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Tuesday 17th August 2021

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Appeal for information after disabled woman was abused in Durrington
 Police are investigating a report of a hate crime after a disabled young woman reported being abused by a group of teenagers.
The woman, who was in her wheelchair, asked a group of teenagers, including two girls and two boys, if she could pass them on a path in Bourne Close near the Tesco store in Durrington between 1.45pm and 2pm on July 28.
The group of teenagers verbally abused because of her disability, and she reported that her hat was removed and thrown into a bush.
Investigating officer PCSO Barry Bastable said: “The incident left the victim feeling shaken but there was an elderly man passing by who escorted her safely home.
"We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about what happened to get in touch with us.”
If you can help the investigation report online here or call 101 quoting serial 25 of 29/07.
Sussex residents warned about increase in computer software service fraud
Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a rise in cases of computer software service fraud in Sussex, especially among vulnerable victims.
Since the start of the year, there have been 122 reports made to Sussex Police of computer software service fraud. Many of the victims have been women over the age of 75.
Of these 122 reports, 46 victims unfortunately suffered a loss of an average of £5,082. This then amounts to a staggering combined loss of £233,760.
To see the full story, how to contact Action Fraud and to see how you can protect yourself click on the link. 
Man jailed for drug-dealing in Worthing
 A man has been jailed for dealing Class A drugs in Worthing.
 Tauland Volaj pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 2 August.
He was arrested after police stopped him driving a vehicle believed to be linked to drugs supply in Marine Parade, Worthing, in the early hours of 28 December, 2019.
Officers discovered two mobile phones and a quantity of cash in his possession, and a further search assisted by a drugs dog revealed seven deal bags containing a total of almost 3g of cocaine in the centre console.
A subsequent search of the defendant’s address in Kithurst Crescent, Goring, revealed a further £4,000 in cash and 16g of cocaine in various containers.
To read the full story click on the link 
Crime summary
Brighton Road, Worthing - 1000hrs-1700hrs 7th August, damage was caused to a door and the property was entered, several items were stolen. Cad 0369 10/08/21.
 Broomfield Avenue, West Tarring – Overnight between 9th August and 10th August, a garage door was damage and a pedal cycle was stolen. Cad 0342 10/08/21.
 Chapel Road, Worthing – Approximately 1000hrs 15th August, an attempt was made to enter a flat. Attempt failed and no entry gained and nothing was stolen. Cad 683 15/08/21
 Dominion Road, Broadwater - A pedal cycle was stolen from an insecure porch. Cad 684 15/08/21
 Ropetackle, Shoreham – Overnight between 14th & 15th August, damage was caused to a bike shed and a pedal cycle was stolen. Cad 1318 15/08/21
Wenban Road, Worthing – Approximately 0255hrs 15th August, a Yamaha motor bike was stolen. Cad 216 15/08/21
Sylvan Road, Sompting – between 0030hrs and 0600hrs 15th August, a Sinnis Apache motor cycle was stolen. Cad 0363 15/08/21
Brougham Road, East Worthing – between 1930hrs 14th August and 1030hrs 15th August, an insecure vehicle was entered and various items were stolen. Cad 543 15/08/21
Brougham Road, East Worthing – overnight between 14th & 15th August, an insecure vehicle was entered and various items were stolen. Cad 1248 15/08/21
Goring Road, Goring by Sea – approximately 0640hrs 16th August, a vehicle window was broken. Cad 169 16/08/21
Riverbank, Shoreham – between 1700hrs and 1800hrs 15th August, damage was caused to a vehicle. Cad 660 16/08/21
Arundel Road, Worthing – approximately 0245hrs 17th August, a motor cycle was stolen. Motorcycle had a tracker fitted and the bike was recovered by police. Investigations continue. Cad 0107 17/08/21
The Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP)/ Operation Safety teams invite you to complete a survey about violent crime and knife crime in Sussex. Please take our survey by clicking on the link , more information can be found on the website 
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