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.
Police in Hastings offer reward in hunt for wanted man Joseph Nelson
Police in Hastings are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joseph Nelson.
Nelson, 19, unemployed, and now with a South London address, is nevertheless believed to be frequenting the Hastings area and is wanted in connection with a house burglary in the town earlier this month. Continue reading Hastings Police Offer Reward
Two sentenced to five years for Hastings street attack
Two 21-year old men have each been sentenced to five years imprisonment for a vicious late night street attack in Hastings town centre two years ago.
Conor Hodge (pictured left), unemployed, of Priory Road, Hastings, and Jason Easton (pictured right), a student, of Lullington Close, Bexhill, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 3 March having been convicted of grievous bodily harm, at the same court on 16 January. Continue reading Five Year Sentences Each for Hastings Street Attack
Police urge car owners in Hastings to be security conscious
Recent thefts from cars in the Hastings area have prompted police to ask owners to be vigilant.
Thieves have struck overnight during the past week. Sergeant Vikkie Ambrose, of the Hastings Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Car owners are advised to be wary and ensure their vehicles are adequately secured.
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.
Witnesses needed to robberies at Subway and Sainsburys in Hastings
Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery and an assault on an 23-year old cashier, who was attacked at the Subway shop, in Bank Buildings, Hastings on Wednesday 11 January.
She was working behind the till when the robbery took place between 7.45pm and 8pm that day.
A man entered, selected some food, but when he went to pay he jumped over the counter and started to grab money from the till. When the cashier tried to prevent this a struggle ensued but the man got away with a small quantity of cash.
The cashier was shaken and sustained a minor finger injury.
The suspect is described as white, in his late 20’s, 5′ 6″, and of skinny build, with short brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue jacket.
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