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Door staff to help protect vulnerable party-goers

Police have been meeting with door staff in Brighton to help them spot vulnerable night-clubbers they say could be at risk.

Over the last year more than 350 rapes and sexual assaults were reported, many of which have been attributed to the city's booming night-time economy.

Andy Dickenson's report contains clips of the Who Are You? ad campaign. He speaks to Ch Insp Katy Woolford of Sussex Police, Dave Joyce, Manager of Pryzm Nightclub, and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.

Party-goers to be breathalysed at nightclub

They're calling it "pre-loading" - party-goers getting drunk on cheap alcohol from supermarkets and off-licences before they go into town.

Police fear it's lead to an increase in crime and are now turning to technology to help - with a nightclub in Sussex using of a breathayser to make sure its patrons are not too drunk.

Andy Dickenson's report contains flashing images from the start.

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CCTV released after nightclub robbery

Detectives investigating an armed robbery in Basingstoke have released CCTV footage showing a woman they want to speak to.

Shortly after 1pm on Monday, two men walked into Wonderland, off Churchill Way. Once inside they threatened a member of staff with what is believed to be a handgun, tied him up and stole more than £10,000 in cash.

The men, described as white with their faces covered, then left the club and made off towards Church Street.

One was wearing a black padded jacket and dark coloured trousers, possibly jogging bottoms. The other man was wearing grey trousers, possibly jogging bottoms, and a dark-coloured jacket.

Now detectives are appealing for help in tracing a woman who is seen in the CCTV footage to cross over Churchill Way towards Wonderland at around the time when the two men are seen walking into the club.

Det Const Richard Chegwidden said: “This woman could have vital information which could assist our investigation. If this is you or you recognise her then please contact police as soon as possible.

“We are also still appealing for anyone who recognises the two men seen entering and exiting Wonderland to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Basingstoke CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Armed robbery at nightclub - police appeal

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a nightclub in Basingstoke.

Police say two men walked into Wonderland, off Churchill Way, shortly after 1pm yesterday.

They then threatened a member of staff with what is believed to be a handgun, tied him up and stole a significant amount of cash.

The two men, described as white, their faces covered, then left the club and made off towards Church Street. The member of staff was not injured.

This happened in broad daylight in a busy thoroughfare in Basingstoke.

“Were you driving between Eastrop Roundabout and Victory Roundabout at that time?

“We are very keen to speak to two pedestrians who separately crossed over Churchill Way from the bus station side of the road towards the Wonderland side of the road, shortly after 1pm. They may have information which could help this investigation.

“We are also keen to speak to the driver of a red car who turned left into an underground parking area located just after Wonderland, around the time of this incident.”

– Det Insp Ben Chivers

Anyone with any information is asked to call Basingstoke CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where information can be left anonymously.

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Frenzied attack left nightclubber with lifelong scars

Kevin Eastwood Credit: Kent Police

A man's been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for a frenzied attack on another man in a Tunbridge Wells nightclub, leaving the victim with lifelong scars

Kevin Eastwood from East Peckham, near Tonbridge, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm

The victim needed more than 40 stitches

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