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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 23/10/2020 10:23:00

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Friday, 23rd October 2020

News and Alerts

Man to appear in court in relation to serious Bexhill collision
A man has been summonsed to court in relation to a serious collision in Bexhill.

Police were called to Woodsgate Park around 7.40pm on Friday 22 May to reports of a crash between a red Mini and a moped.

The moped rider – a 16-year-old boy from Bexhill – received medical treatment for serious facial injuries.

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Man arrested following spate of motorcycle fires in St Leonards
A man has been arrested in connection with a spate of motorcycle fires in St Leonards.

Police are investigating the five separate incidents as arson. Each bike was destroyed, and the fires were extinguished by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

The incidents occurred in the Warrior Square area between approximately 2am and 3am on Monday 19 October, and enquiries led to the arrest of a man nearby shortly afterwards.

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Police investigating fight in Hastings bar
Detectives are seeking witnesses to a violent incident in a Hastings bar.

At 9.25pm on Saturday 17 October police were called to a disturbance involving a large number of people at the Sports Bar, Wellington Square, Hastings. Officers entered, broke up the incident and closed the premises.

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Suspects sought after man stabbed in Hastings
Police in Hastings are seeking witnesses and information after a man was stabbed.

Emergency services were called to a report of the 50-year-old local man found with a stab wound to his leg at Admiral Steps, Nelson Road, Hastings, at 11.10pm on Friday (9 October).

The man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment.
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Police and football clubs work together to tackle hate crime in Sussex
Steps taken by the police to tackle hate crime in Sussex have been supported by football clubs across the county.

The force has marked Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 10 – 17) by highlighting the work being done to reduce and prevent hate crime in Sussex, identifying those responsible for it and supporting those affected by it.

The police’s efforts have been supported by football clubs in Sussex, who work closely with the force’s dedicated football officer Police Constable Darren Balkham to try and reduce the number of hate incidents reported at matches.

Read more here

Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 5
Hastings: 5

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:
  • If you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, you won't be asked to provide any passwords, bank account info or PINs. The new NHS COVID-19 app is the only official contact tracing app for England & Wales. Find out more here.
  • Criminals will disguise their requests for money by dropping it harmlessly into conversation. They’ll appear vulnerable, emotional and in desperate need of your help. Stop and think. It could protect you and your money. Read more 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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