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Brighton and Hove weekly update

Alert message sent 03/05/2018 12:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

Thursday 3rd May 2018 

News and appeals

Missing people:

Police are concerned for 22-year-old Josh who has been reported missing by his family.

Josh handed the keys to his Sussex University accommodation at Falmer into staff on Monday 23 April and was last seen by his brother on Thursday 26 April at 12 noon in Brighton.

PC Ben Wellard said: "There is real concern for Joshua’s mental health which appears to be deteriorating. If anyone sees him please contact us."

Josh is black, 5’ 8” with black afro hair.

If you have seen Josh or have any information about his whereabouts, contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 385 of 29/04. If Josh is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention, dial 999.
Crime summary

Central Brighton

Burglary both Dwelling and businesses - 10

Vehicle Crime - 12

Criminal Damage - 14

Robbery - 3

East Brighton

Burglary both Dwelling and Businesses - 10

Vehicle Crime - 5

Criminal Damage -11

Robbery - 0


Burglary both Dwelling and businesses - 12

Vehicle Crime - 7

Criminal Damage - 16

Robbery - 1

Please remember we need your eyes and ears to help us prevent and detect crime. If you see anything suspicious or a crime being committed please call 999 in an emergency or 101 or report to us online.  

Justice done:

David Browning, 52, from Seaford, has been found guilty of the murder of Brighton woman Jill Howell. He has been sentenced to life serving a minimum of 28 years. 


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