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PICTURES: ‘Drive-by arson attack’ closes road

A road was shut down last night due to a car fire, which witnesses described as a drive-by arson attack.

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Firefighters tackled the blaze in Franklin Road in Durrington. Picture: Jeff Baker

COUNTY NEWS: Residential arson blaze destroys phone cable

A phone cable and hedges were destroyed outside people’s homes in a fire that police are treating as arson.

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Tasers and spit hoods backed by Sussex Police bosses

Tasers and spit hoods backed by Sussex Police bosses

Tasers and spit hoods are worthwhile at a time when up to three officers are being assaulted every 24 hours, senior Sussex Police bosses have said.

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Police have released a second piece of footage

VIDEO: Armed robber in Santa hat assaults Brighton staff member

Police have released a second piece of footage showing an armed robber wearing a Santa hat threaten a Brighton store staff member.

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VIDEO: Shocking footage shows knifepoint robbery at Brighton store

VIDEO: Shocking footage shows knifepoint robbery at Brighton store

Shocking police footage shows the moment two men brandishing an 11 inch knife robbed a Brighton store of £2,500.

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New phone scam

‘Can you hear me?’ – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Sussex are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK...

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COUNTY NEWS: Family to sue after hospitals turned away dying mum

Legal action is being launched by the family of a woman who died from a brain haemorrhage after being turned away from at least three hospitals because of bed shortages.

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Princess Anne makes royal visit to Sussex

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Sussex today to mark the third year of co-ordinated restorative justice across the county.

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British Transport Police want to speak to this man following the incident. Picture: British Transport Police

Police appeal after rail staff ‘sworn at and spat on’

Commuters have been asked to help trace a man wanted in connection with spitting at a member of rail staff, British Transport Police has confirmed.

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Wanted man could be in Brighton

Sussex Police are hunting Aaron Barrett on recall to prison, after he ‘failed abide to the terms of his release’.

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Christopher Hunnisett. Photo courtesy of CONNORS BRIGHTON.

COUNTY NEWS: Murderer claims rights are being violated after ‘home-made sex change’ in prison

A Sussex murderer claims her rights as a transgender woman are being violated after performing a home-made sex change operation in prison.

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Several thousand pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Southwick home

Several thousand pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Southwick home

Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars stole several thousand pounds worth of jewellery from a property in Southwick.

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VIDEO: Thieves snatch charity money intended for African poor

Sussex Police has released CCTV footage after a church minister had £7,500 worth of US dollars stolen from her bag in a supermarket.

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COUNTY NEWS: 22-year-old found with stab wound in flat

A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital with a stab wound after police were called to a Sussex flat last night, a spokesperson said.

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The 18 dead ewes after being worried near Boreham Bridge. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police SUS-170217-160756001

COUNTY NEWS: 18 ewes killed in ‘sheep worrying’ incident

Eighteen sheep were killed after it is suspected they were panicked into running into a road by dogs on Sunday (February 12).

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Crawley Police station. Google street view image

COUNTY NEWS: Police officer sacked after sharing pornographic images at work

A police officer with Sussex Police has been dismissed after sharing pornographic images among colleagues, including a female supervisor who he compared to the women in the images, a spokesperson said.

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COUNTY NEWS: Man convicted of raping Sussex woman after drugging her

A man has been given a prison sentence for raping a woman after he gave her a ‘date-rape’ drug during a night out in Sussex.

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Police warning after spate of bag and purse thefts

Police are warning residents in Brighton and Hove to be on their guard following a spate of bag and purse thefts in supermarkets and restaurants.

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Five men were found guilty of the attack

Five men convicted of ‘horrific’ torture attack in Brighton

A group of five men have been found guilty of torturing two victims with a knife and iron, before leaving them in the boot of a car.

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An expert examining the scene outside Wilko in Worthing. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Homeless woman slashed in razor attack

A woman suffered serious injuries after it is believed she was slashed with a razor in an attack yesterday evening.

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