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 […]

Roads closed as man makes threats to shoot at police

A stand off between Hastings police and a man who was threatening to shoot officers ended just before 1pm today. Things started in the early hours when police were called to reports of a dispute between neighbours at a block of flats in Priory Avenue, Hastings, at 3.40am. Two occupants in one of the flat […]

Fight in Battle Road – police need help tracing one of the men involved

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight outside a store in Battle Road, Hastings. They are also asking anyone who might have filmed the incident on a mobile phone to get in touch with them as they still need to confirm the identity of one of the men involved. Officers were called to what […]

Did you see man brandishing a knife in Blackman Avenue?

Police investigating reports of a man brandishing a knife in St Leonards are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Officers were called to Blackman Avenue at the junction with Hollington Old Lane about 11.30am on Friday, July 17th after a man allegedly waved the weapon at a blue Ford Fiesta which was passing at the […]

Man due in court on attempted rape charge

More than a year after the original attack took place police have charged a man in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in St Leonards last year. It was on July 11th 2019 that police received a report of a woman being approached by a man in Strood Road, near to Alexandra Park, […]

Jailed! St Leonards man published ‘obscene article’

A St Leonards man who a videoed himself sexually assaulting a woman – then shared it with friends – has been jailed. Mark Stevens abused his victim, who is known to him, while she was naked and either asleep or unconscious at her home in Rye on the evening of October 3rd, 2018. He used […]

BB victim remains in a serious condition in Brighton hospital

A second man has been arrested as police continue their investigations into the shooting of a 65-year-old cyclist earlier this month. The victim, who was hit by a ball bearing fired from a BB gun remains in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton – he sustained serious head […]