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Eastbourne Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Friday 10th September 2021

Eastbourne Police weekly News and Alerts


New designed ASB patrols each Friday and Saturday - call 07785 372050 between 1800-0000 to report directly to officers on the ground, out targeting areas of known and reported ASB.

Sergeant Faulkner said: 'Last weekend saw some changes to the way we are completing our Operation Blitz patrols; with patrols now led by current intelligence and information from local residents around anti-social behaviour and criminality.

Local officers will target two or three location identified via this information and complete high visibility in these areas, specifically working to resolve issues, identify persons involved in the problems, and finding solutions.

Last Friday evening, efforts were focused on Elms Avenue & Seaside Road following a number of persons in the area being abusive and drunk in the past.

During the two hours officers were present no significant issues were seen but a number of residents and visitors were spoken with. Very often we find officers being present is enough to deter crime and disorder and so this location is one we will be returning too in the near future.

Elsewhere we spent some time around Etchingham Road, Biddenden Close and elsewhere in the Langney Village area, looking at drug use and associated harm. Many local residents have raised concerns with us and on Friday, Police spoke with the users of the community centre, and many local youths and residents explaining what activities we were undertaking, and how we can help.

Various intelligence was gathered from these patrols which will feed more into the wider work of the neighbourhood teams, as well as two abandoned vehicles being reported to Operation Crackdown.

On Saturday out attention turned to Shinewater Park, and patrols were aimed at looking at youth disorder and the issues being experienced by park users. We have managed to identify some youths locally that may be involved in these incidents and will be making some follow up visits with parents and families.

This weekend we will be using information from local residents and others to target further areas that communities are reporting, and so please ensure you let us know about anything that is happening where you are'.

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.


Do you own a cycle or manual scooter?

From 10am on the 26th September, we'll be in the Morrisons Car Park on Lottbridge Drove offering a free bike and scooter marking event.

We would encourage cycle owners to join us and take advantage of crime prevention advice and marking tools to keep your bikes safe from theft.

Crime prevention techniques such as using a more solid lock, not leaving your bike unattended when leaving the park can all help towards preventing further thefts.

We look forward to seeing you, if you run groups or clubs where young bike/cycle users frequent, please pass on this information.

You can also visit BIKEREGISTER for more information, tips and support.


Appeal following assault in Eastbourne

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was racially abused and assaulted in Eastbourne.

The victim was near the Duke of Devonshire pub in Terminus Road when two men made racially offensive comments towards him, before following him in the direction of the town centre.

The incident happened between 5pm and 5.15pm on Wednesday, July 28.

One of the suspects was wearing a red top while the other was wearing a black top.

Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to please get in touch.


Burglary Summary

An attempt burglary was reported late evening on the 5th at an educational address off Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne, unknown individual/s have smashed a window pane of door to attempt to gain entry to the building - no entry was gained and nothing stolen. (1592 5/9)

A business address at The Crumbles, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne, reported a till theft overnight on the 6th after an unknown individual/s forced entry to a door at the address. Witness details have been provided with details of a suspect identification and police are investigating. (93 of 6/9)

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.

This week Action Fraud is reminding animal lovers to take extra care when buying a pet online, as new figures show more than £2.5 million has been lost to criminals through fake pet adverts.

More information and support please click 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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