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Eastbourne Weekly Update

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

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Friday 4 May - Friday 11 May

News and appeals

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


Appeal for witnesses after cyclist seriously hurt in Eastbourne collision

Police are seeking witnesses after a pedal cyclist was seriously hurt in collision with a car in Eastbourne on Saturday (5 May). It happened around 5.20pm at the traffic-light controlled junction of Langney Road with the A259 Susans Road.

The cyclist, a 48-year-old local man, suffered serious head injuries and was flown by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. A 40-year-old local woman, driving a white Kia Cee'd car which was involved in the collision, was unhurt.

Anyone who saw what happened, who noticed either the cyclist or the car shortly before the crash, or who may have any other information that may help investigators, is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting Operation Console.

Residential burglary crime summary

Between 2:30am and 10:00am on Thursday (10 May),
a house was broken into on Ceylon Place in Eastbourne. Entry was gained via the front door and several items were taken, including 2 TVs, 2 Xboxes and 3 laptops (ref: 0450 10/05).

On Thursday (10 May), between 6:45pm and 7:10pm, 4 males were seen to be looking on gardens and jumping over fences in Woburn Way in Eastbourne. Nothing was taken (ref: 1208 10/05).


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