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Cars worth £90,000 stolen from garage

Cars worth £90,000 have been stolen from a Sussex garage Credit: Sussex Police

Three used Range Rover Sport 4x4 vehicles, each worth some £30,000, have been reported stolen from a garage forecourt in Sussex.

They were taken between 6pm on Monday, January 19, and 8am on Tuesday, January 20, from 4 Front Car Sales Limited in Nursery Lane, Warninglid.

The cars are coloured bronze, grey and white.

The white vehicle was later recovered in Kent, but the other two Range Rovers are still missing.

The bronze model (pictured) bore the registration number GJ60 RLU and the grey vehicle WF11 WUC.

Each car contained only enough diesel fuel to travel some 30 miles, and police seeking witnesses are particularly keen to hear from any filling stations where staff may have seen the Range Rovers being refuelled.

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 153 of 20/1.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to give their name on 0800 555 111.

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Landlord fined after gutting tenant's home

An "outrageous" landlord who gutted his tenant's home while he was visiting relatives abroad, is facing a huge bill for the cruel treatment.

Saimir Selita employed builders to strip out all the fixtures and fittings in the property, including the kitchen, bathroom, flooring and most of the internal doors.

When tenant Dariusz Kocaba returned to the home after a trip to Poland in February 2014, the BMW worker also found all his personal possessions had been taken from his locked room and dumped in a leaky garden shed. Many of them were damaged beyond repair.

With the house in Ladenham Road, Oxford, totally uninhabitable, Mr Kocaba was forced to cancel his next two shifts at work to find somewhere new to live.

Selita, aged 34 years, was ordered to pay a total of £6,250 by Oxford Magistrates' Court after admitting harassing Mr Kocaba.

The landlord, of Marryatt Court, Green Vale, London, must pay £3,070 in compensation to the victim, a £1,800 fine, £1,260 in costs and a £120 victim surcharge.

Councillor Ed Turner, deputy leader of Oxford City Council, said: "This sort of harassment of tenants should have no place in today's society and it is good that this outrageous behaviour by the landlord has been brought to book.

"The stiff fine and compensation order should send a powerful message to any landlord that tenants' rights, and the law, must be respected."

Man caught on on camera vandalising car

Footage has been released of a man caught on camera vandalising a car.

The man is seen kicking and punching a blue Seat Ibiza parked in Church Road, Burgess Hill, until both wing mirrors had been smashed off.

The incident was recorded on camera at 5am on January 1.

Police officers have so far been unable to identify the man involved.

He appears to be white, between 5' 8" and 6ft and had dark hair. He was wearing a black jacket and light coloured trousers.

Pc Andy Mackay said: "We don't know who the man is or why he targeted this car in particular.

"If you know who or where he is please contact us. We would also like to speak to anyone who was in Church Road on 1 January and saw or heard any part of the vandalism."

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1002 of 01/01, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Pensioner burgled while she was at home

A pensioner was burgled while she was a home.

Shortly before 3pm, yesterday on Thursday someone broke into the home of a 79-year-old woman on Connaught Road, Fleet.

The woman was at home at the time.

Her purse containing cash and cards was stolen and the offender left the scene along Connaught Road.

The purse is described as a maroon leather purse with the initials JA in gold stamped on the outside.

PC James Copley said: "Were you in the area of Connaught Road or Upper Street between 2.30pm and 3pm? Did you see anything suspicious?

"We're keen to trace the owner of a black car that was parked on the junction of Upper Street and Connaught Road. The vehicle appeared to have been lowered and this may jog someone’s memory."

For advice on how to make your home more secure, take a look at the Safer Homes page of our website.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Copley at Aldershot police station on 101 or the anon

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Six year sentence after man found guilty of rape

Arnand Rruci has been jailed for rape Credit: Sussex Police

A man has been sentenced to six years after being found guilty of rape.

Arnand Rruci, 28, was found guilty in December of raping a woman, a 20-year-old from Brighton, at the flat he had been staying at in Old Shoreham Road on June 16.

Rruci, a car valeter and Albanian national, raped the woman after meeting her at Lola Lo's club in Brighton and took her back to the flat, before she managed to leave the address the following morning and raise the alarm.

Detectives worked hard to identify him and were able to trace him using CCTV images and the help of the club.

Rruci was arrested on June 26 and charged on June 30 with rape.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of drugs supply, possession of cannabis and cocaine and was given three years in total for these offences at Lewes Crown Court.

He was given six years for two counts of rape, meaning he will spend nine years in prison

Detective Inspector Steve Warner said: "Rruci took advantage of an extremely vulnerable woman and we worked tirelessly to identify him and bring him to justice. He has now been sentenced to nine years behind bars and will be deported back to Albania when he is released."

Bubble fun for zoo gorillas

Playful gorillas in Kent were transfixed as they tried to pop bubbles belched from their new toy - a bubble machine.

The play-thing has been entertaining young western lowland gorillas at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury.

The bubble machine was donated by a supporter of the park after keepers drew up an Amazon wish-list of useful items that would help enrich the animals' lives.

Animal director Neil Spooner said: "Enrichment is a vital part of how we care for our animals here and we are always looking for new and exciting themes.

Enrichment is just one of the many ways we keep our animals active and healthy."

Lorna Wanless, head of the gorilla section at Howletts, said: "We couldn't resist filming the youngsters' reactions to the bubbles.

"Jouki and Nkoumou loved trying to catch them and Nkoumou even managed to pop one."

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