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Wednesday 16th June 2021

Hastings Weekly Bulletin

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Summer drink and drug-driving crackdown kicks off alongside Euro 2020

A summer campaign to crack down on drink and drug-drivers kicked off on Friday 11 June, in conjunction with the Euro 2020 football tournament.

Both Surrey and Sussex Police will deploy increased resources to tackle one of the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on our roads.

The goal is to keep all road users safe, and to take robust action against those who put the lives of themselves and others at risk.

Working with partners including Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Drive Smart Surrey, the forces are urging motorists to stay onside of the law – or face the penalties.

For more information visit our website here.

09/06 Witnesses sought to livestock worrying incident in Fairlight

Police investigating a sheep worrying incident in Fairlight are appealing for witnesses.

Officers were called on Saturday (June 5) after a farmer discovered one of his sheep had been attacked in Hastings Country Park. The ewe sadly dies as a result of the attack.

It is believed the incident happened around 4pm that day, and involved a black Great Dane with a white mark on his neck.

The dog owner, described as in his forties with a beard, is also believed to have had a grey Mastiff dog with him.

Police investigating the matter are urging the dog owner to come forwards, or for anyone to get in touch if they recognise the description or witnessed anything that could help with their enquiries.

Sergeant Carlo Leone, of the Sussex Police Rural Crime team, said: “Farmers work hard day and night to care for their livestock. It is therefore incredibly devastating for them to find that their animals have been killed with no-one taking ownership for their mistake.

“Not only does this equate to a loss of valuable earning but there are also intangible effects caused by such an incident, with the decline in farmers’ mental health being well documented following reports of similar livestock attacks across the country.

“We ask that when the owner of these dogs sees his bulleting, they do the right thing and come forward.

“This is once again a costly reminder of why we implore all dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead whilst enjoying the countryside.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or by calling 101 quoting serial 1145 of 05/06.

09/06 Man suffers serious facial injuries in Hastings town centre assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to assault in Hastings town centre.

Officers were called to reports of a fight outside Sweet Selection, Robertson Street, around 3am on Sunday 30 May.

One man suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

It is thought three other men were involved in the altercation, and a black Mercedes was seen to leave the scene shortly afterwards.

Officers investigating the matter are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, or who may have any other information.

Contact can be made online, or by calling 101 quoting serial 214 of 30/05.

Alternatively, members of the public can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Burglary Summary

There have been 5 burglaries reported to us across Hastings this week.

There was a burglary reported at a commercial building off of Battle Road, St Leonards, between the hours of 3-4am on the Monday the 14th (1383 of the 14/06 relates).

There has been a burglary reported off of Milward Road, Hastings overnight on Monday the 14th (075 of the 14/06 relates).

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Church Road, St Leonard in the early hours of the morning on Sunday the 13th (295 of the 13/06 relates).

A burglary was reported at commercial property off of Harrow Lane, St Leonards (021 of the 22/06 relates).

There has been a reported burglary off of Wilmington Road, Hastings on Wednesday the 9th (386 of the 09/06 relates).

Burglary Advice

We are seeing reports of Burglaries across Hastings, in which insecure windows and doors have been used to gain access to properties.

It’s important to have doors and windows that are as secure as possible, and you remember to lock them even when leaving your property for a short space of time.

Whether you live in a flat or a house, your front door will always tell a thief the levels of security surrounding your home.

If it looks really secure and burglar-resistant, then they’ll think twice about trying to gain entry. For information on securing your doors visit our advice pages here

Burglars target windows as they can offer easier access than doors. Check how your windows look from the outside, removing potential access points where you can.
Are there walls, bins or garden furniture that could be used to reach windows? For windows that are within reaching distance such as ground floors, see our tips here.

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

Arrests made across Hastings this week

There have been over 31 arrests made across the Hastings area this week, for various offences including; common assault, affray, theft of a motor vehicle and criminal damage.

If your report is not urgent you can call us on 101 or report online 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:

PCSO’s were out in St Leonards this week, conducting patrols of the seafront and the promenade, keeping an eye on things.

In response to reports of inconsiderate and dangerous parking, officers visited St Pauls Primary in the week to make sure people were abiding by the parking rules.

Following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area officers have also been conducting pro-active foot patrols during the evening in Alexandra Park.

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:

Beware of ticket fraud as restrictions ease

Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when buying tickets for festivals and events online, as figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime reveal almost £1 million has been lost to ticket fraud so far this year.

For more information 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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