Cigarette delivery driver fights off robber in Brighton attack

The Argus: Cigarette delivery driver fights off robber in Brighton attack Cigarette delivery driver fights off robber in Brighton attack

A delivery driver chased away a would-be robber despite being knocked to the ground in a blindside attack.

The van driver was delivering £2,400 worth of cigarettes in two plastic bags to the Sainsbury’s store in Carden Avenue in the Hollingdean area of Brighton at about 12.45pm yesterday.

The driver walked past a blue Ford Focus estate which had pulled up across a driveway and was then struck in the back and knocked to the ground as his attacker grabbed the bags.

Despitesuffering head and arm injuries, the delivery driver quickly got to his feet and chased the thief, pushing him so that he stumbled and released the bags.

The empty-handed thief then got back into the estate car which drove off.

The attacker is described as a white man in his early 20s, 5' 6", broad and solidly built and clean shaven.

He was wearing a grey hoodie with the hood over his head, and a blue coat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 695 of 19/12, or to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

 

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9:04am Fri 20 Dec 13

mummyof4 says...

You mean hollingbury argus !!!!!!
You mean hollingbury argus !!!!!! mummyof4

9:13am Fri 20 Dec 13

tykemison says...

Cannot even get district correct, do you get paid monies?
Cannot even get district correct, do you get paid monies? tykemison

9:31am Fri 20 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

Has Carden Avenue been moved recently? Surely not part of BHCC's road scheme plan?
Has Carden Avenue been moved recently? Surely not part of BHCC's road scheme plan? The Prophet of Doom

9:43am Fri 20 Dec 13

makoshark says...

What an unfortunate location error! Now where are the Argus main offices in Brighton...
What an unfortunate location error! Now where are the Argus main offices in Brighton... makoshark

9:53am Fri 20 Dec 13

downbythesea says...

Lol! Come on it's The Argus...

Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers!

SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say!
Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close?

http://www.pressgaze
tte.co.uk/sales-fall
-average-105-cent-uk
s-regional-dailies
Lol! Come on it's The Argus... Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers! SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say! Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close? http://www.pressgaze tte.co.uk/sales-fall -average-105-cent-uk s-regional-dailies downbythesea

9:55am Fri 20 Dec 13

downbythesea says...

downbythesea wrote:
Lol! Come on it's The Argus...

Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers!

SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say!
Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close?

http://www.pressgaze

tte.co.uk/sales-fall

-average-105-cent-uk

s-regional-dailies
I wonder if these facts will get deleted! Truth hurts! lol!!!
[quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: Lol! Come on it's The Argus... Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers! SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say! Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close? http://www.pressgaze tte.co.uk/sales-fall -average-105-cent-uk s-regional-dailies[/p][/quote]I wonder if these facts will get deleted! Truth hurts! lol!!! downbythesea

9:56am Fri 20 Dec 13

downbythesea says...

downbythesea wrote:
Lol! Come on it's The Argus...

Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers!

SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say!
Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close?

http://www.pressgaze

tte.co.uk/sales-fall

-average-105-cent-uk

s-regional-dailies
I wonder if these facts will get deleted! Truth hurts! lol!!!

Oh, and the figures for 2nd half of 2012 are pretty shocking too!

http://www.holdthefr
ontpage.co.uk/2013/n
ews/abc-figures-how-
all-the-regional-dai
lies-performed/
[quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: Lol! Come on it's The Argus... Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers! SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say! Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close? http://www.pressgaze tte.co.uk/sales-fall -average-105-cent-uk s-regional-dailies[/p][/quote]I wonder if these facts will get deleted! Truth hurts! lol!!! Oh, and the figures for 2nd half of 2012 are pretty shocking too! http://www.holdthefr ontpage.co.uk/2013/n ews/abc-figures-how- all-the-regional-dai lies-performed/ downbythesea

9:57am Fri 20 Dec 13

tykemison says...

downbythesea wrote:
Lol! Come on it's The Argus...

Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers!

SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say!
Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close?

http://www.pressgaze

tte.co.uk/sales-fall

-average-105-cent-uk

s-regional-dailies
Not surprised downbythesea, the standard of reporting is disgraceful! I do wonder about the employee's education/qualificat
ions as everyday there seems to be basic errors, rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: Lol! Come on it's The Argus... Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers! SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say! Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close? http://www.pressgaze tte.co.uk/sales-fall -average-105-cent-uk s-regional-dailies[/p][/quote]Not surprised downbythesea, the standard of reporting is disgraceful! I do wonder about the employee's education/qualificat ions as everyday there seems to be basic errors, rubbish. tykemison

10:04am Fri 20 Dec 13

downbythesea says...

tykemison wrote:
downbythesea wrote:
Lol! Come on it's The Argus...

Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers!

SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say!
Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close?

http://www.pressgaze


tte.co.uk/sales-fall


-average-105-cent-uk


s-regional-dailies
Not surprised downbythesea, the standard of reporting is disgraceful! I do wonder about the employee's education/qualificat

ions as everyday there seems to be basic errors, rubbish.
I agree, bring back the Evening Argus, I actually used to wait for the paper to be delivered to my local shop as you could pretty much always find something interesting to read, in depth articles, great photos etc etc....

Now all we get are pictures of one of their 3 red fire engine in articles, or shattering exclusives, HOLE in Churchill Square!

That's when you can actually read the Argus online because of all the annoying ads, however installing a proper pop-up & AD blocker (adblock plus is great!) works wonders cuts down opening times of pages to a second! LOL!


Ah the good old days!
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: Lol! Come on it's The Argus... Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers! SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say! Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close? http://www.pressgaze tte.co.uk/sales-fall -average-105-cent-uk s-regional-dailies[/p][/quote]Not surprised downbythesea, the standard of reporting is disgraceful! I do wonder about the employee's education/qualificat ions as everyday there seems to be basic errors, rubbish.[/p][/quote]I agree, bring back the Evening Argus, I actually used to wait for the paper to be delivered to my local shop as you could pretty much always find something interesting to read, in depth articles, great photos etc etc.... Now all we get are pictures of one of their 3 red fire engine in articles, or shattering exclusives, HOLE in Churchill Square! That's when you can actually read the Argus online because of all the annoying ads, however installing a proper pop-up & AD blocker (adblock plus is great!) works wonders cuts down opening times of pages to a second! LOL! Ah the good old days! downbythesea

10:22am Fri 20 Dec 13

tykemison says...

Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories!
Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories! tykemison

10:53am Fri 20 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

tykemison wrote:
Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories!
Why not put a copy of the Schmargus into a cat's litter tray and let it give the publication a "character reference"...
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories![/p][/quote]Why not put a copy of the Schmargus into a cat's litter tray and let it give the publication a "character reference"... Crystal Ball

10:54am Fri 20 Dec 13

All 9 of me says...

tykemison wrote:
Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories!
making papier mache animals ?
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories![/p][/quote]making papier mache animals ? All 9 of me

11:35am Fri 20 Dec 13

Roy Grace says...

This is the third Argus story running I've read with a factual/grammatical error in it.

Really shoddy.
This is the third Argus story running I've read with a factual/grammatical error in it. Really shoddy. Roy Grace

12:42pm Fri 20 Dec 13

yaddab says...

What is really sad, is that they care so little they do not even bother to correct their errors any more.

It is no wonder that circulation has dropped through the flour.
What is really sad, is that they care so little they do not even bother to correct their errors any more. It is no wonder that circulation has dropped through the flour. yaddab

1:32pm Fri 20 Dec 13

tykemison says...

Too right yaddab, there was a time all the the"talent"for national press came from regional news agencies but judging by this rag, we have a future of dumbed down amateur journalism, I cannot wait!
Too right yaddab, there was a time all the the"talent"for national press came from regional news agencies but judging by this rag, we have a future of dumbed down amateur journalism, I cannot wait! tykemison

4:38pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

All 9 of me wrote:
tykemison wrote: Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories!
making papier mache animals ?
Gaz Scott. Bright he's not
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Spot on, downbythesea! It used to be a fine paper and now it's only fit for one use (I will let people's imagination run wild on that!).And to add insult to injury they want 65p for their drivel!! As for the adds! Spose it's the only way they can earn money as they certainly cannot investigating news worthy stories![/p][/quote]making papier mache animals ?[/p][/quote]Gaz Scott. Bright he's not Somethingsarejustwrong

8:34pm Fri 20 Dec 13

hubby says...

Must have been dying for a fag.
Not usually a shortage in Brighton.
Must have been dying for a fag. Not usually a shortage in Brighton. hubby

10:16pm Fri 20 Dec 13

GovindaTim says...

downbythesea wrote:
Lol! Come on it's The Argus...

Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers!

SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say!
Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close?

http://www.pressgaze

tte.co.uk/sales-fall

-average-105-cent-uk

s-regional-dailies
But then, what would all you little b*tches have to moan about?
[quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: Lol! Come on it's The Argus... Average loss of readers according to ABC circulation figures for regional dailys of around 10%, the fall for Brighton Argus a WHOPPING 25.8% year on year, the HIGHEST LOSS of all the regional papers! SEE the press gazette article for the facts, pretty shocking I'd say! Perhaps it's time for The Argus to close? http://www.pressgaze tte.co.uk/sales-fall -average-105-cent-uk s-regional-dailies[/p][/quote]But then, what would all you little b*tches have to moan about? GovindaTim

6:29am Sat 21 Dec 13

alice1 says...

After reading all the above comments not one of you has mentioned the delivery driver which really was the main story, and how dangerous the streets of Brighton and Hove are becoming
I just hope the delivery driver recovers from his injuries and suffers no after affects it must have been very frightening for him, well done driver

Merry Christmas all
After reading all the above comments not one of you has mentioned the delivery driver which really was the main story, and how dangerous the streets of Brighton and Hove are becoming I just hope the delivery driver recovers from his injuries and suffers no after affects it must have been very frightening for him, well done driver Merry Christmas all alice1

9:28pm Sat 21 Dec 13

greeg2 says...

yaddab wrote:
What is really sad, is that they care so little they do not even bother to correct their errors any more.

It is no wonder that circulation has dropped through the flour.
You're so smart you should be involved in the space program.But we're just as smart,we know you meant flower !
[quote][p][bold]yaddab[/bold] wrote: What is really sad, is that they care so little they do not even bother to correct their errors any more. It is no wonder that circulation has dropped through the flour.[/p][/quote]You're so smart you should be involved in the space program.But we're just as smart,we know you meant flower ! greeg2

6:07am Sun 22 Dec 13

I'mnotalone says...

greeg2 wrote:
yaddab wrote:
What is really sad, is that they care so little they do not even bother to correct their errors any more.

It is no wonder that circulation has dropped through the flour.
You're so smart you should be involved in the space program.But we're just as smart,we know you meant flower !
Or "floor" even!
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yaddab[/bold] wrote: What is really sad, is that they care so little they do not even bother to correct their errors any more. It is no wonder that circulation has dropped through the flour.[/p][/quote]You're so smart you should be involved in the space program.But we're just as smart,we know you meant flower ![/p][/quote]Or "floor" even! I'mnotalone

9:41am Sun 22 Dec 13

whoee! says...

Yes everybody has told me Brighton is full of fags lol
Yes everybody has told me Brighton is full of fags lol whoee!

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