Police investigate damage at Sidley surgery

Vandals shattered the front door of Sidley surgery SUS-150513-111810001
Vandals shattered the front door of Sidley surgery SUS-150513-111810001

Police are appealing for witnesses following anti-social behaviour and criminal damage affecting the doctors’ surgery in Turkey Road, Sidley.

Incidents have included drainage pipes being damaged and tiles being thrown at the building by youths from the roof of the nearby community centre.

As reported by the Observer, during the May bank holiday weekend a glass pane in an external door was shattered.

A police spokesman said: “Action is being taken to step up patrols and enhance security at the surgery, but people living nearby can also help by reporting any suspicious activity.”

Sergeant Ian Miller, of the Bexhill neighbourhood policing team, said: “We understand the surgery’s concerns and are continuing to work with staff to deal with this issue.

“The surgery provides a valuable and much needed service for the community, and it is unfortunate that those causing the nuisance and damage feel that their behaviour is acceptable.

“It is not, and if we identify the offenders they will be dealt with robustly.”

Anyone who has seen incidents taking place or who has other information can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 179 of 11/5.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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