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General Election 2017: Sussex MP Nick Gibb reacts

The MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Nick Gibb - a Conservative, has given his reaction to an election.

Appeal for help to find wanted man

Todd Mackenzie has breached the terms of his licence Credit: Sussex Police

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.

Tributes paid to man who died in a collision

The family of a man who died in collision with a vehicle near Littlehampton have spoken of their loss.

Michael Smith, who was 64 years old, died when he was in collision with a vehicle on the A284 at Wick on Good Friday.

Michael Smith dies in road collision Credit: Sussex Police

Our family are not the only ones affected and we would like to send our thanks and love to the police, air ambulance, paramedics and bystanders who will also be traumatised by this incident. As a family we have nothing but praise for all involved.

– The Smith Family


Pedestrian dies after collision in Littlehampton

Lyminster Road was closed for several hours after the incident

A man has died after being hit by a vehicle at Littlehampton in Sussex.

The emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the A284 Lyminster Road in the town at about 7.15pm on Friday night - following reports of a man lying in the road near the Six Bells pub.

The area was was closed off for several hours. The man, a pedestrian, who is believed to have been in his 50s or 60s died before reaching hospital.

Anyone witnesses or people with information are being asked to email the police at this address: ; or to telephone 101, quoting Operation Greenleaf.

Concern for missing man

Norman Mitchell was last seen last night at his home Credit: Sussex Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of Norman Mitchell who has gone missing from Littlehampton.

Norman, 76, was last seen at around 11pm last night at his home in Broad Strand.

Norman is described as white, 5' 11", slim, with short grey hair and a beard. He was possibly wearing a blue and white checked shirt, light coloured trousers, a blue jacket, brown shoes and a dark brown cowboy shirt.

If anyone has seen Norman or knows of his whereabouts, please contact police on 101 quoting serial 0332 of 12/10.

"This is out of character for Norman. He suffers from epileptic fits and memory loss. He was due to attend an appointment with his GP which he missed."

– PC Ben Whitehead

Two men charged with sexually assaulting 13 girls

Police investigating alleged child sexual exploitation in Sussex have charged two men in connection with a series of 24 sexual offences against 13 local teenage girls in Littlehampton.

Osmon Koroma, a labourer, 30, of Norton Road, Hove, has been charged with eight offences against six girls. They were; two rapes, five sexual assaults and one offence of sexual activity with a child.

Max N'Gasa, a gardener, 24, of Cranmer Avenue, Hove, has been charged with 16 offences against nine girls. They were; two offences of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted sexual assault and eight offences of sexual activity with a child.

The charges follow an intelligence-led child sexual exploitation investigation by detectives from the Sussex Police Safeguarding Investigation Unit (SIU), which focused on allegations that local teenage girls, known to the suspects, were sexually exploited between 2010 and 2014.

Balaclava wearing man chases 11-year-old boy

An 11-year-old boy had a terrifying ordeal when he was chased by a balaclava wearing man.

The incident happened in Littlehampton on Tuesday when the boy was cycling along Clun Road towards the junction with Arundel Road.

The suspect is described as wearing a balaclava and gloves.

PC Martin Baker said: "We would like to know if anyone else saw a man acting suspiciously."

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