Two Women Shot Dead in St Leonards

Police launch murder investigation after shooting in St Leonards

Police have launched a murder investigation after a two women were shot dead in a house in St Leonards.

Officers responded immediately to a report of a shooting at 7.43pm in Bexhill Road on Friday (16 March). Firearms officers were able to lead two other women from the house to safety and they were taken to hospital. Both were uninjured but suffering from shock. One of these women is pregnant. Continue reading Two Women Shot Dead in St Leonards

£500 Reward

Reward for arrest and conviction of Nigel Fry, aka May, wanted on warrant

Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Nigel Fry.

Fry, 50, also known as Nigel May, from Bexhill-on-Sea, is wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court.

Officers also wish to speak to him about several other offences in the Eastbourne, Lewes, Rother and Wealden districts.

Fry is described as white, 5’5″, 11 stones 2lbs, of proportional build, bald and with brown eyes.

Anyone seeing Fry or knowing of his whereabouts is asked to report detailsonline or call police on 101, quoting serial 47170166775.

Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Wednesday 29 November 2017

16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

Victim of St Leonards stabbing dies in hospital

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in the street in St Leonards on Saturday, November 18, has sadly died.

The boy, who had been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton following the attack, had remained in a critical condition throughout. On Friday afternoon (November 24), his family agreed that his life support should be withdrawn and he passed away shortly after 4.30pm. He has not been formally identified at this time.

His death is now being investigated by the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. Continue reading 16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

8 Years for Manslaughter

Men from Rye given eight years for Hastings manslaughter

Report from Sussex Police.


When brothers Brian and Andrew Hill went out together for their usual twice monthly drinks in their home town of Hastings, they didn’t know that evening would end in tragedy. Brian would end up with severe head injuries and pass away a few days later after being attacked by two young men.

Now read about the police investigation and how we traced the two men involved and brought them to justice for their involvement in Brian’s death. Continue reading 8 Years for Manslaughter

Hastings Police Offer Reward

Police in Hastings offer reward in hunt for wanted man Joseph Nelson

Police in Hastings are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joseph Nelson.

Nelson, 19, unemployed, and now with a South London address, is nevertheless believed to be frequenting the Hastings area and is wanted in connection with a house burglary in the town earlier this month. Continue reading Hastings Police Offer Reward

Nine Burglaries in 24 Hours

UPDATED Police warning after nine burglaries in one day in East Sussex

Police are reminding residents across East Sussex to be on the alert for suspicious activity after nine house burglaries in one day in the Polegate, Westham, Bexhill areas.

The offences all happened between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday (7 November) but police warn that that the burglars might strike elsewhere.

Detectives are also appealing for information about the occupants of a car who were seen acting suspiciously near one of the burglaries.

The car was a dark coloured Audi, possibly an A4, with distinctive rear tinted windows, roof rails, alloy wheels and LED headlights. The occupants were a bald-headed man and a woman with blonde hair in a pony tail. Continue reading Nine Burglaries in 24 Hours

Assault in Camber

Do you recognise this man connected to an assault in Camber?

Do you recognise this man thought to be connected to an attack in Camber?

A 36-year-old man from Ashford was drinking in the Camber Castle Pub on Lydd Road at around 6pm on Sunday (October 1).

Do you recognise this man?

He was repeatedly punched to the face by a man causing fractured ribs and a fractured eye socket. Continue reading Assault in Camber

£500 Reward Offered

Reward offered to find wanted Thomas Hyde from Hastings

A £500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Thomas Hyde from Hastings.

Hyde is wanted on recall to prison after failing to conform with the terms of his licence, having been released following a 42-month sentence for possession with Continue reading £500 Reward Offered

St Leonards-on-Sea man charged with GBH

St Leonards-on-Sea man charged with causing grievous bodily harm

Following an incident in Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, at around 10.40pm on Tuesday (17 October) in which a 46-year-old local man suffered serious injuries, Simon Snashall, 51, unemployed, of Norman Road, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon – a commercial rolling pin – in a public place.

Mr Snashall appeared before magistrates in Brighton on Thursday (19 October) and was remanded in custody to appear before the Crown Court on Thursday, 16 November. Continue reading St Leonards-on-Sea man charged with GBH

Rye and Hastings Men Charged with Manslaughter

Two men, One from Rye, charged with Manslaughter

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a man in Hastings in February.

Officers were called to Havelock Road just before 1am on Friday, February 3 after the victims, a 60-year-old and a 53-year-old, were found near the taxi rank with serious injuries. Continue reading Rye and Hastings Men Charged with Manslaughter