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Alert message sent 13/11/2019 10:37:00

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Wednesday 13th November 2019

News and appeals

Boy seriously injured in collision with car in Durrington

Police have responded to a collision between a silver Ford Focus and a pedestrian, which occurred in Salvington Road, Durrington, about 4.12pm on Thursday 7 November.
A boy, believed to be aged seven, sustained serious – potentially life-threatening – injuries, and is being taken to St George’s Hospital in London for treatment.
A section of the road is likely to remain closed for some time as emergency services remain at the scene, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.
Anyone who saw what happened, or who has dash cam or CCTV which may have captured the incident, is asked to email quoting Operation Radius.
Girl who got into car in Lancing traced

Police have solved the mystery of a young girl seen to get into a car in Lancing.

At about 10.10pm on Thursday (31 October) three teenage girls were reported by a witness to be in Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing, when an argument allegedly developed between one of them and a man in his 40's driving a silver/grey hatchback car.

A public appeal for information was issued and police enquiries were carried out.

Officers have now traced the car and confirmed that the man and girl were in fact father and daughter, and that she is safe and well.

Detective Constable Francesca Safiruddin said; "This was a false alarm but it was raised with good intent, and it was important for us to make sure the girl was safe." 

Do you know this man - sought over Worthing wallet theft

Do you know this man?
Police in Worthing want to talk to him about theft of a wallet from an elderly man at Sainsburys, Lyons Farm.
The 84-year-old victim was shopping with his wife at the store on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 October.
Before entering he used the cashpoint just before 3pm, and on subsequently going to the check out at about 3.30pm he realised that his wallet had been stolen.
Cash transactions for several hundred pounds, using both his and his wife's debit cards were made at his bank in Worthing soon afterwards. Both cards have since been cancelled.
This man, described as white, in his thirties and wearing glasses, was seen near the victim at the cashpoint outside Sainsbury's.
PC Martin Hunt said; "If you think you can put a name to this man, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 540 of 17/10."
Four arrested after stolen car is pursued in Worthing

Four people have been arrested after police pursued a stolen vehicle in Worthing.
Around 11pm on Friday 8 November, a burglary was reported at a flat in St Catherine’s Terrace, Hove. Items including car keys were stolen, and the offenders returned the following day to steal the car – a grey Ford Focus.
Using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, officers located the vehicle in Worthing town centre about 8.15pm on Sunday 10 November.
It was pursued westbound to Pembroke Avenue, at which point it made off at speed, turning right onto Gerald Road, left onto George V Avenue and left again onto West Parade, heading eastbound.
Police continued to follow the stolen car into Augusta Place, where it lost control and crashed into bollards. At this point, four people decamped from the car and ran towards the sea.
The two officers gave chase on foot – one headed onto the beach while the other continued along the promenade – and three suspects were arrested just east of Worthing Pier.
The fourth suspect returned to the crash scene a short time later – by this time further units were in attendance – and was also arrested. They all remain in police custody at this stage.
A 16-year-old boy of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft from a vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking, possession of a knife in public and receiving stolen goods.
A 24-year-old from Merton was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of a knife in public, aggravated vehicle taking, theft by finding and handling stolen goods.
A 16-year-old boy from Croydon was arrested on suspicion of burglary, failing to stop when required by police, possession of a Class A drug, possession of an offensive weapon in public, possession of a knife in public and robbery.
And an 18-year-old man from Greenwich was arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle and theft by finding.
Sergeant Vicki Rees, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was excellent work from two of our officers who used their initiative to track and locate a stolen vehicle, and pursue it Worthing where it crashed and the suspects made off. They gave chase on foot, and all four suspects were swiftly detained and arrested a short time afterwards.
“The suspects remain in custody at this stage and our investigation is ongoing.”

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

Crime summary

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0915 08/11/2019
Location: Steeple View Worthing
Date and time: Some time over the last two weeks.
Details: A shed was broken into by forcing the lock. Two pedal cycles stolen.

Reference: 0560 11/11/2019
Location: Clarendon Road Broadwater
Date and time: Between 5th November and 11th November
Details: A garage was broken into and garden tools were stolen.

 We have been made aware that several vehicles were broken into over last weekend in the Northbrook area of Worthing.
If you see any one acting suspiciously around vehicles please contact us


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