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Alert message sent 03/05/2019 19:03:00

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Friday 3rd May 2019

News and appeals

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run collision in Eastbourne

Police are appealing for the driver of a blue Subaru or similar type car which was involved in a collision with a teenage pedestrian on the B2191 Willingdon Drove, Eastbourne, to come forward.

The collision occurred at approximately 6.10pm on Thursday (25 April) at Willingdon Drove's junction with Sevenoaks Road. Officers also want to talk to any witnesses.

The casualty, a 15-year-old boy, was crossing Willingdon Drove when he was hit by the car. The car failed to stop and turned into Sevenoaks Road. The boy sustained a leg injury and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Anyone who saw what happened, who may have dash-cam footage or who has other relevant information is asked to contact police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 1172 of 25/04. The driver of the car is also being asked to make contact without delay.

Looking for a new job? We’re hiring for contact handlers (from 3rd May 2019)

Our recruitment team attended The Big Futures Show at Eastbourne Sports Park on Tuesday to promote our new job openings.

Recruitment Opens for Contact Handlers on 3rd May 2019 and Police Officers on 17th June 2019. 

As a Contact Handler you’ll have a crucial role in the police family: managing a huge variety of emergency 999 calls, dealing with non-emergency 101 calls, online and social media enquiries. All are at the heart of police business.
You will do this by:
  • Facing diverse situations and engaging with people from different backgrounds with different problems.
  • Being adaptable to all types of situations.
  • Having patience and being calm under pressure
  • Communicating clearly and be a good listener
  • Providing reassurance to those in need
  • Working in a fast-paced 24/7 environment
  • Making critical decisions
  • Quick thinking
  • Getting that vital detail
  • Log information quickly and accurately
  • 24 hour shift pattern including nights, weekends and bank holidays

You will provide excellent customer service to the communities we serve and the teams we work with.

This is a vital job that matters to the public, but it also matters to us.
You’ll be hugely important part of the Sussex Police team and, as such, we will give you:
  • Generous basic pay of £23,361 plus an unsocial hours shift allowance of approximately £7,200 per year.
  • 25 days holiday a year (increasing to 30 days after five years’ service) and access to many additional benefits.
  • Opportunities to develop your career and progress within the force (once you have completed two years as a Contact Handler). While many of our Contact Handlers choose to stay in the role or progress to a Controller, there are many opportunities to explore other roles and we will help you develop no matter what your interest.
  • Excellent training with continuous professional development.

To find out more and apply today, visit:

Protect your van and tools reminder

Following a few reports of van breaks across local areas, Police are reminding van owners to review their security.

Having your car or van broken into and losing your things to thieves can be very distressing, especially if it is your livelihood.

Don’t leave your van open to thieves, please take your tools in overnight and over the weekend, and secure them out of sight; print up the below image and pop it on the dashboard or rear window.

To help keep your vehicle safe follow our crime prevention advice here:


Crime summary

A property on Upwick road, Eastbourne had their shed broken into overnight on the 26th, and family mountain bikes were stolen. Police are investigating the theft and all lines of enquiry. (1284 of 26/04 relates)

A commercial property on Maple Road was broken into in the small hours of the 28th. Alarms alerted staff who contacted Police. Suspects have made a forced entry to the property, unfortunately there are no lines of enquiry (0370 of 28/04 relates)

Machinery and other tools were stolen from a business property on Lottbridge Drive, Eastbourne in the late evening of the 30th April. Suspects have used force to gain entry into the storage areas and tools taken. Regrettably there are no lines of enquiry. (1416 of 30/04 relates)

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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

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


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