Community News

Sussex Police Community Support Officer sacked for “inappropriate and sexual communication through Grindr with a 16-year-old boy” and “discriminatory language” against various LGBTQ+ groups

Graham Robson December 4, 2023

A Sussex Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who formed inappropriate relationships with a man and a teenage boy has been dismissed without notice after gross misconduct was proven following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation. The investigation began in February 2021 and established that between February and December 2020 the Sussex Police employee […]

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Chief Constable of Sussex, Jo Shiner, makes “full and unreserved apology” to LGBTQ+ community

Graham Robson July 26, 2023

The Chief Constable of Sussex, Jo Shiner, has made a “full and unreserved apology” to the LGBTQ+ community for past, historic “prejudice, ill- treatment, bias, discrimination, harm, (and) injustices” by the police.

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General News

Work begins to improve lighting in Royal Pavilion Garden

Graham Robson April 24, 2023

Brighton & Hove City Council’s Community Safety and Transport teams, working with Sussex Police, believe upgrading the lighting will help people feel safer in the area, which has been identified as a place where anti-social behaviour often takes place.  

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In The South

Brighton & Hove City Council secures almost £115,000 to prevent vulnerable young women and girls from being sexually and violently exploited

Graham Robson September 15, 2022

Council officials say a dedicated Young Women’s Worker will work with girls who are either being abused or are at risk of being exploited by gang members.

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Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Elections: The LGBTQ+ Q&A

Rory Finn May 5, 2021

Rory Finn asks four candidates their thoughts on the right to protest and Sussex Police’s response to Black Lives Matter and other demonstrations.

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Community News

UPDATE: Man who ‘burnt Pride Flag over Pride Weekend’ pleads Not Guilty

Graham Robson August 6, 2020

A man who was arrested and charged with hate crime related arson after a Pride flag was set on fire in Brighton, on Sunday, August 2 has pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of arson at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 4 and will now be remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday, September 1.

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