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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Friday 23rd February 2018

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Drugs seized and two arrested by police in Horsham

Shortly before 4pm on Tuesday (20 February) police prevention enforcement officers stopped and searched a white Mercedes-Benz A200 car within the Denne Road car park, Horsham.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Horsham, was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis, a Class B drug, with intent to supply, taking a motor vehicle without consent, not having insurance and possession of an offensive weapon (a hammer).

A subsequent search of a flat in London Road, Horsham, and a BMW car in the same road disclosed more cannabis, together with several hundreds of pounds cash.

A 22-year-old woman at the address was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Both suspects have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A further search carried out at an address in Crawley Road, Horsham, proved inconclusive.

Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter, of Horsham police, said: "The action being taken to tackle illegal drugs activity should leave no one in any doubt that such crimes will not be tolerated. We will continue to make every effort to detect and disrupt drug abuse in our community, and to bring those responsible before the courts."

CCTV image of suspected burglar in Pulborough

Police have released a CCTV image (Please click on link to view)  of a suspected burglar who tried to break into a house in Pulborough.

Officers were called to a property in Rectory Lane at 1.10pm on Friday 2 February and found a window at the rear had been smashed but the would-be intruder had fled after being disturbed by the alarm.

The suspect who was captured on CCTV is a white man, of slim build and aged between 18 and 35. He was wearing a blue raincoat with a hooded peak cap, dark coloured trousers and brown shoes with light brown laces.

PC Glyn Knight said: "We are hoping someone will recognise this man as it is quite a good quality CCTV image. If you know who it is please let us know."

If you have any information contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 565 of 02/02.

Closure order for Horsham property

A property in Horsham, associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour and drugs, has been given a partial closure order.

The closure order, under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Friday (16 February). It prevents any person other than the tenant and selected others to access the premises at 17 Observer Court, Dukes Square, 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.

Search for assailants after man stabbed in East Street, Horsham

Police are investigating an attack on a 25-year-old man who was walking home along East Street in Horsham town centre at about 1.05am on Sunday (18 February)

At the junction with Park Way, outside the Cycle Room cycle shop, he was subjected to what appears to be an unprovoked attack by three men who were all in light coloured hooded tops or jackets. 

The victim sustained serious injuries including three stab wounds, two to his body and one to an arm, and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he underwent surgery and is in a serious but not life threatening condition.  

Nothing was stolen.

Detective Constable Sue MacCallum-Stewart said; "The victim is fortunate that the injuries were not even more serious, and the motive for this vicious attack is not known at present.

"If you were in the town centre around that time and saw anything, or if you have any other information, please contact us
online or call 101, quoting serial 84 of 18/02.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

There is not currently believed to be any connection between this incident and another at around the same time in Rushams Road, Horsham,


Night-time attack on 17-year-old boy in Horsham street

Police are investigating an attack on a 17-year-old boy who was walking home along Rushams Road, Horsham, at about 1am on Sunday (18 February). 

At the junction with Victory Road he was approached by a white male wearing a dark, possibly green, tracksuit and a dark sleeveless puffa jacket with hood up. 

The suspect demanded money which the victim did not have, then demanded the boy's phone, which he handed over.

The victim also sustained two stab wounds one to the back and one to his arm. 

The suspect then made off up Victory Road.

The boy was treated for his wounds at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and was discharged later that morning.

Detective Constable Mike Wyborn said; "This was frightening experience for the young boy although thankfully his injuries are not serious. If you were in the Rushams Road area around that time and saw anything, or if you have any other information, please contact us
online or call 101, quoting serial 99 of 18/02.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

There is not currently believed to be any connection between this incident and another at around the same time in East Street, in Horsham town centre.

Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Crime summary

Burglary other than dwelling


Reference: 0605 21/02/2018

Location: Littleworth Lane, Partridge Green

Date and time: Between 19th and 21st February

Details: Access was gained to a shed a petrol strimmer was stolen




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