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Would-be robber abandons bike at scene

A potential robber left his bike at the scene when he ran off Credit: Sussex Police

A man who attempted to rob a security van in Eastbourne left without cash or his bike.

The man was watching a delivery of cash to St Anthony's Post Office around 10.10am on Tuesday 15th April.

He tried to grab the bag of money that was being delivered inside the Post Office but he was unsuccessful and ran off - leaving behind his bike.

The man is describe as white, in his early 20s and wearing a dark hooded jacket with dark bottoms and a rucksack with orange markings on its back.

Detective Sergeant Dave Tye said: "Fortunately, he failed in his attempt and compounded this by abandoning the blue, Carrera Subway, mountain bike.

"At this time we don't know if it was his or whether he might have stolen it locally, so we are keen to hear from anyone who either saw it in the area or has lost it themselves."


21st Century Gilbert & Sullivan

Together, the writer and composer, Gilbert and Sullivan, wrote 14 comic operas and their work is as popular today as it was more than a century ago. But now, a modern version of one of their productions, HMS Pinafore, is coming to the south. It's G& S but not as you know it.

Charlotte Wilkins speaks to the show's producer Ben De Wynter; Sasha Regan, who's the director and cast members Keith Jack and Alan Richardson. HMS Pinafore is travelling around the country, including Eastbourne, Winchester and Guildford. Click here for more information.

Sat navs and laptops stolen during spate of car break ins

A number of cars in the Shinewater area of Eastbourne have been broken into and damaged.

Ten vehicles had items such as sat navs and laptops stolen in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 22nd February.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after the break ins, which happened in Milfoil Drive, Friday Street, Wroxham Road, Magdalen Close, Eskdale Close and Sorrel Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 291 of 22/2.


Beachy Head Lady 1800 years old

A woman's skeleton - 18 hundred years old and found in Eastbourne - has been 'brought to life' with the help of scientists. Dubbed The Lady of Beachy Head, she lived and died in Roman times.

Now her bones are on display in Sussex. And thanks to 21st century technology we can see how she would have looked. Charlotte Wilkins reports and has been speaking to Jo Seaman, Heritage Officer and Paula Borthwick, who's a volunteer.

Missing Eastbourne woman could be in Kent

Police are growing concerned for an Eastbourne woman who has not been seen since 2 February. Nicola Baron was last seen on Sunday after going to the Spa shop on Terminus Road where she worked as a store manager.

She left the shop around 7 am, then got a taxi from her home to Eastbourne train station and has not been seen since. The 52 year-old, who lives in Seaside, was wearing a red knee length puffa-style jacket made by Cotton Traders and believed to be carrying a large, heavy suitcase.

Nicola has not turned up to work on Monday or today and has left her cat at home, both of which is extremely out of character for her. She usually speaks to her sister everyday but has not heard from her since Sunday. She lives in Eastbourne and has connections in East Sussex and in the Canterbury area of Kent.

– Sergeant Mark Simmonds

New scheme to help first-time buyers in Eastbourne

With huge deposits needed to get the best mortgage rates, many people simply can't afford to buy their first home. But a new scheme in Eastbourne could change that.

The 'Local Help To Buy' scheme gives first time buyers the chance to buy a property with just 5% deposit. The initiative has already been hailed a success in nearby Hastings as Charlotte Wilkins explains.

Police seek man after family threatened in Eastbourne

Ryan Bodle Credit: Sussex Police

Police are seeking Ryan Bodle, 29, who they want to interview in connection with public disorder that occurred in Wakehurst Road, Eastbourne, on 7 January. The appeal follows an incident when members of a neighbouring family were threatened in the street.

PC Dan Cloake said: "We are keen to trace Ryan Bodle, who is not believed to a be a danger to the general public. He is well known in the Hampden Park area of Eastbourne."

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