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Warning over animal charity scam

Fraud and cybercrime experts are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to animal welfare charities overseas that do not exist.

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Sussex Police has released body worn video of a man attacking two officers with a hammer in Crawley last year. Picture: Sussex Police

COUNTY NEWS: Police officers attacked with hammer in graphic video

Police have released graphic footage of a man attacking two officers with a hammer.

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Police at Old Steine after a fatal hit and run in Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

County news: Two men released on bail after fatal hit and run

Two men who were arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run in Sussex have been released on bail.

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Police at Old Steine after a fatal hit and run in Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

County news: Two men arrested in connection with fatal hit and run

Two men handed themselves in to Sussex Police yesterday (January 11) in connection with a fatal hit and run.

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Hailsham takeaway manager fined for not having a TV licence

Hailsham takeaway manager fined for not having a TV licence

The manager of a Hailsham takeaway caught without a TV Licence has been ordered to pay £680 by magistrates.

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County News: Sussex smokers fined £440 each for dropping a cigarette butt

Three people who dropped cigarette butts and then failed to pay an initial fixed penalty of £75 have been slapped with £440 fines – plus £450 costs and a £44 victim surcharge.

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Dead Eastbourne mum’s body lay hidden for more than 12 years – court hears

An Eastbourne mother whose body lay under builder’s rubble in a back garden for over 12 years had been strangled by her former husband in a crime of passion, a jury heard today.

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Eastbourne man and woman convicted in police drink-driving crackdown

Eastbourne man and woman convicted in police drink-driving crackdown

The police campaign to target drink- and drug-drivers throughout the month of December resulted in the arrest of 208 individuals in Sussex.

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Bungling Eastbourne burglar caught after leaving drop of blood

Bungling burglar David Robert Jones left traces of his own blood behind after breaking into people’s homes in Eastbourne.

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COUNTY NEWS: Firm fined after ‘losing’ 60,000 customers’ bank details

An insurance firm has been fined £150,000 after a computer device containing the names, addresses and bank details of nearly 60,000 customers was stolen from its Sussex offices.

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BREAKING NEWS: Eastbourne woman jailed after duping people out of £5 million

A financial adviser convicted of duping investors out of £5 million by promising impossible returns on property deals in Cyprus has been jailed for eight and a half years.

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Hailsham businessman given suspended prison sentence

A company director who duped investors into paying out thousands of pounds has received a suspended prison sentence, Trading Standards say.

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Polegate burglaries may be linked, police say

Sussex Police are investigating a pair of burglaries near Polegate last month, which officers believe might be linked.

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Police step up Old Town patrols after series of incidents

Police step up Old Town patrols after series of incidents

Eastbourne Police is reassuring the public that officers are very aware of a series of incidents in which cars have been damaged in the Motcombe and Old Town areas of Eastbourne.

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Action Fraud warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails that claim you have placed an order

Action Fraud warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails that claim you have placed an order

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Eastbourne MP speaks out against Old Town crime

Caroline Ansell has today (Wednesday) spoken out against a spate of anti-social behaviour in Old Town.

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Police are appealling for witnesses of the armed robbery

Police appeal after armed robbery in Hailsham

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a service station in Hailsham.

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Eastbourne residents convicted in Christmas drink-driving crackdown

An Eastbourne builder is among a number of people convicted for drink- or drug-driving as part of a Christmas campaign run by Sussex Police.

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Eastbourne police search for man in connection with theft of elderly man’s wallet

Sussex Police want to speak to a man in connection with the theft of an elderly man’s wallet.

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COUNTY NEWS: Farmer’s heartbreak after thieves steal ‘everything’ from Sussex farm

A heartbroken farmer has been left distraught after thieves stole ‘everything he had’ a week before Christmas.

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