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