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Tuesday 27th July 2021

News and appeals
Appeal for witnesses after unprovoked assault at Storrington petrol station
 Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault at a petrol station in Storrington, West Sussex.

The incident, on Thursday 10 June, happened at an Esso garage in Pulborough Road.
As the victim went inside to pay a group of four men in a white convertible BMW car made a comment towards him, which he replied to.

Two of the men got out of the vehicle and one of them hit the victim twice on the head, causing a cut behind his ear. The group then left the scene.
Officers investigating the matter believe the man who can be seen by clicking on the link could help with their enquiries.

Anyone who recognises him, or who has any other information about what happened, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1544 of 10/06.
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, the following people in the Horsham district are:
Hayden Brock, 21, a student, of Rowlands Road, Horsham, was arrested in Rushams Road, Horsham, on 19 June and charged with driving with 86mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 5 July, he was disqualified from driving for 21 months. He was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
David Power, 36, a telecommunications employee, of Dacre Gardens, Upper Beeding, was arrested on the A2037 in Upper Beeding on 19 June and charged with driving with 68mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 20 July, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £700 fine, £85 costs and a £70 victim surcharge.
Elliot Ward, 21, a builder, of Middle Mead, Steyning, was arrested in Kings Barn Lane, Steyning, on 23 June and charged with driving with 47mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 20 July, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £400 fine, £85 costs and a £40 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 or go to our website.
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999. 
Crime summary
Burglary – there are no burglary dwellings or burglary to other dwellings i.e. outbuildings such as sheds and garages to report this week.
Officer and PCSO patrols
Our neighbourhood policing team in Horsham have been busy this last week, these are just a couple of things they’ve been up to:

On Wednesday PCSO Priest was out and about in Horsham carrying out enquiries in relation to a recent pedal cycle theft. Please remember to lock your bike frame and wheels to a secure bike rack when you’re out and register your bike with bike register or Immobilise.

On Thursday our officers and PCSOs were in Lintot Square, Southwater to speak to local residents about the recent anti-social behaviour in the area.

If you would like to contact your neighbourhood policing team to speak to them about any concerns you might have, please email the team on
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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