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Man released without charge following St Leonards dog attack

Police investigating an attack on a dog in St Leonards have released a man without charge but are still appealing for witnesses.

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Woman injured in Hastings street attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Hastings at the weekend.
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The car seized by police for not having 'commuting' insurance

Police issue warning after car seized due to insurance not covering commuting

A driver had their car seized by police on a motorway -because their insurance policy didn’t cover commuting from work.

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NSPCC makes referrals every week over fears of child sex abuse in Sussex

NSPCC makes referrals every week over fears of child sex abuse in Sussex

Children’s charity the NSPCC has revealed that last year it referred an average of two contacts a week in Sussex to police and children’s services from members of the public concerned a child was being sexually abused.

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Police arrested the man for drink-driving last night

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drink-driver caught was disqualified and in country illegally

A drink-driver caught in Sussex last night was a disqualified driver and was in the country illegally, police have revealed.

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COUNTY NEWS: Hundreds flock to illegal rave in Sussex

Police are appealing for information after hundreds flocked to an illegal rave in Sussex last night.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Police appeal after woman assaulted in Hastings

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a woman in Hastings.

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Magistrates Court results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for November 8 - November 16.

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Video: Partygoers warned of the dangers of being drunk near a railway line

Revellers are being advised to take extra care as newly-released data reveals a sharp increase in the number of alcohol-related incidents across the rail network during the festive period.

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Wanted Hastings man arrested and charged

Wanted Hastings man arrested and charged

A man wanted for a burglary and other offences in Hastings has been arrested and charged.

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Warrants executed in Hastings and St Leonards following crackdown on immigration crime

Warrants executed in Hastings and St Leonards following crackdown on immigration crime

Eight people have been arrested after a series of warrants were executed across the South of England following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

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Sussex farmers warned over Payment Diversion Fraud

Sussex farmers warned over Payment Diversion Fraud

Farmers across Sussex are being warned about a possible scam.

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St Leonards men arrested after dog attack

Police have arrested two men after a dog was attacked in St Leonards on Saturday (December 9).

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Warning over fake Government grant scam

Warning over fake Government grant scam

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.

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Magistrates Court results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for November 1 - November 8.

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Joe Nelson. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170712-174444001

Hastings police double reward for wanted man

A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joe Nelson, believed to be in the Hastings area, has been doubled to £1,000.

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Woman suffers broken leg after assault in Hastings

Woman suffers broken leg after assault in Hastings

A woman suffered a broken leg after being assaulted outside a shop in Hastings.

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Police are appealing for information

Fears ‘UK cat killer’ has struck in Hastings

There are fears that the notorious ‘UK cat killer’ may have struck in town.

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Public urged to be on the lookout for fake banknotes

Public urged to be on the lookout for fake banknotes

An appeal has been made for information on ‘heartless, callous fraudsters’ making, buying or selling counterfeit banknotes.

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Andrew Prince. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170412-092958001

Police offer cash reward for help finding wanted man

Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Andrew Prince.

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