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Don't fall victim to phone fraud, warns Sussex Police

A court has been hearing how a gang of fraudsters targeted a vulnerable pensioner in Sussex and tried to trick him out of four thousand pounds.

He withdrew the money from his bank, but his wife became suspicious and called the police.

Today, the man who acted as the courier, sent to collect the cash, was jailed for eight months.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Jeff Green, the victim of the scam, and DC James Gwynne of Sussex Police.

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Maidstone soldiers take on police in rowing challenge

In a battle of soldiers versus police, who do you think might win? That's exactly what a challenge in Maidstone this week tried to find out - and raise plenty of money for charity at the same time.

David Johns explains, talking to Maj Devkumar Gurung of the Queen's Gurkha Engineers; Lt Col Richard Walker of 36 Engineers; PC Paul Hughes; and Ch Insp Mick Gardner of Kent Police.

For the Gurkha Welfare Trust, see www.gwt.org.uk For More Than Words, see www.morethanwordscharity.com

Have you seen these men? Wanted by Sussex Police

Men wanted by Sussex Police Credit: Sussex Police

Sussex Police are trying to find three men, thought to be in the Hastings area, for breaching the terms of their licence on release from prison.

Lloyd Emmanuel Francis, 24 and from Hastings, had been jailed for five months for battery and assaulting police but was let out in July.

He is described as mixed race, 6ft tall, of muscular build with dark brown afro style hair.

Noah Michael Hayworth-Cooper, 20, from St Leonards was originally sentenced to 18 months for aggravated vehicle taking.

He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with short straight blond hair. He sometimes has a goatee beard.

Damien Richard O'Prey, 24, also was originally sentenced to two years and 10 months for GBH. He is white, 6ft 2ins tall, muscular and has brown hair.

Anyone spotting any of the men should call 999.

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Kent's crime commissioner to appoint youth group

Kent's police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Kent's police and crime commissioner is scrapping the controversial post of Youth Commissioner after two appointments were hit by scandal.

But plans to instead spend the Youth Commissioner budget on a 'Youth Advisory Group' are under attack, with one MP describing the proposal as a waste of public money.

Family's anger over theft of dead son's gold chain from police station storeroom

A couple from Kent are appealing for the return of a gold chain belonging to their dead son, which was stolen from a police station. Adam Baldock from Tunbridge Wells died in a horrific accident, while working as a tree surgeon. The chain he was wearing was kept as evidence for an inquest, but disappeared from a storeroom. Malcolm Shaw spoke to Adam's parents Chrissie and Phil.

End of the road for Kent Police's Youth Commissioner?

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent has announced that her controversial experiment of employing a young person as a youth commissioner will come to an end - for the time being at least. Ann Barnes made the post a manifesto commitment when she was first elected three years ago - but after two controversial appointments, appears to have decided, it's a trial NOT worth repeating. Her critics and political opponents have accused her of wasting public money. Andrea Thomas looks back on the controversial experiment and speaks to the former Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Craig Mackinlay.

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