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Thief steals money donated to help teenager walk again - captured on CCTV

A mother raising money for an operation to help her daughter walk again has spoken of her disgust after donations were stolen from her local pub in Sussex.

Marissa Tasker is 18 and has cerebral palsy, and needs ground-breaking surgery to remove faulty nerves in her spine that cause her legs to spasm.

The private treatment itself will cost tens of thousands of pounds. The theft was captured on cctv in a pub in Rottingdean, near Brighton.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Marissa, her mother Sharon and pub landlord Owen Evans.

Mystery surrounds police activity near cliffs in Sussex

Police presence at cliffs near Brighton

There have been reports of police activity near cliffs in Sussex tonight. The area between Ovingdean and Rottingdean has been surrounded by emergency crews this evening. Neither Sussex Police or East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have yet revealed any further information.

Sussex Police called to cliffs between Ovingdean and Rottingdean


Family teach children to save lives after son died 'from a single punch'

He died from a single punch. Promising footballer Connor Saunders died after a fight in Rottingdean, near Brighton, two years ago.

Today his family held an assembly at a local school telling pupils the lessons they've learned. The Connor Saunders Foundation hopes to provide a legacy for youngsters, teaching them to save lives rather than take them.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Darran Saunders and Courtney Saunders-Jones.

PICTURES: House on fire in Rottingdean

More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at house in Rottingdean, East Sussex.

The fire service were called at 3.31pm and have been tackling the fire for the last eight hours.

Firefighters were called at 3.30pm this afternoon Credit: @SaskiaMckay
More than 40 firefighters attended the scene Credit: @G_loksta
The incident happened at Cranleigh Avenue in Rottingdean Credit: GotaSpareTicket - instagram
Detached house on fire on Cranleigh Road in Rottingdean Credit: Paulruss2012 - instagram


Teenager's killing was "self-defence"

A jury has been told that a boy accused of killing a teenager outside a shop in Sussex was acting in self-defence. Promising footballer Connor Saunders, 19, died from brain injuries after being punched during an argument in Rottingdean earlier this year.

A 14-year-old is on trial, accused of his manslaughter. Malcolm Shaw sent this report from Hove Crown Court. The trial continues.

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