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A history teacher at a top private school has been jailed for 17 years for raping one of his pupils, leaving her suffering a "life sentence" of suicidal thoughts and self-harming. James Husband is the fifth Christ's Hospital School teacher to be convicted of sexually abusing students over a period…
A detective constable failed to properly investigate child sex abuse claims and was only found out when the matter came to light again a year later. Sussex Police officer Celia MacDonald decided no crime had been committed, did not record a crime or investigate further, the force said. A gross…
An "extraordinary and bright" teenager who suffered a devastating brain injury at birth is in line for multimillion pound damages from the NHS. Becky Tyler, from Crawley in West Sussex, was born starved of oxygen at East Surrey Hospital in 2002. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and…
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…
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