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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 24/09/2019 10:04:00

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Tuesday 24th September 2019

News and appeals

Does this unique watch belong to you?
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Police are seeking to identify the owner of this unique watch, which is suspected to have been stolen.
The item was recovered following the arrest of a man in Worthing on 14 June.
However, officers have so far been unable to trace the owner of the watch, and anyone who recognises it is urged to get in touch.
You can report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Bramber.
Billy Hall, 45, of King Edward Avenue, Worthing, has been charged with two counts of fraud, two counts of burglary and one count of attempt burglary.
The offences are alleged to have occurred at various locations in Worthing in June.
Police seek man concerning serious assault in Worthing town centre

Police investigating an assault in Worthing that left a 30-year-old local man with life-changing injuries are keen to speak to the man pictured here.
It is thought he may have vital information concerning the incident, which occurred in Chapel Road, Worthing, between 3.10am and 3.30am on Sunday, 25 August.
The victim and two friends were walking north along Chapel Road when they were confronted by a group of young men, one of whom spat at a woman accompanying the victim.
He tried to intervene but was head-butted by one of the group, fracturing his skull and damaging nerves which required extensive surgery.
The man officers wish to speak to is described as white, aged 18-20, and was wearing a ripped white hooded jumper bearing a sports logo on the chest.
PC Steve Richardson said: "This was a particularly violent and unprovoked attack on an entirely innocent victim, who had only intervened to try to keep the peace. He was left with life-changing injuries and hence it is vital we identify who was responsible."
The man pictured, or anyone who recognises him or who knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact police online or phone 101 without delay, quoting serial 47190143805.
Police make arrest in East Worthing rape investigation

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman on the seafront in East Worthing on Sunday evening 8 September, have made an arrest.
The 26-year-old victim was walking along New Parade off the A259 Brighton Road, East Worthing, near the Splash Point building site, shortly before 10.30pm that Sunday when she was approached by a man who initially asked directions but then took her to the beach and raped her. The man then left the area on foot.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Worthing on Wednesday morning (18 September) on suspicion of the rape. After being interviewed he was released on police bail with conditions, until 13 October while enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Eva Barwis of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Team said; "We are grateful to local people for their response to our appeals for information. However our investigation is still very much ongoing and if you have any information that might help, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Neston."
Attempted murder in Littlehampton prompts appeal for witnesses

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two Sussex Police Officers, and another man, were struck by a moving vehicle.
The incident happened at Littlehampton in the early hours of this morning and is being investigated as a deliberate act.
The officers were carrying out a routine drugs check at the side of the road when a Mercedes-Benz saloon approached at speed and collided with the officers and the man they were with.
All three were transported to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz, aged 20, ran off but was stopped and arrested by officers on suspicion of attempted murder. Two passengers remain outstanding.
Assistant Chief Constable Julia Chapman said: “This is being investigated as a deliberate attack on two police officers in the course of carrying out their duties. Their injuries, and that of the man they were with, whilst serious, are not believed to be life threatening.
“Two passengers in the car remain outstanding and we urge the public to help us trace and bring to justice all of those involved.”
The incident occurred at the Bodyshop roundabout on the A259 at Littlehampton at approximately 1.05am.
The two local response officers, a man and woman, were carrying out a routine drugs check on a car and had detained one man on suspicion of drugs offences at the side of the road when the second car approached.
Two men, passengers in the Mercedez, ran off. The area was searched but they have not yet been found.
The road was closed for the scene to be secured and examined.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Oxbridge.

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Crime summary

Other than Burglary Dwelling

Reference: 0341 17/09/2019
Location: Bowness Avenue, Sompting
Date and time: On the 17th September
Details: A shed was broken into by forcing the padlock. A pedal cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0196 24/09/2019
Location: Cypress Avenue, Worthing
Date and time: Between 23rd and 24th September
Details: It is unknown how entry was gained to a garage. Two motorcycles were stolen.
There were a few reports of theft from motor vehicles in the #Salvington area of Worthing last weekend.
Some of the vehicles had been left insecure. Please check your vehicle is secure before you leave it.
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
Call us on 999 if you see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles.
Click below for the latest vehicle crime prevention advice.


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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.

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