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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 28th August 2020

News and Alerts

Concerns for Darcie Goobie, missing from Hastings
Police are searching for teenager Darcie Goobie, who is missing from Hastings.

The 15-year-old was last seen near her address about 2pm on Wednesday 26 August and officers are appealing for anyone who sees her to get in touch. She left her house on foot.

Read more here

Sussex Police donates £91,000 to help local organisations during Covid-19 crisis
Sussex Police has donated a total of £91,000 to charities and local organisations to help during the Covid-19 crisis. 

The funds went to 134 different organisations across Sussex through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from the sale of unclaimed lost property and property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.

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Appeal for witnesses after aggravated burglary in Hastings
Police are appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Hastings.

Officers were called to a property in Brackendale around 11.40pm on Thursday (August 20) to reports of two men entering and threatening the occupant with a firearm.

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Man attacked in Hastings town centre - witnesses sought
Police in Hastings are seeking witnesses to a late night attack on a man in the town centre.

Sometime around 1am Friday 14 August, the 29-year-old man was attacked by a group of between 10 and 12 young men and women while he was walking in the Priory Meadow, Kings Square area of central Hastings.

Read more here

Two arrested and two weapons seized in Rother day of action
Police made two arrests and seized two weapons in a day of action in Rother.

Officers spent their shift on Friday (August 14) with a specific focus on tackling knife-related crime and anti-social behaviour in the district.

It was one of a number of days of action across Sussex using Home Office funding dedicated to tackling knife crime and serious violence.

Read more here

Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 9
Hastings: 11

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:
  • Have you been affected by a data breach? Here are some quick and simple steps you can take to protect yourself. For more information about how to stay secure online, visit here
  • Unsure whether someone on the phone claiming to be your bank or police is genuine? Hang up, wait a minute, then call your bank/police on a known number to verify their identity.

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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