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Wednesday 9th June 2021
Hastings Weekly Bulletin

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Volunteers’ Week: Police praise their volunteers and search volunteers’ hard work and dedication

This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), Sussex Police are taking the opportunity to say thanks to all their volunteers for their dedication and selfless commitment to protecting the public.

Sussex Police volunteers dedicate their time to work across a wide range of area in Sussex from the Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Cadet Leaders Chaplains, Search Volunteers, National Community Speedwatch and Independent Custody Volunteers.

Assistant Chief Constable Jayne Dando says: “I would like to thank all of our volunteers for their commitment to protect the community, deliver an outstanding service and catch criminals. It is always a pleasure to be able to showcase the amazing work of Sussex Police, particularly our volunteers who make such a personal sacrifice giving their time to support our team and on occasions putting themselves in harms’ way. Their enthusiasm and passion is infectious and I am keen to see them return as lifting of restrictions continues.

For more information visit our website here.

Sussex Police secures additional Home Office funding to tackle knife crime

Sussex Police secures additional Home Office funding to continue tackling knife crime.

Sussex Police continues to tackle knife crime and serious violence after securing £514,500 funding from the Home Office 2021/2022.

The funds will see the force build on the positive results seen last year through targeted activities such as our knife crime awareness campaign, hotspot patrols, weapon sweeps as well as education outreach in schools and local communities.

For more information visit our website here.

What to do if you’re worried
If you are under 18, you feel threatened unsafe or scared about becoming a victim of knife crime you should try to talk with your parent or carer, or alternatively talk to ChildLine for help on 0800 1111 or go online at

If you are a parent or carer and you are concerned someone you are caring for is in danger of becoming a victim of knife crime, try to talk to them in the first instance or seek advice from Family Lives on 0808 800 22 22.

Whether you are a parent or a young person you can contact Sussex Police on 101 to speak with your local prevention team.

Almost 500 offences detected during Bank Holiday road safety operation

Almost 500 offences were detected during a road safety operation over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Officers from Sussex Police and the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership worked together to provide education, engagement and enforcement from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 May.

The aim of this dedicated activity – run in addition to routine roads policing 365 days a year – is to create an environment that is inhospitable to the dangerous or antisocial use of vehicles on the roads, thereby reducing road causalities, and the impact of noise and poor behaviour on our local communities.

Motorists were dealt with for a total 0f 485 offences including, speeding, drink and drug-driving, driving with no insurance, careless driving and illegal number plates.

For more information visit our website here.

02/06 Police investigating after assault on three men in Hastings

Police are appealing for witnesses after three men were assaulted in Hastings.

Officers were called to Pelham Place around 10:10pm on Friday (May 28) following reports that a group of people attacked three men.

The victims, all aged 19, were kicked and punched and suffered serious facial injuries. They were all taken to the Conquest Hospital for treatment, with one of the victims needing further treatment at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

Response officers attended the scene and carried out a number of initial enquiries, including securing CCTV footage in the area.

The case has now been assigned to an officer in the Hastings Criminal Investigation Department, who has made contact with the victims to progress the investigation.

The matter is being taken very seriously and a thorough investigation is underway. As part of this, a number of enquiries are currently ongoing and police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault, in particular anyone who may have mobile phone footage or images of the incident, or anyone with dash cam footage that was driving past the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1623 of 28/05. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Burglary Summary

There have been 2 burglaries reported to us across Hastings this week.

There has been a report of an attempted burglary at a residential property off of Bishop Avenue Hastings, (212 of 06/07 relates).

There has been a report made of a residential burglary off of Milward Road Hastings. Unknown suspects gained access to the property, it doesn’t appear as though anything was taken, (232 of the 06/07 relates).

Members of the community are asked to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns to police.

You can also visit our crime prevention pages on home security here, for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.
Arrests made across Hastings this week

There have been over 37 arrests have been made across the Hastings area this week, for various offences including; driving whilst disqualified, drunk and disorderly in a public place and affray.

If your report is not urgent you can call us on 101 or through our website service here.

Online reports are triaged in the same way as 101 calls but keep our phone lines free for those who can only contact us by phone.

In the case of an emergency, crime in action or where there is a threat to life always call 999.
Out and about in the community  

As always, our Neighbourhood Policing team have been out and about in the community. You might have seen us at some of the following places:

Officers have been conducting regular patrols of Alexandra Park, talking to local business owners and members of the public. These patrol will continue, so is you see or hear anything you think we need to know about, tell us.

Under operation sunshine, our response to anti-social behaviour in the area, officers have spent time this week on foot patrol in and around Hastings Town centre.

Officers spent time over in Camber this week. Assisting Rother District Council and the RNLI down on the beach. Making sure people could safely enjoy the nice weather.
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 reminders from Action Fraud:
Public reminded to ‘mullet over’ when it comes to suspicious messages as phishing attempts soar

The City of London Police is urging the public to remain vigilant when it comes to suspicious messages, after reports of emails, text messages and phone calls designed to harvest your personal and financial details, increased during the coronavirus pandemic.

As of 30 April 2021, over 5.8 million reports of phishing emails were received by the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).

Scams warning for tax credit customers

Tax credits customers should be vigilant and alert to potential scams, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned, as the remaining annual renewal packs will arrive in the post this week.

In the 12 months to 30 April 2021, HMRC responded to more than 1,154,300 referrals of suspicious contact from the public. More than 576,960 of these offered bogus tax rebated.

For more information on what to be aware of visit the Action Fraud website here.
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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