Bonfire ‘marred’ by bad behaviour

Police incident tape.

Police incident tape.

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Aggressive and anti-social behaviour that marred the Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society’s celebrations in Lewes on Saturday evening (October 20) will not be tolerated, say Sussex Police.

During the evening, a number of assaults were reported to police and officers are urging people who witnessed them or have any information about offenders to get in touch.

Sergeant David Pye said: “Nevill battled on through the rain to put on what should have been an enjoyable community event, but it was spoilt for many by the aggressive and anti-social activities of a minority of people.

“This was the first of a number of Bonfire celebrations in and around Lewes over the next few weeks and nobody should expect their enjoyment to be ruined by becoming a victim of crime.

“If you have any information, please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Endure.”