Police seize mopeds

MOPED riders tearing around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve have had their machines seized by police.

Police responded to complaints about a moped and a mini-moto last Wednesday at 5.15pm and used powers of the section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 to confiscate both vehicles.

The owners will now need to pay the recovery company to have their vehicles released. A police spokesman said: “We would like to remind all that riding or driving on Rye Harbour Nature Reserve without permission is forbidden and we will deal with anyone caught doing so in the appropriate manner.

“This will normally be a section 59 warning which will remain on record for 12 months, if caught driving anti socially again within those 12 months the vehicle can then be seized.”

Police are also investigating the theft of a Porsche 911 car from Icklesham on Sunday.

The theft happened between 11.05am and 12.15pm. The yellow Porsche 911 (Reg XJB517L) was parked in the lay-by next to the popular Elm Tree Farm boot fair situated between Icklesham and Winchelsea on the A259.

Police are also warning motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicle after a wallet was stolen from a car at Pett level Road, Pett Level. Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0654 of 17/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.