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Police are reminding all road users to drive and ride responsibly, after more than 800 speeding offences were detected over the bank holiday weekend.
As the nation went into lockdown and the force readied itself for the peak of the Covid 19 pandemic, new recruit PCSO Tara Reid McCoy was just about to start her new career on the streets of East Sussex.
PCC Katy Bourne has been allocated £576,000 to distribute to organisations who support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Sussex.
This is the message Sussex Safer Roads Partnership will be reminding the public of, as they continue work to combat the high speeds taking place on Sussex roads.
Today (18 May) over 100 pharmacies across Sussex will be handing out shopping bags with domestic abuse support branding. This is in a bid to reach out to victims who may be too scared or unable to seek help at this time.
Reports of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Indecent Images of Children have been increasing since October 2019 and continue on this upward trend, even in ‘lockdown’. 92 reports were recorded in April this year, a 40% increase from the same period in 2019.
Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has upgraded the Safe Space Sussex site and started a campaign online this week (11th May) to help victims covertly reach out for help whilst stuck in isolation - #SafeSpaceSussex.ourne
Sussex Police have introduced new initiatives to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse and support victims, an issue which remains a priority for the force at this crucial time.
Criminals planning to take advantage of the current lockdown to commit offences in rural areas are finding that their activities are more likely to come to the attention of countryside communities.
Sussex’s Deputy Chief Constable has described an increase in assaults on police officers and other emergency workers during the coronavirus pandemic as ‘sickening’.
 
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