Wealden Weekly Update 29 March 2018

News and appeals

Raising awareness of Clare’s Law

We are carrying out a campaign to raise awareness of ‘Clare’s Law’.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) enables people to apply for information about their partner’s (or ex-partner’s) history if they’re concerned about their own safety. It also enables a concerned family member, friend, neighbour or colleague to apply for that information to protect someone they believe to be at risk of harm.

A disclosure means sharing specific information about a partner for the purposes of protecting the person in a relationship with them from domestic violence, and is known as a ‘Right to Ask’ disclosure.

  • To make a Clare’s Law application contact Sussex Police:
  • Visit a police station or speak to any officer
  • Email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk
  • Phone 101

But if you believe that you or someone else is in immediate danger, always call 999.  Please visit the following website for more information and a list of other organisations that can offer and support in relation to domestic abuse: https://sussex.police.uk/news/police-seek-to-increase-awareness-of-clares-law/


Uckfield High Street collision witness appeal

We are investigating a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Uckfield High Street, in which the vehicle failed to stop, are seeking witnesses and also asking the driver to come forward. The incident happened around 2.15pm on Wednesday 7 March at the High Street’s junction with the B2102 Bell Lane. It involved a blue car travelling north which, after pausing briefly at the scene, then drove off. The pedestrian, a 54-year-old woman, suffered bruising, concussion and rib and leg injuries. She was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, and detained overnight for treatment and observation. Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information relating to this collision is asked to contact police online via https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/or phone 101, quoting serial 703 of 07/03.


Burglary crime summary

Between 2:00am and 7:00am on Friday (23 March), there was an attempted break in to a house on Watermill Close in Polegate. There was some damage to a window were access was attempted to be gained (ref: 0329 23/03).

Some gardening equipment was found dumped in a garden on in Wadhurst. The items included a leaf blower and a garden vacuum, and these were found on Fridays (23 March) (ref: 0444 23/03).

On Friday (23 March), a large amount of cash was stolen from a house on Park Croft in Polegate (ref: 0607 23/03).

On Friday (23 March), a shipping container was broken into in Langton Green in Tunbridge Wells. A substantial amount of fishing equipment and other personal items were taken (ref: 0547 24/03).

Between 12:30pm and 16:00pm on Saturday (24 March), a house was broken into in Hellingly in Hailsham. A horse saddle, bridle and some jewellery were taken (ref: 0807 24/03).

Between 6:00pm on Saturday (24 march) and 9:20am on Sunday (25 March), there was an attempted break in to a house in Wadhurst. Access was not gained and so nothing was taken (ref: 0340 25/03).

There was a break in to a garage between 10:00pm on Saturday (24 March) and 10:00am Sunday (25 March). Two chainsaws and a log splitting axe were taken (ref: 0359 25/03).

Between Thursday (22 March) and Sunday (25 March), a garage was broken into in Wadhurst. Some tools, two bicycles and some fishing equipment was taken (ref: 0625 25/03).


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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