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Adur and Worthing Bulletin
Alert message sent 20/08/2019 10:10:00
Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police
Tuesday 20th August 2019
News and appeals
Three charged with drugs supply in West Sussex
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a police pursuit through Worthing during an anti-drugs operation.
Three men are awaiting trial after a police operation in West Sussex recovered illegal drugs with a potential street value of more than £370,000.
Alexander Griffin, 32, of Queens Road, Brighton; Dean Mazirel, 35, a roofer, of Grafton Road, Worthing, and Oliver Mazirel, 31, a landscape gardner, of Rowlands Road, Worthing, appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 8 August, charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, ie MDMA or Ecstasy.
They were remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 5 September.
The drugs were recovered during a proactive investigation into the alleged supply of Class A drugs across the south coast.
Just prior to the arrests on Tuesday 6 August a silver Mercedes car was involved in a police pursuit along Brighton Road into Worthing and along Goring Road to Goring Bridge where it was safely stopped.
Police are appealing for witnesses and any dash cam footage of the incident which occurred at about 1.30pm on that day. Anyone who can help is asked to contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 640 of 06/08. https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/three-charged-with-drugs-supply-in-west-sussex-378141
New CCTV released in fresh appeal for missing Georgina Gharsallah
Sussex Police have released new CCTV footage of a woman who could be missing Worthing woman Georgina Gharsallah.
The footage, which came to light only recently, shows two women walking along Chapel Road in Worthing around 4pm on the day Georgina, 31, went missing, 7 March 2018.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme explains: “We are hoping the newly released CCTV footage will jog the memories of people who were in this area of Worthing on that Wednesday afternoon.
“We are very keen to identify and speak to the other woman in the footage. Is this you? Please get in contact with us as you may have vital information to assist our investigation.
“We have investigated many possible leads relating to Georgina over the past 18 months, however, we are no closer to establishing the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
“Sadly I have had to consider the possibility that Georgina has come to harm at the hands of someone else, which is one of the hypothesis we have been working on. A number of vital enquires to test ‘proof of life’ have been conducted but to date, none of these have been able to conclusively show that Georgina is alive. While Sussex Police continue to look for Georgina, and hope above all else that we can find her safe and well, I have taken the decision to record her disappearance as a homicide.
“Sussex Police is committed to recording suspected crimes fairly, openly and accurately. We record crimes on the balance of probabilities, and having taken in to account the products of our large scale investigation, I believe it right that we record the potential for a homicide to have occurred.
“Frustratingly, we don’t know what happened to Georgina on that day in March 2018, she appears to have vanished without a trace. But that simply isn’t possible and someone, somewhere, knows what happened.
“Our recording of this possibility comes at the exhaustion of a detailed and lengthy investigation which has spanned a number of counties and reached out nationally and internationally. Officers have completed hundreds of actions in the desperate hope to find Georgina and establish the truth behind her disappearance.
“The recording of this crime does not mean that we have stopped looking for Georgina and all credible and reasonable lines of enquiry will still be investigated. It is never too late to contact Sussex Police or Crimestoppers if you have any information you think may be useful or relevant to finding Georgina.” https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/new-cctv-released-in-fresh-appeal-for-missing-georgina-gharsallah-378134
Police conclude enquiries into hazardous material incident in Worthing
Sussex Police have concluded enquiries into a hazardous material incident in Worthing on Sunday (11 August).
Following extensive searches of the seafront, including a drone and foot patrols, there was no evidence of anything that led to a reasonable explanation of what happened.
As a result of this, we are satisfied we have explored all lines of enquiry and there is no further involvement for police.
A small number of people reported symptoms including sore eyes and vomiting, two of whom were taken to hospital and later discharged.
We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while police cordons were in place.
Anyone with any concerns is asked to contact Adur and Worthing Council’s public health team on 01903 221064 or visit their website. https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/police-conclude-enquiries-into-hazardous-material-incident-in-worthing-377890
Man reported to have jumped into River Adur at Shoreham
A man was reported to have jumped from the Norfolk Bridge on the A259 at Shoreham at 3.25pm on Monday (August 19).
Police, HM Coastguard and a Shoreham RNLI inshore lifeboat were deployed to the scene and joined by a National Police Air Service helicopter. As of 6.30pm there has been no trace of the man and police are continuing their search.
Chief Inspector Shane Baker said: “An extensive search to locate the man is continuing and we would like to thank the partner agencies for their assistance.
“The full circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown but we are assessing all lines of enquiry.
“We are urging anyone who saw a man jump into the water or saw someone on or around the bridge at this time to get in contact with us without delay.
“You could hold vital information to assist our investigation and we would like to hear from you.”
If anyone saw the man jump or saw someone on or around the bridge at that time, they are asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 762 of 19/08. However, if you see or have seen anyone in the river, please dial 999 immediately. https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/man-reported-to-have-jumped-into-river-adur-at-shoreham-378534
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 0563 14/08/2019
Location: Brighton Road, Lancing
Date and time: Between 2:30 am and 8 am on the 14th August
Details: Entry was gained to a property through an insecure door. Cash and tobacco were stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0899 14/08/2019
Location: Hammy Lane, Shoreham
Date and time: On the 13th August
Details: An attempt was made to break into a shed. No access was gained.
Reference: 0022 17/08/2019
Location: Marlowe Road, Worthing
Date and time: On the 15th August
Details: A garage was broken into by forcing the lock. Tools were stolen.
Reference: 0730 17/08/2019
Location: Marine Parade, Worthing
Date and time: Between 13th and 17th August
Details: A beach hut was broken into. A deckchair and radio were stolen.
Reference: 1006 18/08/2019
Location: Gordon Road, Shoreham
Date and time: On the 18th August
Details: Entry was gained to a garage and a gate was stolen.
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