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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

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Tuesday 7th January 2020 

News and appeals
Witnesses sought to fight in Worthing supermarket car park

Police are seeking witnesses to a fight between two men in a Worthing supermarket car park which left one of them with head injuries needing hospital treatment.
Officers are investigating a report that the fight arose from a dispute over a parking space.
At about 10.30am on Saturday 21 December, police were called were called to the park at Tesco in New Road, Durrington, after reports of the fight in which a 35-year old local man had sustained several cuts to his head for which he was treated at Worthing Hospital.
A 38-year-old man from Salvington was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. After being interviewed he was released under investigation.
Detective Constable Richard Taylor said; If you saw anything of what happened please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 531 of 21/12."
Police commitment to Georgina Gharsallah case remains

Sussex Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Georgina Gharsallah.
Georgina, 32, was last seen on March 7 2018, leaving Clifton Food and Wines store in Clifton Road, Worthing. Since this date, dedicated detectives have continued to work on the case in a bid to find Georgina.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said: “We remain dedicated to investigating the disappearance of Georgina and progressing any credible lines of enquiry.
“Appeals and information about her disappearance have been published not only on our website and social media, but by local media too, and these have included potential sightings and a video appeal from the family and another senior officer.
"We have been able to work with the Missing Persons and Crimestoppers charity, the latter of which are providing a £10,000 reward for information which leads to the discovery of Georgina.
“Despite all of this and all other investigative lines of enquiry to date, we have been unable to find any proof that Georgina is alive and the case was re-classified as a homicide in August this year. We are committed to recording suspected crimes fairly, openly and accurately and following a number of vital enquiries to test ‘proof of life’ were unable to conclusively show that Georgina is alive, I took the decision to record her disappearance as homicide. 

“This will undoubtedly be an extremely difficult time of year for the family and friends of Georgina, who continue to wait for answers they desperately need.
“We know someone must know something as it is simply impossible for someone to disappear without a trace. If you have any information which you believe could assist us in our investigation please get in touch with us by going online or calling 101 quoting Operation Pavo. Alternatively, You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online."

Man charged with rape of a woman in Worthing

A man has been charged with raping a woman at an address in Worthing on 21 December.
Ajmal Hazraty, 37, a taxi driver, of Haven Way, Newhaven, is due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday (4 January) charged with two offences of raping the 31-year-old woman at her flat in Worthing in the early hours of Saturday 21 December.
The charge, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.


Reference: 0711 31/12/2019
Location: Collingwood Road Worthing
Date and time: Between 10am and 1pm on the 31st December
Details: An attempt was made to gain access to a property by breaking a lock on a door. No access was gained.

Reference: 0269 06/01/2020
Location: Hammy Close, Shoreham
Date and time: Between 3:20pm and 4pm on the 6th January
Details: Entry was gained to a property through an insecure door. Cash was stolen  
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0264 26/12/2019
Location: Hayley Road, Lancing
Date and time: Between 25th and 26th December
Details: A garage was broken into and two bicycles were stolen.

Reference: 0440 28/12/2019
Location: Woodard Road Lancing
Date and time: Between 24th December and 28th December
Details: Garage found with damage to the doors, it is unknown what has been stolen.  

Reference: 0455 31/12/2019
Location: Red Kite Way Worthing
Date and time: On the 31st December
Details: Access was gained to a garage through an insecure door. A bag and speakers were stolen.

Reference: 0201 06/01/2020
Location: Sullington Gardens, Worthing
Date and time: Between the 5th and 6th January
Details: A motor cycle was stolen from a garage.
Happy New Year! Here’s the Surrey and Sussex fraud newsletter for this month.
If you’ve been lucky enough to receive a new mobile phone, or amazon smart device for Christmas and are eagerly setting them up please treat any unexpected phone calls, or online chats offering help with suspicion…sometimes the safest thing to do is just end the call!
Also, from Monday, 13 January for three weeks, there will be a national awareness campaign, and an extra operational focus from police forces, on tackling courier fraud (where fraudsters convince their victim over the phone into handing over money or bank cards which are collected by a courier), so look out on our social media channels and in the local press about fraud prevention in the coming weeks.
Please help us prevent fraud by circulating this as widely as you can.


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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Lindsey Wine (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)

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