Quebec Road arson attack

Police are investigating an arson attack in St Leonards believed to be a part of a series of targeted incidents. Officers were called to Quebec Road on Sunday July 25th around 10pm following reports of a black Mercedes car having been set on fire. The owner of the vehicle also had windows smashed at their […]

FOUND – Hana Solarova

Hana Solarova, 43, has been found safe in London after being reported missing. Hana had not been heard from for more than a week, since travelling from St Leonards to Charing Cross to catch a coach to the Czech Republic. Hana, who is from the Czech Republic, has been resident in the UK for 12 […]

Greenfield’s systematic abuse ‘traumatised and scared’ his teenage victim

A Hastings man has been given a prison sentence totalling 16 years after being convicted of sexual offences against a young girl over four years. Mark Greenfield, 47, an electrical contractor, now of Elphinstone Road, Hastings, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (July 9th). He had been convicted at the same court on April […]

‘Promising’ start to Project ADDER as police plan ‘drug test on arrest’ programme

A project aimed at tackling drug misuse and cutting drug-related crime is starting to show promising results in Hastings. Led by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) and Sussex Police, Project ADDER combines additional and targeted policing with enhanced treatment and recovery services to address the town’s high rate of drug deaths and heroin and crack cocaine […]

Safer streets… funding to fight crime continues for St Leonards

The Safer Streets Project is continuing to provide support and funding for crime reduction schemes in the Central St Leonards area. Coordinated by Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Community Safety Team, the Project began when it became clear there was a significant problem of theft and burglary in the area. Following a successful grant application from […]

More than 150 offences as Police conduct road safety op

More than 150 offenders were caught as police carried out a weekend road safety operation throughout Sussex ‘providing education, engagement and enforcement’ in support of the National Police Chiefs’ two-wheeled campaign. More than 120 traffic offence reports, fixed penalty notices and court summons were issued across the county last weekend and all this on top […]

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 […]

‘Kill the bill’ protestors stage peaceful protest in the park

By Tom McCann Saturday’s dual Stand Up To Racism and Kill The Bill protest in Alexandra Park was a peaceful event during which songs from What a Wonderful World to Stand By Me were sung and speeches made regarding a variety of topics, from the conditions refugees have to live in at Napier Barracks near […]


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