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 […]

UPDATED – Murder in St Leonards – Police need the public’s help

Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini is wanted in connection with a murder after the discovery of a man’s body at a property in Magdalen Road, St Leonards on Thursday morning. Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “This is a tragic incident. We believe Tabarhosseini has vital information to our […]

Sussex Police given extra cash to tackle serious violence

Sussex Police is to receive £514,500 as part of an extra funding package to tackle serious violence – it’s one of the 18 areas across England and Wales selected for targeted police action. The total £130.5 million funding package announced by the government includes £30 million to support the police to take targeted action in […]