‘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 […]

Woman jailed for ‘despicable crime’

A woman has been sent to prison for robbing a local man who tried to help by allowing her to ride to locations in Hastings town centre on his mobility scooter. Tara Perry, 33, of Priory Road, Hastings, was given a six year, three month prison sentence when she appeared at Lewes Crown Court last […]

The Assistant Chief Constable implores people of Sussex to make good choices…

Since February 2020, Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller has been leading Operation Apollo, Sussex Police’s Covid-19 response. He is also Chair of the Sussex Resilience Forum; a multi-agency partnership including local authorities, emergency services, the NHS, volunteers and other key agencies which prepares, responds to and recovers from emergencies and major incidents. In this open […]

Detective ‘violated public trust’ as he engaged in ‘sexualised’ behaviour

Hastings based Detective Constable Damien Cotgreave would have been dismissed from the force following multiple breaches of professional standards if he had still been a serving officer.  The 45-year-old former DC who was based in Hastings, appeared at a misconduct hearing at Sussex Police headquarters in Lewes on Monday. The panel, headed by an independent, […]

Kelsey is still at large – there’s a £500 reward for information

Have you seen Kesley Searle? The 26-year-old is wanted by police in East Sussex, for recall to prison having broken the terms of his release licence and a reward of £500 has now been offered for information leading to his arrest. He had been released from prison on licence in November, part way through a […]

When van failed to stop police went in ‘pursuit’

Two men were arrested after a van failed to stop for police in Hastings. Officers were on patrol last Tuesday (January 5th) when they ran a vehicle check on a van they’d seen crossing the roundabout from Queens Road to Elphinstone Road. The check showed the vehicle has no MOT and no insurance. Police signalled […]

Hastings woman to face court for breach of lockdown rules

Local woman Deborah Cutting (54) will appear before Hastings Magistrates next month after she was arrested on St Leonards seafront on Wednesday for breaching lockdown rules. It’s prompted Police to issue a reminder that officers will take action against those found to be blatantly breaching the government’s Covid-19 regulations. Ms Cutting was charged after police […]

Police sergeant’s indiscretions deemed ‘unacceptable’

Hastings based police sergeant Rob Adams has been given a final written warning after he appeared at a misconduct hearing at Sussex Police headquarters last week. He was found to have breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of equality and diversity; authority, respect and courtesy; duties and responsibilities; challenging and reporting improper conduct and […]