Extra police patrols at Wealden beauty spots

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BEAUTY spots in Wealden will soon see extra police patrols in response to a rise in thefts from vehicles over the summer months.

Wealden District Commander, Chief Inspector Dick Coates, said: “In previous years we have seen a small increase in thefts from cars in areas like the Ashdown Forest.

“With this in mind I have dedicated resources to patrolling these areas to stop any crimes occurring.

“I don’t want to deter people from coming to these areas, as Wealden has some of the most beautiful places in the country to visit.

“However, I would ask anyone leaving their vehicles unattended to ensure all valuable items are removed and to report anyone acting suspiciously to police on 101.”