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Women arrested after car wing mirrors damaged

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after two women were arrested in connection with an incident in which several wing mirrors were damaged in the same road.

It happened in Western Road in St Leonards in the early hours of Wednesday 21st December 2016.

A 20-year-old woman from St Leonards, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage has been bailed until 18th January pending further enquiries.

A 23-year-old woman, also from St Leonards, has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause alarm or distress has also been bailed until 18th January pending further enquiries.

Cyclist aged 15 in car collision on pedestrian crossing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a 15-year-old cyclist and a car in Sussex.

It happened on the pedestrian crossing on Mill Lane, near its junction with the A259 New Road in Rustington, at around 1.20pm on Friday 23rd December.

The teenager was not injured but his black mountain bike was damaged after the incident. The car, which was light blue or green, failed to stop at the scene.

Sussex Police are asking anyone who saw the incident to report it online quoting serial number 722 of 23/12.


Tenant jailed for life for murdering landlord

Knight was sentenced to life at Hove Crown Court

A tenant who killed his landlord in a row over a dirty microwave has been jailed for life.

Alan Knight had an argument with his live-in landlord, David Bond aged 50, at Osmonde Close in Worthing in August 2016. Knight then went on the run before handing himself in to police near Blackpool a few days later.

Knight, aged 51, who was charged with murder by Sussex Police pleaded guilty to the crime at court on 4th November. Today he was sentenced, at Hove Crown Court, to life with a minimum of 18 and a half years.

Building collapses by A27 after being hit by van

The emergency services have spent much of the afternoon at the scene Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A van hit a car showroom at Hammerpot Hill off the A27 near Angmering, Sussex causing the building to fall down.

The van driver experienced slight injuries. A parked car which was hit was empty at the time of the incident. The building partially collapsed into the road and diversions are in place - the disruption is expected to last into the rush hour.

The accident at Hammerpot Hill happened at lunchtime Credit: Eddie Mitchell

DIVERSION: The A27 Arundel Road Westbound is closed, with traffic queueing due to accident from A280 / A2700 Titnore Lane to A284 Lyminster Road (Crossbush Junction).

To follow the diversion follow the hollow triangle symbol along A280 into Angmering, then the A259 to Littlehampton and A284 through Wick and Lyminster to re-join the A27.

No-one was in the parked car at the time Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Car crashes into building off A27 - building collapses

The emergency services remain at the scene where a car crashed into a building, leading to the structure's partial collapse.

It happened on the A27 Arundel Road, westbound in Angmering, West Sussex. The road is expected to be shut into the rush hour.

Man arrested over firearms incident at Sainsbury's

The Sainsbury's store in Peacehaven where the incident took place

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident involving a firearm at a supermarket in Peacehaven.

Sussex Police were called to the branch of Sainsbury's on South Coast Road in the town on the evening of Sunday the 4th December.

A 49-year-old local man is in custody having been arrested by officers on suspicion of robbery with a firearm.


Witness appeal after man pulls out gun at supermarket

Police are appealing for witness after a man pulled a gun on staff at a Sainsbury's supermarket

Sussex Police are appealing for further information after a suspected shoplifter pulled out a handgun at a branch of Sainsbury's in Peacehaven and threatened staff with the weapon so he could get away.

The incident at the Sainsbury's supermarket in South Coast Road in Peacehaven happened at around 8.40pm on Sunday 4th December.

The man fled in the direction of Dorothy Avenue. No-one was hurt. It is believed that the man stole some alcohol from the shop.

Officers are trying to trace the man. he's been described as:

  • A white man, about 6ft tall
  • Aged about 40 - 50 years old
  • Of a stocky build with a shaven head, possibly foreign

Police were told the man was carrying a white plastic bag and was wearing:

  • a white top
  • a black jacket, black scarf
  • blue jeans
  • and green / brown trainers with white soles

Anyone with information is asked not to approach him, but to telephone 999 and ask for the police service.

Appeal for help to find wanted man

Todd Mackenzie has breached the terms of his licence Credit: Sussex Police

Police in Sussex are searching for a 26-year-old prisoner who has breached the terms of his licence.

Todd Mackenzie was jailed in April for 15 months for an assault.

Reports suggest he has been living in a camper van in a car park in Littlehampton.

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