Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

Stonecross, Westham & Hankham news
Stonecross, Westham & Hankham news

APPEAL FOR WITNESSES: To a high speed car chase near Hailsham. Police are appealing for witnesses following a high speed car chase on roads on and around the A22 near Hailsham last week. On Thursday July 24 just after 11am, a white Mitsubishi Pajero (a small 4x4) was reported as driving erratically resulting in several near misses with other cars, as well as with two pedestrians. Police would urgently like to speak to the driver of a black Renault Clio who was forced to pull onto the grass verge to avoid a collision with the white 4x4 coming towards him. The 4x4 was on the wrong side of the road, having just overtaken another car on the Hailsham Road, near Hillier’s Garden Centre. Police are also anxious to hear from the two pedestrians who themselves just avoided being hit by this car. The first was a white haired man with a beard, possibly in his 50’s or 60’s who was just leaving a public footpath that joins up with Bay Tree Lane. The Mitsubishi came around the corner at high speed towards him and just missed running into him. The second person police would like to speak to was seen walking beside the road on the Cophall Roundabout going anti-clockwise, just past the service station. The Mitsubishi also just missed hitting this person who was forced to jump out of the way. Inspector Tony Wakefield, Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: ‘We are very keen for these witnesses to come forward, as well as anyone else who may have seen something during the incident. This was a very serious incident and it was only by pure chance that nobody was seriously injured.’ The appeal is for these three people in particular, but anyone with knowledge which would assist in this investigation is urged to come forward via 101 quoting reference 184 of 14/07. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

THE NEXT RECITAL: By the Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club will be given in Westham Village Hall on Tuesday August 2, starting at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm). The artistes will be Charles and Derek Sharp.

ST LUKE’S CHURCH: Stone Cross with North Langney will be holding a Summer Quiz on Sunday July 31 starting at 7.30 pm. This is another opportunity to get together for a fun evening of quizzing and community fun. Bar will be open to buy drinks. Why not get a team together and go

along? Tickets and more information from the Parish

Office, 01323 767020 or

RIDE AND STRIDE: The Historic Churches’ Trust annual bike ride is on Saturday September 10 this year. Please see David Hanraty for more information and/or if you would like to take part. 50 percent of all monies raised by the parish riders goes to St. Luke’s.

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