Friday 19th January 2018
News and appeals
Closure order issued for Horsham flat
A property in Horsham, associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour, has been shut down under a closure order.
The closure order, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Horsham Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 5 January. It prevents any person from entering the premises at 12 Burtons Court, Park Way, Horsham.
Police became aware of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities, including drug taking, being conducted in the property.
Police Constable Adam Ferries said: “This was a successful joint partnership agency collaboration after we received concerns from local residents.
“Sussex Police are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and drug-related violence in all forms and this will address the concerns we received.
“We urge anyone who is experiencing similar issues to contact police as soon as possible.”
You can report similar incidents online or by calling 101.
Police renew appeal for witnesses to Wisborough Green collision
Police have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses to a fatal collision at Newpound Common, near Wisborough Green.
A Mazda 3 and a Vauxhall Corsa collided on the B2133 at about 4.17pm on Wednesday (10 January), injuring five people, all from Pulborough.
A seven-month-old girl was taken to Worthing Hospital, where she sadly died later that evening.
A five-year-old boy was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
A 27-year-old woman was also taken to St George’s Hospital with spinal and shoulder injuries, and has since been discharged. All three were passengers in the Mazda.
The driver, a 31-year-old man, remains at St George’s Hospital in a stable condition.
The driver of the Corsa, a 36-year-old man, was taken to Worthing Hospital with serious chest injuries and has since been discharged.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or who saw either of the vehicles in the area shortly before the collision to report it online or phone 101, quoting Operation Gilford.
Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have dash cam footage of either of the vehicles.
The road was closed until about 10pm while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work took place.
Handbag snatch from elderly woman in Steyning
Officers investigating the theft of a handbag from an 81-year-old woman using a mobility scooter in Church Street, Steyning, are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.
It happened at around 11.55am on Wednesday (10 January) while the elderly victim was outside The Model Bakery.
A man ran towards her, snatched her handbag from a basket on the front of the scooter and ran off towards Jarvis Lane through an alleyway passing through Steyning Grammar School.
The light blue handbag was later found dumped in a garden in Jarvis Lane with £125 cash missing.
The thief is described as white, aged 18 to 20, 5'10" to 6'1" and of thin build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood raised and grey jeans.
Anyone who has any information about the theft or the suspect is asked to report details online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 426 of 10/01.
Reference: 1085 12th January
Location: Cootes Avenue, Horsham
Date and time: Between 0630hrs and 1900hrs 12th January
Details: Conservatory window was broken and entry gained. Cash stolen.
Reference: 1015 15th January
Location: Penlands Rise, Steyning
Date and time: Between 1030hrs 12th January and 2010hrs 15th January
Details: Property entered via rear, back door was broken but nothing was stolen.
Reference: 1037 17th January
Location: Brookview, Coldwaltham
Date and time: Between 0650hrs & 1800hrs 17th January
Details: Rear door of house forced, Jewellery and cash stolen.
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