Wealden Weekly News and Events

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Thursday 21st March 2019

News and events

Withyham Annual Parish Assembly at Groombridge Village Hall this Saturday 23rd 1000-1230…

Come and meet your local Wealden Prevention team, including senior officers, local PCs and local PCSOs. Staff will also be in attendance with the Mobile Police Station roadshow van, this can be used to report crimes, obtain crime prevention advice and support, and take home prevention tools to help keep you and your property safe.

In additional Chief Constable Giles York will be speaking to Parish members about local Policing.

Hailsham PCSOs offer scam aware talks…

PCSO Choppin and Hodgens from Hailsham attended the Quintin’s shopping centre Wednesday 20th in the foyer to offer shoppers valuable crime prevention advice and support around current scams and frauds.
Officers spoke to in excess of 100 shoppers, sharing golden rules and top tips to help keep them safe from scams and frauds, not only local ones but national scams that have made their way to Sussex.

Most recently; emails, calls and texts reporting to be from the HMRC, threatening people with lawsuits or arrest if tax payments and debts are not cleared by a certain date.

Please remember, do not give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine.

In The Know Members can click here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/sussex/campaigns/2018/operation-signature/the-little-book-of-scams to view a digital copy of the Third Edition of the Little Book of Big Scams which is given out at scam awareness days by Police. You can visit your local Police station to obtain a hard copy – please share this link with friends and family, especially those who may fall victim to scams owing to age, or vulnerabilities.

Thank you.

Rural Crime Prevention Day 2019 30th March 1200-1600…

Come and meet your local Prevention team, and talk to us about rural crime and any issues you are facing in your community.

Wealden Prevention Officers will be attending the Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row on Saturday the 30th March 2019 12-4pm to offer valuable rural crime prevention advice, guidance and tools that you can take home to keep and share with others, to help keep you and your property safe from crime.

Should you not be able to make it, you can review our rural crime prevention advice here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rc/rural-crime/rural-crime-prevention/

Crime summary

Overnight on the 13th-14th a property in London Road, Forest row had their garage broken into. Suspects have made off with tools and caused damaged to their garage doors which will need repairing. No lines of enquiry are available. (1227 of 15/03 relates)

In the small hours of the 15th, a garage in Farmlands Close, Pevensey, reported having the locks broken off form their garage door (0211 of 15/03 relates)

During the afternoon of the 15th, unknown suspects have used force and likely a tool to break into a garage in Woods Green, Wadhurst. Suspects have prised up and buckled the door to gain entry taking electrical tools, including chainsaws and grinders.Regrettably there are no lines of enquiry. (0955 15/03 relates)

A disused property in Catt’s Hill Rotherfield have reported overnight on the 16th that the property was broken into by a group of youths, nothing was taken, however unfortunately no lines of enquiry are available. (0792 of 16/03 relates).

Crime prevention advice can be found by visiting: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/

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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