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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 6th October 2020


Crime summary

Burglary – there are no burglaries of note to report this week.
 
Other

As October begins to see a change in weather conditions and road users continuing to return to the road after 6 months of lockdown, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership has a campaign which starts on 5th October until 12th October. It focuses on tyre safety and asking road users to check the tyres on their vehicles at least once a month.
You will notice we will be retweeting and sharing on our Horsham Police Facebook and twitter pages. Hopefully you already follow us on social media and can help spread the word. If you don’t have Facebook and Twitter then please tell as many of your friends and neighbours about the campaign.
Let’s reduce the amount of accidents we have on our roads every day because of bad maintenance and let’s keep everyone safe. 


Time to check
A Air Pressure
C Condition of the tyres
T Tread
www.sussexsaferroads.gov.uk/news

News articles
 
New roads policing page set up on Sussex Police website


 Sussex Police is introducing its new roads policing update available on the force website.
The update is part of Sussex Police’s ongoing commitment to tackle road safety problems affecting local communities and reduce casualties on the county’s roads making them safer for all road users.
We’re inviting you to read our new update - published every four weeks - which features an advice section, captures a snapshot of local activity and explains how you can engage with us.
Chief Superintendent Jane Derrick, of Operations Command, said: “Last year 39 people lost their lives in Sussex due to a collision. That’s 39 too many and the heart breaking impact is far reaching for family and friends.
“We’re focusing on making the roads safer for all road users by concentrating on evidence as to where offences are happening to effectively target our activity; engineering out a problem working with partners and using technology to solve an issue; engagement with our communities and being a visible presence on the roads; education where appropriate and applicable and enforcement.
“To make our roads safer the Roads Policing Unit is working with divisional officers and staff, the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Community Speed Watch and partner agencies. Through working collectively we can bring about a change. 
“The four weekly update provides communities with a snapshot of the collective activity that we’ve undertaken across Sussex. This includes vehicles stopped for speeding, people driving without insurance, and penalty notices for those not wearing seat belts.
“I know you care about where you live and you may want to know more detail about what we’ve accomplished nearer to you. For that, I would encourage you to sign up for free to the force’s messaging provider In the Know here. Each week the local districts will include roads activity in their weekly messages. Also, you can follow your local district Facebook and/Twitter accounts.
“We can’t be everywhere all of the time but know that we could ‘appear’ in your neighbourhood, at any time.
“We all have a responsibility in keeping ourselves and others on the road safe, so I ask you to play your part.”
You can read the first update here on the Sussex Police website. Henceforth a link to each new update will be shared on the force’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. 
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/new-roads-policing-page-set-up-on-sussex-police-website/
 

Latest drink and drug-driving convictions revealed
 
A builder, a roofer, a finance officer and a care assistant are among the latest people to be convicted following a summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.
A total of 83 motorists were arrested in Sussex during the dedicated two-week campaign, which ran from 29 June to 12 July.
The operation aims to provide education and enforcement to motorists, and is run in addition to our routine roads policing activity, 365 days a year.
Of those arrested, 21 have since been convicted in court. The remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge.
Here are the latest convictions:

Andrew Jones, 56, a mechanic, of Church Avenue, Haywards Heath, was arrested in Church Avenue, Haywards Heath, on 30 June and charged with driving with 86mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 23 September, he was disqualified from driving for 22 months. He was also ordered to pay a £480 fine, £85 costs and a £48 victim surcharge.
 

James Scott-Brown, 21, a shop employee, of West End Lane, Henfield, was arrested on the A27 at Brighton on 30 June and charged with driving with 48mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 17 September, he was disqualified from driving for 36 months. He was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
 

Daniel Stevens, 36, a builder, of Downs Way, East Preston, was arrested in Alinora Avenue, Goring, on 3 July and charged with driving with 52mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 15 September, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £200 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
 
Sebastian Kelly-Manning, 26, a roofer, of Williams Road, Shoreham, was arrested in Brighton Road, Shoreham, on 4 July and charged with driving with 52mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 15 September, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £86 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
 
Barry Greenhead, 39, unemployed, of Prospect Lane, Havant, Hampshire, was arrested on the A283 at Steyning on 4 July, and charged with driving with 57mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system, driving with no insurance, driving with no licence and possession of cannabis.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 8 September, he was disqualified from driving for 14 months. He was also ordered to pay a £250 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
 
Lucian Gagea, 28, a builder, of Charles Road, St Leonards, was arrested in Combe Valley Way, St Leonards, on 5 July and charged with driving with 91mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 16 September, he was disqualified from driving for 23 months. He was also ordered to pay a £333 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
 
Jamie Sullivan, 25, a scaffolder, of Flower Farm Close, Henfield, was arrested in Barrow Hill, Henfield, on 5 July, and charged with driving with 59mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system and driving with no insurance.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 15 September, he was disqualified from driving for 15 months. He was also ordered to pay a £320 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
 
Joseph Murray, 23, a hod carrier, of Grover Avenue, Lancing, was arrested in Wantley Hill Estate, Henfield, on 8 July, and charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis and failing to stop for police.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 22 September, he was disqualified from driving for 36 months. He also received a community order requiring him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.
 
Daniel Millen, 30, a carpenter, of Devonshire Road, Hastings, was arrested in Lower Park Road, Hastings, on 10 July, and charged with driving while disqualified, failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, failing to stop for police and driving with no insurance.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 24 September, he was disqualified from driving for 48 months. He also received a community order requiring him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
 
Laura Dempster, 32, a nursing assistant, of Tangmere Gardens, Bognor Regis, was arrested in Tangmere Gardens, Bognor Regus, on 11 July and charged with driving with 86mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 21 September, she was disqualified from driving for 17 months. She was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
 
Jemma Squirrell, 28, a telephonist, of Western Road, Lancing, was arrested in Newland Street, Worthing, on 11 July and charged with driving with 83mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 22 September, she was disqualified from driving for 17 months. She was also ordered to pay a £280 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
 
Andrew Cross, 61, a finance officer, of Moat Croft Road, Eastbourne, was arrested in The Avenue, Eastbourne, on 11 July and charged with driving with 91mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 16 September, he was disqualified from driving for 23 months. He was also ordered to pay a £300 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
 
Ainars Stambergs, 30, a mechanic, of Wood Street, Bognor Regis, was arrested in The Esplanade, Bognor Regis, on 12 July and charged with driving with 79mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 22 September, he was disqualified from driving for 18 months. He was also ordered to pay a £300 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Maria Ferreira-Da Costa, 56, a care assistant, of Church Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, was arrested in Rye Road, Rye, on 12 July and charged with driving with 95mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.
At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 15 September, she was disqualified from driving for 23 months. She also received a community order requiring her to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work, and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Details of people convicted as part of the campaign will be published on our website.
If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:
Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
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 costs;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
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/court-results/latest-drink-and-drug-driving-convictions-revealed /


Man arrested after lorry overturns on A24

A man has been arrested after a lorry containing livestock overturned on the A24 at Dial Post, near Horsham.
Approximately 60 sheep sadly died as a result of the collision, which occurred on the northbound carriageway around 4.20pm on Monday 28 September.
The RSPCA and DEFRA were informed.
A 34-year-old man from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has been released on conditional bail pending further investigation.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours as officers responded to the scene, and we’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.
Anyone who saw what happened, or who captured the incident or the moments leading up to it on dash cam, is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 933 of 28/09.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/man-arrested-after-lorry-overturns-on-a23/
 
 
Appeal for witnesses to serious collision on A24 Horsham
 
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a Land Rover and motorcyclist on the A24 Dorking Road near Kingsfold, Horsham.
The incident happened northbound on Sunday 13 September at 11.38am when a Land Rover and a KTM 1290 Superduke motorbike collided. The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old man suffered serious life changing injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting.
The driver of the Land Rover was uninjured.
If you witnessed the collision or have any dash cam or CCTV footage of it, please email ‪collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 577 of 13/09.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/appeal-for-witnesses-to-serious-collision-on-a24-horsham/

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Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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