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Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Wednesday 8th September 2021

Rother Weekly Bulletin

News and Alerts

Appeal for witnesses for assault outside pub in Rye

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted outside a pub in Rye.

A suspect wearing a white face mask with an image of a skull on it assaulted the two men in Landgate shortly after 11.30pm on August 27. 

He was seen carrying a weapon and made threats to the two men.

One of the men, a 34-year-old from Rye, suffered a wound to his hand consistent with a stabbing. He also suffered a head injury.

The other man, a 36-year-old from Bexhill, also had a head injury.

Both men left the area and went to Ferry Road in the town.

The suspect meanwhile left the area via Landgate.

Investigator Bernadette Peters said: “We are appealing for witnesses who were in the area or with anyone with information to come forward.

“Please report online here or call 101 and quote serial 1605 of 27/08".

Woman spat at police following drink-drive arrest

A woman who spat at police after she was arrested for being more than twice the drink-drive limit has been convicted in court.

The woman was among 279 motorists arrested in Sussex during a dedicated crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which was run between 11 June and 11 July, and was in addition to our routine roads policing duties 365 days a year.

A large proportion of the arrests (79) were in relation to an unlicensed music event in Steyning.

Police carried out dedicated patrols to tackle one of the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions, through education, engagement an enforcement.

Of the 279 arrests, 55 people have so far been convicted. For more information including the latest conviction visit our website.

Burglary Summary

A burglary has been reported at a residential building off of Eversley Rd, Bexhill (535 of the 01/09 relates).

There has been a burglary reported at a commercial property, off of Turkey Rd, Bexhill. (239 of the 06/09 relates).

A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Penhurst Ln, Battle (272 of the 06/09 relates).

There has been a burglary reported at a residential property off of St Annes Gre, Burwash. (695 of the 06/09 relates).

Members of the community are asked to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns to police.

You can visit our crime prevention pages on home security here, for ways you can protect your home and belongings.

Emerging Issues

Arrests Made Across Rother This Week

A number of arrests have been made across Rother this week for offences including; drink driving, theft, common assault and drunk and disorderly.

If your report is not urgent you can call us on 101 or through our website service here. 

Online reports are triaged in the same was as 101 calls but keep our phone line free for those who can only contact us by phone.

In the case of an emergency, crime in action or where there is threat to life always call 999.

Out and About in the Community

As always, our teams have been out and about in the community. You may have seen them at some of the following places.

Officers from the Neighbourhood Police Team have been out and about on foot patrols in Winchelsea and Winchelsea Beach, keeping an eye on things and engaging with the local community.

The Roads Policing Unit have been conducting routine patrols across Rother, on Saturday officers spent a number of hours on patrol in Battle and Rye. During this activity 12 tickets were issued for Fatal Five offences, and 3 motorists were given words of advice.

Officers have also been out this week in Battle, joining local MP Huw Merriman as part of his summer tour, meeting with local groups, including youth groups and councillors. Engaging with these groups and our local councillors is crucial, sharing information keeps our communities safe and reassured.

Action Fraud Scam and Fraud reminders

Don’t Get Caught Out By Holiday Fraudsters

Action Fraud are warning people to remain vigilant against holiday fraud after the latest round of travel traffic light changes.

Follow their top tips to avoid falling victim to holiday fraud:
  • Stay safe online: check the web address is legitimate and has not been altered by slight changes
  • Do your research: don’t just rely on one review, do a thorough online search to ensure the company is credible
  • Look for the logo: check whether the company is an ABTA Member.
  • Pay Safe: wherever possible, pay by credit card. You should avoid paying directly into a private individual’s bank account.
  • Check the paperwork: you should study receipts, invoices and terms and conditions, and be very wary of any companies that don’t provide any at all.
  • Use your instinct: if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
For more information visit the Action Fraud website

Rural Crime Team Monthly Update – September 2021

The Rural Crime Team have released their monthly update over on the Sussex Police website.

Their updates go up at the beginning of each month and gives an overview of the work the team has been up to across the force including updates for the local area.

Help us Keep Sussex Safe

If you have seen or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, 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

You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find our easy to use online forms to reports all non-emergencies to us.

You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.

Have you ever had a policing question that doesn’t actually require direct police involvement to answer?

Ask the Police is a great online source of information for the most frequently asked policing questions, visit www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.

Your Local Teams

You can find your local PCSO by entering your postcode at: https://www.police.uk

You can also follow your local Police team on Social Media, click below:
  • Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RotherPolice
  • Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/Rother_police

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