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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 03/09/2019 10:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

News and appeals
Sussex Police continuing to focus supporting rape and sexual offence victims
Police are continuing to focus efforts on investigating and preventing the sexual and physical abuse of vulnerable people in Sussex, as news comes of the increased reporting of rapes country and county-wide.

A report by the national Rape Monitoring Group shows that the recording of rape in Sussex in line with other forces has increased again.

In the 12 months to 31 March 2018, 1,381 reports were recorded in Sussex, an increase of 325 from the 2016/2017 figure.

An increasing number of officers and staff have been added to the specialist Safeguarding Investigation Units across the county who are dealing with this increase, thanks to additional funding secured by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne.

This increase in staffing includes the recruitment, training and deployment of 24 Sexual Offence Investigation Trained (SOIT) police officers and staff. This team are dedicated to the contact and care of people aged over 14 who report rape and other serious sexual offences.

If you have been sexually assaulted or know someone who has, you can contact police at any time via 999 in an emergency, or online or by calling 101, and arranging to talk in confidence to specially trained investigators.

See the national Rape Monitoring Group data here 
If you need further help or support, go to:
- the Brighton and Hove Safe in the City website
- the Safe in East Sussex website or phone 01293 600469
- the Survivors' Network website or call the Helpline on 01273 720110
- the Life Centre website or phone 0844 847 7879 (adults) and 0808 802 0808 (under 18s)

For the full report please click on the link or go to the Sussex Police website.
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Crime summary

Reference: 0566 30th August
Location: Offington Drive, Worthing
Date and time: On the 19th August
Details: An attempt was made to access a property. Tool marks were found on a window no entry was gained.

Reference: 1536 1st September
Location: Kimber Close, Lancing
Date and time: On the 30th August
Details: Entry gained to a property through an open window. A wallet was stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1042 1st September
Location: Cedar Avenue Worthing
Date and time: Between 30th and 31st of August
Details: An attempt was made to enter a shed by forcing the lock. No access was gained.

Reference: 1206 2nd September
Location: Offington Drive, Salvington
Date and time: Between 1200hrs 1st & 1900hrs 2nd September
Details: A garage door was broken and a motor bike was stolen.

Reference: 0278 3rd September  
Location: Congreve Road, Broadwater  
Date and time: Between 2200hrs 2nd and 0700hrs 3rd September
Details: A garage door was broken and several items were stolen.
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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


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Janice Brown (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)

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