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A former visitor services warden at Buckingham Palace has been jailed for nine months after downloading more than 15,000 child abuse images. Tony Aslett, 52, from Pagham, West Sussex, was jailed at Kingston Crown Court on Monday after he admitted seven counts of making indecent images of children, the National…
More than one in three older patients suffer "medication-related harm" after being discharged from hospital, a new study suggests. Researchers found at least 10% of these cases are preventable. A new study, led by experts from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, found in some cases this even resulted in patients…
Two former detainees at a scandal-hit immigration centre have won the first stage of a High Court bid for a public inquiry into alleged "widespread abuse" by officers. The two men, identified only as MA and BB, were detained at the Brook House facility (pictured) near Gatwick Airport, run by…
An elderly widower who was diagnosed with dementia after his wife was hit by a car said discovering the latest technology has given him a new lease of life. David Stace (pictured) said he will never forget the moment he saw Pamela, his beloved partner of more than 40 years,…
A mother and stepfather have been jailed for the rape of a girl who was returned to their care after social services dismissed her as "troublesome". The parents, now both in their 70s, abused the girl when she was around 13 for up to two months in 1978. A jury…
Health inspectors have told a hospital trust it must do more to protect patients after an elderly woman is thought to have accidentally swallowed cleaning fluid and died. The Chief Inspector of Hospitals said Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust must take further steps to protect people in its…
A mother and stepfather have been found guilty of raping a girl who was returned to their care after being dismissed as a "troublesome teenager" by social services. The parents, now both in their 70s, abused the girl from about the age of 10 between 1975 and 1981, during which…
Drug gangs are "regularly taking over the homes" of the vulnerable and mentally ill to use as a base for their nefarious activities, ministers have heard.Tory MP Gillian Keegan told MPs the practice, known as "cuckooing", had become a regular problem in her Chichester constituency.According to HM Courts and Tribunal…
A 26-year-old man who sprayed ammonia in the eyes of his ex-partner and then drove her around for hours prolonging her agony has been given a 14-year sentence.Matthew Johnson, a roofer from Worthing, West Sussex, was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday for using a noxious substance to cause…
A man has been charged with the attempted kidnap and attempted sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl who was grabbed after she posted a letter. The girl was attacked as she turned off Gloucester Road into Tidy Street in Brighton at about 8.25am on Saturday May 5. She was pushed…
Social services dismissed two sisters as "troublesome teenagers" when they were told of sexual abuse at the hands of their mother and stepfather, and returned them repeatedly to their care, a court has heard. The two defendants, both in their 70s, are accused of repeatedly raping the older girl between…
A top private school sports coach has been convicted of indecently assaulting his students. Ajaz Karim sexually abused six girls aged 14 to 18 while he worked at Christ's Hospital School, in Horsham, West Sussex, between 1985 and 1993. The jury convicted the 63-year-old of nine charges of indecent assault…
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