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Thursday, 16 January 2020


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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 
Update on last weekend's Operation Blitz activity

Friday 10/01/2020

Friday night’s patrols were conducted by PCSOs Brian-Davis, Crouch and Gell. The first point of call was at 17:45pm when officers came across a female who had a flat tyre. The female had two young children with her and officers assisted and ensured their safety by taking the family home.

At 20:10pm, we attended the area of Byland Close to conduct checks on whether any drug use had been occurring in the area as there have been reports previously that this had been taking place, at this time there was no sign of any drug paraphernalia or drug use.

We moved on to the area of Dunelm Mill and the surrounding estates at 20:24pm again due to reports of previous youth anti – social behaviour. At this time there were no persons present in the area and we moved on.

At 20:40pm we attended Ten Pin and St Wilfrid’s. There was a small group of youths aged approx. 18yrs, who were spoken to. There were no issues and the group moved on shortly after our arrival.

Following a call via our radios to assist with an area search at the Bandstand and along the promenade we came across two young females in possession of cannabis and alcohol, both of which were seized and all relevant details of those concerned were taken and recorded appropriately so the matter can be dealt with at a later date. In addition, due to the girl’s ages they were taken home by officers to their respective parents/carers.

At 22:18 PC Elliott stopped a vehicle that had intelligence reports relating to it. As a result of the stop the driver having been spoken to was arrested for possessing a bladed article, no insurance and driving not in accordance with a license. The vehicle was recovered by police and taken off the roads due to there being no insurance relating to it.

Our final point of call was in the area of the Sovereign Centre where all was quiet.



Saturday 11/01/2020

Saturday’s Op Blitz was conducted by PCSOs Brian-Davis and Cotterill. No calls were received on the Blitz phone for the duration of the shift.

Due to other operational commitments relating to an insecure premises, a scene guard and assisting with a search for a high risk missing person we were unable to conduct our patrols as we normally would have.  Thankfully the missing person was located.

Whilst being committed on other incidents we continued to monitor the radio in case there were any reports of anti-social behaviour that were called in, however, there weren’t any.

Prior to going off shift and having been stood down from other commitments we had been tasked to cover, we conducted further patrols of the areas highlighted as having been subject to previous anti-social behaviour. On our attendance all was quiet in these locations with no groups of youths seen and no reports of anti-social behaviour being made. 

 
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