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Eastbourne Op Blitz 8th March

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Thursday, 8th March 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 2nd March our PCSO’s braved the extreme cold temperatures and snowy conditions. The night started with routine checks of the blitz anti-social behaviour hotspots.  It would seem that the weather was slightly on side continuing to keep anti – social behaviour at bay for the first visits of the checklist.

We received a call updating us that there were youths at Whitley road throwing ice at cars from the bridge. We made our way to scene but unfortunately after an in-depth area search we could not find the suspected youths.

The next call led us to Seaside Road where a report of two males making visits to residents.  The males were pretending to be from the charity Great Ormond Street asking to collect donations on behalf of the charity. Again we conducted an efficient and in-depth search of the surrounding area but no males were found.

As the evening rolled on the weather took a slight jump up the temperature scale becoming slightly warmer which made our foot patrol around the late entry on the blitz tasking at Midway Quay more enjoyable. No youths were present or causing issues here which is always good to report for the local residents.

On Saturday 3rd March, after the bad weather that had been experienced this last week with the snowfall, a lot of locations were still empty.

There was heavy rain during the evening and the Hampden Park crossing was closed. This caused a big detour at Brassey Avenue and the area around the Veritek Building was quiet as well as the shops in close proximity.

The Crumbles retail Park was checked and there was low activity even at the Cinema and “The Gym”.

Ditchling Close had a passing visit due to the recent house fire and a safe guarding visit that the board up was still in place. We spoke to neighbours and they are keeping an eye of any activity near the house as well as looking out for the missing cats!

Victoria Drive Ladies Bowls club as well as Victoria Gardens were also quiet with no activity seen or heard.

During the course of the evening the Blitz team went across to Lewes to attend and assist an enquiry and to support local teams. Upon nearing the location the team was unrequired as all was in order.

Midway quay was checked multiple times as youths had been breaking into the premises. The cold weather and elements had deterred any further action today.

No calls were made on the BLITZ phone and the evening was quite uneventful.

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