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Adur and Worthing Bulletin
Alert message sent 14/01/2020 11:06:00
Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police
Tuesday 14th January 2020
News and appeals
Woman who died in A259 Lancing collision named
A woman who sadly died after she was in collision with a car in Lancing on Monday morning (January 6) has been named.
She was 59-year-old Caroline Stead from Lancing.
Her family has issued the following tribute:
“Caroline Victoria Stead, mother, daughter and sister, passed away in a fatal accident earlier this week at the age of 59. She was a warm and outgoing person who easily made friends. Born in Kilmacolm, Scotland, she had the fortune to travel widely in her youth. A celebrated cook and loving mother, her youthful and bubbly spirit will be dearly missed by friends and family. She leaves behind a loving family who will not be making further comment.”
Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were sent to Beach Green, Brighton Road, at 7.20am. Ms Stead had been had been crossing the road with her dog on the A259 when she was in collision with a silver BMW driven by a 47-year-old man from Shoreham. Sadly, she died at the scene.
Her dog ran off, but was found a short while later and taken to a vet for treatment to a paw injury.
Police are trying to establish the circumstances of the incident and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage as they were passing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting Operation Desk. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/woman-who-died-in-a259-lancing-collision-named/
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. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/110-arrests-made-during-christmas-crackdown-on-drink-and-drug-drivers/
Two men detained for burglary thanks to quick-thinking member of the public
Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to a house burglary in Worthing.
Officers were alerted by a member of the public to two people being inside a property in Aglaia Road, Worthing, at 2.10am on Monday (6 January).
Police units attended the scene, conducted an area search and two men were detained in George V Avenue.
A 20-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling and theft. He was later release on police bail until 3 February.
Melachi East, 20, of Cunningham Gardens, Bognor Regis, was charged with burglary dwelling with intent to steal, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place. East was remanded in custody and will next appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 4 February.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in this area at this time should report online or call 101 quoting 71 of 06/01. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/two-men-detained-for-burglary-thanks-to-member-of-the-public/
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1172 11/01/2020
Location: Reigate Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 10th and 11th January
Details: Entry was gained to a shed through an insecure door. Nothing was stolen.
Reference: 0531 13/01/2020
Location: The Plantation, Worthing
Date and time: Between 10th and 11th January
Details: Entry was gained to a garage. Wine and a fan were stolen.
The following link is for the January Newsletter. I have been informed that some people were unable to access the letter due to the link.
The Surrey and Sussex January 2020 Newsletter can be found on our website or by clicking on the link below.
If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at email@example.com or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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Lindsey Wine (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)