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Tuesday 27th July 2021

News and appeals
Shoreham man jailed for raping woman after assaulting another
 A man who raped one woman and assaulted another on the same night in Shoreham has been jailed following a Sussex Police investigation.
Murphy was arrested by officers on March 10, 2020.

He had pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Jordan Murphy, 24, from Shoreham, was jailed for nine years on Monday, July 12, after being found guilty of rape, common assault and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence.
He will placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
For further information on help available for victims of sexual offending see the Sussex Police website.
Appeal for witnesses to assaults on woman in Worthing
Police are appealing for witnesses to two assaults on a woman in Worthing.

The first incident took place at around 5pm on Wednesday 14 July in Cortis Avenue, when two men males approached the 40-year-old victim, one carrying a metal bar making threats to harm her. They then made off in a large pickup truck.

The second incident took place on Monday 19 July at 4.30pm when a man approached a black 4X4 vehicle parked in The Boulevard, near Durrington railway station. The suspect used a bottle to spray a substance over the woman inside. She suffered minor injuries.

A man aged 40 has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent in connection to the incident and have been released on bail until 18 August pending further enquiries and a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on bail until 17 August. The suspects and the victim are all known to each other.

Crime Investigator Perry Humphreys said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the two incidents or anyone who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of them to make contact with us."
Report online or call 101 quoting serial 1528 of 19/07.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

First 13 people convicted following drink/drug-driving campaign identified

13 people, arrested during a summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, can now be identified having been convicted in court.
A total of 279 arrests were made in Sussex during the operation between 11 June and 11 July, which was run in addition to our routine roads policing duties 365 days year.
A large proportion of the arrests (79) were in relation to an unlicensed music event in Steyning.

Police carried out dedicated patrols to tackle one of the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions, through education, engagement and enforcement.
Of the 279 arrests, these are just a few of the people from the Adur Worthing area that have been convicted:
Richard Doherty, 57, a painter, of South Street, Worthing, was arrested in Oving Road, Chichester, on 13 June and charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 6 July, he was disqualified from driving for 20 months and required to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
Nicholas White, 44, a company director, of Hurston Close, Worthing, was arrested on the A24 in Findon on 18 June and charged with driving with 51mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 13 July, he was disqualified from driving for 14 months. He was also ordered to pay a £1,846 fine, £85 costs and a £185 victim surcharge.
Bobby Pryer, 24, a student, of Newland Road, Worthing, was arrested in Marine Parade, Worthing, on 19 June and charged with driving with 80mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 13 July, he was disqualified from driving for 18 months. He was also ordered to pay a £461 fine, £85 costs and a £46 victim surcharge.

 In keeping with previous campaigns, details of people convicted as part of this campaign will be published on our website.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
A minimum 12 month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance costs;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 
To see the full list of the 13 people, please click on the link.
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999. 
Crime summary
Burglary – there are no burglary dwellings to report this week.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0480 20th July
Location: Greystone Avenue, West Tarring
Date and time: Between 16th July and 18th July
Details: A lock was forced on a garage and 2 pedals plus other items were stolen.

Reference: 0230 27th July
Location: Parkside, Shoreham by Sea
Date and time: Overnight between 26th & 27th July
Details: Two pedal cycles were stolen from a garage.
Officer and PCSO patrols
Our officers and PCSOs have been out on patrol and in the last week this is just a couple of places they’ve been to.  

Last Tuesday (20th) our officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) and the neighbourhood policing team were conducting speed checks as well as seat-belt and mobile phone checks on Salvington Road, Durrington. Three drivers were issued tickets for the excessive speed and four others were given words of advice. Please drive carefully, never use a mobile phone whilst driving and always wear a seat belt.

Yesterday (Monday 26th July) Our neighbourhood policing team (NPT) were in Tarring Park to speak to local residents about any concerns they may have but especially about ASB. They were joined by neighbourhood watch and had a large amount of people come out to speak to them.

Tomorrow (28th July) our neighbourhood policing team will be holding a street briefing together with Worthing Homes between 9am and noon outside Cambourne Court, Shelley Street in Worthing.
If there is something you would like to discuss with the team, please go along. 

In the last couple of weeks there has been a slight increase in the number of scams / fraud in the Adur / Worthing area, especially romance fraud. Other scams include online shopping & auction, not to mention computer software service fraud.

Please take a moment to look at our website for more information and remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   
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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


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