Large Quantity of Cannabis Seized in Hastings

Cannabis worth tens of thousands seized at house in Hastings

Police 2On Friday (29 April) police officers acting on information from within the community raided a house in Oakfield Road, Ore, Hastings, and seized more than 70 cannabis plants being cultivated within the property.

It was estimated they could yield some £60,000 worth of the Class B prohibited drug on the black market.

Also seized was hydroponics equipment used to grow the drug.

A 33-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and is expected to be bailed while enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Paul Graham, of Hastings CID, said: “This was a good example of information supplied from within the community being used to target an illegal operation of quite significant proportions.

“We would encourage anyone who suspects such activity to get in touch. Information is treated in the strictest confidence, yet can often be vital in enabling us to target the perpetrators.”

Police can be contacted by emailing [email protected] or phoning 101. Alternatively people can use the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 (

Rye’s Own Bulletin 29 April 2016

Today is Jimper’s Birthday

Jimper is Very Poorly

Jimper has been writing articles and stories in “Rye’s Own” since 1966. He has become Rye’s best known character, with followers all over the country and indeed, all over the World.

He has met Royalty and Politicians, been on Television on innumerable occasions, written twenty books from which the proceeds have all gone to local charities. Continue reading Today is Jimper’s Birthday

New Romney Cinque Port Status Threatened

Petition to the Government  – Update at foot of this post.

It was the Queen’s 90th. Birthday on Thursday (21 April) and beacon fires were lit all over the country, all over that is, except for New Romney.

The Real Marsh Watch Group on the internet went ballistic when it was discovered the New Romney Beacon cage had not been prepared.

David Wimble started the debate by posting Continue reading New Romney Cinque Port Status Threatened

St Leonards man sentenced for drugs and firearms offences.

St Leonards man has been sentenced to more than ten years imprisonment for drugs and firearms offences.

Carlton Meldrum, 23, of The Ridge, St Leonards, was sentenced to seven years for possessing heroin with intent to supply when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London on 30 March having previously pleaded guilty. This followed his arrest on 27 September last year when he was arrested with another man in a car in Ilford, East London. Three kilos of heroin, a firearm and two rounds of Continue reading St Leonards man sentenced for drugs and firearms offences.

My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute

For those that were unable to attend the Memorial Service here is Gary Bourn’s Tribute to his Dad

Michael, Mick, Mike, Ernie, Mick the Milk, Mr Bourn, Sub Officer Bourn and even Russ Abbott are some of the names you have known my Dad by – His actual name was George Michael Albert – but to make this easy for me to do, and as he was mine, I will refer to him simply as “Dad”.

Dad was born on the 16 August 1938. He was Ethel and Franks, aka Pop-Pop’s, third child and only son and a little brother for his sisters Audrey and Margaret. They all grew up in the family home at number 4 Richmond Villas or as we know it 17 Rope Walk. Continue reading My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute

The Last Shout

They came in their Hundreds

They came in their hundreds to St Mary’s Church on Thursday 21 April to say last goodbyes to one of Rye’s best known heroes, George Michael Albert Bourn M. B. E. The Church was packed, every pew was filled. Rye Firemen and Firefighters from other stations were there in force.

There was a hushed silence as Gary Bourn paid tribute to his father’s life and recalled many of the incidents in Michael’s very active and eventful time from his birth on 16 August 1938. Continue reading The Last Shout

Camber Double Murderer Gets Life

A mother has been sentenced for killing her baby son in East Sussex, four years after being sentenced for killing her three-year old daughter.

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Lesley Dunford, 37, of Windermere Close, Exeter, Devon, was sentenced for the second time when she appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday (15 April), after pleading guilty at a hearing at the same court in March to the murder of her seven month-old son, Harley, at the family’s then address in Pelwood Road, Camber, on 27 August 2003. Continue reading Camber Double Murderer Gets Life

Hastings Man Sentenced Over Sexual Offences Involving Children.

Hastings man sentenced over sexual offences involving children.

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08 Apr, 2016 11:59 News Justice Done Continue reading Hastings Man Sentenced Over Sexual Offences Involving Children.