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‘Extremely concerned’ about missing Robertsbridge woman

Police are searching for a missing woman from Robertsbridge with concerns for her welfare heightened due to the cold and fog.

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Crackdown on Sussex drivers using mobile phones

A new campaign clamping down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel has been launched in Sussex.

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Katy Bourne, Sussex Police crime and commissioner

Katy Bourne welcomes £5 police council tax rise

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she ‘welcomes’ confirmation of a £5 increase to the police’s share of council tax for next year.

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Simon Kenny, 61, of Old Hunt Stables in Catsfield, near Battle, East Sussex. Picture Central News

Judge from Catsfield facing jail over £1m fraud

A district judge and his assistant are facing jail for stealing £1m from clients of their law firm in Selsey to fund their lavish lifestyles.

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Van owners urged to ensure vehicles are secure after spate of thefts

Police have seen a rise in reports of vans being targeted while parked overnight within the Hastings, Rother and Eastbourne areas.

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Sussex Police have made several videos to aid the discussion. Picture: Sussex Police

Police calling on young people to talk about consent and rape

Sussex Police are encouraging young peope to talk about sexual consent and rape.

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Sussex Police released footage from body-worn video camera of a man attacking two officers with a hammer in Crawley last year. Picture: Sussex Police SUS-170113-171344001

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Police officers being assaulted hundreds of times a year

Being assaulted in the line of duty remains a serious problem for police officers in Sussex who are already dealing with biting budget cuts.

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Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Sussex Police was named in the Stonewall top 100 employers list. Picture: Sussex Police

Sussex Police in LGBT top 100

Sussex Police has been praised for its commitment to its LGBT staff and the communities it serves.

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Illegal number plates across the UK

Sussex high up illegal licence plate table

Sussex is high up the list of counties falling foul of the law by driving or keeping a car with an illegal number plate in 2015.

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Blades in Sussex ‘knife surrender’ will make 20ft sculpture in memory of lives lost

Sussex Police is supporting a national initiative to tackle knife crime.

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One of the motorcycles reportedly stolen. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170116-110710001

Police investigating motorcycle thefts in Hastings and Rother

Police in Hastings and Rother are appealing for information after receiving reports of three locked motorbikes being stolen.

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Warning over animal charity scam

Fraud and cybercrime experts are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to animal welfare charities overseas that do not exist.

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Sussex Police has released body worn video of a man attacking two officers with a hammer in Crawley last year. Picture: Sussex Police

COUNTY NEWS: Police officers attacked with hammer in graphic video

Police have released graphic footage of a man attacking two officers with a hammer.

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COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for December 13 -15.

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Police at Old Steine after a fatal hit and run in Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

County news: Two men released on bail after fatal hit and run

Two men who were arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run in Sussex have been released on bail.

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Police at Old Steine after a fatal hit and run in Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

County news: Two men arrested in connection with fatal hit and run

Two men handed themselves in to Sussex Police yesterday (January 11) in connection with a fatal hit and run.

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County News: Sussex smokers fined £440 each for dropping a cigarette butt

Three people who dropped cigarette butts and then failed to pay an initial fixed penalty of £75 have been slapped with £440 fines – plus £450 costs and a £44 victim surcharge.

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Hundreds arrested during crackdown on drink and drug-drivers

Hundreds arrested during crackdown on drink and drug-drivers

Surrey and Sussex Police’s campaign to target drink and drug drivers throughout the month of December resulted in the arrest of 208 individuals in Sussex.

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Van theft spate sparks police appeal

A spate of van thefts in Hastings and Rother has prompted a police appeal for information and advice on how to stop them.

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