Suspicious clerk saves the day after conmen demand money from pensioner

Fraudsters tried to con an 89-year-old woman out of £1,500 – but were thwarted by quick thinking building society staff. The victim, who lives on her own in the Hastings and Rother area, was asked for the exorbitant sum by conmen carrying out minor work on her TV aerial. They drove her to a branch […]

Fingerprints key to tracking down Bexhill Road burglar

A man has been jailed for three years for burgling a house in Hastings after fingerprint evidence linked him to the crime. Billy Kent, 20, of Wishing Tree Road in St Leonards, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (September 8th). Officers attended a property in Bexhill Road on June 29th following a report […]

Teenager robbed at knifepoint in park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was robbed in Hastings. Around 7pm on Friday (September 4th), officers received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been robbed near the fishing lake in Alexandra Park. The boy was walking with a friend when he was approached by a man who presented a knife and […]

Hastings man in custody, motorcyclist in critical condition after collision

A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision in Ninfield. Just before 11am on Wednesday (2 September) officers received a report of a collision involving a motorcyclist and a Range Rover on the A269 Bexhill Road. The motorcyclist, a man in his 70s, was airlifted to hospital with multiple serious injuries. […]

Firearm used in Brackendale ‘aggravated’ burglary

A householder in Brackendale was left ‘very shaken’ but uninjured after an aggravated burglary at their home. Police are appealing for witnesses after officers were called to a property in Brackendale around 11.40pm last Thursday (August 20th) after receiving reports of two men entering the house and threatening the occupant with a firearm. Around £2,000 […]

Class A drugs seized after police raid in Tower Road West – man in court

Police have charged a man with supplying Class A drugs in St Leonards. On Thursday (August 13th), officers in plain clothes were patrolling Gensing Gardens when they witnessed a suspected drugs deal take place. Enquiries led police to an address in Tower Road West and on Friday morning, officers attended and found and seized approximately […]

Preying on vulnerable children – Hastings sex offender jailed

A Hastings man is starting a prison sentence for a series of online sexual offences against three girls who he targeted via social media. Jamie Welch, 31, a kitchen worker, of St Georges Road, Hastings, was sentenced to a total of three-and-a-half years imprisonment at Hove Crown Court today (Monday August 17th) having pleaded guilty […]