Portslade man jailed for 25 years for murder of Shana Grice

A Portslade man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of 19-year-old Shana Grice. Michael Lane, 27, of Thornhill Rise, Mile Oak, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court this morning (Thursday 23 March). The judge, Sir Nicholas Green, known as Mr Justice...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 11:05 am

Our whole world came crashing down, Portslade murder victim’s mother tells court

The mother of 19-year-old Shana Grice spoke of her loss in a victim impact statement which was read out at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 22 March). Sharon Grice prepared the written statement on behalf of herself and her partner Richard Green and it was read to a packed...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 5:39 am

Renewed plan to build three homes on Portslade site comes under fire

The latest plan for homes on a small site in Portslade has come under fire from one of the ward councillors. Accountant and property developer Kenneth Elliott hopes to squeeze in three apartments on a modest strip of land behind Rowan Close. Peter Atkinson, who represents North...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 5:17 am

Hove man caught with child porn is spared prison

A Hove man caught with hundreds of pornographic pictures of children has been spared an immediate prison sentence. Andrew Cook, 33, of Woodlands, Hove, pleaded guilty to four charges of having indecent photographs of children at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (20 March). The court...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 3:20 am

Hove MP gives eye-witness account of public fleeing terror attack as Brighton MPs locked in Commons chamber

All three Brighton and Hove MPs were safe after a terror attack at Westminster this afternoon (Wednesday 22 March) in which a police officer and a woman were among four dead. Hove MP Peter Kyle has told how dozens of people rushed for safety into Portcullis House as he was...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 5:22 pm

Shana’s family say her death could have been prevented

The family of murdered teenager Shana Grice say that they believe her murder could have been prevented if police had taken her worries more seriously. Michael Lane, 27, of Thornhill Rise, Portslade, was this afternoon convicted of the 19-year-old’s murder, which happened...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 4:08 pm

Portslade man convicted of murdering Mile Oak teenager Shana Grice

A tyre fitter from Portslade has been found guilty of murdering Mile Oak teenager Shana Grice by a jury at Lewes Crown Court. There were cheers and tears in court when the jury took just under two and a half hours to convict Michael Lane, 27, of Thornhill Rise, of taking...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 2:24 pm

Hove MP joins calls for more regulation of Airbnb and party houses

A bill proposing that short term and holiday lets must be registered with a local authority in a bid to crack down on commercial operators taking advantage of the sharing economy has been sponsored by Hove MP Peter Kyle. The ten minute rule bill was introduced in the House of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:08 pm

Brighton and Hove secondary heads warn joy of learning could be lost as cuts hit

Brighton and Hove’s secondary heads have added their voices to a growing chorus of teachers and parents concerned at the implications of looming education funding cuts, saying the joy of learning could be lost as schools struggle to balance their budgets. The government...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 6:29 am

Man to stand trial charged with raping woman in Brighton

A man has been given the date for his trial on a charge of raping a woman in Brighton last month. Dongxu Su, 32, of Caius Court, Stoney Lane, Shoreham, is in custody as he waits for his case to come before a jury. He appeared by video link at Hove Crown Court today (Tuesday 21...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 6:55 pm
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