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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

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Tuesday 27th August 2019

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Worthing woman banned from town centre for two years

A woman has been banned from Worthing town centre for two years after a number of high-value shoplifting offences.
Amy Jones, 27, of no fixed address, was given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) by Worthing Magistrates’ Court after it was heard Jones had been convicted of five high-value shoplifting offences since the end of December.
As part of the order, Jones has been prohibited from behaving or engaging in a manner which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; using of threatening violence towards any person; be in possession of alcohol in a public place except on licenced premises and from entering Worthing town centre.
PC Robert Luff of Adur, Worthing and Horsham Prevention Team said: “CBOs are available for persistent and repeat offenders whose criminal, nuisance and/or anti-social behaviour continually impacts on the community.
“I am pleased the court approved the application for a Criminal Behaviour Order against Jones as she has showed little awareness of the impact her actions have had on the businesses and community affected.
“I want to assure the public that we will continue to use anti-social behaviour legislation, as well as criminal powers, to ensure that offenders not only answer for their criminal behaviour, but that they are subject to ongoing restrictions, in order to provide a respite to individuals, businesses or communities.
“I wish to acknowledge the diligent work of the officers and our partner agencies, who without, we would have been unable to obtain the order.”
If anyone sees Jones in Worthing town centre then please contact police either online or by calling 101.

Do you have the desire to keep your community safe?

Thursday (22 August) saw the launch of Sussex Police’s latest round of Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) recruitment.
Being a PCSO offers a challenging, yet incredibly rewarding career. From dealing with anti-social behaviour to providing reassurance and helping resolve community challenges, our PCSOs play a critical and visible role in helping keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and preventing harm.
Assistant Chief Constable Julia Chapman said: “After a successful recruitment campaign earlier this year, which saw a substantial number of new PCSOs offered places on our training cohorts including 36 who will start their training in September, I’m delighted to be again opening recruitment for PCSOs. 
"This is a unique role which allows our PCSOs to spend time in areas where the community needs us most.
“A PCSO career is one with variety, diversity, challenge and reward and will appeal to those who want to help keep their community safe. We’re particularly appealing to those who may never have considered a career in policing before.”
All new PCSOs join under our 12-month apprenticeship programme, which provides the best possible training, and, upon completion, earn a Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice. 
Employed as a PCSO from day one, the training remains focused on practical policing, with the majority of learning taking place on the job and out in the public alongside experienced colleagues.
ACC Chapman added: “PCSOs are a crucial part of our organisation and hold an integral role in modern policing. It’s a role which take courage to tackle anti-social behaviour, compassion to be there for the vulnerable and professionalism to help with investigations.
“If you’re looking for a new career where, together, we can make a difference then I would encourage you to consider becoming a PCSO.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “Sussex residents have been telling me they want a more visible and accessible policing presence in their communities to listen to their concerns and deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
“This is why I am pleased to see recruitment open again for even more PCSOs to further improve that visible frontline, alongside newly recruited police officers, across Sussex.
“I hope this opportunity attracts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds who want to make a difference in the communities they serve.”
As the face of local policing for the community, we are looking for great communicators; those who are calm, confident and compassionate. If you can listen carefully, think through challenges, find solutions and have the diplomacy, resourcefulness and desire to keep our community safe, then this could be the career for you. To apply, visit our website.

Witnesses sought to attack on 52-year-old man in Worthing

We are hoping that anyone who was in Queens Road, Worthing, near its junction with Rowlands Road, shortly after 10.30pm on Friday 26 July may have information about an assault on 52-year-old man by three other men.
The victim, who sustained a badly broken jaw, did not report the incident to us until Monday 12 August, following surgery.
We would like to speak to others present who it is believed caused the three suspects to abandon their attack. Contact from anyone else who saw what happened or who may have other information would also be welcome.
Details can be passed to us online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 480 of 12/08. Alternatively, it is possible to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, telephone 0800 555 111.
A 42-year-old Worthing man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

 Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

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