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Mystery surrounds police activity near cliffs in Sussex

Police presence at cliffs near Brighton

There have been reports of police activity near cliffs in Sussex tonight. The area between Ovingdean and Rottingdean has been surrounded by emergency crews this evening. Neither Sussex Police or East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have yet revealed any further information.

Sussex Police called to cliffs between Ovingdean and Rottingdean

Family teach children to save lives after son died 'from a single punch'

He died from a single punch. Promising footballer Connor Saunders died after a fight in Rottingdean, near Brighton, two years ago.

Today his family held an assembly at a local school telling pupils the lessons they've learned. The Connor Saunders Foundation hopes to provide a legacy for youngsters, teaching them to save lives rather than take them.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Darran Saunders and Courtney Saunders-Jones.


PICTURES: House on fire in Rottingdean

More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at house in Rottingdean, East Sussex.

The fire service were called at 3.31pm and have been tackling the fire for the last eight hours.

Firefighters were called at 3.30pm this afternoon Credit: @SaskiaMckay
More than 40 firefighters attended the scene Credit: @G_loksta
The incident happened at Cranleigh Avenue in Rottingdean Credit: GotaSpareTicket - instagram
Detached house on fire on Cranleigh Road in Rottingdean Credit: Paulruss2012 - instagram

Teenager's killing was "self-defence"

A jury has been told that a boy accused of killing a teenager outside a shop in Sussex was acting in self-defence. Promising footballer Connor Saunders, 19, died from brain injuries after being punched during an argument in Rottingdean earlier this year.

A 14-year-old is on trial, accused of his manslaughter. Malcolm Shaw sent this report from Hove Crown Court. The trial continues.


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