Scam and Appeals


Please be aware of a BT scam doing the rounds.
An automated call is suggesting that if you do not call BT then your internet will be cut off unless you phone the number on the recorded message.
Fraudsters are known to make calls claiming to work for BT, when it’s actually a scam. They may ask you for personal information, want access to your computer and in some cases, ask for your bank details. Don’t be fooled, this is fraud. So please don’t make this call.


A 40-year-old man has sadly died following an incident outside Sainsbury’s supermarket in John McAdam Way, off Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards.
Police were called to the store at 9.45pm on Tuesday (2 July). Despite attempts by police and paramedics to resuscitate the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three men, aged 28, 24 and 53, who were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter have now been released under investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the store or just outside the entrance on Tuesday evening at about 9.30pm who may have witnessed something which could help with our investigation.”
Witnesses to what happened, and anyone with relevant mobile phone footage of the incident, are asked to contact police by phoning 101, quoting Operation Millbank.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is carrying out an independent investigation into the death after a mandatory referral was made by Sussex Police Professional Standards Department due to attendance of police to the incident.


Police are investigating a collision between a car and a boy on a bicycle, which occurred at the junction of Boscobel Road and West Hill Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, at 6.15pm on Sunday 30 June, are appealing for witnesses.
They also want to speak to the motorist involved, who stopped to ensure the boy, aged 10, was not badly hurt but then drove off without having provided any details.
The vehicle was a small, dark hatchback.
The boy sustained heavy bruising and was treated in hospital.
Anyone able to assist is asked to contact Sussex Police by calling 101, quoting serial 1147 of 30/06.

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