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Operation Blitz - Eastbourne 22nd February

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Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Operation Blitz notification of this weekend's phone number

Dear Members,

This weekend's phone number/s is:  07785372050

Please use the above number/s to contact the team direct to report anti-social behaviour between the hours of 6pm and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

This phone number/s should not be used to report any other crime or incident. To report crime and incidents please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Update on last weekend's Operation Blitz activity

On Friday 16th February as part of Operation Blitz we patrolled areas in Eastbourne that have come to notice to us with reports of anti-social behaviour.

We started the evening in Ramsay Way and Aylesbury Avenue as recently this area has experienced damage to vehicles and a number of young people causing problems to some residents in the area.

The next location was Pevensey Bay Road and the Crumbles retail park. It was at the rear of Asda that we found a small gathering of six young people who were drinking out of plastic cups. When stopped and checked we could smell alcohol and two of the group had alcohol seized, were taken home and all details were taken.

We then continued heading to Hampden Park in particular the Veritek building and Woburn way - both areas that have recently experienced anti-social behaviour. As we were patrolling two males were seen in Croxden way loitering near two bicycles, as we have had some recent bike thefts we stopped to check. Both males proved that the bikes were theirs however they were found with a quantity of cannabis on them which was seized.

We then proceeded to West Rise School, which was then checked due to recent reports of people breaking into the shed and smoking cannabis. The last of the evening then took us to Old town, Victoria drive bowls club and Victoria gardens where nothing was seen in either area. In addition, there were no calls made to the Operation Blitz phone throughout the evening.

On Saturday 17th February 2018 we started with Pevensey Bay Road followed by the Crumbles Retail Park, which is where we came across a small gathering of three young people. We engaged with the group of three and were struck with a smell of cannabis from the group. The males were very honest and informed us that they had consumed cannabis. The group were searched and a grinder was seized and destroyed. 

West Rise School was then checked again, where we patrolled around the proximity of the school and nothing was brought to our attention. We then continued to Hampden Park, in particular the Veritek building and also Woburn way. Throughout the duration of us being in this location, there was no anti-social behaviour being committed. We also patrolled Harding Avenue and the surrounding areas.

After patrolling these areas, we finally patrolled the Old town area, Victoria Drive Bowls Club and Victoria Gardens which there was nothing to report. Again, no calls were made to the Operation Blitz phone throughout the evening.


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