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Tuesday 6th April 2021

Crime summary
Reference:  1435 30th March
Location:  Parsonage Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1300hrs and 2030hrs 30th March
Details:  Someone entered an insecure back door whilst the occupant was gardening. Cash and jewellery were stolen from a bedroom

Reference: 0656 30th March
Location: Redford Avenue, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1145hrs and 1340hrs 30th March
Details: A side garden gate and a rear door was damaged, access gained but nothing known to be stolen.

Reference: 1326 5th April
Location: East Street, Rusper
Date and time: Between 1600hrs and 2230hrs 5th April
Details: An insecure window was entered and jewellery was stolen.

Burglary other than Dwelling – there are no thefts from sheds, garages or other outbuildings to report this week.
PCSO Patrols
As usual our PCSOs have been out on patrol and on Thursday you may have seen PCSO Denness patrolling outside Holbrook Primary School after receiving reports of anti-social driving and dangerous parking.

There will be more patrols this week. If you see your local PCSO, please stop a moment and have a chat. Or, if you would like to contact your local neighbourhood team please email them on  Please do not use this email address for reporting crime.

Keep your money safe
Surrey and Sussex Police Fraud Newsletter April 2021
This month the newsletter looks at scammers who are spoofing police telephone numbers and as such are calling people saying that the national insurance number is being used to commit fraud.
The newsletter also covers Royal Mail parcel scams and rental fraud.   
Remember, if you get a call out of the blue, take five and think whether this is a genuine call or a scam.

The full newsletter will be on the Sussex Police website soon.
Roads policing update
Sussex Police is committed to reducing casualties on the roads and making them a safer place for all road users. You can find a snapshot of activity from across Sussex that our teams and volunteers have been doing in response to local issues. 
News and appeals
Police seek witnesses to Horsham assault
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Horsham.

Officers received a report of two men breaking into two vehicles in Lambs Farm Lane around midday on Sunday (28 March).

The two men then walked into Honeysuckle Walk, Horsham, where they allegedly assaulted another man. The victim suffered minor injuries, which he received medical treatment for.
The two men were described as white and in their thirties. One was described as being average build, around 5’ 9”, with brown hair and he was wearing a black Puffer jacket, dark coloured jogging bottoms, grey trainers and with a lanyard hanging out of his pocket.
The second suspect was described as wearing a navy jumper, a silver watch, a white t-shirt dark coloured trousers and black shoes.

A 30-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a person thereby causing them actual bodily harm, criminal damage and theft from a motor vehicle. He has been released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.

An area search was conducted for the second suspect but he was not located.

If anyone noticed any suspicious behaviour or witnessed the assault please report this information either online or call 101 quoting serial 501 of 28/03. 
Witnesses sought to Billingshurst assault
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Billingshurst. 

A man and a teenager were walking southbound on Station Road around 9.30pm on Thursday (1 April) when they were approached by a group of young adults. 

The group followed the pair to a nearby cashpoint and back up Station Road, before two of the members of the group assaulted the man. The victim, a man in his late 20s, suffered stab wounds to his stomach and facial injuries. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and is in a stable condition. 

Officers conducted an area search and arrested:
A 17-year-old boy from Billingshurst on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
A 16-year-old boy from Pulborough on suspicion of wounding with intent.

The pair remain in custody while enquiries are ongoing.
Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Katie Clack added: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault or has information to assist our investigation to make contact with us.

“Fortunately the victim is not believed to have suffered life-threatening or changing injuries but this incident has, understandably, left him shaken. Support is being provided to him.
“Please get in contact with us, no matter how small the piece of information is.” 
You can report information online or call 101 quoting reference 1448 of 01/04. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.
Man arrested in connection with Horsham assault
Police investigating an assault in Horsham have arrested a suspect.
Officers were called to a report of an altercation in Horsham Park, near to the Pavilions car park at 8.45pm on Tuesday (30 March).

The victim - a 19-year-old man - suffered a stab injury and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injury is serious, but not life-threatening.

A 21-year-old man from Crawley was swiftly arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and remains in custody for questioning.

Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter said: "This is being treated as an isolated incident and we work closely with partners including Horsham District Council to tackle and prevent youth-related violence. 

"We understand the impact events such as these have on local communities. Officers regularly carry out proactive patrols in Horsham Park and the surrounding area, and residents can expect to see an increased high-visibility police presence in the coming days.
"The park was still relatively busy at this time of the evening. Our officers have already spoken to a number of witnesses and are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to make the right call and come forwards."

Anyone with information - including relevant mobile phone, CCTV or dash-cam footage - that may assist with enquiries is urged to report it to us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Patio.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 
For information about work carried out by Sussex Police to address and prevent knife crime please see the website here. 
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 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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