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Man gets life sentence for street attack in St Leonards

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after a vicious late night attack in St Leonards left his victim with serious facial injuries requiring multiple stitches and complex medical care at a specialist maxi-facial unit.

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Damage done to a door at The Pilot Field following a reported break-in. SUS-170524-162841001

Police investigating reported break-in at football club

Sussex Police are investigating a reported break-in at the ground of Hastings United Football Club.

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Robert Conlon. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170524-101926001

PCC welcomes Sussex’s first coercive and controlling behaviour conviction

Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has welcomed the first conviction in Sussex for exercising coercive and controlling behaviour in a relationship.

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Man charged with dealing heroin in Hastings town centre

A man has been committed for trial, charged with drug dealing in Hastings town centre, following a police operation on Thursday, May 18.

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Increase in armed police and military support at key locations and events as terror threat level raised to ‘critical’

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, police are continuing to urge residents to be vigilant.

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Man exposes himself to girl joggers in Hastings

Police are investigating an incident in which two teenage girls reported being chased by a man exposing himself.

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Robert Conlon. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170524-101926001

St Leonards man is first in Sussex to be convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour offence

A St Leonards man is the first in Sussex to be convicted of exercising coercive and controlling behaviour in a relationship, following an investigation by East Sussex Safeguarding detectives.

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Just some of the thousands of people who attended the vigil in Manchester's Albert Square. Ferring student Emily Barleycorn, who took this picture, was among them

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Manchester is not afraid’ – says Sussex student

‘Manchester is not afraid’ – those were the words of a student from Sussex who attended Tuesday’s vigil in Manchester.

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Fraudsters taking advantage of global WannaCry attack

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

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Warning over fake BT ransomware email

Warning over fake BT ‘ransomware’ email

Fraudsters are using the recent WannaCry ransomware attack as a way to get people to click links in a BT-branded phishing email.

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Hastings man arrested after schoolgirl approached by suspicious stranger in Rye

A man from Hastings has been arrested on suspicion of harassment after a teenage girl was approached by a stranger in Rye.

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Commercial premises targeted by burglars in Hastings and Rother

Police are appealing for information following recent break-ins at business premises, garages and commercial units in Hastings and Rother.

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Man hospitalised after being attacked with a weapon in St Leonards

Man hospitalised after being attacked with a weapon in St Leonards

Police are investigating an incident in which a local man was attacked by another man wielding a weapon.

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COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from April 13 - April 19.

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Woman attacked in Warrior Square, St Leonards

Woman attacked in Warrior Square, St Leonards

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 42-year-old black woman who was attacked in Warrior Square, St Leonards.

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Men charged after attempted robbery on train in Hastings

Two people have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery on a train in Hastings.

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Joseph Nelson. Picture courtesy of Sussex Police

Have you seen wanted Joseph Nelson in Hastings?

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to find 18-year-old Joseph Nelson who is thought to be in the Hastings area.

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UPDATE: Police investigating after railway assault reports

British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating after reports that a passenger was assaulted on a train travelling across Sussex this morning (Monday).
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Boy’s nose broken in skate park attack

Two boys were attacked by a group of teenagers during an incident at a skate park in St Leonards.

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Police investigate 'politically-motivated' graffiti on listed Hastings building

Sussex Police says it is investigating 'politically-motivated' graffiti in Hastings.

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