Rother Policing Update -February

Please find below the monthly updates and round up.

Safer Rother Partnership Priorities –

  • Anti-social behaviour and youth crime – working in partnership to reduce the occurrence and impact of young people involved in crime and ASB and as victims.
  • Rural Crime – including specific types of crime, for example; theft of farm and large plant machines and cross border crime.
  • Drug Related Harm – including drug supply (local and county lines) and the impact on the local community. Including partnership work with drug treatment and support agencies.
  • Acquisitive Crime – within retail, links to community reassurance and addiction which will include working with business sector, residents and support enforcement.

Monthly Round-Up:

              Arrests:  56

Incidents of note:

Arrests made in connection with catalytic converter thefts in Sussex

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a series of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles across Sussex.

Officers from the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU) made the arrest at an address near Dartford in Kent on Monday, January 10.

The 55-year-old was taken into custody on ten counts of theft from a motor vehicle. The alleged offences relate to thefts which took place in January 2021 in Eastbourne, Bexhill, St Leonards, Etchingham, Bognor and Littlehampton.

Further information can be found on the Sussex Police website here. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/arrest-made-in-connection-with-catalytic-converter-thefts-in-sussex/

 Two men charged following burglaries in Wealden and Rother

Two men have been charged in relation to burglaries in North Wealden and Rother.

Police were called around 2.20pm on Tuesday (January 18) by a member of the public who had spotted some suspicious behaviour at a property in Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham. A blue Vauxhall Astra was seen leaving the scene, and around 6.20pm that evening the same vehicle hit an ANPR camera in Kent.

Officers from Kent Police stopped the car on the M25 and recovered a quantity of jewellery from inside. The jewellery matched that reported stolen during the Etchingham burglary, and a second burglary that had taken place at a property in Eridge Road, Groombridge, around 4.30pm that day.

The two occupants of the car were arrested and returned to Sussex for interview.

To read more, please visit our website here. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/two-men-charged-following-burglaries-in-wealden-and-rother/

Burglaries: 26

 Out in the Community:

Neighbourhood Policing Team week of action

From January 17th to the 23rd police forces across the country took part in a national week of action to highlight the role of Neighbourhood Policing Teams and to share information on the work they do to help people in their time of need. To mark the week, officers from across East Sussex shared their experiences of what it’s like working within Sussex’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams on our website here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/no-two-days-are-the-same—what-its-like-working-for-sussexs-neighbourhood-policing-teams

 East Sussex model railway group awarded police funding to keep project on track

Rother PCSO Holter recently met with members of a local model railway society to present £300 of grant funding towards their latest project. East Sussex Garden Rail Group has been awarded the funds from the Police Property Act Fund, which will go towards extending their outdoor railway track. The full story can be found on our website here. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/east-sussex-model-railway-group-awarded-police-funding-to-keep-project-on-track/

 On the Team:

  • Bexhill – (Central, Collington, Kewhurst, Old Town & Worsham, Pebsham & St Michaels, Sackville, Sidley, St Marks and St Stephens):

Sgt Lauren Buck

PCSO Darren Owen, PCSO Neil Holden, PCSO Roy Collins, PCSO Joe Winchester, PCSO Mollie Booth, PCSO Sarah Hunt.

  • Battle – (Ashburnham and Penhurst, Battle, Netherfield and Telham, Bodiam, Brightling, Burwash, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Dallington, Etchingham, Ewhurst Green, Staplecross and Cripps Corner, Hooe, Hurst Green, Mountfield, Ninfield, Roberstbridge and Salehurst, Sedlescombe, Ticehurst, Stonegate and Flimwell and Whatlington):

Sgt Mark Tansley

PCSO Laura Harrison, PCSO Rachel Scott, PCSO Sam Kemp, PCSO Emma Phillips, PCSO Daryl Holter.

  • Rye – (Westfield, Three Oaks, Fairlight, Guestling, Broad Oak, Brede, Rye, Rye Foreign, Camber, Playden, Iden, Udimore, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach, Pett, Northiam, Peasmarsh and Beckley):

Sgt Matt Chapman

PCSO Rebekah Unicombe, PCSO Orla Lindsay, PCSO Demetrius Georghiou and PCSO Zoe Burden.

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