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A new page – Service of Remembrance: 11 November 2018 has been created here
The page contains the Order of Service, Reflections on the Memorial by District Councillor Chris Saint, the video of the sounding of the Last Post and a Gallery of Photos.
A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in a Hastings street.
The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Trinity Street around 1am on Sunday (November 11). He had previously been socialising in the town and is known to have had a verbal altercation with a friend outside the Brass Monkey before both went to the Safe Space shelter at a nearby church.
It was after he left the shelter on his own that he was attacked by three men outside a health food shop in Trinity Street. Medical volunteers from Safe Space, alerted by pub watch radio, quickly attended the scene and transferred him by stretcher to the shelter where he was treated by paramedics. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where his condition was described as critical following surgery on Sunday morning.
Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, Hastings district policing commander, said: “While this is an apparently unprovoked attack, we are considering the possibility that it is not completely random.
“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, saw the three suspects or the victim in the area in the time leading up to it or who recognises the descriptions of the men.
“All three men are white. One was wearing a blue/purple-and-black two-tone waterproof jacket with the black hood up, a light/grey coloured top under the jacket with, possibly, a large Tommy Hilfiger logo on the front, a dark-coloured belt, very light-coloured trousers and black shoes with a white sole.
“The second was wearing a green/grey coloured hooded top with a thick black stripe across the back and a black square Nike Air logo on the front, dark trousers and dark shoes. The bottom of a white top can be seen under the hoody.
“The third man was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, blue jeans and white shoes. He was either wearing a dark cap under the hood of the jacket or his dark hair line can be seen.
“We are treating this as an attempted murder and I would urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Twycross.”
UPDATE 13 November
Three men have now been arrested by detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Hastings in the early hours of Sunday (11 November) – see above.
The man is still in hospital but his condition has improved and is described as stable and no longer critical.
The men, 25, 19, and 18, were arrested at different locations in East Sussex on Monday (12 November) on suspicion of attempted murder, and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Trinity Street around 1am on Sunday. He had previously been socialising in the town and is known to have a verbal altercation with a friend outside the Brass Monkey before both went to the Safe Space shelter at a nearby church.
It was after he left the shelter on his own that he was attacked by three men outside a health food shop in Trinity Street. Medical volunteers from Safe Space, alerted by pub watch radio, quickly attended the scene and transferred him by stretcher to the shelter where he was treated by paramedics.
Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, Hastings district policing commander, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, and we urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Twycross.”
Help us keep Sussex safe
The draft minutes of the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on Monday 5 November 2018 can be downloaded here
Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the front line than it does today.
Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept.
Please take a moment to make your views known on this link: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=154038317338
We know that some people are understandably reluctant to click on links in E-mails. If you prefer, you can visit the PCC’s website www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk where you can also find the short survey in the Transparency section.
You can find out more about funding for Sussex Police 2018-22 here:
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