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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 24th July 2020

News and Alerts

Two men charged with burglary offences in Hastings
Two men have been charged with burglary offences in Hastings.

Police received a report of an attempted burglary at a house in Priory Road, Hastings, sometime between the morning of Tuesday 7 July and the afternoon of Wednesday 8 July.

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Identity sought after theft of scaffolding in St Leonards
Police are appealing for information after the theft of scaffolding from outside a property in St Leonards.

Shortly before 1.45pm on Thursday 9 July, two men were seen dismantling scaffolding in Horntye Road and placing it into a white dropside hire vehicle.

Enquiries were made later that day and it was realised the men were not from the company responsible for the scaffolding at that property.

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Summer season safety initiative launches at Camber
Water and beach safety will be thrown into the spotlight when the summer season officially begins at Camber Sands next week.

In normal circumstances, Operation Radcott is an annual initiative bringing together East Sussex County Council, Rother District Council, Sussex Police, the RNLI, HM Coastguard, Sout East Coast Ambulance, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and local stakeholders, which launches on July 1 with the aim of improving safety at the popular beach.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Operation Radcott has been meeting weekly to manage the unprecedented number of visitors seen outside of the traditional summer season.

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Help us keep people safe by Making The Right Call
Sussex Police receives on average 1,600 calls every single day. Reports are assessed and prioritised in our Contact Centre to make sure we can be where we are needed the most. 

The information we get from the public through 999 and 101 calls as well as our online reporting tool is crucial in our role of keeping communities safe and feeling safe.

We are asking the public to continue to Make The Right Call so we can ensure that our resources are focused on those who genuinely need our help and to prevent crime.

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Appeal after parked car is damaged in Bexhill
Police are investigating after a car was damaged while parked in Bexhill.

The black Citroen C1 was parked facing up the hill on Clinch Green Avenue on Wednesday (July 15), when its owner discovered substantial damage to its front windscreen and bonnet.

The damage was noticed around 9.35pm, but it is thought it may have happened around 8pm that evening.

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Vulnerable woman burgled at Hastings seafront hotel
Police are appealing for witnesses after a vulnerable woman was burgled at a hotel in Hastings.

The 49-year-old victim was staying at the Chatsworth Hotel in Carlisle Parade, and noticed a quantity of cash had been stolen from her room.

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Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 7
Hastings: 3

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:
  • Urgent-sounding messages that ask for your personal or financial details are a common tactic used by criminals. If you receive a suspicious email, you can report it here
  • Just because someone knows a few basic details about you, it doesn't mean they are genuine. Fraudsters regularly use personal information to build trust and believability. Criminals can spoof numbers to impersonate well-known organisations. If you’re suspicious, hang up.

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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