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New penalties for motorists using mobile phones

New penalties for motorists using mobile phones while driving come into force on Wednesday (March 1).

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Four men arrested for violent attack after ‘armed siege’

Four men arrested for violent attack after ‘armed siege’

Four men have been arrested after a violent attack involving a firearm that was attended by armed police.

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UPDATE: Armed police called to 20-hour-long incident

UPDATE: Armed police called to 20-hour-long incident

Armed police were called to an incident that has been unfolding overnight.

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Portland Avenue in Hove was closed while fire crews put out the car fire

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Drive-by arson attack’ closes road

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

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Deputy chief constable Bernie O'Reilly holding up the type of spit hood used by Sussex Police. Picture: Sussex PCC

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

COUNTY NEWS: Armed robber in Santa hat assaults staff member

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

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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 from January 13.- 18

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Two men robbed the store of �2,500 at knifepoint

COUNTY NEWS: Shocking footage shows knifepoint robbery at store

Shocking police footage shows the moment two men brandishing an 11 inch knife robbed a 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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Lady Colin Campbell appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 23. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Lady C guilty of careless driving

Lady C has been found guilty of careless driving following a collision on the A27 last year.

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Sussex PCC Katy Bourne with The Princess Royal meeting guests SUS-170223-164204001

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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East Sussex teenagers arrested after serious crash

Two teenagers from East Sussex were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a serious car crash in Kent yesterday (Wednesday, February 22).

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Wanted man could be in East Sussex

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

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COUNTY NEWS: Man arrested in Sussex over MP message allegations

COUNTY NEWS: Man arrested in Sussex over MP message allegations

A man has been arrested in Sussex this morning by detectives investigating malicious messages sent to two MPs, police have confirmed (Wednesday, February 22).

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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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Christopher Hunnisett. Photo courtesy of CONNORS BRIGHTON.

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

A Hastings 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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Four pregnant sheep ‘killed by dog’ in Burwash

A dog is suspected of killing four ewes in two sheep-worrying incidents in Burwash.

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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

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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