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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 17th March 2020


Crime summary 
Burglary
 
Reference:  0020 16th March
Location:  Canberra Place, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1710hrs and 1940hrs 14th March
Details: Items were stolen from an insecure property
 
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 1436 10th March
Location: Tanbridge Park, Horsham
Date and time: Between 2300hrs 9th March and 0100hrs 10th March
Details: A lock was broken on a garage. No access was gained and nothing was stolen.

Reference: 0413 11th March
Location: New Street, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1800hrs 9th March and 0800hrs 11th March
Details: A mountain bike and power tools were stolen from a garage.

Reference: 0885 11th March
Location: New Street, Horsham
Date and time: Between 9th March to 11th March
Details: The bolt and locks were damaged in an attempt to enter, no entry gained and nothing stolen.

Reference: 0135 and 0174 12th March
Location: Gratwicke Close, Billingshurst
Date and time: Between 2100hrs 10th March and 0500hrs 11th March
Details: The locks on two garages were broken and items stolen. 

Reference: 0176 16th March
Location: Goose Green Lane, Pulborough
Date and time: Between 1600hrs 8th March and 0930hrs 14th March
Details: Locks were broken on a shed and a large number of hand tools and power tools were stolen.

Surrey and Sussex Police Fraud newsletter March 2020
This month we’re asking people to take care when using cashpoints and be vigilant if someone calls at your house claiming your roof or insulation need repairing.  

There is also information on Coronavirus related fraud.
To see the full newsletter please click on the link below or go to our website. 
https://www.sussex.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/sussex/advice/operations-initiatives-and-watch-schemes/operation-signature/latest-fraud-newsletter.pdf

Pedal Cycle thefts
In the last month we have received a number of reports with regards to pedal cycle thefts, a few of the bikes were left insecure. We are reminding people to make sure their bikes are locked and secure. For further protection think about registering your bike with bike register UK. https://www.bikeregister.com/  or a similar company click on the link to see a short video.

 
News and appeals 
Teacher sentenced for videoing of young boys
 A teacher who took advantage of his role to covertly video young boys at private schools in West Sussex, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, as well as possessing indecent images of children, has now been sent to prison following an investigation by Sussex Police detectives.

Jeremy Fow, 53, unemployed, of Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds, was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday 10 March, having pleaded guilty on 10 February to a total of 10 sexual offences, of filming children in showers at three private schools, and making indecent images of children.

He admitted five offences of voyeurism, four offences of taking indecent images of children and one offence of making indecent images of children.

Two offences of taking indecent images of children, one offence of making indecent images of children, and two offences of voyeurism related to videos of boys in changing rooms and bedrooms that Fow took at Windlesham House School in West Sussex when he was working there in 2013.

He will be a registered sex offender for life and was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last until further court order, severely restricting his access to digital devices and children.

The sentencing follows an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit which began when allegations against Fow were reported for the first time in 2018.

Detective Constable Andy Roe of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said; "In 2018 we received information that Fow may have been engaging in offences involving indecency. When we searched his address a hard drive and a mobile phone were seized for digital forensic examination.

"On the phone were found two videos and on the hard drive there were 39 still images and seven videos.

"It became clear that for many years Fow had been covertly videoing young boys for his own sexual gratification."However he has now been brought to justice and his opportunity to abuse his position in this way has now been brought to an end."

Police emphasise that the schools involved have given full co-operation through the investigation, and that parents of boys involved have been informed.

To see the full story and a photo of Jeremy Fow please click on the link or go to our website.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/court-results/teacher-sentenced-for-videoing-of-young-boys/
 
Funding allocated for the Sussex Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to continue

Public sector organisations are taking a united stand against serious violence in Sussex by working together to make a difference to communities. 

Further funding from the Home Office has been allocated to continue the activities of the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) into 2020/2021 in a partnership between Sussex Police, Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County, Public Health England, the NHS and others.

We believe serious violence is preventable if we act together as communities to tackle its root causes. By sharing information about the early signs that may lead to violent crime, we can focus our attention where it will make the biggest long-term impact.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities, Duncan Crow, said: “The issue of violent crime is one that is of concern in many communities countywide. By working together with partners, we can achieve so much more than we could as individual organisations and really look to target the cause of violent crime in Sussex. The funding allocation will allow this vital work to continue over the coming year.”
 
The programme in action – breaking the cycle of reoffending
 
For certain crimes, offenders are often given a fine or community order, with no accountability to the victim or support to address underlying issues which may have led to the crime taking place.
To see the full story please click on the link or go to our website.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/funding-allocated-for-the-sussex-violence-reduction-unit-vru-to-continue/
 
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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk 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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