Police: Drive to tackle knife crime and violence in Sussex gets underway today

A campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex has been launched today (September 14th).  Sussex Police, local authorities and community groups are joining forces to educate young people on the legal and personal consequences of carrying blades. Images and animations  will appear at busy locations around the county and close to schools to help raise awareness of the potential […]

Its about ‘personal responsibility’ says Sussex Police

Local Police say they will be encouraging people to play their part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as changes to the government’s regulations come into force today (Monday September 14th). The regulation changes will limit gatherings to six people, except in a small number of circumstances including schools, workplaces and organised team sports. Sussex […]

Updated – taxi office woman cautioned by police

Following an appeal for information on August 25th, police in Eastbourne have arrested and interviewed a woman over the theft of a phone and bank card from a customer in an local taxi office on July 20th. The woman accepted a formal police caution for the offence, with the agreement of the victim. Officers have […]

Cambridge Road double stabbing – one man charged

A man has been charged in connection with a double stabbing in Eastbourne. Two men were taken to hospital following the incident in Cambridge Road about 9.26pm on Tuesday August 18th. Officers swiftly responded to the scene, and enquiries led to the arrest of Ethan Russell, 21, of Cranfield Road, Bexhill. He was charged with […]

Meeting the new PCSOs working to keep their Eastbourne communities safe

Patrolling drug hotspots, recovering stolen items and protecting the vulnerable people in the community is all part of a normal week in the life of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO). Kelly Wilkins is starting to find that out after joining Sussex Police as a PCSO for the Devonshire and Meads area of Eastbourne earlier […]

Sussex Police confirms new Deputy Chief Constable

Julia Chapman has been confirmed as Sussex new Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Chapman joined Sussex Police from Kent in 2019 as the Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, her appointment was announced by Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who formerly held the role. Speaking about her promotion, DCC Chapman said: “I am immensely proud to have […]

County has PRIDE in flying the flag

The rainbow flag is flying above County Hall in Lewes in support of the LGBT+ community. Despite this year’s Pride events across the county being postponed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the iconic flag was raised on Tuesday, in support of equality and diversity. Representatives from East Sussex County Council ESCC) were joined […]

Re-engaging in the outside world – Police cash will help charity extend its work

Sussex Police helped to raise almost £30,000 last year for a charity working to combat loneliness among the elderly. Chief Constable Giles York handed the money over to Re-engage – his chosen charity of the year for 2019 – at Sussex Police headquarters in Lewes on Tuesday. Re-engage, formerly known as Contact the Elderly, is […]