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Thursday 15th July - In The Know
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Thursday, 15th July 2021
News and appeals Police seeking to identify two people involved in Brighton altercation
Police are seeking to identify two people involved in an altercation after the Euro 2020 final in Brighton.
A man was seen to verbally abuse and physically assault a woman in West Street, at the junction with Russell Road, around 11:30pm on Sunday 11 July.
He is described as black, wearing dark clothing, a grey jacket, black trousers and black shoes.
The woman was white, with long blonde hair, wearing a white jacket and white shorts.
Police are urging the victim to come forward to ensure her welfare, and are keen for anyone who saw what happened – or anyone with camera phone footage – to get in touch.
You can report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1500 of 11/07.
Brighton man given prison sentence for stalking ex-partner
A Brighton man who stalked his ex-partner for three months, has now been given a 26-week jail sentence following a police investigation.
Samuel Delgado Cuero, 47, of Ticehurst Road, carried out his stalking campaign between April and June , threatened to harm the woman and her new partner, monitoring her online activity and making persistent unwanted contact, including visits to her home in Hove.
He even hacked into the woman’s iphone cloud, threatening to put intimate pictures of her on the internet.
However following a police investigation he was arrested and charged and, despite pleading not guilty at his trial at Brighton Magistrates Court on 29 June he was convicted and sent to prison.
The Court also issued Delgado Cuero with a Restraining Order to last five years, prohibiting him from contacting the woman, from entering the road where she lives in Hove, and from making public any pictures of her.
Investigator Emily Farley of Brighton CID said: “Delgado Cuero could not accept that the relationship was over. He selfishly and arrogantly assumed that his wife should do whatever he wanted and his conduct caused her great distress.
“We will always follow up reports of this distressing type of behaviour, to the protect victims and to seek justice for them wherever possible. My colleague Aimee Gorman carried out so much of the work in this case and we are both glad that the victim now has some closure.”
For information on how to report stalking see the Sussex Police website.
Residents in Brighton and Hove warned about fraudsters claiming to be builders
Police are urging residents to be aware of a scam in Brighton and Hove in which a pair of fraudsters pretending to be builders claim to have found problems in people’s lofts.
Two men have been reported knocking on people’s doors offering services and later say they have noticed dead pigeons or leaks in the attic. The pair then produce what appears to be wet insulation and offer to fix it for payment.
Officers have been made aware of several recent incidents and have warned residents to be on alert.
People are urged to be vigilant about any unexpected contact from people offering products or services. Always ask to check their ID and if you’re not happy, don’t engage with them.
Never give your bank details or transfer money to those you don’t know or trust, and never give your PIN number or other sensitive information to strangers.
If you are in doubt about a situation, call police or a trusted friend or relative for advice. If something doesn’t sound right, don’t feel pressured to make a snap decision on matters relating to your finances. Take the time to do some research and trust your instincts.
For further advice on fraud prevention, visit the Sussex Police website.
Brighton man given 24-year sentence for child sex offences during 1970s
A Brighton man is starting a 24-year prison sentence for a series of sex offences against a young girl between 40 and 50 years ago.
Robert Borrer, 71, of Birdham Road, Brighton, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Monday 12 July, having previously admitted three counts of rape and six of indecent assault against the girl, then aged between nine and 15, during the 1970's.
He will be a registered sex offender indefinitely and was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, to last until further court notice, severely restricting his access to children.
Detective Constable Tom Perry of the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Investigation Unit said; "Borrer came to know his young victim through her family, taking advantage of the youth and vulnerability for many years solely for his own sexual gratification.
"She has suffered lifelong emotional trauma and suffering as a result of this dreadful experience but recently was able to summon up the resolution to tell us what had happened, which enable us to start an investigation and to achieve justice and some measure of closure or her.
"Borrer eventually pleaded guilty, saving her the further ordeal of giving evidence against him in court, but she would have been ready to do so had it been necessary.
"We will always follow up such reports and give victims access to sources of advice and support. If you or anyone you know has been victim of such offending, contact us at any time and arrange to talk to experienced investigators."
For information about reporting child abuse see the Sussex Police website.
Second person charged over sexual offences against girl in Brighton
Police have charged a second person with sexual offences against a 17-year-old girl in Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, just before midnight on Wednesday 2 June.
Following immediate police enquiries, two people were arrested.
One of them, Ashley Lewis, 35, of Gloucester Gardens, London W2, has already been charged with sexual assault and theft of personal items including a bag, a bank card and mobile phone, belonging to the victim. He was been remanded in custody to appear before Lewes Crown Court on 19 July.
A boy aged 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on suspicion of rape and after being interviewed was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries, but he has now been charged with rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on 6 July and is now on court bail, also due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 19 July. Crime summary
Burglaries – Dwelling
Reference: 0993 12th July 2021
Location: Denmark Terrace, Brighton
Date and time: 12th July 2021 17:15
Details: Suspect entered property but ran off when challenged. Nothing was taken.
Reference: 1310 4th July 2021
Location: Lancaster Road, Brighton
Date and time: 4th July 2021 07:00
Details: Sash window was opened and a laptop was taken off a table.
Reference: 1340 8th/9th July 2021
Location: Montpelier Road, Brighton
Date and time: 8th and 9th July 2021 22:00-10:00
Details: Someone entered the property overnight, victim believes a key may have been used.
Burglaries – Non Dwelling
Reference: 0323 9th July 2021
Location: Church Road, Hove
Date and time: 9th July 2021 02:45
Details: Front door forced, untidy search completed
Reference: 0407 11th July 2021
Location: St James Street, Brighton
Date and time: 11th July 2021 10:25
Details: Front shutters and door insecure. Till and cash taken.
Reference: 0306 10th July 2021
Location: Prince Albert Street, Brighton
Date and time: 10th July 2021 04:00-04:25
High-visibility foot patrols were performed along Brighton and Hove Seafronts, The Lower Promenade in Brighton, Hartington Road and Hartington Terrace
Our Speed Prevention teams were busy attending Bear Road, Wilson Avenue in Hove, Portland Road, Shirley Drive in Hove and Roedean Road.
Proactive patrols were under taken in Hanover, George Street, Hove and along Hove Seafront.
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