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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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David Cotton was jailed after admitted two counts of burglary. Photo from Sussex Police

Man jailed for two Chichester burglaries

A man who was caught shortly after burgling a house in Chichester after a neighbour dialled 999, has been jailed.

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Winger Josh Clack is on trial for assault

‘I was protecting myself’ Chichester City player tells court

A semi-professional footballer with Chichester City, who landed a punch outside a nightclub, told a jury yesterday (Wednesday): “I was protecting myself. It was self-defence.”

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Winger Josh Clack is on trial for assault

Chichester City winger on trial for nightclub assault

A Chichester City winger has appeared in court accused of knocking a young man unconscious outside a nightclub and leaving him with facial fractures.

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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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COUNTY NEWS: Woman woke up in field after being raped on night out

COUNTY NEWS: 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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HM Courts Service: Results list for November 30 to December 7, 2017

HM Courts Service: Results list for November 30 to December 7, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing from November 30 to December 7, 2017.

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Father Andy Wilkes said he was sad the doors will have to be locked to St Peter's Selsey after repeated issues with vandalism.

Selsey church locks its doors after vandalism

After months of vandalism, the rector of Selsey’s parish church has relunctantly locked its doors between services to minimise damage.

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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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Stuart Austin, 42, unemployed, of Honeysuckle Lane, Headley Down, Hampshire and Clifford Scott, 42, unemployed, of Ladygate Drive,Grayshott, Surrey received a 16 month prison sentence for burglary dwelling and theft. Image from Sussex Police.

Men jailed for Woolbeding burglary after CCTV appeal helps identify suspects

Two burglars have been jailed for a break-in in Woolbeding after help from members of the public.

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Public urged to be on the lookout for fake banknotes

Public urged to be on the lookout for fake banknotes

An appeal has been made for information on ‘heartless, callous fraudsters’ making, buying or selling counterfeit banknotes.

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Councillor Paul Dendle has hit out at Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. Picture: Derek Martin/Sussex PCC

Arundel councillor compares police commissioner to Winnie the Pooh character

An Arundel councillor has likened Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne to a Winnie the Pooh character.

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Police are appealing for information

Co-op in Westbourne damaged by ram-raiding thieves

A Co-op store was ram-raided in the early hours by criminals who tried to steal the cash machine inside, police confirmed.

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Police outside The Amex for Brighton's previous home game against Crystal Palace. Picture: Steve Bailey

Boy arrested for possessing a flare at Brighton’s clash with Liverpool

A teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing a flare at The Amex football stadium yesterday.

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HM Courts Service: Results list for November 23 to 30, 2017

HM Courts Service: Results list for November 23 to 30, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing from November 23 to 30, 2017.

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Century-old headstone stolen from Westhampnett grave

Thieves have stolen the headstone to a grave which is more than 100 years old, police said.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sainsbury’s evacuated after ‘suspicious item’ found

COUNTY NEWS: Sainsbury’s evacuated after ‘suspicious item’ found

A bomb disposal unit was called to Sainsbury’s in West Sussex this afternoon (November 30), after a ‘suspicious item’ was found.

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