Reported Crime Statistics for January 2019

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for January 2019, the latest figures available.

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December 2018 January 2019
All crime 59 58
Anti-social behaviour 10 12
Bicycle theft 5 1
Burglary 7 8
Criminal damage and arson 2 6
Drugs 1 1
Other crime 0 0
Other theft 9 1
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 3 0
Robbery 0 1
Shoplifting 0 1
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 6 6
Violence and sexual offences 16 21

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Neighbourhood thug

A message from a neighbour:-

“Hi everyone,

I thought it wise to bring to your attention that there was a young man in his early 20’s snooping around the basement storage areas of peoples’ properties in Springfield Road late last night. I saw him walk down into what I think was either No. 130 or 128 (I haven’t checked yet and can’t quite remember), and look inside the under stair storage there.

He is in his early 20’s, white, about 6’, roundish face, stubble and was wearing a dark hoody, and frankly, looks like a thug. If you see him DO NOT APPROACH HIM OR CONFRONT HIM and call the police as he is a dangerous and violent individual and will attack you. He was with whom I can only assume was his girlfriend who was around 5’5”, dark, almost black hair, tied back in a pony tail. She was quite round and “shapely”, but not fat and was wearing black jeans, and I think a white jacket with fur around the hood. I have already reported him and our altercation to the police and he will be arrested for ABH if caught.

So, if you have anything valuable in your storage then I suggest putting an extra large padlock on it or moving it inside the house.

And remember, don’t have nightmares.”

A cautionary message from a neighbour in Southdown Avenue

​”​On Thursday eve at 7.30pm I found two guys jacking up my hybrid car outside my house. I assumed they were after my wheels and chased them away, although they were so brassy they started by insisting​ it​ was their car not mine! I called the police but they arrived too late. A couple of hours later I got into the car to find they had actually succeeded in remo​v​ing my entire exhaust including the catalytic converter. Very valuable. One of the guys had a scouse accent, 5ft 10, early 30s, lumberjack hat. The other lurked in the shadows.​ Subsequently I have been told this is a new wave of car crime, so be aware.

Reported Crime Statistics for December 2018

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for December 2018, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

November 2018 December 2018
All crime 61 59
Anti-social behaviour 13 10
Bicycle theft 2 5
Burglary 3 7
Criminal damage and arson 11 2
Drugs 2 1
Other crime 0 0
Other theft 6 9
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 4 3
Robbery 0 0
Shoplifting 0 0
Theft from the person 1 0
Vehicle crime 5 6
Violence and sexual offences 14 16

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Tougher rules agreed to restrict growth of student houses

From Brighton & Hove News

Restrictions on new shared houses across Brighton and Hove have been given the go ahead by councillors.

Members of the Brighton and Hove City Council Tourism, Development and Culture Committee unanimously agreed to introduce an “Article 4” restriction on houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) across the entire city.

Six years ago, in January 2013, the first restrictions were brought in to prevent home owners from using “permitted development rights” to turn their properties into shared houses without planning permission.

The rule change currently affects five wards – Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, Hollingdean and Stanmer, Hanover and Elm Grove, Queen’s Park and St Peter’s and North Laine.

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Tonnes of recycling burned every day, says Brighton binman

From The Argus

Ken Quantick, 71, drives recycling lorries for Brighton and Hove City Council in the Lewes Road area.

His three-man crew covers a round that stretches from Bear Road to Asda in Hollingbury.

Mr Quantick claims Veolia, the company responsible for disposing of Brighton’s rubbish, has told his crew to tip all their recycling into the household waste facility.

“This means our eight tonnes of recycling a day is going straight into the incinerator at Newhaven,” he said.

He says this is because the company cannot cope with the amount of recycling being taken into the Hollingdean depot.

But Veolia claims it only rejects recycling which has been contaminated.

Mr Quantick said his crew had “a very low contamination rate” and had not had any problems over the past two years.

“This is a scandal,” he said.

“The public need to know what is going on.

“Our management at Cityclean seem powerless to do anything.”

Mr Quantick said Veolia had told him and his crew their recycling was contaminated with black bin bags and old recycling boxes, which meant whole loads were being burned.

Pictures from the depot appear to show recycling which contains black bags and recycling boxes.

But Mr Quantick, a council binman for 14 years, said it was routine for his crew to fill black bags with recycling on some streets where steep banks made it difficult to get wheelie bins to the lorries.

He said Veolia only started complaining about this on Thursday.

“We have been using this system all year,” he said.

He also said some people threw their old black recycling boxes into the big communal recycling bins – which dustmen have no way of checking until they empty the lorries.

He said the real reason was that Veolia could not cope with the amount of recycling.

“They are overwhelmed,” he said.

“It’s a mountain. They can’t clear it quickly enough. They are using this as an excuse. It’s absolutely disgusting.

“I don’t know what the public is going to think when they find out their recycling is being burned.”

Veolia said: “We are a recycling company and we recycle viable material.

“All recycled material that is collected is assessed for levels of contamination when presented at our materials recovery facility in Hollingdean.

“Loads might be rejected if it is deemed to contain too high levels of contamination – this is to protect the quality of our end recycled product and ensure the best environmental performance.

“There is no reason, and it would not make any sense, for us to reject recyclables.”

The council said: “We know there is an issue concerning contamination at the Veolia site.

“We will be speaking to Veolia and the drivers about the situation during our investigation.”

Reported Crime Statistics for November 2018

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for November 2018, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

October 2018 November 2018
All crime 65 61
Anti-social behaviour 17 13
Bicycle theft 0 2
Burglary 8 3
Criminal damage and arson 7 11
Drugs 1 2
Other crime 0 0
Other theft 4 6
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 2 4
Robbery 1 0
Shoplifting 0 0
Theft from the person 1 1
Vehicle crime 6 5
Violence and sexual offences 18 14

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