Rachel Millard, Crime reporter LATEST

Bouncers given training to help stop club sex attacks

The Argus:

6:00am Friday 15th May 2015

BOUNCERS are getting more training from police on how to prevent sexual assaults and protect vulnerable people in and around bars and clubs.

Legal highs ‘are replacing hard drugs for youth’

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 11th May 2015

Dangerous ‘legal highs’ are replacing cocaine and cannabis as the drugs to abuse among some young people, police believe.

Anonymous tip off leads police to hunt lake and park in search for missing man feared murdered

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of a father-of-two have been told anonymously he was murdered.

UPDATED: Former councillor sentenced to 20 years after trying to murder his wife

The Argus:

11:03am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

The ex-councillor convicted of trying to murder his wife has been jailed for twenty years.

Widow burgled as she buried husband

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Heartless thieves burgled a widow's house while she was at her husband's funeral.

The man who blew the whistle...

The Argus:

1:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Flawed report from Sussex Police led to paedophiles getting off the hook, says former Army man

Affair with postman was ‘catalyst’ for the stabbing, court hears

The Argus:

9:30am Thursday 16th April 2015

A woman whose husband is accused of trying to murder her over her affair told jurors she was “never afraid” of him during their twenty-year relationship.

Memorial bench requires repairs after only two months

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A MEMORIAL bench for a much-loved grandmother was so badly vandalised it had to be removed for repairs after only two months.

Fresh hopes for IRA prosecutions as detectives say 'comfort letters' do not protect suspects

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

HOPES of fresh prosecutions over the Brighton bombing have been raised with six IRA terror suspects reportedly facing a major new police investigation.

Police chief says protecting the public will be 'tough' after job cuts

The Argus: Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp

10:00am Thursday 12th March 2015

THE head of policing in Brighton and Hove says things will be ‘tough’ after 1,000 job cuts were announced.

UPDATED: 500 front-line officers positions to be axed by Sussex Police

The Argus:

2:08pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

Sussex Police has announced plans to axe 1,000 staff over the next five years.

Van driver repeatedly refuses to move his vehicle for ambulance crew on emergency call trying to reach fitting baby

The Argus:

A DRIVER refused to move his van out of the way for an ambulance trying to reach a baby having a fit.

£80k of high-quality wine stolen from award-winning Sussex vineyard

The Argus:

11:09am Saturday 28th February 2015

ABOUT 5,000 bottles of high-end wine have been stolen from an award-winning vineyard.

Woman lucky to be alive after car flipped and slid upside-down along central reservation barrier

The Argus:

5:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A DRIVER has told how she is lucky to be alive after her car flipped and slid upside-down along the central reservation barrier after a 60mph-crash.

Trial of man accused of stabbing boxer in Brighton street delayed

The Argus:

10:00am Friday 20th February 2015

THE trial of a man accused of stabbing an aspiring boxer has been delayed.

Federation officials to meet with Sussex Police over Thin Blue Line badge ban

The Argus:

8:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

POLICE bosses have launched an investigation into whether officers can wear a badge in support of a force charity.

Concerns over court services' ability to deal with domestic violence

The Argus: Mid Sussex Magistrates Court in Haywards Heath

6:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

Concerns have been raised over the court services’ ability to deal quickly enough with domestic violence cases.

New accreditation scheme for mobile security guards

The Argus:

6:00am Friday 13th February 2015

MOBILE security guards who provide cover for shops, bars and firms in Brighton and Hove are being subjected to tougher scrutiny.

UPDATE: £25,000 reward offered to catch shotgun wielding masked men who terrified couple

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A COUPLE revealed their terrifying ordeal at the hands of masked men who burst into their house and attacked them, demanding cash and jewellery.

Burglars carrying shotgun attacked couple in their home demanding money

The Argus:

5:17pm Monday 9th February 2015

A gang of burglars forced the way through the front door of a couple's home demanding money and attacking them.

More than £12 million owed in unpaid court fines

The Argus: Merseyside men on firearms charges

6:00am Monday 9th February 2015

CRIMINALS owe more than £12 million to Sussex’s courts, new figures reveal.

‘Faith saved me from a life of crime’

The Argus:

2:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

JOHN LAWSON thought nothing of dishing out beatings and even planned a murder. Then he found Christianity in jail and turned his life around. He tells Rachel Millard how he thinks faith could bring down the UK’s high reoffending rates

Prison worker claims she was passed up for training for a better position because she is black

The Argus: Lewes Prison

6:00am Wednesday 4th February 2015

A FORMER manager at Lewes Prison has claimed she suffered racial and gender discrimination while working there.

Police apologise to a father for inaccurate report that led to a visit by social services

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 27th January 2015

SUSSEX Police have apologised to a father over an inaccurate report that was used in justifying a visit from social services over the welfare of his three-year-old daughter.

Brighton bus driver had no idea he had hit pedestrian

The Argus: Brighton Magistrates Court

11:00am Monday 26th January 2015

A BUS driver had no idea he had driven into a pedestrian until he was arrested by police a few days later.

Man denies four sexual assaults on teenage girls using Brighton and Hove bus services

The Argus:

10:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

A 63-YEAR-OLD man has denied sexually touching girls' legs on buses.

Serial burglar is targeting Sussex properties using the county's railway lines

The Argus:

9:30am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A SERIAL burglar is believed to be travelling around on trains targeting homes.

Police failed to trace suspect - we did

The Argus: Good Morning Britain filming rescheduled

5:53pm Friday 16th January 2015

AN ALLEGED sex abuse victim has accused police of letting him down after officers failed to find the man he is accusing, yet The Argus tracked him down.

Sussex Elders' Commission aims to improve policing for over-60s

The Argus:

4:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

ELDERLY people are being called on to help improve safety and policing for the over-60s.

Football player who headbutted referee fined and banned for seven years

The Argus:

6:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

A FOOTBALLER who headbutted the referee who sent him off the pitch has been fined and banned from playing for at least seven years.

Care worker suspended from her role at Brighton's Royal Sussex County Hospital

The Argus: Patients wait 20 hours at A&E at Royal Sussex County Hospital

11:00am Sunday 11th January 2015

A HEALTHCARE assistant has been suspended from work and faces a disciplinary hearing.

Brighton man, 78, faces historic child abuse case

The Argus:

9:00am Wednesday 7th January 2015

A 78-YEAR-old man is standing trial over allegations of historic sexual abuse against a boy.

Man is freed after robbery of 75-year-old Whitehawk pensioner in her own home

The Argus:

1:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A 46-year-old man has been released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of robbing a 75-year-old woman.

Readers rally behind 75-year-old robbed of pension with Christmas hamper

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 29th December 2014

Kind-hearted readers of The Argus have stepped forward to help an elderly woman robbed in her own home.

Thieves ransack Red Cross shop in London Road, Brighton

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

THIEVES broke into a charity shop through the roof and stole the whole day’s takings.

Two men arrested after 'targeted' attack outside nightclub

The Argus:

9:04am Wednesday 10th December 2014

A MAN is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being attacked outside a nightclub.

Drugs gang ring leaders who set up Brighton network jailed for 30 years

The Argus:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

DRUG dealers who claimed benefits while they dealt heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for nearly 30 years.

UPDATE: Armed police incident in Kemp Town: police hunt robbery suspects

The Argus:

8:18pm Sunday 30th November 2014

Police are searching for two men following a robbery in Kemp Town. 

Six rape cases remain closed despite review

The Argus:

12:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Police have reviewed six rape cases after the way they were originally handled was criticised by inspectors.

Police should do better at investigating crimes, report says

The Argus:

9:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

Sussex Police should do better at investigating crimes, inspectors have said.

Is PCC role working for the people?

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

IT HAS been two years since the police authorities were replaced with directly elected commissioners to hold the police to account. Amid claims the role is a ‘failed experiment’, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne speaks to Crime reporter Rachel Millard

Police ‘failed to record’ serious offences

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

Lack of training and workload pressures led to offences including rape not being recorded as crimes.

Housemates tell of violent ‘horror movie’ ordeal at the hands of ex-colleague

The Argus:

6:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

Two housemates’ violent ordeal at the hands of an attacker was “like a horror movie”, a court heard.

Councillor, 73, arrested and quizzed after wife, 47, stabbed

The Argus:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A town councillor and Royal British Legion branch president has been arrested on suspicion of trying to murder his wife.

Your chance to have your say on policing

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 6th October 2014

TONIGHT residents get the chance to question police chiefs.

Dragons at the ready for children’s charity

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

FUNDRAISERS took to the water in dragon boats to raise cash for the Rockinghorse children’s charity.

Quiz the crime chiefs: Public meeting is your chance to raise any concerns

The Argus:

11:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR who helps to hold the police and crime commissioner to account has encouraged residents to take advantage of a public meeting where they can quiz the crime chiefs.

Bourne defends her police role

The Argus: argus button

12:28pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE police and crime commissioner has defended her position amid plans to scrap the role altogether.

Former police chief slams FCO’s child abuse report

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A former Sussex Police chief has hit back at criticisms of St Helena’s police force while he was in charge.

Carer 'stole £30,000' from elderly woman in her care

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A carer stole nearly £30,000 from an elderly woman she was entrusted to help, a court heard.

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