Detectives urge car owner to help inquiry into Brighton church fire

Sussex Police detectives are trying to trace the owner of a blue Renault Scenic. The car was seen near a Brighton church just before it caught fire in what was believed to have been an arson attack. The police appeal relates to the investigation into the fire at the Greek...
Posted On 15 Jul 2010 at 7:26 am

Police name cyclist killed at Stanmer

The woman cyclist who died yesterday has been named by Sussex Police. Joanna Walters, 28, of Westbourne Street,Hove, was killed as she cycled through the underpass in Lewes Road at Stanmer on the edge of Brighton. The Brighton University student died after a collision with a van....
Posted On 14 Jul 2010 at 10:03 pm

Detectives excavate well at Tobin's former Portslade home

The police excavation of serial killer Peter Tobin’s former home in Portslade is to concentrate on a 20ft well in the back garden. The search has also started inside the building at 67 Station Road, where Tobin ran a cafe called Ye Olde Tea Room, living in a flat above with...
Posted On 14 Jul 2010 at 8:14 am

Cyclist dies after accident in Brighton

A cyclist died in Brighton yesterday after an accident involving a van in Lewes Road. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses to the accident which happened at about midday. The cyclist, a 28-year-old woman, died after colliding with a delivery van near the underpass by...
Posted On 14 Jul 2010 at 7:07 am

Brighton lifeboat rescues two

The Brighton Lifeboat rescued two fishermen whose boat was drifting towards a sea wall after its engine cut out. The RNLI Brighton crew towed the 24ft fishing boat to safety in Newhaven Marina from where it had become stranded about a mile west of Newhaven. The vessel was less...
Posted On 13 Jul 2010 at 7:45 am

Police charge Brighton man over fight

A Brighton man has been charged with wounding with intent after a fight in the town centre. Oliver Leaver, 26, of Norwich Drive, Bevendean, was charged after the incident in King’s Place, Brighton, in the early hours of Sunday morning. A 30-year-old man from Hove suffered serious...
Posted On 13 Jul 2010 at 6:59 am

Brighton and Hove man suspected of holiday homes fraud

A Brighton and Hove man is being hunted by police who believe that he may have defrauded hundreds of thousands of pounds from people booking holidays over the internet. Sussex Police urged anyone who knows the whereabouts of Carlo Bulley, 38, to help catch him. He is suspected of...
Posted On 12 Jul 2010 at 11:56 pm

Two Brighton and Hove properties searched in hunt for two women missing feared dead

Properties linked to a murderer who lived in the Brighton and Hove area were searched today by police. The searches, which could last up to four weeks, are part of an investigation which has continued since serial killer Peter Tobin, 63, was jailed for life three years ago....
Posted On 12 Jul 2010 at 11:31 pm

Brighton lawyer wins apology

A Brighton lawyer has secured an apology from The Mail on Sunday newspaper. The apology to Jill Whittaker – partner of former Brighton and Hove City Council leader Steve Bassam – follows an item in its Black Dog political gossip column three weeks ago. It reported how Lord Bassam...
Posted On 12 Jul 2010 at 7:24 am

Brighton councillor vows to fight suspension

A Brighton councillor is to appeal against his suspension after he was punished for posting a video clip of a council meeting on YouTube. Councillor Jason Kitcat, who represents Regency for the Greens on Brighton and Hove City Council, was ruled to have broken the councillors’...
Posted On 11 Jul 2010 at 10:28 pm