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Tuesday 18th August 2020

News and appeals

Worthing drug dealer given two-year sentence

A drug dealer in Worthing who operated a phone line to contact drugs users is now starting a prison sentence after he was tracked down by local police officers working with colleagues in London.

Nyashadzashe Hove, 34, unemployed, of South Farm Road, Broadwater, pleaded guilty on Monday 10 August at Lewes Crown Court to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, and was sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Hove had been offering the drugs during November and December 2019 but was detected by officers who analysed intelligence including phone traffic and proved that he was the source.
Sergeant Jason Stanley said; "This conviction and sentence is the result of months of hard work with our partners including the Metropolitan Police. We are continuing every day to combat drug dealing in the town and information from local people is welcomed.
"You can contact us at any time either online or by calling 101."
For more police information and advice on drugs in our communities see the Sussex Police website. 
Man charged with outraging public decency in Worthing
A man will appear in court after being charged with outraging public decency.
Just after 1pm on Tuesday (11 August) Officers received allegations of a man indecently exposing himself in Shelley Road, Worthing. Police attended the location and the man was arrested.

David McFarlane, 41, of no fixed address was charged with the act of outraging public decency. He was remanded in custody and will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ court on Wednesday (12 August).

Woman arrested after two robberies in Worthing town centre

Police are appealing for witnesses to two robberies in Worthing town centre.
Both incidents took place on Monday (August 10) - one in Liverpool Gardens around 6pm and one in Warwick Street around 7.30pm.

In the first robbery, a woman had money and personal items stolen from inside her bag and suffered minor injuries to her neck not requiring hospital treatment.

In the second incident, a woman had personal possessions stolen and suffered minor facial injuries not requiring hospital treatment.

Officers investigating the robberies are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either incident, or who has any other information about what happened.
People can report online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1283 of 10/08. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 30-year-old woman from Worthing has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of robbery.

She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Crime summary

Burglary – there are no burglary dwellings of note to report this week.
 Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0864 11th August
Location: White Rock Place, Southwick
Date and time: Between 10th and 11th August
Details: A pedal cycle was stolen from a garage.

Fraud newsletter
Here is the fraud newsletter for August. The newsletter is published monthly to give you a short summary of the type of fraud that is being reported to us, the methods fraudsters use so you can be alert to them, and advice on how you can protect yourself and your friends and family.

This month we’re bringing your attention to TV Licensing scams as well as warning about fake mortgage rebates and doorstep requests for cash.

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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


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