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Rother Weekly Bulletin
Alert message sent 01/09/2021 17:02:00
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Wednesday 1st September 2021
Rother Weekly Bulletin News and Alerts
Appeal after Audi damaged while parked at Battle Railway Station
Police are looking to identify a man in relation to a car which was damaged while parked at Battle Railway Station.
A man was seen on CCTV approaching the black Audi A3 and kicking the wing mirror, which was then removed and placed in a bag held by another person. The side of the car was also keyed.
The suspect was later seen taking the wing mirror out of the bag on the station platform. The incident happened at around 10.40pm on Tuesday, July 13.
Officers investigating the matter believe the person pictured could help with their enquiries.
Anyone who recognises him or who has any other information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 17 of 14/07.
For more information and to view the appeal images visit the Sussex Police website.
Man jailed over pointing firearm at officers in Bexhill
A man has been jailed after he confronted police officers and aimed a firearm at them as they responded to a 999 call in Bexhill.
Tactical Firearms Unit officers fired a baton round in the back garden of 49-year-old Paul Chantler in order to safely detain him.
He had made threats to harm himself with a firearm, and when police arrived he shouted threats to “stay away” as he retreated into his shed.
Chantler twice pointed the weapon at officers, who feared being seriously harmed.
But in order to ensure the safety of themselves, of Chantler, and of the public, the officers fired a baton round, a form of rubber bullet, in order to make the arrest.
Only later did the officers find out that the suspect was brandishing an air rifle.
Chantler, of York Road, Bexhill, admitted two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of possessing a dangerous air weapon without a certificate when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court.
He was not found not guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Judge Mark Van Der Zwart sentenced him to a total of six months in prison over the incident which happened on March 24, 2019.
The judge said it was an extremely serious incident, and said the officers were brave men and women doing a dangerous job.
The officers had been compassionate and caring, and displayed a firm sense of duty, the judge said.
There have been 2 burglaries reports across Rother this week.
A burglary has been reported at residential building off of Sea Rd, Bexhill (454 of the 27/08 relates).
There has been a burglary reported at commercial building off of High Street Battle (1238 of the 27/08).
Members of the community are asked to remain vigilant to an suspicious activity in their area, and to reports any concerns to police.
You can visit our crime prevention pages on home security, for ways you can protect your home and belongings.
Arrests Made Across Rother This Week
There have been a number of arrests made across Rother this week for offences including; drink driving, criminal damage, common assault and breach of bail.
If your report is not urgent you can call us on 101 or through our website service.
Online reports are triaged in the same way as 101 calls but keep our phone line free for those who can only contact us by phone.
In the case of an emergency, crime in action or where there is threat to life always call 999.
Out and About in the Community
As always, our teams have been out and about in the community. You may have seen them at some of the following places.
Local PCSOs attended a community meeting over in Northiam last week. Engaging with the community and discussing local concerns is vital to our role and helps us to tackle the issues faced by our communities.
Officers have also spent time this week on foot patrols across a number of out rural communities. You may have seen them out in the evening in Ashburnham, Penhurst and Netherfield amongst other places.
Action Fraud Scam and Fraud reminders
Watch out for Asda gift card scam
Action Fraud are warning people to watch out for this Asda gift card scam.
Action Fraud have received 159 reports within a 48 hour period about fake emails purporting to be from Asda. The emails state that the recipient can win a “£100 promo reward gift card” by completing a marketing survey.
When followed the links in the email lead to malicious websites that are designed to steal personal information.
Remember, if you receive suspicious emails such as this you can report them to Action Fraud by forwarding the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us Keep Sussex Safe
If you have seen or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, 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
You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find our easy to use online forms to reports all non-emergencies to us.
You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officer and specialist teams all across the police.
Have you ever had a policing question that doesn’t actually require direct police involvement to answer?
Ask the Police is a great online source of information for the most frequently asked policing questions, visit www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.
We work closely with Neighbourhood Watch and you can find out more about your local scheme online.
Visit the Rother Neighbourhood Watch website: https://www.rothernhw.co.uk/.
Your Local Teams
You can find your local PCSO by entering your postcode at: https://www.police.uk/
You can also follow your local Police team on Social Media, click below:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RotherPolice
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/Rother_police
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Alexandra Hawkins (Police, District Engagement Officer, Hastings & Rother)