Eastbourne men arrested in connection with drug supply
Three men were arrested on suspicion of drugs supply after road policing officers tracked a suspect car along major roads in Sussex.
Shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday (21st May) the BMW, suspected of being connected with people active in 'County Lines' drug supply between London and East Sussex, was spotted by the ANPR (Automatic Numberplate Recognition) camera system being driven south along a major road in Sussex. Alert road policing patrols then located it and followed to the A27 Beddingham roundabout in East Sussex where it was safely stopped.
The three men in the car, a 28-year-old from West London, and a 26-year-old and a 23-year-old both from Eastbourne, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a quantity of Class A drug with intent to supply and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries. The 28-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of driving with no insurance.
A mobile phone, 50 grammes of what is suspected of being cocaine, and several hundred pounds in cash, were seized from the car.
Detective Inspector Andy Eggleton said; "This another example of our constant work 24-hours a day, which helps combat the scourge of drug dealing in our communities."
ASB, designated Police Patrols each weekend – Op Blitz
Operation Blitz is a Police response to ongoing anti-social behaviour (ASB) in your local areas, and is in force each weekend between the hours of 1800-0000 every Friday and Saturday evening.
Designated officers are assigned patrols to target areas of known ASB, and youth related ASB across the Eastbourne district, including surrounding areas, and wards.
In addition to this, a designated phone number has been set up and can be used to report any anti-social behaviour you witness between the hours of 1800-0000 Friday and Saturday, and is answered, and calls responded to by the officers assigned to Op Blitz.
The number for the Eastbourne is: 07785372050 (outside of the above times please continue to report via 101, email, or online)
In The Know Members can also sign up to weekly updates from our Op Blitz patrols; which areas have been visited and officers findings; some of you may already be aware, but for members who are not already signed up to ASB alerts you can change your settings by visiting the In The Know website, logging in and editing your alerts.
Potential Traffic Disruptions next weekend, plan ahead
The Hells Angels ‘Euro Run’ is being held in the UK this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the HAMC in the UK. It is expected to attract anywhere between 2,000 – 3,000 members from across the world and takes place between May 30 - June 1. This is a private, festival-style, event which attracts HAMC members from all over the world. The main event is being held at a hotel venue in East Surrey however organisers have advised it will culminate in a large scale ‘ride out’ of up to 700 motorcycles. We have now had confirmation that this will take place along the A23 from Pease Pottage to Brighton seafront on the afternoon of June 1 between 2pm and 4:30pm.
ACC Kemp said: “Although this is a private event, we expect the HAMC celebrations to have an impact on the local road network in parts of East Surrey and West Sussex as large groups of motorcyclists travel to and from the venue. The ‘ride out’ planned for the 1st June will also see several hundred motorcyclists riding in a large convoy which will cause some traffic disruption on the route down to Brighton and back.
“In the interests of public safety, police outriders will accompany the convoy and temporarily hold traffic at key points to keep them together and try to minimise the overall impact on other road users. However, on such a busy weekend, I would urge anyone planning to travel along the A23 stretch between Gatwick and Brighton that afternoon to allow extra time and consider alternative routes.
“As this an international event, we have been speaking to the organisers to ensure attendees are fully aware of the legal requirements for road users in the UK and that action will be taken against anyone committing a road traffic offence.”
Protect your van and tools reminder
With the long weekend this weekend, Police are reminding van owners to review their security.
Having your car or van broken into and losing your things to thieves can be very distressing, especially if it is your livelihood.
Don’t leave your van open to thieves, please take your tools in overnight and over the bank holiday weekend, and secure them out of sight; print up the below image and pop it on the dashboard or rear window.
A garage owner has reported having their garage broken into off Port Road, Eastbourne during the day time of the 16th May. Fortunately noting was stolen but damage has been caused. (0626 of 16/05 relates)
A building site off Kingfisher Drive, Eastbourne was broken into overnight on the 16th May. Gates and locks have been cut to gain entry to the site, where then containers have been forced to obtain work tools. Regrettably there are no lines of enquiry. (0944 of 18/05 relates)
An attempted burglary occurred at a property on Willowfield Road, Eastbourne whereby a male suspect has attempted entry via an open window. The property owner has confronted the male who became abusive. Police were called and the male suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.
Around 1800 on the 19th May, a hotel along Grand Parade, Eastbourne reported a suspicious male who entered the closed bar area and attempted to force the shutters to gain entry. He was warned off by staff and ran off down the street. Police are looking into possible CCTV from the hotel. (1037 of 19/05 relates)
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