May 10 2013

Two men have appeared before court charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in Newhaven and Seaford.

John Ward, 29, of Orton Road, Manchester and Richard McCann, 26, of Brantwood Terrace, Manchester, both unemployed, appeared before Brighton magistrates court today and have been remanded to appear before Lewes Crown Court on  the 19 of July.

Police were alerted to suspicious behaviour at two properties in Newhaven and three in Seaford on the 8th of May.

Police are urging people, especially those who are vulnerable, to be careful when answering the door to strangers and consider the use of a door chain.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins said: "The whole of Seaford is a designated No Cold Calling Zone, so any strangers knocking on doors should naturally be viewed with suspicion. If you are suspicious or concerned in any way, don't answer the door and call the police.

"If you are vulnerable and have not got a door chain, please consider getting one fitted. For any vulnerable people who are unable to afford one, I may be able to supply a door chain for you to get a friend or relative to fit. I would like to emphasise though that Seaford is a low crime area and a very safe place to live. We do however rely on the public as being our eyes and ears and reporting anything they see that is suspicious. In this case local officers responded to information phoned in by the local residents."
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