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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 24/12/2019 10:12:00

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Tuesday 24th December 2019

Crime Summary


There have been no burglaries from dwellings

Burglary other than Dwelling

Reference: 0728 18th December
Location: Blackbridge Lane, Horsham
Date and time: Between 2000hrs 17th December and 1030hrs 18th December
Details: The padlock was broken off the shed in an attempt to enter and steal, however no access was gained and nothing was stolen.

Reference: 0862 18th December
Location: Green Lane, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 11th December and 18th December
Details: The lock was broken off a shed and a quad and garden equipment was stolen.

Reference: 0032 19th December
Location: New Road, Billingshurst
Date and time: Between 1205hrs and 1235hrs 19th December
Details: A padlock was broken and garden equipment and a pedal cycle was stolen from a garage.

Reference: 1055 19th December
Location: Broomers Hill Lane, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 1230hrs and 1400hrs 11th December
Details: Golf clubs were stolen from an insecure garage.

Reference: 1444 22nd December
Location: Downlands, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 21st and 22nd December
Details: A glass door was broken and a garage entered. Two motorbikes were stolen.


Horsham Police would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
News and appeals 

Santa Naughty List


Sussex Police is helping Santa with his naughty list this Christmas.

We thought we would save Father Christmas some time to ‘find out who’s naughty or nice’ by putting out some of those who we think would feature on the naughty list.

Can you help us and Santa’s elves find the people below so they can be invited to a Christmas party at our place?

 To see the full story and to see more photos please click on the link or go to our website.

Sussex Police launches new Tactical Enforcement Unit

A new proactive police unit which will help make Sussex a “hostile environment” for dangerous and persistent criminals targeting the county has already made its first arrest on its first day.

The Tactical Enforcement Unit will be dedicated to capturing some of Sussex’s most wanted and prolific offenders, including those involved in serious violence, organised crime and county lines drugs gangs.

The team, made up of officers with specialist skills in proactive policing, will carry out targeted disruption, enforcement and patrol activities wherever it is most needed.

One initial central team made up of eight PCs, a sergeant and led by an inspector, will grow to form three geographically-based enforcement teams, one each based in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove, by April 2020.

It carried out its first operation on Monday (16 December) on its first day in action at an address in East Street, Seaford, where 56-year-old Stephen Mcateer, who has been charged with importing 23 kilos of heroin in France was arrested on suspicion of breaching his court conditions. He was later remanded in custody to reappear at City of London Magistrates Court.

Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner said: "We want Sussex to be a hostile environment for criminals and especially those involved in serious violence and targeting vulnerable people across our county, whether through county lines drugs gangs or other organised crime.

"The Tactical Enforcement Unit will be a visible, proactive deterrent to those at the centre of the serious offending, supporting local policing teams in dealing with specific spikes in crimes that impact on the community and it is already making a difference with a successful operation on its first day.

"They will work where the need is greatest and provide public reassurance by being present and proactively disrupting and taking off the streets some of our most prolific criminals."

The new unit has been established through an uplift in police officers with the force on track to recruit a net gain of 129 officers by March 2021, thanks to a combination of additional precept and Government funding.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: "This is great news for our residents and bad news for our most dangerous criminals who will now be more proactively and robustly targeted. 

"The public have been calling for increased visibility and more preventative action and I’m pleased that the increase in government funding, that we’ve all lobbied hard for, is making this possible.

"This is sending out a warning to those who continue to exploit, endanger and threaten any of our residents that they will face harsh consequences for their actions."

Horsham robberies: Police make three arrests

Police arrested three suspects after three people were attacked, two of them were then robbed and an attempt was made to steal a car in Horsham in the early hours of Sunday (15 December).

Two youths and a man jumped in front of a woman's car in Brighton Road and asked her for a lift just before 1am. When she refused and attempted to drive around then, one of them smashed her passenger window with a bottle. They then approached a man in Brighton Road and demanded money before hitting him over the back of the head with a bottle. They then approached another man, threatening and hitting him to the ground and proceeded to kick him whilst on the ground. They then went onto punch another man in East Street.

Nothing was stolen and none of the victims needed hospital treatment.

Following police enquiries, two 17-year-old boys and a 22-year-old man were detained on suspicion of robbery and one of the 17-year-olds was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting a PC when he was detained. The 22-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of an offensive weapon.

All three have been questioned and released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Joel Brooks said: "We are investigating a series of events which all happened in a short space of time close to each other. We have made three arrests but would like to hear from anyone who saw these or has any information about them to come forward."
If you can help the investigation report online or ring 101 quoting serial 78 of 15/12.

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