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Eastbourne Operation Blitz

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Thursday, 20 September 2018


Operation Blitz notification of this weekend's phone number

Dear Members,

This weekend's phone number/s is: 07785372050

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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 
Update on last weekend's Operation Blitz activity

On 15th September Operation Blitz was a busy evening. Most of the night was spent in Hampden Park dealing with a number of youths who were causing problems in which we received five calls about who were trying to cause fights within the park. Our PCSO's identified most of the youths present and attended one of the parents addresses.

Following this we were called to a missing child in Lewes who was soon found by their family, in addition t oanother missing person from Brighton that was likely to be in Eastbourne but was later found in their hometown.

We then attended the harbour spit which was quiet at the time. We then spent some time in the town centre due to an accident by the bandstand.

On 16th September Operation Blitz started slightly later than usual.

It was a pleasant evening and patrols were started in the Sevenoaks recreation park area where there were dog walkers and youths playing basketball in the designated area having fun.

We then moved onto Gildredge Park Skate Park and engaged with a group of 10-15 skaters who were also in good spirits enjoying their evening and pleased to see us. As there was very little going on here we moved onto Victoria Gardens bowls club where there had been previous reports of Anti-social behaviour, but not tonight, hopefully this is due to the continued presence of the Prevention Team Blitz patrols within the areas.

Previous reports of Anti-social behaviour including littering and damage to cars in Palesgate Way leading into Whitehill Close led to nothing this evening and again there were no persons around the area.

The next stop off was Grange Gardens where all was quiet not even a mouse!

Ringwood cycle path was our next patrol leading into Churchdale Road, no persons around the area so we headed into town to check the next port of call at McDonalds in Terminus Road where we spent a little time talking to security who confirmed all was quiet and that they had no issues. Upon leaving McDonalds there were several students arriving.

We then attended the pier and had a pleasant stroll along the lower promenade towards the Wish Tower. Whilst patrolling along the upper promenade we were approached by the security from the Bandstand regarding an indecent proposition that had been made to a young male whilst at the concert with his parents. This had already been reported to Sussex Police.

The Veritek building in Hampden Park was the next stop off where again previous reports of Anti-Social Behaviour have been reported, however on our way there and whilst approaching the roundabout just past Aldis there were a group of approximately 6 youths on push bikes that once they saw the marked Police car they seemed in a rush to pedal away! It was only a few seconds after this that the Blitz phone rang reporting issues in the Manor Road/Hydeneye area between 2 groups of youths allegedly fighting. The area was immediately patrolled where all seemed quiet, we spoke to 3 young males who were just talking amongst themselves and were very pleasant. Regarding the youths on their push bikes, well they must of just been keeping fit!!

However a short while after we were still in the area and a report had been made to Sussex Police regarding a disturbance at a nearby property close by to where we were so we had to attend for reassurance which saw the time for the rest of the Blitz shift in. However we are pleased to report that the Blitz phone only rang the once during our shift so hopefully the continued presence and patrols are Blitzing the Anti-Social Behaviour.

 

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