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Eastbourne Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Thursday 16th September 2021

Eastbourne Police weekly News and Alerts

Witnesses sought after a girl was sexually assaulted in Eastbourne - UPDATED appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was raped in Eastbourne.

Officers are investigating after a report was made on Saturday, September 4 of a girl being raped near Shinewater Lane late afternoon/early evening.

The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers while enquiries are ongoing.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of the football fields between Sorrel Drive and Milfoil Drive, behind South Downs School, on Thursday, September 2.

Officers would particularly like to speak to a man described as over 5' 8" in height and wearing a dark blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and black Nike Air Force trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Device.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


ASB Operation Blitz Patrols last weekend update

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.

The focus for Operation Blitz last weekend were locations identified by local residents and intelligence that we have received.

On Friday we focused around Devonshire Park, Jevington Gardens and nearby roads, following an increased in anti-social behaviour reported by residents and businesses. A number of people were spoken to and thankfully no significant issues were identified.

Later on in the evening attention moved to Shinewater, especially the areas around Shinewater Lane, Fern Close and the shopping centre, responding to a group of youths around the shopping centre, a number of individuals were spoken to around their behavior and no further reports were received.

On Saturday our focus for the early part of the evening was around Motcombe Park and the nearby roads. This was following increased reports of drug use and youth related disorder in the area.

Residents were very pleased to see Police patrols in this area, and many were spoken with about the new patrols being conducted. Intelligence was also gathered from these patrols which will benefit our policing approach in the future.

Later in the evening we were patrolling around Etchingham Road and Biddenden Close.

As a result of our patrols in the area, two people were arrested for a burglary matter that had happened just a few hours before.

Toward the end of the night we were called to Princes Park on the Blitz phone due to a loud gathering taking place there, PC Clarke and PCSO Walker attended the scene and individuals were dispersed.

Our efforts over this weekend are part of our new approach to our anti-social behaviour patrols, and we welcome reports from residents about concerns in their areas.

These reports should be made via our website so that we can ensure we are focusing our attention where we are needed most.

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.


Witnesses sought to altercation outside Eastbourne school

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident outside a primary school in Eastbourne on Monday (September 13) morning.

Officers were called to Parklands Infant School in Parkfield Avenue at around 9am to reports of a group of adults involved in an altercation.

Following a minor collision between two cars in the parking area, a man who was a passenger in a white Range Rover confronted the woman driver of the other car, a silver Vauxhall.

A man and a woman who came over to intervene became involved in an altercation with the man and the woman driver of the Range Rover.

A 24-year-old local woman suffered injuries to her face and neck in the incident, and her mobile phone was broken. A 27-year-old local man also suffered head, chest and leg injuries.

Officers arrested a man, aged 36, on suspicion of assault and using threatening behaviour with the intent to cause fear and a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of assault and causing criminal damage.

Both suspects, who are from Eastbourne, were released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or captured footage on a dash-cam or other device is asked to report online or by calling 101, quoting serial 278 of 13/09.

Police trace suspect Jay Georgiou in Eastbourne

A suspect who was wanted for multiple offences was traced by officers and arrested in Eastbourne on Monday (September 13).

Jay Georgiou had been wanted in connection with offences including causing grievous bodily harm and harassment.

The 26-year-old was on recall to prison which has now been activated.


Cycle and manual scooter marking event next Thursday 26th September

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

We are pleased to report that there have been no reported residential burgalries this week in Eastbourne.

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 HMRC and Action Fraud are 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.

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

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