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Wednesday,14 February 2018

News and appeals

Sussex Police supports national week to prevent knife crime

This week (February 12 to 18) sees the start of a national campaign to tackle knife crime and highlight the risks of carrying a knife. Op Sceptre is a countrywide operation, led by the Metropolitan Police, and aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, who carry a weapon.


Can you help us find wanted man Louis Hickman?

Police are searching for Louis Hickman who is wanted for failing to appear at court.

Hickman, 27, from Brighton Road, Pease Pottage in Crawley, was due to appear at Lewes Crown Court for five counts of burglary and one count of possession of a knife.

Police seek owner of jewellery discovered in Crawley

Police would like to reunite the jewellery in the picture with the rightful owner.

The jewellery was discovered in a stolen car, which had been returned to the vehicle owner, on Monday (5 February).

We're looking for new police officers to join the force

Ever dreamed about being a dog handler, firearms officer or detective? Now is your chance.

Recruitment has opened for the third time in two years to join Sussex Police as a police officer. Being a police officer is a unique job making a real difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. It offers the chance to specialise in many areas including working in public protection or specialist investigations.


Crime summary

Vehicle Crime

There have been a number of breaks to vehicles throughout the Crawley area over the last week; police advise to follow the prevention advice on the link immediately below:

The majority of this type of crime is opportunistic, and occurs because valuables have been left on view or the vehicle left insecure. If a vehicle is left insecure it only takes 10 seconds for your valuables to be stolen.


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, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

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