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Tuesday 28th September 2021

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Two arrested after catalytic converter theft in Storrington
Two men were arrested after police swiftly responded to a report of vehicle crime in Storrington.
Two vigilant members of public witnessed the theft of a catalytic converter from a Honda Jazz in Rectory Close shortly before midday on Tuesday 21 September.

They noted the registration numbers of two suspected vehicles involved – a Vauxhall Meriva and a Toyota Avenis – which made off from the scene, and officers were able to locate them in Bognor Regis using ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology.
Police are urging the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.
Signs that thieves may be targeting a vehicle to steal a catalytic converter include the vehicle being raised using a car jack in a car park or residential area, and a loud drilling or cutting sound coming from underneath the vehicle.
Advice on how to prevent catalytic converter thefts or recognise the signs it may be happening is available on our website here.

Click on the link to see the full story.  

Man given 12-year sentence for sexual assault on woman in Horsham
A man who sexually assaulted a woman walking home in Horsham has now been convicted and given a 12-year prison sentence.
Anthony Uwakwe-Nwagwu, 22, a chef, of Bishopric in Horsham, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Thursday 16 September, having been convicted in June after a trial, of sexual assault by penetration.

At 2.30am on Saturday 12 September last year the 21-year-old woman was walking through an alley between Boxall Walk and Goring's Mead, off Brighton Road in Horsham, when she was attacked from behind and sexually assaulted.
For information on reporting sexual offences and the support available, see the Sussex Police website. 

Sussex Police launches latest officer recruitment drive
Sussex Police has opened applications for new police officers as part of its commitment to bolster officer numbers across the county.
The force’s latest recruitment window opened on Monday (September 27), welcoming applications over the following two weeks and encouraging members of the community to consider a career in policing.
Recruitment will close on Monday 11 October and it is expected there will be a high volume of applications. Therefore apply now and help make a real difference to your community. 
Crime summary
Greenfields Way, Horsham – 19th September, a garage door was damaged, believe to be an attempted to enter and steal. No entry was made and nothing was stolen. Cad 0752 21/09.21.
Hammerpond Road, Horsham – between 1445hrs and 1515hrs 21st September, damage was caused to a vehicle and entry was made, a wallet containing several items including cash and financial / store cards was stolen. Cad 0938 21/09/21.
Birches Road, Horsham – between 1630hrs 20th September and 0620hrs 21st September, damage was caused to a transit van believe in an attempt to enter and steal, no entry was made and nothing was stolen. Cad 1128 21/09/21.
Park Road, Faygate – over a period of time between August and 10th September, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda Jazz. Cad 0183 21/09/21.
Rectory Close, Storrington – approximately 1150hrs 21st September, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda Jazz. 2 arrests were made. Cad 0515 21/09/21.
Billingshurst Road, Ashington – between 0300hrs and 0530hrs 24th September, an outbuilding had the doors broken and entry was made, unknown what has been stolen. Cad 0282 24/09/21.
Crawley Road, Horsham – between 0730hrs and 2040hrs 25th September, a rear door was forced open breaking the lock and causing damage, items including jewellery and a passport were stolen. Cad 1463 25/09/21.
Truleigh Hill, Shoreham – an outbuilding was broken into and some items were stolen, however, three persons were arrested by officers. Investigations continue. Cad 1545 26/09/21.
Worthing Road, Horsham – approximately 1145hrs 24th September, a purse containing financial cards was stolen from a vehicle whilst the female occupant was distracted. Cad 0616 24/09/21.
Hawthorn Way, Storrington – between 2200hrs 26th and 0715hrs 27th September, a BMW car was stolen. The vehicle was later found. Investigations continue. Cad 0191 27/09/21.
Fairfield Way, Ashington – overnight between 26th & 27th September, an insecure vehicle was entered and loose change was taken. Cad 0463 27/09/21.
Maplehurst Road, West Grinstead – between 1500hrs & 1600hrs 27th September, items including dressage saddle, a bridle and a purse were stolen from a horse box.

We have received reports of persons acting suspiciously around vehicles and trying car doors in Ashington / Pulborough, please remember to always lock your vehicles when not in use and if you see anyone acting suspiciously please contact us.  

Police Officer recruitment opened yesterday, Monday 27th September and will be open until 11th October. Our recruitment team will be attending The 2021 Jobs and Skills Fair on Saturday 2nd October from 10am to 3pm at the Drill Hall in Denne Road, Horsham. If this is a career you’ve been considering, please come along to learn more about our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship which is now open for recruitment as well as all other roles and entry routes.

Unfortunately there will not be a bulletin next week. The next weekly bulletin will be on or around the 12th October. 

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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