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Wednesday 14th July 2021

Hastings Weekly Bulletin

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Force recognised for initiative supporting welfare of police officers and staff

Two initiative introduced to support the welfare of police officers in Sussex have been recognised in a national awards event.

The Sleep Project was named the winner of the Personal Resilience category of the Oscar Kilo Awards, while the Sussex Cliff Death/Serious Injury (DSI) Support Protocol was named as a Runner-up in the Protecting the Workforce category.

For more information visit our website here.

Hastings man given 16-year sentence for sex offences against girl

A Hastings man has been given a prison sentence totalling 16 years after being convicted of sexual offences against a young girl over four years.

For more information visit the Sussex Police website here.

Operation aimed at County Lines dealers on trains into East Sussex

Sussex Police, working with British Transport Police (BTP), Border Force and UK Immigration Enforcement, have carried out a two-day enforcement and safeguarding operation aimed at the train network connecting Hastings and Eastbourne to London.

The Sussex team, known as Discovery, focused on young people and other vulnerable people using the train lines in order to move drugs from place to place known as county lines.

The use of intensification with a multi-agency team aids to identify and provide safeguarding to the vulnerable as well as making arrests where necessary.

For more information visit the Sussex Police website here.

Burglary Summary

There have been 3 burglaries reported to us across Hastings this week.

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Quantock Gardens, Hastings in the afternoon of the 07 July (1130 of the 07/07 relates).

There has been a burglary reported at a residential property off of Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards (106 of the 11/07 relates).

A burglary has been reported at a commercial property off of Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings overnight of the 10-11 July (301 of the 11/07 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.

Emerging Issues

Arrests made across Hastings this week

There have been a number of arrests made across Hastings this week, for various offences including; common assault and affray.

If you have something to report 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 team have been out in the community. You might have seen us at some of the following places: 

Under Operation Downsway officers have been out this week conducting directed patrols and vehicle road safety checks, you may have seen them in Battle Road, St Leonards.

Following reports of traffic using the pedestrianised road as a cut through, officers have been conducting regular patrols of Courthouse Street, Hastings.

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:

#BeScamSmart warning for pension holders

Only 28% of pension holders realised that a free pension review was a sign of a scam. Action Fraud and the Financial Conduct Authroity (FCA) are reminding people to be scam smart.

Scammers can be convincing and hard to distinguish form the real thing. For more information on how pension scams work and how to avoid them read the FCAs guidance 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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