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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Sussex Police have confirmed that the search for a swimmer believed to have been missing at Camber Sands in Sussex has been called off.
Officers had received a telephone call from a member of the public at about 9.40am this morning, reporting that they were concerned for a woman who had been seen entering the water at about 8am. It was believed that the swimmer was missing because she had not returned yet to collect a pair of flip-flops left on the beach.
The woman was described as white with dark hair and wearing a black swimming costume. Sussex Police say a woman matching that description called the RNLI at around 11.45 am to identify herself.
Police officers say they helped the Coastguard, the coastguard helicopter crew and the RNLI conduct a thorough search of the coastline nearby during the alert.
Five men died at the Camber Sands beach on Wednesday. They drowned after getting into difficulty in the sea. Lifeguards are on patrol at the beach over the bank holiday weekend.
RNLI lifeguards are on duty for the first time at Camber Sands in East Sussex this weekend following the tragedy that claimed the lives of five young men. They were on a day out from London when it's believed they were caught out by the rapidly rising tide.
ITV News Meridian spoke to lifeguard Will Stephens.