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Thursday, 17 October 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

The weather this weekend came with heavy winds and rain showers and had a big impact on the number of youths seen.

There was a large number of uniformed officers on the coastal area this weekend in order to tackle recent anti – social behaviour issues across the district, so the Blitz team decided to focus on Lewes for the evening.

Around 6.20pm we left the coast and drove north to Lewes. The road was extremely wet and after a circuit of the Newhaven Ring road, the weather had for us, at least, determined how we felt the next few hours would be.

Our journey north took us through rural farmland until we reached Ringmer. There has been recent anti – social behaviour after school in this area and historically the shops and Anchor Field Skate Park have always been areas of interest.

This evening though, due to the inclement weather, the area was devoid of youths, or anyone else for that matter. This check took place at 7pm and we spent approximately 15/20 minutes in the area to ensure that we were correct and any anti-social behaviour was not present.

We have then decided to return to Lewes. There were a few smokers outside Fuego Lounge , adjacent to Friars Walk, toughing out the weather on the pavement, but none of the usual  youths.

We came across a homeless lady and with the weather being what it was, we went to check on this female. She was as well as could be expected and we offered help to services, however, this was declined.

A brief check of Cliffe High Street at 7.45pm where there was just a few pub goers scuttling towards their destinations under a well-positioned brolly.

A quick run up the High Street had similar, different pubs, different people, but all sporting similar head ware to keep the rain at bay.

We had a slow drive up Newhaven High Street at 10.30pm, where once again the pub goers were out, this time in just Tee Shirts!!

10.40pm saw as back at Saxon House to carry on with much needed paperwork whilst listening out for the blitz phone.

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