offence

A Brighton jeweller has been landed with a four-figure bill after he ignored an order to take down a fence, gate and shed at his home in Hove. Jeremy Hoye, 51, of Aymer Road, Hove, was fined £300 and ordered to pay £850 towards the cost of the prosecution by Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 3:03 pm

Thieves steal from three Brighton delivery drivers

Thieves have stolen cash, a wallet and a phone from three delivery drivers in Brighton in separate incidents just a few days apart. Sussex Police warned delivery drivers to lock their vehicles to make it harder for thieves to strike. The force said: “On (Tuesday) 26 July more...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 2:16 pm

i360 fireworks postponed because of weather

The i360 opening night fireworks display has been postponed because of the weather. A spokesman for the i360 said: “High seas on the Channel caused by a storm off the Sussex coast have prevented the fireworks boat from being able to travel to Brighton beach today so British...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 11:26 am

Forest Hill or Forest Hole? That sinking feeling returns for Brighton and Hove commuters as line closes again

Engineers are looking into the Forest Hill sinkhole again and have closed the line between East Croydon and London Bridge. Thousands of commuters from Brighton and Hove were told to expect cancellations and delays and advised to use alternative routes or other means of transport....
Posted On 04 Aug 2016 at 9:17 am