Friday 27th April 2018
News and appeals
Man arrested for drug offences in Worthing
A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in Worthing.
Officers spotted a man acting suspiciously in Railway Approach, Worthing, on Thursday afternoon (26 April).
Worthing Prevention team approached the man who subsequently ran off in the direction of Worthing railway station. He was pursued on foot and arrested.
A 25-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class A drug (heroin) and two counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of his or her duty.
He remains in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
To read our advice on how to report any drug issues please click here
Sussex residents invited to complete the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey
It has been three years since the first National Rural Crime Survey asked the public for their views on matters relating to rural crime.
This year’s survey is now live, and Sussex Police encourages those who live, work or visit rural communities in the county to respond and have their voice heard.
In late 2017, the force appointed T/Supt Emma Brice and Sgt Tom Carter as dedicated leads for rural crime, to address the vulnerabilities and crime types which are specific to rural areas.
T/Supt Emma Brice said: “A large proportion of Sussex residents live, work in or visit rural areas regularly and we really want to hear your views on issues related to rural policing and crime.
“We know that there are certain types of crime and areas of vulnerability which impact rural communities and businesses differently from those in urban areas.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “One of the focuses of this year’s survey is whether rural crime continues to be underreported. Three years ago, one in four people who responded to the survey nationally said they didn’t report the last crime they’d been a victim of because they didn’t see the point.
“This is uncomfortable thing to hear, and for all those involved in protecting rural areas, so it’s important we ask these questions again and find out whether people are more willing to report crime and if they feel safer.
“It’s vital that the voice of rural communities is heard by those who can make a difference – from the Police to Government. I urge residents to take part in the survey and help us build a clear picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural Sussex and to understand the impact it has where you live or work.”
The survey is available now at www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey and is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.
Partial closure ordered for Worthing flat
A flat in Worthing associated with incidents of anti-social behaviour, disorder and reports of drug taking has been given partial closure order.
The closure order, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was heard before Brighton Magistrates and served on Thursday (26 April). It prevents any person apart from the flat owner and certain family members from entering the premises at Flat 1, 20 Christchurch Road, Worthing, until 25 July.
Police became aware of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities being conducted at the flat, including drug taking and dealing. Since November last year until present, police received 22 reports from the flat owner and neighbours of such instances.
PC Phil Cobby from the Adur, Worthing and Horsham Prevention team said: “The people visiting the flat were making the neighbours’ lives a misery by causing anti-social behaviour and drug misuse at the address.
“We worked closely with Worthing Homes to gain a part closure order on the flat which will help prevent this behaviour from continuing.
“Anyone who is seen to be at the property who is not named on the order as an exception will be arrested.”
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 1320 23/04/2018
Location: Brighton Road Worthing
Date and time: Between 7:30 am and 7pm on the 23rd April
Details: Entry was gained to a property by forcing the front door. A mobile telephone, cash and jewellery were stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0647 25/04/2018
Location: Pavillion Road Tarring
Date and time: Between 8:15am and 1:30pm on the 24th April
Details: A bicycle was stolen from an insecure shed
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