27 March 2018
News and appeals
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Attempt to break in the van on Buttinghill Drive, Cuckfield on 26 March at 10 pm .
Ref. 1374 26.03.18
Break to the van on Lancaster Drive East Grinstead on 21 March during the night. Items stolen were electrical saws and tools.
Ref. 0255 21.03.18
Theft of number plates Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint on 21 March between 2pm and 5:45pm.
Ref. 1148 21.03.18
Theft from vehicle was reported and various tools were stolen in West View Gardens area, East Grinstead on 21 March between 5pm and 8.30 pm.
Ref. 1334 21.03.18
A tailgate from a Mitsubishi 4X4 was stolen from the vehicle overnight on the 24 March. The vehicle was parked in Hamsland, Horsted Keynes.
Ref. 1213 26.03.2018.
A vehicle was broken into whilst parked in High Beeches Lane, Handcross. This incident happened on Monday 26 March in the evening. The passenger window was smashed and some wine, aftershave and tobacco were stolen.
Ref. 1360 26.03.2018
A van was broken into overnight on the 26 March whilst parked in Brooklands Haywards Heath.
A drill set and battery were stolen from the vehicle.
Ref. 0381 27.03.2018
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