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Eastbourne Weekly Update

Alert message sent 29/03/2018 13:11:00

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Friday 23 - Thursday 29 March

News and appeals

Raising awareness of Clare’s Law

We are carrying out a 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.  

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

But if you believe that you or someone else is in immediate danger, always call 999. 

Please visit the following website for more information and a list of other organisations that can offer and support in relation to domestic abuse: https://sussex.police.uk/news/police-seek-to-increase-awareness-of-clares-law/


Supermarket altercation witness appeal

We are appealing for witnesses to an altercation outside a supermarket in Eastbourne.

At 7.25pm on Wednesday 21 March, police were called to an incident between a man and two other men outside Sainsbury’s in Victoria Drive. One man was seen with a knife.

Shortly afterwards the man left the area with a woman, and officers traced them to an address in Maxfield Close. The man barricaded himself in and refused to come out.

After three hours at the address, the man was arrested. The woman was located and spoken to by officers who ensured she was safe.

Anyone who witnessed the incident outside Sainsbury’s is asked to https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101 quoting serial 1188 of 21/03.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website at https://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Marc Tatnell, 38, of Maxfield Close, Eastbourne, has since been charged with affray, possession of a knife in a public place and two counts of common assault. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 23 March, and was remanded in custody ahead of the next hearing on 19 April.

Burglary crime summary

Between 7:00-7:30pm on Thursday (22 March) night, a house was broken into on Pulborough Avenue in Eastbourne. A school bag containing an iPad and PE kit was taken (ref: 0656 23/03).

A garage was broken into on The Boradway in Eastbourne on Thursday (22 March). A large amount of mechanical items were taken (ref: 0774 23/03).

There was an attempted burglary at a house on Grassington Road in Eastbourne on Saturday morning (23 March). Access was not gained so nothing was taken (ref: 0529 24/03).

There was another attempted burglary at a house on Seaside in Eastbourne on Tuesday (27 March) between 8:30am-7:00pm. Again, access was not gained so nothing was taken (ref: 1211 27/03).

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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