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Lewes Weekly Update

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Friday 20 - Friday 27 April

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Sussex residents invited to complete the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey

It has been three years since the first National Rural Crime Survey asked the public for their views on matters relating to rural crime. This year’s survey went live this week on April 17, and Sussex Police encourages those who live, work or visit rural communities in the county to respond and have their voice heard. Read more here:


Two men charged over Eastbourne flower shop burglary

Shortly before 2am on Saturday 14 April police received reports of a break-in at Ann's Flowers in the shopping arcade at Framfield Way, Eastbourne.

Officers were on scene within three minutes and detained two suspects.

Walter Alan Tame, 29, of Walton Close, Eastbourne, and Luke James Gough, 27, of no fixed address, both unemployed, were each charged with burglary to steal cash and chocolates from the shop.

They were also charged with the theft of numerous bottles of alcohol worth £195 belonging to Tesco in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, and going equipped for theft.

Both appeared before Brighton magistrates on Monday 16 April and both were remanded on conditional bail to await trial at Hastings Magistrates' Court on Monday, 11 June.

Crime summary

On Friday (20 April), a property on Railway Road in Newhaven was broken into. Some medication and tobacco was taken from the property (ref: 0567 20/04).

A house on Wellingham Lane in Ringmer, Lewes was broken into on Tuesday (24 April) between 2:15am and 4:15am. Some jewellery was taken (ref: 0919 24/04).


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