COUNTY NEWS: ‘Drive-by arson attack’ closes road

A road was shut down due to a car fire, which witnesses described as a drive-by arson attack.

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Franklin Road in Durrington. Picture: Jeff Baker

COUNTY NEWS: Residential arson blaze destroys phone cable

A phone cable and hedges were destroyed outside people’s homes in a fire that police are treating as arson.

Tasers and spit hoods backed by Sussex Police bosses

Tasers and spit hoods backed by Sussex Police bosses

Tasers and spit hoods are worthwhile at a time when up to three officers are being assaulted every 24 hours, senior Sussex Police bosses have said.

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Police are looking to trace this missing rifle.

UPDATE: Hunt for missing rifle stolen in burglary

Police are hunting for a missing rifle after a series of firearms were stolen from a home.

Police have released a second piece of footage

COUNTY NEWS: Armed robber in Santa hat assaults staff member

Police have released footage of second store robbery showing an armed robber wearing a Santa hat threaten a staff member.

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Man jailed for sexual assaults on young boy

Man jailed for sexual assaults on young boy

A Crawley man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment over sexual assaults on a young boy in the 1970s.

Two men robbed the store of �2,500 at knifepoint

COUNTY NEWS: Shocking footage shows knifepoint robbery at store

Shocking police footage shows the moment two men brandishing an 11 inch knife robbed a store of £2,500.

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New phone scam

‘Can you hear me?’ – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Sussex are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK...


UPDATE: West Sussex pensioner cautioned for sending offensive messages to MPs

A pensioner has accepted a caution for sending offensive messages to Members of Parliament.

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Drugs found at Gatwick Airport.

Two arrests after £360,000 of cocaine seized at Gatwick Airport

Two men have been arrested after three kilos of cocaine was seized at Gatwick Airport.

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Lady Colin Campbell appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 23. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Lady C guilty of careless driving

Lady C has been found guilty of careless driving following a collision on the A27 last year.

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Family to sue after hospitals turned away dying mum

Legal action is being launched by the family of a woman who died from a brain haemorrhage after being turned away from at least three hospitals because of bed shortages.

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Princess Anne makes royal visit to Sussex

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Sussex today to mark the third year of co-ordinated restorative justice across the county.

British Transport Police want to speak to this man following the incident. Picture: British Transport Police

Police appeal after rail staff ‘sworn at and spat on’

Commuters have been asked to help trace a man wanted in connection with spitting at a member of rail staff, British Transport Police has confirmed.

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VIDEO: Hunt for man who urinated on car before punching window

Police are hunting for a man who urinated on a car before punching through a window to a home.


Court results - Crawley

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

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Man arrested in West Sussex over MP message allegations

A man has been arrested in West Sussex this morning by detectives investigating allegations of malicious messages sent to two MPs, police have confirmed (Wednesday, February 22).

Christopher Hunnisett. Photo courtesy of CONNORS BRIGHTON.

COUNTY NEWS: Murderer claims rights are being violated after ‘home-made sex change’ in prison

A Sussex murderer claims her rights as a transgender woman are being violated after performing a home-made sex change operation in prison.

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A Crawley man will appear at Guildford Magistrates Court next month. Picture: Surrey Police

Police desperate to track down stolen guns

Two Crawley men have been arrested as police search for stolen guns that could ‘pose a significant risk to the public’.

Thieves break-into cars in overnight spree

Thieves break-into cars in overnight spree

A string of vehicles were broken into in an overnight spate over the weekend.

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