Police officer taken to hospital as Hove Lawns gathering broken up

A police officer and another person were taken to hospital this evening (Saturday 5 June) as a gathering of young people on Hove Lawns was broken up. More than a dozen police vehicles were at the scene along with three ambulances. Sussex Police said: “We’ve responded to reports...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021 at 11:23 pm

Two rape suspects arrested after girl attacked in Pavilion Gardens in Brighton

A man and a boy have been arrested on suspicion of rape after a 17-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted in Brighton. Police have appealed for witnesses, asking anyone who saw a sex attack – or “suspicious behaviour” – in Pavilion Gardens to get in touch. Sussex Police...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021 at 9:39 pm

Man arrested after Brighton crash today

A man was arrested after a crash in Brighton this morning (Saturday 5 June). The 20-year-old was still in custody this afternoon, Sussex Police said, as it issued an appeal for witnesses or dashcam footage. The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021 at 5:35 pm

Missing Brighton girl found safe

A girl who was reported missing almost a week ago has been found safe, Sussex Police said today (Saturday 5 June). Sussex Police said: “Mia Charles, 17, who was reported missing from Brighton on Sunday 30 May has been located safe.” The force issued a public appeal for help...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021 at 5:25 pm

Teen jailed for stealing £500 electric scooter at knifepoint

A teenager has been jailed for stealing a £500 electric scooter in a knifepoint robbery in Brighton. Cameron Boxall, 18, stole the e-scooter from 20-year-old Callum Marten in Grantham Road at about 10pm on Sunday 21 March, Lewes Crown Court was told. Boxall and another man were...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021 at 5:14 pm

Brighton lifeboat volunteers tie the knot

A couple who met as Brighton lifeboat volunteers have tied the knot in a “yellow wellies” wedding. Dan Gurr and Jade Cohen met as Brighton RNLI volunteer crew members, based at Brighton Marina, 10 years ago. Dan has since joined the Tower RNLI crew in London – Britain’s busiest...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021 at 12:05 am

Coronavirus blamed for big shortfall in council tax

Town hall bosses have been left short by £4.5 million after more people claimed council tax relief as their incomes fell during the coronavirus pandemic. Brighton and Hove City Council’s shortfall was 25th highest “collection fund” deficit out of 309 English councils, according...