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22/10/2019



Man charged over Hastings assault
 
Police investigating an incident at the Priory Meadow shopping centre in Hastings on Saturday, 12 October, in which a 32-year-old local man was attacked, have arrested and charged a suspect.Bricklayer Nathan Stephen Prentice, 37, of Nelson Road, Hastings, appeared before Brighton magistrates on
Saturday, 19 October, charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon, namely a flick knife.
No pleas were taken and Prentice was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 15 November.
 
Failed East Sussex ram raid raids investigated

Police investigating ram raids on East Sussex shops in failed bids to steal cash machines believe criminals used stolen four-wheel-drive vehicles and that the incidents may be linked. 
 
At 12.53am on Thursday 10 October a light-coloured 4x4, possibly a Toyota Hilux pick-up, was used to smash into Jempson's general store in Main Street, Northiam, before an unsuccessful attempt was made to rip out a cash dispenser, or automatic telling machine (ATM).
 
The suspects fled empty handed. 
 
Later the same morning at 2am, a Land Rover Discovery was used in a failed bid to remove an ATM from Balcombe's hardware store in Hailsham Road, Heathfield.
 
The Discovery, stolen from the Uckfield area overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday (8/9 October), was subsequently found abandoned and on fire several miles away at Possingworth Manor, Blackboys. 
 
The occupants are thought to have escaped in a second Land Rover Discovery. This vehicle was believed to have been stolen during a burglary in Balcombe, near Haywards Heath, earlier in the week.
 
False number plates were used on the vehicles. In both raids the suspects were men wearing dark clothing and hoods or masks.
 
Anyone with information about these incidents, or who may have relevant dash-cam or CCTV footage of suspicious vehicles or activity, is asked to contact Sussex Police by phoning 101, quoting Operation Ebony.
 
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, phone 0800 555 111.
 





 
 

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