Police warn over beauty spot thefts

SUSSEX Police has warned people not to leave valuables in their cars following a rise in the number of summer thefts at country beauty spots.

As a result police have stepped up patrols in and around beauty spots in Wealden.

Chief Inspector Dick Coates said, “In previous years we have seen a small increase in thefts from cars in areas like the Ashdown Forest.

“With this in mind I have dedicated resources to patrolling these areas to stop any criminality occurring.

“I don’t want to deter people from visiting these areas, as Wealden has some of the most beautiful places in the country to visit. However, I would ask anyone that does leave their vehicles unattended, to remove all valuable items and report anyone acting in a suspicious manner.”