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Help us catch ‘KACH’

Do you recognise this graffiti tagger? He is responsible for dozens of incidents of criminal damage around the town and was recently caught in the act on CCTV. If you have any information please email office@bcrphastings.com. PLAY THE VIDEO BELOW

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Drug dealer Jake Wallace jailed

While executing a drugs warrant in West View, Hastings, in October last year police seized quantities of cannabis, cocaine and cash which led to 19-year-old occupant Jake Wallace being charged with possessing class A and B drugs with intent to supply. On 12 June Wallace, unemployed, appeared at Lewes Crown Court and admitted the offences. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140. An order was made for the forfeiture and destruction of all drugs and drug paraphernalia. On release from jail Wallace will be on the banned list for Bars in […]

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Allan Finn jailed for drug dealing following conviction

Convicted drug dealer Allan Finn from Westfield, near Hastings, has started a six-year sentence for his crimes following a two-day trial at Lewes Crown Court. Finn, 32, a window cleaner, had denied being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and cannabis but on Wednesday 12 June he was found guilty. He was sentenced to six years for the cocaine offence and three years for the cannabis offence, to run concurrently. A further nine weeks, previously suspended, was added for driving while disqualified. Orders were made for collection of a victim surcharge, and forfeiture and destruction of the confiscated drugs. […]

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Scott Starr jailed following string of thefts in Hastings

A prolific thief who stole items including face masks, clothing and an Easter egg has been jailed. Scott Starr has been convicted of three separate incidents which occurred in Hastings since the beginning of the year. On 7 January, he was captured on CCTV stealing four grey coats from Debenhams in Robertson Street. On 17 April, he was captured on CCTV stealing face masks from The Body Shop in Station Road. On both occasions he was identified from the images by local officers. Then on 9 May, he was captured on CCTV trying to gain entry to insecure vehicles parked […]

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A Guide to minimising the risk of crime and disorder in licensed premises during international football tournaments

UEFA Nations League Finals On Thursday 6th and Sunday 9th June 2019 – England are playing in the finals of a ‘smalll’ football tournament in Portugal – the UEFA Nations League finals.  England could (in theory) end up winning some silverware and no doubt there will be some interest with the matches being shown in a number of venues. Sussex Police want to support each town to ensure that it remains “business as usual” on these dates by aiming to reduce the risks posed by any individuals who will use the tournament as an excuse to participate in alcohol fuelled […]

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A guide to dealing with business crime

National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) have produced a guide for the management of business crime. Download the guide here. The guide offers an overview of business crime reduction and highlights best practice. The aim is to drive national consistency in both investigations and the continuity of evidence for both criminal and civil actions. The guidance has chapters on crime incident management, managing and dealing with vulnerable offenders, reporting crime to police, civil investigations, civil recovery, working with Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDS), and internal theft, fraud prevention and HR screening.

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Concealed drugs and weapons – what to look for

There are a large number of readily available items on the internet that people can use to disguise weapons or conceal drugs. Door staff are advised to make themselves aware of these products so they know what to look for. A number of examples are shown below.

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SARF Graffiti tagger WANTED

We are seeking witness statements from anyone who may be able to confirm the identity of the person or persons responsible for these graffiti tags in order to enable the police to take appropriate action. If you have any information please email office@bcrphastings.com.

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Guidance on identifying fake notes

It is worth investing time ensuring you and your staff can recognise fake money. Sussex police have recently notified us there may be new batch of forged £20s in circulation in the area. Their advice is: “Tilt the note from side to side, check the hologram flips between a £ symbol and the number 20. Hold the note up to the light, check for a bright ‘£20’ next to the Queen’s portrait. The printed lines and colours on the note are sharp, clear and free from smudges or blurred edges.” Sussex Police The Bank of England has created an online […]

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Guidance on witness statements

About this guidance This Home Office guidance [download PDF here] explains the different types of witness statements you might take and how to write them. The guidance includes: general information on the different types of witness statements legislation relating to witness statements writing a witness statement for a witness, or as an officer taking a witness statement in or outside the UK witness statements using an interpreter property and exhibits in a witness statement victim personal statements points you must include and things to avoid in a statement identification and recognition statements Download a witness statement template HERE.

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