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Eastbourne Operation Blitz

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Friday, 19 September 2019

Operation Blitz notification of this weekend's phone number

Dear Members,

This weekend's phone number/s is: 07785372050

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

Blitz on Friday night was conducted by PC May and PCSO Walker. It was a warm clear night and our first point of call was to Terminus Road for a search for a high risk missing person.
We then attended Hampden Park, and took a walk through the park, where we met a few people and spoke to them about any concerns they may have. Whilst there we saw nothing untoward and no offences being committed.

This led us to Etchingham Road, where we dealt with a car that was parked on the pavement. We were made aware and noticed that the ignition barrel had been broken, we conducted a PNC check but it came back with no trace of the vehicle, we spoke to a member of public who pointed us in the right direction of the owner – a happy child who had their car returned (Picture of car below).


In addition, to the above we spoke to around three young persons around the age of ten who were happily playing football in the field.

We moved onto the car park on Sovereign View, where we checked the car parks around the area and also the promenades, where there were no signs of any vehicles or disturbances.
We continued our patrols onto Cross Levels Way, and Eastbourne College where we walked around the campus, there were no issues and the buildings were all secure.

We received one phone call on the Blitz phone from a member of public in Bourne Street who reported a large group of males that kept coming and going from the area and they were concerned this was related to drug dealing. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend as we had to deal with a high priority call. However, we reassured the caller that we would make a presence on next weekend’s Operation Blitz.

In addition to the above hotspots, we also conducted some patrols around Milfoil Drive, and made a stop at the co-op where we were informed by a member of public that there were a number of youths drinking in Reedem Road, we attended the location and spoke with a couple of youths in the area, they had no alcohol and had not seen anyone.

After completing most of our patrols we finished the Operation Blitz shift for the evening.
Saturday night Blitz was conducted by PCSO Camille, who conducted a mix of foot and mobile patrols across the district.

The first point of call was Terminus Road, where we have had reports of anti – social behaviour, we then moved on to Hampden Park, where we had identified two criminal damages in the play park area and next to the café on previous occasions and were checking that the area was safe and secure this evening.

We then moved on to Etchingham Road, due to recent reports of youths causing issues in the area and then to Sovereign View, and the car park where we have had report of inconsiderate driving and anti – social behaviour.

Finally, we attended Victoria Drive where we had had reports from members of the public relating to youth nuisance, drinking and drug use, who are also congregating in the library doorway.

We are happy to say that throughout our patrols we did not encounter any issues.

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