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‘It was like a drug addiction’... Widow’s warning after losing £100,000 in ‘romance fraud’

A Sussex widow who was conned out of more than £100,000 in an online befriending scam has issued a warning to others.

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Mario Bove (Photograph: Sussex Police)

COUNTY NEWS: Restaurateur jailed after hitting a motorbike with his Mercedes

A driver who deliberately crashed into a motorcycle, injuring the rider and his passenger, has been jailed for one year, police said.

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Brian Hill. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police.

Victim died after fall ‘caused by single punch’, court hears

A 60-year-old man was killed and his brother seriously wounded in a sudden street attack by two men at a Hastings taxi rank, a court has heard this week.

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Hastings Magsistrates Court results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for October 11 -

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Sussex Police warning as work vans are targeted by thieves

Sussex Police warning as work vans are targeted by thieves

A large number of tools have been stolen from work vans across Sussex in the past few weeks, according to Sussex Police.

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Daryll Rowe (Photograph: Sussex Police)

COUNTY NEWS: Hairdresser found guilty of deliberately infecting men with HIV

A man who set out to infect men in Sussex with HIV has been found guilty in the first case of its kind in the country, Sussex Police said.

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PCC's video log: Would you pay more to support policing in Sussex?

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex.

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L-R: Charles Bacchus, Environment Agency; David Wilkins, The Angling Trust; PCSO Daryl Holter, Sussex Police. SUS-171114-154339001

Partnership approach to discourage angling offences in Hastings and Rother

Police in Hastings and Rother are working with partner agencies to tackle the theft of fish from private waters across the district.

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James Maloney. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-171113-154710001

Police offer reward for help finding wanted man

Police are looking for a St Leonards man who they want to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary.

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Criminal damage closes parts of Hastings playground

Part of Alexandra Park’s lower playground has been closed as considerable damage has been caused to the timber framework that surrounds the play equipment.

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Police have cordoned off part of Sackville Road in Bexhill after being called to a property there

Police cordon off road after call to property

Police have partially cordoned off a road in Bexhill after being called to a property.

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COUNTY NEWS: East Sussex crime ringmaster jailed for £108million fraud

Six members of a crime ring, including their boss, an engineer from East Sussex, have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud following a ten-year investigation.

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East Street in Shoreham was partially cordoned off after a man was stabbed. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Young man stabbed in town centre precinct

A man has been arrested following a stabbing in a town centre last night.

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The A24 near Horsham was closed while a forensic investigation was carried out. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Police manhunt for hit-and-run driver after woman dies

Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene after a hit-and-run which killed a 70-year-old woman.

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Magistrates Court Results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from October 2 – October 9.

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COUNTY NEWS VIDEO: Man climbs on roof and throws tiles at police car

Police have arrested a man who stood on a roof and threw tiles at a police car and houses early this morning.

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Sussex police warning over illegally-killed game

Sussex police warning over illegally-killed game

Game dealers, restaurateurs, hotels and public houses are being advised to check that they are not buying illegally-killed game.

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Coach driver given four year disqualification for falsified records

Coach driver given four year disqualification for falsified records

A coach driver has been disqualified from professional driving for four years after admitting that he falsified his records to get around safety rules, according to the Traffic Commissioner.

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Sussex Police's light-hearted Twitter siren post has split opinion

Police celebrate 280 characters with new Twitter siren...

Sussex Police have celebrated the new 280 character limit for tweets with a special Twitter siren.

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