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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 09/07/2019 09:54:00

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Tuesday 9th July 2019

Crime Summary 
Reference: 0818 7th July
Location: Orchard Way, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 0240hrs 5th July and 0900hrs 6th July
Details: Damage was caused to a door believe in an attempt to enter, however no entry was made and nothing was stolen.

Reference: 1356 7th July
Location: Five Oaks, Billingshurst
Date and time: Between 1200hrs and 1900hrs 6th July
Details: Damage was caused to a front door believe in an attempt to enter, no entry was made and nothing was stolen.
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Thefts from motor vehicles.
We have been receiving reports of theft from motor vehicles in Steyning. Most of the vehicles had been left insecure and we are urging all owners to double check the vehicles are locked and secure before leaving them, even for a short time. Remember to take all valuables with you and don’t leave anything on display. 


News and appeals 
Drivers who lied about speeding offences convicted in court
Motorists who break the law are being reminded of their responsibility to be honest  or risk receiving a criminal record, a hefty fine or even a prison sentence.

The warning follows another two recent convictions for speeding offences which could have been avoided had the defendants come clean earlier on.

To see the full story please click on the link or see our website.
Cyclist seriously injured in crash near Horsham
Police are seeking witnesses after a cyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash near Horsham.

At 10.20am on Tuesday (2 July) emergency services were called to Hammerpond Road just outside Horsham, after a collision between the 63-year-old Horsham man riding the cycle, and a Volvo V40 car, on the hill near the Roosthole car park.

The cyclist was taken by air ambulance to St Georges Hospital in South London with serious injuries but is currently in a stable condition.

The car driver, a 67-year-old man from Billingshurst, was unhurt
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Flax.
Hand in your illegal or unwanted guns during national firearms surrender
People in possession of unwanted guns or ammunition are being encouraged to hand them in as part of a campaign to make Sussex and Surrey safer.

Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality, or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.

This appeal gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply handing them in at their local police station – a list of opening times and locations can be found below.
The surrender, which runs from Monday 20 July to Sunday 4 August, forms part of a national campaign by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS).

The aim of the operation, supported by Surrey and Sussex Police, is to reduce the number of illegally held firearms in circulation which could fall into the hands of criminals.

This includes replica firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, antique guns, de-activated guns, component parts, stun guns, Taser, cs/pepper spray and other ballistic items.
We are also encouraging current and previous military personnel to hand in any items kept as war trophies.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Rayland said: “If you have any guns or ammunition you no longer want, or if you don’t know what to do with them or how to safely dispose of them, we can help. By surrendering your weapons now, it will prevent them falling into the hands of criminals and endangering the public.

To see the full story and the questions and answers please click on the link or see our website.

When and where can I hand in firearms?

Weapons should be handed to police station front counter staff. A list of designated stations in West Sussex.
If someone is unable to travel to a police station they should contact police via 101 and arrange for the firearm to be collected.
Burgess Hill: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm;

Bognor Regis: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm / 2pm-6pm;

Chichester: Mon-Sat 9am-8pm;

Crawley; Mon-Sat 9am-8pm;

Haywards Heath: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm / 3pm-6pm;

Horsham: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm / 3pm-6pm;

Littlehampton: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm / 3pm-6pm;

Midhurst: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm;

Shoreham: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm / 3pm-6pm;

Worthing (Chatsworth Road): Mon-Sat 9am-8pm.
To see the full story and the questions and answers please click on the link or see our website.
Ex-Horsham teacher sentenced for sex offence against pupil
A former teacher at Christs Hospital School, Horsham, has been sentenced to four years for a sexual offence against a pupil at the school 42 years ago.

Roger Martin, 83, retired, of Palgrave Road, Great Dunham, Kings Lynn, was convicted after an eight-day trial at Hove Crown Court, of committing an indecent assault on the 10-year-old boy pupil at the school between September and December 1976.

For the full story please click on the link or see our website.
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Help us keep Sussex safe

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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