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Sussex Police appeal - Have you seen Lewis Gant?

Police are searching for Lewis Gant in connection with motoring offences Credit: Sussex Police

Sussex Police are appealing for the public's help after a man charged with vehicle offences failed to appear at Worthing Magistrates Court.

Twenty-three year old Lewis Gant of Brading Road in Brighton was arrested and charged on the 9th April 2016 with aggravated vehicle taking and driving while disqualified. He was due before Worthing magistrates on 3rd May, but he did not turn up - so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Detectives say he is white, 6ft 2 in, of a heavy build with shot brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police via an email to 101@sussex.ppn.police.uk or by telephoning 101.

Extra time for police to question 2 men & 2 women arrested on suspicion of 20-year-old's murder

Police are continuing to question four people

Sussex Police have been granted extra time to continue questioning four people arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 20-year-old man.

The victim, from Mayfield, was found with a stab wound at a property in Spencers Road in Crawley in the early hours of Saturday morning. He later died in hospital. A post mortem examination is underway.

Two men aged 20, and two women aged 22 and 24 - all from Crawley - were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday. They remain in police custody, after detectives were granted a 36-hour warrant of further detention to continue their enquiries.

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Crawley murder inquiry continues after fatal stabbing

Police have spent the day making enquiries in the Spencer Road area of Crawley Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the death of a man who was stabbed in Crawley. The 20-year-old man from Mayfield was found at a house in Spencer Road in the town in the early hours of this morning.

Sussex Police have been guarding the scene in Spencer Road

Anyone with information can telephone 101 quoting Operation Venture; email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk also quoting Operation Vulture; or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

Murder investigation launched in Sussex

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 20-year-old man was found with serious injuries at a house in Crawley this morning. Officers were called by paramedics to Spencers Road at around 3am. The victim was treated at the scene for what is believed to be a stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 24-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman and a two 20-year-old men, who are all from Crawley, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Antony Archibald from the Sussex and Surrey Major Crime Team said: "This has been a fast moving investigation and we are still making enquiries. We have arrested four people who are being questioned. Officers remain in the Spencers Road area to speak to residents about their concerns."

Sussex Police under fire over treatment of 11-year-old girl

An eleven year old girl was restrained by Sussex Police, using handcuffs, leg straps and a mesh hood and held in custody for 60 hours alone.

The force is tonight under fire for their treatment of the child after a damning report by the Independent Police Commission.

The mother of the girl who has a disability and is being called child H for legal reasons has described the ordeal as a nightmare. 11 officers have been investigated for misconduct.

Charlotte Wilkins reports.

The IPCC has made a number of recommendations to Sussex Police including -

Improved training on the use of force on children and adults with mental illness.

Additional training on detaining vulnerable people and the presence of an appropriate adult. And to ensure officers are accountable for their use of force.

But will that be enough to ensure a case like this doesn't happen again?

Derek Johnson has been speaking to Deputy Chief Constable Robin Smith.

Sussex Police criticised over treatment of disabled child

Sussex Police says it is working to improve training for staff Credit: ITV Meridian

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has criticised Sussex Police's treatment of an 11-year-old girl with a neurological disability.

She was handcuffed and put in leg restraints - and held in cells for a total of 60 hours over three separate arrests.

The force says it is working to improve training for staff. The girl's mother wants police to change the way they deal with such cases.

ITV Meridian spoke to Gus Silverman, Solicitor with Irwin Mitchell.

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Summer drink-driving crackdown begins in Surrey & Sussex

Police start their summer drink-driving campaign

A summer crackdown on drink driving is starting across Sussex and Surrey.

The county's police forces say they will be focusing on people who may be drink too much alcohol while watching Euro 2016 or attending events such as parties and barbecues.

"A lot of people like to have a drink when the sun is out, whether they are on holiday, having a barbecue, enjoying the UEFA European championship or just relaxing with friends. And whilst we encourage everyone to enjoy themselves and have fun in the sun, we also want them to act responsibly.

"If you're driving to an event or a venue, think about your journey home and plan ahead. Book a licensed cab, take public transport or get a lift with someone who hasn't been drinking or taking drugs. Please don't be tempted to get behind the wheel and drive yourself, even if you think you're fine.

"There is a thin line between being under and over the limit, and that's why we encourage people to drink or drive - not both, it's not worth the risk."

– Inspector Alan Nicholls, Surrey & Sussex Roads Policing Unit

Drones to help police fight crime

Surrey and Sussex Police have bought new drones to help fight crime Credit: ITV Meridian

Four new drones have been bought by Sussex and Surrey Police to help fight crime.

£250,000 is being spent by the two forces to train almost 40 officers to fly the remote controlled aerial cameras. In the past they've been used in missing person searches, airport security and at crash scenes.

They now have five drones - more than any other force in the country.

Best-selling author joins launch of 'cyber crime' campaign

Best-selling author Peter James has joined Sussex Police at the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of 'cyber crime'.

Recent figures show 84% of people living in our region have experienced an attempted cyber crime in the last year. 15% have become victims, with an increase in 'ransomware attacks'.

Here we speak to James and Chief Constable Giles York.

Pedestrian dies after collision in Littlehampton

Lyminster Road was closed for several hours after the incident

A man has died after being hit by a vehicle at Littlehampton in Sussex.

The emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the A284 Lyminster Road in the town at about 7.15pm on Friday night - following reports of a man lying in the road near the Six Bells pub.

The area was was closed off for several hours. The man, a pedestrian, who is believed to have been in his 50s or 60s died before reaching hospital.

Anyone witnesses or people with information are being asked to email the police at this address: collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk ; or to telephone 101, quoting Operation Greenleaf.

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