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Friday 24th May 2019

News and appeals

Man suffers serious head injuries in Crowborough collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a Crowborough collision.

Officers attended the A26 in Crowborough around 3.40pm on Thursday (May 16) after a man was in collision with a lorry.

The 24-year-old local man was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious head injuries.

The 32-year-old driver of the Volvo tipper truck involved was uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the appeal is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting 786 of 16/05.

Ongoing Police work around recent ASB in Uckfield.

Our work tackling anti-social behaviour in Uckfield is continuing, here's what we’ve been up to:

We're working with local partners including the council, schools, youth groups and businesses, and regularly attend community meetings listening to feedback from local residents. The next community meeting will be held in the next two weeks - watch out for updates on this.

In an effort to tackle ASB, we run Op Blitz in the evenings every weekend (Friday and Saturday between 1800-0000), which provides a dedicated team tasked with attending ASB incidents as reported by you.

Should you witness any anti-social behaviour between these time please call is 07770 700642 (Friday and Saturday between 1800-0000) and your call will be answered and responded to by the team directly out and about on Operation Blitz patrols.

Outside of these times please continue to report via 101, emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or by reporting online, please do not report incidents via social media.

We have also recently changed the way ASB can be reported online, making reporting incidents more convenient and quicker, the online form can be found here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/asb/af/antisocial-behaviour/

If you are an Uckfield FM listener, PCSO Sue Choppin, is a regular contributor updating Uckfield on what we are doing locally.

In The Know Members can also sign up to weekly updates from our Op Blitz patrols; which areas have been visited and officers findings; some of you may already be aware, but for members who are not already signed up to ASB alerts you can change your settings by visiting the In The Know website, logging in and editing your alerts.

Thank you.

Wealden Cadets explore our local history

This week local Cadets from the Wealden area were visited by PCSO Daryl Holter; our Sussex Police Heritage Crime Advisor.

Along with their trainers, the Cadets made their way to Pevensey to take advantage of the good weather, and learn about local history, and how rural and heritage crime can have devastating effects on local communities.

The Cadets took the time to explore Pevensey Castle, and it’s surroundings, before having a talk from PSCO Holter on rural crime, and then getting to grips with their Stop and Search, and restraints procedure training.

Rural crime is an issue for our local areas, but it tends to go unreported. It can impact on insurance premiums, food prices and damage local communities.
It can sometimes be hard to know whether something is a crime and whether it should be reported to us, or another charity or organisation.

We’ve put together a Rural Crime prevention page on our website for further reading and advice here:


Protect your van and tools bank holiday reminder

With the long weekend this weekend, Police are reminding van owners to review their security.

Having your car or van broken into and losing your things to thieves can be very distressing, especially if it is your livelihood.

Don’t leave your van open to thieves, please take your tools in overnight and over the bank holiday weekend, and secure them out of sight; print up the below image and pop it on the dashboard or rear window.

To help keep your vehicle safe follow our crime prevention advice here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/

Fraud and Scam coffee mornings in Hailsham

A reminder that the next drop in session will be next Friday the 31st May between 1100am and 1200pm.

PCSO Choppin has joined forces with your Natwest Community Banker, Jacky Gill to hold Scam Awareness and advice coffee mornings at Dippy Doodahs café in Hailsham.

The morning is an opportunity to speak directly PCSO Choppin, one of our fraud prevention champions, and take home valuable scam awareness advice and tools to help keep you and people you know safe from scams and frauds.

No two scams are identical, and they are constantly changing, as soon as we take action against one, another new one begins; HOWEVER the scammers objective remains the same; the get hold of your personal details, your money and your valuables – together we can help work to keep your valuables, money and you safe.

If you’re unable to make the drop in sessions, you can obtain a copy of our latest Little Book of Big Scams from your local Police station, or download a PDF copy here:


Crime summary

In the evening of the 16th May, a distraction burglary occurred at a property off The Marlpit in Wadhurt, whereby suspects have knocked on the door asking if someone was home, the victim has explained to the caller no such person lives at this address. Whilst the front door was being answered, a second suspect has entered the rear doors and taken the victims bag from their kitchen table – House to house enquiries and Police investigations are on-going (1142 of 16/05 relates)

During the morning of the 17th, a property on Bluebell way had an attempt burglary whereby suspects have attempted to gain entry by smashing a glass panel in the victim’s front door. Fortunately no entry was gained and noting taken. (0482 of 17/05 relates)

In the afternoon/early evening of the 17th, a property off Corseley Road, Groombridge was broken into whereby suspects have gained entry to the rear of the property. An untidy search was conducted and amounts of jewellery, cash and other personal items were taken. Police enquires are on-going. (1199 of 17/05 relates)

A farm off Muddles Green, Chiddingly had tractor equipment stolen during late afternoon/early evening of the 17th whereby suspects have trespassed onto land and taken items from within the tractor. Potential CCTV may reveal a line of Police enquiry to investigate. (0646 of 18/05 relates)

A second farm off Chelwood Gate Road, Chelwood Gate also reported theft of scrap metals and farm equipment which occurred overnight from the 15th. (0300 of 18/05 relates)

Victims of burglary on a property off Hurtis Hill, Crowborough had their garage broken into over the 20th May, whereby suspects have forced entry by damaging locks on the garage to gain entry and take power tools. Regrettably there are no lines of Police enquiry. (1111 of 20/05 relates)

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk 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

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