Eastbourne Police Get Tough On Crime

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

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Eastbourne Police have been working hard to tackle problems with burglary and robbery, securing several arrests and seeking to reassure the community that wrongdoers will be caught.

Last week, officers arrested and charged Bernard Lovell, 52, unemployed and of no fixed address, on suspicion of a robbery and intent to burgle in two incidents in Whitley Road, Eastbourne on Monday 25 September; a robbery on Tuesday 5 September in Bruce Avenue, west Worthing, and a burglary on Monday 4 September in Newgate Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Lovell has also been charged with alleged motoring offences - aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop for police, failing to provide a blood specimen, driving without insurance and driving other than accordance with a licence in Birmingham in June.

Lovell appeared before Brighton magistrates on Wednesday 27 September and was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, 19 October.

Officers in Eastbourne have also arrested and charged Colin Dixon, 38, unemployed, of Upper Avenue, Eastbourne, with handling stolen goods - three laptop computers belonging to the Welkin Laboratories, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne. He has been bailed to appear before Hastings magistrates on Wednesday, 1 November.

Four other people arrested by Eastbourne police on suspicion of burglary and theft - a man aged 30 from Eastbourne, a man aged 18 from London, a man aged 31 of no fixed address and a 38-year-old woman from Eastbourne - have all been released under investigation while enquiries into the incident continue.

Chief Inspector Emma Brice, Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes district commander, said, "These recent cases demonstrate our determination to take robust action against those suspected of crime and to keep the community safe. Robbery, burglary and theft will not be tolerated and perpetrators can expect to be brought to justice before the courts."

Anyone with information about criminal activity is urged to report details online or phone 101. If a crime is in progress or believed to be imminent, dial 999 and ask for police without delay.

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