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Thursday 15th July 2021
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Sussex Police sergeant dismissed from the force
A Sussex Police sergeant has been dismissed for breaching standards of professional behaviour in respect of authority, respect and courtesy, discreditable conduct, equality and diversity and orders and instructions.
Andrew Hother, 49, appeared at a four-day gross misconduct hearing which concluded on July 9 at Sussex Police HQ, Lewes.
PS Hother admitted the allegations and the panel, headed by an independent legally-qualified chair, found that two of the allegations amounted to gross misconduct and the last amounted to misconduct.
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Man jailed for Bognor burglaries
A man who burgled two homes in Bognor has been given a 17-month prison sentence.
John Phillips, 46, of St Albans Road, Bognor, was sentenced when he appeared at Hove Crown Court on 1 July, having previously pleaded guilty to burgling a flat in Walton Road, Bognor, on 23 December last year, and another one in nearby Belmont Road on 22 January.
Phillips, who has 100 previous convictions for theft-related offences, was traced after his DNA was found at the first burglary, where electronic devices and clothing were stolen.
Food and household items were taken in the second burglary which occurred in a flat adjacent to where Phillips was living at the time.
Some of the property was recovered when Phillips was arrested.
Detective Constable Elaine Keating said; "Phillips has been a persistent thief over many years, but his latest crimes were quickly detected by our investigation and forensic work."
For advice on protecting your home from burglary, see the Sussex Police website.
Sussex Police welcomes changes to Offensive Weapons Act
It is an offence to possess weapons including knuckledusters, zombie knives and throwing stars, even in your own home, following changes to the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 by the Government today (14 July).
The Offensive Weapons Act is in place to control the sale of knives and corrosive substances, and introduces new offences on their possession and use.
Other sections of the act that start today also includes an updated definition of flick knives to reflect changes in weapon designs, and the banning of private possession of flick knives and gravity knives.
These changes will further help officers to take weapons off the streets, deal with those intent on using them, and vitally make it more difficult for young people to get hold of knives and other dangerous items in the first place.
To read more about this click here Crime summary Bognor Regis - Shripney Road, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July, a building site was broken into and a number of power tools stolen. Serial 0195 07/07/21 High Street, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July, an attempt was made to break into a charity shop by causing damage to the lock and front door. Serial 0431 10/07/21 Van Gough Place, Bognor Regis – On Sunday 11th July, an attempt was made to gain access to a residential property by trying the front door. Serial 0453 11/07/21 Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Sunday 4th and Monday 5th July, an attempt was made to gain access to a parked unattended vehicle in the road. Serial 0622 05/07/21 Normanton Avenue, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July, a vehicle was entered and a purse and loose change stolen. Serial 0349 06/07/21 Chichester Road, Bognor Regis – Between Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th July, a vehicle was broken into and a hedge trimmer and hairdressing bag were stolen. Serial 0090 10/07/21 Glamis Street, Bognor Regis – On Friday 9th July, graffiti had been sprayed onto a number of walls and signs belonging to a school causing damage. Serial 1237 09/07/21
Littlehampton, Rustington and surrounding area -
Coach House Close, East Preston – On Monday 5th July, an attempt was made to gain access to a residential property by tampering with the letterbox. Serial 1063 05/07/21 South Terrace, Littlehampton – Overnight between Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July, a garage door was forced open causing damage and a parcel stolen. Serial 0770 08/07/21 Wick Street, Littlehampton – On Friday 9th July, a residential property was broken into and an IPad and alcohol stolen. Serial 0355 09/07/21 Bayford Road, Littlehampton – Overnight between Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July, a Honda Melody Moped was stolen. Serial 0374 07/07/21 East Ham Road, Littlehampton – Overnight between Thursday 8th and Friday 9th July, a Ford Transit Custom was stolen. Serial 0297 09/07/21 Waterside, Littlehampton – On Friday 9th July, a brick gate pillar was knocked over causing damage. Serial 1185 10/07/21
Arundel, Barnham and surrounding area - The Street, Walberton – Overnight between Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July, a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0288 08/07/21 Bilsham Road, Yapton – Overnight between Sunday 4th and Monday 5th July, damage was caused to a vehicle after the wing mirror was kicked off. Serial 0185 05/07/21
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