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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 29/05/2020 12:10:00

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Friday, 29th May 2020

News and Alerts

Meet the new recruits who joined the force as the county locked down to fight the pandemic
As the nation went into lockdown and the force readied itself for the peak of the Covid 19 pandemic, new recruit PCSO Tara Reid McCoy was just about to start her new career on the streets of East Sussex.

Along with 33 fellow PCSO apprentices, Tara was deployed a few weeks early on 30 March to help boost the county effort to protect the NHS and save lives.

Read more here

Witnesses sought to Bexhill collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle road traffic collision in Bexhill.

Officers and ambulance crews were called to a crash involving a moped in Barnhorn Road, Bexhill at 10.10am on Wednesday (27 May). 

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Sussex Police warn hate crime will not be tolerated in the county
Sussex Police is reminding the public that hate crime will not be tolerated in the county.

Superintendent Rachel Swinney, the Force Hate Crime lead, said: “The impact of coronavirus is widespread and is affecting most of us in some way.

“We have seen many communities coming together to help and support each other however there may still be people who are being targeted simply for being who they are.

“I would like people to feel confident in reporting matters of hate crime to us. We are committed to treating victims with respect and empathy, incidents and any reports will be taken seriously.”

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Witnesses sought to hit and run in Bexhill
Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run collision in Bexhill on Friday (22 May). 

About 7.40pm a red Mini with a white roof collided with a moped in Woodsgate Park. The driver left the scene without stopping. 

The moped rider - a 16-year-old boy from Bexhill - sustained serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. 

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Police teams work together to tackle drug-related crime in Hastings and Rother
Tackling drug-related crime remains a priority for police in Hastings and Rother.

The important role Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have to play in this work was highlighted when a quantity of cocaine and cannabis was seized from a car on the A21 earlier this month.

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Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 5
Hastings: 12

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:
  • So far this month we have seen 260 reports about this coronavirus-related TV Licensing scam! If you receive an email you're not quite sure about, please forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service:
  • Investment fraudsters will try and pressure you into making a quick decision. Follow these top tips on how to invest safely.

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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