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UPDATE: Hassocks drink-driver was disqualified and in country illegally

A drink-driver caught in Hassocks last night was a disqualified driver and was in the country illegally, police have revealed.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture by Georgina White

UPDATE: Police appeal after hundreds flock to illegal Burgess Hill rave

Police are appealing for information after hundreds flocked to an illegal rave in Burgess Hill last night.

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Police arrested the man at around 9pm last night (December 16)

Man arrested for drink-driving in Hassocks

A man was arrested for drink-driving in Hassocks last night, said police.

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Police stopped the vehicle in Horsham last night

One in custody for drug-driving in Horsham

A person is in custody for drug-driving after being stopped by police in Horsham last night.

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Hundreds of people arrived in the town intending to go to the rave, police said

Police urge people to stay away from rave in Burgess Hill

Police urged people to stay away from a rave in Burgess Hill last night.

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Peter Webb. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Former Christ’s Hospital teacher sentenced for sex offences

A former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham has been sentenced for historic sex offences against young boys.

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Crawley man jailed over bogus repairs scam

Two bogus workmen, including a man from Crawley, who attempted to con elderly victims by falsely claiming urgent repair works were required on their properties have been jailed.

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Video: Partygoers warned of the dangers of being drunk near a railway line

Revellers are being advised to take extra care as newly-released data reveals a sharp increase in the number of alcohol-related incidents across the rail network during the festive period.

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Police wish to speak to the girl pictured in the CCTV images. Picture: BTP SUS-171213-104520001

County News: Police appeal after train hits bike thrown on to tracks

CCTV images have been released by British Transport Police (BTP) after a bike was thrown on to a railway line, causing major disruption.

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Open House staff 'devastated' after theft of charity minibus

Staff at Crawley Open House have been left “devastated” after thieves stole the homeless charity’s minibus.

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Sussex farmers warned over Payment Diversion Fraud

Sussex farmers warned over Payment Diversion Fraud

Farmers across Sussex are being warned about a possible scam.

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Warning over fake Government grant scam

Warning over fake Government grant scam

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.

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‘Romance fraud’ victim loses £108,000 to bogus friend

‘Romance fraud’ victim loses £108,000 to bogus friend

A victim of ‘romance fraud’ who lost £108,000 has shared her story to warn others.

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Woman woke up in field after being raped on night out

Woman woke up in field after being raped on night out

Police are seeking witnesses after a Horsham woman reported being raped following a night out with friends in Crawley.

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Two hurt in attack after house break-in

Two hurt in attack after house break-in

A Romanian man has been charged with assaulting two men aged 83 and 50 following a break-in at a house in Crawley yesterday morning.

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Man admits four month spate of thefts from parked cars

Man admits four month spate of thefts from parked cars

A prolific thief stole items from parked vehicles in a four month spate across the Horsham district.

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Police are appealing for information

COUNTY NEWS: Fears ‘UK cat killer’ has struck in Sussex

There are fears that the notorious ‘UK cat killer’ may have struck in the county.

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From top left: John Harris, Colin Martin, Ryan Higson, Marc James, Kane Wilson, and Barry Allen.

UPDATE: Arrest in hunt for six wanted by police

A Horsham man who was one of six people wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

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Parents warned over explicit video sent to schoolchildren

Parents warned over explicit video sent to schoolchildren

Parents at a West Sussex school are being warned about an explicit video involving a child which has been distributed to youngsters via social media.

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