Two teenage boys from Portslade face court over stabbing

Two teenage boys from Portslade face court in the new year after a stabbing outside a corner shop. A 16-year-old boy, charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, is due to go on trial on Monday 9 January. He was previously remanded by the courts. A...
Posted On 26 Dec 2016 at 6:34 pm

Brighton man freed from bail after being arrested over death of Geordie Shore model

A 28-year-old man from Brighton has been freed from bail by Sussex Police after being arrested over the death of the Geordie Shore model Aimee Spencer. The man was arrested after the 27-year-old member of the cast on reality TV show Geordie Shore fell from a balcony on Brighton...
Posted On 25 Dec 2016 at 6:51 pm

Man charged over claims that he tried to infect partners with HIV

A man who was arrested in Brighton earlier this year has been charged with deliberately trying to infect his sexual partners with HIV. He is due in court tomorrow. Daryll Rowe, 26, of no fixed address, has been charged with eight counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one...
Posted On 25 Dec 2016 at 2:57 pm

Beaches closed near pier to try to stop people having a Christmas Day swim in Brighton

Beaches are being closed near the Palace Pier in Brighton today to try to prevent people from going for a Christmas Day swim. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The council will once again be taking extra measures to discourage swimmers from taking a Christmas Day dip by...
Posted On 25 Dec 2016 at 11:16 am

Hove firefighters to collect unwanted Christmas trees to fund life-changing op for 8-year-old

Firefighters are offering to take away unwanted Christmas trees for a fiver to raise money for a life-changing operation for an eight-year-old boy. The crew members from Hove Fire Station will spend Saturday 7 January on their fundraising drive on behalf of a local schoolboy...
Posted On 25 Dec 2016 at 10:56 am

Brighton court fines scaffolder for not having licence

A court has fined a scaffolder for putting up scaffolding without a licence in a street in the centre of Brighton. Richard Bonner, from RB&S Scaffolding, Eastbourne, was fined £1,000 at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for having scaffolding on the public highway without a...
Posted On 25 Dec 2016 at 10:35 am

Brighton man suffers serious head injuries after supermarket bust up

A man suffered serious injuries after a row in a Brighton supermarket turned into a fight outside yesterday afternoon (Friday 23 December). Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Brighton which left a man with serious injuries. “A verbal dispute...
Posted On 24 Dec 2016 at 1:59 pm

Burglars break into family firm on Christmas Eve

Burglars broke in to a family firm’s workshop on Christmas Eve and stole specialist equipment worth £10,000. Four people were caught on CCTV along with two vehicles – a van and a car – at C R Allen and Sons at Lower Hoddern Farm, Pelham Rise, Peacehaven, just after midnight. They...
Posted On 24 Dec 2016 at 1:35 pm

Why we can look forward to 2017 with hope – by Warren Morgan

Last week I wrote about many of the positive achievements we have made in Brighton and Hove over the past 12 months. This week I want to look ahead to a few of the positive things happening in 2017. We will continue to focus on getting the basics right, the services you use and...
Posted On 24 Dec 2016 at 12:28 pm

Police looking for wanted man from Brighton

A wanted man from Brighton is being hunted by officers from Sussex Police, with the force issuing a public appeal for help finding him today (Friday 23 December). It said: “Police are looking for wanted man Jake Decker. “The 20-year-old, from Brighton, is wanted for recall to...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016 at 11:15 pm