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Scheme relaunched to tackle alcohol-related offences

A scheme to tackle alcohol-related offending has been relaunched in West Sussex, police have revealed.

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Seymour Primary School, Crawley. 21-03-17 Pic Steve Robards SR1705400 SUS-170321-113557001

UPDATE: Shocked parents praise staff as armed police swoop on playground

Staff at a primary school have been praised for their professionalism as armed police stormed a playground.

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Cannabis plants were found drying at a property in Carpenters Meadow, Pulborough. Image supplied by Sussex Police.

Four arrested for drug production in Pulborough

Four people have been arrested in connection with drug production in Pulborough, police have confirmed.

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DM17312955a.jpg. Father Martin Jakubas in St Paul's church, Haywards Heath, beside where a statue of St Therese of Lisieu was ripped from the wall and smashed to pieces. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170317-191230008

Church statue destroyed in brutal attack

A three-foot tall statue which has adorned the wall of a church for decades has been ripped from its holdings and smashed to pieces.

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Parkinson was one of the 'wanted faces' featured on Crimewatch last night. Picture: West Mercia Police

Robber seen on BBC’s Crimewatch linked to Sussex

A convicted robber wanted on recall to prison has been linked to Sussex.

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Two teens stabbed outside bookmakers

Two teens stabbed outside bookmakers

Two teenagers were rushed to hospital after being stabbed outside a Horsham bookmakers, police have said.

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Seymour Primary School. Photo courtesy of Google Street View.

Children and parents kept in school as police hunt men

Children and parents were kept inside a school while police hunted a group of men.

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ID fraud reaches record levels

Warning as ID fraud reaches record levels

People across Sussex are being warned to protect their personal data, as 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016 in the UK.

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Football club ‘will not be affected’ by break-in

Football club ‘will not be affected’ by break-in

The chairman of a football club with a ‘strong community backing’ has said it will not be affected by the break-in last week.

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The injuries sustained after the attack. Picture: lspraggan/Instagram SUS-170319-101834001

COUNTY NEWS: Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan attacked in Sussex

A former X Factor contestant was attacked and bitten after a gig in Sussex in the early hours of Friday morning (March 17).

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Fears over families falling victim to fraudsters

Fears over families falling victim to fraudsters

One in seven people across the South-East are worried about their families falling victim to fraudsters, according to a new poll1.

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Sussex Police are running a campaign

Police campaign highlights dangers of sending nude selfies

Police are highlighting the potential consequences of sending nude selfies in a Sussex-wide campaign for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log - Listen Live: Fraud and Elder Exploitation

On Thursday 23 March PCC Katy Bourne will hold the first of four public debates as part of her new 'Listen Live' programme.

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Sledgehammer used to smash church artefacts

Sledgehammer used to smash church artefacts

A sledgehammer is thought to have been used to smash church artefacts at a village property on the edge of Horsham.

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Hunt for two after teen sexually assaulted

Police are hunting for two men after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted.

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Sussex fraud victim speaks out ahead of summit to tackle exploitation of elderly

Sussex fraud victim speaks out ahead of summit to tackle exploitation of elderly

A victim of fraud from Sussex has spoken out about her experience ahead of the first crime summit to tackle the ‘epidemic of elder exploitation’.

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Police figures reveal extent to which elderly are exploited by fraud

Police figures reveal extent to which elderly are exploited by fraud

New figures released by Sussex Police show the extent to which elderly people in the county are being targeted by fraud.

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Court results - Horsham

Court results - Horsham

The following are results contributed by HM Court Service, of cases sentenced by Sussex Northern magistrates sitting at Crawley.

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Christ's Hospital. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120130123084552

Bail extended again for former Christ’s Hospital employees

Four men, arrested during 2016 over allegations of sexual offences against pupils from Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham, have had their police bail extended from March 15 to May 3 while police reports continue to be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service, Sussex Police said today (March 15).

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

County news: Second man charged in connection with fatal hit and run

A second man has been charged in connection with a fatal hit and run in Sussex in January.

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