Local Crime

March 23, 2018

Vehicle crimes have been reported in your neighbourhood

We have had a number of vehicle breaks and theft from vehicles over the last couple of days in the East Dean & Friston areas. Please be on your guard: make sure you keep your vehicle locked and do not leave anything valuable inside your vehicle.If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about the below incident 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

December 21, 2017

Break In - Eastbourne

On Tuesday (12 December), a house was broken into on Eastbourne Road in Willingdon, Eastbourne, but nothing was taken. (Ref: 1147 – 12/12).

November 3, 2017

Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team

Rogue trader warning

Police are asking residents to be on their guard for rogue traders following an incident that happened in Hailsham recently. A man called at the house of an elderly lady in Sussex Avenue and offered to cut the garden hedge for £250. He also asked to go upstairs in the house – but this was refused and the man left.Rogue traders are callous individuals who often target the most vulnerable and elderly in our communities.Police advice is never, ever agree to works or services offered by doorstep callers who arrive unannounced. We would ask relatives, friends and neighbours of vulnerable or elderly people to keep an eye on them to ensure that they do not fall victim to criminals, and to report any suspicious behaviour immediately by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or calling 101. In an emergency always call 999.

Suspicious vehicle seen in Mayfield

Police received a report about a suspicious vehicle that was seen in The Avenue, Mayfield at around 8.15am on Tuesday 19 January.

The car is described as a scruffy looking pale blue Ford hatchback. The two men that were in the vehicle asked a person for the postcode of the area. They are described as both being in their early twenties. The driver is described as having thin black hair and wearing a blue scarf and dark coloured anorak. The car drove off in the direction of the High Street and then looped East-bound to travel down the High Street.

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 0596 of 19/01. Alternatively, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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November 3, 2017

More local phone fraud

11th January 2016. We have been advised by a Willingdon resident of a phone call from someone purporting to be from a phone company stating that their bank had not paid a direct debit, and that their phone would be cut off.

They were asked for bank details to avoid this action, they were given a help line phone number to contact, when they tried to contact the helpline they realised that the fraudster was still on the line waiting for them to dial, and they REPLACED THEIR PHONE . Please take note of this SCAM...NEVER GIVE YOUR BANK DETAILS TO ANYONE!