Hastings Detective Sergeant given a final written warning

A Hastings based Sussex Police Detective Sergeant has been given a final written warning after he was found to have breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of authority, respect and courtesy.  Paul Elrick, 48, appeared at a misconduct hearing at Sussex Police headquarters in Lewes on Tuesday (Nov 24th) to face three allegations of […]

Bring us your concerns! Police commander promises ‘robust’ action

A property in St Leonards associated with violence, anti-social behaviour and drug issues has been shut down under a closure order. The order, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Hastings Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (Nov 17th). It prevents anyone from entering the premises at Lovat Mead for three months. The […]

Pilot scheme gives Hastings £5m to tackle drug problem

Communities in Hastings are set to benefit from a £5 million funding boost to tackle harm caused by the supply and use of drugs. The town has been announced as a pilot area for Project ADDER, a Government initiative to help agencies and organisations work together reduce drug-related deaths, offending and the prevalence of drug […]

Knife crime and violence are top priorities for Sussex Police

Sussex Police is highlighting its ongoing activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week-long campaign. Operation Sceptre is set to bolster the work done by Sussex Police throughout the year in its bid to keep residents safe from knife-related harm. “Sussex is a safe place to live, although in line with […]

Chief Constable pledges to ‘turn up the dial’ to enforce Covid rules

Breaching rules designed to protect us from the spread of Covid-19 is not just disappointing it’s also ‘selfish’ according to Sussex’ Chief Constable Jo Shiner. Speaking as the new lockdown rules come into force this morning Ms Shiner said police enforcement activity would be stepped up to address the behaviour of people knowingly breaking the rules […]

St Leonards’ man is guilty of wounding with intent after week-long trial

A man has been found guilty of wounding with intent after a boy was stabbed in St Leonards. Ian Bryan, 58, unemployed of St Margaret’s Road, was convicted at Brighton Crown Court yesterday (Nov 3rd) after a week-long trial. He was found guilty of one count of wounding with intent and one count of attempted […]

St Leonards man in court on GBH charge…

A man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after police responded to a report of a stabbing in Havelock Road, Hastings, on 26 October. A 20-year-old woman was found with a minor laceration to her stomach and was taken to hospital. She was treated and later released. Sam Secord, 28, unemployed, […]

Can you identify this woman?

Police want to interview the woman in the photograph above about at least two incidents in East Sussex in which mobile phones have been stolen from shop staff. And officers believe she may also have been involved in similar recent thefts elsewhere in the county and in Kent. On October 6th two phones were stolen, […]

Police close bar after ‘violent incident’

Detectives are seeking witnesses to a violent incident in a Hastings bar. At 9.25pm on Saturday (October 17th) police were called to a disturbance involving a large number of people at the Sports Bar, Wellington Square. Officers entered, broke up the incident and closed the premises. Three men all from St Leonards were arrested; one […]