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Teacher denies child abduction

A teacher who taught at a school in Sussex has denied child abduction in a case at Lewes Crown Court involving a 15-year-old girl.

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Police failures on Savile abuse

A new report is highly critical of two of our region's police forces and how they handled allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile.

Woman killed after 'police blunders'

A woman who killed her mother murdered a stranger in the street following a series of police blunders, a watchdog said today.

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Police looking for man who is wanted for recall to jail

Dean Kiely is wanted by Sussex Police as he has breached the conditions of his prison release licence Credit: Sussex Police

A Brighton man is wanted by police to return to prison.

Dean Kiely has breached the conditions of his prison release licence.

He had been served a prison sentence for disqualified driving and handling stolen goods in September last year.

Kiely is described as white, 5'11" and is of proportionate build.

He has a scar on his nose to the right of his cheek as well as another scar on his forehead.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, "Kiely comes from Brighton but also has links to Sutton in South London."

Police trial drones above Gatwick Airport

A remotely-controlled minature helicopter with a video camera on board is being tested by Sussex Police.

It's being used in the skies above Gatwick Airport. The force says the unmnanned drone will help in the fight against terror. But some groups have raised concerns about privacy.

Our reporter David Johns speaks to Supt Brian Bracher from Sussex Police and Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne.


Pensioners swindled 'in every street' by mail fraud

In every street in the South East someone could be being conned out of thousands of pounds - because of scam mail.

Sussex Police have become the first force in the country to try to find out exactly how bad the problem is.

They say elderly and vulnerable people are sometimes parting with their life savings to criminals sending them letters - posing as charities, competition organisers and suppliers. The cheques they send are funding criminal gangs abroad.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to victim's son Chris Becket, Insp Nick Bowman and PC Bernadette Lawrie from Sussex Police.

This story also features a police interview with the late Tom Beckett.

CCTV released after student's jaw is broken in Brighton

Police in Sussex have released CCTV pictures of men they'd like to speak to after a a man had his jaw broken on a night out in Brighton.

The 20-year-old victim who is an Italian student at the University of Brighton, was walking to get a bus home with his girlfriend when they were confronted by a group of men and women in Air Street at about 4am on Saturday 15 March.

One of the men began talking to the victim, who lives in Hove, before another punched the student in the face. It happened outside Evans Cycles.

The victim suffered a broken jaw and had to go to Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment.

Police concerned for boy's welfare

Missing teenager Jordan Ash
Missing teenager Jordan Ash Credit: Sussex Police

Sussex Police police say they are concerned for the welfare of missing teenager, 14-year-old Jordan Ash.

He went missing from his mother's home in Queen's Park Road, Brighton, on 17th March 2014 but although his whereabouts remain unknown, it is likely he could be in the Brighton and Hove area.

He is described as white, 5' 3", of slim build with brown eyes and collar length brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue and burgundy jacket and white Adidas trainers.

If anyone has seen Jordan or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to phone police on 101.


Burglar was "looking for small items" to sell on

Police investigating the theft of more than £10,000 worth of gold jewellery in Sussex are asking anyone offered the chance to buy gold jewellery at low prices to contact them.

A burglar stole items including rings and bracelets from a house in Rushlake Road in Brighton.

Whoever broke in searched the house thoroughly before leaving with the large quantity of gold jewellery. High value electrical items such as laptops and TVs were left behind which would suggest the thief was only looking for small items that could be easily carried away and sold on.

If you are offered the chance to buy gold jewellery at low prices please contact us. I would also urge residents to be watchful for people acting suspiciously in their community. If you see someone behaving oddly near your home or one of your neighbours' homes please call 999 immediately."

– Detective Constable Scott Moore, Sussex Police

Wife's jewellery stolen from widower

Gold bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings were among items worth more than £10,000 which have been stolen in a burglary in Brighton.

An intruder forced open the window of a home in Rushlake Road and searched the house, some time between 6pm on 18th March and 11am on 19th March 2014.

When the 63-year-old owner returned home he found his suitcase of distinctive Asian gold jewellery, much of which had belonged to his late wife, had been stolen.

Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses.

22-year-old in custody over car fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in Littlehampton in Sussex

A 22-year-old man from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a car in Granville Road on 11th September 2013 at 10.50pm.

The car fire is part of the investigation into a fire in South Terrace where 24-year-old Terry Davies died.

The man remains in custody at this time.

Reward for information on Bosham murder

It's a murder which has shocked a quiet community and puzzled detectives. But today a 10 thousand pound reward was offered to catch the killer of a grandmother battered to death as she stayed at a friend's luxury home.

Valerie Graves was found dead at the waterside property in Bosham near Chichester on December 30th. She was staying there over Christmas with her mother, sister and sister's partner.

Police say a hammer found near the house was used to kill Valerie. Sarah Cooper reports.

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