Pensioner suffers head injuries after being knocked over in Hove

An 81-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after being knocked over in Portland Road, Hove, yesterday morning (Thursday 19 December). He was hit by a Chrysler Grand Voyager as he crossed the road near Portslade Station and the junction with Station Road. The pensioner,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013 at 11:16 am

Two more Brighton men charged with drink driving

Two more men from Brighton have been charged with drink driving during the Sussex Police Christmas crackdown. Kevin Adams, 58, was arrested at 6.35pm on Tuesday (17 December) in Old Steine, Brighton, at a police stop check. Adams, of Thorndean Road, Moulsecoomb, was charged with...
Posted On 19 Dec 2013 at 10:15 pm

Councillor found guilty of misconduct for saying golliwogs are not racist

A councillor has been found guilty of misconduct for saying that golliwogs were nostalgic not racist. Councillor Dawn Barnett was found to have brought her office into disrepute by what one councillor described as a “kangaroo court” sitting in secret at Hove Town Hall. Another...
Posted On 19 Dec 2013 at 4:45 pm

Brighton man jailed for child sex offences

A Brighton man has been jailed for engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. Fahim Uddin, 21, unemployed, of Melrose Close, Hollingdean, was sent to prison for 32 months when he appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (13 December). He had previously pleaded guilty...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 9:44 pm

Woman raped in Brighton street

A woman was raped in a Brighton street as she walked to her cousin’s home. The 27-year-old victim had only just arrived in Brighton and does not know the name of the road where the attack took place. This afternoon (Wednesday 18 December) Sussex Police issued an efit of the man...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 8:50 pm

Brighton rape case defendant cries as he describes finding woman dead

A man accused of raping two women cried as he described realising that one of them had died. Stephen Edwards, 48, of Merevale, Hollingdean, faltered as he answered questions from his defence counsel Nick Valios at Hove Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 17 December). Edwards said...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 4:49 pm

Brighton pensioner charged with sexually assaulting three girls

A pensioner from Woodingdean has been charged with sexually assaulting three girls over a period of more than 20 years. Ronald Coggins, 71, of Downsway, Woodingdean, is due to appear on police bail at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 9 January. He has been charged with 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 1:53 pm

Angry neighbour hurls insults at Brighton and Hove’s planners

Passions can run high at the planning meetings held every three weeks at Hove Town Hall. One angry applicant pelted local politicians with tomatoes. Last week a man living close to proposed new flats for people with dementia hurled abuse at those debating the scheme. Older...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 1:27 pm

Social care eligibility criteria are being maintained in Brighton and Hove, says council leader

Elderly and disabled adults who need social care in Brighton and Hove are not having their care cut through changed eligibilty criteria, according to the leader of the council. In Latest magazine today (Tuesday 17 December) Councillor Jason Kitcat, the Green Party leader of...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013 at 9:22 am

Man jailed over fight outside Brighton club

A man has been jailed for nine months over a fight outside a Brighton night club. The fight, outside Lola Lo, in East Street, Brighton, left the victim in a coma. One of those involved in the fight, Nathan Mhuto, an unemployed 24-year-old from Outram Road, Bognor, admitted affray...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013 at 1:59 am