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Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Crime summary

Burglary – there are no burglary dwellings to report this week.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 1337 31st July
Location: Hurst Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1700hrs 30th July and 2105hrs 31st July
Details: A garage was broken into and a number of items were stolen

Officer and PCSO Patrols
Our neighbourhood policing team were out and about in the last week. Just one of the events they went to was the Community Safety Event on Saturday 31st July with the Horsham District Neighbourhood Wardens.  

If you would like to speak to your local neighbourhood team, please email them on – please note, this email address is not for reporting crime.
News and appeals

Witnesses sought to Horsham collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious injury collision involving a car and a motorcycle in Horsham. 

Officers were called to Brighton Road around 4pm on Monday, July 19 following the collision involving a motorcycle and a black Volkswagen. 

The motorcyclist – a 65-year-old man – suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged and is continuing his recovery at home.  

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specific controlled drug above the specified limit. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, particularly anyone who may have captured any relevant dash cam footage. 

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting serial 970 of 19/07.
Sussex Police secures more than £500,000 extra funding to tackle serious violence
The Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership has been successful in their bids for more than £500,000 of additional funding to help support the county’s most vulnerable young people and combat the root causes of violent crime. This takes the total amount of additional funding for tackling serious violence in Sussex to just under £2million.

The Violence Reduction Partnership – a multi-agency group which identifies and tackles the root causes of violent crime involving young people – has been awarded £518,862 of additional Government funding for two programmes aimed at reducing young people’s risk and vulnerability to serious violence.

An investment of £228,084 will fund the continuation of the SWITCH programme, a youth mentoring service delivered by Albion in the Community (AITC), the official charity of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

SWITCH provides independent mentoring for young care leavers who are victims of exploitation, at risk of falling into criminality or already perpetrators of violent crime.
Young adults aged between 17 and 25 are offered immediate support if they are taken into custody, preparing to leave care or are brought to the attention of local authorities due to a violent incident.

This extra funding will also support the project to work with A&E departments and GPs to increase the number of referrals from these settings.

Detective Superintendent Stu Hale said: “Tackling the root causes of violent crime in our county is a key priority for Sussex Police, and central to this is working with our partner agencies on early intervention with young people.

“This additional funding will allow us to continue to provide targeted support to those who need it most and help change the course of hundreds of young people’s lives before vulnerability turns into criminality.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I’m delighted that our Violence Reduction Unit has been awarded additional funding as this will expand upon the real difference it is already making for vulnerable young people in Sussex.
“The programmes offered are helping tackle the issues at the heart of much of the violent crime within our county, making it a safer place for us all. They are also making a meaningful improvement to the lives of those involved, giving them the chance of a brighter, crime-free future.”
Witness appeal after teenager robbed at knifepoint in Horsham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint in a Horsham park.

Officers were called to a public space opposite Horsham Railway Station at around 9.25pm on Tuesday (July 27) to reports of a robbery.

The victim - a 15-year-old boy - reported being approached by two men brandishing a large, bladed article who took several of his belongings.

They then made off towards the railway station.

Anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw anything that could help officers with their enquiries is asked to report online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1493 of 27/07. Motorists who passed through the area are also asked to check if they have any dash-cam footage that could assist with the investigation.

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