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Lewes Weekly Update

Alert message sent 05/10/2018 14:35:00

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Friday 5 October

News and appeals

New countrywatch schemes launches

Sussex Countrywatch scheme will be launched at the Autumn Show and Game Fair at the South of England Showground, Ardingly at the weekend. Sussex Countrywatch is a partnership initiative to help strengthen and protect our rural communities against crime by sharing information and providing practical prevention advice. We know that people in Sussex are passionate about our county’s countryside and protecting it from crime. We are reaching out to people living, working or visiting our rural areas to assist us and our partners tackle rural crime and catch those who are responsible for it. By signing up to Sussex Countrywatch, subscribers will receive regular updates straight into their email account from police and partner agencies to keep up to date with the latest rural matters. Subscribers are encouraged to report crime and recommend others to sign up, creating a network of eyes and ears in rural communities. Read more here.


UPDATE: Did you witness a Seaford collision?

The motorcyclist involved in a Seaford collision on Friday (28 September) has died. Officers were called to the A259 at the junction with Marine Parade at 12.20pm to reports of a collision between a silver Toyota Prius and a blue Suzuki motorbike. The motorcyclist, a 68-year-old man from Seaford, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital were he later died. Next of kin have been informed. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage of the incident should report it to Sussex Police either online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Carousel.


Police cease to record lost property reports

From today (Monday 1 October), in alignment with police forces nationally, Sussex Police will no longer record reports of lost property in police stations, in person, online, email or through 101. The national decision was approved by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) after discussions between police forces and the National Police Front Counters Forum (NPFCF). Traditionally, police have accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, although there is no statutory duty to do so. Read more here.

Residential burglary summary

Reference: 0030 28/09
Location: Landport Road, Lewes
Date and time: 6:30pm 27th September
Stolen items: Multiple items

Reference: 0247 28/09
Location: Westview Close, Peacehaven
Date and time: 9:00pm 27th September – 7:30am 28th September
Stolen items: Electric drill

Reference: 0812 29/09
Location: Rodmell Avenue, Saltdean
Date and time: 3:00am – 5:00am 28th September
Stolen items: Multiple tools and a toolbox

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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