Girls Failed to Arrive at School

Help us find Mia and Seanna

Help us find Mia and Seanna

Police are concerned for two teenage girls from Mid Sussex.
Mia Webb (left) and her friend Seanna Lavender (right), both 14 and from Copthorne, were last seen on Wednesday (February 7) when they left their homes to go to school but they never turned up.
Both are believed to be together and still be in West Sussex. It is unknown if they travelled by train or if someone has driven them.

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Who is this Man

Police release efit of knife man suspect in Hastings

Police release efit of knifeman suspect in Hastings

Police have issued an efit of a suspect who confronted a couple with a knife when they answered the door to him Beauclerk Way, Hastings.

The man burst into the premises brandishing a knife on Sunday (4 February) at about 8pm.

The male occupant of the premises climbed out of a window and onto the roof to evade the intruder, who then fled and is believed to have got into a dark coloured saloon car.

On trying to climb back through the window the man fell onto a grassed area outside and suffered serious injuries, including a punctured lung. Continue reading Who is this Man

Young Lad Hurt in Collision in Hastings – Driver and Witnesses Sought

Driver and witnesses sought after boy is hurt in Hastings collision


Police wish to trace the driver of a black 4×4 or sports utility vehicle which failed to stop at the scene following a collision with a 12-year-old boy in Winchelsea Lane, opposite the Hastings Academy, Ore, shortly before 4pm on Monday (29 January).

The child sustained a fractured right knee and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

The motorist involved drove off without leaving his details. He is described as a white man, bald or with short,shaved hair. Continue reading Young Lad Hurt in Collision in Hastings – Driver and Witnesses Sought

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

Almost Four Times Over Drink-Drive Limit

Drink-driver convicted following head-on collision


This was the result of a woman being almost four times the drink-drive limit.

Emma Tingley was driving a black Ford Focus which was involved in a head-on collision with a white Toyota Aygo in Willingdon Drove, Eastbourne.

Her vehicle had drifted onto the wrong side of the carriageway prior to the crash at the junction with Sevenoaks Road.

A white DAF van also sustained slight damage during the incident, which occurred at about 6.18pm on 30 November. Thankfully no injuries were reported. Continue reading Almost Four Times Over Drink-Drive Limit

Two Armed Robberies in Hastings

Police seeking information following two armed robberies in Hastings

Police are seeking information regarding two armed robberies which occurred in Hastings on the evening of Wednesday 3 January.

Between 8pm and 8.30pm, a group of six hooded male youths, at least one of which was wearing a face mask, entered a property in Devonshire Road.

They threatened the occupier with a baseball bat and ransacked the house. The group then escorted the man along South Terrace and St Andrews Square area to a second property, before making off. Continue reading Two Armed Robberies 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

Immigration Crime – Nine charged

Nine people charged following crackdown of immigration crime across the South

Nine people have been charged following warrants which were carried out across the South by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

The warrants took place in Hastings and St Leonards, Eastbourne, Folkestone, Ashford and Plymouth on 13 December Continue reading Immigration Crime – Nine charged

Hastings Man Seriously Injured at Beckley

Motor-cyclist injured in Beckley road incident


Police are seeking witnesses to a road incident in Beckley in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured.

The incident happened in Furnace Lane, Beckley at 4.45pm on Wednesday (29 November).

A 42-year-old Hastings man riding his 125cc motorcycle west in Furnace Lane took evasive action to avoid an unknown car, and fell from his machine. Continue reading Hastings Man Seriously Injured at Beckley