Christopher Bailey

'Crushed to death' by weights

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest of Christopher Bailey who was 'crushed' by weights in his home gym.

Christopher Bailey

Inquest: Death at home gym

An inquest has heard how the body of Christopher Bailey, aged 28, was found trapped beneath a weightlifting bar at his home in Sussex.

Jasmine Childs

Baby's fractured leg missed

A couple from Worthing want to raise awareness of Vitamin D deficiency after doctors failed to diagnose their daughter's fractured thigh.

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Girl leaves hospital with bruises after falling from ride

An 18-year-old girl spent the night in hospital after falling from a fairground ride in Worthing last night.

Police were on patrol along Marine Parade on Worthing seafront at around 9:30pm when the incident happened.

Police provided first aid until paramedics turned up to give further medical assistance.

She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she is expected to be discharged with a bruised eye.

The health and safety executive will be investigating.


Search is on for pinball wizard

The search is on to find the real pinball wizard, with the help of a family of arcade fanatics from Sussex.

The Barber family from Worthing have organised the South Coast Slam, the biggest event of its kind in Europe. It brings together pinball fans from all over the world, who will compete against each other over the Easter weekend. Malcolm Shaw reports.

Concerns for missing man from Worthing

Mark Staffurth hasn't been seen since 17th March Credit: Sussex Police

Police are concerned about the welfare of this man who's been missing from his home in Worthing for more than three weeks.

Mark Staffurth who's sixty was last seen in the town centre on March the seventeenth. Officers say he hasn't been taking his medication and they're worried about his health.

Sergeant Peter Davis from the Adur and Worthing Neighbourhood Response Team said: "Mark is described as white, 5'9" and thin with shoulder length grey hair and glasses. He usually goes to cafes in Warwick Street, Worthing."

Police looking for robbery victims in Worthing

Police want to identify two men robbed by another man at Durrington-on-Sea railway station, near Worthing, during the evening of Saturday, 15 March. At about 10.30pm the pair were approached by a black man who stole a box of beer - possibly Budweiser - from them.

The theft is being investigated as part of a wider incident that occurred in the same area on the same evening, and for which a man was arrested, questioned and later bailed.

If you are one of the two men who were approached, or if you know who they are, I would like to talk to you. Please phone Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting serial 1494 of 15/3.

– Detective Constable Clare Thomas, of Worthing CID

Desperate call to save special needs nursery

An urgent financial appeal for help has been made by a Sussex children's charity that cares for youngsters with special needs.

Trustees of the Camelia Botnar Centre in Worthing say they are running out of money - and time to raise it.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to centre manager Helen Davies, trustee Linda Smith and parents Russell Cochran and Emma James.


Woman hit by bus taken to hospital with leg injury

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a bus.

It happened near to a bus stop on South Street in Worthing on Wednesday afternoon, at around 5:30pm.

The 53-year-old woman who was hit was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with a serious leg injury.

Anyone who may have seen what happened should call 101 quoting serial 1063 of 26/2.

Families beg crematorium to keep mementos on display

by Malcolm Shaw

The issue of bereaved relatives and friends leaving personal memorabilia to mark the spot where their loved one's ashes have been scattered is becoming more and more contentious across the region.

There's been a huge increase in the number of items, including miniature headstones, ornaments and even fencing.

Now, one crematorium at Worthing in West Sussex has decided to remove the items - saying they are inappropriate. But some mourners say the objects help them remember their loved ones.

The interviewees in Malcolm Shaw's report are: Sheila Howell, a Crematorium visitor and Councillor Clive Roberts, Conservative, Worthing Council.

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