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Woman charged with blackmail after 6 horses targeted

Woman due before magistrates in Worthing

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with blackmail after the tails and manes of six horses were cut in Shoreham earlier this year.

The animals were targeted at Buddy's Yard in Steyning Road, under the Shoreham Flyover. Four of the horses were in a field, the two others were in a stable. The incident happened overnight between Friday 29th January and Saturday 30th January.

Sussex Police said that Kirsty Geoghegan, aged 24, from Hove is due to appear before Worthing Magistrates Court on the 19th July 2016.


Shoreham crash pilot 'investigated over possible manslaughter'

The area around the crash site was covered in floral tributes Credit: ITV

The pilot who crashed his plane at Shoreham, where 11 people were killed, is being investigated by detectives over possible manslaughter by gross negligence.

Andrew Hill, 52, from Hertfordshire, was flying a vintage Hawker Hunter fighter-bomber when it crashed onto the A27 in West Sussex on 22 August last year.

The crash happened when the 1950s plane failed to pull out of a loop-the-loop manoeuvre during the Shoreham Air Show.

Sussex Police said a High Court hearing will be held this month to decide whether cockpit recorders, footage, expert reports and other material can be released to them.

Mr Hill has been questioned voluntarily under caution by police. West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield has proposed a full inquest in March next year, lasting around eight weeks.

A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed: "Detectives investigating the circumstances of the crash of a Hunter fighter jet at Shoreham in August 2015, which killed 11 people, have confirmed that a 52-year-old man was notified in December that he is being investigated for possible endangerment pursuant to Article 138 Air Navigation Order 2009 and also manslaughter by gross negligence."

Memorial for Shoreham air crash victims left in 'disrespectful shambles'

A temporary memorial to remember the eleven victims of the Shoreham air crash has been left in a 'disrespectful shambles' according to families of the victims.

The site which bridges the River Adur was earmarked by the local council who promised to maintain it. Charlotte Wilkins has been speaking to Giovanna Chirico, Mark Trussler's Fiancee and Tanya Hewstone, the former partner of Daniele Polito.

£1.3 billion plan to redevelop Sussex cement works site

Ambitious plans have been unveiled to redevelop a derelict cement works on the South Downs in Sussex.

The massive quarry near Shoreham closed twenty-five years ago, but remains a blot on the landscape.

The former cement works site covers a large area of land in Sussex

Now, a group called the 'South Down Project' wants to build more than two-thousand homes and businesses on the site, at a cost of £1. 3 billion pounds. Malcolm Shaw reports.

The interviewees are Neil Laughton, a local businessman; Ed Carr, the Chairman of the South Down Project; and John Richards, a former cement worker.


Shoreham crash investigation 'lacking key evidence'

Eleven people died when the jet came down Credit: ITV

Sussex Police say their investigation into the Shoreham airshow crash is being hampered because key evidence is missing.

Eleven people died when a vintage jet crashed onto the A27 last August. Today, detectives told a pre-inquest hearing they've had to apply to the High Court to get material from aircrash investigators. Malcolm Shaw reports

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