Lewes MP spends night shift with local Police

Maria Caulfield MP has spent a Friday night shift with Sussex Police officers in Lewes as part of Operation Blitz.

Operation Blitz is an initiative launched by Sussex to combat anti-social behaviour, with a particular focus on  issues in towns on a Friday and Saturday night when instances of anti-social behaviour can be worse.

Maria Caulfield joined a team of local police officers on their anti-social behaviour patrols in Lewes Town, Newhaven, Seaford and other parts of Lewes District throughout Friday night. Maria Caulfield was able to see first-hand the type of anti-social behaviour and incidents that Sussex Police are called out to on a busy Friday night and how they deal with the varied situations that they face.

Maria Caulfield MP said “As an MP I often get residents contacting me about anti-social behaviour issues that they have experienced and I work closely with the police in much of my local constituency work, so to join them on a night shift tackling anti-social behaviour as it happens was a great experience. We visited areas where I get the most complaints about from residents so it was good to see the police tackling these anti-social behaviour hotspots.”

“I’d like to thank Sussex Police for accommodating me on what is clearly one of their busiest shifts, and of course thank them for all of the hard work that they all put in to keep us safe all year round.”