On 5 Jan 2016 at 4:02pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Found that the roof on our car (10 year old mini convertible) has been slashed with what looks like a sharp knife. So new hood and wet interior. What a kind New Year present.
Has anyone had any vandalism around South Street over the holiday?
What worries me is that a vindictive tosser is about Lewes with a sharp knife.
I have informed the Police.
On 5 Jan 2016 at 4:13pm Ed Can Do wrote:
A friend of mine had the windows of her car smashed in the car park behind the precinct on Christmas Eve. They didn't steal anything out of the car, it's just mindless vandalism. Sadly there will always be idiots around who do things like this but the thought of one of them carrying a knife is a touch concerning. With police budgets being stretched ever thinner and an increasing shift to reactive rather than proactive policing as a result, events like this will only become more common as the idiots who do this kind of thing realise there's basically no chance of them ever being caught.
Has anyone heard from our Police and Crime Commissioner since she was elected into her £100k a year job? On balance I think we'd have been better off spending the money on a handful of extra police to actually spend some time out of their HQ preventing crime once in a while.
On 5 Jan 2016 at 5:15pm Merlin Milner wrote:
The Police visited South street within the hour and knocked on doors near the car. Rather impressed. I agree about the Commissioner, importing a US idea is not always best.
On 5 Jan 2016 at 6:37pm Country Boy wrote:
Saw several cars in Gundreda Rd / Prince Edward's Rd with rear windows smashed early one morning over Christmas.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 9:54am Ducatipete wrote:
My office on School Hill had a window smashed which was reported to the plod. I asked if they could look at High Street CCTV footage. They asked at what time this took place and of course not living in an office building who knows. Their advise was that I ask locals who may have heard something. Can I look at the footage myself. You can imagine the response. Have a crime number and don't bother us.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 12:39pm trooper wrote:
Re, South street vandalism. I no longer own a car but when I did some 2yrs ago, there was an attempt to steal it but as the security was very good they smashed it up, it was replaced and the same thing occurred again together with two others.The perpetrators were eventually caught,in Brighton boasting about their exploits.I went to youth court to give evidence and they were sentenced to 100hrs community service, having caused several thousands pounds worth of damage.I was told later by a friend who is in the court system that both these persons left Brighton never to be seen again.I was also told that the sentence is in line with their standing as "children"and having due regard to the "Childrens Act".by the way a social worker said to me she considered the sentence"Draconian" !!!!
MY SYMPATHY TO ANY OF YOU WHO HAVE SUFFERED THIS CASUAL VANDALISM.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 12:44pm Doxon of Dick Green wrote:
Crimes are up and convictions down - bet they're all on the roads catching motorists driving vandalised cars.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 3:06pm Meic wrote:
Some moron consistently vandalises car wing mirrors in the St Johns Terrace /Pells area. Mine's jusy been done again.
On 7 Jan 2016 at 8:54pm Lopster wrote:
Elected into her job sums it up
Not appointed as a promotional step due to good performance rather as a political figurehead.
One of the nastiest, sneakiest means of inserting politics into a service (service - like education, health, public transport, utilities etc.) that we have seen...
... so far.
On 8 Jan 2016 at 12:48pm SchoolHillWitness wrote:
To Ducatipete - regarding the office that had a window smashed - was that the one with the Creamery stained glass? If so, one of my family members witnessed the vandalism on Christmas Day around 8.30pm. I believe she took a photo of one of the two lads (apparently they were very drunk...). She also provided a witness statement to the police.
On 9 Jan 2016 at 11:35pm Lewes Lady wrote:
Isn't that Norman Baker's house? If so, he might be interested to hear from you, SHW.