Two Armed Robberies in Hastings

Police seeking information following two armed robberies in Hastings

Police are seeking information regarding two armed robberies which occurred in Hastings on the evening of Wednesday 3 January.

Between 8pm and 8.30pm, a group of six hooded male youths, at least one of which was wearing a face mask, entered a property in Devonshire Road.

They threatened the occupier with a baseball bat and ransacked the house. The group then escorted the man along South Terrace and St Andrews Square area to a second property, before making off. Continue reading Two Armed Robberies in Hastings

Man Injured in Havelock Road Incident

Witnesses sought to night time Hastings incident


Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a 29-year old man was injured in Havelock Road, Hastings at 2.10am on Saturday, 1 April, after he tried to stop an altercation between another man and a woman.

The man, from East Hoathly, received injuries to his head and arms for which he needed hospital treatment. Continue reading Man Injured in Havelock Road Incident

Two Attempted Robberies in Hastings

Witness appeal following two attempted robberies in Hastings

Hastings Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery at Priory Stores in Priory Road, Hastings, at around 9.35pm on Monday (13 March).

A man walked in to the shop and pulled down a face mask he had on his head before demanding the staff member handed over cash. He then fled empty Continue reading Two Attempted Robberies in Hastings

Knife Point Robbery in St Leonards

Police seek witnesses to robbery in St Leonards

Police are appealing for witnesses to a knife-point robbery at the One Stop store in Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards.

At around 10.10pm on Sunday (26 February) a man walked into the shop and threatened the two staff members with a knife. One of the shop workers, a 34-year-old man, sustained a minor injury to his hand during the incident.

The suspect made off with approximately £690 in cash. He is described as white, 6′, of slim to medium build and with stubble. He was wearing a light coloured mask with red markings around the eyes and mouth, a blue hooded top with a small motif, dark denim jeans and yellow gloves. Continue reading Knife Point Robbery in St Leonards

Rye Man 24, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

Man dies following assault in Hastings


One of the two men assaulted in Havelock Road, Hastings on Friday morning (3 February) has sadly died.

Officers were called to the scene just before 1am after the victims, a 60-year-old and a 53-year-old, were found near the taxi rank with serious injuries.

Brian Hill, 60, from St Leonards was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he sadly passed away on Saturday afternoon (4 February). The other victim, who is also from St Leonards, remains in a stable condition in another hospital.

Two men, a 24-year-old from Rye and a 21-year-old from Hastings, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed until 21 March pending further enquiries. Continue reading Rye Man 24, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

Robbery at Hastings Supermarket

Supermarket robbed of cash in Hastings


Police are searching for robbers who stole cash from a supermarket in Hastings.

Just after 8.30pm on Tuesday (31 January) a man came into the Silverhill Supermarket in Sedlescombe Road North, Hastings, and after first asking for cigarettes, produced what appeared to be a handgun and demanded cash from the till. Four more men then entered the store, and one of them hit the 35-year old male shop assistant in the face with an iron bar.

The first man then took what is believed to be several hundred pounds cash from the till and they all left the store.

The shop assistant was treated at Conquest Hospital for facial cuts and bruises.

All five suspects are described as black. The first man, who took the cash, is described as in his mid to late twenties, with a full beard, wearing a long green coat with the hood up.

They are believed to have left in a white van which drove away down Paynton Road.

Detective Constable David Brown said; “We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw these men enter or leave the store. If you can help, or have any other information, please contact us via [email protected] quoting serial 1289 of 31/01.”

You can also report online here or call 101.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

Hastings Town Bulletin  Thursday 2 February 2017

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Woman Robbed in Bexhill Street

Woman robbed of purse in Bexhill street – did you see what happened?

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a 63-year old Polegate woman who was robbed of her purse while she was walking along Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill between 4.25pm and 4.35pm on Wednesday 11 January.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his twenties or thirties, 6′, and of large build. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up, and dark coloured trousers.

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Did you see man being attacked in West Hill, Hastings?

Did you see man being attacked in West Hill, Hastings?

Witness Appeals

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a 54-year old local man on West Hill, Hastings. on Friday, 16 December.

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The victim was walking alone from the town centre on his way to visit a friend when the attack, by three young men, took place between 6pm and 7pm.

The victim had his wallet stolen and sustained bruising and swelling to the right hand side of his face and bruising to his knees and elbows. Continue reading Did you see man being attacked in West Hill, Hastings?

Hastings Burglary – Can you help?

Two men sought in connection with Hastings burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a house in The Croft, Hastings.

At about 3pm on Tuesday (6 December), two men were disturbed in one of the bedrooms of the property by the occupant who had just returned home. Continue reading Hastings Burglary – Can you help?

35 Arrests in Five Days

35 arrested in first five days of Christmas drink and drug-driving crackdown

Police have arrested 35 motorists in Sussex in the first five days of their Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.

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The alarming statistic comes just days after Surrey and Sussex Police issued a plea to all road users not to drive under the influence of drink or drugs this festive season – or at any other time of the year.

It also follows the announcement that the number of officers capable of testing Continue reading 35 Arrests in Five Days