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Shocking images show how helmet saved cyclist’s life
Police are reminding all road users to ‘think bike’ after two cyclists were tragically killed in Sussex. At least 19 collisions involving bicycles have occurred in the county since the start of May, consisting of two fatalities, six serious injuries and 11 slight injuries. The fatal collisions occurred in Langney Road, Eastbourne, on 5 May and on the A27 at Chichester on 10 May – both cyclists died on this same day. And with summer just around the corner – and more cyclists expected to take to the saddle – police are urging all road users to beware of their surroundings. Read more here.
East Sussex residents reminded after Pevensey incident – watch out for bogus callers
Police are reminding residents in East Sussex to be on the alert for unwanted and bogus callers. The warning come after three men called on an elderly lady in Pevensey, at about midday on Wednesday (9 May) saying they were from the ‘River Board’ and needed to check her tap water for possible contamination. They were in the house for several minutes, attempting to distract her with various requests to fill up receptacles as they were about to turn the water supply, but she became suspicious of them and they eventually left, empty-handed. Investigator Bernadette Peters said; “This was a clear attempt to distract the lady and steal from her, probably cash, but they must have realised that she suspected them, and cut their losses by leaving. But we are warning other residents to look out for this trio, or for any similar attempts.
Don’t let cold callers of any kind into your home. Keep them out and tell us if you think they may be planning to steal. Ring 101 or 999. You can also contact us online if you recognise these men.” All the suspects are described as white. One was in his late twenties, wearing slim fitting black trousers, a black v-neck jumper, a black peaked baseball style cap, a mauve lanyard and grey gardening style gloves with blue zig-zag style pattern down to the fingers. The second man was in his 40’s, 6′ with thick dark brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a dark suit with a thick black outer jacket and thick trousers which looked out of place as it was such a warm day. The third man was aged about 18, of stocky build with thick dark brown hair similar to the second man and possibly related. For further advice on dealing with unwanted callers see our website.
Between 4:00pm and 5:30pm on Friday (11 May), a house on Birch Grove in Haywards Heath was broken into. An Apply Mac computer & some jewellery was taken (ref: 1141 11/05).
A house was broken into on Hailsham Road in Stone Cross, Pevensey on Tuesday (15 May). This incident occurred between 10:00am and 9:30pm and a TV was taken (ref: 0499 16/05).
Overnight on Tuesday (15 May), a house was broken into in Blackboys, Uckfield. A quad bike was taken but was later found away from the property, as well as tools (ref: 0302 16/05).
Between 1:00pm and 2:45pm on Thursday (17 May), a shed was broken into in Nutley, Uckfield. Several items were taken and the shed was damaged (ref: 1100 17/05).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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