Friday 17th November 2023
Sussex Alerts - Eastbourne Police
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 here, where you can also download a digital copy of the latest 'Little Book Of Big Scams'.
Individuals ID'd following criminal damage in Shinewater
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.
Two sentenced for arson attacks causing £1 million in damage
Two men who deliberately started fires across Sussex causing more than £1million in damage have been sentenced.
A male aged 20, of Southfield, Polegate, and a second male aged 21, of School Lane, Blackboys, set abandoned buildings, agricultural barns, farmland and haybales alight, causing extensive damage and disruption.
The estimated value of the total damage they caused was £1,117,825.
The full story, names, and details of the investigation and case can be online here.
Op Sceptre - Knife Crime
Don't let unwanted or wrongly disposed of knives get into the wrong hands.
Do you have any kitchen knives, camping knives or gardening sharps you no longer use, or are unsure of how to correctly dispose of?
Use our 'no questions asked' knife amnesty bins at your 1 Grove Road Police Station to safely dispose of them, and we'll do the rest.
Engagements this week
PCSOs went back to school last Friday when they visited primary years at The Haven CE Methodist Primary School.
Youngsters had the chance to have a go in our police car, as well as a question and answer session on all things police, with some safety advice thrown in from officers around looking after themselves, their family and their friends.
Town centre engagements:
As part of our continued commitment to keeping communities safe, officers deployed from our Eastbourne Police POD into the evening last night conducting a number of patrols and speaking with both residents and shoppers.
PCSOs took the opportunity to continue sharing information and support around Operation Sceptre (our response to knife crime) from Wednesday morning's Operation Sceptre engagement event, as well as checking in on local businesses and market stalls as we head into the Christmas shopping season to offer crime prevention advice and support.
See or hear anything we need to know about?
Contact us 24/7, 365 online or by calling 101 (all non-emergencies) and always call 999 in an emergency/crime in action.
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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