Friday 23rd March 2018
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Shoreham Air Show crash pilot to face criminal charges
Andrew Hill, the pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet that crashed at the Shoreham Air Show on 22 August 2015 killing 11 people, will face criminal charges.
The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised that Hill, 53, a pilot, of Standon Road, Standon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, be charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 11 men who died. He will also be charged with endangering an aircraft, contrary to Article 137 of the Air Navigation Order 2009.
He will be formally charged with the offences and appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 April.
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Police seek public support for latest counter-terrorist awareness campaign
Sussex Police urges the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity.
Communities defeat terrorism. With the enduring terrorist threat, it is now more important than ever that everyone plays their part in tackling terrorism. Your actions could save lives.
Don’t worry about wasting police time. No call or click will be ignored. What you tell the police is treated in the strictest confidence and is thoroughly researched by experienced officers before, and if, any police action is taken.
Any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report. Remember, trust your instincts and ACT - Action Counters Terrorism.
Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, Head of the Surrey and Sussex Operations Command, said;
"Terrorism is rare in the UK, but an attack could happen at any time or place without warning. The current threat to the UK stands at severe, which means an attack is highly likely. There is no specific intelligence to suggest that any area of Sussex is currently at extra risk.
"In Sussex we have a range of plans and resources, working with both local partners and communities, and with national agencies, to help keep people safe.
"Our advice to the public is always to be alert but not alarmed. We ask everyone to remain vigilant and to report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, or online via secure form at www.gov.uk/ACT.
"All reports are kept confidential and you can report anonymously.
"But in an emergency always dial 999."
What should you report?
Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan. You can report suspicious activity or behaviour – anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with everyday life.
Some examples of suspicious activity or behaviour could potentially include:
Research: Do you know someone who looks at extremist material, including on the so-called Dark Web, or shares and creates content that promotes or glorifies terrorism?
Have you noticed someone embracing or actively promoting hateful ideas or an extremist ideology?
Meetings, training and planning can take place anywhere: Do you know someone who travels but is vague about where they’re going?
Do you know someone with passports or other documents in different names, for no obvious reason?
Gathering materials; suspicious materials can be ordered online as well as in store. Have you noticed someone receiving deliveries for unusual items bought online?
If you work in commercial vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental seemed unusual?
Have you noticed someone buying large or unusual quantities of chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders for no obvious reason?
Have you noticed someone acquiring illegal firearms or other weapons or showing an interest in obtaining them?
Storing materials Terrorists need to store equipment while preparing for an attack: Have you noticed anyone storing large amounts of chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders?
Have you noticed anyone storing illegal firearms or objects that could potentially be weapons?
Hostile Reconnaissance Observation and surveillance help terrorists plan attacks: Have you witnessed anyone taking pictures or notes of security arrangements or CCTV?
Financing Cheque and credit card fraud are ways of generating cash: Have you noticed any suspicious or unusual bank transactions?
If you’d like more information visit www.gov.uk/ACT
You can follow Counter Terrorism Policing on social media via http://www.npcc.police.uk/CounterTerrorism/HomePage.aspx
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 0585 16/03/2018
Location: Chesswood Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 0830hrs – 1245hrs 16th March
Details: Entry gained to property by breaking a latch on rear kitchen window, jewellery was stolen.
EAST WORTHING – APRIL 7TH BETWEEN 2PM-5PM – EAST WORTHING COMMUNITY CENTRE PAGES LANE, WORTHING
A chance to come and speak to members of your local Police Prevention team about any Policing issues you may be concerned about.
The event will be hosted by PCSO Chloe Curtis and is open to all residents, visitors and business owners.
Please feel free to share this event.
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Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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