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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 22/09/2020 13:12:00

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Tuesday 22nd September 2020

News and appeals

Teenager sustains potentially life-changing injuries in Worthing park incident

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was seriously injured at a park in Dominion Road, Worthing.
The 13-year-old local boy was approached by four other teenage boys who asked if they could push him on the swing pictured in the above image, which he agreed to.
Shortly afterwards, he fell from the swing onto ground, and sustained serious leg and pelvic injuries which are potentially life-changing.
The incident occurred at the park known as ‘Kitty’s Field’ about 3.30pm on Tuesday 8 September.
A passing member of public assisted the victim at the scene until the ambulance service arrived and took him to hospital, where he remains at this time.
The group reportedly involved were all white and aged between 13 and 15. One of them is described as being tanned, of medium build, with dark blond hair in a ‘curtains’ style, wearing a grey Nike T-shirt.
Investigating officer, David Mullins, said: “We are keen to speak to the boys involved, and anyone who saw what happened, to establish the full circumstances and to determine whether any offences have been committed.
“You can report it online or call 101, quoting serial 401 of 17/09.” 

CCTV image appeal after robbery at Worthing convenience store

Police would like to identify this man after a robbery at a convenience store in Worthing.
Officers were called to the Co-op store in Ham Road at 10.35pm on Sunday (September 13) to reports of a man entering the shop and threatening staff. He left the scene with a packet of cigarettes.
The suspect is described as white, in his mid-20s, of medium to slim build and around 5’ 10”. He was wearing a light grey hooded zip up top with pockets, light grey jogging bottoms and black Nike trainers. He also had a black face covering on.
Anyone who recognises him, or who may have any other information about what happened, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1495 of 13/09.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1269 19/09/2020
Location: Mill Lane, Worthing.
Date and time: Between 16th and 19th September
Details: A padlock was broken on a shed. A pedal cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0540 20/09/2020
Location: Bridge Close, Worthing
Date and time: On 20th September
Details: An attempt was made to break into a shed. No access was gained

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