Detectives investigating vicious Brighton slash attack name suspect

Police have named a man they want to interview about a vicious attack on another man in Brighton. The attack, which took place in August outside the NatWest bank in North Street, left a young man desperately fighting for his life. Hussein Bashir Ali, 25, who comes from the...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:07 pm

Crackdown on rogue Brighton and Hove parkers

People trying to dodge residents’ parking schemes by using council-owned bays they have not paid for are set to be turfed out. Many Brighton and Hove council tenants and leaseholders rent bays near their homes from the council – but have increasingly found the spaces...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 1:38 pm

Brighton artisan baker robbed at knifepoint

A baker opening up shop was robbed at knifepoint this morning in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. At about 7.15am the woman opening for business at The Flour Pot baker’s shop in Sydney Street, Brighton, was confronted by a man armed with a kitchen knife who...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:15 pm

Man charged with Brighton rape

A man has been charged with rape after a woman was attacked outside Ardingly Court in the Kemp Town area of Brighton last Monday (January 5). Philip Olliver, 32, a technician of West Lane, Lancing has been charged with two counts of rape, sexual assault and possession of class B...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:11 pm

Rogue traders conned OAP out of £3k

Police  are reminding bank staff and residents of the dangers of being taken in by rogue traders who demand cash for drainage work. The latest warning follows a case in which a Peacehaven resident paid £3250 cash from his Brighton bank account to unknown men who claimed to need...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 10:20 am

Work starts on Brighton’s new open air theatre

A former bowling green is now being transformed into an open air theatre in memory of a Brighton playwright. Adrian Bunting died of pancreatic cancer last year aged just 47, and left his life savings to fund the project he had dreamed of making a reality. His friends took up his...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 9:42 am

Ten years’ jail for Brighton sex attacker

A man has been jailed for ten years for abusing a young boy over several years in the early 1980s. Gary Moscrop, 76, retired, of Hendon Street, Brighton, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Thursday (8 January) after being found guilty of 10 offences between 1979 and 1985. The...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 9:31 am

Former teacher charged with sex offences at Portslade school

A man has been charged with historic sex offences against boys at a long-closed school in Portslade. Geoffrey Parkin, 66, retired, who now lives in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, has been charged with nine indecent assaults against a total of six boys then aged between 11 and...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 9:27 am

Brighton families pay tribute to tragic friends swept out to sea

The families of two young Brighton men swept out to sea in the early hours of this morning say the two close friends will be sorely missed. The body of 24-year-old Freddie Reynolds has been identified after being found washed up at Saltdean this afternoon (Saturday 10 January)....
Posted On 10 Jan 2015 at 7:32 pm

Two men missing after going into stormy seas at Brighton

Two men are still missing after entering rough seas from Brighton beach in the early hours of this morning. The men, in their twenties, were part of a group of four on the beach. At least three of them went into the water. One of the group called the coastguard at about 1am to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2015 at 8:55 am