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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 20th March 2020

News and Alerts

Scott Starr receives 26-week prison sentence

Scott Starr, 40, of no fixed address in Hastings, has been sentenced to 26 weeks in prison for two counts of assault, two counts of receiving stolen goods, possession of class A drugs and theft.
This has been a good result for Hastings Police, the Hastings community, and businesses in the town centre who have been affected by his crimes.

Have you got what it takes? Sussex Police launches police officer recruitment
Monday (9 March) saw the launch of Sussex Police’s latest round of police officer recruitment. This launch focuses on recruiting for non-degree holders and runs for two weeks closing on Monday, 23 March.
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St Leonards man sentenced over indecent images of children
A St Leonards man has gone to prison after a Sussex Police investigation found that he had been making some of the most degrading of indecent images of children available to others on the internet, including one video lasting 17 minutes.
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Witnesses sought after motorcyclist dies in A21 crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist sadly died in a crash on the A21 at Sedlescombe. The incident occurred about 5.59pm on Wednesday 18 March.
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Police appeal for witnesses of Hastings sexual assault to come forward
Sussex Police would like to speak to this man who may hold vital information to a Hastings sexual assault.
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Dangerous driver caught by police using Stop Stick
A man has been disqualified from driving after carrying out a series of dangerous manoeuvres which were captured on camera.
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Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 9
Hastings: 6
Please visit our crime prevention pages on home security for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

Action Fraud scam watch
Did you know scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year, with over 50% of people over 65 having already been targeted by scams; and only 5% of all scams reported?
This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud:
  • CORONAVIRUS SCAMS UPDATE: There was a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams in March, with victim losses totalling almost £970,000. Click here for more
  • Fraudsters may use the fact more people are staying at home, as an opportunity to operate doorstep scams. Remember, someone posing as a good samaritan and offering to help those in isolation with things like buying shopping, then keeping the money, is committing theft. This should be reported to local police.

Help us keep Sussex safe
If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

You can also visit our website at where you can find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us.

You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.

Have you ever had a policing question that doesn't actually require direct police involvement to answer?
Ask the Police is a great online source of information for the most frequently asked policing questions, visit for more information.

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