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Police believe Brighton shooting was 'targeted attack'

Detectives investigating an incident in which three men allegedly shot a man through a door in Brighton, believe it was a targeted attack.

The man, of Elmore Road, suffered injuries which were not life-threatening.

We are now confident this was a targeted attack and several lines of enquiry are being actively pursued by officers involved in the investigation.

We are keen to speak to anyone who may be able help us with information about this incident.

– Sussex Police


Police investigate Brighton shooting

Police are investigating after receiving a report of a 39-year-old man suffering shotgun wounds in Brighton.

Three men allegedly went to his address and fired a single shot through the door, which hit him but did not cause life-threatening injuries.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he is now being treated.

We believe this to be an isolated incident and would seek to reassure people in the area that they should not be alarmed.

Officers have been working throughout the night to follow up several leads which may help us identify those responsible for this attack

– Detective Inspector Steve Warner

New measures to take pressure off A&E

Moves are underway to relieve pressure on struggling Accident and Emergency Departments. In Brighton, the council has linked up with the NHS to identify patients who can be treated at home instead of at the hospital's emergency unit. The Better Care Plan will target patients who need long-term support to prevent them ending up in A&E. We talk to Geraldine Hoban from Brighton and Hove NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Anne Hagan from Adult Social Care.

Woman sexually assaulted on Brighton bus

Police want to speak to this man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus Credit: Sussex Police

Sussex Police have released CCTV footage of a man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus in Brighton.

The 31-year-old victim was sitting on the upper deck of the number 1 bus, travelling from Whitehawk to the city centre, when a man sat next to her.

He put his arm around the woman and touched her on the leg and when she got up to get off the bus he touched her on the bottom. He stayed on the bus when the woman got off.

The incident happened at about 7am on Sunday, 19 October.

PC Russell Smith said: 'We have been trying to identify the man in the CCTV for several months as we believe he could help with our inquiries but have so far been unsuccessful.

'If you know who he is or where he could be, please contact us.

'There were a number of other people on the top deck of the bus with the victim when the assault happened and we would also like to speak to them.'

Anyone with information should email quoting serial 701 of 20/10, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


CCTV released after sneak bag theft from elderly lady

Handbag theft suspect captured on CCTV

Police in Brighton are hoping that local people will recognise a woman suspected of a sneak handbag theft from an elderly woman.

At about 11.45am on 2 December the 81-year old lady was walking to a bus stop in Moulsecoomb Way, Moulsecoomb, when a younger woman approached her and helped her walk to the stop and on to the bus.

However when the victim arrived in town she realised that her bag, containing cash and personal items, was no longer with her.

Police appeal for witnesses of Brighton stabbing

Police think man in hat may have been in area at the time

Police investigating a stabbing in Brighton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

It occurred between 6.30am and 7am on Saturday (10 Jan) on the B2066 St James's Street near its junction with Camelford Street, close to The Bull Dog.

The victim, a 28-year-old man from Hove, was stabbed in the abdomen. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he underwent surgery and is in a stable condition.

We want to talk to witnesses to the stabbing, in particular the man in the beany-style hat pictured who was in the area at the time. He is not a suspect but we believe he may be able to help us. The victim was possibly within a large group of men. If you are a witness, saw this group or saw members running away from the scene please contact us.

– Detective Constable Leonie White

Passengers to 'name' buses in Brighton and Hove

The buses have been 'named' for several years Credit: Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove Buses are opening nominations for the naming of vehicles to be delivered in the New Year. The nominations stage will close on Tuesday 6 January, followed by votes from the public.

The naming of Brighton & Hove buses after notable people with a connection to the area was first introduced in 1999. It has become a popular feature within the local community.

The company regularly receives suggestions for bus names and felt that, this year, the public should decide.

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