Open verdict recorded after woman’s death on Wednesday 15 March 2017

If you spot fire engines outside Brighton Pier tonight this is probably why...

  • A second man has been charged in connection with a hit and run in Brighton in January.
  • Richard Woolgar, 35, of Donald Hall Road, Brighton,has been charged with dangerous driving, having no insurance and no licence.
  • He has been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 13 April.
  • Gavin David Dawes has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and two additional counts of dangerous driving.
  • He has been remanded to appear on April 7 at Lewes Crown Court.


A coroner has recorded an open conclusion at the inquest into the death of Emma Crowhurst who died in Eastbourne in April 2015.


@BBCSussex: If you spot fire engines outside Brighton Pier tonight this is probably why…

The 36-year-old, of Albion Road, was found on the pavement in Chawbrook Road on 26 April.  

She was taken to hospital with a head injury, but died two weeks later.  

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton will be sending more than 12,000 runners on their way as he officially starts the 2017 Brighton Marathon on Sunday 9 April.

Chris says he is delighted to have been asked to start the race.

He said: “It’s a huge honour for me to be the race starter for the Brighton Marathon in 2017 and it’s a testament to what the team has done this season.

“The support that we’ve had through some difficult periods this last year shows how much the team mean to the area and it’s great to be able to do this in their name.”

He asks for a minimual level of funding for all schools.

Theresa May says the Budget does address technical education, and the government is investing in further education.

The prime minister says the DfE is considering the funding formula, and “we will be looking at it carefully”.

A second man has been charged in connection with a hit and run in Brighton in January.

Pedestrian Jonos Sasvari, 78, died after being involved in a collision on the Old Steine at around 22:00 GMT on 10 January 10.

Richard Woolgar, 35, of Donald Hall Road, Brighton,has been charged with dangerous driving, having no insurance and no licence.

He has been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 13 April.

We want to ensure we fully understand the challenges we might face if there was a real fire. We hope visitors and locals will appreciate that we will need to shut off certain areas for safety reasons while we carry out our emergency planning and training event.”

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Kyle Birchall, 17, took his own life in 2014 after social workers in Brighton and Hove agreed he could live more than 100 miles away with the biological father he’d never met.

A review of Kyle’s case found a series of failings by social services.

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Open verdict recorded after woman’s death on Wednesday 15 March 2017