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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Three motorbikes stolen in Brighton

Three motorbikes stolen in Brighton

Three pit bikes and four motorbike helmets have been stolen from a garage in the Whitehawk area of Brighton. The private garage which housed the three motorbikes and other motorbiking equipment, situated behind Henley Court on Henley Road, was broken into via the main door sometime between Sunday 25 March and Wednesday 28 March 2012. [...]

Life sentence for disguised armed robber after series of betting shop robberies

Life sentence for disguised armed robber after series of betting shop robberies

53-year-old Martin Joseph Reilly has been sentenced to life imprisonment after committing a series of armed robberies at betting shops in Brighton and Hove and other areas of the south of England. Reilly, of no fixed abode, was given his life sentence with a minimum of 12 years yesterday (2 April 2012) at Brighton Crown [...]

Brighton man imprisoned for firearms and drugs offences

Brighton man imprisoned for firearms and drugs offences

A 50-year-old Brighton man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to firearms and drugs offences. On 1 August 2011, officers from Sussex Police’s Tactical Firearms Unit, supported by detectives, executed a warrant at 50-year-old Colin Priske’s address in Lewes Road, Brighton. Officers found a sawn off shotgun with 25 live [...]

Over 250 drug offence charges brought against Brighton drug dealers

Over 250 drug offence charges brought against Brighton drug dealers

Over 250 drug offence charges have been made in Brighton following 52 arrests and the execution of 10 warrants. These charges have been made as Brighton police has completed the most recent phase of Op Reduction, the partnership initiative aimed at disrupting drug dealing and tackling drug abuse in the city, police say. The highest [...]

Man robbed outside his front door in Brighton

Man robbed outside his front door in Brighton

A 48-year-old man has been robbed of his laptop and computer outside his front door in Buckingham Place, Brighton. The robbery happened as the man was returning home. Police were called to Buckingham Place at just after midnight into Friday 23 March 2012. The man suffered a superficial cut to his neck for which he [...]

Serial Brighton sex attacker sentenced to 17 years imprisonment

Serial Brighton sex attacker sentenced

A man has been sentenced to 17 years imprisonment after being convicted of three sex attacks in Brighton last year. Michael Stanley Phillips, 35, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 22 March 2012) having previously been convicted of a sexual assault on a 28-year-old woman in Church Street, Brighton on 1 September 2011; [...]

Wanted man linked with Brighton on Crimewatch

Wanted man linked with Brighton on Crimewatch

A wanted man who absconded from hospital after £8,000 worth of cocaine was removed from his body may be living in Brighton. Officers from Shrewsbury are trying to trace Robert Gamble, who went missing in January 2011 when he absconded from Shrewsbury Hospital. He is wanted over drugs offences. It is thought Gamble is living [...]

61-year-old Portslade man given ASBO after racially motivated offences

61-year-old Portslade man given ASBO after racially motivated offences

A 61-year-old man from Portslade has been given a two year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) for a number of racially motivated public order offences and sexual harassment. On Wednesday 14 March Brighton Magistrate’s Court heard that Mr Phillip William’s anti-social behaviour pattern included a history of drunk and disorderly public order offences. The court also [...]

Brighton primary school burgled during half-term

Carden Primary School

Two overhead projectors worth between £6,000 and £7,000 have been stolen from Carden Primary School in a burglary during the half-term holiday. The back of the primary school in County Oak Road, Brighton was broken into at 10pm on Monday 13 February 2012. Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police [...]

Police investigate two allegations of sexual assault on Sussex University campus

Police investigate two allegations of sexual assault on Sussex University campus

Police are continuing to investigate a report of sexual assault in the grounds of Sussex University in the early hours of Tuesday morning (21 February 2012). Detectives are also investigation another allegation of sexual assault on the Sussex University campus, in the early hours of Wednesday 15 February. A 20-year-old woman has said she was [...]

Ex-boyfriend found guilty of harassment of Brighton doctor

Ex-boyfriend found guilty of harassment of Brighton woman

A man has been found guilty of a series of offences after launching a prolonged and extreme campaign of harassment against his ex-girlfriend from Brighton and her family. The jury at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (15 February 2012) found Al Amin Dhalla, 42, unanimously guilty of harassing Brighton doctor Alison Hewitt, 35, and her mother [...]