Brighton man jailed for seven years for having gun and drugs

A Brighton man has been jailed for seven years for firearms and drugs offences. Colin Priske, 50, of Lewes Road, Brighton, was sentenced to five years in prison for having a prohibited firearm. He was jailed for two years to run consecutively for having amphetamine with intent to...
Posted On 03 Apr 2012 at 2:46 am

Brighton and Hove police to ‘test on arrest’ for drugs

Police in Brighton and Hove will test suspected drug users when they are taken into custody from today (Monday 2 April). The “test on arrest” powers have been piloted in Hastings over the past year as a way of trying to steer drug users away from crime and into treatment. Now...
Posted On 02 Apr 2012 at 2:07 am

Fancy dress raider faces sentencing for holding up Brighton and Hove bookies

An armed robber who wore an Elvis disguise when he held up a Brighton bookies is due to be sentenced today (Monday 2 April). Martin Reilly, 53, wore a false beard and glasses during a bungled raid on a branch of William Hill in George Street, Hove, in July last year. Four days...
Posted On 02 Apr 2012 at 12:24 am

Two women robbed in Hove

Two women were attacked and robbed in a Hove street just a few hours apart in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 31 March). The first incident happened at about 2am when a 41-year-old local woman was walking towards the south end of Adelaide Crescent. She turned round...
Posted On 01 Apr 2012 at 10:57 pm

Thief targets phone boxes in Brighton

A thief has been trying to steal coins from phone boxes in Brighton and half a dozen other towns across Sussex. More than 30 thefts or attempted thefts have been reported during March, according to Sussex Police. Officers are urging the public to report anyone seen tampering with...
Posted On 01 Apr 2012 at 7:17 am