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Thursday, 9 May 2019

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 on Friday 3rd May was carried out by PC Ross and PCSO Nicholson. It began with a call to an elderly male in Ringmer who had fallen into a ditch while on his mobility scooter, when we arrived he was back on his scooter as two very helpful members of the community had assisted him. We made sure he got back home safe and well.
We then carried out a patrol of Ringmer but all was well at this time. We were then diverted to go and search for a Jack Russell that had been reported as being seen along by Raystede, on our arrival there was no sign, so hopefully the little dog had been found by the owner.
We headed off towards the coast to carry out checks at McDonalds and KFC, where we spoke to staff, however, no issues were reported to us. While in the KFC area we came across an injured Herring Gull, which we managed to get hold of, we wrapped his damaged wing and took him to Saxon House Station, where we called a local wildlife rescue team who came out to collect the gull.
We then had our refreshment break and were joined by our other two colleagues PCSO’s Horscroft and Marchant who had been called away earlier in the shift to assist with an incident in Lewes. Once fed we checked on staff at the CO-OP in Fort Road, Newhaven who informed us earlier in the week that they had been getting youths in the store causing anti – social behaviour. However, on this ocassion there were no issues.
PCSO’s Horscroft and Marchant went off to patrol Seaford. Whilst they were in Crouch Gardens they found a few empty bottles of Budweiser but nobody was seen, Chalvington Park was also peaceful on their arrival.
PC Ross and PCSO Nicholson checked on Dacre Road car park, where no one was found, although, broken glass was found over one of the ramps, so this was cleared away by PC Ross. While there a male  approached us to say his fourteen year old son had not returned home and was 30 mins late, we area searched for him but his father informed us he had returned home a short while after. 

We then went off to patrol the Landport estate in Lewes but once again nobody was seen and we did not receive any calls on the Blitz phone. PCSO’s Horscroft and Marchant were called by our control room as it was reported that a large number of youths were at a house party in Peacehaven. One of our response units assisted where the youths were advised to move on and there was not any problems regarding them. Another patrol of Ringmer was carried out including the Bowls club, all was very quiet and it was then time to return to Lewes Police station to book off duty.
Operation Blitz on Saturday night started with visiting a various places in Newhaven.We talked with some individuals who had requested the Blitz number and provided them with some information around the Operation.
Our team split up into two, one unit patrolled Landport, Malling fields and other anti-social behaviour hotspots around Lewes before heading to Ringmer to patrol the hotspots in the Village.

The other team headed down to the Coast and patrolled areas of Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven. With the weather being a bit grey and chilly, it was a quiet Blitz shift with no issues to report.
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