Every three and a half minutes someone, somewhere will suffer a stroke. But when eighteen year old Ben Gray began to feel unwell, he could never have imagined that he was about to suffer one.
Despite his young age, the teenager from Lee-on-The Solent was left paralysed and unable to speak after a blood clot travelled to his brain. Now almost a year on he's slowly beginning to get his life back on track as Richard Slee reports.
A teenager is in a serious condition following a car crash in East Grinstead yesterday.
Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene of the collision at Pannell Close at 8.40pm.
A 15-year-old boy was taken to St Georges Hospital, London and is in a stable but serious condition.
The 19-year-old driver of the yellow Vauxhall Corsa and her 22-year-old passenger, both from East Grinstead, were unhurt.
Police are asking any witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting Op Leysdown or email email@example.com
Police continue to search for 13-year-old Laley Lane, who went missing from an address in Hove more than a week ago.
Laley is considered to be very vulnerable and police are extremely concerned for her welfare.
Police now believe that Laley, having travelled to London on the day she went missing, later travelled by train to Whitstable in Kent.
She lived in Kent for several years before coming to Sussex and has family and friends there, particularly in the Whistable, Herne bay, Canterbury and Margate areas.
A 13 year old girl has been missing from her home in Hove since Saturday.
Laley Lane was last seen at London Victoria train station just before 8pm on Saturdayevening after travelling there by train from Brighton.
Laley is white, about 5' 3", of slim build, with shoulder length hair which was pink at the front and red at the back, hazel eyes, and has pearl studs in the top of her left ear. She was wearing a dark grey hoodie, black jeggings and black Nike trainers.
She was also carrying a small blue drawstring bag. Police are publishing two photographs of her one of which is the CCTV image of her at Victoria Station.
She has family links to Kent including Whitstable and Dover.
Superintendent Steve Whitton said: "We have already been making widespread enquiries locally and in London and amongst Laley's friends and family, but with every day that passes we are becoming more concerned as she is a very vulnerable young girl.
"If you have seen Laley, or have any information about where she may be, please contact Sussex Police urgently on 101 quoting serial 0402 24/10 or call the Missing People charity on their confidential 24 hour helpline - 116000."
Police are trying to track down a couple who helped a fifteen year old girl after she was assaulted.
It happened in Granville Road in Maidstone on Tuesday.
The victim says an elderly couple, a man and a woman came to her aid after she says she was assaulted by two people and comforted her afterwards . The woman also gave her money to get the train home back to Sittingbourne.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Kent Police on 101 and quote the reference YY/013241/12
Detectives investigating the attempted robbery of an elderly woman in Petersfield have charged a teenager. The 15-year-old from Petersfield was arrested on Saturday, May 12. He was charged with attempted robbery, theft and possessing a knife in a public place.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Aldershot Magistrates today, Monday, May 14.