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Lewes and Seahaven Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Friday 9th July 2021

Lewes and Seahaven Police weekly News and Alerts

Police make arrests after fight in Lewes

Police made a number of arrests after being called to a report of a fight in Horsfield Road, Lewes, on Wednesday just before 8.10pm. (7 July).

The incident started with an altercation between four men before it escalated to reports of 10 people fighting and damaging vehicles with bricks and baseball bats.

One man suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to hospital for treatment and another man and two woman sustained injuries but did not need hospital treatment.

Firearms officers attended due to the report of weapons being used and arrested two men aged 25 and 21, a boy aged 16 and three women aged 51, 21 and 32 on suspicion of various offences including affray, assault and criminal damage. 

Inspector Justin Ingham said: “We responded swiftly after receiving reports of disorder and fighting in the Landport area of Lewes on Wednesday night. Officers made a number of arrests and enquiries are continuing.

“This type of incident will not be tolerated in our local community. We are increasing our patrols in the area and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the events or has any information which can help our investigation.”

Report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1299 of 07/07.

Lewes Local Meetings

Community Meeting Lewes (socially Distanced)

Join us on Monday (12th July) from 1200-1400, where our engagement van and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be parked up in the precinct, Lewes to speak to residents about local issues, and offer crime prevention advice and support, following recent ASB in the area. This is an opportunity to meet your local PCSOs and staff, report crime, ask any questions you have around local crime and issues, as well as obtain valuable crime prevention advice and support to take home.

If you are joining us please remember to follow the latest Government advice on social distancing.

If you are unable to drop by remember you can find an array of advice and support online on the Sussex Police website, as well as our easy to use non-emergency reporting webforms.

You can contact us 24/7:

101/online (non-emergency) 999 in an emergency/crime in action/threat to property or life.

ASB Op Blitz patrols this weekend

Patrols will be taking place in Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford, and Peacehven.

As well as regular patrols during the week, our Op Blitz ASB targeting team head out on additional patrols each Friday and Saturday between 1600-2200 - you can call them on 07989188960 between the time given to report ASB, behaviour and driving.

Outside of the times please continue to report online, or to 101, and always to 999 in an emergency/crime in action.


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, have carried out a two-day enforcement and safeguarding operation aimed at the train network, with those using the lines between Eastbourne to London.

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.

Over the week, 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 (In Eastbourne).

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".

If you are travelling on the rail network and witness something that doesn't seem right, contact the British Transport Police by text 61016 (or call 0800 40 50 40) when you want to contact about an issue that doesn't require an emergency response.

For example, you can text when:


  • You want to tell about an incident that has already happened
  • You want to tell us about issues affecting your rail journey or your local station
  • You have a general police enquiry

For everything else always call 999.

For advice and information on spotting signs of modern slavery and how to report it see the Sussex Police website.  


Burglary Summary

In the small hours of the 7th July, a property off East Street, Falmer reported a burglary to an outdoor storage shed. Unknown suspects have gained entry to the victims garden and gone through their shed, fortunately nothing was taken. (282 of 8/7 relates)

A community building off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green reported an attempted burglary on the 8th July, whereby unknown suspects have gained entry to the grounds and attemped to enter storage containers on the premises. Tool marks were discovered on the containers, but no entry was gained. (549 of 8/7 relates)

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/concert 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.


Your local teams

You can find now find details of your local PCSO and your local Neighbourhood Policing Teams here.

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