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Tuesday 28th September 2021

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Witness appeal after man arrested over Worthing sexual assault
Police investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Worthing have made an arrest.
The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking west along Richmond Road around 1.20am on Saturday (September 18) when she was approached by an unknown man.
After following and attempting to engage with the victim, the suspect sexually assaulted her near the junction with Christchurch Road, before she fled the scene.
Following an initial investigation, a man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.
Police are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident, but are appealing for witnesses or anybody who has any information which could help the investigation to get in touch either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 208 of 18/09.  

Teenager arrested following assault on boy in Worthing Park
Police investigating an assault on a boy in Worthing have made an arrest. 
Officers were called to West Park, off Shaftsbury Avenue, at 4.06pm on Saturday 18 September following a report of an assault on a 14-year-old boy. 

The victim suffered facial injuries in the assault, which happened around 3.30pm that day. 

On Tuesday (September 21), officers arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was interviewed and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

PS Craig Burgess of Worthing Police said: "This was an unprovoked attack on a young victim and we have been able to make a swift arrest following a number of enquiries. 

"We take violence against young people incredibly seriously and will always look to take positive action." 

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
Whitebeam Road, Durrington – between 0800hrs and 1300hrs 20th September, a Land Rover was stolen. Cad 0341 21/09/21.
Manor Lea, Worthing – between 0700hrs and 0720hrs 23rd September, a ford transit tipper van was stolen. Cad 0259 23/09/21.
Burnside Crescent, Sompting – between 2100hrs 22nd September and 0700hrs 23rd September, a ford transit van was stolen. Cad 0278 23/09/21.
Avondale Close, Goring by Sea – approximately 1725hrs 23rd September, a garage was broken into, nothing stolen. Cad 1142 23/09/21.
Gordon Road, Shoreham by Sea – between 1800hrs & 2030hrs 23rd September, access to a garage via and insecure rear door, pedal cycles were stolen. Cad 0365 24/09/21.
Old Salts Farm Road, Lancing – between 0400hrs & 0600hrs 23rd September, a vehicle was entered and damage caused, nothing was stolen. Cad 0326 23/09/21.
St Thomas’s Road, Worthing – time unknown, a person was seen on CCTV entering an insecure vehicle, unknown if anything was taken. Cad 0378 23/09/21.
Glebeside Avenue, West Tarring- between 1400hrs 22nd September and 1030hrs 23rd September, an insecure vehicle was entered and some money was stolen. Cad 0506 23/09/21.
Orme Close, Lancing – time and date unknown, an insecure van was entered, a box was taken. Cad 0553 23/09/21.
Greatham Road, Findon Valley – between 2200hrs 22nd September and 0700hrs 23rd September, an insecure vehicle was entered, sunglasses and a make-up bag were stolen. Cad 1091 23/09/21.
Goring Way, Goring by Sea – between 0700hrs 17th September and 2300hrs 21st September, damage was caused to a car door and the car was then entered, a purse was stolen. Cad 1406 23/09/21.
The Crescent, Southwick – believe between 0300hrs and 0400hrs 23rd September, a car boot was entered and a box containing some items was stolen. Cad 518 24/09/21.
South Farm Road, Broadwater – between 1230hrs and 1400hrs 24th September, both front and rear number plates were stolen from a transit van. Cad 0719 24/09/21.
Stoney Lane, Shoreham – between 1830hrs 23rd September and 0700hrs 24th September, a Vespa scooter was stolen. Cad 1039 24/09/21.
Glebeside Avenue, West Tarring – between 1200hrs 20th September and 1430hrs 25th September, unknown how someone has entered a vehicle but some loose change was stolen. Cad 0891 25/09/21.
King Street, Broadwater – between 2100hrs 26th September and 0605hrs 27th September, a ford transit van was stolen. Cad 0168 27/09/21.
Romany Road, Durrington – between 25th & 27th September, a range rover was stolen. Cad 0241 27/09/21.
Coombes Road, Lancing – between 1400hrs & 1630hrs 26th September, the lock was broken on a Citroen C1 and items including a mobile phone and bank cards were stolen. Cad 0719 27/09/21.

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. 

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