Friday, 10 August 2018
News and appeals
Missing man last seen at Eastbourne hotel
Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of missing man Gavin Hesletine.
Gavin, 55, is from Bedfordshire but was last seen at The Riviera Hotel in Eastbourne
on Friday 3 August.
He is white, 5’ 8”, of stocky build and bald. Gavin’s clothing is unknown but he does have a Chelsea FC tattoo on his right arm.
Further appeal in connection with Eastbourne fire which killed mother and son
Police have issued a renewed appeal for information following a fatal house fire in Eastbourne.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident in Croxden Way, which claimed the lives of Gina Ingles, 34, and her son Milo Ingles-Bailey, 4.
Post-mortem examinations have revealed that both died from smoke inhalation.
Gina’s partner Toby Jarrett, 26, managed to escape from the building and is currently in hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Gina, Milo and Toby all lived together and were present in their home when this incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday 10 July.
Two local men, aged 47 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and one of attempted murder, and have both been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
However, detectives are still keen to hear from anyone who has any information about the incident.
Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “Whilst four weeks have passed since this tragic incident, we continue in our efforts to establish who is responsible for this horrendous act, and why. I know that the events of that night are still fresh in the minds of the local community, who have understandably been hugely affected by it.
“We have made two arrests so far in connection with this incident, but that does not mean the investigation is complete. We are still gathering evidence and I am appealing for anyone with any information which they think might help to find justice for Gina, Milo, Toby and their family, to contact us.
“We’re certain someone, somewhere, must know something about how and why two people – a mother and her four-year-old son – were killed in their own home, and a man was left with life-changing injuries.
“We’re extremely grateful for everyone’s help and support to date, and would urge anyone who knows something about the incident to come forward by contacting us online, by telephone, or via Crimestoppers.
"I am urging anyone with any information to report it online
or to call 101, quoting Operation Druffield. Alternatively, if you are concerned about revealing your identity, you can pass on any information anonymously via the Crimestoppers website
, or by calling them on 0800 555 111."
Witnesses sought after groups' violent clash in Eastbourne town centre
During the early hours of Saturday (4 August) police were called to the junction of Langney Road and Terminus Road, Eastbourne, where two groups of men were reported to be fighting.
As a result of the violence, a 28-year-old man from Hailsham suffered slash wounds to his face. He was found in nearby Lismore Road and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
A 19-year-old man from Stone Cross, Pevensey, and a 25-year-old man from Eastbourne were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. After being interviewed, both men were released under investigation
Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information. They are asked to contact police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 98 of 04/08.
Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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