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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drink-driver caught was disqualified and in country illegally

A drink-driver caught in Sussex 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

COUNTY NEWS: Hundreds flock to illegal rave in Sussex

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

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Pub landlord jailed for fiddling till records to dodge £85k tax bill

A former East Preston pub landlord who lied about his sales to evade £85,000 in tax has been jailed for 18 months.

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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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HM Courts Service: Results list for December 7 to 12, 2017

HM Courts Service: Results list for December 7 to 12, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and Sussex (Central) Magistrates’ Court sitting at Brighton from December 7 to 12, 2017.

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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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Worthing Magistrates Court

Ex-will writing firm owner convicted after Department for Work and Pensions investigation

A former will-writing firm owner avoided an immediate prison sentence after she was convicted of benefit fraud-related offences.

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Missing teen is found safe

Missing teen is found safe

A missing teenager has been found safe.

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Householders are urged to get their homes winter ready

Elderly lady conned into selling jewellery amid doorstep trader crackdown

Residents are being urged to say ‘no’ to doorstep traders and warn friends and relatives of the risks of selling to, or buying from, uninvited callers.

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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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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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The Sussex Police helicopter

Cigarette theft sparks helicopter police hunt

A cigarette theft sparked a high-scale police hunt in the early hours of Friday morning.

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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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Police helicopter called to early morning break-in

Police helicopter called to early morning break-in

The police helicopter was deployed in the early hours of this morning to deal with a break-in.

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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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Crack cocaine stash found in Worthing house

Crack cocaine stash found in Worthing house

The discovery of crack cocaine in a house has led to several arrests.

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Peter Berry, photo provided by Sussex Police

‘Serial thief’ who conned women out of £68,000 is jailed

A man who befriended and then defrauded three women out of a total of £68,000 has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment following an investigation by Sussex Police.

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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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