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Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Wednesday 11th August 2021

Rother Weekly Bulletin

News and Alerts

12 more motorists convicted following drink/drug-driving campaign

A care assistant, a roofer and a debt collector are among the latest people to be convicted following a crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.

A dozen more motorists, arrested during the summer campaign, can now be identified having been convicted in court.

For more information, visit the Sussex Police website here.

Former Bexhill resident jailed for historic child sex offences

A former Bexhill resident has been given a prison sentence for a series of sex offences committed against three young girls in the town up to 30 years ago.

For further information on reporting sexual offences and on the support available, see the Sussex Police website here.

To read more you can visit the Sussex Police website here.
Burglary Summary

There have been 2 burglaries reported to us across Rother this week.

There has been a burglary reported at a residential property off of Stocks Md, Ninfield, on the afternoon on the 5th August. (1168 of the 05/08 relates).

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Hastings Road, Northiam. (314 of the 06/08 relates).

Members of the community are asked to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns to police.
You can also visit our crime prevention pages on home security here, for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

Emerging Issues

Arrests made across Rother this week

Over 25 arrests have been made across the Rother area this week, for various offences including; affray, failure to appear and 2 incidents of drug driving.

Drug driving can seriously change your life. The consequences could include;
  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA;
  • You could also kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website here. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.

Operation Templar

Under Operation Templar we are using technology to pursue criminals in rural Rother.

Operation Templar is our response to reports of burglaries from outbuildings and allotments in areas of Rural Rother.

We are working with the Safer Rother Partnership to place trackers on items similar to those that have been reported stolen. These trackers have GPS capability and are motion activated, so if it’s touched, we know about it.

This work with the trackers and regular patrols across rural Rother will continue but we need your help to catch those targeting our rural communities.

Community intelligence is key to us tackling rural crime, so if you see something suspicious or out of place, then please report it online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Templar.

Out and about in the community

As always, our neighbourhood team (NPT) have been out in the community. You might have seen us at some of the following places: 

Officers have given Historic swords and bayonets to Bexhill Museum, Battle Abbey and Hastings Shipwreck Museum. A number of historic blades have been given over after being handed in to the Sussex Police knife amnesty scheme.

Officers have also spent time this week out in Hooe and the surrounding area. Engaging with various members of the community and our partners.

This week’s scam and fraud reminders from Action Fraud:

Booking a holiday online? Always pay safe

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant against holiday fraud.

When paying for a holiday, pay by credit card where possible as it offers better buyer protection in case anything goes wrong.

Always be wary about paying directly into a private individual’s bank account as this could be a scam.

For more information visit the Action Fraud website here.

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you have seen 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.

Neighbourhood Watch

We work closely with Neighbourhood Watch and you can find out more about your local scheme online.

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