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Attempted security van robbery

Hastings police are seeking witnesses to an attempt to rob a security van crew in the town.

At 9pm on Friday the two-person crew from a G4S security van were collecting boxes of cash from the Santander Bank in Queens Road, Hastings, at the junction with Castle Hill Passage when a moped with two men drew up. The men who were wearing dark clothing and white helmets, approached the crew who locked themselves inside the bank.

One of the men tried unsuccessfully to smash the glass bank door with a metal bar, and the pair rode off empty handed a few moments later.

Display fireworks stolen in warehouse raid

Fireworks worth more than a thousand pounds have been stolen from a warehouse in Rye. Many of the items taken are described as high category displays, which are designed to be used by professional operators. Sussex Police are warning people that the powerful fireworks could pose a danger if used in back gardens.

Fireworks stolen Credit: Press Association

We are investigating the burglary, but our main concern is that these explosives may fall into the hands of people who do not know how to use them or appreciate just how dangerous they might be. The fireworks, imported from China, are packaged in plastic bags that are in turn boxed in cardboard cartons sealed with packing tape. The majority of the items are display 'cakes', but there are also mines and candles and any attempt to light them or to throw them into a fire could be extremely dangerous. They are designed to be used on an organised display field with significant safety distances and if used in a domestic setting, such as a back garden, would be very hazardous.

– PC Paul Eastes, Sussex Police
Warning after fireworks stolen Credit: Press Association


Rain warning: Met Office yellow weather warning in place for the south east

Heavy rain warning for the south east until 8pm Credit: Met Office

A Met Office yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued for the south east. The warning is in place until 8pm with the likelihood of localised surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions.

The rain and showers will be often heavy with a risk of hail, lightning and gusty winds. 30 mm rainfall is possible in 2-3 hours in places, with some locations perhaps seeing 40 mm in less than 6 hours.

Rain and showers will become less heavy towards evening before clearing after dusk.

Met Office satellite at 11am on Saturday shows heavy rain across the region Credit: Met Office

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Brexit - Almost 100 Days On

Tomorrow marks 100 days since Britain voted to leave the European Union. There's no doubt June the 23rd's decision was one of the biggest political shake-ups in history. In the South, almost 53 percent of people, more than 1 point 3 million, voted to leave. Gosport had the strongest 'leave' vote with 64 percent of people wanting OUT of the EU. Only 7 areas in the South voted to remain, including Hart, Brighton and Hove and Winchester. So how does the South feel about the EU result 100 days on? Here's Juliette Fletcher.

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