A 68-year-old woman awoke to find a burglar in her Bexhill bedroom.
In the early hours of Sunday morning a person broke into a house in Bexhill and the 68-year-old woman woke up to find the person in her room.
They stole distinct antique rings, one with a pink diamond and the other with rubies as well as a string of freshwater pearls.
This was obviously a terrifying experience for the woman and we are working closely with her to establish the full facts of the incident.
We are keen to speak with anyone who may have been in the area around 1.35am or have information that could assist the investigation. The suspect is described as slim and dressed all in black except their hands, which were small, and they had a well spoken voice.
The victim said they were young but is unsure if they were a man or a woman."
Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager from Bexhill. Jake Gillespie, who's 15, failed to turn up for school on Tuesday morning. Police believe Jake may be staying with friends in Hastings.
Sgt Dave Gill said: "Jake has in fact been missing since Saturday but he arrived home in Elderwood Close, Bexhill, for a short time on Monday morning and has not returned. We are asking Jake to get in touch to say he is OK.
We know Jake frequents skate parks in Hastings and it's possible that he may be staying with friends in the town. Local officers are aware that he has been reported missing." Anyone who knows where he is is asked to contact police. Jake is white, 5' 4'', pale with a teddy boy-style blonde haircut.
Archaeologists from Oxford surveying the site of a controversial road scheme have found flint tools dating back 12,000 years. The scientists have been carrying out excavations along the route of the Bexhill to Hastings link road in Sussex.
Protesters say the road is unnecessary and a blight on the landscape.
But its construction is giving archaeologists a unique opportunity to discover more about the way our ancient ancestors lived. Malcolm Shaw reports.
At about 1.05am on Thursday 29 August a green Citroen Saxo car collided with a parked van in Holliers Hill, Bexhill.
One of the four people in the car, a man, ran off and the three other occupants were taken to hospital.
One of them, a 19-year old man, sadly died at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings, and the other two, a man aged 18 and a woman aged 19, were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious but not life threatening injuries.
Enquiries are ongoing to trace the man who ran off.
"We are asking anyone who saw what happened, or who saw the Saxo in the area immediately beforehand, to contact us via 101 or email us at 'email@example.com', quoting Operation Account."
– Sergeant Dave Morgan of the Sussex Roads Policing Unit at Polegate