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Thursday 12th November 2020

Eastbourne Police News and Alerts



Appeal for information after assault in Eastbourne

Detectives investigating an assault in Eastbourne are appealing for information from the public.

Police were called to Bourne Street shortly before 8am on Saturday (7 November) to reports of an assault. No victim was located and there is no trace of the victim at local hospitals. 

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Tod Stewart said: "We suspect a man was assaulted during this incident and we are concerned for his welfare.

"We believe the victim and suspect may be known to each other and would urge anyone with information to report it to us.

"Our priority is ensuring this man assessed and receives any necessary medical treatment."

Anyone with information, or who knows the identity of this man, is urged to report online or call 101, quoting 246 of 07/11.




CCTV appeal after assault in Eastbourne town centre

Do you recognise this man?

Police would like to speak to him about an assault outside Domino’s Pizza in Langney Road, Eastbourne.

A 20-year-old man was walking home when he was punched by an unknown man around 9.20pm on Saturday, September 26. He suffered minor injuries to his face and head.

Police believe the man pictured could help with their enquiries. Anyone who recognises him, or who has any other information about the assault, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1425 of 26/09.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.




Sussex Police Postcard Design Competition

Sussex Police Chief Constable Jo Shiner is looking for new postcard designs to use when writing to children and young people, and is inviting Sussex’s under 18s to come up with the designs.

As well as having their design printed on a postcard, the three winners will be invited to join Sussex Police teams for a range of experiences including meeting a police dog, seeing an equipment demonstration and even tea and cakes with the Chief.

Across three age categories – up to 10, 11–14 and 15–18 – entrants have until Monday 30 November are invited to use their creative skills, from painting to photography, drawing to collage, to come up with a winning design, which can be inspired by the Sussex Police priorities:
  • Protecting our Communities (keeping you safe)
  • Catching Criminals
  • Delivering an outstanding service
Jo Shiner said: “It gives me great pleasure to launch this competition for children and young people across Sussex. It has been a challenging year for everyone and this is a chance to have some fun and be creative. I am really excited to see your ideas and designs. I hope it will be a welcome activity that you can safely do at home and I look forward to meeting the winners. “

Winners will be chosen by a panel of young people and independent judges. Their prize will be organised in line with timescales permitted under Covid-19 restrictions for safety reasons. Runners up will also have their work displayed in police stations across Sussex in early 2021. 

Enter the competition here.




Operation Sceptre - Tackling Knife Crime In Sussex

Sussex Police is highlighting its ongoing activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week-long campaign launching today (9 November).

Operation Sceptre bolsters the work undertaken by Sussex police all year round to help keep residents safe from knife-related harm in their local communities.

Sussex is a safe place to live, although in line with national trends Sussex has seen an increase in knife crime. The vast majority of young people (99 per cent of 10-29-year-olds) do not carry a knife. However, bringing violence and knife crime down is a top priority and Sussex Police is determined to get knives off the streets for good.

Operation Sceptre is a campaign that aims to tackle the danger that knife crime poses by educating those most at risk and carrying out proactive work that takes knives off our streets.  It is a misconception that carrying a knife makes you safer. Carrying a knife for protection is not a defence in law and even being caught with someone carrying can result in a sentence if you are caught. 

Superintendent Stu Hale said: "Knives and dangerous weapons have no place on the streets of Sussex. We are determined to reduce the risk of knife-related harm by working together and making our message on knife possession crystal clear.

"Operation Sceptre is an opportunity to discuss knife crime in an open and honest way. We want to send the message to young people that carrying a knife is dangerous and can have serious consequences. Carrying a knife does not make you safer, in fact it puts you at more risk of being a victim.

"Addressing the root causes of knife crime is essential in tackling it. This is why we’re combining educational activities and amnesty with targeted, intelligence-led operations to both raise awareness among at-risk groups and disrupt crime in action.   

"We have year-round operations to address knife crime including engaging with young people in schools, the launch of our knife crime engagement van and work with partners to ensure people are signposted to help at an early opportunity. 



"We also work hard to target disrupt prolific offenders, through the Tactical Enforcement Unit and are intensifying our activities through days of action  - which means individuals carrying knives are increasingly likely to be caught and prosecuted.

"This anti-knife week is also a crucial reminder that there is help out there for those who do not feel safe."

Tactics will include targeted high visibility and plain-clothes patrols across the county. Other prioritised activity includes target stop and search against habitual knife carriers and previous offenders as  and weapon sweeps by police officers.

As always, knife amnesty bins where people can safely dispose of dangerous or unwanted knives and blades at police stations across Sussex, no questions asked.

To tell Sussex Police about knife crime please report online or call 101, we will treat information you give us sensitively. In an emergency always dial 999.

To report knife crime anonymously, click here.





Op Blitz (ASB patrols) This Weekend

At this time of year there is often an increase in anti-social behaviour, which can distress and worry many residents.

Additional Officers will be deployed this Friday and Saturday on our ASB targeting patrols, Op Blitz - call 07785372050 between 1800-0000 to report ASB directly to officers out on patrol.

Sussex Police will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour at any time of the year. Outside of these times report ASB online or to 101, and always call 999 in an emergency.




Crime Summary

Tools were targeted from 3 sheds at properties off Le Brun Road, Eastbourne on the 3-5th November. Overnight unknown suspects have used force and removed locks to gain entry.

Plumbing equipment was stolen from a garage at a property off Southern Road, Eastbourne during the evening of the 6th November. (453 of 7/11 relates)

Jewellery was targeted at a property off Chilham Close, Eastbourne, overnight on the 9th November. Unknown suspects have smashed entry to a rear door to gain entry to the property. (480 of 9/11 relates)

A key safe was reported tampered with at a property off Priory Road, Eastbourne on the 9th November. (600 of 9/11 relates)



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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk 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 www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.




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