Court fines serial burglar from Brighton who was jailed after ‘Paddy Pantsdown’ affair

A court has fined a serial burglar from Brighton and Hove who was jailed for his part in exposing politician Paddy Ashdown’s affair with his secretary. Simon Berkowitz, 75, of no fixed address, had been due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for failing to keep contact with...
Posted On 24 Nov 2021 at 10:36 am

Man charged with attacking several women in Brighton and robbery

A man has appeared in court charged with attacking several women in Brighton as well as robbery and having drugs. Jamie Leigh, 37, denied most of the charges and was ordered to be kept in custody until he could be brought before a crown court judge next month. Sussex Police said:...
Posted On 23 Nov 2021 at 3:06 pm

Scaffolder ‘swats’ stepfather in family feud

A scaffolder called police and lied that his stepfather had fired a gun in the street so that armed police would swoop on the home he shared with his mother. The tactic – known as swatting in the USA, where it has led to innocent people being shot – was the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2021 at 9:18 am

Lorry driver convicted of London to Brighton Veteran Car Run driver’s death

A lorry driver has been found guilty of causing death by careless driving after a crash during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Michael Black, 52, was convicted of causing the death of 80-year-old Canadian millionaire Ronald Carey by a jury today (Wednesday 17 November) at...
Posted On 17 Nov 2021 at 6:44 pm

‘Predatory paedophile’ attacked girl after meeting mother through dating website

A paedophile has been jailed after he used a dating website to get to know a woman then sexually assaulted her daughter. Gary Fenn, 50, was given a nine-year extended sentence by Judge Shani Barnes, the former honorary recorder of Brighton and Hove. As she jailed Fenn at Hove...
Posted On 16 Nov 2021 at 8:53 am

Man sent to prison for two weeks for calling magistrate a ‘bald c***’

A Hove man landed himself with a two-week spell in jail after calling a magistrate a “bald c***”. Max Kramer was in the dock at Brighton Magistrates Court last week charged with failing to comply with probation after coming out of prison. But he hurled abuse at both...
Posted On 11 Nov 2021 at 2:55 pm

Man in court charged with false imprisonment and rape

A man has appeared in court charged with sexual offences against three women at addresses in Brighton. Abdoulie Jobe, 28, unemployed, of Harmsworth Crescent, Hove, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday, 6 November and was remanded in custody to appear at...
Posted On 10 Nov 2021 at 3:39 pm

Jail for Brighton dealer who recruited child drugs runners from schools

A Brighton man has been jailed for four years for using children to supply drugs around the city. Kemar Maybury, 40, of Dartmouth Crescent in Brighton, was arrested on Thursday, March 11, 2020, after his vehicle was stopped heading northbound along the M23 near Crawley. He was...
Posted On 05 Nov 2021 at 9:59 am

Landlord admits installing secret camera to film tenant

A Brighton landlord installed a secret camera in his female tenant’s room and filmed her undressing and having sex. Lucas Pauling yesterday admitted installing the camera, disguised as a carbon monoxide alarm, and voyeurism when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court. He...
Posted On 05 Nov 2021 at 9:28 am

Voyeur officer ‘may have used anti-terror skills’ to secretly film naked women

A senior Metropolitan Police officer who used spy cameras to secretly film naked women in Brighton and elsewhere may have used his background in counter-terrorism to obtain the devices, a court was told. Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, posed as an airline pilot to book...
Posted On 04 Nov 2021 at 4:59 pm