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Weekly Bulletin - Arun District

Alert message sent 11/10/2018 11:02:00

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Monday 1 October - Sunday 7 October 2018

News and appeals

There have been numerous arrests over the past week.  Offences include drunk and disorderly, actual bodily harm, criminal damage, excess alcohol, actual bodily harm, shoplifting, theft of motor vehicle, domestic assault, assault police, possession of Class A drug, threats to kill, criminal damage, affray, possession of a knife, possession of a knife, breach of bail conditions, stalking, wanted on warrant and drunk on a highway.

Concern for missing Littlehampton teenager Tommy Sime

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Littlehampton man sentenced for child sex offences in Crawley

Peter Gillet given 18 year sentence.



New Countrywatch schemes launches

Sussex Countrywatch is a partnership initiative to help strengthen and protect our rural communities against crime.     



Off-duty firefight assaulted by moped riders

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in a Littlehampton supermarket car park.



Police identify the owner of a dog owner of a dog involved in a Bognor Regis attack

The toddler involved in the incident has made a full recovery.




Bognor Regis Neighbourhood Watch Community Facebook

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Crime summary



Fontwell Avenue, Eastergate – On Sunday 30 September a yard CCTV showed two males entering a yard.  No further details are available at the time of writing this bulletin.   Serial 0584 of 01/10.


Coopers Farm Close, Hotham – Overnight on Monday 1 October a property was entered and a handbag and alcohol stolen.  Serial 0193 of 02/10.


Marine Drive West, Aldwick – On Wednesday 3 October we received a report of a beach hut having been broken into; alcohol was stolen.  Serial 0908 of 03/10.


Collyer Avenue, Bognor – Between 2.00 pm on Wednesday 3 October and 12.45 pm Thursday 4 October 2018, a property was entered and a 65” TV stolen.   Serial 0496 of 04/10.  There were no signs of forced entry to the property.


Oldlands Way, Bersted – On 1 October at approximately 9.45 pm a Red Yamaha motorbike was stolen from the front of a restaurant; shortly after, the bike was recovered nearby having been badly damaged.   Serial 1308 of 01/10.


Glamis Street, Hotham – Overnight on Friday 5 October a van was broken into and bank cards stolen.    The cards have been used at various locations and officers are carrying out their enquiries.  Serial 002 of 06/10. 


Leinster Gardens, Felpham – Overnight on Friday 5 October a vehicle was entered and loose change stolen.  Serial 0543 of 06/10.


Littlehampton, Arundel and Surround


Over the past week we have had reports of six motorcycles having been stolen from the following locations:-


Arlington Crescent, Rustington, East Harm Road, Ham, West Way, Wick (2), and Arundel Road, Angmering.


Please remember to lock your bike and remove the keys.


Use a chain lock through the back wheel (the front wheel can be removed easily so won’t help). Where possible, secure your bike, with the lock off the ground, to an immovable object such as a ground anchor, railings or lamp post, which will also stop thieves from just picking the whole bike up.


If these options aren’t available, always try to thread the chain through your bike frame and back wheel if the design allows it.

Using a disc lock helps to secure the front brake disc to physically stop it from being wheeled away. Use a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls.

If you have a garage use it. If you don’t always try to park in safe areas where there are lots of passers-by who may notice if anyone is tampering with your moped.

Unfortunately security measures can’t guarantee your bike won’t be stolen, but by using multiple security measures you can make it harder and less attractive for thieves.

If you see some acting suspiciously around vehicles dial 999.


Windsor Drive, Rustington – Overnight on Saturday 29 September a property was entered via an insecure conservatory door and a wallet and purse stolen.  Serial 1300 of 01/10.


Penarth Gardens, Littlehampton – On Friday 5 October a barn was entered and a cement mixer stolen.   Serial 0633 of 05/10. 


Sea Lane, Ferring – Between Thursday 4 October and Saturday 6 October a property was entered and silver cutlery and trinkets were stolen.  Serial 0663 of 06/10.


Westergate Street, Woodgate – Overnight on Saturday 6 October a property was entered via an insecure rear door and a wallet and purse stolen.  Serial 0243 of 07/10.



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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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