Jailed for spitting on a police officer

A woman who spat in the face of a police officer has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison. Sevana Francais, 46, had been asked by staff the leave the Aldi store in London Road, Bexhill, after drinking gin and wine while in the shop on Thursday (May 6th). Francais, who was clearly intoxicated and […]

Police appeal: What issues are your top priorities?

Bexhill residents are being given the opportunity to help shape policing priorities by joining an Independent Advisory Group. Police in East Sussex want volunteers to provide feedback and advice on how the force’s actions are being interpreted by the public. And it’s hoped the move will help improve communication between officers and diverse groups within […]

Police: Two arrests and weapons seized in Bexhill

Police made two arrests and seized two weapons in a day of action in Rother. Officers spent their shift on Friday (August 14) with a specific focus on tackling knife-related crime and anti-social behaviour in the district. It was one of a number of days of action across Sussex using Home Office funding dedicated to […]

Bexhill man sentenced to eight years for robbery

A Bexhill man convicted of five offences including robbery, assault and theft has been jailed for eight years. Cameron Skilton, 22, a labourer of London Road, Bexhill, was sentenced when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (August 6). Skilton had previously pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to two separate incidents in […]

Sussex Police confirms new Deputy Chief Constable

Julia Chapman has been confirmed as Sussex new Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Chapman joined Sussex Police from Kent in 2019 as the Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, her appointment was announced by Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who formerly held the role. Speaking about her promotion, DCC Chapman said: “I am immensely proud to have […]