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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 01/10/2019 10:28:00

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Tuesday 1st October 2019

Crime Summary
Reference: 0785 24th September
Location: Stane Street, Slinfold
Date and time: Between 23rd and 24th September
Details: Garage door forced and power tools stolen.

Reference: 1567 24th September
Location: Five Oaks Road, Billingshurst
Date and time: Approximately 2245hrs 24th September
Details: A padlock on a barn was cut and the alarm sounded when an attempt to enter was made. The attempt failed and nothing was stolen
Reference: 0287 27th September
Location: Kings Barn Lane, Steyning
Date and time: overnight time between 26th and 27th September
Details: Someone entered an insecure door whilst the family were sleeping and stole an IPad.

Reference: 0513 27th September
Location: Five Oaks Road, Slinfold
Date and time: Between 1200hrs 25th September and 0915hrs 27th September
Details: A patio door was broken and a house entered, however, it is not believed that anything was stolen.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0114 27th September
Location: St Gabriel’s Road, Billingshurst
Date and time: At approximately 0130hrs 27th September
Details: Someone entered a garage, nothing stolen.

Reference: 1169 27th September
Location: Lower Street, Pulborough
Date and time: Between Midnight and 0600hrs 25th September
Details: Pedal cycles were stolen from an insecure garage

Reference: 1537 27th September
Location: Mile Ash Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 0715hrs and 2030hrs 27th September
Details: A door was broken on a shed and 2 pedal cycles were stolen.
Break to vehicles in Ashington and Steyning.
Between 24th & 26th September several vehicles had items stolen from them. We would like to report that someone has been arrested for the offences in Ashington and police are investigating if the person arrested was responsible for the thefts in Steyning.

Once again these vehicles were left insecure. We would like to remind everyone to make sure their vehicles are locked and secured, even when leaving them for a short time.

News and appeals 
Thousands spoken to during week of action to tackle knife crime

Increased patrols in town centres and other areas identified as anti-social behaviour hotspots resulted in a number of items being seized by officers. This included a homemade knife and a baseball bat with nails in.

Throughout the week members of the public were encouraged to dispose of knives and bladed articles in our knife amnesty bins placed at police stations across Sussex, all of which will now be destroyed.

Superintendent Ed De La Rue said: “Operation Sceptre gives us the opportunity to talk about knife crime in an open and honest way. I find it extremely encouraging that so many of you felt you could open up and speak to us about this issue, sharing your thoughts and experiences as part of the local community.

“Whilst we did increase our activity during this week of action, our activity to combat knife crime is part of everyday policing. We always have amnesty bins in police stations where you can drop off your dangerous and unwanted blades and we will continue to work with our partners to take positive action when knife crime occurs.”

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner added: "The Operation Sceptre campaign raises awareness of the consequences of knife crime and provides opportunities for young people to discuss what might motivate them to carry one.

“It is also reassuring that ‘test purchases’ are carried out by Sussex Police to find out exactly how knives are being made accessible to young people. Hopefully this activity will serve as a reminder to business owners that they too have a responsibility in the fight against knife crime.”

If you need to talk to someone anonymously, Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111. As always, you can report online or via 101. In an emergency, always call 999.
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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.

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


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