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Police appeal after 16-year-old girl goes missing

Have you seen Shannon Green? Call police on 101 Credit: Sussex Police

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Newhaven.

Shannon Green, 16, was last seen around 12 noon on Saturday when she was dropped off in the Preston Park area of Brighton.

She was expected to return home to Newhaven by 11pm, but was reported missing when she failed to do so.

She has friends and links in Seaford, Brighton and London.

She is described as white, 5ft 3ins with shoulder-length ginger hair.

She was last seen wearing a zip up blue cardigan, black trousers and black Nike trainers.

Anyone who has seen her or knows her whereabouts is asked contact police on quoting serial 1573 of 21/02.


Mother abused while with young son at cash point

Police are appealing for witnesses after a mother was subject to abuse while queuing at a cashpoint.

The 23-year-old was with her four-year-old son at the cashpoint outside Boots in Montague Street, Worthing when she was approached by a man on a bike.

He was verbally abusive and aggressive towards her before making of on the bike.

The incident happened on Tuesday March 31 at 3.30pm.

"The woman and her son were not physically injured but were very shaken by this most unpleasant experience.

"At the time of the incident there were other people queuing for the cash point so if you were there and saw what happened please contact us."

– PC Jennifer Jellis

Any one with information should get in touch with Sussex POlice by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukor call 101, quoting serial 1104 of 31/3.

The man and woman are known to each other.


Appeal for witnesses after 14-year-old boy seriously injured

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old cyclist was badly injured.

The teenage boy was in collision with a bus in Moor Avenue, Witney on Saturday at about 3.30pm.

He remains in hospital at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

If you have any information please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 889 of 18/4.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Strike ballot by rail workers imminent

The timetable for a strike ballot among Network Rail workers over pay has been announced, with the result due within weeks.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union served notice today that its members will start voting next week.

The outcome will be known a few days after the General Election, with the union having to give a week's notice of any industrial action.

Union members have voted by 9-1 against a four-year offer of £500 followed by three years of rises in line with RPI inflation.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "Our members have already decisively rejected the initial pay package offered by Network Rail.

"Despite intensive talks, we have not been able to secure enough significant movement and that puts us into dispute and triggers the start of a national industrial action ballot."

The union has around 16,000 members involved in the dispute.

NR says the offer is fair and will see workers enjoy continued decent wages.

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