Police offer £500 for information in hunt for Eastbourne man

Darryl Dempsey
Darryl Dempsey

A £500 reward is being offered by police to trace a man wanted in connection with two burglaries in East Sussex.

Police want to speak to Darryl Matthew Dempsey, 20, of Brading Close, Eastbourne, about the theft of clay pigeon shooting equipment from a compound in Winton Street, Alfriston, on 31 December.

They also want to question him about the theft of thousands of pounds worth of strimmers, hedge trimmers and drills from a garage in Coldharbour Road, Upper Dicker, between January 10 and January 12.

A £500 reward has now been put up for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Dempsey.

Chief Inspector Gary Pike, Sussex Police’s district commander for Wealden, said, “We urgently need to speak to Darryl Dempsey about these crimes.

“If you have any idea where he is, please contact us.”

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 384 of 31/12, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.