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Police arrest 42 as drink and drug-driving campaign kicks off

Police have arrested 42 people in the first week of a summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers in Sussex.

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Do you drive in flip flops?

This is what the law says about driving in flip flops or bare footed

Summer is here and the weather continues to get warmer but the sunny conditions can make it uncomfortable to drive in a pair of sweaty shoes.

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Seven sheep die in dog attack near Hastings

Seven sheep were found dead near Hastings yesterday after apparently being attacked by a dog.

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News from the courts

Magistrates Court results

These are the results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for May 23.- May 30.

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Thomas Balmforth. Picture courtesy of Sussex Police SUS-180621-174223001

Appeal for missing Hastings man

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing Hastings man.

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VIDEO: 60 vehicles stopped in high-tech police crackdown

More than 60 vehicles were stopped by police in Sussex last week as officers conducted a high-tech crackdown on road crime.
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Restrictions on butterfly knives like this one will be extended under the new law

Zombie knives, death stars and 8 more things the new Offensive Weapons Bill will make illegal

Tough new measures are to be put in place to deal with offensive weapons, the Home Secretary announced yesterday.

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UPDATE: Missing Hastings woman found

UPDATE: Missing Hastings woman found

Caroline Saunders, who had been missing from Hastings, has now been found.

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Sebastian Trabucatt arrives at court in Heraklion, Crete, where he is due to stand trial. Picture: Flora Thompson/PA Wire

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man spared jail after killing teenager in Malia

A club promoter has been spared jail despite being convicted of killing a public schoolboy with a single punch during a night out at a Greek resort.

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Police news

Police investigating bomb threat against Hastings meeting

Police have confirmed they are working with the organisers of an event in Hastings after a bomb threat was made on social media.
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Lucie’s story: ‘I couldn’t get away from terrifying Jason’

Lucie’s story: ‘I couldn’t get away from terrifying Jason’

The true impact of child grooming and abuse is rarely made public.

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The NSPCC is calling for robust laws

Revealed: how child groomers use Facebook and Instagram in Sussex

Social media like Facebook and Snapchat have been used in 33 cases of child grooming in Sussex in the last year, new figures reveal.

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Mohamed Barakat, 63, from Goring, next to his front door which was broken into. The dent can be seen on the doorframe where the burglars forced one of the three locks.

COUNTY NEWS: Husband’s despair as thieves steal wife’s operation money

A man has spoken of his despair after thieves stole money to fund a life-changing operation for his disabled wife.

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Police are seeking 40-year-old Hastings man Kevin Barden in connection with an alleged offence of aggravated burglary

Police seek wanted Hastings man

Police are searching for a Hastings man in connection with an alleged offence of aggravated burglary.
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COUNTY NEWS: Body found in city centre

Police are investigating after a body was found in a city centre yesterday (Saturday).

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Liam Allen will be on the sex offender's register for life. Photo provided by Sussex Police

COUNTY NEWS: Student jailed after Freshers’ night rape

A university student who raped a woman after a pub crawl has been jailed for eight years.

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Justices granted a closure order which makes it an offence for anyone to enter 1 Wellesley Court, off High Street, Old Town, Hastings, for the next three months. Picture: Sussex Police

Closure order imposed on Hastings flat

Reports of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour at a flat in Hastings have led to a three-month closure order being imposed on the premises, according to Sussex Police.

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DC Austen (right) and DC Lawrie with their certificates. Picture: Sussex Police

Hastings detective awarded for ‘outstanding work’ investigating arson attack

A Hastings detective has been awarded for his ‘outstanding work’ investigating an arson attack.

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Sussex Police issued a warning on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

£10m stolen from vulnerable Sussex fraud victims in one year

More than £10million was stolen from vulnerable Sussex fraud victims in just one year, police have confirmed.

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Some of the drugs seized. Picture from National Crime Agency SUS-180615-115405001

Hastings brothers convicted for attempting to bring drugs into Scotland from Spain

Two brothers from Hastings have been convicted for attempting to smuggle drugs worth around £200,000 into Scotland via Prestwick Airport.

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