COUNTY NEWS: ‘Perfect girlfriend’ mannequin scares burglars

Shela Louise is not your typical security guard; six foot four, German, a snappy dresser – and made of plastic.

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police crime and commissioner

Katy Bourne welcomes £5 police council tax rise

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she ‘welcomes’ confirmation of a £5 increase to the police’s share of council tax for next year.

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Graham Burns. Picture: Sussex Police

Couple sentenced for child sex offences

A Crawley couple have been sentenced for their roles in sexual offences involving young girls.


Two charged with firearms offences after van stopped on M23

Two men have been charged with firearms offences after a van was pulled over by police on the M23.

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Sussex Police have made several videos to aid the discussion. Picture: Sussex Police

Police calling on young people to talk about consent and rape

Sussex Police are encouraging young peope to talk about sexual consent and rape.

Sussex Police released footage from body-worn video camera of a man attacking two officers with a hammer in Crawley last year. Picture: Sussex Police SUS-170113-171344001

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Police officers being assaulted hundreds of times a year

Being assaulted in the line of duty remains a serious problem for police officers in Sussex who are already dealing with biting budget cuts.


Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.


Court results - Crawley

The following are results contributed by HM Court Service, of cases sentenced by Sussex Northern magistrates sitting at Crawley.

Sussex Police was named in the Stonewall top 100 employers list. Picture: Sussex Police

Sussex Police in LGBT top 100

Sussex Police has been praised for its commitment to its LGBT staff and the communities it serves.

PC David Harriott. Photo by Surrey Police

Police officer jailed for child sex offences

A police officer has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for child sex offences, the force has said.

A house in Westcourt Road, Worthing had been turned into a cannabis factory by tenants. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: House turned into cannabis factory

A landlady has spoken of her shock after she discovered her property had been turned into a cannabis factory.

Pink cocaine. Photo: NCA

Man jailed after pink cocaine found at Gatwick

A man who smuggled bright pink liquid cocaine into the UK hidden inside pressurised cylinders has been jailed for 16 years after an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

Tools worth hundreds of pounds stolen from parked vehicles

Tools worth hundreds of pounds stolen from parked vehicles

Hundreds of pounds worth of tools and equipment have been stolen from two vehicles parked in Hickstead last night (Tuesday January 17).

Illegal number plates across the UK

Sussex high up illegal licence plate table

Sussex is high up the list of counties falling foul of the law by driving or keeping a car with an illegal number plate in 2015.

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COUNTY NEWS: Man was ‘cowering in the corner screaming’ during killing, court hears

Colin Gale thought Mark Manning would ‘come back and get him’ so he decided to ‘finish him off’, the mother of his daughters told a court.

The knives are from a previous knife surrender in Sussex. SUS-170117-111605001

Blades in Sussex ‘knife surrender’ will make 20ft sculpture in memory of lives lost

Sussex Police is supporting a national initiative to tackle knife crime.

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COUNTY NEWS: Pair plotted to kill man on fishing trip, court hears

Taking him on a fishing trip and throwing his body overboard was one of the methods Colin Gale and Stewart Robertson discussed to ‘get rid of Mark Manning’, a court has heard.

Richard Jones, 63, formerly known as Richard Ernest Bloch, now of Grange Road, Shanklin. Picture: Sussex Police

Prison for historic child sex offender

A man from the Isle of Wight is starting a prison sentence for sexual offences against young girls in Crawley, North West London and Kent over the last 25 years.


VIDEO: Man charged after suspicious device found in Hassocks

A Hassocks man has been charged with explosive offences after a suspicious device was found at his house on Saturday (January 14).

Watch out for fraud

Warning over animal charity scam

Fraud and cybercrime experts are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to animal welfare charities overseas that do not exist.

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