Annual Report 1977

Diced cap bands and new insignia for the Special Constabulary
'Dr Who' will no longer be able to use this box at Fiveways
In August one of our photographers attended an incident in Brighton where a young woman had climbed out of a second floor window of a terraced house, and was threatening to jump.
The motor cycle suit with saturn yellow stripes
American dollar forgeries were printed on this machine
A telephone call was then received that a strange creature was in the garden of a local house. Two of our officers attended and found a racoon asleep on a wall.
Alan Dart

In July a number of reports were received at Hove police station regarding a strange animal.

A telephone call was then received that a strange creature was in the garden of a local house. Two of our officers attended and found a racoon asleep on a wall.

As one of the officers attempted to befriend the animal in order to make capture easier his attention was drawn to someone calling from behind. ‘I turned with my right arm still extended towards the animal. I felt the animal bite my right thumb causing it to bleed.’

The racoon was subsequently captured, taken to the police station and later handed to an animal specialist from a local zoo. The police officer received hospital treatment.

Racoons average 24 to 38 inches in length and can weigh between 14 and 23 lbs. They are native to North America and can be found throughout the United States

Aliens

At the close of the year there were 4,754 registered aliens living in Sussex.

 

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