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Car stolen and set alight in Brighton: Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen... http://t.co/oRDPL3su2d #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 15:05:23

Police appeal for witnesses after burglary in Tilekiln Lane, Hastings: Police are appealing for ... http://t.co/4uX3POIScl #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 14:33:45

Teenagers arrested over burglaries and car crime in Southwater: A group of teenagers have been a... http://t.co/KwSMcvAewm #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 14:33:44

RT @williams31297: Today is #OlderPeoplesDay. For more information follow @WHO @OlderPeoplesDay 01/10/2014 13:33:49

Getaway driver runs over pedestrian’s foot in Bognor Regis: Police are appealing for witnesses a... http://t.co/muCURJlvl9 #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 13:26:48

UPDATE: Driver in Winchelsea crash died of natural causes: Following a post mortem examination, ... http://t.co/5Kq8K60GDX #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 12:54:11

UPDATED: Crash closes A29 at Bury Hill, near Arundel: Police are appealing for witnesses to a tw... http://t.co/Hq1GeRLtM2 #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 11:14:33

Missing Hastings woman Belinda Wilson found: Missing Belinda Wilson from Hastings has been found... http://t.co/OC5LuOgzey #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 11:14:33

Men burst into house in Brighton and rob residents: Police are appealing for information after t... http://t.co/8FbtCs1lPr #sussexpolice 01/10/2014 11:14:33

On 10 Oct find out what our officers & staff do each day to help keep #Sussex safe: https://t.co/Uh0AdYARn5 #24HoursLive 01/10/2014 10:52:39

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