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Tuesday 3rd March 2020
News and appeals Sussex man charged with terrorism offences
This release is issued on behalf of Counter-Terrorism Policing South East.
A 20-year-old man from West Sussex has been charged with terrorism offences, following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE).
Zakaria Yanaouri, of Congreve Road, Worthing, was charged with five counts of possessing material likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act (2000).
He has been remanded in custody ahead of appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday (March 2).
Yanaouri was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act (2000) shortly before 5am on Monday, 24 February, following a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.
Man sentenced for burglary after preying on vulnerable victims
A prolific burglar who targeted vulnerable victims has been jailed.
Billy Hall, 45, of King Edward Avenue, Worthing, was sentenced to five years in prison following his conviction of 10 offences.
Police were investigating a spate of house burglaries in the Worthing district during May and June last year. Officers were initially called to a property in Sea Lane, Ferring, on 16 May after items were stolen from inside the property.
The occupant, an 83-year-old woman, was gardening and when she returned inside, she noticed bank cards, jewellery and a small notepad with her bank card PIN details were missing.
Officers discovered a total of £500 had been withdrawn from the victim’s bank accounts. CCTV from the ATM was obtained and a police investigation was launched.
Over the next month eight other burglaries or attempted burglaries with similarities were reported to police and further CCTV evidence was sought. Footage was seized of a man with a handbag in his hands fleeing from a property in Georgia Avenue, Worthing. The man from the footage was identified as Hall as well as DNA evidence found linking him to the scene. A footprint was also discovered at a property in Lindum Way, Worthing, and when tested, supported the view that the mark recovered was made by Hall’s trainers.
Hall was arrested and subsequently charged with four counts each for burglary and fraud and one count each for theft and attempted burglary. He appeared at Hove Crown Court on Wednesday 12 February and was given a total of five years in prison.
Investigating officer DC Chris Merryfield-Day said: “We welcome the result from court for the sentencing of Hall. He preyed on vulnerable elderly victims and would often enter the properties when the occupants were at home during the evening or asleep.
“I must commemorate the courageousness of each of the victims in their support for our investigation and hope it goes some way to providing them with closure.”
Kieron Everitt from West Sussex sought for recall to prison
Police in West Sussex are searching for Kieron Everitt, 33, who is wanted for recall to prison.
The Probation Service require Everitt's recall for breaching the terms of his licence after he was released from prison on 13 February part of the way through a 66-month sentence for burglary and vehicle theft.
Reference: 1148 25th February
Location: Goldsmith Road, Broadwater
Date and time: Between 0900hrs and 1500hrs 25th February
Details: Force was used to enter and shed and a pedal cycle was stolen.
Reference: 1012 28th February
Location: Whiterock Place, Southwick
Date and time: Approximately 0200hrs 25th February
Details: Padlocks were broken and 2 motor cycles were stolen.
Reference: 0407 1st March
Location: The Gardens, Southwick
Date and time: Between 2030hrs 29th February and 0950hrs 1st March
Details: A garage door was damaged and a motor cycle was stolen.
Reference: 0724 1st March
Location: Orient Road, Lancing
Date and time: Between 1200hrs and 1330hrs 1st March
Details: A lock on an allotment shed was broken and chickens were stolen.
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