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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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Hard Work Updating Rye’s Own Website

Well done to our volunteer website manager, Dace Homa, who finds enough time in her busy life to put post after post from back issues of Rye’s Own, Hastings Town and Cinque Ports magazines and archives into the Rye’s Own Website.

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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

Arrested and Charged with Supplying Cocaine in Hastings

Man arrested and charged with supplying cocaine in Hastings

A man who made off after he was seen acting suspiciously by police officers in London Road, Hastings, was arrested and more than £5,000 worth of drugs and £5,778 cash were seized. Continue reading Arrested and Charged with Supplying Cocaine in Hastings

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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Who is this Man

Police release efit of knife man suspect in Hastings

Police release efit of knifeman suspect in Hastings

Police have issued an efit of a suspect who confronted a couple with a knife when they answered the door to him Beauclerk Way, Hastings.

The man burst into the premises brandishing a knife on Sunday (4 February) at about 8pm.

The male occupant of the premises climbed out of a window and onto the roof to evade the intruder, who then fled and is believed to have got into a dark coloured saloon car.

On trying to climb back through the window the man fell onto a grassed area outside and suffered serious injuries, including a punctured lung. Continue reading Who is this Man

Young Lad Hurt in Collision in Hastings – Driver and Witnesses Sought

Driver and witnesses sought after boy is hurt in Hastings collision


Police wish to trace the driver of a black 4×4 or sports utility vehicle which failed to stop at the scene following a collision with a 12-year-old boy in Winchelsea Lane, opposite the Hastings Academy, Ore, shortly before 4pm on Monday (29 January).

The child sustained a fractured right knee and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

The motorist involved drove off without leaving his details. He is described as a white man, bald or with short,shaved hair. Continue reading Young Lad Hurt in Collision in Hastings – Driver and Witnesses Sought

Violent Incidents in Hastings & St Leonards

Two teenagers charged following violent incidents in Hastings and St Leonards

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with offences following local police investigations into violent incidents in St Leonards and Hastings.

A 17-year old boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm following an attack in Norman Road, St Leonards, at 9.20pm on Tuesday (23 January). The 16-year-old victim was hit over the head and needed several stitches in the wound.

The same 17-year-old has also been charged with witness intimidation, affray and possession of an offensive weapon – a knife – following a separate incident in White Rock Road, Hastings, at 8.45pm on the same evening, in which an 18-year-old man was allegedly approached and threatened by three young men with knives. Continue reading Violent Incidents in Hastings & St Leonards