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Sussex Alerts - Lewes and Seahaven Police

Weekly arrests

Over 10 arrests already made this week across Lewes and the coast for varying offences including, drug possession, ABH, common assault and harassment.

As we head into the weekend the safety and welfare of our local communities remains a top priority; regular patrols of your towns and villages continue into the weekend, and as always we encourage residents to report anything we need to know about at the time.

101/online for non-emergencies and always call 999 in an emergency.

Off road biking Newhaven and Peacehaven

Officers continue their patrols around the coastal areas to tackle anti-social riding of motorcycles.  

We recognise this activity is impacting on local communities, and are committed to keeping communities feeling safe.  

Today (Friday 26th) we have and are spending time along The Highway in Newhaven keeping an eye out, and speaking to residents about their concerns.  

We would like to encourage local residents to continue to report any anti-social riding via 101 or online, quoting Op Spine - all reports help to build a crime map of where incidents are taking place so that we can direct our patrols in areas which have seen an increase in these types of offences.

ASB Newick

Officers continue to respond to reports of youth related ASB at a disused property in Newick. The property which has been empty for a while, has been subject to ongoing vandalism and graffiti. Sadly a number of youngsters still choose it as a location to hang out; a reminder that owing to the length of time this property has been empty there are several dangers, and we discourage youngsters from using the property. 

Regular patrols in the area are in place to act as a deterrent to those using the property. 

Residents are continued to be encouraged to report any ASB or suspicious activities in the area to us online or by calling 101 at the time.

Partnership patrols this week

Alongside partners from Lewes District Council (LDC), Officers been out and about across the Blachington area of Seaford this week meeting and speaking to local residents.  

Working together to address residents’ concerns allows us to not only better serve the community, but also to be in a position to address multiple enquiries and concerns to help respond to; and ensure the safety of our local residents in a more positive and timely manner.

As well as partnership patrols, Officers across the coast have been out conducting a number of proactive patrols in areas highlighted by local reports; to help us continue helping you, we encourage residents to report any concerns or incidents to us at the time, your LDC website too gives a range of both information and contact details which may also help

Driving offences in Seaford

Whilst on routine patrol in Seaford Tuesday night, the owner of this car decided to drive past our Police car at speed...

Safety stopped further up the road on West St, not only was the vehicle being driven at speed, it transpired the driver was also disqualified, held no insurance, nor valid vehicle tax!

As a result the driver has now been reported, and will be summoned to court in due course for the 3 driving offences, as well as having their vehicle seized under section 165 for the RTA (road Traffic Act).

You can report antisocial drivers to Speedwatch. Suspected drink/drug drivers or dangerous drivers on the road is always a call to 999.

Drug offence arrests in Lewes

Following reports of both anti-social behaviour (ASB) and drug misuse in an area of Lewes, a number of proactive patrols from local teams during the week have since led to an arrest for drug offences.

In responding to community concerns, working on local knowledge and intelligence received, your Lewes Neighbourhood Policing Team play a vital role in keeping communities safe from harm, including both ASB and drug harm.

Please continue to report drug related offences to the Police at the time, or you can report anonymously to CrimeStoppersUK.

Violence against women and girls

Understanding your experiences - your voice matters.

We are dedicated to tackling violence against women and girls. To continue our efforts, we’re running a survey so we can hear your experiences, to complete click here.

Sussex Police relies on your feedback to improve our services. The results will be used to further improve what we do with the aim of making Sussex safer for everyone. They will influence how we make decisions on where we prioritise our policing services and help us to provide better information to victims of crime about the services we provide.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous, unless you have identified yourself within the responses you give.

Sussex Police will be sharing your responses with SMSR Market Research and Analysis. Please be assured that even if there is identifiable information you have entered, only anonymised information will be shared and you will not be contacted by SMSR. By submitting the survey responses, you confirm your consent to participate in this survey.


Further information on how Sussex Police processes your information can also be found on our website.

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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.


Message Sent By

Jeremy Glew-Deval

(Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden, Sussex Police District Engagement Officer, Eastbourne Police Hammonds Drive)

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