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.
Warren Hilts, 40, unemployed, of Mill Lane, Selsey, has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment having pleaded guilty to advising other paedophiles online on how to abuse children, as well as to other sexual offences relating to children.
The first five years are to be spent in custody and the further four years on extended licence.
The charges followed an investigation by the Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team (POLIT) of Sussex Police.
Six offences related to attempts to facilitate or arrange commission of child sex offences on line.
Nine related to distribution of indecent video and still images of children, a further five related to making of such images, and one related to possession of extreme pornography.
None of the images are of local children and no local children were involved in the other offences.
Another seven motorists are to appear in court after being charged with offences as part of Sussex Police's Christmas drink-drive crackdown.
Each of the defendants was arrested in December and questioned but was charged with driving offences after answering their bail.
A total of 145 people have now been charged with offences as part of the December campaign. 7 drivers are still on bail.
An Eastbourne man, that police were looking for after a family were threatened on the street, has been arrested.
Ryan Bodle, who is 29-years-old, has been charged with threatening behaviour.
He is due before magistrates on 19th February.
He threatened a family on Wakehurst Road in Eastbourne earlier this month.
The members of a criminal gang which brought women from Hungary into the UK to work as prostitutes have been jailed for a total of twenty-two years. The four men and one woman ran a highly-organised conspiracy for two years, making huge sums of money.
The traffickers co-erced their victims to work out of locations including hotels at Gatwick and a student flat at Sussex University. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The interviewees are David Fairclough, Home Office and Detective Sergeant Glenn Taylor from Sussex Police.
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.