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Wealden Weekly Update

Alert message sent 11/05/2018 10:05:00

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Friday 4 May - Friday 11 May

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Additional officers to strengthen policing in Sussex

Sussex Police has an exciting opportunity to strengthen policing with an additional 200 police officers. These new posts are in addition to protecting nearly 500 police officer and staff posts it had planned to lose as part of its savings plans. The increase in the precept has put the force in a much stronger financial position. Chief Constable Giles York is determined that the public will feel the difference as he makes changes following the raise in local precept. Read more here

Motorcyclist dies following crash at Hartfield, near Forest Row

A motorcyclist and pillion passenger were involved in a fatal collision with a car on the B2110 Gallipot Hill at Harfield, near Forest Row, shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday (10 May).

The crash happened outside The Gallipot Inn. Sadly one of those on the motorcycle, a 53-year-old man from Forest Row, died at the scene and the other, a 40-year-old woman also from Forest Row, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The Ford car involved was driven by a 71-year-old man from Eastbourne. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells. The B2110 was closed to through traffic until 11pm while emergency services, including a team from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance, were at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, or any motorist with relevant dash-cam footage, is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Grayshott.

Residential burglary crime summary

Between 8:30am and 6:45pm on Saturday (5 May), there was an attempted break in to a house on Sussex Avenue in Hailsham. The rear patio doors had been damaged and nothing had been taken (ref: 1066 05/05).

On Wednesday (5 May) evening, a garden shed was broken into on St Marys Avenue in Hailsham. A hedge trimmer was taken and damaged was caused to the lock and the door (ref: 0508 06/05).

A house on New Road in Uckfield was broken into between 9:45am and 1:30pm on Monday (7 May). Some medication was stole (ref: 0666 07/05).

On Wednesday (9 May), 3 males stating they were from the Waterboard attempted to gain entry to a house on Wallsend Road in Pevensey. One male stated that he needed to test the water whilst the other 2 males attempted to also enter the property. Nothing was taken (ref: 0487 09/05).


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