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Wealden District Police Weekly News and Alerts

Alert message sent 08/08/2019 18:32:00

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Thursday 8th Aug 2019

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Rural Crime Prevention day, and kids fun day tomorrow (9th Aug) in Hailsham.

Following the success of our rural crime prevention day earlier this year at the Llama Park, Forest Row, your local Police team will be holding a similar event at Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham tomorrow the 9th August from 0930.

Your local team will be there all day, offering parents rural crime prevention advice and support, and for the youngsters; easy safety advice and a chance to learn what to do in an emergency though fun and interactive play...we'll also bring along the Police car too.

This is a planned to be a great day, and an opportunity for you to meet your local Police team, hear directly from them in a relaxed informal environment, and find out what work they’ve been doing around the county to tackle rural crime.

It is also a great chance for the children to meet Police officers, and take home vital safety advice, learnt through fun and interactive play to help keep them safe.

Wealden Cadets break for half term

This week saw our Cadets meet for the last time before they take their Summer break.

To see in the Summer Cadets took to the streets this week, reinforcing messages from our ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) awareness week which ran from the 22-28th July.

Working their way through Pevensey and finishing up at Pevensey castle for team building and debrief; Cadets spoke to residents about the different types of ASB they have been learning about; the Policing powers around these and looking at other agencies who can help with input and intervention to manage more problematic ASB cases.

We’re extremely proud of our Cadets and thank them for their ongoing work in helping to reinforce our Forcewide message, and promote our commitment to working with partner agencies and residents to actively target and prevent ASB issues in local areas – we also wish them a very happy and safe Summer; see you all next term!

The Sussex Police volunteer cadet corp (VCC) is a non-competitive programme of practical and police related activities for cadets upholding the values and standards of Sussex Police.

This programme is primarily a youth inclusion and engagement scheme designed to support the personal and social development of cadets aged 13 to 18 years of age, it offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.

Here for more information

Warning over dangerous batch of drugs circulating in East Sussex

People are asked to be aware that a dangerous batch of pills is currently circulating within East Sussex and has been linked to several suspected drugs overdoses.

The pills are being offered as Xanax, also known as Alprazolam and used medicinally to treat anxiety, but it is thought they may have been mixed with chemicals that could make them potentially lethal.

In Hastings already, emergency services have responded to at least three incidents involving “Zannies” in the past 24 hours (Wednesday 7/8/19), and officers are also investigating a drugs-related death that may be connected to these.

Inspector Aidan Cornwall said: "We would strongly advise anyone who has consumed such tablets to seek urgent medical attention and to safely dispose of any of these tablets they may have."

Anyone with information about who supplying the pills is asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 413 of 05/08.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, telephone 0800 555 111.

Summer Fun Days across Wealden

Looking for something to do over the Summer holidays? Look no further than the Wealden Fun Days.

These are free events, run by Wealden District Council, it’s a great opportunity to see what is available in your town for, not only for you, but also your family and friends; with a wide range of sports and activities, craft making, children entertainers and much, much more.

Local Officers from Wealden will also be in attendance offering parents and children crime prevention advice and support. In particular for children, offering safety advice on road and internet safety; and offering up-to-date tools and advice to help keep them safe when out on the roads and online.

The below website gives more details, as well as upcoming dates:
More information found here:

•           Saturday 10 August (10am – 3pm) - Uckfield - West Park Recreation Ground, Markland Way, Uckfield, TN22 2DE 
•           Friday 16 August (10am – 2pm) - Heathfield - Sheepsetting Lane Recreation Ground, Heathfield, TN21 0XG
•           Wednesday 21 August (10am – 2pm) Hailsham - Western Road Recreation Ground, Hailsham, BN27 3DY

Crime summary

Overnight on the 3-4th August, a timber yard off Archery Way, Hailsham, reported having various timber items stolen from their site where suspects have entered the rear of the yard to gain entry. Various items have been traced and returned to their owner following Police attendance and a subsequent arrest in relation (0125 of 04/08 relates)

Cooper wire was taken from a commercial property off Apex Way, Hailsham, overnight on the 3-5th of August whereby suspects have climbed over fences to access the site. Fortunately most items were later located and returned. (0239 of 05/08 relates)

A business address of Bolton Close, Uckfield reported having a jet wash stolen sometime on the 4th August where suspects have cut their way through fencing surrounding the site to gain entry. (0299 of 05/08 relates)

 A farm address off Poundfield Road, Hailsham reported a break in overnight on the 5-6th August whereby suspects have entered the property via an open farm building.

There have been no further reported burglaries.

Please visit our crime prevention pages on home security, for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

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

You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us.

You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.

Have you ever had a policing question that doesn't actually require direct police involvement to answer?

Ask the Police is a great online source of information for the most frequently asked policing questions, visit www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.

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