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Wednesday 1st May 2024



Dear Resident,


Please note that our news letter will now be sent out monthly. All urgent appeals, events , will be sent out as and when required,


Well its been a busy few weeks supporting a number of campaigns, attending local events.


Burglary #Op Magpie

We have recently seen a spree of garage and shed break in's across the district, 

Follow our guide here β–ΆοΈspkl.io/6939 for keeping your shed and outbuildings secure', to report a crime visit here β–ΆοΈ spkl.io/2182


Vehicle speed checks

Local officers form Neighbourhood Policing team have carried out several speed checks , in the districts of Staplefield, Balcombe, Cuckfield, Sayers Common and Brooks Street.  Over one weekend period 42 vehicles were reported to #OpCrackdown , 2 section 59 warnings were issued. There will be more planned throughout the spring and summer months,  to find out more information on community speed watch, please click link here  


Officers have arranged the following street briefings/meetings,



πŸ“† Thursday 9th May 2024

πŸ•  17:30 - 18:30

πŸ”΄ The Haven Centre, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, RH10 4LJ


πŸ—“οΈ Wednesday 29th May 2024 

πŸ“ The Ark, Mount Lane, Turners Hill, RH10 4RA

πŸ•™ between 19:00 – 20:00

Leaflets and information will be available.



Please see link to Little Book of Big Scams edition 5,  in the fifth edition it includes #Online shopping" Fraud which is almost top of the list when it comes to volume.


If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of fraud, please report your experience to Action Fraud on 0300 123 20240 or follow online here for advice.

If you are vulnerable , elderly or reporting a fraud on behalf of a vulnerable person, please consider reporting this directly to the Police.


Stalker awareness week



Mid Sussex Police joined forces across the country for the National Stalking awareness week which took place from 22nd April to 28th April.

Stalking can take many forms. It could be in-person – following someone in the street, turning up at their home, leaving them unwanted gifts; or it could be online – obsessive behaviour on social media or repeated calls, texts and emails.

If you or someone you know is being subjected to fixated, unwanted attention, please report it to us online here  or via 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.


Local News

Dangerous driver sentenced after pursuit in Burgess Hill

A dangerous driver who reached speeds of 80mph in a 30mph zone in Burgess Hill has been sentenced.

Paul Rudkin was the driver of a blue Mini Cooper which failed to stop for police in Keymer Road.

He was wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court for drug driving.

The 42-year-old drove away at high speed, and attempted dangerous overtaking of other vehicles.

But he hit a puddle and lost control, and was arrested by officers from the Roads Policing Unit and Tactical Firearms Unit.

It was found that he was once again more than ten times the legal limit for cocaine in his system.

At Crawley Magistrates' Court on April 10 he admitted two counts of drug driving, following an earlier hearing at Lewes Crown Court on January 8 where Rudkin was sentenced to ten months in prison. To read more and view the video see link here 







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