Robbery at St Leonards betting shop

Do you know this man?

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a St Leonards betting shop have issued CCTV images of one of the suspects.

At 9pm on Saturday (31 March) a man entered Megabet bookmakers in Kings Road, St Leonards–On-Sea and approached a member of staff who was working on one of the gaming terminals. He demanded the takings, but the 45-year-old Continue reading Robbery at St Leonards betting shop

£1,000 Reward for information leading to the arrest of this wanted man

Price on head of wanted East Sussex man is now in four figures

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.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 5 March 2018

16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

Victim of St Leonards stabbing dies in hospital

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in the street in St Leonards on Saturday, November 18, has sadly died.

The boy, who had been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton following the attack, had remained in a critical condition throughout. On Friday afternoon (November 24), his family agreed that his life support should be withdrawn and he passed away shortly after 4.30pm. He has not been formally identified at this time.

His death is now being investigated by the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. Continue reading 16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

New Year St Leonards Death Suspected to be Murder



Five Men Arrested

Reports have been coming in of the arrest of five men in St Leonards on suspicion of murder. Reports claim that a man fell through a utility room ceiling in a block of flats in Charles Road in the early hours of New Year’s Day

A Sussex Police spokesman said:

“The man had apparently fallen from a flat above and despite efforts to resuscitate him was pronounced dead at the scene. Five people from a flat in the building were arrested on suspicion of murder and inquiries into the death were continuing”. Continue reading New Year St Leonards Death Suspected to be Murder

Hastings Girl Wanted by Sussex Police

Holly Pennington from Hastings wanted on recall to prison

06 May, 2016 12:51 News Wanted
Police in Hastings want to find 29-year-old Holly Diane Pennington after a warrant was issued for her recall to prison.


Holly Pennington
Holly Pennington

She was jailed for three months for theft by Hastings magistrates on 15 March and released on licence from HMP Bronzefield, Ashford, Middlesex on 25 April. Continue reading Hastings Girl Wanted by Sussex Police

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.


Written In 1973 by Cristopher Davson

Let us take the bull by the horns. There is a love-hate relationship between Rye and Winchelsea. Such a relationship is most commonly found in families, and these two ancient towns are like rival sisters in a powerful family. Winchelsea, the elder, still beautiful in her widow’s weeds, looks down from a height of I20ft. Continue reading Winchelsea

Peasmarsh Robbery – Man Charged

St Leonards-on-Sea man charged and remanded over Peasmarsh robbery

01 March 2016


A 40-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea appeared before Brighton magistrates on Saturday (27 February), charged with a robbery at a house in Peasmarsh, near Rye, on the morning of Friday, 29 January. Continue reading Peasmarsh Robbery – Man Charged