Friday 16th March 2018
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Three arrested for drugs offences in Worthing
Sussex Police have arrested three people for drug offences in Worthing.
On Tuesday afternoon (6 March) Prevention officers noticed a man acting suspiciously in Milton Street, Worthing. After a search, the 36-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion supplying a class A drug.
Officers then went to a flat in Thorn Road, Worthing, on a welfare check and discovered a man and a woman acting suspiciously.
A 19-year-old man from Northampton was arrested on suspicion of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property, supplying cocaine and assaulting an officer in the execution of duty. A 31-year-old woman from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug (cocaine) and supplying cocaine.
All three have been released under investigation.
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Worthing man sentenced for sex attacks on women in his Bognor bar
A Worthing man has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years imprisonment for sexually assaulting two women in a bar he ran in Bognor.
Sean Parker, 42, of Poulters Lane, West Tarring, was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday (9 March) when he appeared by video-link from prison, having been found guilty on 1 March of one count of raping of a 22-year old woman, and two counts of sexual assault, one which was against the rape victim and one of which was on another woman aged 32.
The offences against the first woman occurred in December 2016, and the offence against the second woman had happened in July 2016, both at the music venue called ‘Seafish’ which Parker was running in Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis.
Parker will also be a registered sex offender for life.
Detective Constable Gaye Moore said; "These offences took place in very similar circumstances. On both occasions the women had been attending music events at the bar and stayed on, with others, as guests of Parker after the music ended.
"In the early hours of the following mornings, they each went to sleep in bedrooms upstairs where Parker assaulted them.
"He had clearly taken advantage of their tiredness, the fact that all parties had had something to drink during the evening, and their being in unfamiliar circumstances, to abuse them."
"Both victims gave evidence at his trial, and we admire their steadfastness in doing so, which helped enable justice to be done."
Following the second incident the 'Seafish' was issued with a closure notice on 22 December by Arun District Council for being a premises associated with nuisance and disorder.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 0224 14/03/2018
Location: Homefield Road Worthing
Date and time: On the 14th March
Details: A window was forced to gain entry to a property. Keys and a jacket were stolen.
Reference: 0649 14/03/2018
Location: Furze Road Worthing
Date and time: Between midday and 4pm on the 14th March
Details: An attempt was made to force a window open on a property. No access was gained.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0356 12/03/2018
Location: St Aubyns Road Fishersgate
Date and time: Between 10th March and the 12th March
Details: Two motor bikes were stolen from a garage
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