ON Sunday (October 25), the focus for Eastbourne Police was on safeguarding a victim of cuckooing.

This is a term used when those involved in drug dealing take over and exploit the home of a local person, forcing or coercing them into allowing their accommodation to be used as a base to run the drugs supply from.

Often, this activity also attracts reports of anti-social behaviour and environmental crime.

The team also stopped and spoke with a number of motorists about the manner of their driving.

They seized two vehicles being driven with no insurance and reported the drivers involved.

Inspector Rachel Barrow of the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We acknowledge and appreciate the distress anti-social behaviour can cause to people living and working in Eastbourne.

“Our officers have maintained a visible presence in areas where anti-social behaviour and disorder has been raised as an issue, and we’ve seen some really positive disruptions as a result.

“Our work to tackle this issue is ongoing all the time, not just during half term week, and we encourage people to report incidents of disorder to us so we can respond. As well as the dedicated Operation Blitz phone number, people can continue to report to us online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”