Friday 10th November 2023
Sussex Alerts - Eastbourne Police
Community resolution for ASB and criminal damage issued
Following collaborative work, Police have identified individuals responsible for both ASB and criminal damage in areas of Eastbourne.
Together with local schools and local authorities; we have identified those responsible for recent anti-social behaviour (ASB) and criminal damage in the Shinewater area of Eastbourne; this included recent damage to a public bus stop.
Those identified will be dealt with by way of community resolution; by encouraging offenders to face up to the impact of their behaviour and to take responsibility for making good any harm caused, a community resolution can reduce the likelihood of their reoffending.
A reminder to residents that each Friday and Saturday between 1730-2230, residents can call on 07785 372050 to report anti-social behaviour (ASB) directly to teams out in the town centre, community parks and your seafront.
These targeted ASB patrols are in addition to regular patrols throughout the week, all reports help to identify 'hot-spot' areas for additional patrol, please continue to use the contact number provided at weekends, and report ASB at the time it is happening.
Outside of these time, please continue to report ASB online or to 101 - in an emergency/crime in action always call 999.
Scam and Fraud awareness drop ins
Each month we see many incidents of fraudsters targeting our residents in an attempt to defraud them.
We’re working hard to prevent this and support vulnerable victims of fraud or scams, join us to find out more, and obtain the latest advice and tools to help protect you, and reduce the risk of becoming a victim.
Join us at the Eastbourne Police Pod (Terminus Road)
Tuesday 21/11/23 from 09:30-10:30
Tuesday 19/12/23 from 09:30-10:30
Tuesday 23/01/24 from 09:30-10:30
Tuesday 20/02/24 from 09:30-10:30
Unable to drop by?
Remember you can obtain the latest advice, support, as well as report scams and fraud to us on our Sussex Police website by searching 'fraud'; you can also download a digital copy of the latest 'Little Book Of Big Scams' here.
Patrols this week
Officers from your Eastbourne Policing Teams have spent a number of hours this week conducting hi-visibility patrols under Operation Safety over the last few weeks.
These patrols are directed by the continued work which Sussex Police do to tackle both serious violence and knife crime, and are aimed at not only disrupting criminal activity, but also aimed at identifying those committing and causing serious or violent crimes in your community.
Operation Safety is the Force’s dedicated response to reducing serious violence; both serious violent crime and knife crime can have tragic consequences and can leave a devastating impact on victims, loved ones, and whole communities.
In addition to a number of proactive Police patrols in areas of crime, and hotspot areas of anti-social behaviour (ASB); Officers from your local teams have also conducted various community engagement patrols in and around the town centre.
Ensuring those out shopping and braving the weather stayed safe; Officers stationed up along Terminus Road, where they conducted a number of patrols, as well as checking in on local businesses, and offering shelter and advice from the storm in our ‘Police Pod’.
Members of the public are encouraged to continue reporting any concerns, or information to police either online or by calling 101.
Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Millions of pounds worth of drugs seized
An Eastbourne man involved in the supply of cocaine estimated to be worth millions of pounds has been jailed for 10.5 years.
The male aged 45, of Selwyn Road, was stopped by police in Colchester, Essex in July 2023.
During a search of his Mercedes Vito van, officers found several individually wrapped packages inside two black holdalls. Suspecting these contained illegal drugs, officers arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.
A further, more detailed search revealed that the holdalls contained a total of 31kg of cocaine made of individual 1kg blocks, sealed in tape and plastic wrapping.
Following an investigation into his activities, officers identified that on another occasion in 2023 he had used the same van to deliver to an address in London.
The total value of cocaine recovered is estimated to be around £3.7million, and he was charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession with intent to supply cocaine.
At Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday 25 October, he was sentenced to 10 years and six months in prison having pleaded guilty to all charges.
Detective Inspector Mark Rosser, of the Sussex Police Specialist Crime team, said: “This man played a significant role in the supply of cocaine, travelling beyond Sussex to commit these offences. It is the third time he has been convicted for drug supply and thanks to his lengthy prison sentence, his willingness to engage in criminal activity will be disrupted for several years to come.
“This sentence will also serve to disrupt the supply of cocaine within Sussex and further afield. We take the offence of the supply of illegal drugs very seriously and are committed to catching those involved; including those who feel they can travel beyond the scope and reach of Sussex Police.”
Click, Call & Connect
For non-emergency incidents or crime prevention advice, click www.sussex.police.uk, (If you report a crime online, we will assess it in the same way as a 101 call).
Call 101 when you don’t require an urgent response. In an emergency when life is threatened or there is immediate danger always call 999.
Connect with us face-to-face at a police station or contact the local policing team at www.sussex.police.uk/area/your-area.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us using TypeTalk on 18000 or by sending a text to 65999.
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