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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.

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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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Dog attack heroines reunited with victim

Sharron Brooker and her daughter Claire Mosley were both badly bitten when they went to the rescue of a man being mauled by two dangerous dogs.

Now the pair from Sussex have been recognised for their bravery with an award by the Royal Humane Society at Buckingham Palace. But the man who was saved by the women's heroic actions - Nigel Waughman - has not had a chance to say thank you.

Meridian took Nigel along to meet the women who saved him. Nashreen Issa reports.

Schoolboys found safe and well

Police and local people in St Leonards searched for two small boys aged 6 and 7 who ran off from school at the end of lessons. The pupils ran off from Silverdale primary school in Perth Road, St Leonards shortly after 3.15pm on Friday 11 October and widespread search was mounted.

However the two were found safe and well in the Old Town area of Hastings less than two hours later by a member of the public.

A Sussex Police spokesman said; "We don't know exactly why they ran off but there no suspicious circumstances and they are being re-united with their parents. Our thanks go to everyone who helped in the search"

Man to appear in court charged with murder of baby girl

A man who was charged with the murder of a 5-week-old baby girl will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court today.

Mark Sandland, who is 27-years-old was arrested on 11th November last year on suspicion of murdering Aimee-Rose Sandland following an incident at his home in St Leonards.

The baby girl died on the 9th November at Kings College Hospital, London, after the incident on the 5th November.

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