Garden wall mysteriously demolished overnight in Portslade

Posted On 31 Aug 2016 at 3:07 pm

A garden wall was mysteriously demolished in Portslade overnight, with emergency services called to the scene shortly after sunrise this morning (Wednesday 31 August).

Sussex Police said: “A resident of a house in Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, woke just before 6.30am to find that his garden wall had been demolished.

“It is believed that a vehicle caused the damage to the wall and gates but nothing was heard.”

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.36am Hove firefighters attended Old Shoreham Road, Portslade. They made the area safe after a wall had been damaged by a car.”

Anyone who saw the wall and gates being destroyed or who has information about the incident is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email

Five days ago the fire service said that it sent a crew to deal with a similar incident in Brighton. It said: “At 7.30am this morning (Friday 26 August) Brighton firefighters were sent to North Road, Brighton, following a road traffic collision which left scaffolding in a dangerous position.

“The crew cordoned off the area to the public until the scaffold contractors arrived.”

Yesterday (Tuesday 30 August) at about 5.30pm a fire engine from Preston Circus and a fire engine from Hove rescued someone stuck in a lift in Ingram Crescent West, Hove.

About an hour later a Hove crew tackled a fire in the garden of a property in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, when a shed and a tree caught light.

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