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Tuesday 24th November 2020


Crime summary

Burglary
 
Reference:  0505 19th November
Location:  Canberra Place, Horsham
Date and time: Between 0730hrs and 1030hrs 19th November
Details:  Damage was caused to a lock on a front door of a flat, believe in an attempt to enter and steal. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen. 
 
Burglary other than Dwelling – There were no burglaries to sheds, garages or outbuildings to report this week.
 
Other
Damage caused in Amberley
On Saturday 21st of November damage was caused to at least 3 vehicles in the High Titten, Houghton Bridge and North Stoke area of Amberley.

Windows were broken and items were stolen. If anyone has any information or has CCTV, please report this on 101.   

Last Chance to enter our competition
A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that the Sussex Police Chief Constable Jo Shiner is looking for new postcard designs to use when writing to children and young people, and is inviting Sussex’s under 18s to come up with the designs.

As well as having their design printed on a postcard, the three winners will be invited to join Sussex Police teams for a range of experiences including meeting a police dog, seeing an equipment demonstration and even tea and cakes with the Chief.

Across three age categories – up to 10, 11–14 and 15–18 – the competition closes on Monday 30th  November are invited to use their creative skills, from painting to photography, drawing to collage, to come up with a winning design, which can be inspired by the Sussex Police priorities:
Protecting our Communities (keeping you safe)
Catching Criminals
Delivering an outstanding service.
 
Jo Shiner said: “It gives me great pleasure to launch this competition for children and young people across Sussex. It has been a challenging year for everyone and this is a chance to have some fun and be creative. I am really excited to see your ideas and designs. I hope it will be a welcome activity that you can safely do at home and I look forward to meeting the winners. “

Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of children and adults, including the Chief. Their prize will be organised in line with timescales permitted under covid-19 restrictions for safety reasons. Runners up will also have their work displayed in police stations across Sussex in early 2021.
For further information on how to enter, please visit: www.sussex.police.uk/postcardcompetition .
 
Car Crime
We are aware of someone trying car doors in the Wickhurst Green area of Broadbridge Heath and on some occasions entering and stealing from the vehicles.  

Please always remember to lock your vehicles and to take valuables with you and keep any other items out of sight.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding this or if you have any CCTV, dash cam or ring doorbell images to please call 101 or report online
 
News and appeals 
Sussex Police continued support for domestic abuse victims

Sussex Police have successfully introduced new initiatives to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse and to support victims, an issue which remains a priority for the force at this crucial time of further lockdown.

Since a new specialist unit was set up in March more than half of people reporting cases that are not immediately urgent have opted for a special video appointment service that can be used when conversations can’t take place face to face for any reason.

The 30-strong Local Resolution Team of specially trained officers are dedicated to dealing with reports of domestic abuse which are not immediately urgent. They discuss the incident with the caller, carry out an initial investigation and provide safeguarding advice, to leave the victim feeling safer than before and to explore available investigative opportunities to prosecute and prevent domestic abuse.

Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Rayland, Head of the force's Public Protection Command said; "Our preference is to see someone face to face in private at a police station. However, in March we recognised that restrictions such as vulnerable categories, self-isolation, or travel, might make people less able to attend so the force introduced new video conferencing technology.
"The officers obtain a safe contact number and send a one time text message to the caller's smartphone. Activating this link puts the caller in to a virtual waiting room where one of our officers will be able to see and talk to them so that an investigation can take place."
Between March and the end of October over 3200 video appointments took place.

To see the rest of this story including details of the White Ribbon Campaign starting tomorrow 25th November, please click on the link or go to our website.
 
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/sussex-police-continued-support-for-domestic-abuse-victims/

Woman charged in connection with hit-and-run involving cyclist

A woman alleged to have struck a cyclist in a hit-and-run while more than four times the drink-drive limit has been charged to appear in court.

Police responded to the incident on the A2037 at Small Dole around 2pm on Friday 13 November, whereby a cyclist was reported to have been involved in a collision with a Land Rover Freelander which failed to stop at the scene.

The victim – a 44-year-old woman from Shoreham – sustained leg injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment, and is now recovering at home.

A number of officers swiftly responded to the scene, while others made their way to the address of the registered keeper, where they discovered fresh damage to the vehicle suspected to be involved.
Sonal Shah, 42, of Penlands Vale, Steyning, was arrested and charged with 152mcg of alcohol per 100ml breath in her system, and failing to stop following a road traffic collision.
She has been released on conditional bail to appear before Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 26 January
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/woman-charged-in-connection-with-hit-and-run-involving-cyclist/

New website to help prevent terrorism

This Release is issued on behalf of National Counter-Terrorist Policing;

The impact of Covid-19, social isolation and a rise in hateful extremism online is creating a ‘perfect storm’ which is making more young people vulnerable to radicalisation and other forms of grooming.

But parents, friends and families can now get specialist support to stop their loved ones being drawn into harmful activities or groups, with the launch of ACT Early - a new dedicated safeguarding website and advice line from the specialists at Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP).

This new resource will provide advice, guidance and support for anyone who is concerned that someone they know may be at risk from being radicalised by terrorists or extremist content online.

Between 1st January 2019 and 30th June 2020, 17 children have been arrested in relation to terrorism offences. Some were as young as 14 years old, while nearly all will have been radicalised entirely online. In the same time period, more than 1500 children under the age of 15 were helped by the Prevent programme to choose a different path, away from hatred and violence.

Family and friends are best placed to spot the worrying behaviour changes which can indicate that a loved one is heading down a path towards terrorism, but currently just 2% of referrals into the Government’s anti-radicalisation programme Prevent come from that group of people.
Prevent is just that – a preventative programme, delivered locally by teachers, healthcare practitioners, social workers, the police, charities, and religious leaders. It places protection around people vulnerable to radicalisation, stopping them from being drawn into terrorism – regardless of the ideology.

For help and advice visit www.actearly.uk, or call the national Police Prevent Advice Line on 0800 011 3764, in confidence, and our specially trained Prevent officers will listen carefully to your concerns.

You can also see further information at the national counter-terrorism police website.
To read the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/new-website-to-help-prevent-terrorism-page/
Proactive policing and protecting communities remains our focus during second lockdown

Sussex Police’s Chief Constable has thanked local communities for their perseverance during the second national lockdown, revealing police are now dealing with the full range of crimes alongside policing the pandemic.

Crime patterns have shown an increase in some offences including drug trafficking and possession and in public order. Other crimes have also now returned to pre-Covid levels.

Jo Shiner said the focus remains on daily policing, assessing where police resources will have the most impact and continuing to proactively disrupt criminal activity.

Our priority is keeping communities safe and feeling safe. So we can respond effectively, we ask people to #MakeTheRightCall and contact us online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.  
To see the full story and for further information and advice from Sussex Police, see the force website. 
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/proactive-policing-remains-our-focus-during-second-lockdown/

Appeal after forklift stolen in Horsham

Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man in connection with the theft of a forklift truck in Horsham.

Sussex Police are asking for members of the public to help identify the individual captured on CCTV following a burglary at RGH Supplies in Guildford Road, Rudgwick, Horsham.

During the incident, which occurred on Friday, 2 October, a green Avant 640 pivot steer forklift was taken. The vehicle, which is road legal and has the registration GX65 JSZ, was driven from the property by the suspect in the early hours.

Anyone who may have seen the forklift or recognises the man in the CCTV images is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 214 of 02/10.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/appeal-after-forklift-stolen-in-horsham/
 
 

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

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

 

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