Friday 10 August
News and appeals
Brighton Railway Station overcrowding following Pride – British Transport Police and Sussex Police statement.
Joint statement from British Transport Police Assistant Chief Constable Charlie Doyle and Sussex Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry: Saturday saw thousands of people descend on Brighton as part of the Pride celebrations in the city. Following the celebrations and the event at Preston Park, an exceptionally high volume of people arrived at Brighton railway station to make their return journeys. Due to a number of factors, the number of people who came to the station at once were unprecedented. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
Police offering £1,000 reward for arrest of wanted man Darryl Dempsey
Police are offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted man Darryl Dempsey. The 23-year-old from Hailsham, who is currently serving a sentence for multiple burglary and driving offences in prison, was transferred to Cygnet Hospital in Harrow, where he managed to escape in the early hours of 21 June. Police have been unable to trace Dempsey, who is wanted for absconding from prison, and the public are asked to keep an eye out for him. He is described as white, about 5’8”, of proportionate build, with short brown receding hair and blue eyes. Anyone who sees him, or has any information about his whereabouts, is asked to report it online or call 101, or 999 in an emergency, quoting serial 1183 of 21/06. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Help police and Council to track down fly tippers across Wealden
Wealden police and local Council investigators are seeking information about systematic fly-tipping in lanes across the District. It is thought to be carried out by the same offenders as each case involves quiet country lanes and happens in the early hours of the morning while nobody else is about. The most recent cases have happened in Lower Wick Street, Berwick, on 24 July, and Dern Lane, Chiddingly on 18 July. Previous instances occurred over the previous four months in Tinkers Lane, Hadlow Down; Old Road, East Grinstead (within Wealden), Litlington Road, Litlington (twice); Beech Green Lane, Withyham; Winton Street, Alfriston, and Holtye Hill, Holtye. An incident in Litlington Road on 20 April is our main photo. Read more here.
There were no reported residential burglaries in Wealden this week.
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