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21 February 2019

News and appeals

Wanted man arrested:

We arrested 40-year-old Kieron Knott who we wanted to interview about allegations of assault and robbery.
Following a media appeal on Monday (18 February), information was received and Knott was arrested in the town on the same day.
A Sussex Police spokesman said; "We would like to thank local people for their help in this search."

John Henry Bond wanted in connection with harassment and stalking offences

Police are searching for John Henry Bond, who is wanted in connection with serious harassment and stalking offences.
The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to bombarding his former partner with a string of threatening text messages and phone calls between 13 June and 21 June.
However, he has since failed to appear in court for sentencing and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Bond has connections to East and West Sussex, as well as Poole, Ferndown, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Wimbourne in Dorset, Salisbury in Wiltshire and Ringwood in Hampshire.
If you see him or know where he could be, please report it online or call 101 – or 999 in an emergency – quoting serial 1285 of 13/06.
Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Community SpeedWatch seeks volunteers to help save lives in Sussex

Is speeding an issue in your area? Can you help us prevent it?
Community SpeedWatch (CSW) is seeking more volunteers in a bid to continue to address its four main aims:
  • To reduce death and injuries on the roads;
  • To reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit;
  • To increase public awareness of inappropriate speed;
  • To improve the quality of life for local communities.
CSW is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.
Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the police, with the aim of educating motorists to reduce their speeds.
In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution will follow.
In 2017, a total of 937 speed-related collisions occurred in Sussex (figures for 2018 not currently available), which resulted in 17 fatalities and 223 serious injuries.
Volunteers receive appropriate training and are supported by local police prevention teams.
To find out more and to sign up, visit the Community SpeedWatch website or email
To report an incident of dangerous or antisocial driving, visit the Operation Crackdown website 

Police and banks working together prevent £2 millions being stolen from Sussex residents

A rapid response scheme by banks and local police prevented 353 potential victims in Sussex from being defrauded out of £2 millions in 2018, new figures have revealed.
The Banking Protocol trains bank staff to spot when someone is about to fall victim to a scam and try to prevent them from withdrawing cash to give to a fraudster, after which they can request an immediate police response to the branch. A total of 19 arrests were made by Sussex Police last year through the initiative.
The 353 calls to Sussex Police in 2018 from banks and other financial institutions under the Banking Protocol, related to potential victims with an average age of 75. In each case police responded and succeeded in ensuring that the person did not hand any money over. Read more here.



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