Armed incident in Old London Road, Hastings

Police seek witnesses to armed incident in Old London Road, Hastings

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Old London Road, Hastings, in which a man armed with what appeared to be a shotgun pointed it at another man inside a house and made threats.

The suspect made off in a white Mercedes-Benz C class car, driven by another man. No one was injured as a result of this incident and it is believed that all parties involved are known to each other.  Continue reading Armed incident in Old London Road, Hastings

Body of Northiam Man Found on Beach at St Leonards

Police name man whose body was found in beach at St Leonards

Police have named the man whose body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

He was 71-year-old Norman Albert Clark, of Station Road, Northiam, East Sussex.

Officers were alerted to the discovery, close to Bridge Way, by a dog walker at about 7.40am on Thursday (5 April).

Mr Clark was found with an injury to his neck and police subsequently launched an investigation. Continue reading Body of Northiam Man Found on Beach at St Leonards

Murder Investigation – Body Found at St Leonards

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

Officers were called at 7.40am on Thursday (5 April) after a walker reported finding the body of a man in Bridge Way.

The unidentified man has an injury to his neck. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of his death and the circumstances. Continue reading Murder Investigation – Body Found at St Leonards

Robbery at St Leonards betting shop

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Detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a St Leonards betting shop have issued CCTV images of one of the suspects.

At 9pm on Saturday (31 March) a man entered Megabet bookmakers in Kings Road, St Leonards–On-Sea and approached a member of staff who was working on one of the gaming terminals. He demanded the takings, but the 45-year-old Continue reading Robbery at St Leonards betting shop

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

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Do you know this man? Sought over use of stolen bank card in Hastings after serious assault

Do you know this man? Sought over use of stolen bank card in Hastings after serious assaultPolice in Hastings want to trace and interview this man, in connection with a theft and a serious assault on a local man.

The man in this CCTV image was seen near Lidl in Hastings town centre on the morning of Sunday 11 February, just after the victim’s bank card had been used to buy a packet of cheese strings in the store.

The attack happened at the 68-year-old victim’s home in the West Hill area of Hastings in the early hours of Saturday, February 10. He had spent much of the evening in French’s night club and Club XS in the town before heading off home.

Between 4.30 and 5.30am he was subjected to a vicious assault resulting in severe facial injuries. He had a deep laceration to his cheek, a fractured eye socket and cheek bones, cuts and bruising to his head and nose and a bleed on the brain. He was admitted to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and later transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead. He has since returned home.

Investigator Leah Yoshida said; “The man in the picture is not suspected of being involved in the assault, but we want to interview him about the use of the card.

“If you know who he is or have any other information, please contact us online or call us on 101 quoting Operation Marcross.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

On 24 February James Starnes, 20, a factory worker, of Lewis Road, St Leonards, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the man at the address on 10 February. Starnes was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 23 March.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 12 March 2018

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£1,000 Reward for information leading to the arrest of this wanted man

Price on head of wanted East Sussex man is now in four figures

Price on head of wanted East Sussex man is now in four figures

A  reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted man Kesley Searle has been doubled to £1,000.

Set at £500 early last month (February), the reward has been increased in a determined effort to trace Searle.

The 24-year-old, from St Leonards-on-Sea, is wanted for breaching a community order imposed by Hastings magistrates in November after he pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
It is believed that he may still be in the Hastings area. He is white, 5′ 9″, of medium build with blond hair and blue eyes.
Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to report details online or call 101 quoting serial 289 of 26/01.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 5 March 2018

Girls Failed to Arrive at School

Help us find Mia and Seanna

Help us find Mia and Seanna

Police are concerned for two teenage girls from Mid Sussex.
Mia Webb (left) and her friend Seanna Lavender (right), both 14 and from Copthorne, were last seen on Wednesday (February 7) when they left their homes to go to school but they never turned up.
Both are believed to be together and still be in West Sussex. It is unknown if they travelled by train or if someone has driven them.

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