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Friday 16 March 2018

Good afternoon Brighton & Hove, have a safe and happy weekend!

News and appeals

Did you see dispute between drivers in Kingsway, Hove?

Police are appealing for witnesses to an serious assault in which a car was driven at a man in a Hove street.

At about 8.20pm on Friday (2 March) on the A259 Kingsway, Hove, between Grand Avenue and First Avenue, following what is believed to have been a driving dispute, a 28-year old Shoreham man got out of his green Citroen.

While he was standing in the road the suspect, in another car, is reported to have driven his car, described as a small silver hatchback, at the victim, who was knocked down and sustained cuts to his face and wrist, and an ankle injury. He also received a head injury.

He was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital before being discharged later that night, but is still receiving treatment for his head injury.

Detective Constable Simon Rideout said; "We are especially interested in anyone who may have seen the vehicles immediately before the assault and anyone who may have 'dashcam' footage for that time and location."

If you saw what happened please contact us online through the Sussex Police website or by calling 101, quoting serial 1102 of 02/03. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you recognise this suspected bike thief?

Police have released CCTV images of a man suspected of stealing a bike from BHASVIC College in Hove - you can view them here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/do-you-recognise-this-suspect-bike-thief/

The 18-year-old victim had locked up his green Cannondale Trail bike in the bikes shelter on Friday (9 March) but when he returned at 5.30pm it was no longer there. CCTV showed the suspect breaking the lock on the bike before walking off with it.

PC Paul Baker from the Hove Prevention team said: "We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the suspect, has any information about the theft or has been offered the bike for sell."

Anyone with information about this theft should contact police online through the Sussex Police website or call 101 quoting serial 602 of 11/03.

If you have any information about bike thefts in Brighton and Hove contact police online or call 101 quoting Operation Ensnare. If you see a crime in action dial 999.

For advice on how to protect your bicycle and belongings, visit this page: https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/vehicle-crime/

Crime summary

Central Brighton
  Burglary both Dwelling and businesses - 13
  Vehicle Crime - 6
  Criminal Damage - 17
  Robbery - 0

East Brighton
  Burglary both Dwelling and Businesses - 6
  Vehicle Crime - 12
  Criminal Damage - 5
  Robbery - 1

  Burglary both Dwelling and businesses - 6
  Vehicle Crime - 13
  Criminal Damage - 8
  Robbery - 0

There have been a number of burglaries where thieves have gained access through an open door or window, and we have also seen apparent attempted break-ins where closed and locked windows and doors have prevented access. Please make sure to always close and lock doors and windows to make it as difficult as possible for potential intruders to get inside. For more advice on securing your home against burglary, visit: https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

Good news

Brighton drug dealer Anthony Breen jailed for four years

A Brighton man has been sentenced to four years in prison for possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, possession of Class B drugs and an offence under the proceeds of crime act.
Anthony Luke Breen, 48, unemployed, of Devonshire Place, Brighton, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Monday (12 March) after pleading guilty to five offences. The estimated street value of the drugs involved was between £11,458 and £14.372.

Read more at https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/brighton-drug-dealer-anthony-breen-jailed-for-four-years/ If you have any information related to drug offences in Brighton & Hove please report online on the Sussex Police website or call 101.

Two arrested in relation to van breaks in Patcham area

We recently sent out an alert urging people in Patcham to take steps to secure and protect their vehicles as a number of van break-ins and thefts have been reported in the Patcham area. Officers attending a call located two suspects matching the caller's description and these people were arrested.

PC Andrew Boucher has said: “We continue to work hard across the city to catch those breaking into vehicles and are keen for any information about this attempted break-in which was caught on CCTV.

“We ask anyone who has been a victim to report it to us and anyone with information to come forward.”

If you have a van, please ensure that you secure it properly and do not leave valuables inside.

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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk 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

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