Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Wednesday, April 22)

Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours

As of Wednesday (April, 22) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 319

East Sussex: 457

West Sussex: 895

Total: 1,671

Visitors’ car towed

A family who were driving to Brighton were pulled over on the M25 on Monday (April, 20), when officers noticed a man on his phone.

They soon found that the driver was unlicensed and uninsured, and the three children were not wearing seatbelts.

The family said they were “bored” of being in, and wanted to get some “fresh air”.

Kent Police towed their car.

Coughing man convicted

A man who coughed at police in St Leonards last Friday (April, 17) was handed a suspended sentence on Saturday.

Trevor Dangerfield, 39, of Singleton Walk, Bexhill, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for a year.

Read more here.

Trading Standards

West Sussex Trading Standards said they had to hand out three notices to non-essential businesses that had failed to close, in line with coronavirus regulations.

Staff said the team had received more than 200 complaints in relation to Covid-19 guidance.

Green Councillor signs letter

Zoe Nicholson, the Green councillor leading Lewes District Council, has signed a joint letter to Downing Street, requesting better funding to help with the coronavirus lockdown.

The Green party are not only asking for emergency funds, but also money to help fight long-term deficits.

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