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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Friday 6th April 2018

News and appeals

Car collides with fencing in North Heath Lane, Horsham

Police are investigating a late-night incident in which a car collided with several garden fences in Horsham.

At 11.55pm on Saturday (31 March) police were called to the incident in North Heath Lane in Horsham. 

A blue BMW M4 convertible had left the road and collided with a number of garden fences belonging to properties on Barnsnap Close that back on to North Heath Lane. 

Local officers were on the scene within three minutes of the call.

The driver was a 21 year old local man who was uninjured and a 19-year-old man who was a passenger in the car sustained a slight injury to his arm and did not require hospital treatment.

No other vehicle or person was involved.

Police contacted the affected properties by hand-delivering letters to them and enquiries are continuing.

PC Steve Lambeth said: "We would like to hear from anyone who either witnessed the collision or saw the car being driven immediately prior to it.

"If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1358 of 31/03."

No arrests have been made at this time.

Two people seriously injured in two car collision near Steyning

Police are appealing for information following a serious collision on the A283 near Steyning.

A blue Seat Leon travelling north was in collision with a black Vauxhall Corsa travelling south close to Shoreham Flyover at about 10.27pm on Friday (30 March).

The front seat passenger of the Leon – a middle-aged woman – and the front seat passenger of the Corsa – a man believed to be in his teens or early 20s – sustained serious injuries and have been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

The drivers of both respective vehicles – a man and a woman – sustained minor injuries.

Police are urgently seeking the driver of a third vehicle which overtook the Leon heading towards Steyning, and which may have been involved in the incident. The vehicle did not stop at the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or phone 101, quoting Operation Broyle.

The road was closed in both directions until about 3am on Saturday (31 March).

Jail for fraudster who ‘sold’ £60,000 worth of fake sporting goods

A man who sold £60,000 worth of fake items to sports fans has been jailed for fraud.

At least 14 victims are known to have paid out for sporting events, packages and memorabilia which they never received in return.

The items included England v Wales Six Nations rugby tickets, Arsenal v Barcelona Champions League football tickets, Wimbledon final tennis tickets and signed England cricket shirts.

They were offered for sale by Jamie Keeble, who persuaded his victims to part with more cash by promising extras such as front row seats and a meet-and-greet with players.

Many of his ‘customers’ were contacted by word of mouth, however he also trawled the internet to directly target members of online clubs or auctions with an interest in sporting events.

Officers became aware of his actions after several people reported falling victim to Keeble, whose aliases also included James Edward Maxwell, James Edward Keeble and James Munroe.

The 45-year-old, unemployed, of Marlborough Close in Horsham, voluntarily attended Crawley Police Station on 14 September 2016 and was interviewed in relation to the allegations, all of which he denied.

The offences are said to have occurred between 1 March 2015 and 30 September 2016.

The case went to trial, and at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (3 April), Keeble was found guilty of 14 counts of fraud. He was sentenced to five years in prison for each offence to run concurrently (five years total).

He received a 40-month custodial term for similar offences in 2012, and this was taken into consideration during sentencing.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Andy Robinson, said: “Keeble conducted a targeted campaign against a number of victims over a prolonged period of time. He offered a variety of high-value items for sale, some of which are not actually available to purchase.

“He denied everything throughout the investigation, claiming the tickets and memorabilia were genuine but that he was let down by his suppliers. This was a total fabrication of the truth.

“He also showed no remorse at any stage, and it is unfortunate that none of the money he claimed has ever been recovered. Instead, he used it to fund his online gambling addiction.

“I hope Keeble will learn from his mistakes and resist the temptation to reoffend in the future. His actions have clearly had huge financial implications on his victims.

“I would urge anyone who is offered any tickets or memorabilia for sale through an unrecognised source to be wary. Check with the venue or the supplier to confirm the seller is registered and that the goods offered are genuine. And if in doubt, don’t buy them. If something appears too good to be true, it probably is.”

Information on how to report fraud is available online.

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Crime summary



Reference: 1040 2nd April

Location: Bishopric, Horsham

Date and time: Between 0800hrs & 2000hrs 2nd April

Details: Attempt was made to gain entry to flat. No entry made and nothing was stolen.


Other than Dwelling


Reference: 0709 30th March

Location: Windmill Lane, Henfield

Date and time: Btw 1900hrs 29th March & 0600hrs 30th March

Details: Door to shed had been forced, nothing stolen.

Reference: 0852 30th March

Location: Sandy Lane, Henfield

Date and time: 0400hrs 30th March

Details: Attempt was made to enter sheds, damage caused, nothing stolen.

Reference: 0747 31st March

Location: Sandy Lane, Henfield

Date and time: Btw 1930hrs 29th March & 0715hrs March

Details: Garage broken into and power tools stolen.

Reference: 0456 30th March

Location: Crawley Road, Faygate.

Date and time: Over a period of time.

Details: Attempt to steal 2 farm vehicles.


Recently there has been an increase in the number of thefts from vehicles in the Oakhill and central area of Horsham. These are noticeably thefts from Vans where power tools have been stolen.  Residents are reminded to ensure all vehicles are locked and secure at all times especially overnight. Sussex Police are patrolling in the area but are asking members of the public to report any suspicious activity around cars and vans on 101 or online at our website


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