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Eastbourne Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Thursday 8th July 2021

Eastbourne Police weekly News and Alerts

Identity Appeal

Do you recognise these people?

Police would like to speak to them in relation to the theft of an electric bicycle in Eastbourne.
The silver Vando electric bike, worth around £3,000, was taken from outside Seaside Medical Centre in Sheen Road around midday on April 29.

Police investigating the matter believe the two people pictured could help with their enquiries.

If you recognise them, or have any other information about the theft, please contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 778 of 29/04.


Witness appeal following burglary at Eastbourne town centre flat

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a flat in Eastbourne town centre.

Officers were called at 11.20am on Tuesday (July 6) following a report of a break-in at a property in South Street. It happened sometime between 1.30pm on Saturday (July 3) and midday on Monday (July 5).

A laptop bag and a pair of JBL wireless black headphones were taken from inside the address.

Police investigating the matter are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area around that time, or who may have captured any relevant CCTV or doorbell footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 482 of 06/07. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Operation aimed at County Lines dealers on trains into East Sussex

Sussex Police, working with British Transport Police (BTP), Border Force and UK Immigration Enforcement, carried out a two-day enforcement and safeguarding operation aimed at the train network connecting Eastbourne to London this week.

The Sussex team, known as Discovery, focused on young people and other vulnerable people using the train lines in order to move drugs from place to place, known as County Lines.

This use of intensification with a multi-agency team aims to identify and provide safeguarding to the vulnerable as well as making arrests where necessary.

At Eastbourne railway station on the following day (main picture) the Sussex officers, working with BTP, DWP and Immigration Enforcement, carried out 13 stop searches, made two arrests of people wanted on warrant, carried out a community resolution outcome for possession of cannabis, and made three seizures of cannabis, again with the assistance of police dogs.

Eight people were referred to DWP investigators for investigation of benefit fraud offences.

Four people were referred to Immigration Enforcement for further investigation of their status in the UK.

Detective Sergeant Greg Montier said; "We’re seeing young people involved in County Lines become a growing concern in East Sussex as elsewhere. One of our tactics is to conduct these highly visible targeted days to disrupt these gangs who try to operate on the railway lines and, by using partners from safeguarding units, offer the support vulnerable people need to disassociate themselves from these groups and drug criminality.

Discovery in East Sussex brings together local police officers, fire officers, Stop the Traffik , King's Church and staff from local Councils, DWP, HMRC, Home Office Immigration, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and local charities, all with the aim of seeing victims of modern slavery rescued and supported, and perpetrators brought to justice.

For advice and support on modern slavery, and the signs to look out, please click here.


ASB Operation Blitz Patrols this weekend

Call 07785 372050 between 1800-0000 each Friday and Saturday if you witness, or are victim to anti-social behaviour (ASB), and report directly to officers on the ground, out targeting areas of known and reported ASB. 

This can include ASB behaviour as well as ASB driving that you witness.

This number does not change each week, keep a note of it if you need to contact us.

Outside of these times please continue to report anti-social behaviour to us online, or by calling 101, or remember always call 999 in an emergency.


Burglary Summary

There have been no further residential burglaries to report this week other than those already detailed in the appeal section of this alert.

Members of the public and business owners are asked to remain alert to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns to police online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

There are a number of steps residents can take to property their property, including alarm systems and CCTV cameras, for a range of crime prevention advice, support and tips to keep you and your property safe click 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, including the latest advice around remaining vigilant against ticket fraud, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease 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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