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Adur and Worthing Bulletin
Alert message sent 25/08/2020 10:53:00
Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police
Tuesday 25th August 2020
News and appeals
Police take a proactive response to tackle anti-social behaviour in Worthing
Police in Worthing remain committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and disorder in the town.
Officers are aware of a small minority of people conducting anti-social behaviour, including drinking in the street, and a section 34 dispersal order has been issued for Worthing town centre.
Adur and Worthing Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter explained: “We are aware of comments being made on social media regarding a small minority of members of the public causing concern.
“The behaviour they are displaying can be disruptive to the community and we understand the difficulties they are causing.
“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.
“We cannot take reports of criminal or disorder offences on social media and we need people to continue to report matters of ASB to us via our online reporting form or by calling 101.
“These reports allow us to build a better picture of the problems being caused within the communities and ensure the relevant action is being taken in a bid to prevent this behaviour from re-occurring.
“We are working closely with partner agencies, including the county council and housing agencies, to ensure we are all robustly tackling this matter and we will enforce our police powers around ASB, including drinking in the street, if necessary. Some of these powers include increasing uniformed patrols in the affected areas, dispersal orders and arrests of the perpetrators if required.”
A 48-hour dispersal order has been issued in the town centre which enables 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 areas and not return for a specified period.
The areas included are from West Street in the west to Ham Road in the east and Union Place in the north, the beach and main pedestrian areas, Liverpool Gardens and Steyne Gardens.
CI Leadbeatter added: “Our officers will be out patrolling and engaging with this small minority about the dispersal order and will engage, explain and encourage and only if absolutely necessary, enforce.
“The order will be in place for 48-hours, however future orders will be issued if it is deemed the relevant action to take. We are committed to tackling ASB and will utilise our police powers to deter this behaviour from continuing.
“If you witnesses ASB or people causing disorder we urge you to make contact with us and to report all of the relevant information to assist any future police investigations. You can also use the Street Link App, an outreach service which can provide support to those members of the community who are sleeping rough.
“Let’s work together and tackle this behaviour to ensure the disruption to the community is prevented.” https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/police-take-a-proactive-reponse-to-tackle-anti-social-behaviour-in-worthing/
Did you witnesses a serious collision in Lancing?
Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Lancing.
At 10.54am on Thursday (20 August) police attended a collision between a blue Nissan Qashqai and a pedestrian in North Farm Road, Lancing.
The pedestrian, an 85-year-old local woman, suffered a serious head injury and she was taken to hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.
If anyone witnessed the collision or has any dash cam footage please report this to police via email quoting Operation Layer. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/did-you-witnesses-a-serious-collision-in-lancing/
Man charged with rape of woman in Worthing
A man has been charged with the rape of a woman in Worthing.
Jamal Robinson, 26, of Ventnor Villas, Hove, has been charged with two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault of the same woman at an address in Worthing on December 14, 2019.
He has been bailed to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on 3 November.
At the time of the offence, he was a Brighton-based police community support officer, but resigned from the force in April. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/man-charged-with-rape-of-woman-in-worthing/
Road safety operation leads to more than 150 road offences being dealt with
A road safety initiative has resulted in over 150 offences being dealt with and dozens more motorists positively engaging with police.
As part of Operation Downsway, specialist officers from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit (RPU) provide education and enforcement with two main aims: to target offenders and to keep everyone safe on our roads.
The operation on Sunday (23 August) included sections of the A29 and A272 in West Sussex and consisted of both proactive patrols and static check sites in areas identified by communities as having concerns for road safety.
Over 150 road offences were dealt with and these included excess speed, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone while driving and having an unregulated number plate.
RPU officers were joined on the day by Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who said: “While we were able to target a large number of offenders – demonstrating we will not tolerate antisocial driving or riding on our roads – I am more encouraged by the number of people we have engaged with.
“We have met a number of people from local communities and listened to their concerns, and the feedback we have had from those communities has been very positive.
“By providing education and enforcement in a number of ways, we aim to prevent the number of collisions on our roads in Sussex.”
The ‘fatal five’ offences include speeding, drink and drug-driving, mobile phone use, not wearing a seatbelt, and careless or dangerous driving.
Chief Constable Shiner added: “These are the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions, all of which can be avoided by taking personal responsibility.
“The vast majority of motorists are safe and competent road users, and it’s imperative that we target those who compromise road safety, and deal with them robustly.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne was also invited to attend the operation.
She said: “From the high volume of public correspondence to my office and the numerous consultations I have conducted over the last year, I know that safety on our roads remains a top priority for residents.
“Sussex Police have invested and strengthened their roads policing unit over the last year as a result, working with partners on successful engagement, education and enforcement campaigns like this operation.
“I was pleased to see some of the specialist roads policing officers on duty, actively engaging with the public and being a visible deterrent to those who think they can use our roads irresponsibly.”
Police will continue to commit resources to Operation Downsway at various locations across Sussex throughout the year. This is in addition to routine roads policing 365 days a year.
To report an incident of dangerous or antisocial driving, visit the Operation Crackdown website https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/road-safety-operation-leads-to-more-than-150-road-offences-being-dealt-with
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details. Burglary
Reference: 0429 23/08/2020
Location: Rugby Road, Worthing
Date and time: Overnight 21st to 22nd August
Details: Access was gained to a property possibly through an insecure door. Car keys and a vehicle were stolen.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Location: The Boulevard, Goring
Date and time: Over a period of a week
Details: Damage was caused to a garage door, pedal cycles were stolen.
Reference: 0973 22/08/2020
Location: Chapel Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 21st and 22nd August
Details: Two pedal cycles were stolen from a communal shed.
Reference: 1566 24/08/2020
Location: Roberts Road, Lancing
Date and time: Between 8:15pm and 9:45pm on the 24th August
Details: Tools and a pedal bike was stolen from an insecure shed.
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