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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 16th April 2019

Crime Summery

Reference: 0021 11th April
Location: Hillside, Horsham
Date and time: Approx. 0030hrs 11th April
Details: Someone entered the house and stole car keys and car.

Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0577 12th April
Location: Links Lane, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 1900hrs 10th April & 0830hrs 11th April
Details: A garage was broken into then a car had the window broken and power tools taken.

Reference: 0677 12th April
Location: Blackhouse Road, Colgate
Date and time: Between 1000hrs & 1800hrs 10th April
Details: The Lock was broken on a shed door and a mountain bike and power tool was stolen.

Reference: 0658 14th April
Location: Victoria Street, Horsham
Date and time: Between midnight and 0700hrs 10th April
Details: Someone forced the padlock on a shed and stole a pedal cycle.

Reference: 0709 14th April
Location: West Street, Billingshurst
Date and time: Between 0750hrs & 1010hrs 14th April
Details: Someone removed a padlock from a garage door causing damage, unsure if anything was taken.
News & Appeals 

Sussex Police reaffirms commitment to action on stalking

 Sussex Police is committed to improving its response to stalking following the tragic death of Shana Grice.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick May, said: “We deeply regret the tragic death of Shana Grice and accept that we have made mistakes in this and other cases in the past.

“Since then, we have significantly improved our response and remain committed to further improvements to ensure we are delivering an effective and consistent service to victims, to prevent harm and ensure they can access the necessary support”.

Following Shana’s death, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne commissioned an inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue (HMICFRS) to review the progress Sussex Police has made in its response to stalking and harassment, and a review of the response nationally. This was carried out at the end of last year and the report published today.

“We encourage victims to come forward with the knowledge that our officers and staff are better trained and that they will take all reports seriously. We are absolutely aware of the consequences if our response is not the correct one, so we want to ensure that victims have confidence in how both police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will support them.”

For information about the Sussex Police campaign in support of National Stalking Awareness Week click here

You can report stalking or harassment online or by calling 101 or in person at your local police station. Always call 999 if you are in danger. 
For the full story please click on the link or see our website.
Campaign to help prevent moped and motorbike thefts
Sussex Police are encouraging moped and motorbike riders to protect their vehicles from would-be thieves.
The campaign, advises riders to “lock, chain and cover your bike”, wherever they park.

Moped and motorbike thefts saw a rise in Sussex during last summer and the end of 2018, with various operations being put into action to tackle this. This advice campaign aims to maintain the recent fall in thefts and to support the work that police have already carried out.

Posters will be placed in areas where moped and motorbike thieves are known to operate, as well as bike parks and other areas parking areas.
Inspector Brian McCarthy said: “We are appealing to all riders in Sussex to be vigilant in keeping their vehicles safe whenever they are out on the road. You may just be parking for five minutes, or just leaving your vehicle while you run an errand, but that’s all that is needed for thieves to take advantage of an unlocked moped or motorbike.

"Don’t give them the opportunity they are looking for. Your vehicle is worth more than a £10 bike lock, so invest now and keep your property safe.”
This campaign will be run across the county starting in April, and continuing throughout the summer. For more information on how to protect mopeds and motorbikes, please visit our website
To see the full story please click on the link or see our website
Sussex Police pursue the county’s unseen cyber criminals
A multi million pound government investment means every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) in place to tackle one of the most complex policing challenges, it was announced today.

Sussex Police was a pioneer in this area of policing and has had a collaborated CCU in place with Surrey Police for four years. The government cash injection means the Unit has been able to increase in size, bringing on board a new detective constable and a new role in Cyber Protect and Prepare, to support victims of cybercrime, whether that be individuals or businesses.

Cybercrime is when a crime is carried out against computers, computer networks, data storage or other devices, such as hacking. It also includes traditional crimes that are enabled by computers, for example when stolen credit cards are used to buy an item online, where a person sends funds to a criminal after receiving a fraudulent email or the use of online chat forums for child criminal exploitation.

For further advice and sources of information see the Sussex Police website
For the full story please click on the link or see our website.
Number of Christmas drink and drug-driving convictions nears 100
Almost 100 people, arrested during a Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, have now been convicted in court.
A total of 240 motorists were arrested in Sussex as part of the Surrey and Sussex Police campaign, which ran from 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.

Of those, 95 have since been convicted in court and a further nine have been charged. The remaining 131 have either been released under investigation or released without charge.

For the full story and to see some of those who have been charged, please click on the link or see our website.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
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Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

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