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Brighton and Hove Weekly Crime Update

Alert message sent 28/03/2018 10:54:00

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Wednesday 28th March, 2018

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Good Morning Brighton and Hove,

Closure order issued for Brighton flat

A flat in Preston Road, Brighton, associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour, disorder and reports of drug taking has been shut down under a closure order.

The closure order, under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Brighton Magistrates and served on Friday 16 March. It prevents any person from entering the premises at Flat 1, 46 Preston Road, Brighton until midnight on 10 May.

Police became aware of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities being conducted at the flat, including drug taking and dealing.

Sergeant James Ward from the East Brighton Prevention team said: "The occupier and those visiting the flat were making the neighbours' lives a misery along with those working at businesses in London Road by causing anti-social behaviour and drug misuse at the address. We worked with the local authority to gain a closure order on the flat which will help prevent this behaviour from continuing."

Robert Douglas, 37, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with using threatening behaviour towards two of the witnesses in the closure order case. He has been released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on 19 April.

Driver sought in Brighton hit and run

Police are searching for the driver of a black BMW after they failed to stop following a collision in Brighton.

A collision between a Honda motorbike and the car occurred in Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, around 5.15pm on Saturday (24 March) and the BMW failed to stop.

The motorcyclist, a 21-year-old man from Crawley, suffered minor injuries.

If you are the driver of the black BMW or witnessed the collision please report online or call 101 quoting reference 887 of 24/03.
Crime summary

23rd - 28th March:

Central Brighton

Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 5
Vehicle Crime – 4
Robbery - 1

East Brighton

Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 0
Vehicle Crime – 6
Robbery - 0


Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 1 & 2 attempts
Vehicle Crime – 7
Robbery - 0

Crime Prevention advice

A burglary in your own home is a devastating experience that can affect you and your family long after the incident has occurred.

The good news is that the risk of becoming a victim of burglary in Sussex is low. By applying a few prevention methods you can make your home less attractive to burglars.

If you see any suspicious activity please contact us.

Daily Security

Keep all wallets, purses, credit cards and car keys out of sight and out of reach.

If you leave your house empty, even if you are in the back garden, lock all the doors and windows.

An intruder alarm can be an effective deterrent against burglars, seek advice to ensure it is the most suitable for your needs.

Make it a habit to mark your valuables by using your postcode and house number or name.

Register your property on Immobilise.com, its free of charge and can increase your chances of being reunited with your property

Fit security lighting - either dusk to dawn energy efficient lighting that will come on automatically as dusk sets in, or infrared activated lighting which draws attention to movement.

Ensure that gates or access to the rear of the house are locked and secure.

Trim overgrown plants - don't give burglars a hiding place.

Secure garden tools and ladders in a locked shed or garage to prevent them being used to break into your home. Fit outside security lighting and a visible burglar alarm to help deter burglars


Good News

Sussex Police raise £35,000 for the Chief Constable's charity of the year

Sussex Police have successfully raised £35,000 for Chestnut Tree House, the Chief Constable’s charity of the year 2017.

Chief Constable Giles York presented the cheque to three staff members of the Chestnut Tree House on Wednesday (21 March) at Sussex Police headquarters. Read more here: https://sussex.police.uk/news/sussex-police-raise-35-000-for-the-chief-constables-charity-of-the-year/

We hope you find this useful and please share with friends, family and neighbours.

Kind regards,

Prevention Support Team.

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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