Friday 7 August
News and appeals
Four jailed for drug dealing in Eastbourne
Following a painstaking police investigation, four men involved in dealing Class A drugs in Eastbourne have each started significant jail sentences after appearing at Lewes Crown Court. Geovanni Biggs, 20, unemployed, of Denzil Road, London NW10; Tamer Bodur, 20, a sales assistant, of no fixed address, and Jarryd Smith, 28, of Highdown Lane, Sutton, Surrey, were all charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. Biggs and Bodur were also charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin, and Smith with possessing heroin with intent to supply. All three pleaded guilty and all were sentenced to three years' imprisonment. The fourth man, Kaysharn Williams, 18, a student, of no fixed address, (pictured here) was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin. He pleaded not guilty but was convicted by a jury and was sentenced to four years' imprisonment. Read more here.
Prison sentence for charity box thief
A man has been given an eight month prison sentence for the theft of eight charity boxes across Sussex. On Wednesday 22 August officers received a call from a member of the public to report a man acting suspiciously in Eastbourne. Police officers attended and were able to identify Derrick Matthews as the suspect in CCTV footage of the theft of charity tins. Matthews, 59, had been linked to stolen tins from businesses in Eastbourne, Rye, Hailsham, Burgess Hill, and Roberstbridge from November 2017 until May. He was arrested by officers and charged with eight counts of theft by walk-in. Read more here.
Reference: 1213 01/09
Location: Hillcrest Rad, Newhaven
Date and time: 6:40pm 01/09 – 6:47pm 01/09
Stolen items: Nothing
Reference: 1124 04/09
Location: Marine Parade, Seaford
Date and time: 8:00pm 03/09 – 8:00am 04/09
Stolen items: Money and jewellery
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