Missing Maisie is found!

Hastings Police report this afternoon that Maisie Stretch, who had been missing from her Home in Hastings since Saturday has now been found and she is safe. Yesterday Police said they were ‘concerned’ about the missing 15-year-old who had last been seen at her home address around 7pm on Saturday ( May 30th) and officers […]

Deputy Chief Constable set to take on the top job later this month

Sussex’ current Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner is set to step up to the top job later this month. She has been announced as Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne’s preferred candidate to be the new Chief Constable of Sussex. The Police and Crime Panel will be formally notified of the proposed which will […]

Mark and the Good Samaritans at the Downtown Diner

Earlier this month we reported on how an opportunist thief had conned his way into the home of an elderly man in Blackman Avenue and made off with cash and bank cards When Mark Straughan from the Downtown Diner in Robertson Street heard about Albert’s plight he decided to do something and set about raising […]

St Leonards man who preyed on the vulnerable jailed for six years

A St Leonards man who befriended elderly and vulnerable victims in order to steal from them has been jailed. Gareth Cooper systematically targeted a number of victims at their home addresses in St Leonards, taking their money and electrical items. In some cases, he used a fictitious story about his ‘dying’ daughter to get their […]

Oakman faces 12 years in jail for string of sexual offences

A Hastings man is starting a 12-year prison sentence for a series of sexual offences against a young girl more than 25 years ago. Alan David Oakman, 65, a commercial cleaner, of Fellows Road, Hastings, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday last week when he appeared by videolink from prison. He had pleaded […]