Category: crime

Keep Your Online Social Life Secure

Has your child been having house parties, not the physical kind with broken vases and stained carpets but the online sort? Apps that enable young people to socialise online have become a lifeline for keeping in touch with friends at this time. But there have been increasing reports of zoom […]

Local businesses are being urged to ensure their premises are sufficiently protected during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sussex Police believe there could be an increase in organised acquisitive crime across the county – including burglaries of business premises – and have increased police patrols and proactive targeting of known local criminals. Two men, charged with stealing £80,000 worth of stock from Currys PC World in Hove, were arrested after […]

Peacehaven Teen Arrested for ASB

A teenager has been arrested for public order offences after police responded to reports of anti-social behaviour in Peacehaven. On Saturday evening (March 21), officers received numerous reports of a group of youths causing a disturbance around the Meridian Centre. Officers providing a high visibility presence in the area engaged […]

What is courier fraud?

All you need to know. There are common elements to each case of courier fraud. A fraudster contacts victims by telephone claiming to be a police officer or bank official. They may have some basic and easily obtainable personal details about their victim to substantiate their claim. The caller may […]

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 […]