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Firstly, as we all know and try to communicate the importance of reporting 101 and 999 if a crime is in progress.
Also, there is Crime Stoppers 0800555111 which is always 100 % anonymous.
Brief outline of Cuckooing and County Lines Cuckooing - a practice where people take over a person's home and use the property to facilitate exploitation. It takes the name from cuckoos who take over the nests of other birds.
There are different types of cuckooing using the property to deal, store or take drugs.
Some signs to look out for include
• An increase in people entering and leaving.
• An increase in cars or bikes outside.
• Possible increase in anti-social behaviour.
• Increasing litter outside.
• Signs of drugs use.
• Lack of healthcare visitors.

County Lines - is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries (although not exclusively), usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs. The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs. Importing areas (areas where the drugs are taken to) are reporting increased levels of violence and weapons-related crimes as a result of this trend.
Some signs to look out for include:
• An increase in visitors and cars to a house or flat.
• New faces appearing at the house or flat.
• New and regularly changing residents (e.g., different accents compared to local accent.
• Change in resident's mood and/or demeanor (e.g., secretive/ withdrawn/ aggressive/ emotional).
• Substance misuse and/or drug paraphernalia.
• Changes in the way young people you might know dress.
• Unexplained, sometimes unaffordable new things (e.g., clothes, jewelry, cars etc).
• Residents or young people you know going missing, maybe for long periods of time.
• Young people seen in different cars/taxis driven by unknown adults.
• Young people seeming unfamiliar with your community or where they are.
• Truancy, exclusion, disengagement from school.
• An increase in anti-social behaviour in the community.
• Unexplained injuries.

Caroline Spencer the area representative for Crime Stoppers - (Arun West)
Chair Arun West Neighbourhood Watch.

The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include the following:

• Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
• A minimum 12 month ban;
• An unlimited fine;
• A possible prison sentence;
• A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
• An increase in your car insurance costs;
• Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.
Alternatively, people in Sussex can text police on 65999* with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving,
or visit the
Operation Crackdown website.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or
report it online.

The campaign is being run in conjunction with the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and DriveSmart in Surrey.

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