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Lewes Op Blitz

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Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May

Operation Blitz notification of this weekend's phone number

Dear Members,

This weekend's phone number/s is: 07989188960

Please use the above number/s to contact the team direct to report anti-social behaviour between the hours of 6pm and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

This phone number/s should not be used to report any other crime or incident. To report crime and incidents please contact us online, email us at or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

Update on last weekend's Operation Blitz activity

Op Blitz was patrolled by PCSOs Gilling, Utting & Willson and started off with a call from the blitz phone. The call was regarding a group of youths with a large bag of bottles on the playing fields near Southover car park in Lewes. The officers were already on route to their first blitz destination in Seaford but luckily PC Holt came to the rescue and was able to head over. By the time he had arrived there was no one in the area.

At 8:20pm, the officers received reports of youths being drunk and abusive on Sutton, Dane & Broad Streets in Seaford. However, when the officers arrived there was no one present. After this, the officers came across some youths in the Skate Park in Seaford. These were a group of youths that are known to the officers but were just hanging out in the skate park and decided that the officers were the best bunch of “Coppers” they’d met. One of them was obviously doing very well for himself as he felt the need to give the officers some free mortgage advice.

There have been reports in the past of cars being vandalised on Princess Drive and Carlton Road in Seaford so the officers decided to patrol around here. But on this occasion, there was no one around. Vale Road in Seaford has had some incidents involving a male trying to open car door handles on 8 May. However, nothing suspicious was happening when the officers carried out their patrol.

The officers then patrolled around Avis Road and Second Avenue in Newhaven but there was nothing suspicious occurring. All was quiet on Valley Road in Newhaven but the officers were then assigned to a missing person’s case so patrolled up to the downs to see if we could locate them but we were stood down soon after. At 9:40pm, the officers visited the Big Park in Peacehaven, which was empty upon arrival, with no youth issues. Finally, they headed over to New Port Road in Newhaven but again there were no youth issues at the new road being built behind Halfords.

Saturday night’s Op Blitz was patrolled by PCSOs Gilling & SC Hoxton, starting at Plumpton. The officers had a chat with members of the cricket club who were lingering around. We discussed the whys and wherefores of youth disorder but as no children were in the skate park, sandpit or the fields, it was more reminiscent than happening at that time.

They then made their way to Landport estate where there have been reports of Anti-Social driving. They did find 2 vehicles in the car park which were parked so close together that the occupants could carry out a discourse and not have to leave the cars to stand out in the rain. The officers stopped to chat but the car smelled as sweet as a summer meadow and the only talk was of difficult bovine birthing as they were all students from the local agricultural college.

They then made their way to Lewes town, where the rain was their friend as there were only small pockets of people scurrying for shelter. However, they did give stern words of advice to 3 young men using a wall by the train station as a make shift toilet and had wandered off from the local hostelry without leaving their pint glass behind. The skate park was equally abandoned apart from dog walkers on the periphery who have to go out whatever the weather.


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