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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 10/12/2019 10:22:00

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Tuesday 10th December 2019

News and appeals

Investigation after man dies following minor collision in Shoreham

A driver sadly died in Shoreham after his car was in a minor collision with another vehicle on Wednesday afternoon (December 4).
Emergency services were called to the scene on the A259 Brighton Road, just west of the Saltings roundabout shortly before 4pm.
Prior to this incident both vehicles were involved in a minor collision in the area of Brooklands Park on the A259, a silver Honda CR-V, driven by the man from Hove, had apparently clipped wing mirrors with a white Toyota Aygo driven by a 28-year-old man from Worthing. The driver of the Aygo followed the Honda towards Shoreham until both vehicles stopped and an altercation is reported to have taken place.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident to find out if the death of the 75-year-old driver was as a result of a medical episode or the actions of the other driver. Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or its aftermath to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Appleton. They are particularly interested to hear from any other drivers who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles at any point between Worthing and Shoreham.
The road reopened shortly before 10pm.
A 28-year-old man from Worthing was arrested at the scene on suspicion of common assault and remained in custody on Thursday morning.

Valuable watches amongst property stolen in Worthing burglary

Police investigating a house burglary in Worthing are trying to discover if anyone has been offered high value watches (pictured) or collectable champagne that were amongst items stolen.
Between 16 and 17 November the house in Heene Road, Worthing, was broken into and a number of high value collectable watches, numerous bottles of collectable champagne, a safe containing cash, jewellery and other sentimental items.
The total value of the stolen items is estimated at approximately £30,000.
PC Paul Cartwright said;" We would like to hear from you if you have been offered any of the distinctive items stolen, including the watches pictured, or bottles of Moet or Bollinger Champagne.
"If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 738 of 17/11.
"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Distinctive ukulele stolen from parked car in West Worthing

A unique concert ukulele has been stolen by a thief who broke into a dark grey Volkswagen Golf car parked in Pevensey Road, West Worthing.

The wooden, stringed instrument  bears a  distinctive engraving, "Mrs Squeers 2017" - a reference to the wife of the cruel schoolmaster Wackford Squeers in Charles Dickens' famous novel, Nicholas Nickleby.

Sergeant Peter Allan, of the local prevention team, said: "The theft occurred between 11.30pm on Saturday 30 November and 12.15pm on Sunday 1 December.

"In addition to asking for anyone who may have seen any suspicious people or activity in Pevensey Road between the relevant times to come forward, I'd also ask for anyone offered this instrument with its unusual marking to contact police without delay."

This can be done online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 583 of 01/12. Alternatively, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

Police urge continued vigilance over Christmas period
Help us keep everyone safe this festive season.

Counter Terrorism Policing has launched a campaign to help keep crowded places secure over the festive period.

Officers are calling on the public and those who work in our busy towns and cities to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, security or - in confidence - to the police at

This annual campaign asks everyone to be the extra eyes and ears of the police, so we can work together to tackle terrorism.

Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller, Head of the Surrey and Sussex Police Operations Command, said: “We are asking everyone out and about enjoying the season to put security at the top of their festive list.

“The chances of any one person being caught up in a terrorist incident are low. But sadly, as we saw in 2017 and even at the end of last month, attacks can be carried out anywhere and anytime. 

“The national threat level remains Substantial, meaning an attack is likely, so we need to remain vigilant.

“Our message to people across Surrey and Sussex is not to worry that you might be wasting our time. If you see something that doesn’t look right – ACT. Report it either to local security or staff - or to police at or via 999 if it is clearly an emergency – and let us check it out.

The campaign is being supported by police forces across the country. We are not running this campaign because of any particular threat in Surrey or Sussex.
“A few minutes of your time could be a precious gift that helps saves lives. Please be a good CT citizen this festive period.”

• We are asking everyone out and about over the festive period to be a good CT citizen – to remain vigilant and if they see something that concerns them to ACT.
• The chances of any one person being caught up in a terrorism incident are low but the national threat level remains Substantial, meaning an attack is likely. So we all must remain alert, not alarmed.
• We are also asking for businesses and other organisations that operate in crowded places across our region to support us by displaying our messages.
• We are particularly encouraging members of the public visiting busy towns and cities, or staff who work in crowded places, to be aware of our message.
• If you see something that doesn’t look right, report it to local security, a member of staff or to police – in confidence – at or by calling 999.

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

Crime summary
Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0282 03/12/2019
Location: Mill Road, Worthing
Date and time: On 3rd December
Details: A garage door was forced, a pedal cycle and alcohol were stolen

Reference: 1220 05/12/2019
Location: Downland Avenue, Worthing
Date and time: Between 3rd and 4th December
Details: A door lock was broken on a garage to gain entry. A pedal cycle was stolen

Reference: 1262 08/12/2019
Location: Pratton Avenue, Lancing
Date and time: Between 1st and 7th December
Details: Entry was gained to a garage and a generator was stolen.
Street Briefing
Members of Adur and Worthing Police Prevention Team, Worthing Neighbourhood Watch,
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, and Safer Communities Partnership team will be at,
South Street Square, Worthing.
On Wednesday 11th December between 10:00 -16:00

This is a great opportunity to talk to the local teams. Come along and say hello.


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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