News, updates and appeals
Police appeal for witnesses in Lower Horsebridge
An elderly driver suffered a heart attack in Hailsham last Sunday 25 June, shortly after he is believed to have given a lift to someone in the Lower Horsebridge area. Please read the full details here.
Mark Stonestreet arrested
Click here to read the update following the police appeal for information.
Police Property Act Fund donation to Maresfield Dynamos
Click here to read about the donation in Maresfield
Summer road safety warning
Police issue a summer road safety warning to users of Sussex Roads. Click here to read the full article.
PC Bernadette Lawrie is interviewed on the fight against scams
Click here to read the full interview about PC Lawrie’s work in the fight against scams, particularly focussing on the elderly.
Op Blitz Update from Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June
Friday 23 June – this was a very quiet evening on all fronts. All the known hot spots were visited but no youths were found to be at any of them. No calls were received on the Blitz phone either.
Saturday 24 June – during a visit to Goldsmiths Leisure Centre car park, Crowborough, three male teenagers were found who immediately tried to make off as officers arrived. Two of them did so on bikes, one was retained and searched but not found to be in possession of drugs or alcohol. The skate park was empty. Off licences were visited, which is now a regular occurrence, and it transpired that one of them had refused the sale of alcohol twice that evening, and the other had refused one. Everything else was found to be in order and they closed on time at 11pm. Other areas were visited in Crowborough but they were empty.
A report was received that 10 youths were getting ready to fight in Hailsham but on arrival there was no sign of them.
Four youngsters were seen at Heathfield’s skate park but not committing any offences and there was no sign of alcohol. Five youngsters were at the Tower Street Recreation Group but also behaving well and no sign of alcohol.
The patrol went on to visit several popular gathering places in Uckfield but no one was at any of them. Hailsham was the last stop of the night just before midnight and all was found to be quiet.
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