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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 12th May 2020


Crime summary 
Burglary
There are no burglary dwellings to report this week
 
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 1633 7th May
Location: Arun Way, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1600hrs 6th may and 1000hrs 7th May
Details: 5 sheds on the allotment were broken into. Unknown if anything was taken.
 
Other
Trying car door handles.
There was a report on 5th May that a male had been seen on CCTV trying car door handles in Horsham. Unfortunately the CCTV didn’t capture any facial images and there is no line of enquiry.

We would like to remind everyone to ensure all property including sheds, garages and vehicles are locked and secure when not in use.

Also, a reminder that if you are at the rear of your property or in the garden to please ensure your front door is also secure. If you see anything suspicious please contact us by calling 101 or go to our website and report it online.

Fraud Newsletter
This month’s newsletter covers Cyber Awareness, emails, buying pets online and being pressured by doorstep callers to have work on the house including hedge cutting and tree cutting.
Please click on the link or go to our website.
https://bit.ly/2zuoFs4
 
News and appeals 
Sussex Police maintain focus on domestic abuse

Sussex Police have introduced new initiatives to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse and support victims, an issue which remains a priority for the force at this crucial time. 

A new specialist unit, the Local Resolution Team, can deal by appointment with any cases that are not immediately urgent, including a new video appointment service when conversations can’t take place face to face. 

The 30-strong team of specially trained officers are dedicated to dealing with reports of domestic abuse which are not immediately urgent. They discuss the incident with the caller, carry out an initial investigation and provide safeguarding advice, to leave the victim feeling safer than before and to explore available investigative opportunities to prosecute those responsible for domestic abuse.

New dedicated ‘Domestic Abuse’ cars across Sussex are also responding to reports where there is not an immediate threat, in addition to emergency response officers who always respond immediately to high risk incidents. These additional mobile resources are equipped with body worn video and respond in marked cars to reports of domestic abuse, with time to listen and deal thoroughly with the allegations.

The force is also carrying out domestic abuse awareness publicity at local supermarkets, with high profile signage at entrances and take-away information, complementing an online campaign. Even though our social media pages are already reaching out those affected by domestic abuse, we recognise that not everyone has access to the Internet, and some may have their access controlled. 

So police officers and PCSOs are visiting supermarkets to raise awareness of domestic abuse and let people know that despite what is going on right now the police are still here, will still respond if you need help, and will arrest and prosecute. Lockdown hasn’t changed our focus on domestic abuse, it is still a priority and if you are suffering from domestic abuse we urge you to call us or speak to an officer.

If you're a victim of domestic abuse, or know someone who is, and there's an emergency that's ongoing or life is in danger, call police on 999. 
If you can’t talk because the perpetrator is nearby, you can then press the numbers ‘55’ into your mobile phone which will alert the operator to your situation.

The Sussex Safe Space website  also provides a valuable directory of help and support from all agencies, available near you.
To read the full report please click on the link or go to our website for more information about domestic abuse.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/sussex-police-maintain-focus-on-domestic-abuse/

Rural crime still a focus in lockdown

Criminals planning to take advantage of the current lockdown to commit offences in rural areas are finding that their activities are more likely to come to the attention of countryside communities.

Three men were arrested near High Hurstwood in the Wealden district recently when police were alerted to a suspicious car in the area. The men were found crawling along a hedgerow and after running off from officers were arrested on suspicion of burglary and going equipped for burglary.

Rural PCSOs are continuing their proactive work, liaising with farmers and countryside businesses, offering rural crime prevention advice and offering property marking, including delivering property marking tools along with instructions on how to use them. 

We have also increased our high-visibility patrols around rural beauty spots and areas popular with people taking their lockdown exercise as these can also be attractive to opportunistic thieves.

Additionally, we are liaising with partners including the National Farmers' Union and the Country Land and Business Association in association with the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, to consult with farmers to ensure that they are being supported by police and to give them the opportunity to inform us of what is going on locally to them.

Sergeant Tom Carter, operational lead for rural and wildlife crime, has appealed to people visiting the countryside to respect the rural environment.

To find out how you can protect yourself and your property, visit our crime prevention advice pages.

You can report any offences or suspicions online or call 101, but if it is an emergency or a crime is occurring there and then, dial 999 immediately.
 
To see the full report please click on the link or go to our website.
 
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/rural-crime-still-a-focus-in-lockdown/
 
 

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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