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Alert message sent 03/11/2020 12:43:00

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Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Crime summary

Burglary – There are no burglaries to sheds, garages or outbuildings to report this week.
Reference: 0457 2nd November
Location: Manor Road, Upper Beeding
Date and time: At approx. 1am 2nd November
Details: someone attempted to enter the property believe in an attempt to steal. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen although damage to the front door was caused.
Crime Prevention
Residential burglary is where items are taken without permission from inside the home, following illegal entry. Follow our 3 Step Protect advice to keep your home safe from burglary and damage: protect your valuables, safeguard your building and secure your outside.
Click on the link to go to more information and also have a look at information about how to keep your sheds and garages safe this winter. With the dark evenings, have a look at security now.
News and appeals
Man charged in connection with Southwater sexual assault

A man has been charged in connection with a sexual assault near Horsham.

A woman was running along the Downs Link, Southwater, at the junction of Marlpost and Two Mile Ash Road, around 7.20am on Tuesday (October 27) when she was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted by a man.

The man cycled off when a member of the public approached. The victim was taken to hospital and has since been discharged. She is being supported by specialist officers.
Christopher Cooper, 29, a tree surgeon of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with attempted rape and assault by penetration. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 2.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault, or who may have any relevant CCTV or dash cam footage from the area at that time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Morning. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers launches urgent appeal and offers £5,000 reward for anonymous information on whereabouts of wanted man Jordan Charles

The independent charity Crimestoppers has launched an appeal for anonymous information to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex. 
A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton, using racist and homophobic language, spitting saliva and blood at police, ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer, attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand, punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub and assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute. He has also failed to appear in court.   

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.
He is also thought to have links to Bexhill and Croydon in south London.
To support police with their investigation, Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information the charity exclusively receives – either online or by calling freephone 0800 555 111 - that leads to the arrest of Jordan Charles.

Please note: Computer IP addresses are never traced and no-one will ever know you contacted us. For telephone calls, we have no caller line display, no 1471 facility and have never traced a call.
To see the rest of the story and to see a photo of Jordan, please click on the link or go to our website.

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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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Adur, Worthing & Horsham (Police, District Engagement Officer, Sussex)

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