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Thursday 1st July 2021
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Police searching for wanted man Cain Richards Police are searching for Cain Richards, who is wanted for absconding from Ford Prison.
Richards, 23, was last seen by staff at the open prison on Saturday, June 12 and is now sought for being unlawfully at large.
He is described as white, 6’ 3” tall, of slim build, with brown hair, blue eyes and a full beard. He has a tattoo on his right arm which says ‘NAN’ and is known to have links to the Essex area. To read more about this and see an image of the wanted man click here
New cohort of officers join Sussex Police Twenty-five new recruit constables have taken their first steps in policing this week.
The new recruits were formally sworn in as police officers on Tuesday (29 June) at a low key attestation ceremony carefully adapted to meet Covid-safety measures, with family and friends of the new recruits experiencing the proud moments via Zoom.
Twelve of the new recruits have joined through the three year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and thirteen have joined through the two-year Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). The new officers will spend nine weeks training at the county police HQ in Lewes before joining dedicated coaching units in police stations countywide.
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Police issue stark warning after 90 arrests made at unlicensed event Mass gatherings of unlicensed events will not be tolerated, and anyone who attends or organises these events can expect to face robust action.
This is the stark warning issued by Sussex Police, after almost 100 arrests were made during a ‘rave’ in Steyning.
Officers responded to the large scale event off Bostal Road in the early hours of Sunday 27 June, where some 2,000 people were found to be in attendance.
A large number of officers were deployed to ensure public safety and to bring the event to a safe conclusion, however some were met with significant hostility.
A total of 90 arrests were made, of which 79 were for motoring offences – drink or drug-driving, or failing to provide a specimen for analysis.
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Sussex Police leading the way with Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel Sussex Police is looking for members of the community to be part of a new Sussex Independent Hate Crime Scrutiny and Involvement Panel.
The panel will be made up of volunteer members of the public, and will provide feedback and advice on the police’s response to Hate Crime in the county, seeking to improve the two-way communications between officers and the diverse communities they serve.
Superintendent Rachel Swinney, Force lead for Hate Crime, said: “Last year Sussex Police was the first force nationally to volunteer to take part in a Hate Crime Investigations Inspection. This was carried out by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and independent members of the National Independent Advisory Group (IAG).
To read more on this story click here Crime summary Bognor Regis and surrounding areas - Norbren Avenue, Bognor Regis – On Monday 21st June, an attempt was made to gain entry to a residential garage by using a jack. Serial 0283 21/06/21 Blakes Road, Bognor Regis – Between Sunday 20th and Monday 21st June, a shed was broken into and a mountain bike was stolen. Serial 0468 21/06/21 The Boulevard, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd June, an office was broken into and a TV stolen. Serial 0209 22/06/21 Priestley Way, Bognor Regis – On Wednesday 23rd June, an attempt was made to gain access to a residential property through the front door. Serial 1287 23/06/21 Ash Grove, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Sunday 20th and Monday 21st June, a Black Enigma motor bike was stolen. Serial 0198 21/06/21 Aldwick Gardens, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd June, a vehicle was broken into and a wallet, IPhone and clothing stolen. Serial 0810 24/06/21 Connaught House, Bognor Regis – On Tuesday 22nd June, damage was caused to CCTV cameras in a communal block of flats. Serial 0005 24/06/21 Norfolk Way, Bognor Regis – Between Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th June, the driver’s side window was smashed on a vehicle. Serial 0385 24/06/21 Mead Lane, Bognor Regis – Between Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, a Land Rover Discovery was stolen from a layby. Serial 25/06/21
Littlehampton, Rustington and surrounding area - St Joseph’s Church, Rustington – Overnight between Sunday 20th and Monday 21st June, access was gained to the Church and cash stolen from the safe. Serial 1208 21/06/21 Parham Close, Rustington – On Thursday 24th June, a residential property was broken into and access gained by a ground floor window. Serial 1485 24/06/21 Greenfields, Littlehampton – On Wednesday 23rd June, an attempt was made to gain access to a vehicle. Serial 0973 23/06/21 Bridge Road, Littlehampton – Overnight between Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, a White flatbed lorry was stolen. Serial 0258 25/06/21 Clifton Road, Littlehampton – On Monday 21st June, damage was caused to a business premises after a brick was thrown through a window. Serial 0784 21/06/21 Linden Road, Littlehampton – Overnight between Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June, a Silver BMW M3 was stolen. Serial 0334 27/06/21 Littlehampton Mini Railway, Littlehampton – On Saturday 26th June, damage was caused to the fencing around the skate park. Serial 1695 26/06/21
Arundel, Barnham and surrounding area - North End Road, Yapton – Between Saturday 12th and Monday 14th June, a construction site was broken into and various tools stolen. Serial 0303 14/06/21 Houghton Forest, Arundel – On Friday 18th June, the passenger window was smashed on a vehicle and a gym bag stolen. Serial 1017 18/06/21 Slindon House Top Road, Slindon – On Thursday 17th June, a vehicle was broken into and a handbag, mobile phone and Sat Nav stolen. Serial 0663 19/06/21 Park Lane, Slindon – On Sunday 20th June, the passenger window on a vehicle was smashed and a swimming bag stolen. Serial 0668 20/06/21 Main Road, Yapton – On Saturday 19th June, graffiti was sprayed in the play park causing damage. Serial 0935 19/06/21 Yapton and Ford Village Hall, Yapton – Overnight between Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, offensive graffiti was sprayed onto the wall of the hall causing damage. Serial 0966 26/06/21
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