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Friday 18th October 2019

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Can you name this man? - Eastbourne attack investigation continues

Police in Eastbourne want to identify and trace this man in connection with their investigation into a street attack.



The 25-year-old victim was set upon by a number of people near the junction of Seaside and St James Road at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (8 October). He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with head injuries, where his condition is currently described as serious.

Detective Sergeant Jo Bott said; "Anyone who can help name the man in the photo, who is wearing a green top and blue jeans, is asked to contact us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Netherby."

Four men have already been charged with attacking the man.

Rui Perreira, 28, unemployed, of Harlesden Road, London NW10; Max Perreira, 23, a cleaner, of Milton Road, Southampton: Bruno Tavares, 22, unemployed, of Seaside, Eastbourne: and Carlos Semedo, 24, unemployed of no fixed address, appeared in custody at Hastings Magistrates Court on Monday (14 October), charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the man.

All four were committed for trial, in custody, for a Pre-Trial hearing at a Crown Court on 11 November.


 

Four men have been charged with attacking a man in an Eastbourne street.

Rui Perreira, 28, unemployed, of Harlesden Road, London NW10; Max Perreira, 23, a cleaner, of Milton Road, Southampton: Bruno Tavares, 22, unemployed, of Seaside, Eastbourne: and Carlos Semedo, 24, unemployed of no fixed address, are due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Monday (14 October), charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the 25-year-old local man.

He was set upon by a number of people near the junction of Seaside and St James Road at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (8 October). He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with head injuries, where his condition is currently described as serious.

The prosecution follows an investigation by detectives and local officers based at Eastbourne.


 

Be Polite This Halloween Night

Hallowe'en has become an increasingly popular celebration over the past few years for children, families and young people especially, but it is important not to have fun at the expense of others.

One way to deter unwanted trick or treaters on October 31, is to print and display the 'no trick or treaters' poster, these can be picked up from your local Police station/contact point, or printed for free online

If you are looking to take part the poster for ‘Trick or treaters Welcome’ can also be found on our website or at local Police contact points and stations.

Remember not everyone enjoys Halloween, spare a thought for those who may feel anxious with strangers knocking on their door.

Have fun, stay safe, and only go to homes who are clearly welcoming trick or treaters, if you see someone displaying a no trick or treat poster, please do not call at those homes as people do not wish to be disturbed.


 

Sussex Police says there is no place for hate

Sussex Police is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week, emphasising the importance of reporting hate crime and reinforcing the message that it is not tolerated in Sussex. 

The week, which runs from October 12 to 19, aims to raise understanding of what hate crime is and encourage victims to report it, giving support to victims, their families and communities, and dealing with perpetrators appropriately. 



During the week, we have been using social media to share messages of what hate crime is to help give knowledge and confidence to victims to report it to the police, as well as sharing information on how hate crime can escalate if it isn’t reported, real life experiences of victims of hate crime and emphasising that we will always support victims with empathy and respect. 

We are also reinforcing the message that it’s not just victims who can report hate crime; witnesses are vital and can play their part too by reporting any incidents seen. 

Sussex Police lead for Hate Crime, Superintendent Ed De La Rue said: “Hate crime is pernicious. Crimes that are motivated by hate can cause high levels of depression, fear and loss of confidence, and it damages communities too. 

"I urge people who have suffered or witnessed a hate crime to report it to us. We are committed to treating victims with respect and empathy, and knowing where and when hate crimes occur allows us to try and prevent them in future.” 

Hate crime can be reported to us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency. For those who wish to report online, you can do so here

People who are hard of hearing or speech-impaired can text 65999 or TypeTalk on 18000. You can also report via True Vision, a national website operated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. 

There is also a range of support agencies to whom you can report to locally; speak to Eastbourne council or citizens advice, as well as finding support online at Safe:Space Sussex, if you have been a victim of hate crime; here you can also find a directory of local specialist services.


 

Fireworks and the law

Everyone should be able to enjoy fireworks safely, whether at an organised display or in their back garden. Find out the law around using fireworks as well as how to stay safe, and report those using fireworks in a dangerous or threatening way. 

Categories of fireworks

Category one: ‘Throwdown fireworks’ including firecrackers, bangers and party poppers
Categories two and three: ‘Adult fireworks’ available in shops
Category four: Professional display fireworks available from specialist suppliers

Who can use fireworks?

According to The Fireworks Regulations 2004 The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015:

Anyone over 18 can buy, carry or use category one, two and three fireworks
Anyone over 16 can only buy, carry or use category one fireworks
Anyone over 12 can buy Christmas crackers

Only licensed professionals can buy, carry and use category 4 fireworks

Unless part of an organised event by licensed professionals, fireworks cannot be used on the street or in a public place

It’s an offence to throw or set off any firework (including sparklers and category 1 fireworks) in or into any highway, street, thoroughfare or public space

What time can fireworks be used?

Fireworks can be used in the UK any time from 7am to 11pm*
*Exceptions are, Bonfire night: 7am to midnight, New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year: 7am to 1am the following day.

What is the impact of firework misuse?

Used irresponsibly, fireworks can cause damage to property and do significant harm to people and animals. Not only is there a danger from fireworks exploding, they can also pose a serious fire risk as well.

This is why members of the public may only use fireworks on private property, such as their back gardens, and only licensed professionals can use them in public places.

What you can do

If a local retailer is selling adult fireworks to people under 18, please report it to your local Trading Standards department.

If children are setting off fireworks in your area, our first advice is to ask them politely to stop.
It’s possible they’re unaware that they are breaking the law. If you know their parents, perhaps ask them to intervene. 

If you’re having an ongoing problem with people setting off fireworks, please report it to us.

Fireworks, Be Safe, Not Sorry – Always follow the code: www.rospa.com/home-safety/advice/fireworks-safety/


 

Crime Summary

During the evening of the 11th October, a group of males entered a supermarket warehouse on Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, and stole alcohol. Fortunately they have been caught on CCTV. (1245 of 11/10 relates)

Overnight on the 12th October a Café address on Queens Parade, Eastbourne reported and attempted burglary whereby unknown suspects have used forced to bend window bars and smash windows in an attempt to enter. (0361 of 13/10 relates)

A garage of Elm Grove, Eastbourne, was broken into during the daytime of the 14th October. Unknown suspects have attempted to gain entry using an unknown tool to bend garage doors back. (1176 of 14/10 relates)

Further garages were broken into sometime this week when owners returned to find padlocks had been cut off their garage and tools stolen from inside just off Astaire Avenue, Eastbourne. (0279 of 15/10 relates)

There have been no further burglaries report in the across the Eastbourne 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, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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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