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Tuesday 8th June 2021

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Man sought in connection with assault and criminal damage at Worthing store
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and an elderly woman were assaulted at a store in Worthing.

Officers were called to Marks & Spencer on Montague Street around 2pm on Monday 24 May, where a man had become aggressive and abusive towards customers and staff.
The suspect allegedly racially abused and assaulted a member of staff, then assaulted and verbally abused an elderly shopper. As he was at the store exit, the suspect also reportedly threw two metal shopping baskets, causing a minor injury to another female shopper.
The suspect was followed after leaving the store, heading towards Montague Place and Montague Street. He then went into Poundland briefly before making off towards Chandos Road.

The suspect is described as a black man in his thirties, of stocky build, and at least 6’, with tattoos on his inner forearms. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black baseball cap, a black mask on his face, a black T-shirt, black jeans and white trainers. He had a black backpack on and a cream coloured puffa jacket which was removed after leaving Marks & Spencer.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who may recognise the man pictured on our website.
You can contact police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 709 of 24/05.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Sussex Police secures additional Home Office funding to tackle knife crime

Sussex Police continues to tackle knife crime and serious violence after securing £514,500 funding from the Home Office for 2021/2022.

The funds will see the force build on the positive results seen last year through targeted activities such as our knife crime awareness campaign, hotspot patrols, weapon sweeps as well as educational outreach in schools and local communities.
What to do if you’re worried
If you are under 18, you feel threatened, unsafe or scared about becoming a victim of knife crime you should try to talk with your parent or carer, or alternatively talk to Childline for help on 0800 1111 or go online at
If you are a parent or carer and you are concerned someone you care for is in danger of becoming a victim of knife crime, try to talk with them in the first instance or seek advice from Family Lives on 0808 800 22 22.
Whether you are a parent or young person you can contact Sussex Police on 101 to speak with your local Prevention Team.

Who do I report knife crime to?

You can report knife crime online or by calling 101. In an emergency always call 999.
To report knife crime anonymously go to 

Crime summary
Reference:  0775 4th June
Location:  Gratwicke Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 1030hrs and 1130hrs 4th June
Details:  An insecure rear door was entered and a handbag containing bank cards, store cards and some keys was stolen. 

Reference: 0585 7th June
Location: Boundstone Close, Lancing
Date and time: 1st June
Details: A male pretending to be from the water board entered a property and distracted a female and took £200.

Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0766 3rd June
Location: Clifton Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 1000hrs 2nd June and 1220hrs 3rd June
Details: A garage door was forced and the garage was entered. It is unknown if anything has been stolen.

Reference: 0899 4th June
Location: Anchor Close, Shoreham
Date and time: Between 2nd and 4th June
Details: A shed door was forced open and a power tool was taken.

Reference: 0057 6th June
Location: Southwick Square, Southwick
Date and time: A garage door in a block was forced and entered, it is unknown if anything has been stolen.

Reference: 0265 7th June
Location: South Farm Road, Broadwater
Date and time: Between 6th and 7th June
Details: A padlock and clasp were broken and entry to a garage was obtained. Nothing stolen.

Thefts from Motor Vehicles

We are still receiving reports of vehicle crime in the Worthing and Lancing areas whereby Taxis are being targeted. Windows have been broken and cash taken. Please ensure you remove all cash and other valuable items from your vehicles at night.

Golf Clubs
Over the weekend we received several reports of damage to vehicles and golf clubs stolen from cars parked at Worthing Golf Club. If you’ve witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area or have any dash cam footage, please contact us on 101.
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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