Brighton police officer sent for trial on child porn charges

A Brighton police officer has been sent for trial on child pornography and misconduct charges. PC Martin Harris, 37, of Perry Hill, Saltdean, is due to appear before a crown court judge on Wednesday 3 January. Harris was charged with three offences when he appeared before...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017 at 10:57 pm

Wanted man believed to be sleeping rough in Brighton

A wanted man is believed to be sleeping rough in Brighton, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Police are trying to trace Malcolm Smith, 38, who is wanted on recall to prison. “Smith has connections with Hastings and Brighton but is thought to be sleeping rough in...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017 at 7:46 pm

Bank to close two branches in Brighton and Hove

The NatWest Bank is to close two of its branches in Brighton and Hove, it was announced today (Friday 1 December). They are the London Road branch in Brighton and the Portslade and West Hove branch on the corner of New Church Road and Boundary Road, Hove. The two branches are...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017 at 7:23 pm

Annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers starts today

The annual month-long Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving started today (Friday 1 December). Sussex Police used the occasion to flag up the prospect of longer prison sentences for anyone causing death by careless driving while over the drink or drug driving limits. The...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017 at 2:37 pm

Cocaine and cash found during Brighton drugs raid

Four people have been arrested following a drugs raid on a seafront flat this morning. Early morning wake-up call for 4 occupants of an address in Brighton where we’ve conducted a Section 23 misuse of drugs warrant this morning. Class A and B drugs found and all 4 in...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017 at 1:02 pm

Millionaire lapdancing club owner jailed for coercing vulnerable Brighton teen into sex on his yacht

A millionaire lapdancing club owner is starting a three-year prison sentence for coercing a vulnerable 17-year-old Brighton girl into having sex with him on his yacht in Majorca. Kenneth McGrath, who ran the Pussycat Club in Church Road, Hove and Grand Parade, Brighton, was...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017 at 9:23 am