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Sussex Alerts - Wealden Weekly

10th May 2024




Last week, officers have made a total of 18 arrests across the district.

🚗 There were 3 arrests made for drink-driving in Pevensey Bay, Heathfield and Mayfield
⚠️ One was arrested in Stone Cross for handling stolen goods
⛓️ 2 people were arrested for criminal damage - one in Crowborough and one in Uckfield
❗ There were 6 separate arrests made for assault in Hailsham, Hellingly, Uckfield and Heathfield

Other offences included failing to stop after a road traffic accident, being drunk and disorderly in a public place, and working when disqualified.



Keyless entry car thefts 


Following recent reports across the south of Wealden, we would like to remind all owners of a keyless entry car to take extra precaution in protecting your vehicle.

Thieves only need to be within a few metres of your car key to capture the signal, even if it’s inside your home.

There are steps that owners can take to prevent theft of keyless entry vehicles. These include storing your key fob in a Faraday bag to cut out any electronic signals being sent out of their home, and using a steering wheel crook lock to prevent criminals being able to use the vehicle easily.

We ask communities to be vigilant to these kind of incidents, and to report any suspicious behaviour to us by calling 101 or reporting online, or by calling 999 in an emergency


An educational video was created and published to our main Sussex Police Facebook page. Click here to watch > Facebook


Sussex Police support #ShopKind


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This week (6-11th May) is Shop Kind week of action!

On average, 1,300 violent or abusive incidents occur in the retail sector every single day. No one deserves to face this level of abuse - especially when simply doing their job.

Shop Kind aims to unite the retail sector to tackle violence and abuse against shopworkers by asking people to shop kind when in stores.

Sussex Police work with retailers all year round to help combat these issues. We aim to encourage positive behaviour in stores and acknowledge the essential role of shopworkers.

Join us, and #ShopKind.



Road Safety Assembly

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Last week, PC Dudley and PC Upton visited Grovelands Primary School in Hailsham to hold an assembly on all things road safety!

They spoke to pupils in year 2 right up to year 6, giving them crucial and potentially life-saving knowledge on how to keep themselves and others safe when out and about - whether that be travelling to and from school, or out in the community.

Big thanks to all of the children for being so engaged, asking and answering questions, and for showing full understanding of the importance of staying safe on the roads!




We still want to hear from you!

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May sees us into the second month of Op Downsway- our annual targeted operation to ensure drivers are safe on the road (running alongside all usual patrols).

So far, we have collated a lot of useful information and have been targeting most of our patrols in the areas that YOU want to see us!

In Wealden, we have seen multiple vehicle seizures, stopped numerous cars, patrolled areas prone to speeding and responded to countless reports of road related issues.

Help us help you, to keep our roads safe. We encourage you to continue submitting this information to us. 



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.


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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