Police seek help finding missing Hove woman

Sussex Police today issued a public appeal for help finding a missing woman from Hove. The force said: “Police are searching for missing Hove woman Amy Easton. “The 27-year-old woman was reported missing on Tuesday (October 20) having last been seen in Shoreham on Monday, October...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 9:26 pm

Work can start on building hundreds of new flats, says council

Work can move forward on building hundreds of low-cost homes after councillors agreed to change the terms of an existing deal with a housing association. Planning permission has already been granted for 346 homes at the first two sites – in Coldean and Portslade. And after a...

Home to school transport fiasco faces further scrutiny over serious concerns

An independent report is expected to lay bare how the council came to employ cost-cutting consultants to cart vulnerable children around in a matter “better suited to transporting stationery”. A draft version of the report is being sent to those who have been criticised to allow...

School closes after coronavirus case leads to short staffing

A whole primary school has closed until after half term because a senior staff member has tested positive, leading to too many teachers having to self isolate. Benfield Primary School informed parents on Monday of a case in its community, and a small number of children in contact...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 5:09 pm

Jury convicts Brighton kitchen worker of murder

A Brighton kitchen worker has been found guilty of stabbing a 21-year-old man to death at a flat in the Prestonville area of Brighton. Francesco D’Agostino, 45, was found unanimously guilty by a jury this afternoon (Wednesday 21 October). D’Agostino denied murdering Serxhio...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 3:51 pm

Brighton fraud case derailed by redacted evidence

A Brighton man charged with fraud was cleared after the police and prosecution presented evidence in which key details were redacted. Some of the redactions – or blanking out – involved documents but a recording was also redacted even though details of another case, being...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 2:08 pm

Kemp town shooting suspects still at large

A man and a woman wanted in connection with a suspected shooting in Kemp Town on Monday are still at large. St James’s Street was closed for about 24 hours after shots were heard during what police describe as an “altercation” in Rock Place on Monday morning....
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 12:55 pm

Did you see crash which left motorcyclist needing surgery?

An appeal for witnesses which left a 60-year-old motorcyclist needing surgery has been launched. Police are asking anyone who saw or who has dashcam footage of the crash on the Old Shoreham Road last Tuesday to come forward. Officers were called to Old Shoreham Road at the...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 11:59 am

Vandals wreak havoc on 850-year-old church

A parish priest says money which could have been used to help the community will now have to be spent on repairing the damage caused by vandals who broke in and wreaked havoc last weekend. Father David Swyer, of St Nicolas Church in Portslade, says it took three hours to clear up...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 10:47 am

Hove man who robbed his own brother jailed for two years

A Hove man who punched and robbed his own brother has been given a two-year prison sentence. James Underwood, known as Jimmy, 38, of Lansdowne Place, Hove, was jailed at Hove Crown Court for robbery, theft, criminal damage and witness intimidation. Judge Martin Huseyin added to...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020 at 12:02 am