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Weekly Bulletin - Chichester District - 10th to 16th September 2018

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Weekly Bulletin – Chichester District

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Monday 10th-16th September 2018


News and appeals


There have been numerous arrests over the past week.  Offences include cannabis production, burglary dwelling, theft, assault police, offensive weapon, criminal damage, harassment, grievous bodily harm, breach of non-molestation road, shoplifting, wanted on warrant, excess alcohol, going equipped, stalking, trespass, immigration, possession of class A drugs and actual bodily harm.



Man to face trial over Chichester Sexual Assault

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault in Chichester.  For more information, click on the link below:


High value statue stolen from Chichester gallery

Sussex Police are on the hunt for a high value missing statue and the suspects who stole it from a Chichester gallery. For more information, click the link


Save Tangmere Tower receives police funding boost.

A campaign to restore a Second World War control tower has received a £500 boost from Sussex Police through the Police Property Act Fund.


Man charged with burglary offences in Arun and Chichester

Sussex Police have charged a man with 10 different offences after a stop and search in Bognor Regis. For more information, click the link


Save a life, surrender your knife: Sussex Police supports national knife crime campaign

Sussex Police together with other forces are supporting Operation Sceptre – a national knife crime campaign which aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, carrying a weapon. For further information, click the link


Project Edward

Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) is an awareness campaign that aims to bring casualty reduction and road safety to the forefront of people’s minds for a day.  This year it is on Wednesday the 19th of September. TISPOL, the European Traffic Police network, have initiated this day after figures for fatalities on the continent’s roads reached over 25,000 last year.


In Surrey and Sussex, 84 people died in collisions in 2016. To combat this, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) and Surrey’s DriveSMART are combining forces for a high-visibility day of action on the 21st of September throughout the counties. Further information can be found on the below link.



Latest drink and drug-driving convictions revealed.


A total of 163 motorists were arrested during a summer crackdown in Sussex.  For details on the latest offenders please click on the below:


Chichester Police Facebook


We do publish good news stories and appeals on our Facebook page daily.  Please click on the link and follow us on Facebook.


Neighbourhood Crime Summary (Burglary, Vehicle Crime, Criminal Damage)


Chichester (WC1)


Stirling Road, Chichester- On Tuesday 11 September there was a report of a break to a property. The glass back door was smashed to gain entry. An untidy search was conducted and jewellery stolen. Serial 399 11/09/18


Cambrai Avenue, Chichester- On Tuesday 11 September there was a attempt break to a property. A loud bang was heard in the night and the following morning a crowbar mark was found on the door and the door was open, it is believed the intruder was disturbed before they entered the property. Serial 73 11/09/18


Stirling Road, Chichester – On Thursday 13 September, we received a report of a break to property.  Entry via a smashed pane of glass in door.  A number of items were stolen from the property.  Serial 1049 13/9


Bradshaw Road, Chichester- On Thursday 13 September a brick was thrown at a property causing the window to smash. No description available for the suspect. Serial 53 13/09/18


Broad Road, Hambrook Chichester – on Saturday 15 September, a bike was stolen from an open garage at a property  Serial 1017 15/9


Over the week we have received 9 reports of breaks to vehicles. These have occurred at some of the following locations, Goodwood, Hunters race, West Lavant and Chidham Lane.


Selsey, The Witterings and surrounding area (WC2)


Lagness Road, Chichester- On Sunday 16 September there was a break in to a commercial property. The buildings security systems was activated and the suspect left behind cigarette butts and a knife.  Serial 0351 16/9


Belgrave Crescent, Chichester- On Monday 10 September 4 vehicles were damaged. The windows were smashed. Nothing was stolen from the vehicles. 0500 10/9



Midhurst, Petworth and surrounding area (WC3)


North Street, Midhurst- On Monday 10 September a business was broken into. The tills were found open and the back key posted through the door. There was no damage so believed entry was gained using the key. Serial 435 10/09/18


Vicarage Hill, Loxwood – On Wednesday 12 September an outbuilding to a property was broken into via damage to the door and tools stolen.  Serial 0506 12/9


River Common, Petworth- On Friday 14 September a brick shed was broken into and a large generator stolen. The window was smashed to gain entry. Serial 1466 14/08/19


London Road, HillBrow – On Saturday 15 September a shed was broken into and high value tools removed.  The suspect also entered the informant’s van but nothing was taken.  Serial 1280 15/9


Over the past week there have been a total of 12 breaks to vehicles, these have occurred in some of the following locations- Stane Street, Bignor, Duncton, Petworth and Petersfield Road, Midhurst.



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