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Rother Weekly Bulletin

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Wednesday 12th January 2022

Rother Weekly Bulletin

News and Alerts

Witness sought to serious collision on the A21 at Sedlescombe

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Sedlescombe, near Battle.

Emergency services were called to the A21 at its junction with Marley Lane around 1.25pm on Thursday, January 6, following a collision involving a white Vauxhall Vivaro van travelling south and a silver Ford Transit van travelling north.

Two men – the drivers of both vehicles involved – suffered critical injuries and were taken to hospital, where they remain at this time.

Officers investigating the collision would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who may have captured any relevant dash cam footage from the area.

Anyone with information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Bideford.

Sussex Police ensure Cassie returns home after being stolen eight-years ago

Eight years after being taken from the front garden of her home, Sussex Police have helped return Cassie the cocker-spaniel to her rightful home.

Officers from the Sussex Police Rural Crime Team captured the moment Cassie and her owners were reunited.

They conducted a number of raids in Novembers looking for a stolen dog along with the RPCA and Trading Standards following a tip off from a member of the public.

Cassie was safely located along with some puppies who are thought to be hers.

To read more, visit our website here.

New year, new career? Sussex Police launched latest officer recruitment drive

Sussex Police has started the new year by opening applications for new police officers, as part of its continued commitment to bolster officer numbers across the county.

The force’s latest recruitment window opened on Wednesday, 5th January, and will remain open for two weeks.

It’s part of the national Uplift campaign to recruit 20,000 additional police officers, which has surpassed the halfway stage and resulted in 182 extra officers so far recruited in Sussex.

During this round of recruitment, applications will be sought for cohorts to join the force via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship or the Degree Entry Holder Programme.

For further information, please visit our website here.

Emerging Issues

Arrests Made Across Rother this Week

A number of arrests have been made across Rother in the past week for various offences including common assault and criminal damage.

Your reports play a huge part in how we plan our local policing. If you see or hear anything you think we need to know about, please report it to us.

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

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

Out and About

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

As part of regular patrols across the district you may have seen officers on foot patrol, engaging with members of the community and local businesses, including evening patrols in Central Bexhill and Brightling, Battle.

Just before Christmas officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team visit Bexhill Museum to donate a number of historic blades, that were all handed in to the Sussex Police Knife amnesty scheme. 

Action Fraud Scam and Fraud Reminders

Stop, Challenge, Protect

Action fraud are reminding the community of their Stop, Challenge, Protect advice.
Just because someone knows a few basic details about you, it doesn’t mean they are genuine. The police or your bank will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, password, or to transfer money to another account.

Neighbourhood Watch

We work closely with the local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

Neighbourhood Watch is about getting people together with their community to take action to reduce crime, these schemes can also; cut crime and the opportunity for crime, help and reassure those who live in the area and encourage neighbourliness and close communities.

To find out more about the local scheme, and for information on how to join, visit the Hastings and St Leonards Neighbourhood Watch website.

Help us Keep Sussex Safe

If you 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 Crime Stoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online here.

Visit our website here, to find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us. On our website you can also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and advice from all across the police.

You can report instances of anti-social driving, as well as abandoned vehicles on the roads directly to Operation Crackdown here.

Your Local Teams

You can find your local PCSO by entering your postcode on our website.

You can also follow your local teams on social media by clicking below.



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