Violent Incidents in Hastings & St Leonards

Two teenagers charged following violent incidents in Hastings and St Leonards

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with offences following local police investigations into violent incidents in St Leonards and Hastings.

A 17-year old boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm following an attack in Norman Road, St Leonards, at 9.20pm on Tuesday (23 January). The 16-year-old victim was hit over the head and needed several stitches in the wound.

The same 17-year-old has also been charged with witness intimidation, affray and possession of an offensive weapon – a knife – following a separate incident in White Rock Road, Hastings, at 8.45pm on the same evening, in which an 18-year-old man was allegedly approached and threatened by three young men with knives. Continue reading Violent Incidents in Hastings & St Leonards

St Leonards woman sentenced over multiple frauds

A St Leonards woman has been sentenced over multiple frauds totalling more than £20,000 in East Sussex.

Kelly Jane Hodd, 29, unemployed, of Martingale Close, St Leonards on Sea appeared at Lewes Crown Court on 29 September, having pleaded guilty at earlier hearings to 19 counts of fraud and related offences and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years on each count, to run concurrently.

She was also ordered to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work.

Hodd, a mother of two, preyed on her victims in the Hastings and Rother area during 2015 and 2016, while already on bail charged with separate fraud offences for which she was later sent to prison.. Continue reading St Leonards woman sentenced over multiple frauds

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

Reward for Hastings Drugs Offender Wanted for Recall to Prison

Convicted Hastings drugs offender Kyle Gilmore wanted for recall to prison

Sussex Police is offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Hastings man Kyle Gilmore, 23, who is wanted on a warrant for recall to prison.

Kyle Gilmore
Kyle Gilmore

Gilmore, a labourer, of Malvern Way, Hastings, was jailed for two years eight Continue reading Reward for Hastings Drugs Offender Wanted for Recall to Prison

Bexhill man charged with grooming a young girl for sex

 

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Bruce Child, 63, a caretaker, of Jameson Road, Bexhill, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on Tuesday 23 November and was committed for trial, charged with on-line grooming of a 12-year old girl who he then allegedly sought to meet Continue reading Bexhill man charged with grooming a young girl for sex

Hastings Man Sentenced to Life

Hastings man sentenced to life imprisonment for sex assaults on girls

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a series of sexual offences against four young girls.

Marcus Hannon, 35, is one of three people from Hastings who have been sentenced on Friday (15 July) over the systematic sexual abuse of a 13-year old girl.

He was also sentenced for sexual assaults on three other young girls. Continue reading Hastings Man Sentenced to Life

Driver jailed for death of cyclist in St Leonards collision

Driver jailed for death of cyclist in St Leonards collision

05 May, 2016 16:06 News Justice Done
A driver who collided with a pedal cyclist in St Leonards-on-Sea, knocking him nearly 50 metres, has been jailed.

Jailed Driver Luke Headech
Jailed Driver Luke Headech

Luke Headech, 25, of Wickham Avenue, Bexhill, was driving along the A259 Continue reading Driver jailed for death of cyclist in St Leonards collision

St Leonards man sentenced for drugs and firearms offences.

St Leonards man has been sentenced to more than ten years imprisonment for drugs and firearms offences.

Carlton Meldrum, 23, of The Ridge, St Leonards, was sentenced to seven years for possessing heroin with intent to supply when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London on 30 March having previously pleaded guilty. This followed his arrest on 27 September last year when he was arrested with another man in a car in Ilford, East London. Three kilos of heroin, a firearm and two rounds of Continue reading St Leonards man sentenced for drugs and firearms offences.

Camber Double Murderer Gets Life

A mother has been sentenced for killing her baby son in East Sussex, four years after being sentenced for killing her three-year old daughter.

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Lesley Dunford, 37, of Windermere Close, Exeter, Devon, was sentenced for the second time when she appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday (15 April), after pleading guilty at a hearing at the same court in March to the murder of her seven month-old son, Harley, at the family’s then address in Pelwood Road, Camber, on 27 August 2003. Continue reading Camber Double Murderer Gets Life

Hastings Firearms – Two in Court

Two in court on Hastings firearm charge

03 March 2016

 

Two people have appeared in court after police recovered a firearm in Hastings.

Tamara Callan, 42, and Antony Hearn, 43, appeared in custody, via videolink, at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday (3 March), charged with possession of a semi-automatic machine pistol and ammunition with intent to endanger life, contrary to Section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968.

Callan was given court bail to reside at Stathnairn Street, Eltham, South East Continue reading Hastings Firearms – Two in Court