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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 6th November 2020

News and Alerts

Hastings man arrested by police investigating offensive video
A 52-year-old man from Hastings has been arrested by police investigating an offensive video posted on Twitter.

Police were made aware of the video around 8.40pm on Wednesday (November 4).

The man was arrested around 4.45am on Thursday (November 5) on suspicion of sending by public communication network an offensive / indecent / obscene / menacing message. He remains in police custody at this time.

Sussex's Chief Constable 'disappointed' by weekend Covid19 breaches
Sussex’s Chief Constable has described a string of Covid19 breaches over the weekend as ‘disappointing and selfish’.

As England prepares for a second lockdown, Jo Shiner said police enforcement activity would be stepped up to address the behaviour of people knowingly breaking the rules in the coming days and weeks to help protect the NHS and save lives.

Read more here

Man convicted in relation to St Leonards stabbing
A man has been found guilty of wounding with intent after a boy was stabbed in St Leonards.

Ian Bryan, 58, unemployed of St Margaret’s Road, was convicted at Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday (November 3) after a week-long trial.

He was found guilty of one count of wounding with intent and one count of attempted wounding with intent after an altercation at St Margaret’s Road around 9.26pm on Wednesday, April 22.

Read more here

Did you see man shouting at a family in St Leonards?
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident of public order in St Leonards.

Around 8.15pm on Saturday (October 31), a man and a woman were walking along London Road with their two young children, including one in a pushchair, when a man approached them and shouted an offensive comment.

The man was challenged by the children’s father and walked off north along London Road. The family recognised the man as someone who had previously displayed threatening behaviour towards them, and quickly contacted police.

Read more here

Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 13
Hastings: 7

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:
  • We are warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for criminals sending FAKE PayPal emails. For more information on how to protect yourself, click here.
  • University students are at increased risk from online and text scams offering tax rebates. Forward suspicious tax emails to and texts to 60599.

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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