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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 1st May 2020

News and Alerts

Police tackle crime as they keep people safe during lockdown
With the announcement of 348 fines having been issued across the county for breaches of new public health regulations, Sussex Police confirms enforcement is the absolute last resort.

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Increase in assaults on Sussex police officers during Covid-19 pandemic
Sussex’s Deputy Chief Constable has described an increase in assaults on police officers and other emergency workers during the coronavirus pandemic as ‘sickening’.

The comments from Jo Shiner come as news that Sussex Police has recorded a 39% increase against officers. PCSOs and other emergency workers in April compared to the same period last year – with an increasing number linked to Covid-19.

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Man arrested in connection with Robertsbridge collision
A man has been arrested in connection with a serious collision in Robertsbridge.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in Kent on Sunday morning (26 April) on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report a road traffic collision. He remains in custody at this time.

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Police ask the public to stop and think before making unnecessary journeys
Police are asking the public to stop and consider what their contribution to the coronavirus crisis is, as people continue to flout safety guidance.

Since last Friday, 17 April, 74 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) have been issued across Sussex to people breaching the lockdown measures.
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Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 8
Hastings: 1

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:
  • We have received 1,289 reports of coronavirus-related frauds with victims losing a combined total of over £2.7m! The majority of these reports relate to online shopping scams where victims purchase goods that were never delivered:
  • Fake TV Licensing emails are still doing the rounds. The email contains links to websites that are designed to steal personal and financial details. Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never reply to messages that ask for personal and 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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