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Sussex Alerts - Lewes Police

Op Limit - drink/drug drive campaign results

More motorists have been convicted in court as part of a Sussex Police campaign to tackle drink and drug-driving.

Officers carried out increased patrols through December last year as part of Operation Limit, a national campaign to crackdown on intoxicated drivers over the festive period.


In keeping with previous campaigns, some of those convicted of drink and drug driving are being named to raise awareness of the campaign and to highlight the examples as a deterrent to others who commit or think about committing similar offences.


The details of the latest convictions can be found here.

Neighbourhood Policing Team Week 2024

Our officers went above and beyond last week as part of Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action! 

Officers and our partners used the National week of action as an opportunity to showcase and share with you online just some of the work they do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Out engaging with the public, deterring and identifying crime, and taking action against issues affecting the lives of people living and working across the district. 

 A snapshot of activities can be found in our news article online here.

Four people have been arrested following a police pursuit

Shortly after 6pm on Saturday 27 January, officers became aware of a vehicle of interest travelling southbound on the A23 near Pyecombe.

The Ford Focus failed to stop when required by police, and it was pursued onto the A27 eastbound, where it was involved in a minor collision between Falmer and Lewes.

The occupants decamped from the car but were quickly detained by officers on foot, assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter.

A section of the road was closed in both directions as officers responded at the scene, and we thank the public for their patience and understanding.

More details of those arrested can be found online here.


An investigation is underway and anyone who saw what happened, or captured it on dash cam or mobile footage, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 963 of 27/01.

Patrols this week

Whilst on routine patrol around Chatsworth Park in Telscombe Cliffs this week, local Officers attended ‘Develop Outdoors’; a community based company offering outdoor educational courses and activities for youngsters, both in and outside of school time.


Officers were met by one of the organisers who gave an insight to some of the courses on offer, examples of work created by some of the students and attendees, as well as a whistle-stop tour around their interactive app which gives an interactive tour of the park.


Find out more online here.


Our patrols take us across a number of local towns and parishes; if you see us out and about feel free to stop us for a chat, and always if you see or hear anything we need to know about tell us at the time.


Whilst out in Newhaven last weekend, your local Neighbourhood Policing team stopped the owner of this vehicle for no insurance.

Further checks also revealed the driver was driving otherwise in accordance with their licence, and as a result their vehicle was seized.

On searching the driver and vehicle, the driver was also arrested on suspicion of drug offences following a quantity of drugs found.


See or hear anything we need to know about it this weekend, call us at the time, 101 for all non-emergency calls, or report online, in an emergency always call 999.

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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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