Murder Investigation – Body Found at St Leonards

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

Officers were called at 7.40am on Thursday (5 April) after a walker reported finding the body of a man in Bridge Way.

The unidentified man has an injury to his neck. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of his death and the circumstances. Continue reading Murder Investigation – Body Found at St Leonards

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

Violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Witnesses sought as police investigate violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Six people, all known to each other, were arrested on suspicion of affray following a violent incident in St Paul’s Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, in which two men, aged 18 and 26, sustained knife wounds.

The incident, reported to police at around 7.40pm on Sunday (22 January), is now being investigated. Two of those arrested required hospital treatment for their Continue reading Violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Road Closed at East Guldeford for Seven Hours

Police seek witnesses to crash involving a van and a lorry on the A259 near Rye

The A259 road on the Kent-Sussex border at East Guldeford, near Rye, was closed in both directions for almost seven hours on Wednesday (26 October).

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It followed a crash involving a van and a lorry. Traffic diversions were set up via Camber and Lydd. Continue reading Road Closed at East Guldeford for Seven Hours

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

Stephan Bryant Charged with Kidnap and Assault

Man remanded in custody for kidnap and assault

29 March 2016

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Police have charged Stephen Bryant, 39, of The Mount, St Leonards-on-Sea, with kidnap and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, following an incident in June 2015 in which a Hastings man in his 30s sustained serious injuries to his Continue reading Stephan Bryant Charged with Kidnap and Assault

The Calamitous Storm of 1891

SHIPS IN TROUBLE IN RYE BAY AND OFF HASTINGS

On 11th November 1891 a powerful storm raged along the Kent / Sussex coast, wreaking havoc on Hythe, Rye and Hastings. Continue reading The Calamitous Storm of 1891