Community Update from Weald Police


Local News Story

 Very sadly, Police have launched a murder investigation after woman’s body was found in Herstmonceux.

Below is the link to our news pages where you will find currently available details.

Herstmonceux Murder

Our bulletin last week featured information about a series of Burglary and Burglary other than dwelling offences. There have been a couple of additional reports made to police about similar incidents. The link provided will take you to our seasonal burglary information page on the Sussex Police website. Here you will also find information about victims stories, home security and immobilise.

Some people have reported concern about links being included in these documents. These are provided for your perusal in order to provide you with as much information about crime prevention as possible. Sending a link gives you direct access to our website without populating the document with so much data that it becomes too large to send.

This final link will take you straight to our online reporting page.

Here you can add and submit details onto templates created especially for every type of crime. You can also report suspicious activity.



Attempt Shed Break

On the 16th march in Wildwood Eastbourne, there was an attempt made to break into a shed.

A communal gate was broken and the back panel of a shed ripped off. Nothing is thought to have been stolen



 Burglary OTD

A number of outbuildings in Dog Kennel Lane, Hadlow Down near Uckfield have been broken into.

The stone buildings had all their padlocks cut form the doors; however, nothing is though to have been stolen.

The residents were away at the time.




A property in The Warren has been broken into while the resident was away.

Offenders have knocked the burglar alarm from the external wall and gained entry through the rear patio. An untidy search has taken place inside but as yet, it is unknown what has been stolen. We are unable to confirm a time frame for this break in. If you were in the vicinity and saw anything suspicious, please do let us know.




The front door of a home in Queens Road has been found to have been kicked in and the house searched. The door to an  integral garage was also found open.

As the occupant has been away we can not confirm a time frame for this incident.

It is not yet known what is missing.



Suspicious Vehicle

A local resident has contacted police to report a suspicious vehicle in the area of Upper Greenwood Lane on the 19th March. The vehicle a white Mercedes Sprinter was seen to be moving very slowly up and down the lane with the side sliding door open.

There were two males in the vehicle. They drove off at speed once they were seen. There is nothing at this time to suggest any crime has taken place, however this behaviour is suspicious.

Please report suspicious activities and persons to police including as much information as possible about any vehicle or occupants, time of day, direction of travel and the cause of the suspicion.



A vehicle has been seen in suspicious circumstances in Beeches Farm Road Crowborough.

The white Transit van  which had ladders on the roof was driving at very slow speed  and was reported to police as the occupants were though to be paying more than passing attention to local properties.

If this vehicle is seen locally, please report to police.



 Suspicious Caller

On the morning of the 22nd March a resident from Honeycragg Close called police having found an unknown male on their porch.

The male stated he was looking for a woman he had previously done some gardening for.

The card left behind was for Od Eds Garden Maintenance. The male described as 30s, 5”8 and slight in build, and then drove away in a black Japanese Pick up truck.

We work closely with trading standards to identify rogue traders. Although there is no evidence of a crime having been committed, we would encourage you to report any similar incidents to police so we can make enquiries.





Fatima, who is 52 years old, has been missing from her home in Denton, Newhaven since Friday 12th February.

The last confirmed sighting of her was at 08:00 on 12th In Newhaven.

She has not been seen since.

Fatima is described as slim, 5” 2, with shoulder length black hair usually worn in a pony tail.

She was wearing a knee length Beige coat over a traditional Indian dress.

We are very concerned for Fatima’s’ welfare.

“She has never gone missing before and left home without a bag, money, keys or it seems, any other personal items.

“If you have seen her at any time since Friday morning, please let us know immediately by calling 101 quoting serial 946 of 12/02. If you see her, please dial 999 immediately.”







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