News and appeals
New countrywatch schemes launches
Sussex Countrywatch scheme will be launched at the Autumn Show and Game Fair at the South of England Showground, Ardingly at the weekend. Sussex Countrywatch is a partnership initiative to help strengthen and protect our rural communities against crime by sharing information and providing practical prevention advice. We know that people in Sussex are passionate about our county’s countryside and protecting it from crime. We are reaching out to people living, working or visiting our rural areas to assist us and our partners tackle rural crime and catch those who are responsible for it. By signing up to Sussex Countrywatch, subscribers will receive regular updates straight into their email account from police and partner agencies to keep up to date with the latest rural matters. Subscribers are encouraged to report crime and recommend others to sign up, creating a network of eyes and ears in rural communities. Read more here.
Mobile phone stolen from Pevensey supermarket car park
Sussex Police would like to identify this man after he stole a mobile phone from a supermarket car park. The iPhone had unknowingly been dropped by the victim while she was getting out of a car at the Tesco car park in Mimram Road, Pevensey, around 9.45am on Thursday 6 September. A man spotted the phone, picked it up and walked off. The suspect is described as white, 5’ 6”, with dark blond hair and wearing a grey coloured hooded top. If you recognise this man please contact us without delay either online or by calling 101 quoting reference 404 of 06/09. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Did you see a young boy being attacked in Uckfield?
Police would like to talk to a woman who saw an attack on a young boy in Uckfield. At about 3.20pm on Thursday 30 August a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in Luxford Fields, Uckfield, sustaining cuts, scratches and bruises. A fair was going on at the location that day so we believe there will have been several witnesses. A woman did shout at a young girl suspected of being involved to stop or she would call the police. Unfortunately the woman’s identity was not known at the time. If you were there and saw what happened, or if you are that woman, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 581 of 31/08. No arrests have been made at present but enquiries are ongoing.
Residential burglary summary Reference: 0615 30/09 Location: Nutley, Uckfield Date and time: 10:00am – 12:30pm 28th September Stolen items: Gardening equipment
Reference: 1440 01/10 Location: Nutley, Uckfield Date and time: 5:50pm 30th September – 9:30am 1st October Stolen items: Bicycles
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