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Thursday 29th July 2021 - In The Know

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Thursday, 29th July 2021

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Witnesses sought to serious injury collision in Peacehaven
Police are seeking witnesses to a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Peacehaven.
At 3.45pm on Monday 26 July a white Nissan Micra and a male pedestrian in his fifties, collided at the junction of Downland Avenue and the A259 South Coast Road in Peacehaven. The pedestrian, a local man,  sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton for treatment. The driver , also from the local area, was unhurt.
Police thank drivers for their patience while the road was closed for recovery and examination, and anyone who saw what happened, and anyone with dashcam footage that might assist the investigation, is asked to contact the police either online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Mastermind.

Animal rights protester Sarah Whitehead given Criminal Behaviour Order
A woman has been banned from an area of Hove near Coral Greyhound Stadium after breaching the conditions of a Community Protection Notice.
Sarah Whitehead, 64, of Westmoreland Court, Uckfield, was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) by Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 20 July.
It comes after she was issued with a Community Protection Warning for anti-social and abusive behaviour at an animal rights protest outside the stadium in December 2019.
She breached this by displaying similar behaviour at further protests and was then given a Community Protection Notice, which she also breached a week later resulting in her arrest.
In December 2020, she was convicted of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.
The conditions of the CBO ban her from entering at any time an area including:
- Court Farm Road east into Nevill Road.
- Nevill Road junction with Court Farm Road to the junction with Old Shoreham Road into Sackville Road the junction with Poynter Road.
- North from traffic light in Woodland Drive to the roundabout with Goldstone Crescent.
- East to the junction with Old Shoreham Road.
- West along A270 Old Shoreham Road, right into Holmes Avenue, then north up to Court Farm Road.
The CBO came into place on Tuesday 20 July, 2021 and lasts for five years.

Brighton dangerous driving suspect remanded in custody
A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of dangerous driving and drugs offences.
Police were on patrol on the A259 at Brighton seafront shortly before 10.30am on Sunday (July 18) when they attempted to stop the driver of a blue Citroen C4 hire car.
An officer approached the vehicle, but the driver then drove away at speed towards the Sea Life centre roundabout, opposite Brighton Palace Pier.
Officers from the Specialist Enforcement Unit pursued the vehicle, and during the incident the driver discarded a mobile phone and a pink plastic carrier bag from the vehicle.
The carrier bag was recovered by officers and inside it they found a box containing cannabis and amphetamines.
Four minutes later the driver stopped the vehicle in Hove and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Following enquiries by the Brighton Investigations team, the suspect was further arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis and amphetamines with intent to supply, driving without insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
Halmat Mohammed Jabar, 25, of The Crestway, Brighton, was charged by police and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 19).
He was remanded in custody and will next appear before Lewes Crown Court on August 16.
Crime summary
Burglaries – Dwelling
Reference: 1275 28th July 2021
Location: Lewes Crescent, Brighton
Date and time: 28th July 2021 18:30
Details: Attempted burglary – nothing taken

Reference: 1568 28th July 2021
Location: Ditchling Road, Brighton
Date and time: 27-28th July 2021 22:45-06:00
Details: Victim has woken up to vehicle and keys stolen. Victim believes that the letterbox was the point of access.
Reference: 1568 28th July 2021
Location: Clifton Road, Brighton
Date and time: 28th July 2021 09:30-19:30
Details: Returned home and front door was insecure. Numerous items have been taken.
Burglaries – Non Dwelling
Reference: 0640 20th July 2021
Location:  Western Road, Brighton
Date and time: 20th July 2021, 06:00
Details: Suspect has entered cellar area and stolen bottles of spirits.
Reference: 0136 22nd July 2021
Location: St George’s Road, Brighton
Date and time: 22nd July 2021, 02:30
Details: Suspect attempted to break in to the property. Nothing taken.
Reference: 0293 17th July 2021
Location: Church Road, Hove
Date and time: 17th July 2021, 03:10-03:30
Details: Suspect has entered through an unlocked door. Tablet, milk and tea taken.
PCSO Patrols
High-visibility foot patrols were performed along St Peters and North Laine, Western Road, The Lower Promenade in Brighton, the i360 and the Metropolitan Church.
Our Speed Prevention teams were busy attending Lansdowne Road in Hove and Roedean Road to mention just a couple!
Our officers are also busy at the Beach Hut every day. It is located on Brighton Beach, just next to the Upside Down House!
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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