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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 26/01/2018 09:47:00

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Friday 26th January 2018

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Six arrests in Horsham drugs operation

Police made six arrests when drugs warrants were executed at three addresses in Horsham on Wednesday (17 January).

Officers entered two flats in Arthur Road. In one of them a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin. A Satnav and an IPod suspected of having been stolen were also seized. The man later received police caution for the drugs offence.

Following a search of the other flat a 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply. Several hundred pounds cash was also seized in a search of the flat and a car parked outside. The man later received a police caution for the drugs offence.

At a flat in nearby Dukes Square, a 42-year-old woman, and three men aged 48, 26 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. Several thousand pounds cash and a small quantity of drugs were seized. 

The four people were later released under investigation, and enquiries continue.

Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter said; "This is part of our continuing operations aimed at disrupting drugs supply and exploitation of vulnerable people by dealers taking over their addresses for their own use."

Anyone with information about drugs offences can contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

Whilst out patrolling on Friday 19th January, 2 of our PCSO’s came across the Ping Pong Parlour in Swan Walk. Please see our link below which tells you all about the new activity in the shopping centre.

Unprovoked attack in a Horsham pub prompts an appeal for witnesses

Police are investigating an unprovoked attack on a 19-year-old man which happened while he was in The Lynd Cross public house in Bishopric, Horsham, at around 8pm on Sunday 14 January.

The victim, who was with his twin brother, saw a man staring at him across the bar. The man then came round to speak to him before grabbing his head and smashing it against a table and trying to strangle him. No medical treatment was required.

The suspect is described as a white man, 6', aged 20s to 30s, of medium build with cropped dark hair. He was wearing round glasses, a camouflage style jumper, a blue bomber jacket and possibly jeans. He had a bandaged finger on his right hand.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 1013 of 14/01.

 Police seek witnesses to three car crash near Billingshurst

Police are seeking witnesses to a three-car crash on the A272 just west of its junction with the A29 at Billingshurst which put five people in hospital.

It happened just before 5pm on Wednesday (24 January) when a blue Range Rover travelling west was in collision with a silver Volvo V70 and a white Mitsubishi Mirage travelling east.

The driver of the Range Rover, was a 40-year-old man from Newport, Isle of Wight, and had a 34-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy as passengers, all of whom sustained bruising and whiplash injuries.

The driver of the Volvo, a 73-year-old man from Stane Street, Billingshurst, suffered broken ribs and his passenger, an 11-year-old boy from Billingshurst, sustained bruising.

All five were taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester and detained overnight for observation. The Volvo driver remains in hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 27-year-old man from Haywards Heath, was unhurt. The A272 was closed and diversions put in place until 8.30pm.

Anyone who saw the crash or noticed any of the vehicles involved being driven shortly beforehand is asked to report details online or phone 101, quoting serial 965 of 24/01
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Crime summary



Reference: 0974 19th January

Location:  High Street, Henfield

Date and time:  1800hrs 19th January

Details: Male entered property via insecure front door, searched was made but nothing stolen.

Reference:  0779 24th January

Location: Wimland Road, Faygate

Date and time: Between 1000hrs – 1520hrs 24th January

Details: Property entered via secure back door. Damage caused, car keys and car stolen.

 Other than Dwelling  

Reference: 0816 20th January

Location:  Chesworth Crescent, Horsham

Date and time: Between 17th & 20th January

Details: Garage door forced, nothing was stolen.

Reference: 0886 22nd January

Location:  Roffey Allotments, Beech Rd, Horsham

Date and time: Between 1800hrs 19th January & 1000hrs 21st January

Details: Shed broken into, nothing stolen.

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