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.
A new report is highly critical of two of our region's police forces and how they handled allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile.
A woman who killed her mother murdered a stranger in the street following a series of police blunders, a watchdog said today.
The Chief Constable of Sussex Police has announced he is to retire next year after more than six years leading the force. Martin Richards, who served as Wiltshire's chief before joining Sussex, will step down in March following a policing career spanning 32 years.
He said: "This is not a decision I have taken lightly. My career as a police officer has been a rewarding one and it has been a particular privilege to serve as Chief Constable of Sussex.
"It had always been my intention to retire as is usual after 30 years' service, but I felt it right to support first the Police Authority in their final months and then the newly-elected police and crime commissioner through into her second year in office."
Police will start a crackdown against drug-drivers in Sussex from tomorrow. Suspected drug-drivers are to be tested by Sussex Police for illegal substances for the first time this December.
Officers will use drug testing equipment at stations to check if arrested motorists have taken illegal substances. The new equipment will allow officers to prove if drivers have taken cannabis in a matter of minutes using a simple swab.
Police are investigating after the body of a 55-year-old woman was found outside flats in Hastings.
A post-mortem investigation is due to take place today following the death of 55-year-old woman in Hastings.
Offices from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are treating the death as unexplained but have launched a murder inquiry.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the woman was found dead in the communal area of flats in George Street at 10.35pm on 13th November 2013. She has yet to be formally identified and next of kin have only just been traced.
– Detective Chief Inspector Jon Fanner, Sussex Police
We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the woman in the area from 7pm to 10.35pm on 13th November 2013 to come forward."
A 61-year-old man from Hastings, who is known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
A 61-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 55-year-old woman was found dead at a block of flats in Hastings.
Police were called at about 10.35pm on 13th November 2013, after the woman's body was found in the communal area of flats on George Street. They're asking anyone who may have seen the woman to get in touch.
Police in Sussex say they are concerned for the welfare of a student from Brighton who hasn't been seen more more than a month.
26-year-old Evelyn Kimanga was last seen at the end of September when she returned from a trip to Kenya.
Information received by police suggests she may have recently been in London.
A 40 year old man has died after his car left the road on the A27 Shoreham bypass yesterday morning. The dead man has not been formally identified. The slip road was closed for some time while the police carried out extensive investigations, and motorists are being thanked for their patience.
Any witnesses to the accident are being asked to contact Sussex Police .
Police investigating a rape in Sussex are keen to trace anyone that saw a 20-year-old woman walking from Regents Close onto Woodmans Hill, Crawley after midnight on 6th October 2013.
It is also believed that a group of women and men may have seen the two suspects on Woodmans Hill at about 12.20am.
– Detective Sergeant Jon Pink, Sussex Police
This was a vicious and unprovoked attack and the victim is being comforted by family and friends. Anyone who may have seen the victim or the suspects are asked to come forward."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Ferrous or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police are renewing an appeal for witnesses after a woman was raped in Broadfield Forest early on 6th October 2013.
The 20-year-old was walking from Regents Close to Woodmans Hill, Crawley when she was approached by two men who then attacked her in the forest sometime between midnight and 12.30am.
The first suspect is described as white with pale skin, 5' 11'', of skinny build and aged in his late 30s. The second man is white, very short in height, of medium build and aged in his early 30s. They were wearing dark clothing and one was believed to be wearing a hat.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the stomach in Crawley. The victim, who is in his 20s and from London, was attacked by a group of men in a car park behind McDonald's in Haslett Avenue West, yesterday afternoon.
The victim was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment for a stab wound and a broken arm.
Three men are being questioned on suspicion of assault.
– Detective Sergeant Glenn Willcocks, Sussex Police
"We are keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident or the men involved in the moments before or afterwards.
If you saw anything, no matter how insignificant you might consider it to be, please contact us."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1201 or 4 October or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."