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

Armed Robbery at Fairlight Road Co-op

Witnesses sought after knifepoint robbery at Hastings Co-op store

Witness Appeal

Police are searching for two robbers who held up staff in a Hastings shop at knifepoint and stole cash.

Just before 11pm on Wednesday (3 January) the pair entered the Co-op store in Fairlight Road, Hastings, each wielding a knife, and demanded cash from the till.

Three members of staff and two customers were in the store at the time but nobody was injured.

The suspects left with about £150 and were seen to leave in a dark vehicle in the direction of Fairlight. Continue reading Armed Robbery at Fairlight Road Co-op

Hastings Police Offer Reward

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

Have You Seen this Man in Rye or Hastings?

Can you help us find wanted man Callum Gower?

Sussex Police is offering a £500 reward for information which leads to the arrest of wanted man Callum Gower.

The 21-year-old is wanted for questioning in relation to an assault and a number of drug offences, including the supply of Class A substances.

Gower is currently of no fixed address, but is known to frequent Hastings and Rye, and is also known to have contacts and associations with people in these areas.

Callum Gower

He is described as white, about 5’8”, of medium build, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information of his whereabouts is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1047 of 04/11. In an emergency, dial 999.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 6 November 2017

£500 Reward Offered

Reward offered to find wanted Thomas Hyde from Hastings

A £500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Thomas Hyde from Hastings.

Hyde is wanted on recall to prison after failing to conform with the terms of his licence, having been released following a 42-month sentence for possession with Continue reading £500 Reward Offered

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

Five Year Sentences Each for Hastings Street Attack

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

Thefts from Cars in Hastings

Police urge car owners in Hastings to be security conscious

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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.

“This is particularly important if they contain valuable items.” Continue reading Thefts from Cars in Hastings

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