Tuesday 9th October 2018
News and appeals
New countrywatch schemes launches
Sussex Countrywatch scheme will be launched at the Autumn Show and Game Fair at the South of England Showground, Ardingly at the weekend.
Sussex Countrywatch is a partnership initiative to help strengthen and protect our rural communities against crime by sharing information and providing practical prevention advice.
We know that people in Sussex are passionate about our county’s countryside and protecting it from crime. We are reaching out to people living, working or visiting our rural areas to assist us and our partners tackle rural crime and catch those who are responsible for it.
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Sign up through our messaging service provider In the Know , select to receive messages from ‘the police’ and tick ‘Country Watch’ as an area of interest. This will take a matter of minutes and is free.
Find out more about Rural Crime and our response to tackling rural crime on our website.
Pedestrian seriously injured in A24 collision
Police are seeking witnesses after a man sustained serious injuries in a collision on the A24.
The victim, a local man in his 70s, had broken down in his maroon Humber Snipe on the southbound slip road, just prior to the junction with The Hollow, about 7.35pm on Friday (5 October).
He then alighted his vehicle and proceeded to cross the carriageway on foot, when he was struck by a blue Volkswagen Golf in lane two.
He was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries, where he remains in a critical but stable condition. No other injuries were reported.
The road was closed until about 12.40am on Saturday (6 October) while emergency services attended the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened, or anyone with dash cam footage of the incident, is asked to report it online or phone 101, quoting Operation Glandore.
Prison sentence for burglar hiding behind a tree
A burglar who tried to hide in the back garden of a Horsham house been given a custodial sentence.
Ionel Radut, 39, of no fixed address was found by police officers hiding behind a tree with socks over his hands after police received a call from a member of a public reporting suspicious behaviour.
Officers attended the property in Black Horse Way, Horsham, just before 10.30pm on Saturday 18 August. They discovered Radut in the garden with a bag of items – two iPhones, an iPod, a bum bag and £226 in cash – stolen from the property.
Radut was arrested and charged with one count of burglary dwelling with intent to steal. He pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday 26 September and was given a nine month prison sentence.
Detective Constable Rebecca Buckley said: “We would like to praise the member of the public for calling us without delay to report the suspicious behaviour. Due to their quick-thinking, officers were able to respond quickly to the call and arrest Radut.
“We welcome the sentence given by the courts and hope this sends out a strong message that we will continue to prioritise the offences that cause the greatest harm to victims and communities.”
Reference: 0509 2nd October
Location: Mannings Heath
Date and time: Approx. 1245hrs 2nd October
Details: Door was forced and property entered, unknown if anything was taken.
Reference: 1078 2nd October
Location: Doomsday Gardens, Horsham
Date and time: Between 0730hrs and 1830hrs 2nd October
Details: A patio window was broken and was entry gained, jewellery stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1164 8th October
Location: Rock Road, Storrington
Date and time: Between midnight and 0830hrs 8th October
Details: Statues stolen from garden.
Reference: 0295 8th October
Location: Holly Close, Horsham
Date and time: Between midnight and 0100hrs 8th October
Details: Items stolen from rear garden.
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