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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 14th January 2020

Crime Summary 
Reference: 1087 8th January
Location: Kennedy Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 0830hrs and 1745hrs 8th January
Details: An attempt was made to enter a property, however the attempt failed and damage to a door was caused.

Reference: 0615 11th January
Location: Henderson Way, Horsham
Date and time: Time and date unknown
Details: Entry was made to a property via an insecure window. An untidy search was made, unknown what has been stolen.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0321 9th January
Location: Little Dippers, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 2230hrs 08/01 and 0530hrs 09/01
Details: A garage was entered and two saddles were stolen along with other items including tools and cigarettes from a vehicle. 

Reference: 0825 9th January
Location: Ash Road, Southwater
Date and time: Between 1700hrs 8th January and 1500hrs 9th January
Details: An attempt was made to enter a garage, the attempt failed and no entry was gained but damage was caused.

Reference: 0282 9th January
Location: Warnham Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 2000hrs 8th January and 0830hrs 9th January
Details: The padlock was broken off a shed and 2 pedal cycles were stolen along with garden equipment

Reference: 0527 10th January
Location: Ash Road, Southwater
Date and time: Between midnight and 1630hrs 9th January
Details: A garage door was forced but nothing was stolen.

Reference: 1408 10th January
Location: High Bar Lane, Thakeham
Date and time: Between 3rd and 10th January 
Details: Garden machinery was stolen.

Reference: 1662 10th January
Location: Broadford Bridge, Billingshurst
Date and time: Between 1st and 9th January
Details: Entry was made to a stables and items were stolen.

Reference: 0362, 727 and 953 11th January
Location: Station Road, Pulborough
Date and time: Overnight 10th and 11th January
Details: Business were broken into by breaking windows and cash was stolen.

Our PCSO’s were out and about patrolling in Horsham Park on Friday 10th January

They also did a street briefing in the park for 2 hours on Sunday 12th January which was published on Facebook and twitter before the event inviting people to come and have a chat about any concerns. They were lucky with the weather and it was nice to see so many people come along.

PCSO’s were patrolling Storrington on Sunday 12th January.

Horsham police are still receiving reports of catalytic converters missing from cars in specific areas of Horsham. This has been happening since mid-November and the areas that are mainly being targeted at this time are south of Harwood Road and north of Brighton Road. The vehicles that are of interest are mainly Toyota’s and Honda’s. However other areas and vehicles have also had their catalytic converters stolen. We have investigated all lines of enquiry of the reports we have received so far and remind vehicle owners to report any suspicious activity and to park their vehicle close to any CCTV and in well-lit areas.
News and appeals 
Appeal after £33,000 watch stolen from Horsham jewellers
Sussex Police is appealing for information after reports of a man stealing a £33,000 watch from a jewellers in Horsham.

On Friday, January 3, officers were called to T H Bakers jewellers on West Street, Horsham after an unknown male ran out with a GMT Rolex worth £33,000.

The male pretended he wanted to see the watch and spoke about payments before running out of the store with the watch in his hand.

The suspect has been described as white, in his mid-30s and was wearing a navy flat cap, blue puffer jacket with checkered shirt underneath, blue chinos and brown shoes.

The watch itself is quite distinctive and has the serial number 101Z916 on the rear plate. The male has left the box and original paperwork behind so now not as valuable as it would have been as a complete set.

Sussex Police is appealing to anyone who may be able to identify the man pictured or has seen the watch pictured for sale online to report online or call 101 quoting serial 845 of 03/01.

West Sussex brothers being stripped of drugs profits

Two brothers from West Sussex who have already been given suspended prison sentences for drugs offences, also have to pay back more than £60,000 of their criminal gains to lawful society.

These amounts will add to the total of more than £6million illicit criminal profits already recovered in the past three years as a result of action by Sussex Police through action under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

Youseff Maizi, now 43, of Gloucester Road, Litlehampton, and Chahir Maizi, now 38, of Stopham Road, Pulborough, were arrested after drug warrants were carried out at their addresses and two others in Littlehampton in March 2016.

Thirty officers from across West Sussex took part in the raids and during searches 30 cannabis plants were found along with cannabis cultivation facilities.

The drugs worth more than £35,000 along with £10,000 cash were seized.

On 5 February 2019 Chahir Maizi pleaded guilty at Hove Crown Court to possession with intent to supply cannabis and a month later he was sentenced to seven months imprisonment suspended for 24 months as well as a curfew for four weeks.

On 15 May 2019 Youseff Maizi pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court to production of cannabis and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment suspended for two years and to 200 hours unpaid work.

To see the full story please click on the link below or see our website. For information about other work done by Sussex Police to tackle drugs issues see the force website.

Police welcome for report on combating drug dealing

Sussex Police have welcomed a new national report on work across the country to combat the menace posed by 'County Lines' drugs dealing.

The Report, 'Both sides of the coin: The police and National Crime Agency's response to vulnerable people in County Lines drug offending' has been published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Police, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) on Friday (10 January)

Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: "We welcome this continued national focus on the problem, and are already working with law enforcement and local partners on many of the issues raised.

"Sussex was the first force in the country to use DDTROs (Drug Dealing Telephone Restriction Orders) referred to in the Report. Powers in the new Digital Economy Act enable police to seek restrictions on handsets that they believe are being used by drug dealers to operate 'deal-lines'. These are the dedicated mobile phone lines used to take orders from drug users.

"We continue every day to disrupt dealers who try to deal dangerous drugs across our communities. Our officers investigate and prosecute, working relentlessly and targeting those who would bring harm to local people, including often the most vulnerable. Local crime is often a direct result of major drug distribution via County Lines.

"Our new Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) which began operations just last month, is also helping target these gangs.

"Every day our activity sends a clear message to drug dealers that they cannot expect to go undetected in Sussex.

"We use the range of legal powers to tackle this problem, ranging from the Misuse of Drugs Act to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking legislation, and we can use technological advances such as DDTROs."
Members of the public can also help, and the best advice is to trust your instincts – if somebody shows signs of mistreatment, or a child seems to be travelling long distances or is unfamiliar with a locality, you can report suspicions to local police on 101 or online -  or to British Transport Police if you see something on the railway network.  
For further information about work by Sussex Police on drugs and related safeguarding issues, see the force website.
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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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