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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 24/04/2020 15:13:00

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Friday 24th April 2020

News and Alerts

An open letter to the people of Sussex from public service workers makes an emotional plea
Published on behalf of Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF)

Sussex’s NHS, care providers, councils, police, fire and ambulance services are making an impassioned plea to the public to continue to stay at home to stop the spread of covid-19.

In an open letter to the public, public services across Sussex urge local communities to stick with Government advice.

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Harley from St Leonards has returned
Sixteen-year-old Harley King-Cordingley from St Leonards-on-Sea, who had been missing for nearly two weeks, returned safe and well on Thursday (April 23).

Man convicted of assaulting police officer
A man has been convicted of assaulting a police officer after coughing in his face and saying he was infected with Covid-19.

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Hastings man charged with firearms and drugs offences
A man has appeared in court on firearms and drugs charges following a police operation in Hastings.

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Support for stalking victims to mark national awareness campaign
Statistics show that one in six women and one in 12 men will experience stalking nationally, but this is believed to be grossly underestimated. And when they become victims, they tend not to report to the police until the 100th incident.

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Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 7
Hastings: 4
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:
  • 1,072 victims have lost a combined total of £2,360,727 to coronavirus-related scams. To get the latest advice on how to protect yourself from coronavirus-related scams, visit:
  • We continue to receive reports about FAKE tax reduction emails purporting to be from GOV.UK. ‪Remember, don’t respond to emails or texts that ask for your personal or financial information.

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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