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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 01/10/2019 11:38:00

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Tuesday 1st October 2019

News and appeals

Worthing man wanted on recall to prison

Sussex Police are appealing for information on wanted man Johnny Glasheen.
Glasheen, 36, from Worthing is wanted on recall to prison.

He is white, 5 8", of average build and with short brown hair.

Glasheen has links to Worthing, Horsham and Brighton.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 47190149710. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Thousands spoken to during week of action to tackle knife crime

Between September 16 and 22, Sussex Police joined other forces across the country to raise awareness of knife crime as part of Operation Sceptre.
The national week of action saw our officers attending local colleges and schools to speak to young people about the dangers of knife crime and the potential consequences if they are found to be in possession of one. Throughout the week over 3,000 students at different educational establishments were spoken to and numerous discussions had about the impact they felt knife crime had on their community.
Test purchases were also carried out across the county. This involved Police Cadets working with officers and Trading Standards colleagues to try and buy a knife in shops when they were clearly under the age of 18. Out of 39 shops tested, 5 failed. Those that failed were given warnings and will be tested again. A further failure will result in them being named and either fined or prosecuted.
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.

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

Crime summary

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1502 25/09/2019
Location: Freehold Street, Shoreham
Date and time: Between 24th and 25th September
Details: A garage was broken into. It is unclear if anything has been stolen.

Reference: 0771 26/09/2019
Location: Foxglove Walk Worthing
Date and time: Between 21st and 26th September
Details: A set of golf clubs and a pedal cycle were stolen from a garage.
Over the last two weeks we have seen an increase in theft from motor vehicles across Adur and Worthing.
Some of the vehicles entered had been left insecure. We urge all owners to double check your vehicle is locked and left secure when you leave it even for a few minutes. 
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.

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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