Anti-fracking campaigners have pitched their tents outside West Sussex County Council after a roadside camp was repossessed. People have been protesting outside County Hall in Chichester today.
Earlier this week, the High Court granted the council a possession order for grass verges in Balcombe, where protestors had been camping. Campaigners say they will stay outside the council headquarters until tomorrow. Campaigner Kenny Lloyd spoke to Meridian.
Anti-fracking protesters have pitched up outside the offices of a council which took legal action to evict activists from beside a former exploratory drilling site. Around 25 people with nine tents have gathered for a peaceful protest outside County Hall in Chichester, West Sussex.
This week the High Court granted West Sussex County Council a possession order for verges at Balcombe amid concerns protesters were causing a hazard by camping by the busy road. Balcombe was at the centre of anti-fracking protests during the summer as energy firm Cuadrilla conducted test drilling.
Police are looking for witnesses to a homophobic assault which took place in Southgate, Chichester, in the early hours of Saturday 2nd November. It happened outside the Stavros Takeaway, opposite The Globe pub, at about 12.30am.
A 16-year-old boy was approached by an 18-year-old man who made homophobic remarks towards him, challenged him to fight and then punched him in the face.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting 0069 of 02/11, or to e-mail: email@example.com. Alternatively they can make a free, anonymous call to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
This was an extremely dangerous thing to have done and it is fortunate no one was hurt or even killed. The bridge carries a farm track over the A27 between Woodmancote Lane and South Lane in Southbourne. It lies midway between the Stein Road and Broad Road bridges. Anybody who saw anyone loitering either on the bridge or in that area is asked to get in touch.
– PC Andy Rawlinson, Sussex Police
Anyone with information should phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting 1509 of 1/11, or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman driving west on the A27 between Chichester and Emsworth at about 6.20pm on Friday, November 1, had a rock thrown at her convertible car, smashing the windscreen.
The woman and her husband, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were showered in glass but escaped injury. The woman managed to safely stop the car in a nearby lay-by.
A pensioner and her 25-year-old son have been released on bail after they were arrested on suspicion of encouraging or assisting a suicide.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "It is an offence to encourage or assist suicide under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and officers are investigating whether any crime has been committed or is likely to be committed if they do not take action."
The South East is the most unaffordable place to live in the UK. Research has revealed that Chichester in West Sussex is the most expensive place to live. Oxford, Guildford and Cambridge are also among the most unaffordable places to buy homes.