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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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*Find this month's Fraud Newsletter attached*

Friday 17th April 2020

News and Alerts

Coronavirus fines represent “small minority” – Sussex Police
Figures released by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) show a total of 163 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) have been issued in the county between 00.01hrs on 27 March and 00.01hrs on 13 April.

Of these, 135 were issued over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (10-13 April) and the vast majority at beauty spots including coastal resorts.

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Three arrests for suspected drug dealing in Bexhill
Routine police enquiries at a Bexhill address led to the unexpected discovery of a suspected drugs supply conspiracy.

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Two arrested after police execute drugs warrant in Beckley
Police arrested two people after executing a drugs warrant at a house in Beckley, near Rye.

Officers attended the address, in Main Street, on Thursday morning (April 9) and carried out a search of the property.

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Concern for boy missing from St Leonards
Harley King-Cordingley, 16, was reported missing from the St Saviours Road area of the town on Friday (April 10).
Police and Harley's family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Crime Summary

Burglaries this week:
Rother: 7
Hastings: 3
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:
  • We've received several reports about these fake Tesco emails offering ‘free vouchers’ during the coronavirus outbreak. The link leads to a convincing-looking phishing website that is designed to steal your login, personal and financial information.
  • Criminals are exploiting the Covid-19 outbreak by selling fake medical products online. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ‪ (MHRA) say there are no medicines licensed for the specific treatment or prevention of Covid-19 & no official self-testing kits approved for home use.

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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