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Tuesday 26th October 2021


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Expansion boost for Sussex Police's Rural Crime Team
Sussex Police's Rural Crime Team (RCT) is expanding, with extra police officers joining to enhance the work of the unit which tackles unlawful behaviour in rural communities.
Following success of the launch of the dedicated team in June 2020, four new PCs are joining the unit, which is based out of Midhurst and Heathfield. This brings the establishment of the team up to two sergeants, 12 constables and six Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).
The team has a specialist focus on agricultural, wildlife, environment and heritage issues as well as dog theft. Through community engagement, crime prevention advice and law enforcement, the Rural Crime Team targets criminals perpetrating rural crime and brings them to justice.
To see the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/expansion-boost-for-sussex-polices-rural-crime-team/

Witnesses sought following a robbery in Goring
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery and assault of a teenager in Goring.
It happened at a bus stop opposite The Maybridge Centre on The Strand around 4PM on Monday 13 September.
Officers are particularly keen to speak with a motorcyclist who spoke to the victim after the incident.
Two boys aged 13 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released under investigation while enquires continue.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or captured footage on a dashcam is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1184 of 13/09.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witnesses-sought-following-a-robbery-in-goring/

Police keep up pressure on drug dealers in Sussex
Police across Sussex have been keeping up pressure on 'County Lines' and other drug dealers.

During 2020 Sussex Police recorded 236 disruptions against such 'lines' into the county, mainly from London, an increase of 171% in disruptions over the previous year. Over the past 12 months alone 29 such lines have been disrupted.

And in October this work was intensified as part of a continuing national effort.
In West Sussex, five warrants were executed. Officers from the West Sussex Community Investigation Team (CIT) executed one of them with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police at an address in Thornton Heath, South London. Three people were arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine, and money laundering.
Also in West Sussex, more than 250 students were engaged in a series of training inputs and discussions by police Neighbourhood Youth Officers at Secondary Schools and Colleges.
During the past year co-ordinated police activity has increased, with a Surrey and Sussex Police intelligence team known as Operation Centurion, which works with London's Metropolitan Police to better target and prosecute offenders of county lines activity between the capital, Surrey and Sussex. In the six months since the team’s inception, they have contributed to more than 50 lines being disrupted, and to charges of over 60 individuals across both counties.
Members of the public can also help, the best advice is to trust your instincts – if somebody shows signs of mistreatment, or a child seems to be travelling long distances or is unfamiliar with a locality, you can report suspicions to local police on 101 or online or to British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 if you see something on the railway network.

There are also many sources of further advice and assistance to help combat the harm caused by drugs. Safe Space Sussex takes you to all the local organisations who provide support for those affected by drugs misuse.

For further information on County Lines see the Sussex Police website. 
To read the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/police-keep-up-pressure-on-drug-dealers-in-sussex/

Residents urged to keep their homes secure and safe this autumn
Sussex Police is reminding residents to review their home security as we approach the clocks going back this weekend.
With longer night’s drawing in, we want residents to think about the hidden security risks around their homes, and make it more difficult for opportunist burglary.
Sussex remains a safe place to live and work. Our burglary solved rate has increased over the last few months and we continue to concentrate our efforts to catch criminals and protect our communities from this crime type.
Sussex Police is committed to reducing burglary in Sussex and catch those responsible. Recently, officers stopped a cloned white Citroen van on suspicion of being linked to multiple burglaries across Sussex. Officers found number of stolen tools, power tools and assorted gardening equipment. Two men were subsequently arrested.
Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry, said: “Having your property burgled can be one of the most upsetting and destructive crimes to occur and we are committed to do all we can to reduce this crime and catch those responsible.
“Sussex is a safe county and suffers from relatively low levels of burglary and we intend to work to continue to make our county an inhospitable place for burglars to operate.”

To protect your property, you can find practical prevention tips to:
Protect your home including information on door and window locks
Keep burglars out of your property
Keep your shed or garage safe and secure
Access to all information on protecting your home from crime can be found on our website.

The Sussex Police website has a wealth of crime prevention advice which you can share with our local communities.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/residents-urged-to-keep-their-homes-secure-and-safe-this-autumn/
 
Crime summary
St Botolphs Road, Worthing – approximately 1550hrs 19th October a door window was broken believe in an attempt to enter and steal. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen. Cad 0893 19/10/21.
Belsize Road, Worthing – between 0800hrs and 1830hrs 19th October, a Yale lock was damaged and entry gained. It is unknown if anything was taken. Cad 1177 19/10/21.
Riverside Road, Shoreham – between 2200hrs 19th October and 0645hrs 20th October, a window were removed from an outbuilding and an attempt was made to steal a bike however the attempt failed and nothing was stolen. Cad 0208 20/10/21.
Lanfranc Road, West Tarring – between 0800hrs and 1530hrs 20th October, a lock was forced on a kitchen window and entry was gained to the property, several items including a wallet, a laptop and PlayStation controllers were stolen. Cad 0832 20/10/21.
Hadley Avenue, Broadwater – over a period of time a Suzuki Van was stolen. Cad 0212 20/10/21.
St. Aubyns Road, Fishersgate – between 2100hrs 19th October and 0500hrs 20th October, a vehicle was entered and an untidy search was made, however nothing was taken. Cad 0398 20/10/21.
Belsize Road, Worthing – at 2120hrs 19th October, an insecure vehicle was entered, the glovebox was entered and documents were stolen. Cad 1163 20/10/21.
Marlowe Road, Broadwater – between 2300hrs 18th October and 0630hrs 19th October, a dash cam was stolen from a vehicle. No damage was caused to the vehicle. Cad 1188 21/10/21.
Dominion Road, Broadwater – between 17th and 22nd October, loose change was stolen from a campervan. No damage was caused. Cad 0471 23/10/21.
Butts Road, Southwick – between 1800hrs 23rd October and 1640hrs 24th October, an Audi car was stolen. Cad 0921 24/10/21.
 
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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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