Betrayal of trust ‘more than upsetting’ say local Lib Dems

Local Liberal Democrats have moved quickly to distance themselves from one of their former councillors and one-time Hastings Mayor Paul Roger Smith who admitted to four charges of fraud by abuse of position in court in Hove last week. One of the charges which Smith, (74) of Addington Grove, Lewisham, London admitted was committing fraud […]

‘Predatory’ and ‘dangerous’ teenager sentenced to 14 years

A Hastings man has been sentenced for a series of sexual offences against eight young girls, and of possessing indecent images of children. Harry Leigh, 19 and unemployed, of Mountbatten Close, Hastings, was sentenced to a total of 14 years at Hove Crown Court yesterday. Eight years will be sent in custody, for the remaining […]