Marline Road man will be sentenced next month

A man has pleaded guilty to two burglaries and two attempted burglaries in St Leonards. John McWhinnie, 46, unemployed, of Marline Road, St Leonards, admitted six offences when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, April 15th. The charges included burglary with theft, burglary with intent to steal and two counts of attempted burglary […]

Police search as valuable cycle and cash stolen in burglary

Police in Hastings are searching for a valuable stolen cycle and cash following a burglary at a flat in St Andrews Square.  The thefts took place early on Friday morning, April 16th, when the valuable mountain bike was stolen from a secure entry area and the flat was broken in to and several hundred pounds in […]

Beat the thief – have your ‘cat’ marked!

Across Sussex the number of catalytic converter thefts has increased with criminals stealing the catalytic converters for the precious metals contained within them – some of it can be worth more than gold. This week Sussex Police officers are at garages across the county offering free catalytic converter forensic marking with SmartWater. SmartWater is a liquid with […]

Man charged after incident at town centre pharmacy

Unemployed Craig McNicol, has been charged with burglary at a pharmacy in the town centre. Officers were called to Kamsons Pharmacy in York Buildings around 1.45am on Thursday (April 8th) to reports of a man smashing the windows of the store. A witness intervened and the suspect left the scene. Nothing was stolen from inside […]

Police appeal for witnesses as boy is assaulted in playground

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was assaulted in a Hastings playground. The 13-year-old victim was in the West Hill play area around 4.50pm on Sunday, March 28th when he became involved in a brief discussion with a group of children. As he went to leave, he was assaulted and suffered minor injuries […]

‘Outraging’ public decency – police appeal for witnesses to come forward

Officers investigating reports of a man outraging public decency are looking to identify two possible witnesses. Police were called around 4pm on Monday January 4th to reports of a man masturbating in a blue car, which was parked on Hoads Wood Road, St Leonards. While enquiries were ongoing, police received a further report of a […]

Arrest made after park attack yesterday

A man has been arrested following an assault in Alexandra Park.  At 12.15pm yesterday (March 24th) police officers received a third-party report of a man assaulting a woman in the park.  Officers conducted an area search but neither the woman nor man were found.  An investigation was launched by officers and following the victim and […]

‘Make park safe’ petition heads towards 15,000 signatures in just a day

With close to 15,000 people having already signed a petition only launched this week that demands CCTV in Alexandra Park Hastings Police have had special patrols in the park today. A statement from Hastings Police this afternoon said: “Officers have been on patrol in Alexandra Park this morning, talking to members of the public, giving […]