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Friday 27th September 2019

News and Alerts


Weekend Op Blitz Contacts

Helping to tackle ASB and youth related ASB in your local towns. 

Operation Blitz designated ASB patrols are conducted in addition to standard patrols over the hours of 6pm till midnight, Friday and Saturday each week.

If you witness any anti-social behaviour you can contact the team out on the streets on the mobile number 07785372050 (1800-0000 Friday and Saturday)

You can also sign up to weekly ASB reports from the Blitz team by signing up to the community messaging service In The Know at:

Outside of the above times, please continue to report by, calling 101, emailling or online at 

Remember always call 999 in an emergency


Two charged with drug offences following hotel search

Two men have been charged with drug offences following a hotel room search.

Officers attended a hotel in Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, on Thursday (September 19) following reports of two men acting suspiciously.

A room search was conducted, a large quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized and two men were detained.

Klajdi Pllumbi, 24, and Anri Allgjata, 23, both of no fixed address, were charged with possession with intent to supply a class A drug (cocaine) and Allgjata was further charged with possession or the control of identity documents with intent.

Both men pleaded not guilty, were remanded in custody and will appear at Lewes Crown Court on October 21.


Heritage Crime

PCSO Daryl Holter, one of the lead officers in Sussex for Heritage Crime spoke to community members this week at the Village Hall in East Dean & Friston, updating them on the work Sussex Police are doing as well as offering advice to community members who play a part in looking after heritage sites.

Daryl said; ‘Sadly we still see a number of heritage crimes across the county, so spreading the prevention, engagement and education messages is really important’. 

What is Heritage Crime?

Heritage crime is defined as 'any offence which harms the value of England's heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations'.

That can include offences like lead theft from churches, damage to ancient monuments and illegal metal detecting.

You can find out more about our work, advice and support on reporting Heritage Crimes here:


Police urging road users to support European-wide campaign to save lives

Surrey Police and Sussex Police are urging road users to pledge their support towards a European-wide campaign to save lives.

The forces will once again be supporting Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death), which aims to bring casualty reduction and road safety to the forefront of people’s minds.

Locally Eastbourne Prevention officers joined various Community SpeedWatch volunteers across the district during the day to support this key message.

In 2018 in Sussex, a total of 5,060 injury collisions were reported to police. Of these, 43 were fatal and a further 958 resulted in serious injuries.

Project EDWARD aims to reduce the number of fatal and serious collisions on our roads by raising awareness of road safety.

It is run by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police network, and takes place on Thursday 26 September this year, when the aim is to have zero fatal collisions on the roads across Europe.
However, the ultimate goal is to improve road safety for the longer term; not just one day.

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Roads Policing Unit for Surrey Police and Sussex Police, said: “It is staggering to think there were 66 fatal crashes in Surrey and Sussex last year. The victims were all someone’s father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister. Put into perspective, fatal collisions significantly affect the wider community; not just the person directly involved.

“While we cannot comment on the circumstances of each incident, it goes without saying that many collisions could easily be avoided by having proper knowledge and understanding of basic rules on the roads.

“The ‘fatal four’ – drink or drug-driving, mobile phone use, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt – are the four most common causes of serious and fatal collisions, and it is these offences in particular that we would like people to cut out of their driving habits.
“In our opinion, even one fatality is one too many.”        
Roads policing officers will provide high-visibility patrols across Surrey and Sussex on 26 September, assisted by the forces’ road safety campaign colleagues – Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and DriveSMART, Surrey.

However, officers will continue to respond to all roads policing matters as part of their routine duties 365 days a year.

Chief Insp Hodder added: “An average of 70 people die in collisions on roads across Europe every day. Although these figures sound high – and they are – we are still one of the leading countries for road safety in Europe.

“We need to build upon this expertise and this position to get the number of road deaths down, improve the knowledge and awareness of road safety, and encourage others to do the same. Even if you do not drive, we are all road users of one type or another, and unfortunately, we probably all know someone who has been in a collision.”

Road safety remains a key priority for Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne. She said: “I’m pleased to see our partners working together and pledging their continued commitment to road safety.

“One road death is one too many. By pledging today to use our roads responsibly, whether as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian, we can all start to make a collective effort to look out for each other and minimise the risk of a collision that could have life-changing consequences.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey David Munro said: “Every fatal collision that occurs has a devastating effect on all those involved, their families and the wider community which is why Project EDWARD carries such an important message.

“One death on our roads is one too many and we must do everything in our power to improve driver safety, increase awareness of the common causes of serious collisions, and reduce casualties.”

On 26 September, there will be road safety messaging on social media, in schools and in universities, being delivered to members of the public by casualty reduction officers. Enforcement will be carried out by dedicated patrols throughout the road network of the counties.

To support this day and the work carried out by Surrey Police and Sussex Police, East Sussex and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services, and local authorities, members of the public can sign up to the pledge, committing to become a better driver and encouraging friends and family to do the same here:


Crime Summary

During the afternoon of the 21st September, a few garages off Blakes Way, Eastbourne, were pick locked and compromised. (0764 of 21/09 relates)

A property shop off Cornfield Road, Eastbourne was broken into overnight on the 23-24 of September, whereby suspects have accessed the roof of the property to gain entry. (0349 of 24/09 relates)

A residential burglary occurred during the day time of the 24th September, at a property off Kings Drive, Eastbourne, where victims have returned home to find a rear door open, and a search of the home conducted. Various personal items included various jewellery items were stolen. (1078 of 24/09 relates)

A garage off Dukes Drive, Eastbourne, was broken into and a motocross bike stolen, overnight in the small hours of the 26th September (153 of 26/09 relates)

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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

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

You can also visit our website at 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 for more information.

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