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String of ambulance stations hit by thefts

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is appealing to anyone with information to come forward following a spate of incidents across its region in which £30,000 worth of life-saving equipment has been stolen.

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Warning over fake bills

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Daniel Bates. 
Picture: Sarah Standing

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man cheated victims out of almost £100K

An heir hunter from Sussex who cheated 19 victims out of £99,000 faces jail.

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Thousands of customers advised to change password following Virgin Media router concern

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

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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 May 17 - May 25.

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Robert Trigg arrives at Lewes Crown Court before his murder trial. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Court hears how son found body of his ‘happy, joyful’ mother

A man who discovered his mother’s dead body on Mother’s Day described her as ‘cheerful and joyful’ at her former partner’s trial.

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Vandals destroyed the home dugout at Westfield FC. SUS-170619-150957001

Vandals target football club for second time in just over a week

A football club is appealing for financial help after it was targeted by vandals for the second time in just over a week.

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Council forced to close toilet following vandalism spree

The council has been forced to close a public toilet in Battle after the facility was trashed by vandals.

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The fly-tipping in Squab Lane, Magham Down. Wealden District Council said access to farmland was blocked and on one occasion crops spoiled by the dumping of large amounts of renovation and house clearance waste.

COUNTY NEWS: Fly-tipper jailed for 12 months after dumping spree

A man has been jailed for 12 months after a fly-tipping spree across the Sussex countryside.

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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 May 10 - May 17.

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Boy punched and stamped on in Rye park

Police are seeking information after a young boy was attacked in a play park in Rye.

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Bexhill cyclist dies after Fairlight crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist from Bexhill died in a collision near Fairlight this morning (Thursday).

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Sussex PCC Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: Top ten tips for keeping safe from fraudsters

"In the UK, our population is ageing; the proportion of those aged over 65 has never been greater.

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COUNTY NEWS: Five arrested following drilling protest

Five people were arrested after two activists chained themselves to a 100kg concrete block to prevent vehicles from entering a Sussex drilling site on Monday (June 12), according to Sussex Police.

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BREAKING: Bexhill robbery

Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery at the Tesco store in Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, which took place shortly before 10.30pm on Sunday (June 11), just as the shop was about to close.

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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 May 3 - May 10.

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Warning to elderly over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York has set up a new road safety team

Police announce drink-driving checks as road ‘strike team’ formed

A new strike team of police officers will be helping to keep our roads safer as Sussex Police announced a wave of drink and drug-driving checks across the county.

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Snap poll finds 75 per cent want British police routinely armed

Snap poll finds 75 per cent want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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Customers queue outside the Battle branch of Nationwide following this morning's raid. SUS-170506-143138001

Break-in at Battle building society

Police were called to a building society in Battle following a break-in during the early hours of the morning.

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