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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 19/06/2020 12:34:00

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Friday, 19th June 2020

News and Alerts

New rural crime team

Acting Sergeant White of the Hastings and Rother Prevention Team based at Battle introduced the new Sussex Rural Crime team to our colleagues in the Kent Rural Crime team last night.

Our intentions are to work in collaboration with Kent Police to identify emerging crime trends, tackle criminality, deliver results and reassure our rural communities. Our Prevention teams will look to work alongside both Rural Crime teams on delivering a more effective service to rural communities.

Acting Sergeant White said "I want to develop our Hastings and Rother districts into hostile places for cross border criminals to operate. We will need the help from local rural communities and our partners to achieve this".

Hailsham man sentenced for attempt to steal from elderly Bexhill resident
A Hailsham man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after attempting to steal cash from an elderly Bexhill resident.

Jimmy Stonestreet, 28, a gardener, of Downash, Hailsham, was sentenced when he appeared on bail by videolink at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (June 12).

Read more here

Man suffers serious head injury in Hastings assault
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a metal pole in Hastings.

Officers were called to the fishermen's huts near The Stade, Rock-a-Nore Road, around 6pm on Saturday (June 13) to reports of an assault.

Read more here

Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 5 (4 residential, 1 non-residential)
Hastings: 10 (7 residential, 3 non-residential)

Please visit our crime prevention pages on home security here for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

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?
This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud:
  • ‪Over £16 million lost to online shopping fraud during lockdown, with people aged 18-26 most at risk.
  • REMINDER: If you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, you will not be asked to provide any passwords, bank account details or PINs. For more information, visit:

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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