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Friday 12th April 2024Sussex Alerts - Lewes and Seahaven Police

Appeal following assault in Seaford


Police are appealing for information following a reported assault in Seaford.


It is alleged that a woman was assaulted by a man known to her between 7pm and 9pm on 30 March on Esplanade. They were travelling in a small, dark hatchback before the incident


A man reportedly got out of a van to help the woman, and then was also punched by the suspect.


If you witnessed the incident, or have any information, contact police online or call 101 quoting serial 1299 of 30/03.



Appeal to identify men in connection with e-bike thefts


Police investigating a report of two stolen electric bicycles (e-bikes) have issued a CCTV image of two men they wish to speak with, image contained within this alert.


The owners reported that the e-bikes were taken from Cliffe High Street at about 3pm on Sunday, April 7.


Officers are investigating and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.


One of the e-bikes has been recovered as part of the investigation, an image here shows the style of bicycle stolen.


In particular, they want to trace two young men aged between 15 and 20 who were in the area.


One was taller with short dark hair, wearing a dark grey hooded coat or top, dark trousers and dark trainers.


The second was shorter with unkempt dark brown hair, glasses, and wearing a dark grey Nike tracksuit top and bottoms, with white trainers.


Anyone who recognises them or with information about what happened should contact Sussex Police online or call 101 and quote serial 644 of 07/04.



Dozens more individuals are beginning a new career with Sussex Police


A further 59 individuals were welcomed to the force at a recent attestation ceremony, following on from the 67 new starters in January.


The event was held on Wednesday 3 April at East Sussex National Hotel in Uckfield.


Of the 59 new recruits, 28 are joining the Initial Police Learning Development Programme (IPLDP+), a non-degree route now offered alongside other entry routes, providing a greater choice to aspiring police officers.


Meanwhile, 14 are joining the Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DC DHEP) and 17 are taking the Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) route, which results in a degree while learning and earning.


Three of the new officers have shared why they have chosen policing as a career, read their story online here.


Chief Constable Jo Shiner said: “I am delighted to welcome another 59 officers to the force, and I am confident they will help us to continue to achieve our priorities of protecting communities, catching criminals and delivering an outstanding service.


“Sussex Police is a diverse and inclusive workplace, and these individuals should know that they will be valued and supported as they progress their careers with us.


“While they may come from a variety of different backgrounds, it is clear that they share one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.


“I am honoured they have chosen to represent our force and I wish them every success.”


Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne added: “It is always such a momentous day for new recruits with their families and friends watching as they are sworn in to Sussex Police. Throughout the last year, Sussex Police have made it more accessible for new officers to join the force by offering a variety of entry routes and reaching a more diverse range of candidates. 


This definitely helps Sussex Police attract recruits with different experiences and from varied professional backgrounds – hopefully reflecting the communities they serve.


“Each officer who took their oath on 3 April should be extremely proud. I am grateful to every one of them for taking the decision to help and protect others and I have no doubt that they will make a real difference to our county.”


Find out more about entry routes and becoming a Police Officer in Sussex online here.




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For non-emergency incidents or crime prevention advice, click,  (If you report a crime online, we will assess it in the same way as a 101 call).


Call 101 when you don’t require an urgent response. 


In an emergency when life is threatened or there is immediate danger always call 999.


If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us using TypeTalk on 18000 or by sending a text to 65999.



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