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Appeal for witnesses to hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver, who hit a blind man on a pedestrian crossing in St Leonard's, failed to stop.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run in St Leonard's Credit: ITV Meridian

The man, who was carrying a cane to indicate his disability, was left injured in the middle of the road last Friday morning. It happened on Friday morning in St Leonards-on-Sea.

PC Mark Botley, of Hastings Neighbourhood Response Team, said: "If anyone saw what happened or who has other information that may enable us to identify the vehicle involved, I would urge them to get in touch."


Missing woman 'walks with arms outstretched'

The last time Rosalind was seen was at her home at about 6pm. We have been looking for her but now that it has gone dark we are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety. She walks with her arms stretched out in front of her so anyone who she will stand out to anyone who sees her. If you see Rosalind or have any idea where she could be please call 999 immediately.

– Sergeant Paul Elrick, Sussex Police

Woman punched in the face by another woman

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face by another woman as she walked home in St Leonards.

The victim was walking down Silchester Road between 9:30pm and 10pm on Monday 14th April.

She was taken to hospital to be treated for severe swelling and bruising to her face.

The attacker has been described as white, aged 40 to 45 years old, about 5' 8" and of medium build with shoulder length dark hair.

A Sussex police spokesperson said, "The victim has suffered very nasty injuries to her face and we are keen to speak to anyone who saw her being attacked.

"If you were in Silchester Road or the area nearby on Monday evening and saw or heard what happened, please contact us."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1614 of 14/4.

Missing children found

The father of three children reported missing from St Leonards-on-Sea was arrested last night at Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.

The 48-year-old was detained by Essex Police.

He is now in custody at Hastings police station awaiting interview on suspicion of child neglect.

The three children, aged eight, four and one, were found with him and are now being cared for.

Earlier yesterday, the children's mother, 34, was arrested on suspicion of child neglect after she handed herself in to Hastings police station. She has been bailed until 2 May while enquiries continue.


Appeal to mother to return home with children

Police are growing concerned about Morritz Grayston and her 3 children Credit: Sussex Police

Police in Sussex say they're growing increasingly concerned for a mother, who's gone missing with her three children.

Morritz Grayston left her home in St Leonards with her daughter and two son, aged between eight and one, last Thursday. Although the thirty four year old has been in phone contact with officers, she has been seen since.

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