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Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Wednesday 15th September 2021

Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) supports the NPCC Vulnerable Road Users Campaign

SSRP will be supporting Vulnerable Road Users throughout September to raise awareness of sharing the roads responsibly.

Throughout September road users will be reminded of the importance of respecting the roads and each other this autumn. Sussex Safer Roads Partnership provides road safety advice to all motorists throughout the year, providing helpful guidance and advice along with promoting resources to improve safety on the roads. This month SSRP will focus on improving road safety for cyclists, equestrians, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

For more information visit the SSRP website here.

Burglary Summary

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

A burglary has been reported at a commercial building in Ashburnham, Battle, where an outbuilding has been broken into and items taken overnight between the 09/09-10/09 (385 of the 10/09 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 visit our crime prevention pages on home security here, for ways you can protect your home and belongings.

Emerging Issues

Arrests Made Across Rother This Week

There have been over 20 arrests made across Rother this week, for offences including drink driving.

Drink driving can seriously change your life. If you’re found to be over the drink-drive limit you can receive:
  • A criminal record
  • A maximum penalty of six months in prison
  • An unlimited fine
  • An automatic driving ban of at least one year
Other problems you may face include:
  • An endorsement on your driving licence for 11 years
  • An increased insurance premium
  • If you drive for work your employer will see your conviction on your licence
  • Trouble travelling to countries like the USA
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 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.

Out and About in the Community

As always, our teams have been out and about in the community. You may have seen them at some of the following places.

We are once again supporting Project Edward, an annual UK-Wide road safety campaign to save lives and reduce death and injury on the roads. So far this week officers have conducted high visibility patrols in various location across Rother and Hastings. Under Operation Edward officers will be at other locations across Rother later on this week. 

Following reports of burglaries from sheds and outbuildings officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been out conducting evening patrols in areas of rural Rother, you may have seen them in Ashburnham, Crowhurst and Ticehurst.

Action Fraud Scam and Fraud Reminders

HMRC Warns Students of Scam

HMRC is warning university students to be wary of potential scams, especially if they have a part time job and are new to interacting with the department.

Remember HMRC will never email or text you about a tax rebate or threaten you over unpaid tax.

For more information you can visit the Action Fraud website here.

Pension Awareness Day

Wednesday (5th) marked Pension Awareness Day, and Action Fraud were reminding people of the ways that they can protect their pension.

Did you know accessing your pension before 55 could result in a serious tax charge?

If you’re contacted about accessing your pension early, this could be a scam.

Action Fraud are providing some simple steps to help you protect yourself from pensions scams, you can find them on their website here.

Neighbourhood Watch

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

Visit the Rother Neighbourhood Watch 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 here.

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 here for more information.

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