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Fraudsters taking advantage of global WannaCry attack

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

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Warning over fake BT ransomware email

Warning over fake BT ‘ransomware’ email

Fraudsters are using the recent WannaCry ransomware attack as a way to get people to click links in a BT-branded phishing email.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Hastings man arrested after schoolgirl approached by suspicious stranger in Rye

A man from Hastings has been arrested on suspicion of harassment after a teenage girl was approached by a stranger in Rye.

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The scales of justice

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from April 13 - April 19.

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The scales of justice

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from April 3 - April 12.

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Warning as more holidaymakers fall victim to fraud

Warning as more holidaymakers fall victim to fraud

Holidaymakers are losing an average of £1,200 to holiday fraud, according to Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.

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Warning over fraud involving fake police officers

Warning over fraud involving fake police officers

The public are being warned about a scam in which victims are approached by people pretending to be police officers.

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Warning after tourists targeted by fake police

Warning after tourists targeted by fake police

Police have released a warning after a series of incidents where tourists were targeted by people claiming to be police officers.

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COUNTY NEWS: Arrest made after man with gun spotted near schools

COUNTY NEWS: Arrest made after man with gun spotted near schools

Police have made an arrest after a man was spotted with a firearm near two Sussex schools was seen again yesterday evening (May 4).

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The scales of justice

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from March 23 to April 5.

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COUNTY NEWS: Police search for man with firearm spotted near two Sussex schools

COUNTY NEWS: Police search for man with firearm spotted near two Sussex schools

Pupils were kept inside two Sussex primary schools this afternoon after police received reports of a man with a firearm in the area.

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The McDonald's branch in Chichester Gate, Chichester, where the assault happened

COUNTY NEWS: McDonald’s worker assaulted by customer

An abusive McDonald’s customer attacked a member of staff after refusing to leave the Sussex restaurant, police have confirmed.

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The 28 cannabis plants found growing at a home in Birdham Road, Chichester, on November 15, 2016. Picture: Sussex police

COUNTY NEWS: Gas engineer stumbles on £23,000 of cannabis in man’s home

Cannabis worth up to £23,500 growing in a Sussex salesman’s home was uncovered by a gas engineer by chance, a court heard.

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The pigeon was bloodied and bruised after the attack. Picture: WRAS

COUNTY NEWS: Pigeon beaten and left for dead in bin bag

A pigeon that was beaten and left for dead in a metal waste bin has been saved by the animal rescue service.

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Motorcyclist injured in collision

Motorcyclist injured in collision

A motorcyclist has been injured in a collision with a car.

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Shana Grice. Picture: Sussex Police

Twelve police staff investigated over how Force dealt with stalking allegation

Twelve Sussex Police staff are being investigated over how they dealt with a stalking allegation – following the tragic murder of Shana Grice.

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Battle pedestrian injured after Eastbourne mobility scooter ‘hit and run’

Battle pedestrian injured after Eastbourne mobility scooter ‘hit and run’

A mobility scooter user injured a pedestrian from Battle and then made off, leaving what police believe to be false details.

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Hastings Magistrates Court

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from March 16 - March 23.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: National Stalking Awareness Week 2017

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week 2017, PCC Katy Bourne explains why it's so important to support the week, and what's being done in Sussex to help victims of this crime.

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