Brighton man in custody over knife attack

A man has appeared in court charged with trying to attack a man in a caravan with a knife. Peter Fittock, 47, of Springfield Road, Brighton, appeared before Brighton magistrates on Saturday accused of attempting to commit grievous bodily harm. Fittock was said to have tried to...
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 1:37 pm

Five suspected ecstasy dealers arrested at Brighton and Hove Pride

Five people were arrested in Brighton for having ecstasy tablets during the Pride weekend. The hundreds of tablets are believed to have been intended for Pride partygoers. All five have been bailed while detectives make further inquiries. The five were among 39 people arrested at...
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 1:29 pm

Brighton director's debut film on general release

A Brighton film director’s first feature-length film went on general release at the weekend. Down Terrace was directed by Ben Wheatley, the writer and director of BBC comedy sketch show The Wrong Door. The film, set and largely shot in Brighton, was shown at the Duke of York’s...
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 10:17 am

Brighton and Hove Pride attracts 160,000

Brighton and Hove Pride attracted more than 160,000 people at the weekend. About 56,000 arrived by train on Saturday alone, according to Sussex Police. The weather held for the biggest Pride since the event’s modest beginnings in 1992. And the parade from Madeira Drive to Preston...
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 7:22 am

Brighton benefit fraudster spared jail

A Brighton woman has been given a suspended prison sentence for falsely claiming more than £65,000 in benefits. Diana Giustiniani’s sentence of nine months in prison was suspended for a year by a judge at Hove Crown Court. Giustiniani, of Larkfield Way, Brighton, was taken to...
Posted On 08 Aug 2010 at 10:29 pm

'Missing' Brighton play area brings threat of court action

A Brighton property developer faces the threat of court action for failing to build the children’s play area that it promised. Brighton and Hove City Council has served an enforcement notice on the developer McAleer and Rushe Group over the Brighton Station site. Landowners...
Posted On 07 Aug 2010 at 4:23 pm

Drugs bust in Brighton nets £140k ketamine haul

A 50-year-old Brighton man was arrested on suspicion of having drugs with intent to supply at a house in Gloucester Road. Sussex Police raided the house at around 2.30pm yesterday. They seized 7kg of what is believed to be ketamine and more than £60,000 in cash. Police believe...
Posted On 07 Aug 2010 at 4:08 pm

Woodingdean flasher – police hold suspect

A man has been arrested Woodingdean on suspicion of indecent exposure. His arrest yesterday followed an operation by Sussex Police. Detective Inspector Steve Warner said: “Detectives and neighbourhood officers have been conducting a plain-clothed police operation to catch a man...
Posted On 07 Aug 2010 at 4:01 pm

Two Brighton men face fraud charges

Two Brighton men have been charged with fraud and money laundering. David George Barclay, 41, of Sussex Square, Kemp Town, and Paul Frederick Bridger, 60, of John Street, Brighton, are both due in court in the coming fortnight. They have been charged as part of a Surrey Polic...
Posted On 06 Aug 2010 at 10:57 pm

Brighton court rules dangerous dog must die

Brighton magistrates have ordered the destruction of a rottweiler after it attacked a ten-year-old boy. The dog’s owner Nicola Payter has a month to appeal. If she doesn’t appeal – or she appeals and loses – her five-year-old dog Snoop will be put to sleep. Payter, of Stephens...
Posted On 06 Aug 2010 at 7:15 am