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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 23/06/2020 13:03:00

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Tuesday 23rd June 2020

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Dispersal order issued to tackle anti-social behaviour in Tarring
Police issue a stark warning to those committing anti-social behaviour in the Adur and Worthing area that it will not be tolerated.
Officers are aware of a small minority of young people committing anti-social behaviour in the Tarring area of Worthing. Some of this behaviour has included assaults, drug issues and group gatherings despite the Government’s advice on social distancing.
Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter for Adur and Worthing said: “This behaviour we are currently seeing is completely unacceptable and is causing tension within the community.
“A small minority of young people in this area think it is acceptable to intimidate others in the park, deal drugs and commit ASB. I want to put out a strong message that this is unacceptable and we will be ensuring we are utilising the relevant policing powers to tackle this behaviour
“This will include an increase in targeted patrols, working with partner agencies and arrests where appropriate.
“We have also issued a section 34 dispersal order for the weekend in the Tarring area and this will be in place for 48hours.
“The dispersal order will enable officers and PCSOs to direct a person who has committed, or is likely to commit, anti-social behaviour, crime or disorder to leave a specified area and not return for a specified period of up to 48 hours.
“Our officers will be out patrolling and engaging with this small minority about the dispersal order and the current government guidance around the coronavirus. Officers will engage, explain and encourage and only if absolutely necessary, enforce.
“This order should be a warning to all those conducting anti-social behaviour that we are using the relevant powers available to us to tackle this behaviour.
“We are aware of reports coming to us both through our channels but also through social media platforms. We urge anyone who has been a witness or victim of this crime to make contact with us directly to ensure the relevant policing action is taken.”
To report matters of anti-social behaviour please report online or call 101.

Warning over potentially dangerous blue pills in Brighton
Police are urging people to be aware of potentially dangerous blue pills after several people have been taken ill in Brighton.
Officers were made aware of a number of people being admitted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital overnight on Friday (June 19) and in the early hours of Saturday (June 20) showing similar symptoms.
Inspector Lawrence McAndrew said: "We are aware of blue pills circulating in the Brighton area, and we have reason to believe these dangerous tablets may be linked to a number of patients being admitted to hospital

"We would like to remind everyone of the dangers of taking unknown pills, and to strongly advise anyone to safely dispose of any of these tablets they may have."
If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or tablets, please contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 161 of 20/06.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0501 22/06/2020
Location: Victoria Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 20th June and 22nd June.
Details: A mobility scooter was stolen from a shed


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