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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 12/06/2020 09:47:00

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Friday, 12th June 2020

News and Alerts

Stolen quad bikes recovered

Hastings and Rother Prevention officer’s responded to information yesterday in Sussex. Supported by Kent Road Policing Units, officer’s stopped a vehicle in Kent on the A21 and arrested a male and recovered two suspected stolen quad bikes.

Acting Sergeant Brett White at Battle Police Station said “We are continuing to develop our cross border working relationship with Kent Police and I hope our efforts today highlight our ongoing commitment to tackle cross border crime".

If you are the owner of either the quad bike's please contact Sussex Police on 101, reference 0695 11/06/2020, PC Richard Laws CL088.

Did you witness a robbery in Ashford Road, Hastings, on 8 June?
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Hastings.
About 12.20pm on Monday 8 June, the 29-year-old victim was walking through Alexandra Park when he became aware of a man walking behind him who shouted out to him.

Read more here

Teenage girl sexually assaulted by runner in Hastings
Police would like to speak to this man who may have information about a sexual assault of a girl in Hastings.

The 16-year-old girl, was walking with friends in Old London Road, close to Sacred Heart Primary School, at 10.45am on Thursday, May 28, when a man grabbed her breast as he walked by her.

Read more here

Motorcyclist seriously injured in A259 collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash in Guestling.

The incident, involving a grey Ford Focus and a black Triumph Bonneville, occurred on the A259 Winchelsea Road, near the junction with Chapel Lane, about 3.50pm on Tuesday 9 June.

Read more here

Search for Max Swindles missing from St Leonards
Police are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old boy who is missing from St Leonards

Max Swindles has not been seen since he left the address where he has been living in St Leonards at 4.15pm on Wednesday (3 June) and failed to return when due at 11pm.

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Be wary of investment fraud scams in Sussex
Police are warning of investment fraud after a number of victims have lost money to scams.

In May, police have recorded 20 cases of investment fraud where the victim is deemed vulnerable, resulting in a total loss of £1,208,864 in Sussex.

The scams typically involve a fraudster pretending to be from an investment company, offering victims opportunities and claiming they're likely to profit from them. The victims then realised they have been scammed and report it to police.

Read more here

Crime Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 7
Hastings: 5

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:
  • Criminals target Snapchat users in extortion scam that threatens to reveal their private photos. We've had over 300 reports since January. If you've been a victim of an extortion scam, report it to your local police force.
  • ‪We are aware of scammers claiming to be from HMRC offering financial support as a result of coronavirus. If you receive a text, email or call claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or give info such as your name, credit card or bank details, it's a scam.

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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