Police chopper scrambled in hunt for robbers

Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 9:41 am

The police helicopter was scrambled last night to help search for robbers who left two victims with face injuries.

Officers were flagged down at 3.25am by a member of the public reporting the robbery in St Anne’s Well Gardens in Hove.

Two men are now in custody.

A police spokesman said: “About 3.25am on Wednesday 4 August, police were flagged down by a member of public who reported a robbery in St Anne’s Well Gardens off Somerhill Road, Hove.

“At least two men sustained facial injuries and had personal items including mobile phones and clothing stolen.

“Officers carried out an extensive search of the area, assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter, and two suspects were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

“They remain in custody at this stage.

“Anyone with any information about the incident, or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around that time, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 135 of 04/08.”

  1. Jenny Reply

    It was incredibly loud:(

  2. Hove Guy Reply

    St Ann’s Well Gardens attracts the scum of Brighton and Hove, any time of day or night. Walking through it at night is not advisable. I hope the victims will recover very quickly and the thugs caught and heavily prosecuted.

  3. Chaz. Reply

    Name and shame those who are blighting our City.
    Despicable them.

  4. Kathleen McMullen Reply

    What’s fuel does this chopper use and how many tons of carbon does it emit each year?

    The Home office was considering replacing National Police Air service birds with drones.

    You know there’s no substitute for shank’s pony when it comes to cost effective preventative police work. Choppers to catch muggers is over reach.

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