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Lewes District Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Friday 22nd May 2020

Lewes District Police Weekly News and Alerts

Missing Peacehaven Teenager

Police are searching for teenager Harvey Stone, who is missing from Peacehaven.

The 14-year-old has been missing from his home since Monday morning (18 May), and he may be in Peacehaven, Eastbourne, Brighton or Forest Gate in London.

He is described as white, about 5’, of small build, with mousey brown hair with a long fringe. He usually wears a dark zip up top and tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who sees Harvey or knows where he could be is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 916 of 18/05.

Covid-19 Grants for local Communities

Sussex Police has given more than £60,000 to charities and good causes in the county during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The money has come from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) - a pot of money made up from the sale of found property and from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

The main aim of the fund is to support local projects undertaken by voluntary and charitable organisations that solely benefit the communities of Sussex.

Since April 13, Sussex Police has dished out £60,000 to 78 groups that have been providing support for people during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can find out more about the application for your group, or charity here.

Operation Blitz – Tackling ASB in your towns and villages

Operation Blitz is a designated ASB patrol, and an on-going drive, each Friday and Saturday night between 4pm-10pm (during the Spring months, and in addition to our weekly patrols across the district), in which officers from the Lewes district Prevention team take to the streets in areas which have seen an increase in ASB crimes, or youth related ASB, along with areas which have come to attention from your reports over the week.

Our designated ASB patrols continue during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From 4pm-10pm, you can call officers on a designated phone number should you witness or become victim of any ASB, or youth related ASB. The contact number for the Lewes areas (which covers all rural towns north of Lewes, right down through the coast including Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford) is: 07989 188960.

Outside of these times, please continue to report ASB to us on 101, or report online on the newly designed ASB reporting form here

Whilst we continue to direct patrols to known areas of ASB to prevent further occurrences; no one knows your neighbourhood quite like you do - ASB in our district will not be tolerated, if you have any concerns within your local community around ASB, please report it to us by either calling 101, or visiting our website - alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

Your reports help to form designated patrols across the district, and assist your local Prevention team in intervening early, to help prevent ASB and crime and disorder from occurring across your towns and villages.

Remember if an offence is occurring, or there is an immediate danger to you or those around you, always call 999.

Lewes District Police Spring Newsletter 2020

Please find here the Lewes District Police Spring 2020 Newsletter.

This latest quarterly newsletter contains details of our engagements over the last few months, including significant arrests and positive outcomes within your communities.

It also includes messages from Lewes Prevention Inspector Ripley, Chief Inspector Lewis and more; on how together they have been working across the district to keep you and your comminutes safe during the current climate, as well as how our priorities of preventing and detecting crime, and protecting the most vulnerable remain the top of our list.

If you are unable to view the attached please try using a mobile or tablet device and either 'download' or 'save as' the attached document to view the newsletter in PDF format.

Thank you.​​​​​​​

Crime Summary

There have only been two reported burglaries across the Lewes district in the last 7 days.

A garage at a property off East End Road, Ditchling was entered during the day and into the night of the 15-16th May. Personal items including alcohol were stolen from inside. (0430 of 16/05 relates)

A property off Mill Lane, Newick, was broken into during the morning of the 19th May. Suspects have forced entry to rear patio doors, smashing the glass and entering the home. Once inside a search was conducted and various personal items stolen, including jewellery. (0753 of 19/05 relates)

There have been no further reports of residential burglaries on the Lewes district.

For a range of crime prevention advice, support and tips to keep you and your property safe can be found here.

If you have been the victim of a burglary, please report online, or by calling 101 – always dial 999 in an emergency/burglary in action.

Action Fraud scam watch

Did you know scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year, with over 50% of people over 65 having already been targeted by scams; and only 5% of all scams reported?

Action Fraud’s top tips

Although fraud and cybercrime comes in many forms, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

Follow Action Frauds’ personal safety checklist to keep you and those around you safe from fraud here.

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, 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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