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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin
Alert message sent 26/06/2019 10:48:00
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Wednesday 26th June 2019
News and appeals New image of cyclist suspected of Worthing attack
Police seeking a cyclist suspected of attacking a dog walker in Worthing have published a fresh image of the suspect.
At about 5pm on Monday (17 June) the 74-year-old local resident had been walking his dog on a narrow footpath at the end of Honeysuckle Lane, Worthing, when he was attacked by a man riding a cycle who had sped down the lane and attacked the resident, who had spoken to him about his speed.
The victim was taken to Worthing Hospital by his family and is still receiving treatment there for major bruising to his face and left ribs, and a fractured pelvis.
The cyclist is described as white, 6' 2" and about 40, of athletic build, wearing a cap, light coloured clothing, including shorts and a cap, blue wrap-around sunglasses, and black fingerless gloves.
He was on a mountain bike with wide tyres.
Investigator Lucy Hailes said: "This was a nasty incident which left the victim with serious injuries. We published a photo of the cyclist on 19 June but this latest image taken nearby soon afterwards is clearer and we hope someone will recognise him.
"Our enquiries are continuing and if you saw what happened or can help us to identify the cyclist, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 490 of 18/06. https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/new-image-of-cyclist-suspected-of-worthing-attack-373650
Young man robbed close to Lancing Railway Station
Police are appealing for witnesses after a young man was robbed close to Lancing Railway Station.
The victim was walking along Sompting Road about 5.25pm on Wednesday 12 June when he was approached by an unknown man close to the junction with Rosecroft Close.
The suspect is reported to have revealed a knife as he demanded the victim’s bag, which he duly handed over in fear of being stabbed. The bag happened to be empty.
The 21-year-old victim then ran south towards the seafront and ensured he was safe, before calling police.
The suspect is described as mixed race, aged 15 to 18, of medium height, wearing a black bum bag, a grey or green jumper and dark coloured trousers.
Enquiries are ongoing, and officers are urging anyone who saw what happened to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1118 of 12/06.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/young-man-robbed-close-to-lancing-railway-station-373288
Police set to launch summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers
You might feel fine to drive, but if you’re over the limit you’re at serious risk of killing or seriously injuring someone – or yourself.
This is the message being issued as Sussex Police and Surrey Police prepare to launch their annual summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.
The campaign aims to keep road users as safe as possible, by educating motorists of the dangers of drink and drug-driving, and by targeting offenders.
The forces dedicate resources to the campaign twice a year – during summer and at Christmas, when social occasions are at their peak – however, this is in addition to responding to reports of drink and drug-drivers 365 days a year.
Anyone caught and convicted as part of the summer 2019 crackdown, which runs from 24 June to 7 July inclusive, will be identified on the Sussex Police news website and social media pages.
Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Sussex Police and Surrey Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “Ultimately, our main aim is to keep people as safe as possible on our roads by providing education, and by enforcing the law where we need to.
“It goes without saying that drink and drug-driving destroys lives, and it’s something that can so easily be avoided.
“People have a clear decision to make. By choosing to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, you are choosing to take a huge risk. Alcohol and substances significantly impair your ability to carry out even the simplest of tasks, and you should never get behind the wheel of a car in these circumstances.
“Similarly, you should never get into a vehicle with someone you know who has consumed drink or drugs. Don’t put yourself in danger.
“You can also be over the limit the morning after. A common misconception is that a few hours’ sleep, a coffee and some breakfast will do the trick, but it can take several hours for alcohol to leave your system and even longer for drugs.
“Of course we want people to have fun and enjoy themselves this summer, but don’t do anything you might regret. We’re not out there to ruin your fun; in fact, we’d rather not make any arrests at all. But if you’re prepared to break the law then prepare to face the consequences.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am always dismayed by the number of people who choose to get behind the wheel of their vehicle when they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This is not just inconsiderate, it’s totally irresponsible. Those who kill or seriously injure others when over the limit should be in no doubt that they will face the legal and social consequences of their actions.
“The message is clear, drink or drive; don’t take the risk and do both, even if you have had ‘only one drink’.”
The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include the following:
A minimum 12 month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA;
You could also kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else.
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.
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Crime summary Burglary
Reference: 0465 18th June
Location: The Cygnets, Shoreham
Date and time: Between 17th and 18th June
Details: Entry was gained to a property through an insecure door. It is unknown what has been stolen.
Reference: 0233 21st June
Location: Princess Avenue, Worthing
Date and time: Between 20th and 21st June
Details: It is believed entry was gained to a property through an insecure door. Cash and a laptop were stolen
Reference: 0528 21st June
Location: Connaught Avenue Shoreham
Date and time: On 21st June Between 7:45 am and 9:20 am
Details: Entry was gained to a property through an insecure door. A handbag was stolen.
Reference: 0317 22nd June
Location: Hertford Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 4pm and 4:30pm on the 17th June
Details: An attempt was made to break into a property by breaking a pane of glass. No entry was gained.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1450 19th June
Location: Hillview Allotments, Southwick
Date and time: Between 14th and 15th June
Details: A strimmer was stolen from a garden shed.
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