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Police welcome for new post to help combat modern slavery in Sussex

Sussex Police has welcomed the announcement, coinciding with Anti-Slavery day tomorrow (October 18), of funding for a new post to help the force combat modern slavery.

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Janine Adeleke, 45, has been jailed for three years after a retrial.

Tax-dodging Bexhill madam jailed after retrial

A Bexhill mother who fraudulently claimed more than £37,000 in state benefits while running a 'high-class' escort agency has been jailed for three years at a retrial.

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Sussex conviction rates for hate crime amongst the highest in the country

Sussex conviction rates for hate crime amongst the highest in the country

Those responsible for hate crime in Sussex, Surrey and Kent are much more likely to be convicted for their crimes than in other parts of the country.

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Kelly Jane Hodd, 29, unemployed, of Martingale Close, St Leonards admitted to 19 counts of fraud and related offences

COUNTY NEWS: Fraudster admits to taking £20,000

A 'convincing liar' who admitted to stealing more than £20,000 in a series of fraud offences has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC’s video log: Working together is key to fighting anti-social behaviour

Filmed ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner's ‘Listen Live: Partners Together’ crime summit this video examines anti-social behaviour in Hastings and Rother, and some of the great partnership work which is taking place in the area to tackle it.
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Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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Campaign success

Killer drivers could face life behind bars

Killer drivers face life behind bars in a victory for bereaved families after a Johnston Press campaign highlighted the injustice of sentencing for those who cause death on the roads.

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Castle Street, Hastings

COUNTY NEWS: Police investigate after alleged acid attack in Sussex

Police are investigating after receiving reports of an alleged acid attack in Sussex last night (Friday, October 13).

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Warning after fake HMRC calls target the elderly

Police are urging Sussex residents to be alert after a flurry of fraudulent phone calls in the Seaford area today.

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Scales of justice

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from September 6 – September 14.

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Macauley Lawless (top left), John Mitchell (top right), Jessica Roberts (bottom right) and Leah Delgado (bottom left) and Samuel Caulfield (far right)

VIDEO: Man convicted of manslaughter of young East Sussex father jailed for 11 years

A man convicted of the manslaughter of a 20-year-old father has been jailed for 11 years.

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Crawley and Horsham hunt master, Kim Richardson

COUNTY NEWS: Hunt Master threatened to ‘ram’ bugle down throat of saboteur

A Hunt Master was fined £2,500 after threatening to ram his bugle down the throat of a saboteur he thought had kidnapped one of his hounds.

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Police thwart thieves with operation in Bexhill

A clampodown on vehicle crimes and shop break-ins in Bexhill has seen significant success, say police.

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Police are investigating a hit-and-run outside the Lady Mile pub. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Teenager ‘fighting for his life’ after being hit by a truck

A teenager is currently fighting for his life after being hit by a truck outside a pub in Sussex, police said.

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PICTURES AND VIDEO: Brighton 'hit-and-run'

Police continue to investigate an alleged hit-and-run outside the Ladies Mile pub in Brighton last night.

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Police are investigating a hit-and-run outside the Lady Mile pub. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Police investigate ‘hit-and-run’

Police are investigating a suspected hit-and-run outside a Sussex pub last night.

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The scales of justice

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from August 23 – September 6.

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Naomi Oxley, 35, of Beach Head View, St Leonards appeared at court this morning charged with causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

BREAKING COUNTY NEWS: Nurse jailed for causing death of ‘much-loved’ mum

A woman has been jailed after pleading guilty to causing the death of a mother-of-three through dangerous driving.

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COUNTY NEWS: Hospital order for man who threatened to kill schoolchildren

COUNTY NEWS: Hospital order for man who threatened to kill schoolchildren

A Sussex man who was found guilty of threatening to kill schoolchildren will continue to be treated in hospital in secure conditions after a recent court appearance.

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Hastings Magistrates Court results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from August 23 – August 24.

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