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Tuesday 16th July 2019

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Praise for police officers, staff and members of the public at West Sussex award ceremony

Police officers, staff, special constables, volunteers and members of the local community from across West Sussex have all been recognised for their outstanding contribution to policing over the past year in an awards ceremony.
Award recipients from Adur and Worthing, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex districts were invited to the ceremony at Arundel Castle to receive their awards and acknowledge the achievements of their colleagues and members of the public.
Presentations were awarded by High Sheriff of West Sussex Davina Irwin-Clark and Chief Constable Giles York.
Officers recognised included Detective Constable Andrea Watts who was praised for her dedication in the investigation of a large discovery of a container of drugs in Aldingbourne in May 2017.
Andrea relentlessly worked on the investigation, analysing the exhibits seized from the container and arranging the search of the address of the suspects. Her dedication to the investigation on top of her daily case load saw the charge of a man and woman for money laundering and possession with the intent to supply class C drugs.
The pair were sentenced to a total of 12 years following a 12-day trial over the production of illegal steroids at the secret laboratory.
Special Constable Jake Sloane who was commended for his dedication to mentoring his colleagues across Chichester and Worthing. His enthusiasm towards supporting, coaching and mentoring has led to an increase in officers being able to patrol within the local communities independently.
PC Sally Carman and PC Micheala-Jade Jackson were praised for their quick-thinking and calm manner when they attended a bridge in Worthing whereby a woman was standing on the wrong side of the barrier intending to harm herself.
The pair engaged in a conversation with the woman and with the help of a member of the public, helped her back over the barrier and onto the pavement.
Detective Constable Adam Tidy was commended for his dedication to an investigation of an armed robbery in Horsham in July 2018.
Adam worked tirelessly on the complicated investigation and put together such a strong case, the offender refused to leave his cell to appear via video link for a court appearance.
The offender then pleaded guilty to five charges and was later sentenced to 12 years.
PC Rob Crombie was applauded for his calm manner when a man threatened to harm himself at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester in May 2018. Rob acted swiftly and bravely stepped in to prevent any harm to the man or other members of the public.
Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: "It was wonderful to recognise some of the outstanding work that has taken place to make West Sussex the safest place it possibly can be. Police officers, police staff and members of the public have gone over and above what is expected of them, showing skill, determination, understand, compassion and bravery along the way."

Jail for drink-driver arrested during summer crackdown

A man caught drink-driving for the second time this year has been jailed.
John Lyon was disqualified after he crashed into another vehicle while almost five times the legal limit in Littlehampton Road, Worthing, on 27 February. Specifically, he had 169mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system – the legal limit being 35mcg.
In court he was also given an 18-week suspended sentence and issued with an electronic monitoring tag.
However, he showed a blatant disregard for the law and the judicial system when he was stopped again on the A24 at Dial Post on 25 June – just two days into Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.
At 6.55am that day, Roads Policing Unit officers pursued Lyon’s Vauxhall Vivaro on the northbound carriageway after it was reported by a member of the public due to the manner of driving.
He failed a roadside breath test, and was subsequently arrested and charged with driving with 89mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and committing a further offence while subject to a suspended sentence order.
Lyon, 53, a bricklayer, of Leeward Road, Worthing, was remanded in custody and at Brighton Magistrates’ Court the following day (26 June), he was sentenced to a total of 24 weeks in jail.
He was also disqualified from driving for five years from the date of his release, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.
Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s dedicated summer campaign ran from 24 June to 7 July. However, officers will still respond to reports of drink and drug-drivers 365 days a year.
Details of people convicted as part of the campaign will be published on our website.
If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These 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.

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. 

Police issue renewed appeal to A283 collision

Police have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses after a car collided with a man on the A283 at Steyning.
The incident occurred in a layby shortly before 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 June.
The victim, a local man in his 60s, was hit by the car which then drove off. He was subsequently treated for his injuries at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Police enquiries led to the arrest of two people shortly afterwards – a 42-year-old man from Worthing, arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop after a road traffic accident, has been released under investigation pending further enquiries; a 40-year-old woman from Worthing also arrested in connection with the incident has since been released without charge.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident – or anyone who has dash cam or CCTV which may have captured it – to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1073 of 05/06.
Specifically, they would like to hear from two witnesses who stopped at the scene and spoke briefly to those involved, but failed to return. They are believed to have been in a dark coloured vehicle, possibly a 4x4 or similar, and drove off towards Upper Beeding.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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Crime summary

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0833 09/07/2019
Location: Arundel Road, Worthing
Date and time: On the 9th July
Details: An attempt was made to break into a shed. No access was gained


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