Last Seen in Bexhill with Her Dogs

Missing Lucy Cusack found safe and well

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal for missing Lucy Cusack from London. She was found safe and well yesterday after she was last seen on 5 January in Bexhill.

email [email protected] or call 101 quoting serial 877 of 09/01.”

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Dog Attacks Horses and Riders at Camber

Horses and riders attacked by dog at Camber

The owner of a dog that attacked horses and riders on the beach at Camber on New Year’s Eve is being sought by police.


On Saturday morning (December 31), around 10.30am, a number of horses were being exercised on the beach when a black-and-white English bull terrier chased and jumped up at two of the animals. It then focused its attention on two other horses, jumping up and trying to bite both horses and riders.

A grey horse was bitten on its right shoulder, resulting in a wound that required hospital treatment.

Police would like to speak to the owner who is described as white, dark-haired, wearing a red coat, yellow scarf, blue jeans and wellingtons. It is thought that he was accompanied by a woman.

Anyone with information about the incident or those involved is asked to report online here quoting serial 426 of 31/12.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Friday 6 January 2017

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Latest on Suspicious Death in St Leonards

Five bailed as police continue to investigate man’s death at flats in St Leonards-on-Sea

Five people arrested on suspicion of murder following the death on New Year’s Day (Sunday, 1 January) of a 25-year-old local man at flats in Charles Road, St Leonards-on-sea, have been released on bail while police enquiries continue.

Two men aged 35 and 29, and two women aged 29 and 24 all from St Leonards, together with a 26-year-old man from Tring, Hertfordshire, have been bailed until 2 March 2017 pending further enquiries.

During the early hours of the morning the victim fell through the corrugated plastic ceiling of a kitchen annexe in a basement flat. Despite efforts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is thought he fell from a parapet four storeys up after an incident in another flat within the same terrace.

A post mortem examination carried out on Monday afternoon (2 January) found the cause of death to have been injuries sustained in a fall from height.

The matter has been reported to the coroner for East Sussex.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team, who is now leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to talk to anyone who may have information about what happened.

“If they saw or heard anything suspicious, or may be able to help in any other way, I would urge them to contact us quoting Operation Masefield.”

Alternatives are to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 ( or to report details online at:


Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 2 January 2017

Tobias is Home after Five Months

Finding Tobias

It was a very happy new year in the Rose household in Chichester as Tobias the Chihuahua was reunited with his family after five long months.

Owner Kayleigh Rose had all but given hope of ever seeing Tobias again when he disappeared in August, but just before Christmas, she received a strange telephone call suggesting that he was in Hertfordshire. The caller did not give any more information, but Sussex Police were able to establish that Tobias’s microchip had been scanned by a vet in Ware, Hertfordshire. Continue reading Tobias is Home after Five Months

New Year St Leonards Death Suspected to be Murder



Five Men Arrested

Reports have been coming in of the arrest of five men in St Leonards on suspicion of murder. Reports claim that a man fell through a utility room ceiling in a block of flats in Charles Road in the early hours of New Year’s Day

A Sussex Police spokesman said:

“The man had apparently fallen from a flat above and despite efforts to resuscitate him was pronounced dead at the scene. Five people from a flat in the building were arrested on suspicion of murder and inquiries into the death were continuing”. Continue reading New Year St Leonards Death Suspected to be Murder