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Rother Weekly Bulletin
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Thursday 14th October 2021
Rother Weekly Bulletin News and Alerts
Police join with partners to raise awareness of hate crime
Police are joining with partners to raise awareness of hate crime and the devastating impact it can have on its victims.
The force is marking Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 9-16) with a number of engagement events to encourage reporting of hate crime, and to highlight the work being done by police and partners to address the issue in Sussex.
A hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender’.
It doesn’t always include physical violence – someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you, or posting abusive comments or messages online, can also constitute a hate crime.
For more information about the activity taking place throughout the week visit the Sussex Police website here.
Five arrests made as officers execute drug warrants in Rother district
Specialist officers made five arrests after executing search warrants at addresses in rural East Sussex.
Police searched properties and made the arrests on Tuesday 5 October.
The arrests were made by the joint efforts of officers in the East Sussex division alongside officers from the Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) and the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU).
Hastings and Rother district commander Chief Inspector Sarah Godley said: “This activity demonstrates our intention to support rural communities and to ensure that those causing harm are brought to justice.”
A 57-year-old man from Flimwell was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug. He was released on police bail until November 1, pending further enquiries.
A 35-year-old man from Cranbrook, Kent, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug. He was released on police bail until November 1, pending further enquiries.
Meanwhile a 30-year-old woman from Robertsbridge, a 48-year-old woman from Hurst Green, and a 60-year-old woman from Hurst Green were also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug.
The 30-year-old woman was released under investigation, pending further enquiries, and the other two women released on bail until October 29, pending further enquiries.
A burglary has been reported at a commercial property off of West Parade, Bexhill (163 of the 08/10 relates).
There has been a burglary reported at a residential property off of Merriments Lane, Hurst Green (426 of the 08/10 relates).
A burglary has been reported a residential property off of Fowlers Close, Bexhill (790 of the 08/10 relates).
There has been a burglary reported at a commercial property off of Bexhill Road, Battle (255 of the 11/10 relates).
A burglary has been reported at a residential property off of Watergate, Bexhill (1086 of the 12/10 relates).
Members of the community are asked to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns to police.
You can visit our crime prevention pages on home security here. Emerging Issues
Arrests Made Across Rother This Week
A number of arrests have been made across Rother this week for offences including; criminal damage, drink driving and common assault.
If your report is not urgent you can call us on 101 or through our website service here.
Online reports are triaged in the same way as 101 calls but keep our phone lines 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.
Community Supporters have received a £500 boost from Sussex Police’s Police Property Act Fund, thanks to PCSO Hunt. The founder and CEO of Community Supporters said: ‘we have now been able to fund the purchase of a Gazebo and display equipment, thanks to the generous donation from Sussex Police’
Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team attended the Ashburnham Parish Council AGM this week. They spoke about local policing, priorities, patrols and visibility.
Rural Crime Team Monthly Update
The Rural Crime Team have released their monthly update over on the Sussex Police website.
These updates give an overview of the work the team has been up to across the force including information for the local area.
To read the update visit the Sussex Police website here. Action Fraud Scam and Fraud Reminders
Warning to remain vigilant after latest changes to the UK travel rules
Action Fraud are once again reminding the public to remain vigilant against Holiday fraud, following recent changes to UK travel rules.
For more information including some top tips to avoid falling victim to holiday fraud visit the Action Fraud website here.
SCAM warning about fake antivirus emails
Action Fraud received over 2,200 reports in a 48 hour period, about fake emails claiming to be from antivirus software providers, that link to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial information.
Action Fraud are reminding the public to forward any suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
We work closely with the local Rother Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Neighbourhood Watch is about getting people together with their community to take action to reduce crime, these schemes can also;
Cut crime and the opportunities for crime
Help and reassure those who live in the area
Encourage neighbourliness and close communities
To find out more about your local scheme and for information on how to join, visit the Rother Neighbourhood Watch website here 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 here
You can also visit our website here, where you can find our easy to use online forms to report 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 officers 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 the Ask the Police website here for more information.
Your Local Teams
You can find your local PCSO by entering your postcode on our website here
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Alexandra Hawkins (Police, District Engagement Officer, Hastings & Rother)