Wealden Police – Weekly Community Message

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News, updates and appeals

Community Speed Watch

Pevensey Bay
Wealden are looking for a new Coordinator for the Pevensey Bay Community Speed Watch group. The group currently has six members who would like to start up again but they need a Coordinator to do so.

If you would be interested in taking on this role, please contact PS Kara Tombling by email at kara.tombling@sussex.pnn.police.uk.


Wealden is also looking for new volunteers to join Crowborough’s Community Speed Watch group. The existing group has a Coordinator who wants to recruit new members in order to allow some of the current participants to retire. 

As with Pevensey, if you would be interested in getting involved please email PS Kara Tombling at kara.tombling@sussex.pnn.police.uk.


For more information about the role of a Coordinator or the Community Speed Watch scheme in general, please visit www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Heathfield

If you were in the Marshlands Lane area of Heathfield on Monday 1 May, and think you may have been a witness to this incident, please click here to read the full details.

Text scam warning
Sussex Police are warning the public to be aware of a new text scam. Click here for details.

Operation Blitz – Update from Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May

The Operation to tackle youth anti-social behaviour ran again last weekend with slightly amended hours. As the evenings are getting longer, the initiative now starts at 6pm and runs until midnight. Members have received their notification with this week’s ‘Blitz phone’ number.

On Friday evening the team arrived at the Skate Park in Heathfield and found a group of youngsters, three male and two females, on the pathway. Officers could smell cannabis coming from one of the males, who was also slurring his speech. In addition to that a selection of alcohol was just in front of them, together with a discarded ‘joint’ and various drugs paraphernalia. The males were then searched with one found to be in possession of a small amount of the drug, and a grinder. 

The other young male, although legally of an age to drink, had the alcohol seized from him due to being with 15 and 16 year olds, with whom it was deemed likely he was sharing.

When the younger male’s parents arrived to take him home, it became apparent to officers that he had been drinking despite having just driven from Hailsham. A breathalyser was then carried out, which he failed and he was subsequently arrested.

In contrast, the Saturday was uneventful throughout the evening with no one found at any of the hot spot locations.

Regional Citizens in Policing Awards
On a more positive note, one of our own Sussex Special Constables won an award at this recent ceremony, as did our East Sussex Cadets. Click here to read the full story.


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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