Friday 6th April 2018
News and appeals
Appeal for witnesses after ancient Shoreham Fort damaged
Police are appealing for witnesses after Shoreham Fort was daubed with graffiti.
The criminal damage on a wall at the monument in Forthaven, Shoreham Beach, is believed to have happened sometime between 5.30pm on 26 March and 3.30pm on 29 March.
PC Mike Harvey said: "The fort is an Ancient Scheduled Monument and any crimes committed on the site which directly affect it are treated as aggravated heritage crimes.
"If we found anyone committing such offences at the site, they will be dealt with robustly and appropriately.
"We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about it."
Contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 829 of 29/03.
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Worthing home shut down under closure order
A resident has praised a joint collaboration between Sussex Police and Worthing Homes after a property associated with anti-social behaviour has been shut down under a closure order.
The closure order, under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 29 March. It prevents anyone, including the flat owner, from entering the premises at Flat 1, Norfolk House, 122 Chapel Road, Worthing.
A resident after the court order said: “I feel like I’ve got my life back, I am totally relieved.
“My grandchildren can now visit my address again and feel safe. I am totally relieved for all of the residents in Norfolk House. I am very grateful to Sussex Police and Worthing Homes.”
Police became aware of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities, including drug taking, being conducted in the property and worked closely in collaboration with Worthing Homes to secure a closure order.
Sergeant Peter Allan of Adur, Worthing & Horsham Prevention Team said: “I am pleased that the court granted the closure order in this case.
“We understand that asking a court to prohibit someone from entering their home is a major step, but, after previous attempts to reduce the persistent anti-social behaviour surrounding this property, we had no other option.
“I hope that the granting of this order will send a clear message to those who perpetrate such behaviour and that we, along with our partners, will work together in the interests of the wider community.”
A spokesperson from Worthing Homes said: “We take all reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and, where drug dealing is suspected, will do everything we can to put a stop to it. We work extensively with our residents to help them maintain their tenancies, however we will take enforcement action to prevent other residents from experiencing antisocial behaviour when necessary.
“This closure order represents a quick resolution to this issue and is the culmination of a lot of hard work between us and Sussex Police. We are pleased with the outcome that this joint work has achieved and hope that it serves as a warning to others.”
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Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0816 31/03/2018
Location: Galsworthy Rd, Goring
Date and time: On 24th March
Details: A garage was broken into by forcing a door. A motor cycle helmet was stolen.
Reference: 1208 02/04/2018
Location: Harlech Close Worthing
Date and time: Between the 31st of March and the 2nd April
Details: A pushbike was stolen from an insecure garage.
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