– Sussex Police spokesman
We are still appealing for any witnesses to contact our Road Policing Investigation Unit at Lewes via 101 quoting Operation Solent. Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A woman who died after a crash in Rye on Tuesday 7th May has now been formally named. 62-year old Sandra Collison, of Holmwood Farm Lane, Camber, was driving her blue Peugeot 107, towards Rye, when it was in collision with a white Mercedes goods van that was travelling towards Winchelsea.
She died at the scene.
The van driver, a 51-year old Maidstone man, received minor injuries and was taken to the Conquest Hospital at Hastings for treatment.
John Adams is at risk of losing an eye after he was shot in the face with an air rifle on Saturday night. The Environment Agency worker tried to prevent thieves stealing his white Toyota van, when he was attacked out side his home in Harbour Road in Rye.
A 41-year-old from Ashford and a 28-year-old from Maidstone were arrested on the 15th August in conjunction with Kent Police. They have been released on conditional bail until 11 September.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses who may have seen Mr Adam's Environment Agency van being towed between Rye and Charing in Kent, late on Saturday night. The van's s bumper was damaged whilst it was being towed.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 43-year-old man was injured as he tried to prevent thieves from stealing his van near his home in Rye.
The victim was told men were trying to break into his Toyota Hilux van in Rye Harbour Road just before midnight on Saturday, 11th August.
He went out to investigate and was confronted by men, who drove at him with their dark coloured car. He jumped out of the way and was shot at with an air rifle suffering injuries to his face. The callous thieves then towed away his van, which has an Environment Agency sign on it, and made off.
– Detective Inspector Hannah Willard, Sussex Police
This was a violent attack and we are doing all we can to trace these men. The van was found just over an hour later in Charing, Kent, and it is being forensically examined. The victim is being treated for pellet wounds to his face and we will be talking to him to get as much information as possible. Extensive enquiries are being made and I would urge anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
The victim is being treated for his injuries at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and his condition is stable.
Two "Studio Schools" which will help prepare young people for the work place by focusing on vocational courses are to open in the South.
The two schools will open in Southampton and in Rye in East Sussex.
Our region already has two of them up and running in Maidstone and Bournemouth.
The latest wave to be approved brings the total across the country to 30.
A mother who killed her three-year-old daughter has been found guilty of manslaughter today. The judge told Lesley Dunford she had turned from carer to killer. Tom Savvides has been following the case.
A mother who smothered her three year old daughter was described by a judge as going from "carer to killer". Lesley Dunford, 33, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court of the manslaughter of her 3 year old daughter Lucy at home in Camber, East Sussex, in 2004. She was gaoled for seven years.
D C I Nick Sloan said "This was tragic case for everybody. There was a thorough police investigation at the time but evidence then did not support a prosecution. However my team's carried out a thorough analysis of all the evidence and we are glad to see that justice has now been done for Lucy."