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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 15/09/2020 12:38:00

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Tuesday 15th September

News and appeals

Police renew appeal to identify armed robbery suspect

Sussex Police have renewed their appeal to identify a suspect of an armed robbery.
At 6.27am on Friday, 15 May, a man walked into the Tesco Express store in Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham. He threatened staff with a silver handgun and stole a quantity of cash before running out of the store and down Eastern Avenue.
Police have released an image of the suspect after he left the store and are seeking his identity.
(Please click on the link for the image)
If you recognise this man or have information to assist the police investigation please report it either online or call 101 quoting Operation Stafford.
Two men, aged 30 and 38, from Shoreham, were both arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.
Portslade vehicle damage - second suspect arrested

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with damage to parked cars in the South Portslade area. 
A 77-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. He has been bailed while enquiries are ongoing. 
This comes as a 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with causing criminal damage in connection with the investigation.
Sergeant Jan Szaranek said: “We understand this series of damaged vehicles is of concern to the local community and we are determined to establish the full circumstances.
"We continue to encourage anyone with further information, CCTV, or dash cam footage to come forward and speak to us. 
"If there are any further victims who have had their cars damaged in the area recently, please report it to us if haven’t already done so.
"We are still undertaking proactive patrols and our communities can be assured that we are taking their concerns seriously."
Report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Sterling.

Multi-agency group works together to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex

A multi-agency group aims to reduce and prevent knife-related violence in Sussex by educating young people on the legal and personal consequences of knife carrying.
The move to address the root causes of knife crime sees Sussex Police, local authorities and local community groups such as The Hangleton and Knoll Project and Make Good Trouble working together to share vital information about the legal implications of carrying a knife with young people. 
They will share images and animations that will appear at busy locations around Sussex and close to schools as part of the work to help raise awareness among young people.
A 17-year-old girl from Sussex, who wishes to remain anonymous, wants to warn others by telling how a dispute when she was 15 escalated and changed her life forever.
She said: “I don’t really know what I was thinking but I took a kitchen knife out with me and left my mum a note to say I was going to sort things out. I had no intention of using the knife but it made me feel safe knowing I had it.
“My mum had called the police as she was worried and I was later caught with the knife and arrested. I was given bail conditions and had to appear in court. I was given a 12 month court order. This will always be on my file now and because of this I will not be able to work with children like I always wanted to do.
“At the time I did these things I didn’t think about the future but now I am trying to move on. It’s very hard and that is for taking a knife out just once. Now I can see what a stupid mistake it was. Carrying a knife for whatever reason I certainly wouldn’t recommend. At the time it may seem a good idea but when you grow up or try to grow up it may be too late. The damage is done and I learnt the hard way.
“I am still young and have been through a lot the last couple of years but I’ve realised now what I did was wrong and if I can help someone by telling my story I will be happy.”
Chief Inspector Paul Phelps said: “Our priority is keeping young people safe from harm and ensuring they’re aware of the dangers of carrying a knife.
“It’s a huge misconception that carrying a knife for protection makes you safer. We are clear that carrying a knife puts you and those around you at a greater risk and we hope our campaign helps deliver this message to the young people who need it.
“Getting caught with a knife can change your life. Too many young people’s lives are affected by knife crime so we’re taking a stand against carrying these dangerous weapons and prevent young people from making decisions that could affect their futures. 
“Knife crime is a complex issue; and to create real long-lasting change it’s essential that we work together to help keep young people safe and knife free.”
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “This campaign will raise awareness of the cost of carrying a knife and provides opportunities for young people to discuss what might motivate them to carry one in the first place.
“It is so important that real-life stories are shared with young people, so they can understand the life-changing consequences this could have on them.
“It is great to see Sussex Police being so proactive in their response to serious violence of this kind, putting early intervention methods in place to educate and protect our young people from getting caught up in criminality.
“The message is clear; lose the knife, not a life.”
As well as providing images and animations, information with signs to watch out for and where to get help will be shared with parents and carers.
Sussex Police will also be rolling out an educational video to be shown in schools, pupil referral units and children’s homes which shows the personal consequences of knife crime from the perspective of an officer, a medic, the parent of a victim and a reformed knife carrier.
Members of the public may have noticed an increased police presence as we up our ‘days of action’ and operational activity using funding from the Home Office to tackle serious violence. This includes knife sweeps, searches and the use of knife arches to prevent harmful weapons coming into our communities.
If you are a parent or carer and you are concerned someone you care for is in danger of becoming a victim of knife crime, try to talk with them in the first instance or seek advice from Family Lives on 0808 800 22 22.
There is further guidance and support on the Sussex Police website here.
You can report knife crime online or by calling 101. In an emergency always call 999.
To report knife crime anonymously go to
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Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.


Reference: 0124 14/09/2020
Location: Middle Road, Lancing
Date and time: Between 4th and 5th September
Details: An attempt was made to break into a property. No access was gained  
Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0351 11/09/2020
Location: Offington Avenue, Salvington
Date and time: Between 0100hrs and 0500hrs 11th September
Details: A garage was entered and tools were stolen.

Reference: 0620 12/09/2020
Location: Eirene Avenue, Worthing
Date and time: Between 11th and 12th September
Details: An electric bike was stolen from a garage.

Reference: 0973 14/09/2020
Location: Latimer Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 13th and 14th September
Details: Golfing and fishing equipment were stolen from a garage.


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