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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 24/04/2019 13:17:00

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Tuesday 24th April 2019

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Arrests following street community offences, Worthing
Shortly after 6pm on Tuesday (23 April) police attended Chapel Street, Worthing, following several reports of an indecent incident allegedly involving members of the street community.
A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of exposure and a man in his early 50s on suspicion of outraging public decency. A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of common assault has since been released following a police caution.
Adur, Worthing and Horsham district police commander Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell said: "Police are aware of concerns over crime and anti-social behaviour associated with the street community in Worthing town centre, and this incident is particularly shocking.
"Despite a significant amount of negative comment on policing within the town as a result of this incident, I think that our immediate response and the fact we made arrests clearly shows that we absolutely do take robust action against those committing crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB).
"We work in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to reduce the vulnerability of those on the street, with a view to also reducing crime and anti-social behaviour associated with the street community.
"I am proud of the partnership approach we take in relation to this in Worthing, and it is important to state that reports of ASB in the town centre for the first three weeks of April for this year and last year are 27 per cent lower than for the same period for 2016 and 2017 collectively, so we are having an impact.
"As the public would expect, we regularly review current crime trends and consider local concerns and we will make full use of powers available to us, such as dispersal orders and public space protection orders, to deal directly with those who are acting in an intimidating or anti-social way."

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.
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Reference: 0549 18/04/2019
Location: Marine Parade, Worthing
Date and time: Overnight on the 17th April
Details: Patio doors were smashed to gain entry to a property. Jewellery was stolen.
Members from the Adur and Worthing Prevention Team along with Neighbourhood Watch will be visiting Wyevale Garden Centre, Rogers Lane, Worthing on Saturday 27th April between 2pm and 4:30pm.They will be there to give advice to members of the public regarding securing outdoor property such as sheds and garages and to talk about marking property such as lawn mowers, furniture and tools.
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