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Unconscious man found at Brighton railway station

A man in hospital in Brighton

Detectives admit to being mystified as to what happened to a man who was found unconscious outside Brighton railway station early this morning.

The 47-year-old from Bognor Regis collapsed near the transport hub. Police officers found him outside the Budgens Stores in Queens Road at 1.45am. Officers tried to revive him because he was unresponsive and not breathing. They administered CPR, and the man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He remains on a ventilator, and is under sedation.

"It is unclear at this time whether this is an unfortunate medical episode or whether something else happened to the man to cause him to become unconscious.

"We do know that he was at the station around 12.30am, having missed a train home. He did appear to be intoxicated and was seen to be sitting on a ledge by a nearby cash machine a short while later. CCTV shows him sitting there at 1.37am, but he was discovered lying on the ground at the same place a few minutes later.

"He is white, with long dark hair believed to be in a ponytail and was wearing a Ghostbusters T-shirt with a dark jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

"We want to know what happened during that period. If you were in the area and saw the man or have any information about the incident, please email or call 101 quoting serial 101 of 22/10."

– Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard, Sussex Police


Brighton i360 welcomes 100,000th visitor

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The British Airways attraction opened thee weeks ago and welcomed its 100,000th visitor on the Bank Holiday Weekend.

It's the world's tallest moving observation tower at 162 metres. It cost £46 million and can carry up to 200 passengers.

The world’s first vertical cable car was designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield Architects.

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"We are delighted that British Airways i360 is already proving to be so popular and is attracting visitors from far and wide as well as helping to build Brighton & Hove’s fame across the world.”

– Cllr Gill Mitchell, deputy leader of Brighton & Hove City Council


Brighton & Hove's new plan to tackle homelessness

It's believed that more than fifty homeless people have died in Brighton & Hove in the last three years. Now, in a report soon to be released, Brighton & Hove City Council has set an ambitious target ... "to make sure no-one has the need to sleep rough in the city by 2020".

The report comes with a fresh admission that the city's homelessness problem has become "more acute" with services working with more than 1,100 cases of rough sleepers last year - figures that are almost double what the situations was like five years ago. Andy Dickenson reports.

Asbestos alert for emergency workers who dealt with the IRA Brighton bombing in 1984

The Grand Hotel in Brighton was bombed in 1984

People caught up in the IRA bombing of Brighton's Grand Hotel thirty-two years ago are being warned they may have been exposed to harmful asbestos. Five were killed when a blast ripped through the hotel during the Conservative Party conference. A police officer who worked at the scene has now died from an asbestos-related disease. Other rescue workers are being told to seek medical advice, as Malcolm Shaw has our report.

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