Crime

Sword believed used to sever ear in Brighton attack

Sword believed used to sever ear in Brighton attack

Brighton police have found a sword with a two-foot blade that they believe was used in an attack on a man in Brighton in which his ear was almost completely severed. Officers were called to Madeira Drive at 4.24am on Saturday 16 June. It was reported that a man was swinging what appeared to be [...]

Man arrested on suspicion of Brighton murder has bail requirement cancelled

Man arrested on suspicion of Brighton murder has bail requirement cancelled

A 21-year-old local man who was arrested on Monday 30 April, on suspicion of a Brighton murder and released on bail until 29 May pending further enquiries, has had his bail cancelled and no action will be taken against him. Adam White, 22, of Bedford Place, Liverpool, and Joel Elliott, 22, of North Road, Brighton, [...]

City to tackle anti-social behaviour with ‘Community Trigger’

City to tackle anti-social behaviour with ‘Community Trigger’

Chair of the Community Safety Forum, Cllr Ben Duncan spoke recently about new proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city. The city is all set to trial a ‘Community Trigger’ pilot which they are hoping will combat anti-social behaviour. Cllr Duncan said: “Badly behaved neighbours destroy lives. This is why the council takes a [...]

Police asking for owners of recovered bikes to come forward

Police asking for owners of recovered bikes to come forward

Police in Brighton are searching for the owners of two recently recovered bicycles. They are both mountain bikes and the police are asking for the owners to come forward. The first bike is a man’s Cove bike which is painted white with a camouflaged seat and mudguard. The second is a woman’s Apollo bike, which [...]

Second man charged with Brighton murder

Second man charged with Brighton murder

A second man has been charged with the murder of Jeffrey Burrows, which took place in Norfolk Square, Brighton on Sunday 29 April. Adam White, 22, of Bedford Place, Liverpool was yesterday (Sunday) evening charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Monday). Detectives who are investigating [...]

Man seriously hurt after being attacked by two dogs on Brighton beach

Man seriously hurt after being attacked by two dogs on Brighton beach

A man who was attacked by two dogs on Brighton beach this morning has suffered serious injuries in the incided. The man, in his 30s, was bitten by the animals on the seafront around 6.15am this morning. Armed police were called to the scene near Brighton Pier after concerns were raised about the aggressive behaviour [...]

Brighton Sainsbury’s toilet stand off ends after arrest

Brighton Sainsbury’s toilet stand off ends after arrest

A man who locked himself in the toilets of the Lewes Road Sainsbury’s in Brighton claiming to have a gun and a bomb has been arrested after a five-and-a-half hour stand off. The man locked himself in the men’s customer toilets of the Brighton supermarket yesterday (Monday 14 May 2012) afternoon. Police were called to [...]

Man charged with Brighton murder

Man charged with Brighton murder

Sussex Police today revealed that Joel Elliott, 22, of north Road, Brighton has been charged with the murder of Jeffrey Burrows, 40, at the latter’s flat in Norfolk Square, Brighton. The murder took place on Sunday 29 April 2012 and Elliott was charged with the murder yesterday (Thursday 3 May). Elliott is due to appear [...]

Brighton murder enquiry – second man arrested

Brighton murder enquiry - second man arrested

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of a Brighton murder. The 22-year old man, who lives locally, was arrested at an address in central Brighton mid afternoon yesterday, Wednesday 2 May, and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries. Emergency services had been called to a flat in Norfolk Square at [...]

Taser to be used by more specialist officers in Sussex Police

Taser to be used by more specialist officers in Sussex Police

Sussex Police is planning to introduce Taser to a wider range of specialist officers over the coming months. Around 160 extra officers from local response and support teams will receive the training later in the year – this is about 6% of the total number in Sussex. Taser has been used by Sussex firearms officers [...]

Brighton and Hove Albion players charged with sexual assault

Brighton and Hove Albion players charged with sexual assault

Four men, one former and three current Brighton and Hove Albion football players, have been charged today (Monday 30 April 2012) with sexual assault on a female and voyeurism. BHAFC players George Barker, 20, of Highview Avenue North, Brighton; Lewis Dunk, 20 of Woodbourne Avenue, Brighton, and Anton Rodgers, 19, of Highview Avenue North, Brighton [...]

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Brighton flat death

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Brighton flat death

A 21-year-old man is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found with stab wounds in his Brighton flat. Emergency services were called to a flat in Norfolk Square, Brighton, at 7.40pm on Sunday 29 April 2012, after a report that the 40-year-old man who lived there alone had [...]

Two men arrested for Brighton armed robbery

Two men arrested for Brighton armed robbery

Two men have been arrested for the armed robbery of Brighton Belles massage parlour in Montpelier Road which took place at 3.30am last night (Sun 29 April). Police were called to the parlour following reports that the two men had entered the building and threatened staff with what appeared to be a handgun and a [...]

14-year-old boy charged with manslaughter following death of Connor Saunders

14-year-old boy charged with manslaughter following death of Connor Saunders

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter following the death of Connor Saunders in Rottingdean. The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, was charged by Sussex Police yesterday (Tuesday 17 April 2012) after it was authorized by the Crown Prosecution Service. The boy remains in custody and is due to appear [...]

More time to question Connor Saunders teenage murder suspects

More time to question Connor Saunders teenage murder suspects

Police investigating the death of 19-year-old Connor Saunders have been granted more time to question the two 14-year-old boys who are being held on suspicion of murder. Yesterday (Monday 16 April 2012) magistrates granted detectives another 36 hours to keep the two boys in custody. Connor Saunders was punched during an altercation in West Street, [...]