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The Voice: CCTV key clue in Sussex robbery

Police investigating a series of armed robberies have released CCTV footage in the hope that someone may recognise the suspects from their voices.

Two men, both aged 18, from Hove and Portslade have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

The raids occurred between November 28th and December 16th in Portslade, Hangleton and Shoreham and the CCTV shows the suspects entering the off licence in Queen's Parade, Hangleton, around 10pm on December 16th.

In each of the incidents, up to three suspects entered the locations armed with knives or other weapons, threatened or assaulted staff and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Road restrictions in place after car crashed into shop

Diversions are in place after accident Credit: Thames Valley Police

The A329 Oxford Road in Reading remains partially blocked in both directions at Connaught Roa due to an unsafe building.

It is after a car collided with shops at around 05:30am. There are restrictions in place whilst the buildings are made safe.


CCTV released in hunt for suitcase thief

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of two men, following the theft of a small suitcase on wheels from Barnham station late last year.

At around 6pm on Friday, 5 December, the 43-year-old victim, from Maguiresbridge in County Fermanagh, boarded a train at Barnham, headed for Worthing, but accidentally left her cabin bag at the station's waiting room.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact British Transport Police, on 0800 405040 Credit: BTP

I want to talk to the two men in the image I have released today, as I believe they may have information on what happened to the cabin bag.

"You might have heard a commotion at Barnham station that Friday night, 5 December, because the men were apparently quite loud, and had been drinking in the waiting room.

– PC Katie Furzer


'Blood bikers' open new base in Kent

The Service by Emergency Response Volunteers SERV(Kent) group of “Blood Bikers” have taken another significant step forward in providing essential services to the NHS and several of the South East’s best loved charities.

Following hot on the heels of expansion in recent years, in addition to their support to the NHS, has seen them form life-saving partnerships with The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance for the “Blood on Board” initiative and both Demelza and Ellenor Lions Hospices.

The Charity has now taken on a strategic staging post in the heart of the county at what was formally The Kent Police Traffic Post at the M2 Services Farthing Corner.

Using a modern fleet of 11 Motorcycles, 2 4x4’s and a van plus volunteers using their own vehicles Credit: KSS Air Ambulance

The secure compound from which the Charity will now operate consists of garaging, welfare facilities, offices and a training suite which will now act as a central hub for the charities lifesaving work throughout the county, and will be formally opened on Monday 16th March at 2pm.

Three in hospital after car crashes into shops

Three people are in hospital after a car left the road and crashed into shops on Oxford Road in Reading this morning.

Thames Valley Police were called to the scene at 5.30am. A red Peugeot 206 had gone into the Shazz Hair and Beauty salon and the Christian Community Action Shop on Oxford Road. Both shopfronts were damaged.

Two of the three people found in the vehicle had minor injuries. All three are at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with police officers. Detectives are investigating what led to the incident. No-one has been arrested.

A police spokesperson said there was a suggestion that someone else was in the car at the time of the accident. Officers are appealing for that person to come forward by either contacting police on 101 or by going to a police station.

Anyone who has information or who witnessed the collision is asked to telephone 101 and quote incident reference number URN 268 28/2.

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