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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

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Clare’s Law - The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) 

Sussex Police is carrying out a social media campaign to raise awareness of 'Clare’s Law'. 

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) enables people to apply for information about their partner’s (or ex-partner’s) history if they’re concerned about their own safety. It also enables a concerned family member, friend, neighbour or colleague to apply for that information to protect someone they believe to be at risk of harm. 

A disclosure means sharing specific information about a partner for the purposes of protecting the person in a relationship with them from domestic violence, and is known as a ‘Right to Ask’ disclosure.

Police and statutory partners may also disclose information to an individual even if they haven’t asked, if they believe someone to be at risk, which is known as ‘Right to Know’.

The scheme is known as Clare’s Law because it was introduced across the country in 2014, following the murder of Clare Wood in 2009 by an ex-partner. Tragically Clare was strangled and set on fire at her home in Salford, Greater Manchester, in February 2009 by George Appleton, who had a record of violence against women. 

To make a Clare’s Law application contact Sussex Police: 
• Visit a police station or speak to any officer 
• Email 
  Phone 101

To read more and see what support is offered in Sussex click here.


Police welcome 'good' rating on how they protect those most at risk

Sussex Police has been judged as ‘good’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Laurence Taylor said: “We welcome this report which focuses on how we protect those people who face the greatest risk. Read more here.


Mobile phone theft prevention advice.

Not only are our phones more valuable in themselves, but many of them will also contain valuable data, whether that's downloaded music and films, the photographs you have taken, or other personal information. As a result, mobile phones can be a very tempting target for thieves, with the loss of a phone causing great inconvenience to the user. Read more here.

Crime summary


Car breaks

In Chadwick Close Broadfield a bag was stolen from a vehicle on Thursday 22 March; the near side front window was smashed.

The reference number for this incident is: 0466 22/03/2018


A vehicle parked in Broadfield Park on Thursday 22 March was broken into. Numerous items were stolen including a laptop, Ipad, hard drive and memory sticks.

Reference number: 0748 22/03/2018 refers.


A car parked in Smalls Mead, West Green was broken into on Friday 23 March. The vehicle was searched but nothing was stolen.

The reference number is: 1164 23/03/2018.


Overnight on the 26/27 March a car was broken into whilst parked in Oakfields in Worth.

A mobile, sunglasses and some cash was stolen.

The reference number is: 0172 27/03/2018.


If anyone saw anything in respect of these breaks please call us on 101 quoting the relevant reference number. Thank you.


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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