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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 13/04/2018 10:03:00

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Friday 13th April 2018

News and appeals

Man and woman found dead in Worthing flat

Police were called at 1.51am on Friday (13 April) to a report of a man and a woman found dead in an address in South Farm Road, Worthing.

They lived locally and were sadly declared dead at the scene.

The deaths are being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.

Should anyone have information please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Assert.

Family make heartfelt appeal for missing Worthing woman to return home

The family of Georgina Gharsallah have made an emotion plea for her safe return.

Mum, Andrea, was joined by Georgina’s younger sisters, Arij and Sonya, in a direct appeal to their missing family member.

Georgina, 30, was last seen in Worthing on the morning of March 7 wearing a grey jacket with a fur-lined hood.

She is white, 5’ 2”, with shoulder-length dark hair, often worn in a top knot, and has a Monroe-style piercing above her left lip.

Georgina has Arabian features and speaks Arabic among friends.

It is believed she may still be around Worthing or she could have travelled to Brighton.

If you see Georgina, call 999 immediately. If you have information on her whereabouts or have seen her, please report or call 101 quoting reference 603 of 17/03.

Please click link to view appeal

Woman receives eight week prison sentence for Worthing offences

A woman has been given an eight week prison sentence for three offences in Worthing.

Officers were called on Sunday, 1 April by a staff member at Tesco on South Farm Road, Worthing, after Lindsay Dewey stole goods from the shop and assaulted a security guard.

Lindsay Dewey, 40, of no fixed address was arrested shortly after in Teville Road, Worthing, and was charged with theft from shop, assault by beating and possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.

Dewey pleaded guilty to all three charges and was sentenced at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (5 April).

She was given an eight week prison sentence for possession of a knife and then a two week custodial for assault by beating and a four week prison sentence for theft from a shop to run concurrently.


Police appeal for witnesses to Worthing attempted robbery


Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Worthing.

Two men were walking along Cowper Road at about 12.40am on Friday (6 April) and as they reached the junction of Heene Road and Mill Road, a woman on the other side of the road asked them if they had a cigarette.

They shouted no and continued walking west along Mill Road when two suspects approached them and demanded their money and phones. One of them was possibly holding a knife.

They refused to hand over any valuables and ran off.

A 34-year-old woman from Lancing was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a class A drug. She has been released under investigation.

Police want to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the incident and the woman who had asked them for a cigarette.

If you can help contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 50 of 06/04.

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Crime summary


Reference: 1153 06/04/2018

Location: Upper West Lane Lancing

Date and time: Between 5th and 6th April

Details: A padlock was removed on a shed and a bicycle was stolen.

Reference: 1376 11/04/2018

Location: Prospect Place Worthing

Date and time: On the 4th April

Details: A padlock was broken on garage door to gain entry. It is believed nothing has been stolen.


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