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Tributes to acrobat killed while performing stunt

Pedro Monroy died while performing at a festival in Madrid Credit: Facebook

The director of a performing arts company based at Portslade, in Sussex, was killed last night when his showbiz act went badly wrong.

Acrobat Pedro Monroy was performing at a festival in his native Spain when he fell one-hundred feet to his death. An inquiry is underway.

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Boy, 16, stabbed and seriously injured outside Sussex supermarket

Police were called to Abinger Road on Saturday evening Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A 16-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in Portslade in Sussex.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Abinger Road at 5.17pm on Saturday where a group of youths were gathered in the car park of the Co-op store.

The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious stab wounds and was taken into surgery on Saturday evening.

Police dog teams were called to the incident Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Detectives are now investigating what happened but say they believe in was an isolated incident

"This is an incident that was confined to a small group and we do not consider them to be a threat to the general community.

We have identified a number of suspects and two have already been arrested.

We are continuing to search for a number of others.

– Inspector Ed Neve, Sussex Police
Enquiries are still continuing at the scene Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A 15-year-old boy from Hove was arrested shortly before 8pm on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and an 18-year-old man from Portslade was arrested just under an hour later on suspicion of affray.

Both remained in custody on Saturday evening.

Woman used fake bank card to buy Euros

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with fraud Credit: Sussex Police

Do you recognise this woman?

She tried to buy £2500 in Euros from a post office in Station Road, Portslade, using a fake bank card and a fake driving licence at about 2.20pm on 22 May.

Staff at the branch recognised that neither the bank card for the driving licence appeared genuine and refused to hand over any currency.

The woman then left the post office empty handed and went towards the seafront.

She was white, in her early twenties, 5' 4" and of average build. She had long brown hair and tanned skin and was wearing a pink top and dark trousers.

"If you recognise the woman or have any idea where she could be, please get in touch with us. We would also be interested in any other businesses that have been visited by the woman where staff have had similar experiences that they have not reported to police."

– PC Adam Parris

Concern for missing teenage girl from Sussex

Police are concerned for a teenage girl who has gone missing from Sussex.

Gemma Black, 16, has been missing from her home in Portslade since Monday evening. She said she was going to the Co-op near Maplehurst Road but has not been seen since.

She is described as 5' 3" with black shoulder-length hair. She was wearing leggings, a black or green sweatshirt and furry Timberland boots.

'We are concerned for Gemma's welfare due to her age. If anyone has seen her or knows of her whereabouts, please let police know.'

– Vicky Morris, Missing Persons Co-ordinator

Sussex & Hampshire singers win Britain's Got Talent

ITV undated handout photo of Collabro Credit: ITV

Two singers from the Meridian region won this year's Britain's Got Talent. Labourer Richard Hadfield from Portslade (left) and former Petersfield schoolboy Michael Auger (second from left) are part of operatic boy band Collabro.

The five-piece musical theatre act impressed the judges and the voting public with their performance of Stars from the musical Les Miserables last night. Collabro pick up £250,000 and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance.

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