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Thursday 22nd July 2021

News and appeals

Man sadly dies in Bognor Regis road traffic collision
Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Bognor Regis are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Officers were called to the A259 Bognor Regis bypass about 10pm on Saturday (17 July) to a collision involving a Ford Tourneo and a Honda motorcycle.
The rider of the motorcycle - a 57-year-old man from Basingstoke - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
The driver of the car - a 69-year-old man - and passengers – a 32-year-old woman and three children suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened, or has any relevant dash-cam footage, to come forwards.
Anyone with information that may assist with enquiries is urged to report online or call 101, quoting Operation Ample. 

Witnesses sought to high value watch thefts in West Sussex
Police are investigating two robberies in West Sussex on Sunday (July 18) in which elderly men had watches stolen by women posing as charity collectors.
The first victim – a 70-year-old man - reported being approached by two women claiming to be charity collectors at a car boot sale in The Cattle Market in Chichester at around 11am.
The pair engaged him in conversation and touched his arms and body. He then realised his watch, estimated to have a value of around £10,000, was missing.
The first suspect is described as a white woman with a tan, around 22 years old, 5’8” and wearing a light blue coat. The second is a white woman with a tan, around a similar age and 5’6”.
Around an hour later, a 72-year-old man was approached by two women also claiming to be collecting for charity outside St Catherine’s Church in Beach Road, Littlehampton.
They asked him to sign their petition and touched his arm before he also realised his watch was missing. It is believed to be worth around £5,000.
To read the full witness appeal please click here

Drink-driver jailed for collision with teenage cyclist in Bognor
A drink-driver who left a 17-year-old cyclist with catastrophic injuries in a collision on the A259 in Bognor Regis has been jailed.
Benjamin Grimmett, now 22, of Church Road in Rustington, was sentenced to 28 months in prison and banned from driving for 50 months at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday, July 9.
He had previously pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, possession of Class A and B drugs and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The court heard that at around 11.55pm on Wednesday, June 17 last year, Grimmett was driving his red Kia Rio north west along the A259 Charles Purley Way in Bognor Regis having spent the evening drinking with friends on West Wittering beach.
To read the full story click here

ASB Awareness Week
As the weather heats up and lockdown restrictions are lifted, incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) may increase.
If you are affected by ASB we encourage you to make the right call and report it to the most appropriate agency.
You can use our online tool to help and redirect your report if necessary http://orlo.uk/svI4T

Crime summary
Bognor Regis -
New Barn Lane, North Bersted – Overnight between Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July, a building site was broken into and a number of power tools stolen. Serial 0209 13/07/21
Butlins Holiday Resort, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th July, a room was broken into on the Holiday Resort and jewellery stolen from a safe. Serial 0421 16/07/21
Wessex Avenue, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July, a vehicle was entered and cash stolen. Serial 0227 13/07/21
Selsey Avenue, Bognor Regis - Overnight between Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July, a vehicle was entered and cash and a pair of sunglasses stolen. Serial 0326 13/07/21
Fitzleet House, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July, damage was caused to a Fire Alarm within the building. Serial 0509 17/07/21
Littlehampton, Rustington and surrounding area -
Dominion Way, Rustington – Between Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th July, an attempt was made to steal a transit van on an industrial state after it was broken into and the ignition tampered with. Serial 0682 16/07/21
Station Road, Rustington – On Tuesday 13th July, eggs were thrown at a residential property causing non-permanent criminal damage. Serial 0823 13/07/21
Sea Road, Rustington – On Tuesday 13th July, damage was caused to a number of trees due to them being set on fire. Serial 1472 13/07/21.
Arundel, Barnham and surrounding area -
The Old Church, Houghton – Overnight between Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July, a building site was broken into and a Digger stolen. Serial 0288 16/07/21
Saxby Close, Barnham – Overnight between Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July, a vehicle was broken into and a pair of shoes and cash was stolen. Serial 0233 13/07/21
Horsham Road, Findon – Overnight between Sunday 11th and Monday 12th July, damage was caused to the wing mirror of a vehicle. Serial 0697 13/07/21
Slindon Park, Arundel – On Sunday 18th July, three vehicles had their windows smashed in a car park and items stolen from the cars. Serial 0729 18/07/21

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