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Eastbourne Operation Blitz

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Thursday, 13 February 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 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

Friday evening’s Op Blitz was conducted by PCSOs Brian-Davis and Gell. Our patrols started at 18:00hrs where we attended the allotments near Filching Road. In recent weeks we have had a number of reports of drug use there, however on our patrols we found no one around, so we left and patrolled along Royal Sussex Crescent after a few recent disturbance calls in the area.

At approximately 18:20hrs we arrived in Hampden Park where we checked the areas around St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Dunelm Mill due to a number of reports of youths causing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in the area. A thorough check of the areas revealed there was no one around and we moved onto our next stop.

We arrived in the Langney/ Shinewater area at 18:40hrs where we conducted checks in Shinewater Park and Shalfleet Close. Apart from a couple of dog walkers in Shalfleet Close, the areas were quiet. After a few recent reports of motorbikes being used in an anti-social manner around the Shinewater Lane area, we paid extra attention to Milfoil Drive/ Sorrel Drive area of Shinewater. Our checks found a few members of the public walking around, but everything was in order.

Between 19:00hrs and 22:00hrs we were committed with a visit to an address along Cornfield Terrace in Eastbourne following reports of drug dealing. A number of officers attended an address where one was arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Cannabis.

During this time we received a call from a resident at Bylands Close reporting a congregation of youths in a stairwell. We attended the area at 22:00hrs and checked the stairwell in question.

Following this we patrolled along Chelworth Road and then onto Midhurst Road after police received a few calls from residents stating people were jumping on garage roofs and trying to access empty properties - both these areas were quiet.

Saturday’s Op Blitz patrols was conducted by PCSO’s Cotterill, Brian-Davis and Gell. We started our patrols a little early, at 17:30hrs after receiving reports of a large group of kids riding their bikes in the bus lane along Terminus Road. We attended the area and spoke to those in the there and advised them of where best to use their bikes and scooters. Following this report we remained in the area to conduct our visible patrols and deter any more Anti-Social Behaviour.

We continued our patrols at 20:55hrs where we checked on Bylands Close following a call there on the previous day. We then visited Midhurst Road following a few reports of youths climbing on top of garage roofs.

Our patrols continued to the areas surrounding Dunelm Mill at 21:10hrs and then onto Shalfleet Close and Shinewater park. Our patrols finished at 21:50hrs in the area of Tenpin.

From 21:50hrs onwards officers were committed with a search for a missing person. During the course of the evening, there were no calls to the Blitz phone and apart from our initial call at 17:30hrs, Eastbourne remained quiet.

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