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Friday, 22nd May 2020

News and Alerts

Sussex Police gives £60,000 to good causes during Covid-19 lockdown
Sussex Police has given more than £60,000 to charities and good causes in the county during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The money has come from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) - a pot of money made up from the sale of found property and from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

The main aim of the fund is to support local projects undertaken by voluntary and charitable organisations that solely benefit the communities of Sussex.

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Cyclist seriously injured in St Leonards-on-Sea
A cyclist suffered serious head injuries in a collision in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The 36-year-old local man was cycling in Old Church Road shortly before 3pm on Thursday (May 21) when the incident occurred. He was taken to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and later transferred to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a fractured skull.

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Witnesses sought to attempted assault in Hastings
Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted assault in Hastings.

Officers received a report of a man being approached by three men and one woman in Linley Drive, around 2.45pm on Wednesday, 6 May.

One of the men in the group brandished a knife at the victim and attempted to assault him. The victim ran away from the group unharmed.

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Man seriously injured during altercation in St Leonards
Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation in St Leonards on Friday (May 15).

Officers received a number of calls reporting a disturbance in Western Road around 6pm. One man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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St Leonards man jailed for stealing from vulnerable victims
A St Leonards man who befriended elderly and vulnerable victims in order to steal from them has been jailed.

Gareth Cooper systematically targeted a number of victims at their home addresses in St Leonards, taking their money and electrical items. In some cases, he used a fictitious story about his 'dying' daughter to get their sympathy before asking to borrow cash.

Read more here

Woman seriously injured in Fairlight crash
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw an early morning car crash in Fairlight near Hastings.

At about 5am on Sunday (17 May) a red Metro saloon car left the road in Pett Level Road, Fairlight, and went through a hedge into a field.

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Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 7
Hastings: 9

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’ve seen a steady rise in coronavirus-related fraud reports since February. To get the latest information about how to protect yourself from these scams, visit: 
  • Some criminals are taking advantage of the increase in charity donations made during the coronavirus outbreak. There are steps you can take to give safely. Read more:

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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