Police in Wealden have been stepping up patrols to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, writes Wealden Police on Facebook.
This weekend’s additional patrols (in addition to Op Blitz) included, mobile and foot patrols carried out in plain clothes, with areas of attention given to Hailsham cinema – due to recent damage caused, as well as Asda, Tesco and Waitrose, with a large group of unknown youths spoken too and dispersed for the remainder of the evening.
Officers also smelt a strong smell of drugs coming from males outside Corals in the High Street, with one male being searched, and resulting in him being issued with a Community Resolution and referred to the drug referral scheme.
A vehicle was later stopped after driving in an anti-social manner. The male ran from the vehicle and was detained by Officers and was arrested for drink driving, with other offences including theft of vehicle/number plates, and offensive weapons being looked into.
Officers also teamed up with British Transport Police at Uckfield station following ongoing issues with groups at the station, a number of young adults were stopped, and dispersed, with return joint operations planned by both Wealden Police and BTP over the next coming weekends.
Wealden Prevention Inspector Jonathan Gross said:
“We understand the community’s concerns and are working across all the towns, parishes and villages in Wealden to engage with residents.
“We are continuing to work very closely with councils and other authorities in Wealden, and also regularly share intelligence with other districts within Sussex Police, and other police forces, in a bid to identify those responsible for crimes in the area and bring them to justice.
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“Inspector Gross said, It is crucial that people continue to report crimes to us. Every report we receive is useful intelligence for us to work on.
Published by Wealden Police on social media.