Tribute to ‘wonderful father’ who died in Hastings collision

The family of a man who died in a collision on the A259 in Hastings have paid tribute to him. Oli Paxton, 40, had gone out for a short walk after finishing work on Tuesday March 9th when he was involved in a collision just outside his home. In a statement released through Sussex Police, […]

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 […]

Sussex PCC hails ‘transformation’ of policing

The future of policing is being transformed according to Katy Bourne the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex. Ms Bourne who was recently elected Chairman of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) says the Prime Minister’s announcement that 20,000 more police officers are to be recruited across the country is what is driving the […]

The Police – Over-stretched and overwhelmed by ‘broken’ mental health system

The police cannot be expected to pick up the pieces of a ‘broken mental health system’. That’s the headline finding of a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published earlier this week. Hastings In Focus understands that an increasing amount of local officer’s time is spent dealing with people […]


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