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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.


Man charged with murder of five-week-old daughter

A man has been charged with the murder of his five-week- old daughter in St Leonards last year.

Mark Sandland, 27, of Cambridge Road, Hastings, is accused of killing Aimee-Rose Sandland following an incident at his home in St Leonards on November 5.

She died on 9 November at Kings College Hospital, London.

Sandland will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 October.

Police need to find missing man "urgently"

All policing teams officers in the Hastings district have been told to look for Mr Hraboweckyj while on patrol. Homeless shelters and soup kitchens have been made aware, because there are suggestions that Mr Hraboweckyj has been seen with street drinkers.

We are doing all we can to try to trace Mr Hraboweckyj so he can be given his medication. I would like to stress again that it is totally out of character for him to have stopped taking it. We need to find him urgently and are keen to speak to anyone who might have an idea where he is or where he has been since he went missing. If you see him please call 999 so that we can help him.

– PC Ayse Kimber, Sussex Police

If you have information about Mr Hraboweckyj call 101 quoting serial 7 of 17 September.

Missing man "could pose danger to public"

David Harold Hraboweckyj hasn't taken his medication for more than a week Credit: Sussex Police

Police are speaking to homeless charities to try to trace 52-year-old David Harold Hraboweckyj.

Officers are extremely concerned for the safety of Mr Hraboweckyj, who left his home in Charles Road, St Leonards, on the morning of Monday 16 September and has not been seen since.

Mr Hraboweckyj is a paranoid schizophrenic who last took his medication on the day he disappeared.

It is believed that it has been so long since he took his medication that he could now pose a danger to the public if challenged.

Sword and claw hammer thought to be carried by gang

Police are appealing for witnesses in St Leonards who may have seen a gang, who were carrying weapons, chase three men.

It is thought the gang were carrying a sword and a claw hammer, but the weapons were not used on anyone.

A 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from St Leonards, were questioned on suspicion of public order offences before being released on bail until 23 September.

PC Ian Rise, from Hastings Response Investigation Team, said: "We believe that an argument happened, causing all six men to run into the street."

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