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 […]

‘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 […]

Community matters more than ever says Chief Constable

Priority for Sussex Police is protection of the NHS and the capacity it has says Chief Constable Giles York. In a video published this morning Mr York assures people that if they are at home and they feel in danger they should call the police: “…we are here to help you still. “Our policing services […]

Beware conmen who’re hoping to capitalise on Coronavirus crisis

Conmen have already persuaded people to part with almost £1m in scams related to Coronavirus. Now Sussex Police has issued a warning asking local people to remain alert to the threat of fraud related to the current Covid-19 coronavirus issue. Nationally there have been more than 100 reports to Action Fraud since the start of February, with […]

Hastings is the benchmark for Sussex Police custody provision

The successful completion of a two-year project to refurbish the custody suite at Hastings police station, re-opened in September last year, has benchmarked the standards Sussex Police now seeks to attain in custody provision across the county Following a major inspection of its custody facilities carried out in November last year Sussex Police has been […]