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Wealden Police Weekly News and Alerts
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Friday 5th November 2021
Wealden Police weekly News and Alerts
Blackboys Police Community Event/Meeting
Join us on the 10th November at 1900hrs at Blackboys Village Hall, Gun Road for the residents of Blackboys, Framfield and Uckfield.
This is an opportunity to meet your Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team, and ask questions about the work they are doing in your area, as well as report and raise any concerns within your community.
Can't make it to see us?
Contact us 24/7: 101/online (non-emergency) 999 in an emergency/crime in action.
Residents urged to keep their homes secure and safe this Winter
With a number of burglaries reported this week in Wealden, we are reminding residents to review their home security ahead of the coming winter months.
With longer nights now drawing in, we want residents to think about the hidden security risks around their homes, and make it more difficult for opportunist burglary.
Sussex remains a safe place to live and work. Our burglary solved rate has increased over the last few months and we continue to concentrate our efforts to catch criminals and protect our communities from this crime type.
Sussex Police is committed to reducing burglary in Sussex and catch those responsible.
Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry, said: “Having your property burgled can be one of the most upsetting and destructive crimes to occur and we are committed to do all we can to reduce this crime and catch those responsible.
“Sussex is a safe county and suffers from relatively low levels of burglary and we intend to work to continue to make our county an inhospitable place for burglars to operate.”
The Sussex Police website has a wealth of crime prevention advice which you can share with our local communities here.
Crowborough NHW group needs you
We are still calling for Crowborough residents - we are looking for new volunteers to join the Crowborough Neighbourhood Watch group.
We already have a number of members who work closely with your local Police Community Support Officer on sharing information, gathering intelligence and building a picture of local crime in the area.
If you are interested in joining please pop into the new Crowborough Police Station between 10-2 Monday-Friday and ask for your details to passed to your local PCSO Duvall.
(New station located at the former Crowborough Town Council building in the town centre)
ASB Operation Blitz Patrols this weekend
Owing to a number of firework displays and bonfire events this evening, there will be no additional anti-social behaviour patrols out on Operation Blitz patrols across the division.
Although no designated patrols will be out targeting ASB, owing to the scale of some of this evenings events there will be increase Police presence across the district, with a number of officers attending local displays.
If you see or hear anything we need to know about, let us know, or report online, and remember always call 999 in an emergency.
Have a safe evening, look after each other, and if you or your youngsters are out and about, or planning your own fireworks be sure to stay safe, and follow the Firework Code here.
Electric tools were stolen from a locked garage overnight on the 1-2 November at a property off Browns Lane Uckfield. Unknown individual/s have prized open garage doors to gain entry. (136 of 3/11)
A small number of garages from a row off Downsview Crescent were broken into overnight on the 1-2 November. Residents have reported items being targeted; tools, electrical items and electrical equipment. If you have been affected and not yet reported, please report online or by calling 101.
A property off Church Street, Willingdon, was broken into late afternoon/early evening on the 3rd November. Owners have reported returning home to find a rear door had been forced open with an unknown tool. Computer games and jewellery was targeted. Attending officers are conducting house to house and CCTV enquiries. (1234 of 3/11)
Late evening on the 2nd November, an attempted burglary was reported from a property off Downsview Way, Hailsham. A young male was seen attempting to gain entry to the property, and when seen by local residents made off. (212 of 4/11)
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 warning the public to protect their loved ones as criminals continue to cheat older and vulnerable victims out of cash and high value items through courier fraud.
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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org
You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk 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 www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.
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