Enforcement checks find illegal tobacco in Hastings’ shops

Officers from Hastings Borough Council Licensing team joined Sussex Police and East Sussex County Council Trading Standards on a multi-agency enforcement check. Off-licences and convenience stores across the borough were visited to make sure they were complying with their licences. And that they were operating within the law. As a result, a large quantity of... Continue Reading →

Suspects are in ‘reflective’ mood

These two suspected burglars might be thinking 'on reflection' that they made a mistake. This CCTV image captures them and their reflections outside the Ocean Spice bar at White Rock, Hastings, just before 7am on Tuesday July 16th. They are suspected of then breaking in and stealing bottles of alcohol valued at about £150, and... Continue Reading →

Drug dealer jailed for six years

Convicted drug dealer Allan Finn from Westfield has started a six-year sentence for his crimes following a two-day trial at Lewes Crown Court. Finn, 32, a window cleaner, had denied being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and cannabis but on Wednesday June 12th he was found guilty. He was sentenced to six years... Continue Reading →

‘Prolific’ thief goes to jail

A prolific thief who stole items including face masks, clothing and an Easter egg has been jailed. Scott Starr has been convicted of three separate incidents which occurred in Hastings since the beginning of the year. On January 7th, he was captured on CCTV stealing four grey coats from Debenhams in Robertson Street. On April 17th,... Continue Reading →

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