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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 27/03/2020 11:25:00

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Friday, 27th March 2020

*Find Cyber Crime Newsletter attached*

News and Alerts

Together we can save lives
“Our policing services are still delivering safety for you whenever you need them,” says Chief Constable Giles York.

Sussex Police is working with its partners in an enormous joint effort to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.
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Ramsey sentenced for theft and shoplifting
Daniel John Ramsey, 39, of Hastings has been sentenced to 36 weeks imprisonment for multiple counts of theft and shoplifting in the Bexhill area.

This was a good result for the force and local shops, who are both pleased to have put away one of our most prolific offenders.

Arrests of two males for drug and driving offences leads to discovery of offensive weapons
Yesterday evening, two males aged 17 and 20 from Bexhill were searched and arrested for drug and driving offences following a proactive stop of an Audi vehicle in the St Leonard’s area.

Searches of their home addresses lead to the discovery of more drugs and over 30 offensive weapons. 

Despite the current impact of the Coronavirus, we remain motivated and committed to catching criminals and keeping people safe. These weapons were seriously dangerous and posed a significant risk to the public. 

Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 6
Hastings: 8

Please visit our crime prevention pages on home security here 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:
  • There was a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams in March, with victim losses totalling almost £970,000. Here are some examples of Coronavirus-related phishing messages we’ve had reported to us.
  • ‪As more people work from home due to COVID19, fraudsters may capitalise on slow networks and IT problems, to commit computer software service fraud. Be wary of cold calls or unsolicited emails offering you help with your device or to fix a problem.

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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