Sussex Police have revealed the name of a murdered homeless man, whose body was found near the seafront in Hove on Monday 11th February.
A 21-year-old man has been jailed for swindling a pensioner from Berkshire out of his life savings.
British Transport Police are calling on the public for help in identifying 10 people who are suspected of bike thefts.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Southampton have released more information about him. 31 year old Kevin Wyeth from Kingsclere Avenue in Southampton, died after being found unconscious in an alleyway. Despite attempts to resuscitate Mr Wyeth he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3am.
A post mortem examination has found the 31 year old died from head and neck injuries. Detectives have released a photograph in an attempt to trace any witnesses who may have seen him on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with two robberies and an assault in Dover last night.
Kent Police were called after reports of a robbery at Dover Priory train station. A man in his 50s was reported to have been assaulted by a group of young people and his laptop was taken.
Officers then received reports that a group of young people had attacked a taxi driver in the High Street. The taxi driver was assaulted and it was reported the group stole cash. Shortly after this a man was reported to have been assaulted in Tower Hamlets Road.
A 17 year old boy from Dover has been arrested on suspicion of GBH, while an 18 year old boy from Hawkinge and a 17 year old girl from Hawkinge have both been arrested on suspicion of robbery. All three teenagers remain in police custody.
It has been a very wet festival at Reading but there has been than the rain to contend with.
Police have now made 51 arrests and festival goers have reported having valuables stolen from their tents and also had their wristbands stolen by thieves.
The total number of crimes reported to police now stands at 101. Officers have been carrying out high-visibility patrols within the site and surrounding areas and at the same time there are undercover officers operating around the festival to identify and arrest criminals.
Police are treating the death of a woman in Worthing as unexplained. Officers were called to an address in Orme Road on Friday morning following reports a woman was unconscious. Emergency crews arrived at the address but the 39 year old woman, Claire Richards was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem carried out at Worthing Hospital was inconclusive. A 39-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of murder was released on police bail on Saturday 24 August . The man and the deceased were known to each other.
– Sussex Police Spokesman
"It is still very early in the investigation, which is being carried out by detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. We are trying to establish what happened and are following up all possible lines of enquiry."
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found lying unconscious in a Southampton street in the early hours. Paramedics tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering head injuries.
A detailed forensic investigation is underway in Defender Road. A 25-year-old Southampton woman has been arrested in connection with the murder.
A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body in the Woolston area of Southampton this morning. Police were contacted just after 2 o'clock this morning following reports of a man lying unconscious in Defender Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives have cordoned off the area around the scene for forensic examinations to be undertaken. Police believe the man died from head injuries but a Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post mortem examination later today. Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
– Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, Hampshire Police
"We are in the very early stages of our investigation and a key part of this is to speak to anyone who may have seen the victim in the area between 10.30pm yesterday evening and 3am this morning. He is in his early 30s and was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue lettering across the chest, dark trousers and carrying a white carrier bag. If you saw anyone matching this description, please get in touch."
Kent Police are urging people to stay safe over the bank holiday weekend as part of their efforts to tackle violent crime.
Violent incidents are often fuelled by alcohol and those enjoying a night out are reminded to drink responsibility and avoid confrontation.
111 people were arrested on suspicion of violence from Friday 16th August to Sunday 18th August.
Almost half of the arrests were in East Kent, with 34 arrests in North Kent 22 in the west of the county.
– Ian Learmonth, Kent Police Chief Constable
Kent Police remains committed to reducing violent crime throughout the county and over the course of the bank holiday weekend patrols will be visible at locations in town centres across Kent. There will also be a police presence in areas identified using data from the Kent Police predictive policing model. Violent behaviour will not be tolerated, whether it is on our streets or within people’s homes."
Two men from Dover have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in the same town.
Kent Police were called to a property in East Street, Dover, just before 6am on Tuesday 20 August following the discovery of a man’s body.
Two men, aged 21 and 34, have been bailed until 7 November pending further enquiries.
The family of a man who was stabbed to death outside his home in Basingstoke has said his death has "left a big hole in our family which will never be refilled.".
Stephan Hollow, 53, died after being stabbed outside his home in Blackdown Close, Buckskin on Monday.
His family said: "We would like to thank the ambulance staff and local residents who tried very hard to save him. We will be eternally grateful.
“This has been a terrible shock for our large family and we are still trying to come to terms with what has happened. "
Meanwhile detectives are still looking for the knife used in the attack.
Detectives are also searching for clothing which is described as a dark coloured sweatshirt with a gold or yellow Nike emblem; dark trousers and dark trainers.
The offender is believed to have travelled on foot from Blackdown Close to Berwyn Close, on to Dorset Crescent and then through fields to Mary Lane in North Waltham.
Anyone who uses these routes or visits countryside between Buckskin and North Waltham is asked to contact police if they find a discarded knife or jumper, or saw anything suspicious on Monday morning.
Detective Inspector Dave Storey, who is leading the investigation, said: “ If you find anything, please don’t touch it but call the police immediately on 101.”
A 27-year-old man from Basingstoke arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an elderly couple was targeted by fraudsters in Poole.
The victims were at their home in Guernsey Road on Tuesday night when they received a telephone call from a man claiming to be a police officer from Bournemouth and Poole Police – this police officer does not exist.
He told them that two men had been arrested and were in possession of their bank details. Believing they were speaking to a genuine police officer, bank cards and pin numbers were handed over to a courier during the duration of the call. An amount of cash has since been withdrawn.
– Detective Constable Al Marks, Bournemouth and Poole CID
Similar scams have occurred recently where the offenders have claimed to be from BT. I cannot stress strongly enough that bank cards and pin numbers should not be given to anyone, no matter who they claim to be.
A real police officer would never ask for these items to be surrendered.
This incident is extremely distressing to those targeted and I am concerned that more people may have been affected. If you feel that you have been the victim of a similar offence I urge you to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.
– Detective Constable Al Marks, Bournemouth and Poole CID
I am keen to speak to anyone who has information that can help with this investigation, if you know anything please come forward.
I ask the local community to be extra vigilant to this type of crime as the offender targeted vulnerable elderly members of the public.
If you receive calls of this nature report them to police by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Please also pass this information on to friends and neighbours.”