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Weekly bulletin - Chichester district

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

News and appeals

Do you run or attend a group that would benefit from a scam and fraud awareness session?

PCSO Richard Moorey, has specifically designed a presentation that highlights the common tactics used by scammers and fraudsters. He talks about scam mail, courier fraud and computer fraud as well as how to deal with door to door callers, rogue traders and unwanted callers. The presentation takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour and there is an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

He is available to visit any groups across the Arun and Chichester district.

To arrange a talk, please email or by calling 07912 894767.

Sussex Police celebrates 50th anniversary

Sussex Police is delighted to be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

It is exactly five decades since the borough forces of Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton, and the county forces of East Sussex and West Sussex, came together in January 1968 to form Sussex Police.

Back then we saw the introduction of the Ford Escort, rock band Led Zeppelin and BBC sitcom Dad’s Army.

It is also the year five and ten pence coins were introduced in preparation for decimalisation in 1971, the M1 was completed and the first Isle of Wight Festival was held.

But while much has changed since then, including the way Sussex Police operates, the force’s core values remain the same – protecting people from harm, catching criminals and keeping communities safe.

Chief Constable Giles York said: “Over the past 50 years, we’ve seen a number of changes which have been necessary in order to maintain and improve our policing services. However, much remains the same, as outlined by our force priorities - to keep communities safe and feeling safe, to identify and protect vulnerable people, and to prevent and respond to harm.

“We are a workforce of individuals who serve with dedication, professionalism and moral courage. While doing so, our staff and officers have empathy, they have good humour in going about their duties, and most of all they have compassion.

“The landscape of policing has changed so much over 50 years. I am heartened by how strong we are as a force today, and I really do believe we are in a strong position to continue to protect our communities across the county.

“That’s why I invite you to join us in celebrating 50 years of Sussex Police.”

Throughout the next 12 months, we will be exploring a number of themes which show how dramatically things have changed – while others have remained almost exactly the same – over the past 50 years since Sussex Police formed.

Take a trip down memory lane, and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts - and follow #SussexPolice50 - for oddities and throwbacks from times gone by.

You can watch a short video here:

Arrest summary

Between 27th December - 4th January, more than 13 people were arrested from across the Chichester district. Offences included affray, criminal damage, domestic assault and harassment.

Crime summary

Chichester and surrounding area

Terminus Road, Chichester - Three vehicles broken into overnight into 30th December. Ref 0754 of 30/12.

Spur Road, Chichester - Between 30th December and 2nd January a company vehicle has been entered where the door has been ripped off. Nothing reported stolen. Ref 0426 of 02/01.

Easthampnett Lane, Easthampnett - Between 23rd and 30th December vehicle entered by jemmying the tailgate. Jacket reported stolen. Ref 0430 of 02/01.

Selsey, The Witterings and surrounding area

Grange Lane, Selsey - Two people seen breaking into storage containers and a marquee tent. Damage caused to five vehicles. Ref 0497 of 02/01.

Midhurst, Petworth and surrounding area

Russett Court, Fernhurst - Between the 9th - 23rd December, an outside store room was entered and various items were stolen. Ref 0809 of 23/12.

Colhook Common - Between 28th and 29th December, a garage was entered with no damage caused. Chainsaw and whacker plate stolen. Ref 0475 of 03/01.
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