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Two men charged with sexually assaulting 13 girls

Police investigating alleged child sexual exploitation in Sussex have charged two men in connection with a series of 24 sexual offences against 13 local teenage girls in Littlehampton.

Osmon Koroma, a labourer, 30, of Norton Road, Hove, has been charged with eight offences against six girls. They were; two rapes, five sexual assaults and one offence of sexual activity with a child.

Max N'Gasa, a gardener, 24, of Cranmer Avenue, Hove, has been charged with 16 offences against nine girls. They were; two offences of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted sexual assault and eight offences of sexual activity with a child.

The charges follow an intelligence-led child sexual exploitation investigation by detectives from the Sussex Police Safeguarding Investigation Unit (SIU), which focused on allegations that local teenage girls, known to the suspects, were sexually exploited between 2010 and 2014.

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Fatal crash: family talk of their loss

'It was a big, big mistake for which they paid the price.' Those words from the brother of a speeding driver, killed in an horrific high-speed crash.

Kyle Careford - and passenger Michael Owen - were high on drugs when they crashed the Renault Clio in Crowborough in April. Yesterday the family released a video of their final moments as a warning to others. It has been seen by more than 3 million people.

Kyle's brother said the decision to release the video had not been taken lightly - but done in the hope of saving others from making the same mistakes. David Johns has our report.


Parents already fundraising for primary school after blaze

A school in Eastbourne badly damaged by fire remained closed today, and for a number of parents that's caused some childcare problems. But not to be deterred they have already begun fundraising to help the school re-open.

The blaze is believed to have been started deliberately. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and released on bail.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to head teacher Theresa Buttery, parents Tracey Monck and Anna Deacon.

Cancer patient's fabulous hat challenge comes to an end

Sara Cutting's 365 day challenge Credit: Sara Cutting

A woman who has documented her battle with breast cancer by posting images of herself on social media - wearing a different hat every day - has finally come to the end of her year-long challenge.

Sara Cutting from Brighton has inspired fellow sufferers around the world, as well as raising £15,000 in her appeal for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sara Cutting's 365 day challenge Credit: Sara Cutting


"If this video can save a life then it's done what it's supposed to do".

Kyle Careford and Michael Owen's final moments were found on a phone near the crash scene. Credit: Sussex Police

A man whose brother's final moments were filmed before he was killed in a high-speed crash has told ITV Meridian that if the video saves lives it has done its job.

The family of Kyle Careford and Michael Owen released the tragic footage of their fatal journey in Crowborough in the hope it will warn others to think twice before driving carelessly.

The pair had taken a cocktail of prescribed and illegal drugs before reaching speeds of up to 90 mph through the Sussex countryside in Michael's Renault Clio. They were both killed instantly when the vehicle crashed into a church wall.

Emergency debate underway in Portsmouth over future of asylum seekers

Protesters campaign for compassion for asylum seekers Credit: ITV

An emergency debate is underway tonight over whether or not Portsmouth should close the door on asylum seekers.

The city became a cluster area for refugees 15 years ago, along with other cities, to ease pressure on London. But Conservative Council leader Donna Jones has told the Government Portsmouth has done its fair share and does not have the capacity to take anymore. The British Red Cross says it is the worst time for the city to withdraw. Andrew Pate is at the meeting.

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