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COUNTY NEWS: Westminster attacker studied at Sussex university

The Westminster attacker was a former student at the University of Sussex, the university has revealed.

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The inspection was carried out by Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary (HIMC) and HM Inspectorate of Prisons. Picture: Sussex Police

Detainees in Sussex ‘treated with respect’ but safety concerns remain

Most prisoners in Sussex are treated with respect but concerns remain over jail cell safety, an inspection of Sussex Police has found.

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(Back row from left) Danny Pike, John Wright, Phil Mawhinney, Keith Sharp and Laura Flack; (seated from left) Katy Bourne, Lisa Bell and Louise Baxter at a summit organised by the Sussex PCC to tackle elder exploitation

‘Tougher sentences for fraudsters who target elderly’

One national number to report scams and tougher sentences for fraudsters who deliberately target the elderly were both backed by attendees of a Sussex summit on elder exploitation.

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Khalid Masood. Photo provided by Met Police SUS-170324-154600001

Police launch appeal for information on Westminster terrorist

Police investigating the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday (March 22) have released a picture of the killer.

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Elderly motorist who caused death of Udimore woman is spared jail

An elderly motorist who caused the death of an Udimore woman after his car crashed into a Costa Coffee shop on Christmas Eve 2015 has been spared jail.

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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 February 8 - February 15.

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Update: Met Police confirm terror raid in Sussex - but no arrests made

Counter terror officers confirmed a property in Sussex was searched in relation to the Westminster terror attacks.

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COUNTY NEWS: Reports of anti-terror raid in Sussex

Police are reportedly carrying out an anti-terrorism raid at a property in Sussex, possibly linked with the terror attack in Westminster yesterday (March 22).

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Katy Bourne: ‘Sussex Police has an awful lot to learn’ from Shana Grice’s murder

Sussex Police and other forces have an ‘awful lot to learn’, Katy Bourne has said after Michael Lane was today sentenced to 25 years in jail for murdering Shana Grice.

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VIDEO: Katy Bourne says terror attack will ‘strengthen, not weaken our resolve’

Katy Bourne has assured residents that Sussex Police is working hard to keep them safe in the wake of yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament. SUS-170322-153855003

Public ‘crucial’ in fighting terrorism after London attack

Police forces across the south are calling on members of the public to help them fight terrorism following the horrific attack in London yesterday.

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The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

COUNTY NEWS: Terrorist in London attacks ‘may have had links with Sussex’

A terrorist who murdered three people in an attack in London yesterday may have had links with Sussex.

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Photography by Tom Hull. The child pictured is a model

Rise in child sex offences recorded by Sussex Police

The number of child sex offences recorded by Sussex Police rose to 1,496 last year – an average of four a day – according to figures obtained by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

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Parkinson was one of the 'wanted faces' featured on Crimewatch last night. Picture: West Mercia Police

Robber seen on BBC’s Crimewatch linked to Sussex

A convicted robber wanted on recall to prison has been linked to Sussex.

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ID fraud reaches record levels

Warning as ID fraud reaches record levels

People across Sussex are being warned to protect their personal data, as 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016 in the UK.

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The injuries sustained after the attack. Picture: lspraggan/Instagram SUS-170319-101834001

COUNTY NEWS: Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan attacked in Sussex

A former X Factor contestant was attacked and bitten after a gig in Sussex in the early hours of Friday morning (March 17).

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Fears over families falling victim to fraudsters

Fears over families falling victim to fraudsters

One in seven people across the South-East are worried about their families falling victim to fraudsters, according to a new poll1.

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Sussex PCC's video log - Listen Live: Fraud and Elder Exploitation

On Thursday 23 March PCC Katy Bourne will hold the first of four public debates as part of her new 'Listen Live' programme.

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