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 […]

Police appeal for witnesses to Saturday assault…

Police are appealing for witnesses after it was reported that two people were robbed in a street in Hastings. Officers were called on Saturday (May 2nd) to reports of a man and a woman being attacked at the junction of Deepdene Gardens and Frederick Road, around 2pm. It was alleged that two males assaulted them […]

‘Sickening’ increase in attacks of Police and other emergency services

There’s been a ‘sickening’ increase in assaults on Police Officers across Sussex since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to the county’s Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner who was speaking as Sussex Police announced that it has recorded a 39 per cent increase in assaults against officers, PCSOs and other emergency workers in […]

Woman critical after A21 smash – Police seek witnesses as man arrested

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Robertsbridge on Saturday evening that left a 20-year-old woman in critical condition. They have arrested a man in connection with the incident. Also 20 years old he was arrested in Kent on Sunday morning on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to […]