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Thieves wash stolen car during Sussex crime spree

A pair of burglars who took a stolen Jaguar through a car wash during a crime spree in Sussex have been jailed.

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COUNTY NEWS: Man arrested after seven-hour police siege

A man has been arrested by Sussex Police after a seven-hour siege.

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Ex-convicts warn of lack of home security in Sussex

Ex-convicts have warned of a lack of home security in Sussex and the rest of the south east after research found almost a third of people in the region take no security precautions.

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Network Rail helicopters crack down on trespassing

Helicopter crews have stepped up patrols on the south east’s railway lines as trespassing hits a six-year high.

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Magistrates Court Results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from July 14 - July 19.

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Afghan-born Jamshid Piruz, 34, launched a ferocious attack on two officers, swinging a hammer and hitting one of them three times. Picture: Sussex Police

COUNTY NEWS VIDEO: Killer who attacked police officers with hammer has jail term slashed

A convicted murderer jailed for at least five years for a ‘truly terrifying’ hammer attack on police officers has had his minimum term slashed by appeal judges.

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Network Rail is calling for drivers to not risk their lives for the sake of a few minutes at Yapton crossing. Picture: Network Rail

COUNTY NEWS: School bus among 150 vehicles caught risking lives on level crossing

A school bus was among more than 150 vehicles caught ignoring warning lights at a busy level crossing in two months.

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COUNTY NEWS: Missing father and children found safe

Sussex Police has said Robert Roche and his two small children have been found safe and well after an appeal this morning (August 15).

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The road was cordoned off for five hours on Sunday (August 13). Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Man charged following seven-hour police siege

A Sussex man is facing a firearms charge following a seven-hour police siege on Sunday (August 13).

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Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Man arrested on suspicion of possessing ‘explosive’ following seven-hour police siege

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an ‘explosive’ following a seven-hour police siege in Sussex yesterday.

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Armed police at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police siege in evacuated Sussex road is over

The armed police siege which led to a Sussex road being evacuated is now over.

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Sussex road cordoned off in five-hour police siege

A road in Sussex has been cordoned off for five hours while armed police negotiate with a man in a house.

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Peter Allan, the hate crime sergeant and trans* equality advocate for Sussex Police

Sussex Police sergeant asks supermarkets to change feminine hygiene signs

A Sussex Police sergeant’s tweets asking supermarkets to change their feminine hygiene signs has sparked debate online.

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A fake �50 scam is sweeping the county

COUNTY NEWS: Shop owner warns of fake £50 note scam

A Sussex shop owner has warned people to stay alert as a fake £50 note scam sweeps the south coast.

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This switchblade was among the weapons seized by police. Picture: Sussex Police

PICTURES: Several weapons seized in East Sussex drugs bust

A wicked-looking switchblade was among the weapons seized by Sussex Police during a drugs bust in East Sussex.

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Suspected drink-driver arrested after police follow car with three tyres

Police arrested a Midhurst man on suspicion of drink driving last night after following the gouges left by a missing front tyre.

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Magistrates Court Results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from July 5 - July 13.

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Royal Mail warn of fake ‘missed delivery’ cards

Royal Mail and Action Fraud are warning households not to duped by fake missed delivery cards.

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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 fromJune 19 - June 21.

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Bexhill cyclist suffers serious injuries

A cyclist from Bexhill has suffered serious injuries after a collision near Pevensey.

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