Busy week for arrests across the Lewes District

Officers from various Police teams across the Lewes District, including northern villages, and down through our coastal towns, had yet another busy weekend, and week this week with 14 arrests made since Friday 17th January to Thursday 23rd.

Offences include, public order offences, assault, 3 in for ABH (actual bodily harm), controlling and coercive behaviour, handling stolen goods, possession of class B drugs, stalking, and giving false information to Police and wasting Police time.

Your eyes and ears, help to make these arrests, with reports and suspicions reported to us throughout the week, please continue to report to us online or to 101 if you witness anything we need to know about.

Residential burglaries across the Lewes District

With 5 burglaries reported across the Lewes District this week, why not become a creature of habit when leaving your home with our leaving the house checklist:

  • close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes, double-locking any doors
  • make sure that any valuables are out of sight
  • keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening
  • never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways
  • in the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on, or set light timers
  • if you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night
  • remember to set your burglar alarm
  • make sure the side gate is locked
  • lock your shed or garage
  • lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor

If you have been the victim of burglary, or attempted burglary please report either online, or by calling 101 so that police can build a picture of trends and hotspots which assists in their patrols.