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PICTURES: ‘Drive-by arson attack’ closes road

A road was shut down last night due to a car fire, which witnesses described as a drive-by arson attack.

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Firefighters tackled the blaze in Franklin Road in Durrington. Picture: Jeff Baker

PICTURES: Firefighters tackle arson blaze

A phone cable and hedges were destroyed outside people’s homes in a fire that police are treating as arson.

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Tasers and spit hoods backed by Sussex Police bosses

Tasers and spit hoods backed by Sussex Police bosses

Tasers and spit hoods are worthwhile at a time when up to three officers are being assaulted every 24 hours, senior Sussex Police bosses have said.

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Fake plumber among string of burglaries

Fake plumber among string of burglaries

An opportunistic burglar masquerading as a plumber is one of many break-ins and burglaries reported by police this month.

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Police have released a second piece of footage

COUNTY NEWS: Armed robber in Santa hat assaults staff member

Police have released footage of second store robbery showing an armed robber wearing a Santa hat threaten a staff member.

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Laptop and jewellery box stolen in Worthing burglary

Laptop and jewellery box stolen in Worthing burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a laptop and jewellery box were stolen from a Worthing flat.

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Two men robbed the store of �2,500 at knifepoint

COUNTY NEWS: Shocking footage shows knifepoint robbery at store

Shocking police footage shows the moment two men brandishing an 11 inch knife robbed a store of £2,500.

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New phone scam

‘Can you hear me?’ – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Sussex are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK...

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UPDATE: West Sussex pensioner cautioned for sending offensive messages to MPs

A pensioner has accepted a caution for sending offensive messages to Members of Parliament.

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Lady Colin Campbell appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 23. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Lady C guilty of careless driving

Lady C has been found guilty of careless driving following a collision on the A27 last year.

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COUNTY NEWS: Family to sue after hospitals turned away dying mum

Legal action is being launched by the family of a woman who died from a brain haemorrhage after being turned away from at least three hospitals because of bed shortages.

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Princess Anne makes royal visit to Sussex

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Sussex today to mark the third year of co-ordinated restorative justice across the county.

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British Transport Police want to speak to this man following the incident. Picture: British Transport Police

Police appeal after rail staff ‘sworn at and spat on’

Commuters have been asked to help trace a man wanted in connection with spitting at a member of rail staff, British Transport Police has confirmed.

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HM Courts Service: Results list for February 6 to 10, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and South East Hampshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Portsmouth from February 6 to 10, 2017.

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Man arrested in West Sussex over MP message allegations

A man has been arrested in West Sussex this morning by detectives investigating allegations of malicious messages sent to two MPs, police have confirmed (Wednesday, February 22).

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HM Courts Service: Results list for January 30, 2017, to February 3, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and South East Hampshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Portsmouth from January 30, 2017, to February 3, 2017.

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Christopher Hunnisett. Photo courtesy of CONNORS BRIGHTON.

COUNTY NEWS: Murderer claims rights are being violated after ‘home-made sex change’ in prison

A Sussex murderer claims her rights as a transgender woman are being violated after performing a home-made sex change operation in prison.

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Four people have yet to answer their Valentine's messages. Picture: Sussex Police

Police get a ‘date’ with first Valentine’s suspect

Sussex Police have apprehended a suspect... after sending them a Valentine’s message.

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Several thousand pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Southwick home

Several thousand pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Southwick home

Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars stole several thousand pounds worth of jewellery from a property in Southwick.

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The underpass, where the woman was found, was closed off

Investigations continue into ‘mystery’ of injured woman found in Worthing

Police have confirmed they are continuing investigations after a woman, 35, was found seriously injured by a Worthing underpass yesterday.

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