Car thief crashes BMW stolen in Hove

A thief burgled a house in Hove and stole a BMW car along with cash and electrical goods. Sussex Police said that the car, which was taken from Bigwood Avenue in Hove, was found abandoned in Hurstpierpoint last Friday morning (17 August) having been crashed. Officers have linked...
Posted On 25 Aug 2012 at 5:44 pm

Brighton disabled people’s flats win praise

A housing think-tank has singled out flats in Brighton for disabled people for praise. The Housing Learning and Improvement Network said that the ten flats at Vernon Gardens in Denmark Terrace showed the benefits of working with tenants before and after they moved in. The flats...
Posted On 25 Aug 2012 at 1:08 pm

Missing sex offender has visited Brighton

A missing sex offender has been to Brighton since he disappeared four months ago. Police are urging the public to look out for John Archer Barnett, 62, also known as John Owen. He was last seen by his landlord in Dover on Saturday 14 April and is thought to be travelling around...
Posted On 25 Aug 2012 at 12:48 pm

Dogs save woman from Hove flat fire

A Hove woman’s dogs woke her after her flat caught fire, saving her life as she didn’t have a smoke alarm. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service sent two fire engines from Hove to the fire in the loft space of the flat in Cambridge Grove ay about 3.45am yesterday (Friday 24...
Posted On 25 Aug 2012 at 12:34 pm

Woman raped on Brighton beach

A Brighton woman was raped on the beach in the early hours of this morning (Friday 24 August). Police were called to the beach just south of East Street, Brighton, shortly after 2am where the woman, who is in her mid-forties, had been left crying and distressed. She had met up...
Posted On 24 Aug 2012 at 7:57 pm

Brighton rapist jailed for eight years

A man has been jailed for eight years for raping a 13-year-old girl at a property in Whitehawk after plying her with drink and drugs. Rawad Bastawi, 31, of no fixed address, was sent to prison today (Friday 24 August) after a two-week trial at Lewes Crown Court. He was convicted...
Posted On 24 Aug 2012 at 7:44 pm

Brighton and Hove's GCSE results improve despite national dip

GCSE results improved in Brighton and Hove even though nationally they fell for the first time since the exam replaced GCE O levels and CSEs. The percentage of pupils achieving the benchmark five A* to C grades including English and maths has risen to about 56 per cent, up from...
Posted On 23 Aug 2012 at 7:56 pm

Ambulance chiefs plan new base in Brighton

Ambulance service managers hope to build a new base on the edge of Brighton. As a result, they have identified six ambulance stations at risk of closure. They want to build the new base at Woollards Field off the A27 Lewes Road in Falmer, next to The Keep – the new library and...
Posted On 23 Aug 2012 at 7:20 pm

Man held over harassment of Brighton woman on Facebook

A man has been arrested on suspicion of harassing a Brighton woman on Facebook. The 32-year-old man from Bournville in Birmingham was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 21 August) by detectives from Brighton and Hove CID and officers from West Midlands Police. He is accused of misusing...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 4:51 pm

Thug bottled man in thwarted robbery on Hove seafront

A thug bottled a man on Hove seafront after the victim refused to hand over money during an attempted robbery. The 52-year old victim, from Camberwell in South London, was sitting on a bench by one of the greens at the Hove and Kingsway Bowling Club on Hove seafront. A man came...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 4:27 pm