Hastings Men Charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent

Two men charged in connection with Hastings pub attack

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Two men have been charged in connection with an incident outside The Carlisle public house in Pelham Street, Hastings, in which a local man was attacked shortly before midnight on 20 February last year. The victim suffered significant injuries to his eyes leaving him blinded. The victim has endured a number of operations at the specialist eye hospital in Brighton who have been able to provide him with hope.

Matthew Barnes, 46, of Victoria Avenue, Hastings, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

Oliver Wilkinson, 49, of Duke Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, has been similarly charged and also faces a further charge of witness intimidation. Continue reading Hastings Men Charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent

The Carlisle Hotel

By John Hodges

Early in the 19th Century, industry in what was to become the new town of Hastings, consisted only of agriculture with its many hop gardens in the Priory Valley and lime burning on the site of Wellington Square. However, one notable exception to this shortage was perhaps the continuing work provided by Continue reading The Carlisle Hotel