Increase in patrols by Eastbourne police

Police in Eastbourne are clamping down on street drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:36 pm
Eastbourne Police patrols SUS-210420-162352001

Officers and PCSOs are conducting dedicated patrol activities in hot-spot areas of known anti-social behaviour.

Under Operation Confront, the patrols are an opportunity for officers, say the police, to engage with the community, respond to any concerns and address any inappropriate behaviour.

The activity has been focused on Terminus Road and the surrounding areas, and has already included more than 20 miles of foot patrol in one morning.

Chief Inspector Di Lewis, the district commander for Eastbourne, said, “People may have seen an increase in police patrols in Eastbourne over the past week. “When we speak to members of the public, the issue of street drinking and anti-social behaviour in the town centre is one that often comes up.

“We understand many people find the behaviour intimidating and unpleasant, and we are committed to addressing their concerns.

“Our patrols are already having a positive effect and we’ve received a lot of great feedback from the community.

“We work hard to make our town an enjoyable and safe places to live, work and visit, and we encourage people to come and speak to us when they see us out and about.”

“These patrols will continue and we would encourage you, if you are out and about and see or hear anything you think we need to know about, to stop us and let us know.”