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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Friday, 20th November 2020

News and Alerts

Proactive policing and protecting communities remains our focus during second lockdown
Sussex Police’s Chief Constable has thanked local communities for their perseverance during the second national lockdown, revealing police are now dealing with the full range of crimes alongside policing the pandemic.

Crime patterns have shown an increase in some offences including drug trafficking and possession and in public order. Other crimes have also now returned to pre-Covid levels.

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Sussex Police continued support for domestic abuse victims
Sussex Police have successfully introduced new initiatives to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse and to support victims, an issue which remains a priority for the force at this crucial time of further lockdown.

Since a new specialist unit was set up in March more than half of people reporting cases that are not immediately urgent have opted for a special video appointment service that can be used when conversations can’t take place face to face for any reason.

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Closure order secured against St Leonards property
A property in St Leonards associated with violence, anti-social behaviour and drug issues has been shut down under a closure order.

The order, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Hastings Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (November 17). It prevents anyone from entering the premises in Lovat Mead for three months from November 17.

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Sussex Police launches final police officer recruitment drive of 2020
Sussex Police has today, Monday (16 November), opened recruitment for the third time this year, as part of its push to drive up officer numbers by 2022.

During this round of recruitment, the final opportunity for this year, applications will be sought for cohorts to join the force in late 2021 as part of a three-year programme where they will study for a degree in professional policing practice while undertaking their training. The Degree Holders Entry Programme also offers a two-year option for those who want to fast-track to a policing career.

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Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 5
Hastings: 3

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 aware of a new scam circulating where criminals are contacting victims claiming to be from Action Fraud. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from Action Fraud, hang up immediately. If you receive a suspicious email, report it to: Report@phishing.gov.uk
        
  • Shopping online this week? Check out these top tips on how to shop online safely 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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