Lewes Seaford Newhaven Peacehaven Weekly Update

£500 reward issued for wanted man Tre John Bunby

Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Tre John Bunby, who is wanted for breaching his bail conditions in relation to a domestic incident.

The 25-year-old has been charged with breaching a non-molestation order in Brighton on 24 January. He was bailed to attend court on 13 March with conditions not to contact the complainant, however he has since breached these conditions and did not appear at court.

Bunby, a barber, of Hoddern Avenue, Peacehaven, is believed to frequent the Brighton, Seaford, Peacehaven and Eastbourne areas.

If you see him or know where he is, please report it online or call 101 – or 999 in an emergency – quoting reference 47190013228.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Seaford body identified as that of Hastings man

A body found on the beach at Seaford Head on 25 February has now been identified as that of Geoffrey Peacock, 30, from Hastings, as a result of DNA analysis.

Peacock had been sought for recall to prison by the Probation Service for breaching the terms of his licence and a media appeal for his whereabouts had been released in March.

There are no suspicious circumstances and the Coroners Officer is continuing enquiries.

Recent moped and motorbike thefts in Lewes areas…

Sussex Police are encouraging moped and motorbike riders to protect their vehicles from would-be thieves.

The campaign, advises riders to “lock, chain and cover your bike”, wherever they park.

Moped and motorbike thefts saw a rise in Sussex during last summer and the end of 2018, especially in the Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven areas, with various operations being put into action to tackle this. This advice campaign aims to maintain the recent fall in thefts and to support the work that police have already carried out.

Posters will be placed in areas where moped and motorbike thieves are known to operate, as well as bike parks and other areas parking areas.
Advice includes locking your bike in order to make it harder to steal. A chain is another deterrent, making it impossible to wheel away from the parking area. Covering your bike hides what make and model it is, as well as adding another obstacle to would-be thieves. Also think about parking your vehicle in well-lit areas and choosing a location which has CCTV if possible. All these precautions add up to a better-protected vehicle and fewer incidents of stealing.

Mopeds and motorbikes are frequently stolen in Sussex in order to sell them on or for joy-riding. Unlike recent occurrences in London, it is unlikely the stolen vehicles would be used for “moped-enabled crime”, where they are taken in order to carry out a further crime such as robbery, but that does not mean it will not happen.

Inspector Brian McCarthy said: “We are appealing to all riders in Sussex to be vigilant in keeping their vehicles safe whenever they are out on the road. You may just be parking for five minutes, or just leaving your vehicle while you run an errand, but that’s all that is needed for thieves to take advantage of an unlocked moped or motorbike.

“Don’t give them the opportunity they are looking for. Your vehicle is worth more than a £10 bike lock, so invest now and keep your property safe.”