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.

Paedophile dies in jail

The Argus:

11:48am Friday 19th September 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who begged a judge to castrate him has died in prison.

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.

Suspended housing chief questioned over £18 million fraud at Brighton and Hove City Council

The Argus:

2:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Detectives investigating allegations of fraud at Brighton and Hove City Council have today questioned the suspended head of the housing department.

Pensioner dies after car crashes into her wheelchair

The Argus:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A wheelchair-bound pensioner who was injured after being knocked down by a car has died in hospital from her injuries.

Super soprano stops the show to tackle thief

The Argus:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SUPER soprano snatched back charitable donations from a thief midway through her classical recital.

CCTV: Pirate attacks man during family fun-day

The Argus:

4:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man dressed as a pirate punched another man in the face during a family fun-day.

Student admits Gatwick Airport flight bomb hoax

The Argus:

11:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A student has admitted making a hoax phone call claiming there was a bomb on a flight from Gatwick Airport.

Brave shop assistant refuses to hand over cash after being held at knife point by would-be Post Office robber

The Argus:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SHOP assistant was held at knife point by a would-be robber who tried to raid a post office.

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.

Parents of girl who was shot were reportedly in bitter custody dispute

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A woman whose daughter was shot by her estranged husband was reportedly in a bitter dispute with him over custody.

UPDATE: Post office staff held at knife point in attempted robbery

The Argus:

1:17pm Monday 15th September 2014

Post office staff were held at knife point in an attempted robbery this morning.

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.

UPDATE: Dad dead and seven-year-old daughter gravely ill after double shooting

The Argus:

8:50am Friday 12th September 2014

A father apparently shot his young daughter in the head before turning the gun on himself.

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.

Former choirmaster sent to jail

The Argus:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who used his position at a church to abuse boys as part of a sex gang has been jailed for three and a half years.

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.

Man arrested for attempted rape of 60-year-old in Pavilion Gardens

The Argus:

1:54pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A 60-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she sat in a city garden.

Police 'working to do better' over crime responses

The Argus:

12:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SUSSEX Police has admitted it may sometimes misjudge decisions on whether to attend a crime – but is working to do better.

Dodgy dealer faces jail for £1m fraud

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6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A crooked gem dealer who conned elderly investors into buying over-priced diamonds with their life savings as part of a £1m fraud is facing jail.

Lightening strikes clocktower

The Argus:

7:52pm Monday 11th August 2014

LIGHTENING struck a clocktower on the roof of a shopping centre.

Threats made to driver in car crash case

The Argus: Woman falls from 20ft window at Horam home near Heathfield

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Tensions are “running high” among residents after threats were made against people involved in a serious crash.

VIDEO: Scooter rider caught on camera driving on pavement and narrowly avoiding crash

The Argus: VIDEO: Scooter rider caught on camera on the pavement and narrowly avoiding crash

4:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS is the moment a reckless scooter driver speeds along the pavement before veering into the road - almost causing a head-on crash - and then drives off.

Meet the ordinary people by day who are crimefighters by night

The Argus: Meet the ordinary people by day who are crimefighters by night

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Bus drivers, hospital technicians and pensions advisers have been responsible for more than 180 arrests as part of a new team dedicated to finding wanted people in Brighton and Hove. Gareth Davies shadowed Sussex Police’s Manhunt Team for an afternoon to see first-hand the work special constables carried out the other side of the thin blue line.

Most wanted man on the run

The Argus: Jeffrey Bloor has been named one of the UK's most wanted men

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A former Worthing FC manager who was set to be charged in relation to a £5 million horse betting scam when he went on the run has been named as one of the UK’s most-wanted fugitives.

Pensioner accused of trying to murder wife

The Argus: Pensioner accused of trying to murder wife

6:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

A pensioner has been arrested for attempted murder after his wife was found with life threatening head injuries at their home.

Husband charged with plotting to murder his wife

The Argus: East Sussex teacher jailed in historic sex abuse case

5:00am Friday 7th March 2014

A husband has been charged with conspiring to murder his wife.

Special report: Half of cases dropped against Balcombe protesters despite £4m bill

The Argus: Have your say: Was the Balcome protest worth the strain on Sussex Police?

3:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

IT cost the taxpayer nearly £4 million to police the fracking protests at Balcombe – and 126 people were arrested. But nearly half of those charged have had their cases dropped before reaching court. In response police officers have said their role at Balcombe was much more than prosecuting people. Crime reporter Anna Roberts investigates.

Home at centre of horror murder trial up for sale

The Argus: Home at centre of horror murder trial up for sale

1:30pm Friday 28th February 2014

An estate agent is selling the house where an antiques dealer is alleged to have been tortured and killed.

Drug deal driver gets 12 years for killing young father in Bognor

The Argus: East Sussex teacher jailed in historic sex abuse case

1:10pm Friday 28th February 2014

A man who killed a young father by driving into him has been jailed for 12 years.

Sussex Police "failed"murdered Bognor wife, inquest hears

The Argus: Inquest begins on driver killed in 999 smash near Brighton Marine

6:14pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Sussex Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) failed to take steps which would have stopped a young mother being stabbed to death by her estranged husband in front of their young children, an inquest has found.

Second arrest in Horsham screwdriver attack

The Argus: Lewes teenagers questioned over attempted break-in at Brighton flat

5:30pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Another man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in the head and face with a screwdriver

Car vandalism spree in Eastbourne

The Argus: Woman falls from 20ft window at Horam home near Heathfield

5:30pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A vandal has gone on a spree damaging a dozen vehicles in Eastbourne.

Teenager raped by man in Crawley

The Argus: An efit of a man police are hunting in relation to the case

1:30pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A teenager with learning difficulties was raped by a man in Crawley.

Cannabis plants worth £1m discovered in North Chailey farm raid

The Argus: The cannabis plants found at the farm

12:59pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

More than 1,000 cannabis plants worth at least £1 million on the street have been found at a farm in North Chailey.

Police ask people to watch out for this stolen timepiece

The Argus: Police ask people to watch out for this stolen timepiece

12:45pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

The owner of a watch which is believed to have been stolen in an overnight burglary is being traced by Brighton police.

Paedophile caught with indecent images while on bail jailed for four years

The Argus: Paedophile caught with indecent images while on bail jailed for four years

1:50pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A paedophile caught with thousands of indecent images of children despite being on bail for similar offences has been jailed for four years.

Albanian cousins face lengthy prison sentence for dealing £100,000 worth of cocaine

The Argus: Amadeo (left) and Adrian Veshay (centre) and hydraulic press

3:31pm Monday 24th February 2014

Two cousins have been sent to prison for conspiring to supply cocaine with a street value of £100,000 in Brighton and Hove.

Teenagers in fight involving metal poles and knife in Burgess Hill

The Argus: Woman falls from 20ft window at Horam home near Heathfield

11:20am Friday 21st February 2014

College pupils attacked a fellow teenager with metal poles and a knife in a savage late-night attack.

Father tells of ordeal after woman falsely accused him of Brighton rape

The Argus: Father tells of ordeal after woman falsely accused him of Brighton rape

4:00am Friday 21st February 2014

A woman who falsely accused an innocent man of dragging her into gardens and raping her has been jailed for two years.

Family of patient found dead at Hassocks hospital feel 'cheated' after inquest

The Argus: Natasha Raghoo

11:30am Friday 21st February 2014

A family feels “cheated” after an inquest heard “conflicting evidence” about the death of their daughter and sister in a Sussex psychiatric hospital.

Criminal ordered to pay back just £2,270 despite illegal gains of more than £156,000

The Argus: Criminal ordered to pay back just £2,270 despite illegal gains of more than £156,000

9:30am Friday 21st February 2014

A court has ordered a money launderer who earned more than £156,000 in illegal gains to pay back just £2,270 – because he spent the rest.

Horsham woman stabbed in face with screwdriver, man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

The Argus: Horsham woman stabbed in face with screwdriver, man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

9:15am Thursday 20th February 2014

A 61-year-old woman was stabbed in the head and face with a screwdriver.

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of woman in Horsham home

The Argus: Woman falls from 20ft window at Horam home near Heathfield

1:35pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was attacked at her home near Horsham.

Drills stolen from Bexhill shop

The Argus: Woman falls from 20ft window at Horam home near Heathfield

1:21pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Five power tools were stolen from a shop in Bexhill.

Man who threatened to kill elderly neighbour given community order

The Argus: East Sussex teacher jailed in historic sex abuse case

12:56pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A man who threatened to kill his elderly neighbour has been given a community order.

Antiques dealer tortured and killed for diamonds, court told

The Argus: Michael Griffiths

11:10am Saturday 15th February 2014

An antiques dealer was bound, tortured and killed by “ruthless” burglars searching for diamonds worth £40,000, a court was told.

No charge for pair arrested over cannabis plants found in Worthing house

The Argus: No charge for pair arrested over cannabis plants found in Worthing house

5:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A woman whose house was used to grow cannabis said police officers smelt the drug lingering through her front door.

Chichester care home manager murdered by 'Jekyll and Hyde' jilted lover

The Argus: MURDERED: Debbie Levey

5:00am Friday 31st January 2014

A jilted lover has been found guilty of murdering his former girlfriend at her countryside cottage.

Big fall in number of petrol theft cases in Sussex

The Argus: Surge in petrol prices in Sussex with diesel at new high

2:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

The most common areas for petrol theft in Sussex have been revealed amid a fall in the number of incidents across the county.



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