Reports of anti-social behaviour in Uckfield fall, according to police

Police say there has been a drop in the number of reports of anti-social behaviour in Uckfield.


Insp Jon Gross.

Inspector Jon Gross, who leads the Wealden prevention team said he was particularly pleased about that. Some recent issues in Uckfield, though relatively low-level in nature were impacting badly on some parts of the community.

He said: “The number of incidents reported to us is greatly reduced from the height of problems in January and February.

“I’m very grateful for the efforts of my team and colleagues from other departments who have worked hard to address these issues in partnership with other agencies and key stakeholders within the town.”

He added both the Wealden Community Safety Partnership and Uckfield Town Council had been notably positive in their support.

Drop in crime across Wealden

Police report that there has been a nine per cent drop in crime across Wealden during the first four months of this year, compared with the same period in 2017.

They say police officers, police community support officers and special constables have all contributed to the reduction across the 323 square mile district.

Insp Gross said: “It’s a welcome trend and one which we are committed to seeing continue.”

Considerably challenge

He added: “Policing such a large district is a considerable challenge, so it is always rewarding to see the team’s efforts contributing to a reduction in crime.

“However, we’re by no means complacent and will be continuing our efforts to keep people safe and feeling safe.”

Read more about the local policing model, which is now in action, and will be strengthened as a result of precept increases in Sussex, at

• Sussex Police have also launched a summer burglary crime prevention and awareness campaign called Operation Magpie which will run until May 27.

Prevention Enforcement Teams from across the county will concentrate their efforts on searching for people who are wanted on warrant, and for those who are named as suspects.

They will also be sharing on social media stories from real people who have experienced burglary together with the consequences.

Crime prevention advice is offered by the police here.

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