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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

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Monday 23rd April 2018

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Murder investigation launched after two bodies found in Worthing

Police have launched a murder investigation after two bodies were discovered at a house in Worthing.

Officers were called to the address in South Farm Road at 1.51am on Friday (13 April), where a man and a woman were sadly found dead.

Next of kin have been informed.

Detective Superintendent Adam Hibbert, of the Sussex and Surrey Major Crime Team, said: “At the present time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the deaths and we would discourage anyone from speculating as to what happened.

“The man, believed to be in his 40s, and the woman, believed to be in her 30s, who were known to each other, have not yet been formally identified. Our thoughts are with their families at this difficult time.

“We are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to please report it online or call 101 quoting Operation Assert.”


Police offering reward up to £500 for wanted man Jessie Burbridge

Police are offering a reward up to £500 for information leading to the arrest of Hove man Jessie Burbridge.

The 22-year-old is wanted for an assault, criminal damage and escaping lawful custody in Worthing, and an assault in Brighton. He is believed to be in either of these areas.

Burbridge is described as white, about 5’8”, of slim build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you see him, please call 999 immediately. Or, if know where he may be, please report it online or call 101, quoting serial 573 of 06/04.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Shoreham Air Show crash pilot appears in court

Andrew Hill, the pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet that crashed at the Shoreham Air Show on 22 August, 2015, killing 11 people has appeared at court charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Hill, 54, of Standon Road, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, who is also charged with endangering an aircraft, contrary to Article 137 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday (19 April).

He entered a not guilty plea for all charges.

He was released on bail to appear at the next hearing at the Old Bailey court on May 17

Additional officers to strengthen policing in Sussex

Sussex Police has an exciting opportunity to strengthen policing with an additional 200 police officers.

These new posts are in addition to protecting nearly 500 police officer and staff posts it had planned to lose as part of its savings plans. The increase in the precept has put the force in a much stronger financial position.

Chief Constable Giles York is determined that the public will feel the difference as he makes changes following the raise in local precept.

CC York said: “Over the last few years, we have dealt with significant challenges created by the financial constraints in which the force has found itself. This has meant difficult decisions have had to be made resulting in fewer people than we had before. Some areas of policing are stretched due to increasing demand and a change in the complexity of what we deal with.

“This change in our financial position has created an exciting opportunity to strengthen areas where it is needed most.”

He has revealed how funding will be used to strengthen local policing, improve ways for the public to make contact and further modernise the service to meet new and increasingly complex demands.

Further information can be found on our website by clicking on a link.

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Crime summary



Reference: 0994 14/04/2018

Location: Warren Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 17:10 and 18:10 on the 14th April

Details: An attempt was made to break into a property by opening a small window to gain access to a larger window. No entry was gained.

Reference: 1284 14/04/2018

Location: First Avenue Worthing

Date and time: Between 14:30 and 22:45 on the 14th April

Details: A window was forced to gain entry. Nothing was stolen.

Reference: 1364 17/04/2018

Location: Tennyson Road Worthing  

Date and time: Between 21st March and 11th April

Details: Entry was gained through a window which was believed to be insecure. Cash and jewellery were stolen. 

Reference: 0324 18/04/2018

Location: Brookdean Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 9am and 3pm on the 18th April

Details: An attempt was made to break into a property no access was gained.

Reference: 1238 18/04/2018

Location: Park Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 8am and 7pm on the 18th April

Details: A door was forced to gain entry to a property. A laptop was stolen.

Reference: 0726 19/04/2018

Location: Brighton Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 9:30 am and 2 pm on the 19th April

Details: It is unknown how entry was gained to a property. Keys were stolen.

Other than Dwelling


Reference: 1070 17/04/2018

Location:  Westbrooke Worthing

Date and time: Between 12th April and 13th April

Details: Entry was gained to an insecure shed and a bicycle was stolen



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