Category: crime

Scam Talk Seaford

PCSO Turvey was joined by NatWest community bankers this week in Morrisons Seaford, offering support and advice on recent scams, and local frauds. Together they spoke to shoppers offering first-hand experience and advice on keeping them, and those around them safe. It’s very important to keep up to date with […]

A Peacehaven man is starting a prison sentence over a series of frauds netting some £60,000 after a co-ordinated investigation by police teams from across Sussex. Fahad Javaid, 31, of Foxhill, Peacehaven, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (1 October) and was sentenced to four years and four months […]


Council teams collecting waste and recycling in Saltdean, Peacehaven and Newhaven, had a lucky escape recently after car drivers performed illegal and highly dangerous manoeuvres to get round the refuse trucks. Three different drivers at various points in the collection round mounted the verge, narrowly missing the council staff as […]

Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken […]

Cyber-related sex crimes against children up to almost one every hour

On average nationally, police recorded 22 cyber-related sex crimes against children a day in 2018/19  Sussex Police recorded a 53% rise in cyber-related sex crimes from 2017/18 to 2018/19 NSPCC calls on the next Prime Minister to prioritise online safety by delivering statutory regulation to protect children from the risks of abuse   Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by […]

Police response to bike thefts

Following recent reports of bike thefts from teenagers at the new Pumptrack in Newhaven, Lewes Prevention have continued their patrols to the area, and are working with NeighbourHood First to tackle the issue. UPDATE: Lewes Prevention Officers and staff will be at the Newhaven Pumptrack next month from 1pm – […]

Is your outdoor property safe?

Following recent reports of break ins to sheds and outbuildings across rural areas of Sussex; whereby suspects are targeting tools and electrical machinery, Prevention Officers and Staff have been out raising awareness and offering valuable crime prevention advice and tools, to help keep your property safe. Improve the security of your […]

Romance fraudsters have no heart!

Sussex Police is encouraging victims of romance fraud to report the ‘fraudster’ who has targeted them, anonymously, via an online form. The force has linked up with Scamalytics who have produced a form which, once completed free of charge, will be sent to genuine dating services for them to check […]

Community Engagement

Do you run a local group? Community coffee mornings? If you feel your community group would benefit from a visit and crime prevention advice please do get in touch by contacting your local team. PCSO Ash has been out and about this week around Ringmer visiting a number of community […]

News and appeals

Lewes man Charles Pleasance wanted for recall to prison A thief who was jailed for 10 months in May last year and released on licence in January this year is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of that licence. Charles Donald Pleasance, 30, of no fixed address […]

Scam Warning – Fake Virgin Media Emails

Fraudsters send fake Virgin Media emails threatening “automatic disconnection” Action Fraud has received over 100 reports about fake emails that purport to be from Virgin Media. The emails threaten the recipient with “automatic disconnection” due to “invalid billing information”. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that […]

Crime summary

A convenience store on Leicester Road, Lewes reported a break in the small hours of last weekend, whereby suspects have used tools to prize open doors and gain entry to the store. Fortunately nothing was taken, although damage has been caused to the store front. A property on The Course […]

Scam Aware talks continue…

Local Prevention officers attended local supermarkets this week, alongside Natwest Bank speaking to shoppers, and local people about recent scams and frauds; not only County wide but local scams too. We have seen an increase in scams where suspects are reporting to be from the National Crime Agency (NCA) or […]