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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Perfect girlfriend’ mannequin scares burglars

Shela Louise is not your typical security guard; six foot four, German, a snappy dresser – and made of plastic.

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Benjamin Hyland-Ward has been sentenced for selling fake festival tickets SUS-170120-171252001

COUNTY NEWS: Teenager sentenced for selling thousands of fake Bestival tickets

A teenager who admitted selling thousands of pounds worth of fake festival tickets has been sentenced to 21 months in a young offender institution.

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Katy Bourne, Sussex Police crime and commissioner

Katy Bourne welcomes £5 police council tax rise

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she ‘welcomes’ confirmation of a £5 increase to the police’s share of council tax for next year.

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Emma Coates, 47, from Selsey, appearing at Southwark Crown Court. Picture Central News

Pair face jail over £1m Selsey solicitors fraud

Two solicitors are facing jail for stealing £1m from clients of their law firm in Selsey to fund their lavish lifestyles.

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HM Courts Service: Results list for January 3 to 6, 2017

HM Courts Service: Results list for January 3 to 6, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and South East Hampshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Portsmouth from January 3 to 6, 2017.

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HM Courts Service: Results list for December 29 and 30, 2016

HM Courts Service: Results list for December 29 and 30, 2016

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and South East Hampshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Portsmouth from December 29 and 30, 2016.

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Sussex Police have made several videos to aid the discussion. Picture: Sussex Police

Police calling on young people to talk about consent and rape

Sussex Police are encouraging young peope to talk about sexual consent and rape.

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Bognor company that phoned people with call-blockers to sell call-blockers is fined

A Bognor Regis firm which made nuisance calls to the elderly has been fined thousands by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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Sussex Police released footage from body-worn video camera of a man attacking two officers with a hammer in Crawley last year. Picture: Sussex Police SUS-170113-171344001

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Police officers being assaulted hundreds of times a year

Being assaulted in the line of duty remains a serious problem for police officers in Sussex who are already dealing with biting budget cuts.

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Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Sussex Police was named in the Stonewall top 100 employers list. Picture: Sussex Police

Sussex Police in LGBT top 100

Sussex Police has been praised for its commitment to its LGBT staff and the communities it serves.

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Police witness appeal to sex pest incidents

Police witness appeal to sex pest incidents

Sussex Police have appealed for witnesses after a man approached women in Chichester and made sexual comments.

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A house in Westcourt Road, Worthing had been turned into a cannabis factory by tenants. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: House turned into cannabis factory

A landlady has spoken of her shock after she discovered her property had been turned into a cannabis factory.

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Illegal number plates across the UK

Sussex high up illegal licence plate table

Sussex is high up the list of counties falling foul of the law by driving or keeping a car with an illegal number plate in 2015.

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The trial looking into the death of Mark Manning continued today SUS-140617-144513001

COUNTY NEWS: Man was ‘cowering in the corner screaming’ during killing, court hears

Colin Gale thought Mark Manning would ‘come back and get him’ so he decided to ‘finish him off’, the mother of his daughters told a court.

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The knives are from a previous knife surrender in Sussex. SUS-170117-111605001

Blades in Sussex ‘knife surrender’ will make 20ft sculpture in memory of lives lost

Sussex Police is supporting a national initiative to tackle knife crime.

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The incident happened at Bognor Regis station on the 6.41am service to London Victoria

Train driver ‘verbally abused’ by passenger who entered his cab at Bognor station

Transport police has confirmed it is investigating reports that a train driver was verbally abused by a member of public, who reportedly entered his cab at Bognor Regis station.

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Former bomb disposal expert Mark Manning SUS-140617-144513001

COUNTY NEWS: Pair plotted to kill man on fishing trip, court hears

Taking him on a fishing trip and throwing his body overboard was one of the methods Colin Gale and Stewart Robertson discussed to ‘get rid of Mark Manning’, a court has heard.

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Richard Jones, 63, formerly known as Richard Ernest Bloch, now of Grange Road, Shanklin. Picture: Sussex Police

COUNTY NEWS: Prison for historic child sex offender

A man from the Isle of Wight is starting a prison sentence for sexual offences against young girls in Sussex, North West London and Kent over the last 25 years.

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