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Hastings and Rother Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 27/11/2020 13:41:00

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Friday, 27th November 2020

News and Alerts

Man pleads guilty to driving dangerously around East Sussex
A man has been convicted of eight offences after driving dangerously at speed on main roads around East Sussex.

Luke Vicarey, 23, was first seen around 7.15am on Friday (November 20) by an officer carrying out speed checks on Cooden Drive, Bexhill.

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Sussex Police encourages business security in the midst of the second national lockdown
Sussex Police have been urging businesses to think about increasing their security and taking burglary crime prevention advice during the second national lockdown.

Sussex remains one of the least likely places to be burgled in the country, and our rate for solving these crimes is increasing, which is great news for communities. A campaign was launched earlier this month to help equip business owners with the knowledge on how to practically secure and protect their shop or commercial property while it is closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown and to prevent themselves from becoming victims of burglary.

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Police succeed in getting Bexhill bar's licence reviewed
Police addressing continued disorder at a Bexhill bar have been successful in an application for a review of the establishment’s licence.  

Sussex Police submitted an application to Rother District Council to review the licence of The Devonshire Bar and Lounge in Devonshire Square due to concerns around levels of crime at the venue.

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Bus driver injured during Bexhill hit-and-run
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a double-decker bus and a car in Bexhill.

The incident occurred at approximately 6.45pm on Wednesday (18 November) at the Wrestwood Road junction with Pebsham Lane, Bexhill.

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Burglary Summary
Burglaries this week:
Rother: 5
Hastings: 4

Please visit our crime prevention pages on home security here for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

Roads Activity
Hastings and Rother officers and PCSOs have been actively targeting fifteen hotspots areas known for people committing speeding offences. At certain locations from Rye to Johns Cross, a number of vehicles were dealt with for excess speed of 35+mph in 30mph zones.

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:
  • Making a purchase from an online store you haven't used before? Make sure you check out these top tips to help you shop online securely.
  • We are aware of scammers claiming to be from HMRC offering financial support as a result of coronavirus. If you receive a text, email or call claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or give info such as your name, credit card or bank details, it's a scam.

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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