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Adur and Worthing Bulletin
Alert message sent 16/06/2020 10:19:00
Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police
Tuesday 16th June 2020
News and appeals
Could you join our Independent Advisory Group?
Have you ever wanted to voice your opinions or concerns on the policing of your local area?
Here's your chance to volunteer to become a member of an Independent Advisory Group (IAG), acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the local police teams across Adur, Worthing and Horsham.
We're looking for enthusiastic members of the public who have a general interest in policing, to join an Independent Advisory Group.
The role will provide feedback and advice on how our actions are interpreted by members of the public and to seek to improve two way communications between Adur, Worthing and Horsham Police and the diverse communities of the area.
IAGs consider local issues such as stop and search figures, hate crime statistics, critical incidents or issues raised as relevant and topical to the public.
IAGs aim to:
Maximise the trust and confidence of the diverse communities of Adur, Worthing and Horsham, through communication, exchanges of views and discussion of police issues;
Provide a forum for the community to help shape service delivery;
Enable Sussex Police locally, to develop policies and procedures that are both accessible and transparent;
Increase our engagement with communities and help expand the potential for community involvement in policing;
Act as a ‘critical friend’ to review policing and policy decisions and debrief incidents and operations.
Whilst the IAG’s role is not one of scrutiny, it does aim to provide a safeguard in helping us recognise and understand the impact of policies or procedures being implemented that may disadvantage or unfairly affect people in our communities.
Its ultimate aim is to contribute positively to the effectiveness of policing across Adur, Worthing and Horsham; to increase public trust, confidence, respect, accountability and partnership which exists between the police and the communities it serves.
Meetings will be held quarterly and will allow a representation of local people to have a voice in policing. Independent Advisory Group members will be entitled to the reimbursement of reasonable costs incurred by participating, such as travel.
Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter, District Commander for Adur, Worthing and Horsham said: “I am proud of the work my staff do on a daily basis to keep communities safe. The police however, cannot even begin to tackle local issues of public concern if we do not know, understand and engage with the communities we serve.
“We must always work to have, maintain and grow, the trust and confidence of local communities, to work with us to tackle issues of crime and disorder in a transparent, inclusive and accessible way.
“If you would like more information on becoming a member of the IAG, please contact Sergeant Peter Allan at email@example.com or 07715 233694. I look forward to working with you.”
Two arrested in connection with 201mph speeding video investigation
Two men have been arrested in connection with a video which appears to show a car travelling up to 201mph in Sussex.
The footage, posted on social media, was captured on the M23 southbound between Gatwick and Crawley and is believed to have occurred at some point during the coronavirus lockdown.
Following enquiries, the vehicle identified as being involved – a black Audi RS6 – was located out of force and seized for further investigation.
Enquiries also led to the arrest of two suspects.
A 38-year-old man from Crawley, arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
A 38-year-old man from Horsham, arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving, has been released on conditional bail until 9 July, pending further enquiries.
Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “As part of this complex investigation, we have pursued a number of lines of enquiry which has led to the arrest of two suspects.
“However, our enquiries are ongoing and we are still urging anyone with any information about the incident to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Checkmate.”
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.
Chief Insp Hodder added: “Speeding is one of the four most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions, and we will not tolerate these offences on our roads.
“While the vast majority of motorists stay within the speed limits, there is a small minority who put themselves and others at risk. There is no excuse for speeding at any time, and we will actively investigate any offences committed.”
You can report incidents of dangerous or antisocial driving via Operation Crackdown.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0512 13/06/2020
Location: Upper High Street, Worthing
Date and time: Between 12th and 13th June
Details: Entry was gained to a greenhouse, tools were stolen.
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