Graffiti crackdown in Brighton shows nature of ‘massive challenge’

A team of five cleaned more than 200 examples of graffiti from properties in a Brighton shopping street in just three months. But during the trial “zero tolerance” crackdown in London Road, Brighton, the team found graffiti vandals were quick to respray newly cleaned surfaces....

Tears as parents tell court about loss of murdered Bill Henham

There were tears in court 1 at Hove Crown Court today (Friday 20 May) as the parents of Bill Henham spoke about their loss. Ian and Debbie Henham also addressed some of their remarks to the four men who murdered 24-year-old Mr Henham at a new year party on Wednesday 1 January...
Posted On 20 May 2022 at 2:31 pm

Four men jailed for life for Bill Henham murder in Brighton squat

Four men have been jailed for the murder of Bill Henham at a squat in Brighton by a High Court judge at Hove Crown Court today (Friday 20 May). Two of them – Gregory Hawley and Dushane Meikle – lacked “the moral courage” to appear before Sir John Cavanagh, known as Mr Justice...
Posted On 20 May 2022 at 12:05 pm

Four to be sentenced today for Bill Henham murder in Brighton

Four men are due to sentenced for the murder of Bill Henham at a squat in Brighton when they appear at Hove Crown Court today (Friday 20 May). They were found guilty of the murder of Bill Henham at a new year party at a squat in Brighton by a jury at the end of February. Gregory...
Posted On 20 May 2022 at 10:43 am

Hundreds of council homes left empty for months at a time

More than 250 council homes have been empty for an average of almost six months each, tenant representatives were told this week. The revelation prompted criticism from councillors who asked why homes were sitting empty for so long when people were homeless and thousands were on...

‘Contamination’ blamed as council sends up to 15 per cent of plastic recycling for incineration

Ten to 15 per cent of Brighton and Hove’s recycling is sent for incineration because people put the wrong items in the bin, residents were told this week. The high rates of contamination were blamed on the large number of communal bins in the more crowded areas of Brighton and...

Two teens given suspended prison sentences for drug dealing on Brighton estate

Two teenagers were given suspended prison sentences after being caught drug dealing in Brighton at Lewes Crown Court today (Thursday 19 May). Detectives spotted Michael Roberts and Davontay Williams, both 19, selling heroin and crack cocaine in Craven Vale and Queen’s Park in...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 11:37 pm

Conman scams woman in Hove

A conman scammed a woman out of £500 in Hove after telling her that she was in line for a parking ticket. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 19 May): “Police want to identify a man in this image in relation to an incident in Blatchington Road, Hove. “At around 1pm on Monday 9 May...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 8:42 pm

Police arrest 64 people in crackdown on ‘county line’ drug dealing in Brighton and Hove

Sussex Police said that they had arrested or detained 64 people in a crackdown on “county line” drug dealing in Brighton and Hove, with 24 suspects charged and remanded in custody. The force said today (Thursday 19 May) that members of 20 different drug dealing gangs had been...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 5:19 pm

Our lives are a living hell, say seafront hostel’s neighbours

Neighbours have complained that their lives are “a living hell” after a homeless charity started using a rundown seafront hotel as temporary housing without planning permission. They cite violence, thefts and sexual harassment since former rough sleepers, many with “compl...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 5:45 am