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Another violent armed robber goes on the run

Police have made an urgent appeal after another violent armed robber went on the run - from an open prison. 37-year-old Simon Rhodes-Butler was jailed for seven years in September 2011 after attacking and robbing a garage owner.

Simon Rhodes-Butler Credit: PA

Rhodes-Butler, who police describe as 'violent', absconded from Ford Prison in Ford, West Sussex, on May 22. The Londoner is the second person to flee the Category D open prison in as many months after fellow armed robber Kevin Brown vanished in April.


Teenager staying with his foster family goes missing

A teenager missing From East Sussex may be in London. 17-year-old Riza Gjana from Albania was staying with a foster family. Police believe he left to try and find friends. He was last in contact with his family on Tuesday 10 December.

Riza Gjana Credit: Sussex Police

Sergeant Lynda Lynch from Sussex Police said: "We believe Riza could be in London but we need to know he is safe and well. He speaks very little English so needs help and support.

"If you have seen him or have any idea where he could be please contact us so we can get in touch with him."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 0304 of 11/12/13.


Donations pour in for marathon runner's charity

Sam Harper Brighouse is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest during the Brighton marathon. Credit: Facebook

Hundreds of people have made donations to the fundraising page of a young Londoner who died after collapsing during a marathon.

Sam Harper Brighouse is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest at about the 16-mile mark of the Brighton Marathon yesterday.

Donations have since been flooding in to his page - with the total now well above £5,000. He'd originally aimed to raise just £500.

His site states that he had embarked on the challenge to raise money for the Arms Around The Child charity which supports Aids orphans.

He wrote: "I'm running, jogging, crawling the brighton marathon for Arms Around The Child (UK) (formerly KCA UK) because I am want to raise money for a good cause."

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