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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."


Police appeal for witnesses after 'malicious attack' on cat

A pet cat was left with a broken jaw and a seriously swollen face after being attacked.

A police spokesman said, "The vet believes that the injuries were not caused by a vehicle or another animal but in a malicious attack."

Officers are investigating the possibility that it may have been thrown from a height.

The pet was found by it's owner on Albany Road, St Leonards, at around 9pm on 18th July. She was so distressed by the cats injuries that she did not report the incident until several weeks later.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 595 of 5 August.

Teenage girl "extremely upset" after racial abuse

The victim was left extremely upset and distressed by what happened and we are very keen to trace the man responsible. He is described as white, in his mid 20s, wearing cream shorts, a grey hooded top and a red baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting reference 1222 of 23 March. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

– Sussex Police spokesperson


St Leonards blaze out, firefighters say

The fire in Menzies Road, St Leonards is now out, though the cause is still being investigated, firefighters say.

I’d like to commend the firefighters for their efforts, particularly those from HastingsBohemia Road who were the first on the scene within five minutes and who did afantastic job containing the fire before support appliances arrived from across thecounty.

"Crews also rescued a person who was still within the building, who had to betaken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

“All of the crews also did an excellent job to prevent the fire from spreading any moreextensively.”

– Nigel Cusack, borough commander
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