Witness appeal after assault at Hastings music festival
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault at The Southern Sunset Festival at The Oval in Hastings on Saturday (August 7).
A man in his 30s required stitches after allegedly being struck over the head with an item following an altercation at around 6.20pm.
A 28-year-old man from Surrey was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and supplying a psychoactive substance. He has been released on bail subject to conditions while enquires are ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help with enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1162 of 07/08.
Identity sought in relation to serious Hastings assault
Police investigating a serious assault in Hastings have released an image of a man they would like to identify in relation to the incident.
Officers attended the Admiral Steps on Nelson Road around 11pm on October 9, 2020 following reports a man had been stabbed in the leg. He was treated at hospital before being discharged to recover at home.
Extensive enquiries have taken place since the assault, and officers have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the matter.
For more information including the image, visit the Sussex Police website here.
Police continue to disrupt production and supply of drugs in Hastings
Police in Hastings are continuing to disrupt the production and supply of drugs in the town.
Officers executed a warrant at an address in Harkness Drive on Wednesday, July 14 after receiving community intelligence that drug-related activity was taking place inside the property.
Upon attendance, two men were seen to flee from the address. They were tracked using a police drone, and arrested in a nearby industrial estate on suspicion of being concerned in the production of a controlled Class B drug and abstracting electricity.
The address was searched and 58 mature cannabis plants and 354 saplings were found inside. These were all seized and destroyed by police.
For more information visit the Sussex Police website here.
12 more motorists convicted following drink/drug-driving campaign
A care assistant, a roofer and a debt collector are among the latest people convicted following a crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.
A dozen more motorists, arrested during summer campaign, can now be identified having been convicted in court.
To read more visit our website here. Burglary Summary
4 burglaries have been reported to us across Hastings this week, including;
A burglary has been reported at a commercial property off of Park Avenue, Hastings, over the weekend of the 6th – 9th August (181 of the 09/08 relates).
There has been a burglary reported at a residential property off of Southdown Avenue, Hastings on the 9 August (840 of the 09/08 relates).
A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Harold Road, Hastings (928 of the 09/08 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
Over 40 arrests made across Hastings and St Leonards this week for various offences including; common assault, criminal damage and drink driving.
Drink driving can seriously change your life. The consequences could include:
A minimum 12 month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA;
You could also kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website here.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, 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:
Officers have been out conducting patrols in Alexandra Park in the late evenings into the early hours of the morning. These patrols are being conducted in response to reports of antisocial behaviour in the area.
Officers have spent over 7 hours this week conducting foot patrols in Hastings Town Centre, targeting street drinking and anti-social behaviour.
This week’s scam and fraud reminders from Action Fraud:
Booking a holiday online? Always pay safe
Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant against holiday fraud.
When paying for a holiday, pay by credit card where possible as it offers better buyer protection in case anything goes wrong.
Always be wary about paying directly into a private individual’s bank account as this could be a scam.
For more information visit the Action Fraud website here.
Paws for thought when buying a pet online
If you are thinking of buying an animal online, Action Fraud are encouraging you Paws for thought.
Carry out research into the seller and avoid paying by bank transfer.
To read more about pet fraud 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org
You can also visit our website 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.
We work closely with Neighbourhood Watch and you can find out more about your local scheme online.
Visit the Hastings and St Leonards Neighbourhood Watch website. Your Local Teams
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