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Concerns for missing 15-year-old girl

Police believe Abigail Beach has travelled to south east London Credit: Sussex Police

Police are growing concerned for a missing teenager from Hastings.

Abigail Beach, 15, went missing from the town on Saturday at around 4.30pm.

She is white, about 5' 3" and of slight build. She has blonde shoulder length hair and brown eyes.

"We believe Abigail travelled to south east London and could be in the Elephant and Castle or Thorton Heath area. We are urging anyone who has seen her to make contact with us as we are concerned for her welfare because of her age. Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukquoting serial 1151 of 08/08 or call 101."

– Sergeant Kendal Wells

Mongol Rally via Hastings

Pic shows Mikey and Pete Sellens on the Stade open space with their mini-moke Credit: Hastings Council

Part of the famous Mongol Rally comes to Hastings on Sunday.

The rally, specifically for older cars, sets out from the Goodwood Motor Circuit near Chichester heading to Ulan-Ude in Siberia, via Ulan Bator in Mongolia.

Brothers Mikey and Pete Sellens, from Hastings, are making the journey in a 1972 ‘mini moke’.

Meeting over new pier structure

Work on the new pier is due to be completed next year Credit: Hastings Pier Charity

The charity reconstructing Hastings pier are meeting today to discuss the importance of the structure to local heritage.

The rebuilding of the pier is well under way after it was destroyed by fire in 2010.

It is due to be completed next year.

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Heavy Horses Help in Hastings

When it comes to bashing the bracken - what you need are some hardy horses. And so visitors to a country park on the south coast, will see Exmoor ponies, some Ardennes horses, and wild cattle - all doing their bit for nature conservation.

As David Johns found out, it's all the idea of Hastings Council. Good for tourism, it told us and good for the environment too.

He spoke to horse owner Frankie Woodgate, Murray Davidson from Hastings Borough Council, and Anna Bogg from the Sussex Pony Grazing & Conservation Trust.


CCTV shows burglar smashing his way into museum

Do you recognise the man carrying out this burglary and violent robbery in Hastings?

At about 7pm on Sunday 14 June the offender smashed his way into The True Crime Museum at White Rock, spending several minutes using his feet and a hatchet to break open a door.

He filled bags with electrical items before leaving and turning his attention to the Pig in Paradise nearby.

Again the man smashed his way in through a rear door but this time he was confronted by a female member of staff inside. The man forced the 61-year-old woman to the ground, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her outside the pub before threatening her with the hatchet and forcing her to hand over more than £100.

"This was a terrifying incident for the victim and we are determined to find the man responsible. The man spent several minutes breaking into the museum and must have made a lot of noise so I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and heard what was happening or who saw a man acting suspiciously around the seafront pub entrance or the nearby fire escape access in Prospect Place before the attack. If you know anything at all, please contact us."

– Detective Sergeant Paul Graham

The crazy world of crazy golf - but who won?

This weekend may have featured the Champions League and French Open Finals but the sporting event 'par excellence' was to be found in Hastings.

That's where the fifth international World Adventure Golf Masters was staged - with Great Britain vying for supremecy against the Germans.

You'd have been crazy to miss it, but who won?

Andy Dickenson found out and spoke to Sean Homer, captain of the Great Britain squad, Pasi Aho of the World Mini Golf Federation, Melanie Hammerschmidt from Germany and Dr Surha Yeodikar of India.

Meet the stars of the Crazy Golf World Cup

The eyes of the world - at least the world of crazy golf fans - are on Hastings this weekend for the fifth international World Adventure Golf Masters.

Germany won last year but plenty of other countries are getting into the swing of this unique tournament, as Andy Dickenson reports.

He speaks to Great Britain captain Sean Homer, Sweden's Peter Eisenschmidt, Pasi Aho, director of the World Mini Golf Sport Federation, Germany's Melanie Hammerschmidt and current champion Oleg Klassen, as well as Dr Surha Yeodikar of India.

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