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Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Wednesday 25th August 2021

Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Memorial wall unveiled at Sussex Police Headquarters

A memorial wall dedicated to officers and staff who have lost their lives in the service of Sussex Police has been unveiled at the force’s headquarters.

A service was held on Wednesday afternoon (August 18) to officially open the memorial. Chief Constable Jo Shiner was joined by the family and friends of those who have died. Dignitaries in attendance include the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex Susan Pyper, the High Sheriffs of West and East Sussex, Neil Hart and Miles Jenner, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officers Dawn Whittaker.

For more information visit the Sussex Police Website here. 

Burglary Summary

There has been 1 burglary reported to us across Rother this week.

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Fair Lane, Robertsbridge (408 of the 18/08 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

There have been over 20 arrests made across Rother this week. For a number of offences including;
  • Burglary
  • Drunk and disorderly
  • Criminal damage
  • Drink drive
If your report is not urgent you can call us on 101 or through our website service here

Online reports are triaged in the same way as 101 calls but keep our phone lines free for those who can only contact us by phone.

In the case of an emergency, crime in action or where there is a threat to life always call 999.

Operation Templar

In response to reports of burglaries from sheds and outbuildings, officers are continuing patrols in rural communities.

These patrols will continue but we are encouraging people to protect their property. Many people don’t secure their shed or outbuilding in the same way they do their homes- often using an easy-to-break lock or padlock to protect valuables. The most common items stolen from sheds include;
  • Bikes
  • Mowers
  • Sports equipment
  • Power tools
  • Garden tools
For advice on how to secure your shed or outbuildings and the content within them visit our advice page here

Members of our community are also encouraged to continue reporting any suspicious activity to us quoting #OpTemplar.

Out and about in the community
As always, our teams have been out in the community. You might have seen us at some of the following places: 

Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Roads Policing Unit and Community Speed watch have been out on patrols across Rother. This week you may have seen them in Catsfield, Udimore and Cooden.

Officers have been carrying out evening patrols in our rural communities, particularly along our Kent boarders. This work has been conducted under Operation Templar our response to rural acquisitive crime.

PCSO’s have also been continued conducting virtual meetings with Parish Councillor from Brightling, Burwash, Etchingham, Hurst Green and Robertsbridge among others. Keeping in contact with all of our local partners is crucial. Sharing information and updates helps to keep our communities safe and reassured.

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

PayPal scam reported 244 times in one week

Action Fraud are reminding people to watch out for fake PayPal emails.

In one week they have received 244 reports about the fake emails which state that the recipient’s Paypal account have been ‘temporarily restricted’.

The email contains links which lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal Paypal login details and personal and financial information.

If you receive suspicious emails like these remember to forward them on to

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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