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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 09/10/2019 13:04:00

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Wednesday 9th October 2019

News and appeals

Police praise public for their assistance in the arrest of two men for vehicle breaks
Two men have been arrested in connection with vehicle breaks in Worthing.
Police received a call from a member of the public to report two men acting suspiciously in Greyfriars Close, Worthing, around 11.30pm on Tuesday (October 8).
Officers conducted an area search, assisted by the police helicopter, and arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and a 33-year-old man on suspicion of vehicle interference.
Prevention Inspector Allan Lowe said: “We would like to praise the members of the public who reported the suspicious behaviour to us and for their assistance with the arrests.
“We have been listening to the concerns in the community and understand the impact this is having on residents. We have been conducting high visibility patrols within the area in a bid to tackle this behaviour.
“Both men remain in custody at this time and our investigation team will be conducting complex actions and enquiries as part of this.
“We must stress that if anyone has been a victim of vehicle crime to report it to us and not just on social media. Without a log on our own police system we cannot investigate these matters fully.”
To report a crime in action please dial 999 or if a crime has already occurred please dial 101 or report online.

Investigation launched following aggravated burglary in Worthing
Sussex Police are searching for three men following an aggravated burglary in Worthing.
Three men, who had their faces covered, entered a property in Clifton Road, Worthing, at 7.30pm on Tuesday (October 8) and threatened the occupants with a hammer, baseball bat and a machete.
The suspects fled the scene soon after entering the property and despite an area search by officers, were not located.
Investigating officer Richard Shakesheff said: “The suspects entered the property at a time when the majority of neighbours would have been at home.
“We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything unusual to come forward with information which could assist our investigation.
“Enquiries are ongoing into identifying the suspects who left the scene in a small blue hatchback.
“Understandably the victims have been left shaken by this experience and they are receiving all the relevant support during this time.”
Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 1281 08/10. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man suffers unexplained injuries in Worthing
Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered unexplained injuries in Worthing.
On Sunday (October 6) around 1.20am, officers attended Chatsworth Road in the vicinity of Molotov bar, after being alerted to a man in his 60s who had suffered multiple serious injuries.
The circumstances as to how the victim suffered these injuries is unknown and police are appealing for anyone for information to come forward.
We would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the man before he suffered these injuries.
You can report information online or call 101 quoting reference 147 of 06/10.

Update: Two teenagers released on police bail
Two teenagers arrested in connection to the double Worthing stabbing have been released on police bail while enquiries are ongoing.
Officers attended South Farm Road, Worthing, around 4pm on Tuesday (October 1) following reports of a 16-year-old suffering a minor stab wound to his right arm. He was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.
Police received a report just after 5pm of a second stabbing in the car park of Goring railway. A verbal altercation occurred and a 16-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he remains in a stable condition.
An area search, assisted by the police helicopter and British Transport Police, was conducted and a 13 and 14 year-old boy were detained.
Chief Inspector Adur and Worthing Sarah Leadbeatter said: “Following on from the assaults on Tuesday, we have increased our patrols within the local area and are working closely with our partners to reassure our local communities and young people.
“This investigation forms part of a wider issue involving a small number of young people who are committing acts of violence against other young people in the area. This behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are working with partners to ensure that those people responsible are held to account.
“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed these two incidents or noticed anything suspicious to report this information to us without delay as our investigation is ongoing.”
A 13 and 14-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and have been released on police bail with strict conditions until October 28.
You can report information online or call 101 quoting 892 of 01/10. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you see van and motorbike collide in Lancing?
We are seeking witnesses to a collision between a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter food delivery van and a Yamaha 125cc motorcycle which occurred at the junction of Crabtree Lane and West Lane, Lancing, at 9.12pm on Wednesday. (2 October)
The motorcyclist, a 17-year-old local boy, sustained serious arm and leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. The van driver, 29, was unhurt.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have dash-cam footage of the incident is asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 1257 of 02/10. 
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details

Crime summary

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0119 02/10/2019
Location: Crosby Close Worthing
Date and time: Overnight on the 1st October 
Details:  A garage was broken into and a pedal cycle stolen. 

Reference: 0759 02/10/2019
Location: Salvington Rd, Worthing
Date and time: Between 30th September and 2nd October.
Details: A pedal cycle was stolen from a shed.

Reference: 0499 06/10/2019
Location: Steyne Gardens, Worthing
Date and time: Between 1st and 2nd of October
Details: It is unknown how entry was gained to a garage. A pedal cycle was stolen.

Fraud Newsletter

This month’s newsletter includes items on identity theft, phone calls about apps and people impersonating the Police.
You’ll see three out of the four examples in the newsletter involve a phone call being received out of the blue. We want to encourage Sussex residents to treat any unexpected phone calls with suspicion and to make them aware that the safest thing to do is put the phone down.
If you know of anyone who may be vulnerable or anyone you think might be at risk please let them know.


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