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Chichester weekly bulletin

Alert message sent 25/06/2021 10:12:00

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Friday, 25 June 2021

News and appeals

Police ramp up work with businesses to prevent sale of knives to under 18s
Sussex Police is ramping up its work with local businesses to prevent the sale of knives to under 18s as part of our ongoing commitment to tackle knife crime and serious violence. 
Officers are carrying out test purchase operations to engage with retailers on the Challenge 25 policy, which is challenging those who look under the age of 25 trying to purchase a knife. Click here to read more.

National praise for Sussex scheme to support domestic abuse victims
A Sussex Police initiative to help domestic abuse victims during and since lockdown has been praised in a national report. The national report, 'Policing domestic abuse during the pandemic', is published by her Majesty's Inspectorate of Police, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) on 23 June.
It highlights the way in which the force developed a team of specialist trained police officers and staff to deal with standard risk domestic abuse cases which are not high risk. These officers conduct virtual interviews with victims using discreet video conferencing technology. This enables officers to interact face to face with victims listening to their report, providing safeguarding advice and completing the initial investigation. Click here to read more.

Vehicle crime at beauty spot car parks
Sadly we’ve seen a rise in reports of thefts from vehicles parked in rural areas over the last few days. Thieves have gained entry to the vehicles by smashing windows and causing damage by removing number plates.
If you notice anyone acting suspiciously, please call us at the time, on 999. If you can, try and get a description of the person, any vehicle you saw them in and if possible a number plate and direction of travel. We will continue to conduct regular patrols across the district.
Click here to read vehicle crime prevention advice.

Your local teams 
Click here to contact your local team, find information about meetings and events in your area and view actions being taken regarding your priorities.

Neighbourhood Watch
We work closely with Neighbourhood Watch and you can find out more about your local scheme online. Visit the Neighbourhood Watch website: http://www.sussexnwfed.org.uk/

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Crime summary
Chichester and surrounding areas
Smugglers Lane, Bosham – Overnight between Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th June, a garage was broken into and a number of tools stolen. Serial 0255 15/06/21.
Compton, Chichester - Overnight between Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th June, a residential property and container have been broken into and tools stolen. Serial 0298 15/06/21.
Hylters Lane, Chilgrove – On Monday 14th June, a vehicle had its back window smashed and bowling equipment stolen. Serial 0266 14/06/21.
West Stoke Road, West Lavant – On Wednesday 16th June, a vehicle had the back windscreen smashed and a pair of trainers stolen. Serial 1262 16/06/21.
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle – On Saturday 19th June, the number plates from a vehicle were removed and stolen. Serial 0921 19/06/21.
Kent Road, Chichester – Overnight between Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, a White Ford Transit was stolen. Serial 0562 20/06/21.
Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Emsworth – Overnight between Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June, a vehicle had the passenger window smashed causing damage. Serial 0321 16/06/21

Selsey, The Wittering’s and surrounding areas
Ellanore Lane, West Wittering – On Sunday 13th June, a set of number plates were stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0510 14/06/21

Midhurst, Petworth and surrounding areas
Beech Lodge, Rogate – Overnight between Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th June, a cabin was broken into and money and tools stolen. Serial 0256 15/06/21.
The Fairway, Midhurst – On Wednesday 16th June, a residential property was broken into and jewellery stolen. Serial 1411 16/06/21.
Southleys, Fernhurst – On Friday 18th June, the number plates from a vehicle were stolen. Serial 0915 18/06/21.
Woolbeding Common Car Park, Midhurst – On Sunday 19th June, a vehicle had the rear window smashed and a handbag stolen. Serial 0717 19/06/21.
Lavington Common, Graffham – On Sunday 19th June, a vehicle had the passenger window smashed and a handbag stolen. Serial 0839 20/06/21.

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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