Rachel Millard, Crime reporter LATEST

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.

Police chiefs to be quizzed at meeting

The Argus:

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

QUESTIONS have already started to come in for police chiefs to answer at an upcoming public discussion, chaired by The Argus.

Couple who falsely claimed £113k in benefits by pretending they had split up are jailed for fraud

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A couple who falsely claimed more than £113,000 in benefits by pretending not to be together have been jailed for more than one year each.

Youths across Sussex discuss plans to stop bullying

The Argus:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

WITH bullying and peer pressure, growing up is as difficult as ever. Youths across Sussex have spent the last several months discussing what police, schools and council services can do better for them. This week they presented their findings, as RACHEL MILLARD reports WHEN Jessica Jackson was a schoolgirl, barely a day went by without her returning home bruised or taunted by bullies.

Brighton animal rights activist arrested in Faroe Islands

The Argus:

5:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

An animal rights activist from Brighton has been arrested while trying to protect dolphins. 

Police chiefs to answer your questions

The Argus:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Police chiefs will answer your questions at a unique event chaired by The Argus.

Paedophile jailed for sexually assaulting boy

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE mother of a teenage boy who was groomed and sexually assaulted by a known paedophile while they fished on Worthing Pier has spoken of her son’s “anger” at what happened.

Chef jailed after brandishing knife ‘like a machete’ and attacking colleague at Hove chicken shop

The Argus:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A takeaway chef attacked his colleague with a kitchen knife during a busy service.

No jail for Portslade manager who defraud woman with Alzheimer’s at Littlehampton care home

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6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A CARE home manager has escaped jail after defrauding an elderly resident with Alzheimer’s and stealing.

Man accused of attacking his neighbour with knife and pillow while she played Playstation

The Argus:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with trying to murder his neighbour.

More than 80 on the run from open prison

The Argus:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE majority of prisoners on the run from Ford open prison are drugs offenders, The Argus can reveal.

Police chief calls for an end to sexual prejudice

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SUSSEX’S police chief has called on forces nationally to improve the way they treat gay and transgender officers and to root out sexual prejudice in their ranks.

Mother’s anger over drugs needle in garden

The Argus:

6:10am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MOTHER fears her children could find heroin needles in the garden after she caught her hand on one while weeding.

Pensioner in battle with police commissioner over land dispute

The Argus:

10:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

A pensioner is fighting to reclaim land taken from him and his wife by police authorities using squatters’ rights.

‘Floating arm’ sparks search

The Argus:

8:05pm Thursday 4th September 2014

POLICE divers searched a pond for a body after a human arm was spotted above the surface.

Sussex Police criticised over crime strategy

The Argus:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

INSPECTORS have criticised Sussex Police for lacking an “overarching strategy” for preventing crime and failing to keep track of named suspects yet to be arrested.

Second historic letterbox stolen by thieves

The Argus:

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A SECOND historic letterbox has been stolen.

Public conned out of thousands with false fridge freezer invoices

The Argus:

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Four businessmen conned the public purse out of thousands of pounds for projects, including one at a Newhaven fish market visited by the Queen.

Guerrilla gardeners brighten the streets

The Argus:

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TWO “guerrilla gardeners” have started a movement to brighten up the streets with flowers.

VIDEO: Thieves raid ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of wine for £20,000 of posh plonk

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEARLY 2,000 bottles of exclusive wine have been stolen from a shop in an overnight heist.

Two pigs starved to death by woman

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN has been banned from keeping animals for five years after her two pigs starved to death.

Headteacher denies theft accusations

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE FORMER headteacher of a Lewes primary school has denied stealing equipment from the school.

CCTV: Duo wanted for glassing man at birthday party

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PUB-goer has told of the horrifying moment he was glassed in the head after confronting another drinker who he suspected could be thieving from his friend.

Pensioner hit over the head with crowbar

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a pensioner was attacked at his home.

Doctor’s nightmare ordeal with obsessed stalker

The Argus:

11:13am Friday 29th August 2014

ALISON HEWITT was living a normal life as a Brighton GP until she met a psychopathic stalker who set fire to her parents’ home and armed himself with a crossbow.

Green councillor changes mind on boycott of Israeli good and services

The Argus:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE deputy leader of the city council has changed her mind about seconding a motion calling for the authority to boycott Israeli good and services.

VIDEO: Prison officer facing action for speaking out about Lewes Prison

The Argus:

12:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A serving prison officer is being investigated by her bosses for speaking out about conditions inside Lewes Prison.

VIDEO: Fire hit garage gutted by flames

The Argus:

9:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A garage which was gutted by flames has been handed back to its owners after the cause of the fire was deemed to be accidental.

Camper van thieves wreck family’s dream

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUPLE’S dreams of adventures on the continent with their newborn daughter have been dashed after their camper van was stolen.

Van theft ruins couple’s dream of family travel

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A couple's dreams of adventures on the continent with their newborn daughter have been dashed after their camper van was stolen.

Spilt party drug at Brighton police station causes major alert

The Argus:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A PARTY drug which spilt at Brighton Police Station sparked a major incident.

Calls for pub to be closed after series of offences

The Argus:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A POPULAR pub at the centre of allegations regarding drunk-and-disorderly behaviour, sexual assault, under-age drinking and Class A drugs could be closed.

Councillor calls for boycott Israel goods, services and companies

The Argus:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

BRIGHTON and Hove City Council will debate whether it should join an international movement boycotting Israel.

Bushes to be kept high to hide gay cruising

The Argus:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

PARK workers are being told to let the bushes grow at a well-known gay cruising spot to keep illicit activity out of sight.

Charity backs calls for tougher rules on 'legal highs'

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CHARITY set up in memory of a medical student who died after taking a ‘legal high’ has backed recommendations for tougher legislation.

Drinkers locked out of pub besiege staff and customers

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Enraged drinkers smashed windows and injured door staff after being told they were barred from a pub following an argument over missing change.

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