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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 7th January 2020

Crime Summary
Reference: 1204 3rd January
Location: School Hill, Warnham
Date and time: Between 1430hrs 1st January and 1830hrs 3rd January
Details: A door was damaged and a conservatory entered, nothing stolen.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 1057 1st January
Location: Billingshurst Road, Ashington
Date and time: Overnight 29th December 
Details: A garage was broken into, power tools and 3 pedal cycles were stolen. 

Reference: 0658 2nd January
Location: The Mount, Ifield
Date and time: Between 25th & 26th December
Details: Tools including a power tool stolen from an insecure shed. 

Reference: 0932 3rd January
Location: Marches Road, Warnham
Date and time: Between 26th December and 1100hrs 3rd January
Details: Padlocks were broken off a garage. A mountain bike, garden equipment, a generator and golf clubs were stolen.

Reference: 0337 5th January
Location: Property in Rackham
Date and time: Time unknown
Details: Padlock on a shed was broken off, garden equipment and a generator were stolen.

Reference: 0440 5th January
Location: Rackham Street, Rackham
Date and time: Between 2300hrs 4th January and 1000hrs 5th January
Details: Garden equipment and a pedal cycle were stolen from a stable.

Reference: 0674 5th January
Location: Rackham Street, Rackham 
Date and time: Between 3rd and 4th January
Details: A window on an outbuilding was damage and a racing bike was stolen.

Reference: 1115 5th January
Location: Polecat Lane, Copsale
Date and time: Between midnight and 0800hrs 5th January
Details: A quad bike and a lawn tractor were stolen from a stable.

Reference: 0980 6th January
Location: Cottage in Rackham
Date and time: Between 4th & 5th January
Details: An insecure garage and an insecure vehicle were entered, damage caused and nothing stolen.

Reference: 1189 6th January
Location: Rackham Street, Rackham
Date and time: Between 4th & 5th January
Details: An outbuilding was entered and a pedal cycle was stolen.
During December our PCSO’s have been out and about patrolling many areas of the Horsham district and engaging with as many people as possible. They have patrolled the town centre, Southwater and many other parts of the county.
In the coming months I will try to include as many of these patrols in the Neighbourhood Alerts as possible.
We would like to take this opportunity in wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
Fraud Newsletter
The Surrey and Sussex January 2020 Newsletter can be found on our website or by clicking on the link below.

News and appeals
110 arrests made during Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers

A Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers led to 110 arrests in Sussex in just 15 days.

The annual campaign aims to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence, and target those who put the lives of themselves and others at risk on our roads.

A total of 110 arrests were made by Sussex Police during the operation which ran from Wednesday 18 December to Wednesday 1 January inclusive – 73 on suspicion of drink-driving and 37 on suspicion of drug-driving.

This dedicated campaign is run in conjunction with Surrey Police, and is in addition to our officers responding to reports of drink and drug-driving 365 days a year.

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “I’m surprised and hugely disappointed that drink and drug-driving is still considered by some people to be socially acceptable.

“While the vast majority of motorists abide by the law, it seems there will always be a number of ignorant and selfish road users who refuse to take our advice on board. Not only do you risk ruining Christmas, you also risk ruining your life, or someone else’s.

“It shouldn’t take a trip to police custody to give you the wake-up call; motorists need to wake up now and be alert to the extreme dangers associated with driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Every year we arrest drivers who say they “only had a couple” or they were “only around the corner”. We’ve heard every excuse in the book, but the bottom line is there is no excuse.

“Change your behaviour now, or it could change your life forever.”

Details of people convicted as part of the campaign will be published on our website.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
A minimum 12 month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance costs;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.

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