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Brighton and Hove Weekly Crime Update

Alert message sent 13/04/2018 08:31:00

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Friday 13th April, 2018

News and appeals

Good morning Brighton and Hove,


Police searching for wanted man Jessie Burbridge

Police are searching for Jessie Burbridge, who is wanted for a series of offences in Worthing and is believed to be injured.

Shortly after 12.30pm on Friday (6 April), officers on patrol in the town centre approached the 22-year-old who was sought in connection to an assault in Brighton.

Burbridge assaulted one of the officers and ran off, however he was found hiding in a nearby shed shortly afterwards and was subsequently arrested.

Click on the link for further details and a photo: 


CCTV of Brighton bank robbery suspect released

Police have released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a robbery in Brighton.

The suspect entered TSB in West Street at about 9.24am on Tuesday (10 April) and demanded money from staff.

He then left the premises with a quantity of cash in the direction of Duke Street. No one was harmed.

Click on the link for further details and photo's :

Crime summary
(6th - 12th April)

Central Brighton

Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 4
Vehicle Crime – 16
Robbery - 2

East Brighton

Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 7 & 1 attempt
Vehicle Crime – 17
Robbery - 2


Burglary (both dwelling and business) – 13 & 2 attempts
Vehicle Crime – 16 & 1 attempt
Robbery - 0

There has been a slight increase in reports of thefts from motor vehicles, for general advice on how to protect your vehicle clink on the link here:

Operation Handlebars was launched at the beginning of the year to tackle the number of moped and motorbike thefts across the City.

Prevention officers continue to identify and catch the suspects but appeal to businesses and residents to come forward with any information they may have.

You may see some tweets from the area. (@BtonHovePolice)

Read more about Operation Handlebars here:

We welcome any reports from the community via 101 or anonymously via crime stoppers


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

Kind regards,

Prevention Support Team.

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