‘Violent assault’ on an 85-year-old IN HER OWN HOME can you help the police?

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was violently assaulted in her own home. Around 10pm on Tuesday June 30th, the 85-year-old victim heard a loud noise at her property in St Helens Road, Hastings, and went downstairs to see what had happened. After noticing the front porch windows had been smashed, she […]

Another attack in Hastings town centre – can you help the police?

There’s been another attack in Hastings and police are once again appealing for witnesses. A man has been arrested after an incident in the town centre in which a woman sustained facial injuries – did you see what happened? Between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Thursday June 25th, the 28-year old woman was assaulted in Queens […]

Woman robbed as she takes money from cash machine in St Leonards

Three people have been arrested following an ATM theft in Hastings. Police were called shortly after midnight yesterday (June 23rd) to a report of a 75-year-old woman being robbed of £300 cash by three suspects as she was withdrawing money from an ATM in London Road. Later at a property in St Leonards a 22-year-old […]

Vandals force toilet closures just days after reopening

Vandals attacked five council owned public toilets at the weekend just days after the Hastings Borough Council bowed to public pressure and reopened them after the Coronavirus lockdown. Vandalism included extensive graffiti, damaged pipework, smashed cisterns and toilet pans leading to some of the facilities needing to be closed again for repairs.  Councillor Paul Barnett, lead councillor for urban […]

Jail for Hastings man who stole from care home residents

A man has been jailed for 20 months after breaking into a care home in Hastings. Unemployed Ryan Etherton, 43, of Malvern Way, Hastings, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on June 10th. He had previously pleaded guilty to burglary and theft, and failing to surrender to police/court bail at the required time, when he […]

Man hospitalised with ‘serious injury’ after assault with a metal pole

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a metal pole in Hastings. Officers were called to the fishermen’s huts near The Stade, Rock-a-Nore Road, around 6pm on Saturday (June 13th) to reports of an assault. The 22-year-old victim had got into a minor disagreement with an unknown man, during which he […]