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Four men arrested in unsolved Hastings murder

Four men have been arrested in connection with the murders of Jason Martin-Smith and Jimmy Millen in Hastings in 2001.

Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team made the arrests early this morning

A 46-year-old St Leonards man has been held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Jimmy Millen.

A man aged 42 from Hastings was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Jason Martin-Smith.

The arrests relate to the homicide investigations into Jason Martin-Smith and Jimmy Millen who were murdered in Hastings in 2001. Despite a major investigation and exhaustive enquiry, the cases remain unsolved.

Police investigating the murder of a Sussex father say they are examining a new lead in the case Credit: ITV Meridian

Mr Millen aged 27 was shot as he worked on his car in Carpenter Drive, Hastings on October 24, 2001. He died in Carpenter Drive after the passenger on a black motorbike fired shots from a handgun.

The bike drove off from Tilebarn Road where Mr Millen was shot and past the junction of Lancaster Road. It then went toward the Castleham Industrial Estate.

During this investigation information came to light that 28-year-old Jason Martin-Smith, an acquaintance of Millen, who had disappeared in August 2001 in Hastings had been abducted and murdered. His body has never been found.


CCTV released after theft from Dorset store

Police investigating a shoplifting offence in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward – with a CCTV image of a suspect being released.

At 10.20am on Monday 23 February 2015 a man went into the John Lewis at Home store in Redlands Retail Park and selected a pair of Beats by Dr Dre headphones.

No arrests have been made following the incident Credit: Dorset Police

The suspect was challenged by a member of staff but he left without paying.

Police Sergeant Richard Jeffery, of Poole police, said: “As part of my investigation, I am now in a position to release a CCTV image of the suspect."

Campaign underway to protect Stonehenge

Campaigners protesting against the proposal for a destructive road tunnel through Stonehenge World Heritage Site will meet this afternoon.

Members of the Stonehenge Alliance will meet at the British Museum at 4pm today, to begin a series of protests against plans to carve a short A303 road tunnel into the World Heritage Site.

The sun rising above the horizon as dawn breaks behind the stones at Stonehenge in Wiltshire Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Alliance will be targeting popular heritage attractions throughout the spring and summer to draw the attention of visitors to the threat facing Stonehenge.

People from all over the world have been in touch with us to say how shocked they are by what the British government is proposing.

"We are encouraging people to sign our petition and to write to UNESCO, which oversees World Heritage Sites, and to the National Trust, owners of land at Stonehenge, expressing their opposition to the proposal. The Trust declared itself opposed to a short tunnel in the Stonehenge World Heritage Sitein 2004 but is now supporting the plans. They need to hear the growing clamour against this betrayal of the values of the World Heritage Convention."

– Kate Fielden of the Stonehenge Alliance

Police awaiting complaints over Immigration Street

Hampshire Police have commented on the broadcast of Immigration Street documentary last week.

Having now had the opportunity to view the documentary 'Immigration Street', we have again asked Channel 4 whether the production crew wish to pursue any of the complaints made in the film and whether they will give us their footage which will enable us to fully examine all available evidence.

"We await its response. In the meantime we will be reviewing the programme again, considering any potential offences. We continue to focus on ensuring all members of our community are safeguarded and that no one is left vulnerable as a result of this programme."

– Superintendent James Fulton, Hampshire Police
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