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Friday 31st May 2019

News and appeals

Men sought over violent incident in Eastbourne night club

Police in Eastbourne have published CCTV images in a bid to trace two men involved in a violent incident at a club.

At about 2.30am on Monday 6 May a fight took place in the stairwell area that leads to the smoking room at the Cameo nightclub in Langney Road, Eastbourne.
During this fight, a 21-year-old Eastbourne man was pushed down the stairs and sustained a broken wrist.

Police Investigator Paula Butler said; "Neither of the two men in the images have been identified yet. but we are keen to do so and to speak to them about their involvement in the incident. One was wearing a black sweatshirt with a small motif top, and the one was in a chequered shirt.

"The man in the black sweatshirt is shown in the two left hand photos, and the man in the chequered shirt is shown in the right hand photo.

"If you can help in any way please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 144 of 06/05."

Male arrested following door knocking in Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Police received numerous calls this past week of a suspicious male knocking on residents doors in the small hours of the morning, asking for money.

Following a social media release for more information, other people came forward and together a picture of this male was made, and officers are pleased to report an arrest was made yesterday the 30th May.

Thank you to residents for reporting all their suspicions and well done to the Eastbourne Police team for a swift arrest. Updates will follow.

Should you have witnessed similar or are still concern please call, or visit us online sussex.police.uk

How safe is your bike?

Following bikes thefts in Eastbourne area, we'd like to take the chance to share some top tips to help keep your bike safe from thieves...
  • Register it
Get your bike security marked and registered at bikeregister.com - It’s a highly effective, visible deterrent to bike thieves. They know that if they are caught with a registered bike, the owner can be traced and they will be arrested. immobilise.com is another site where you can register your bike’s details.
  • Record it
Remember to record details of your bike such as the frame number (normally found underneath the bike between the pedals or where the back wheel slots in), the BikeRegister number plus any other distinguishing features, and take a photo.
  • Double-lock it
It can take thieves as little as few seconds to cut through some locks, so use two good quality locks, at least one of which is a D-lock.
  • Lock the lot
Lock the frame and both wheels to the cycle parking stand.
  • Secure it
Secure your bike as close to the stand as possible to give any thieves little or no room to manoeuvre.
  • Remove the removable bits
Take parts that are easy to remove with you. Or use locking skewers or nuts which can increase security by securing the bike's components to the frame permanently, making it difficult for thieves to steal detachable parts.
  • Park secure
Lock your bike at recognised secure cycle parking. It should be well lit and covered by CCTV.
  • Remember safety begins at home
Take the same care to lock your bike securely at home as you would on the street.
If your bike has been stolen, contact us as soon as possible.

Give us your frame number, BikeRegister number, a photo and any other details and make sure you update the status on BikeRegister. The sooner we know, the sooner we can act, which might stop it being sold on.

Remember to also check local selling pages on social media, or post yourself on social media, this may also deter someone trying to sell it on...

Operation Magpie – Keep your home safe this Summer

Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie Summer campaign on Tuesday (May 28), a week-long summer burglary crime prevention and awareness campaign.
Did you know?

Out of 43 UK police forces, Sussex is one of the safest places to live with low rates of burglary compared to other counties across England and Wales. There were 7170 reports of burglary from January - December 2018, 1134 fewer offences (13.6%) over the same period in 2017 (8304).

Sussex Police takes reports of such crimes very seriously. On 1 May 2019, at Lewes Crown Court, Marie Keane, 50, was jailed for seven years for offences including burglary. Marie often claimed to be a carer, and targeted vulnerable and elderly people in their own homes. She was arrested after some excellent police work and pleaded guilty to six offences – three burglaries, two thefts from persons and a fraud by false representation.

Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry, Sussex Police burglary prevention lead said: “We have worked hard to reduce instances of burglary in Sussex over the last year and have seen a significant reduction in reports of this crime. We continue to work to protect members of our communities from this crime and through this campaign we will be offering advice on keeping homes, outbuildings and business premises safe.

“We treat burglary as a serious matter, especially where vulnerable members of the community are targeted and will be sharing examples of where we have prosecuted individuals for such crimes. None of this is achieved without your support and I am really grateful to all our partners, including Neighbourhood Watch and members of the community who work with us to reduce burglary and bring offenders to justice.”

To help protect yourself this summer whether you are home or planning a trip away, please read our crime prevention advice online: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/.

Register your belongings on the Immobilise national property register. It's free and takes just a few minutes. If your valuables are stolen it will allow you to tell the police, your insurer and second-hand traders to assist in recovering your property and catch the thief. Find out more on their website.

Police Officer recruitment opening soon, register your interest now

On 17 June 2019 we will open recruitment for the role of Police Officer. We’re looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who’ll have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve the community every single day.

It’s a vital role and offers a great sense of pride from helping and protecting those within our community.

From being the first on the scene or arresting an abuser to being a shoulder to cry on and a reassuring face; this role is thrilling yet constantly challenging. You’ll work in a fast-paced 24/7 environment where no two shifts will be the same.

In return, we promise you a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression, the chance to achieve a professional qualification in Policing Practice and the pride that comes from helping others. You will become part of our policing family; dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm.

In the past, we’ve received high volumes of applications, so we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Follow our social media accounts for more information.

To register your interest today, please visit: https://www.sussex.police.uk/police-forces/sussex-police/areas/careers/jobs/police-officers/


Crime summary

A business address on Terminus Road, Eastbourne, was broken into overnight on the 21st, whereby unknown suspects have gained entry via a rear door, and taken bottles of drink and cash. (0481 22/05 relates)

Overnight from the 26-27th May, a sports venue off East Dean Road, Eastbourne, were victim of burglary, whereby suspects have broken into the venues cellar and stolen alcohol and cash (0250 of 27/05 relates)

Overnight of the 28th, a property on Blackwater Road, Eastbourne had their shed padlocks cut off, fortunately nothing was taken. (0429 of 29/05 relates)

Crime prevention advice has been shared with all victims, you too can find crime prevention advice to help keep you and your property safe by clicking here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/


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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