Three men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing steering wheels from parked cars in the Hove and Southwick area, Sussex Police said. At 3am on Tuesday (January 15) patrolling officers saw a car containing three men being driven in New Church Road, Hove. The officers became suspicious of the occupants and stopped the car. In the car were found two steering wheels from BMWs.Police said the three men, one aged 34 and two aged 24, all of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of thefts from vehicles and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.Officers then searched an address in Bognor where vehicle accessories including steering wheels were seized. A 24-year-old man was arrested at that address on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He is also currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.On the night of Sunday (January 13) to Monday (January 14), parked BMWs had been broken into and had steering wheels stolen in the following locations: Denmark … [Read more...] about Arrests after BMW steering wheels stolen in Hove and Southwick
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MADELEINE McCann's disappearance remains one of the world's most notorious missing person cases. Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in the Praia da Luz area of Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family. There have been more than 8,000 potential sightings of the Brit three-year-old since her disappearance. How many 'sightings' of Madeleine McCann have there been? Potential sightings of the British three-year old followed up by British cops total 8,685 across 101 countries and territories, a Freedom of Information request by The Sun showed in October 2016. A list of sightings from each of the 101 countries - nearly all of which have been labelled NFA or No Further Action. Most serious were the alleged sightings in the hours and days following Madeleine's disappearance. On the night she was taken police received two separate potential sightings from members of the public -- however one was fully ruled out as being a holidaymaker … [Read more...] about How many Madeleine McCann ‘sightings’ have there been around the world and where were they?
The courts were busy again in December 2018, with judges locking up criminals from the North East. ChronicleLive has rounded-up mugshots of some crooks put behind bars in the final month of 2018. They include killers, sex offenders and violent criminals. Steven Rice Steven Rice has been jailed for five years and ten months after being convicted of holding up a Spar shop at knifepoint. It was around 2.30pm on April 14 that Rice went to the Spar on Lord Street, in South Shields. Wearing a scarf over his face and with his hood pulled up, he had a steak knife in his hand. Rice demanded cash and tobacco and made off with £300. Rice, of no fixed address, has 66 previous convictions, including for robberies in 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2012. He has also got an attempted robbery on his record from 2010 and a burglary from 2015. Shakeel Khan Shakeel Khan has been sentenced to 43 months in jail and given an indefinite restraining order after he pestered his ex-girlfriend, from his prison cell. … [Read more...] about Criminals locked up at North East courts in December 2018
By day, she studies childcare at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield. But in her spare time, she saves lives! That’s the intriguing double life of teenager Ruth Moore, whose extracurricular skills have won her a gold medal this winter.Sixteen-year-old Ruth, who hails from Retford, travelled to Australia to compete in The Lifesaving World Championships.And she was part of a team that won gold in the Simulated Emergency Response Competition (SERC), which is considered to be the premier lifesaving skill event.Along with teammates, she had to rescue a number of people from different emergencies, all against the clock, and they beat teams from all over the world.In addition, Ruth and fellow swimmer Jessica Newton finished first in the line throw competition with a time of 13.26 seconds.This secured them a place in the final, as well as a new British record for a youth female team in the event, which involves competitors throwing an unweighted line to a fellow team member about … [Read more...] about Student Ruth wins world lifesaving title in Australia
Mateusz Maleszewski, 25, of Park Road, west Hull, was jailed for 16 weeks for assault by beating; a "sustained" assault on a female in front of a three-year-old child who was "distressed and asking [it] to stop". He must pay £85 costs and a £115 surcharge. Craig Falconer, 26 of Seathorne, Withernsea, must pay £500 compensation, and have up to 25 days rehabilitation, for stealing a black iPhone 7. He must pay £85 costs. Lukasz Gorka, 27, of Adelaide Street, city centre, was fined £190, and must pay £100 compensation, for assaulting a constable with the intention of resisting arrest. He must pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. Claire White, 39, of Rosmead Street, east Hull, received a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and must pay £115 compensation, for stealing an iPad Pro, and assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty. Luke Yeaman, 31, of Roborough Close, Bransholme, was discharged conditionally for 12 months, and … [Read more...] about Woman attacked in front of ‘distressed’ three-year-old