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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 11th September 2020

News and Alerts
Rother officers support significant operation led by Met Police in London
Officers from Sussex Police were involved in a significant operation led by Metropolitan Police in London.

Warrants under section 46 of the Firearms Act 1968 and under section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 were executed at Star Lane, Orpington, Bromley, in the early hours of Wednesday (September 9). 

The warrants followed extensive work carried out by the Met, supported by officers from the Rother prevention team in East Sussex.

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Man charged with thefts from Burwash post office
A Hastings man is to appear in court charged with thefts from an East Sussex village post office where he was working part-time.

Ian Doe, 49, of Woodlands Way, Hastings, has been served with a court summons to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on 2 December, charged with the theft of £970 cash from the post office at Burwash between 2108 and 2019.

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Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Hastings park
Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was robbed in Hastings.

Around 7pm on Friday (September 4), officers received a third party report of a 15-year-old boy being robbed near the fishing lake in Alexandra Park.

The boy was walking with a friend when he was approached by a man who presented a knife and demanded the boy hand over his possessions.

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Appeal for information after distraction burglary in Hastings
Police are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Hastings where a suspect pretended to be a police officer.

Officers received a report of a burglary in High Rocks, Hastings around 4.30am on 26 August. A man claiming to be a police officer had knocked at the door saying he was investigating fake money and had a search warrant.

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Hundreds dispersed from car gathering in St Leonards-on-Sea
Police acted swiftly to disperse a gathering of up to 250 cars that had gathered on an industrial estate in St Leonards-on-Sea on Saturday evening (September 5).

Following calls from a number of local residents about noise and disruption caused by several hundred people at a gathering of performance cars at the Castleham industrial estate around 8.30pm, police officers attended, closing access roads and asking people to leave, which they did, leaving the location almost completely clear within an hour.

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Identity sought after burglary at property near Rye
Police would like to speak to this man in relation to a burglary at a property in East Guldeford, near Rye.

Officers were alerted to a break-in at the address between 11.10am and 11.20am on Sunday 9 February. A quantity of cash was taken from inside the property, as well as keys to two vehicles.

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Boy arrested after burglary at Bexhill business
A boy has been arrested on suspicion of burgling a business in Bexhill.

Police were called to Western Road at 5.37am on Thursday (September 3) to reports of a break-in at a shop.

The suspect had left the scene with a small quantity of cash and some electrical items.

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Burglary 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:
         
  • Watch out for these FAKE TV Licensing emails. The convincing looking email contains links to websites designed to steal personal and financial details. Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never reply to requests for personal and financial info.
         

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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk 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 www.askthe.police.uk for more information.



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