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Can you help find man who assaulted boy, 6, in Littlehampton?

A six-year-old boy was grabbed by his shirt while playing on the swings in a Littlehampton park by a man wearing a black face mask.

The man who was dressed all in black and wearing something covering his face left the area and the child - with his three friends - ran home.

A 58-year-old man was arrested but has been ruled out of the investigation.

Police want to speak to residents following the incident at Southfields recreation ground.

It happened at around 2pm on Thursday 30th July.

"There were three other children with the victim in the park who saw what happened and we have spoken to each of them but there could be other people who saw the man in or around the park.

"I am very grateful to all those who have already contacted us but would urge anyone who knows anything but who has not yet come forward to do so.

"There were lots of children in the park at the time of the incident and I would like to speak to any of them who saw what happened. I would ask parents who live in the area to speak to their children and to get in touch with us if they know anything.

– Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones

Appeal for public's help as murder remains mystery in Bracknell

It is just over a week since police were called to Hawthorn Lane in Warfield, after workmen, who were clearing ditches in the area, discovered human remains.

The deceased man’s identity is unknown but he is white, aged approximately 30 to 35 years old, about 5ft 9ins and is thought to have been of stocky build.

The post mortem indicated the body had been in the ground for at least two years. The area in Hawthorn Lane is suspected to be where the remains were left but not the scene of the murder itself.

“This is an unusual case because not only are we investigating who committed the murder, we are also working to establish who the victim was.

– Senior investigating officer, Det Supt Nora Holford

Detective Superintendent Nora Holford is looking for help from members of the public in the Thames Valley area, can you help with this investigation?

Suspicious packages in Brighton linked to carpark bomb

Police investigating a package left on Brighton seafront say it could be linked with another device found in the city last month.

The item was found on the A259 by the bandstand before the parade was due to start.

This delayed the start of the parade and lead the event to be re-routed through the city.

It is now thought to be linked to a similar item found on the sixth floor of a car park near Brighton Marina on the 1st July.

Police are waiting for the results of forensic tests.

"The item on Saturday did look like a suspicious device and we were concerned enough to call in the bomb disposal unit, who after making a further assessment, also agreed it was highly suspicious and carried out a controlled explosion. The area had been cordoned off and there was no risk to the public."

– Brighton and Hove divisional commander, Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp


Ed Heath foundation 'gobsmacked' over allegations

Following the announcement by the IPCC this afternoon that they are investigating allegations surrounding Sir Ed Heath and child abuse.

The case was referred by Wiltshire Police over the handling of an alleged claim of child abuse in the 1990s against former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

We spoke to Wilf Weeks, the acting chairman of the Sir Ed Heath Charitable Foundation.

Hampshire trader convicted of rigging Libor rates in landmark ruling

A City trader from Hampshire has become the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets.

Tom Hayes, 35, from Fleet was the 'ringmaster' in an enormous fraud to manipulate the benchmark interest rates.

The highly-paid ex-trader at UBS and Citigroup orchestrated a scheme to interfere with the rate in order to boost his own six-figure earnings.

In an audio clip he said "influencing" Libor was "commonplace" and admitted he was a "serial offender".

He had denied eight counts of conspiracy to defraud covering a period from 2006 to 2010, when he worked for Switzerland's UBS and America's Citigroup.

Hayes stared straight ahead emotionless as the verdicts were read out.

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