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Thursday 12th September, 2019

Murder investigation launched in Brighton

Two were arrested after fleeing from the flat where the victim was found by police

A murder investigation has been launched following the stabbing of a man in a flat in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday morning (September 11).

Police were called to the flat in Stafford Road at 1.58am after a report of a disturbance. Officers attended and forced entry to the premises where they found a man, believed to be in his 40s, with serious chest and head injuries. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead at 3.53am.

As police entered the flat, two men escaped from the rear of the building and made off across gardens at the rear of Stafford Road. Both were detained in Exeter Street shortly after 2.30am.

Cordons have been established around the scenes in Stafford Road and Exeter Street.

Searches and forensic examinations at both locations are under way.

A 44-year-old man from Brighton and a 45-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remained in custody on Wednesday morning. At this time, there are not thought to be any outstanding suspects.

The victim has yet to be identified and police are appealing for anyone with information about him or the incident to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Barnfield.

Brighton Burglary: police appeal to return stolen sentimental items.

The owners are desperate to get them back

Police are appealing for the return of sentimental jewellery which was stolen in a burglary in Brighton on Friday (6 September).

Police received a report of a burglary at a house in Bristol Gardens, where three men on bikes went to the address just before midday. Whilst one acted as a lookout, the other two were reported to have broken in and stole a large amount of cash, designer clothing and two boxes containing highly sentimental jewellery.

A short time later police received a further report of a burglary in Marine Parade where the occupant had disturbed an intruder who ran off towards the seafront. In the process of fleeing property was discarded which included items stolen in the earlier burglary at Bristol Gardens.

That same evening a group of six men were arrested by officers in the Black Rock area of Brighton on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods.

Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said: "At this time numerous items of property have not been recovered and most importantly these include two small cardboard boxes, one pink and one blue, which each contained child teeth, locks of hair and other highly sentimental items. The owners are desperate to get them back. Other property outstanding includes a large amount jewellery, watches and cash.

"We are urging local residents and businesses to check their gardens, bin stores and outbuildings in the hope that they may be recovered and returned to the victims."
*Four men have been charged with burglary and handling stolen goods.

Click here to read more: https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/brighton-burglary-police-appeal-to-return-stolen-sentimental-items-380720

Brighton cat deaths investigation on-going.

A man has been re-arrested in connection with the enquiry

A 52-year-old man arrested in connection with cat deaths in Brighton has been re-arrested, questioned and bailed until December 10 for further enquiries to take place.

Chief Superintendent Nick May, divisional commander for Brighton and Hove, said: "This is a complex investigation involving ongoing forensic work and consultations with our Crown Prosecution Service colleagues. We remain committed to this case, seeking answers as to how these cats died and obtaining justice for their owners."

Man detained by off-duty police officer in Brighton.

A man detained by an off-duty police officer has been charged with committing multiple offences in Brighton.

Abbas Ahmad was arrested by the officer in London Road shortly before 1pm on Friday 6 September.

During the incident, an elderly woman was knocked to the floor and sustained a head injury. She was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment and has since been discharged.

Ahmad, 38, a restauranteur, of no fixed address, is charged with assault, offering to supply cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis, assault on an emergency worker and obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty.

He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 7 September, where he was remanded in custody ahead of a pre-trial preparation hearing on Friday 4 October.

Crime summary

5th - 12th September, 2019

Central Brighton

Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 18 & 2 attempts  
Vehicle Crime – 8
Robbery - 6

East Brighton

Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 3
Vehicle Crime – 9
Robbery - 3


Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 9
Vehicle Crime – 25
Robbery – 2

For advice and support around burglary, theft or fraud, visit the relevant pages on our website.

Update on arrests

82 individuals have been arrested over the weekend across Brighton & Hove with offences including; Sexual assault, grievous bodily harm, racially aggravated harassment, criminal damage, handling of stolen items and a failure to appear in court.

Your reports, as the public, inform a significant portion of the work and justice we get done, so please actively report any instances, crimes or circumstances that make you feel unsafe. Your report may include integral information for us, however small you may think it is!
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