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Alert message sent 16/03/2018 10:56:00

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Friday 9 March - Friday 16 March

News and appeals

Strap in to save lives - it's Seatbelt Week

With an estimated two million drivers in the UK still not wearing a seatbelt when they’re driving, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) is reminding road users of the dangers of not belting up in their cars.

Along with colleagues at Surrey and Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) and Surrey’s Drive SMART, SSRP want to reach the last 5% of drivers who do not see the benefits of seatbelts. There is a week dedicated to this, running from March 12-18, which has been implemented by TISPOL, the European Traffic Policing Network.

Although this week is still very much business as usual and enforcing this law is a daily occurrence for RPU, it does give an opportunity to raise awareness to a demographic of ignorant drivers. Read more here:


Witnesses sought after three hurt in hit-and-run car crash near Hailsham

Police are investigating a hit-and-run car crash on the A22 Hailsham by-pass, 100 metres south of the Arlington Eagles roundabout, which occurred at 5.40pm on Saturday (10 March) and left three people injured.

A red Nissan Micra being driven north along the A22 and a silver Honda Civic Type-R travelling in the same direction were in collision, causing the Nissan to spin into the central reservation.

The Honda is also thought to have spun before driving a short distance the wrong way - north on the southbound dual carriageway - and making off along the A295 South Road, Hailsham. 

Police are appealing for the Honda driver to come forward. They also want to hear from anyone who saw what happened, noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the crash or who may have other information. They are asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 930 of 10/03.

Read more here:

Crime summary

Burglary crime summary:

On Saturday (10 March), the communal door to a block of flats was damaged whilst someone was trying to break in. Access was not gained and so nothing was taken (ref: 0819 10/03).

Vehicle crime summary:

On Friday (9 March), a car was damaged on The Highway in Newhaven. A window has been smashed but nothing was taken (ref: 1182 11/03).

Over the weekend (10 March – 12 March), the number plates of two cars were taken. This occurred on Coast Road in Peacehaven (ref: 0572 12/03).

On Sunday (11 March), a car was damaged on Firle Road in Seaford (ref: 1037 12/03).


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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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