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Sussex police confirm they will charge and prosecute shoplifters, no matter how low the value of the theft

Sussex Police have been working with businesses across the county to take action against those stealing from shops and put measures in place to deter it from happening. Force business crime lead Chris Neilson said: “We will pursue those who persistently target and steal from our local businesses regardless of the value and type of goods.  It is not a victimless crime and impacts on local businesses and their customers. Shop workers who are there to help their customers should not suffer abuse, threats and even assault from those who believe it is acceptable to steal on a regular basis.  We […]

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Court order bans ‘one-man crimewave’ from shops across Hastings

A man who repeatedly stole from shops and cars in Hastings and Bexhill has been banned from the town centre and also from supermarkets across the borough. On Wednesday (7 October) Brighton Magistrates’ Court imposed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on Scott Starr, 41, of no fixed address, following his conviction for a theft from Marks and Spencer in Hastings in February this year. The new two-year court order means he faces a further sentence of up to five years if he breaches its conditions. The application for the order came from Hastings and Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team officers, who, […]

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BOEY / NGO / KWAY

Recent CCTV footage of two prolific Hastings graffiti taggers wo are wanted for a significant amount of criminal damage around the town.

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John Dalton back in court and pleads guilty to multiple shoplifting charges

A notorious shoplifter who repeatedly targeted Marks & Spencers in Hastings is back in court. John Dalton, 51, of Croft Road, Hastings, pleaded guilty to stealing meat worth £35.75, from Tesco at Bexhill, on January 4. He also indicated guilty pleas to stealing three men’s coats worth £177 from Marks and Spencer at Hastings on November 12 and to stealing five men’s coats, worth £295, from the same store on November 6. He indicated guilty pleas to stealing eight men’s coats, worth £540, from Marks and Spencer at Hastings, on November 3 and to stealing three men’s jumpers, worth £90, […]

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Ryan Barrett given 12-month sentence

A local man has been convicted and sentenced to 12 months in prison for having a knife in a public place and stealing spirits worth £138 from a supermarket. Ryan Barrett, 28, of no fixed address, had previously indicated a plea of guilty to being in possession of a knife in a public place, at Bohemia Road, St Leonards, on July 20. He also pleaded guilty to stealing six bottles of Jack Daniels whisky, worth £138, from Morrisons in Queens Road, Hastings, on July 11. In addition, he pled guilty to failing to comply with requirements of the sex offenders […]

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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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