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Tuesday 4th May 2021

Crime summary

Burglary – There are no burglaries to report this week.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 1323 1st May
Location: Henfield Common South, Henfield
Date and time: 1st May
Details: Lawn mower stolen from an insecure shed.
Fraud Newsletter

The Newsletter for May looks at romance fraud, online shopping and virtual fraud events. The newsletter will be on our website soon.
PCSO Patrols
Our PCSOs and other members of the neighbourhood team have been out and about this last week. You may have seen PCSO O’Donovan out on Tuesday having a joint patrol with the Pulborough Wardens. They chatted to some local residents and children.

If you would like to speak to your local team about any concerns you might have then please email them on – please note this email address is not for reporting crime.
Ever thought about applying for a Police officer role? Look out for our social media on Police officer recruitment in May.
News and appeals
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 on our website. 
 Roman Catholic priest charged with non-recent child sex offences in Horsham
A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with sexual offences against a teenage boy in Horsham in the early 1990's.

Father Anthony White, 62, now of Cross-In-Hand, Heathfield, has been given a summons to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on 28 April, to answer charges that during 1992 and 1993 he committed two offences of indecent assault and an offence of buggery against a boy then aged 15 at the address where White was then living in Horsham where he was an Assistant Priest at St Johns Church.

The defendant did not enter a plea and the case was committed for trial with an initial hearing at Lewes Crown Court on 26 May.

The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit after a report was received by police for the first time in 2020.

Appeal for witnesses to single-vehicle collision in Billingshurst
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Billingshurst.
Emergency services were called to Coneyhurst Road around 11.20pm on Sunday (May 2) to a report of a white Ford Kuga leaving the carriageway and colliding with a tree and a fence.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment to serious injuries. He is now in a stable condition.  
Officers investigating the collision are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, saw the vehicle driving in the area beforehand or who may have captured any relevant dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting Operation Gulf.
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