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Friday 2nd August 2019

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Lewes Police response to bike thefts and ASB – UPDATE

Following our ongoing work alongside NeighbourHood First, and increasing high visibility PCSO patrols around the Pumptrack in Newhaven to tackle issues, we are pleased to report we have seen a decreased in youth related ASB and bike thefts from the park.

To continue this positive result we are also pleased to update: Lewes Prevention Officers and staff will be at the Shakespeare Hall in Newhaven, in the recreation ground at the bottom of Fort Road on the 22nd August from 12-4pm offering a bike registration and marking event for bike owners.

We would encourage bike and track users to join us and take advantage of crime prevention advice and marking tools to keep your bikes safe from theft – should you know any bike users that do not sign up to the community messaging system to please pass on this information.

Crime prevention techniques such as using a more solid lock, not leaving your bike unattended when leaving the park can all help towards preventing further thefts.

We look forward to seeing you, if you run groups or clubs where young bike users frequent, please pass on this information.

Witnesses sought to burglary at Bellbrook Industrial Estate

Police are investigating a burglary which occurred at Bellbrook Industrial Estate in Uckfield.

Around 1.30am on Tuesday 30 July, Parker Building Supplies was broken into and a quantity of insulation sheeting – valued at between £6,000 and £8,000 – was stolen.

The suspects fled the scene and covered the area with an unknown substance which caused a small number of people issues such as sore throats. They were checked over and did not require hospital treatment.

The substance was confirmed to be non-corrosive, and both East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service stood down from the scene before midday.

Police enquiries are ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the burglary, or who has any information about the incident, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 246 of 30/07.

Sussex Cadets look to their future

This week our Cadets were given a talk from our recruitment team about careers within Sussex Police, looking at all the different roles the Force offers, including Officer roles and Police Staff roles.

Sussex has major cities, ports, rural villages and an international airport. There’s a lot of ground to cover. To do it well, we need people from different backgrounds with diverse skills and experience.

Could this be you?

Interested in a Career with Sussex Police? Discover more about our jobs here.

Do you have concerns about speeding in your villages and towns?

We attended a road safety awareness meeting at Chailey Village Hall this week, organised by residents following their concerns, to offer advice to residents on the ways they can report anti-social driving to us.

Did you know you can report anti-social driving, including speeding, and mobile phone use whilst driving to us at Operation Crackdown? If you have the vehicle registration number, time and date of the incident please report to http://www.operationcrackdown.org/

Community SpeedWatch (CSW) is also currently recruiting volunteer coordinators and operators in Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Woodingdean, Rottingdean and Lewes.

Since opening our volunteering opportunities a few weeks ago, we have had a great intake, there are still a few places left on the Lewes district.

If interested, you can join by going to www.communityspeedwatch.org and choosing the group from the drop-down list, then following the on-screen prompts. If you can’t find a group listed, you can also register a new group.

You can also join as a volunteer community speedwatch member, we're currently looking for members to join across the Lewes district, please get in touch by emailing csw@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Crime summary

During the evening of the 26th July, a property on High Street, Lewes, reported disturbing someone in their home whereby victim has returned home to find their front door lock, on checking their back door someone has been in and swiftly made off. A watch was taken in the process. (0571 of 26/07 relates)

A public house off Station Approach, Seaford, reported having bottles of spirits stolen overnight on the 27th, whereby suspects have forced entry by breaking locks on a side door, to gain entry to the public house. (0476 of 27/07 relates)

Overnight on the 28th a property off Lewes Road, Newhaven, had a shed broken into whereby suspects have forced entry and taken an electric wheelchair. (0410 of 28/07 relates)

There have been no other burglaries reported across the Lewes district.

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

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