THURSDAY afternoon’s report about a group seen ‘acting suspiciously with weapons’ in Langney Road has led to more focus on Eastbourne Police.

Officers attended swiftly, and two boys aged 17 and 14 were arrested on suspicion of affray, Sussex Police confirmed.

Residents are not happy.

Here’s one:

Simon James

There’s always trouble around that part of town so I hope the police patrols won’t be for just a couple of weeks because of the machete incident.

The area needs more police presence on a regular basis.”

Eastbourne did have a Police Pod in the Town Centre – sadly it has been moved to Hastings.