Police are appealing for witnesses after a man has been approaching women in the early hours in Brighton and threatening them with a hammer. The first incident happened at 1am on Tuesday 19 November when a 21-year-old woman was walking back across the Level after finishing at work.
She was then approached by a man carrying a claw hammer on the corner of Howard Road, who threatened her and demanded money and her phone.
The second incident happened on Sunday 24th November at 5.25am where the woman victim was dropped off in a taxi with friends at the bottom of Elm Grove.
A man then approached her when she was near to the corner of Bonchurch Road. He told her to hand over her phone and showed her the top of a hammer that he had in the top of his trousers.
A man from Gravesend has been jailed for 8 years after admitting robbing two bookmakers with an imitation firearm. Brett Mullen, 40 committed the robberies at Corals bookies in Gravesend and Bexley last December.
An armed robber who used a variety of disguises, including one of Elvis Presley, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Martin Reilly carried out a series of raids on betting shops across our region. Malcolm Shaw reports.