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Appeal for witnesses to series of arsons in Bexhill allotments: Police are appealing for informa... http://t.co/cVLKYcy1AP #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 11:59:44

Our tweet re the domestic abuse improvement plan didn't work earlier. Apologies. Here it is: http://t.co/NkFZ92QXQ1 #SusPolScrutiny 22/10/2014 11:30:35

RT @EastSussexCC: Domestic abuse hurts everyone: employers & schools - learn more at our conference, 25 Nov, #Hastings. Info & booking: htthttp://t.co/owJVabmk2z 22/10/2014 11:13:31

Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near Bognor: Police are appealing for witnesses to a ... http://t.co/hs1zLhFNAl #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 10:54:37

Car windscreen smashed in St Leonards-on-Sea: Police are appealing for information after a car w... http://t.co/SyGP8TdEKy #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 10:54:37

Search for valuable motorcycle stolen in Steyning: Police are searching for a valuable motorcycl... http://t.co/rdtx3Uh4jz #sussexpolice 22/10/2014 10:54:37

Currently evaluating two car and a van for neighbourhood policing at Hastings - not emergency response - report by February #SusPolScrutiny 22/10/2014 09:18:33

We have been evaluating several different types of hybrid and electric vehicle #SusPolScrutiny 22/10/2014 09:17:18

We also support lead role of Border force and NHS England at Gatwick #SusPolScrutiny 22/10/2014 09:00:05

We work closely with Sussex Local Resilence Forum who plan local response if needed #SusPolScrutiny 22/10/2014 08:59:09

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