Update on last weekend’s Operation Blitz activity

Op Blitz was assigned to Lewes town and the surrounding Northern villages Friday evening, staffed by PC Hall and PC Holt from Lewes Prevention Team. They were later joined by PCSO Willson, and the team are pleased to report that no calls were received from residents on the Blitz phone during the course of the evening.

Saturday evening saw the team work their way across our coastal towns heading to know areas of youth related ASB and disorder, as well as responding to a number of calls from the control room and the Blitz mobile.

Friday’s shift started in Ringmer, with visits to the Anchor Field skate park, Springett Avenue and Broyleside areas. No unruliness was encountered and attention then moved on to Cooksbridge, Plumpton, Wivelsfield Green and Newick. All our villages proved just as calm and trouble free.

The team then focused attention on Lewes, with visits to the Landport, Friars Walk, Tesco and Railway land. On entering the railway land, the team were warmly greeted by residents enjoying a glass of something on their balcony across the river; with the warm weather the team were all slightly envious to say the least.

Blitz then attended an emergency call to the Newhaven swing bridge, where someone had been seen climbing over the bridge and clambering down onto the lower levels. The team arrived quickly in the area and conducted a search but did not locate the individual concerned.

Officers presence was then required back in Lewes, where anti-social individuals had been banging on resident’s windows in Friar’s Walk. Unfortunately, no description of the individuals was given but Blitz remained in the area for a short while afterwards to deter further issues.

Before heading back to base the team revisited areas from earlier in the evening paying attention to rural locations, and are pleased to report that no issues were identified.

As a result of patrols over the weekend, the team review results, and findings to assist them in planning for the following weekends patrols, should you witness any ASB or youth related crime and disorder outside of the Blitz patrol times (Friday and Saturday 6pm-Midnight, please contact us on 101, 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or online at sussex.police.uk)

Saturday evening’s patrols began around 6pm with visits to ‘hotspot’ areas, including the Pumptrack in Newhaven, and surrounding areas, as well as the BigPark Peacehaven; owing to ongoing and recent youth related ASB and disorder.