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  1. Philip Hornby

Chaos in Calais - could it come here?

The Prime Minister's warning that scenes of thousands of desperate migrants in Calais could be repeated in south east England - if we vote to leave the European Union.

But Eurosceptics who are campaigning to leave the EU, say the PM's "scaremongering".

Phil Hornby's report contains interviews with Damian Green MP, Damian Collins MP, Daniel Hannan MEP and Craig Mackinlay MP.

Police waiting to speak to man in murder inquiry

Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team added. "We are supporting the family of the couple who we believe have died in Chidham and are working with colleagues from the fire service along with forensic and crime scene investigators to establish the circumstances."

"We are waiting to talk to a man who is being treated in hospital for severe burns and we believe this may be connected.

"He had attended an address in Rothefield on Saturday lunchtime from where he was transferred to hospital.

"The information we have so far has led us to treat this man, who is known to the couple, as a potential suspect in our investigation. He has not been arrested as he remains critically ill in hospital.

"This is a tragic incident and we are appealing to anyone in the area who might have seen or heard anything suspicious in Maybush Drive between 9am on Friday and 8.35am when the fire started on Saturday morning."

Chief Inspector Justin Burtenshaw, district commander for Chichester, said: "We want to do all we can to reassure the local community and have neighbourhood policing team available in Chidham to speak to residents about their concerns."


Murder investigation after couple in 70s found dead

Couple were found dead on Saturday Credit: ITV Meridian

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a couple found dead in their bungalow in West Sussex.

The post mortem for the couple, who have not been formally identified, took place yesterday and revealed they both died from neck and head injuries.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in Chidham at 8.35am to reports of the bungalow alight.

A man and woman, now understood to be in their 70s, were found in the property and were declared dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "We are treating this as a murder investigation and are following several lines of enquiry.

"It appears the couple were attacked before their home was set alight."

  1. Tom Savvides

Less use of police cells for mental health patients

Almost eight hundred people with serious mental health issues are put in police cells in Sussex every year, even if they haven't committed a crime. That's more people than anywhere else in the country. Now a new scheme between the police and the NHS means the majority of people experiencing mental health problems are now being assessed and treated in specialist hospitals. Tom Savvides reports from Crawley with interviews from the Chief Constable of Sussex Giles York, Vincent Badu from the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and Home Office Minister Karen Bradley.

Isle of Wight hit by the highest wind speed in country

The Met Office has released a list of some of the strongest wind speeds recorded since Storm Imogen began - with Needles Old Battery on the west coast of the Isle of Wight topping the list with 96mph gusts reported.

Marino Zanti, general manager of The Needles Landmark Attraction, said that the storm was almost as bad as the one in 1987.


Woman injured in Shoreham by falling tree

A tree blown over during Storm Imogen Credit: David Illman

A woman has been injured by a falling tree in Shoreham.

The woman was unpacking her car in Connaught Avenue when the tree was blown over by the wind.

Paramedics attend the scene Credit: David Illman

Neighbour David Illman said the woman was taken to hospital suffering from a head wound.

The fallen tree damaged another neighbour's car.

CCTV released after hotel break in

CCTV footage has been released by police after eight rooms were broken into at a Bournemouth hotel.

During the evening of January 23, someone gained access to eight guest rooms at the Hotel Miramar on East Overcliff Drive.

A quantity of cash, gold earrings and a gold and diamond necklace were stolen.

Police Constable Dave Buchanan, of Bournemouth police, said: ““As part of my investigation, I am in a position to release CCTV images of two men I would like to speak to.

"I would ask the two men pictured or anyone who knows them to please call me.”

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