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Adur and Worthing Bulletin
Alert message sent 30/06/2020 11:29:00
Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police
Tuesday 30th June 2020
News and appeals
Appeal for witnesses to Goring assault
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Goring.
Ambulance and police were called to Marine Drive, just west of the Sea Lane Café, around 3.30pm on Thursday (June 25) to reports of an altercation between two women.
One of the women was taken to hospital with cuts and bruising to her face.
The other woman, aged 35, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have any relevant camera phone or dash cam footage to get in touch.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1025 of 25/06.
Police set to launch summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers
Police are set to launch a summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers in Surrey and Sussex.
The two-week campaign aims to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence, and to target offenders who pose a risk to themselves and other road users.
While officers routinely respond to reports of drink and drug-driving 365 days a year, patrols will be increased across the counties from 29 June to 13 July.
The campaign also coincides with the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s seatbelt operation, aimed to raise awareness of the potentially devastating consequences of not belting up in a vehicle.
You can read more about the seatbelt campaign here.
Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible on our roads, and to deal robustly with anyone who compromises the safety of themselves or anyone else.
“Much of this is down to education and enforcement of the ‘fatal four’ offences – speeding, drink and drug-driving, mobile phone use and not wearing a seatbelt. These are the four most common causes of fatal and seriously injury collisions on our roads.
“I’m sure people will have heard me warn them about these dangers before, but the message remains the same as I am committed to saving lives. Drink and drug-driving destroys lives, it’s as simple as that.
“While the vast majority of motorists drive safely and responsibly, there continues to be a small minority who think they are above the law. Whether you “feel fine” or were “just around the corner”, we’ve heard every excuse in the book. But there’s no excuse for ever driving under the influence of drink or drugs.”
Last year in Sussex, a total of 289 crashes involving a drink-driver resulted in one or more persons being injured. Of these, four were fatal.
Chief Insp Hodder said: “These are statistics which are wholly avoidable. By choosing to drink-drive, you are choosing to put your life – and the lives of other innocent road users – at risk.
“We’ll continue to proactively patrol our counties’ roads and respond to reports of drink and drug-drivers when we receive them. We can’t be everywhere, but we could be anywhere.
“Think carefully before you make your next journey. It could be your last.”
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am always dismayed by the number of people who choose to get behind the wheel of their vehicle when they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This is totally irresponsible and potentially life-threatening behaviour.
“Those who are caught over the limit should be in no doubt that they will face the legal and social consequences of their actions, which could mean, fines, imprisonment, losing their licence and their livelihoods.”
Anyone caught and convicted as part of the summer 2020 crackdown will be identified on the Sussex Police news website and social media pages.
The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include the following:
A minimum 12 month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA;
You could also kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else.
The drink and drug-driving campaign is being run in conjunction with partners including Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and DriveSmart in Surrey.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/police-set-to-crackdown-on-drink-and-drug-drivers/
Man charged with burgling sports shop in Worthing
A man has been charged with burglary following an alarm activation at a sports shop in Worthing on Thursday, 11 June.
Police received report of a man seen walking around JD Sports in Montague Street taking items from the rack and putting them in a box about 8.30pm.
Officers attended and discovered a box with £1,436 worth of clothing and arrested a suspect. A separate bag containing £1,273 worth of clothing was also discovered.
Aaron Simkiss, 22 of Warrior Square in St Leonards has been charged with burglary and remanded in custody.
He will appear before Lewes Crown Court on a date to be determined. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/man-charged-with-burgling-sports-shop-in-worthing/
Witness appeal following serious assault in Worthing
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Worthing.Officers were called by ambulance crews to Ambrose Place at 9pm on Saturday (20 June) to report of a 46-year-old man who had been assaulted.
He suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
It is believed the incident happened following an altercation with a group of young people.
A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 1519 26/06/2020
Location: Eastern Avenue, Shoreham
Date and time: On 25th June between 4pm and 5:30pm
Details: Entry was gained to a property through an open window. A hand bag was stolen.
Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0583 & 0597 23/06/2020
Location: The Medway, Shoreham
Date and time: On 23rd June
Details: Two garages were broken into nothing was stolen.
Reference: 0533 28/06/2020
Location: Southview Close, Shoreham
Date and time: Overnight on 27th June
Details: Access was gained to a garage by forcing the door. A bicycle was stolen.
Reference: 0221 29/06/2020
Location: Old Fort Road, Shoreham
Date and time: Between 28th and 29th June
Details: A motor bike and bicycle were stolen from a garage.
Reference: 1119 29/06/2020
Location: Cheviot Close, Worthing
Date and time: On 29th June
Details: A garage was broken into and the wheels of two bikes were stolen.
Worthing community speed watch team are looking for volunteers. This is a vital role in helping to reduce anti-social driving and helping to prevent death and injury on our roads.
If you are interested and would like to know more go on line to communityspeedwatch.org.uk, If you would like to join please go to the register tab, choose an existing group, or if you would like to discuss further please contact Steve O’Connell.
E mail : CSW@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Tel:01273404535 EXT: 561330
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