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Alert message sent 13/07/2021 10:23:00

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Tuesday 13th July 2021

Crime summary

 Reference:  0394 11th July
Location:  Highlands Avenue, Horsham
Date and time: Between 0300hrs and 0800hrs 11th July
Details:  A laptop was stolen after someone entered via an insecure door.

Burglary other than Dwelling – there are no burglaries to outbuildings to report this week.
Officer and PCSO patrols
On Tuesday PCSO Priest went and spoke to someone in Rudgwick who has recently been scammed online. If you’ve been scammed or know someone that has, you can report scams via our website or to Action Fraud.

Also on Tuesday after a windy and rainy night, police cleared a fallen tree and dealt with another tree dangerously over hanging on Tower Hill Road Horsham.

On Thursday it rained again so the PCSO that was out on foot patrol found shelter in North Street subway after patrolling in and around Horsham Park and Horsham town centre.

Last weekend our officers and PCSOs in our neighbourhood policing team were in Southwater and after receiving reports of speeding and anti-social driving also attended Warnham Road and Redford Avenue in Horsham. You may have seen them at the Horsham junior park run and on Sunday on foot patrol in the Holbrook area.  

If you missed our neighbourhood policing team and would like to have a chat about any local concerns you might have, please email them on

Have you checked out our campaigns section on the Sussex police website yet? You will find information on rural crime, burglaries (including burglary business) under acquisitive crime. There are also articles on Fraud, Domestic Abuse, Serious Violence and so much more.
In the next section there’s a lot of information on Crime Prevention. Please take a few minutes to have a look at our website.  
News and appeals
Drivers caught ‘drifting’ around roundabout
Police have issued a warning to antisocial drivers after a number of motorists were caught ‘drifting’ around a roundabout.

This footage was captured by an officer in an unmarked police vehicle on the A24 near Horsham in the early hours of Sunday 4 July.
Using powers under section 59 of the Police Reform Act, one vehicle was seized as the driver had already been issued with a previous warning, and four other drivers were issued with warnings.

All were travelling in convoy and were seen to be driving antisocially.
PC Steve Lambeth, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “The warnings issued to the drivers apply to them as well as their vehicles, so if they get caught driving antisocially again within the next 12 months then the car they are driving will get seized and they could face a court prosecution.
“Likewise, if they allow someone else to drive their car antisocially in the next 12 months then their car can still be seized, even if they’re not the one driving it at the time.
“Careless, inconsiderate and antisocial driving will not be tolerated in Sussex. At the very least, it causes a nuisance to local residents and road users, but it can also be dangerous and put lives at risk.
“We will do our best to carry out enforcement action where necessary, using both marked and unmarked vehicles. We cannot be everywhere, but we can be anywhere, so think carefully before drifting round a roundabout.”
The video can be found on the Sussex police website.
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