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Wednesday 28th July 2021

Hastings Weekly Bulletin

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Man knocked unconscious in Hastings town centre assault

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

Officers were on patrol on Saturday July 24 when they came across an altercation at the junction of Harold Place and Robertson Street around 00.10am.

The majority of the group dispersed upon police arrival. Officers found one man unconscious on the ground with a head injury. He was taken to the Conquest Hospital for treatment.

CCTV enquiries found the victim had been talking to a group of men outside Yates minutes before the assault, and it is believed these men were involved in the altercation.

One suspect is described as being around 6’2” and wearing a light blue hooded jumper with HOODRICH written across the front. A second suspect is described as being shorter and of stocky build, with his hair styled in a black quiff and wearing jeans and a blue sweatshirt. The third suspect is described as being of slim build.

Anyone who saw what happened, or may have any other information, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 19 of 24/07.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for witnesses to serious collision in Hastings

Police are appealing or witnesses to a serious collision in Hastings on Sunday evening (July 25).

Officers were called to Upper Park Road around 7.15pm after a silver Peugeot vehicle left the road and collided with a tree.

The driver, a 51-year-old local man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries. Three passengers were also taken to the Conquest Hospital for treatment, one with serious injuries and two with minor injuries.

Police investigating the matter would like to speak to anyone who witnesses the collision, or may have seen the vehicle driving in the area beforehand. They would particular like to hear from anyone who may have captured any relevant dahs cam footage of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting Operation Mutual. 

Police appeal for witnesses after two pedestrians injured in Hastings collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a BMW car collided with two pedestrians standing at a bus stop in Queens Road, Hastings.

The collision occurred just after 1am on Saturday (24 July) when the vehicle left the road and then hit a man and woman standing at the bus stop. Bother were taken to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings for treatment. The man suffered a serious injury to his leg and the woman was treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the car, a 33-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing serious injury and driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit. He has since been released under investigation for further enquiries to be made.

PC Stuart Kenway said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw the BMW being driven prior to the collision and the incident itself. Also from anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage of the collision.

Email quoting serial 81 of 24/07 if you can help our investigation.

Police warn ‘raves’ will not be tolerate

Mass gatherings of unlicensed music events – or ‘raves’- are unacceptable, they put lives at risk, they are seriously antisocial and they will not be tolerated.

Police have warned that anyone who attends or organise these events can expect to face robust action – this includes any traffic offences going to or from the event.

It comes after two high profile ‘raves’ in Sussex which prompted a significant policing response, potentially taking valuable resources away from genuine emergencies.

For more information visit the Sussex Police website here.

Appeal after woman attacked at supermarket’s self-service tills in St Leonards

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an altercation at self-scan tills in a St Leonards supermarket.

A woman wearing a light grey tracksuit with ‘Queen’ written on the top was in Asda with her ten-year-old daughter between 3.30pm and 4.15pm on Wednesday, June 30, when she was assaulted by another woman.

The woman is described as 5’8 and of medium build, with brown hair in a ponytail and wearing sunglasses, blue jeans, a white top and a long grey jumper.

Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 348 of 30/06.

Appeal for witness after woman hit in back with projectile in Hastings

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 22-year-old woman was hit in the back with a projectile as she crossed a road in Hastings.

The incident happened in Old London Road on Monday July 19 at about 8.15pm. The female victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1412 of 19/07.

Burglary Summary

Burglaries reported to us across Hastings this week.

A Burglary has been reported at residential property off of Bexhill Road, St Leonards, where a garage has been broken into (256 of the 23/07 relates).

There had been a burglary reported at a residential property off of Hardwicke Road, Hastings, in the early hours of the morning on the 23 July (313 of the 23/07 relates).

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Nelson Road, Hastings. (784 of the 25/07 relates).

There has been a burglary reported at a commercial property off of Church in the Wood Lane, St Leonards (289 of the 26/07 relates).

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Carisbrooke Road, St Leonards (387 of the 27/07 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

A number of arrests have been made across Hastings this week. These arrests include offences such as; drink driving 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 (NPT) have been out in the community. You might have seen us at some of the following places: 

Following reports of anti-social behaviour, officers have been out conducting proactive patrols in Alexandra Park during late shifts in the evening and into the night.

On Friday, officers from the Hastings and Rother NPT conducted a day of action with Hastings Community Speed Watch. During the day a number of vehicles were stopped including 14 who were given words of advice, and 9 who were issues tickets.

Action Fraud scam watch

This week’s scam and fraud reminders from Action Fraud:

Ruff time for animal lovers as scale of pandemic pet fraud unleashed by Action Fraud

Action Fraud is reminding animal lovers to take extra care when buying a pet online, as new figures show more than £2.5 million has been lost to criminals through fake pet adverts.

For more information you can visit the Action Fraud website here.

Scam at first sight: Criminals target those looking for love with bogus investment opportunities

Action Fraud is warning romance seekers to be cautious when using dating platforms, as new data reveals criminals have already conned over £15 million out of unsuspecting lovers with bogus investment opportunities.

For more information you can 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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