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Wednesday 1st December 2021

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Man tragically killed in Worthing collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in Worthing.
About 11.30pm on Friday 26 November, emergency services responded to a report of a collision in Bulkington Avenue.
This resulted in the closure of the full length of Bulkington Avenue for the majority of the night whilst the dynamics of the collision were investigated.
Tragically, the driver of the Mercedes C220 died from his injuries at the scene.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnesses the incident or captured anything on dash cam or CCTV.
Officers would also like to speak to anyone that had been at the Grand Victoria Hotel, where there was a report of a disturbance, earlier that evening. It is believed the Mercedes is linked to this incident.
Please email quoting Operation Armoy.   
Sussex Police launches survey on crime against women and girls
Have your say on crime affecting women and girls in Sussex.
Sussex Police are launching a unique survey seeking the views of people across the county on the experience of women and girls as victims of harassment, sexual and violent crime.

The online survey will run for six weeks and opens on Thursday 25 November, annual White Ribbon Day, and the start of a global 16 days of activity against gender-based violence.
The survey forms part of the commitment by Sussex Police to engage with local communities on this issue, to better understand lived experiences and enhance work already underway.​
You can give your views in the online survey on our website. Results of the survey will be published but all responses are anonymous:
The survey seeks to understand people’s preferred reporting mechanisms, to gauge levels of under reporting around particular crime types, to raise awareness of reporting mechanisms and of the different support services available:
Issues covered include rape and serious sexual assault, stalking, voyeurism, unwanted sexual touching, upskirting, indecent exposure and street harassment:
Whilst the survey focuses on incidents that have taken place in public, there is also an opportunity to share experiences of different locations including behaviour you have experienced online and in your home.
There are currently several current sources of advice and support for people affected by harassment, sexual and violent crime:
- At the recently launched StreetSafe website you can tell us anonymously about locations in your neighbourhood that make you feel or have made you feel unsafe. But if you or someone else is in immediate danger always dial 999.
- At home shouldn’t mean at risk of domestic abuse - #youarenotalone
If you are controlled or physically, sexually, economically or emotionally abused by a partner, ex-partner or family member, this is Domestic Abuse. Contact us through the Sussex Police website or find support at Sussex Safespace. 
- Going for a night out shouldn’t mean at risk of sexual assault - #nomeansno
If you experience or witness a sexual assault, contact us on 999. You can find support at Sussex Safespace. 
- Walking in the street shouldn’t mean intimidation - #youarenotalone
If you feel unsafe, contact Sussex Police on 999. You can also report non-emergencies online at contact us on 999. You can find support at Sussex Safespace. 
White Ribbon UK: is a national organisation working to involve men in opposing violence and abuse against women. Sussex Police have taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. This global campaign encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
The global campaign commits to White Ribbon Day  and 16 days of action to seek to end male violence against women and girls. By wearing a white ribbon pin badge, you can show your support in challenging the acceptability of violence by becoming involved in changing attitudes and behaviour.
There are three hashtags that White Ribbon Day are encouraging organisations to use throughout the 16 day period, these are: #WhiteRibbon - #AllMenCan #MakeThePromise - #youarenotalone.

StreetSafe: As part of the government’s agenda to tackle violence against women and girls, we are also trialling this new online tool to enable people, particularly women and girls, to report locations where they feel or have felt unsafe and to identify the features on why that location made them feel unsafe. This has been developed in cooperation with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
Since we began to publicise StreetSafe in Sussex in Mid-October we have already received more than 500 reports. All the reports are analysed at local level and action taken to change patrol patterns, and to consult with local partners on issues such a street lighting and layout.
To read much more on this story, please click on the link or go to our website.
Shoreham man convicted of international cocaine supply
A West Sussex man who ran a business supplying materials to create cocaine now faces jail after an investigation by Sussex Police detectives and financial investigators.
James Beeby, 51, of Hammy Lane, Shoreham, was convicted at Chichester Crown Court on Wednesday 17 November after an eight-day trial, of being concerned in the supply of cocaine, and money laundering,
He had also pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a weapon, after police recovered a stun gun and a pepper spray during the investigation.
During the trial evidence was heard from a drugs expert witness about phone messages recovered from his phone, and evidence that he had purchased the cutting agents, showing his knowledge of their intended use in the supply of cocaine.
This amount of cutting agent had the potential, when cut with cocaine, to produce drugs with a value of between £20 million and £40 million pounds at street level.
Beeby is currently on court bail awaiting sentence in the first week of January 2022, with a hearing for potential seizure of assets to be assessed by the court under the Proceeds of Crime Act hearing to follow at a later date.
To read the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.
Innovative new tactics to tackle knife crime in Sussex
The voice of hundreds of children and young people across Sussex is shaping innovative new tactics to tackle knife crime.
Research exclusively commissioned by Sussex Police and carried out by The Campaign Company showed that 14 per cent of the 11–18 years olds spoken to did not feel safe in their local area, with seven per cent feeling pressurised to carry a knife.
Some children said they were worried about reporting knife crime for fear of being labelled a “snake”.
One of the new approaches being trialled is an educational card game called A Game of Knife or Life. The game looks to stimulate conversation around the implications and repercussions of carrying a blade, while also signposting young people to available support services.
The Game
 A Game of Knife or Life was designed in collaboration with neighbourhood youth officers using funding from the Home Office to educate young people on the consequences of knife crime.
Aimed at 11-16 years old’s, the game is an educational resource that looks to stimulate conversation around the implications and repercussions of carrying a blade. It aims to deliver this information and advice in a fun, creative and innovative way but without detracting from the seriousness of the message. It will be used in schools, youth clubs, at events and by neighbourhood youth officers across the county.  
The game includes an instruction manual and two decks of playing cards - scenario cards and outcome cards. To play the game, a game master reads out the scenario card to the group. This will then create a conversation in response to the scenario, encouraging the group to think and debate on the possible consequences for each situation. 
Example scenario: You carry a small knife when out with friends to give you some reassurance if you end up in some sort of trouble. "It's only a small knife, it won't kill anyone." What are the consequences of carrying even a small knife?
Example outcome: Get a criminal record. This can result in up to four years in prison; restrict travel abroad to places such as the USA and Australia; impact on your job opportunities following background checks; make it harder for you to achieve your goals and ambitions.
In the year end to March 2021, officers have engaged with approximately 14,810 young people. Police also continue to work with partners to reach out to young people and signpost them to other services where advice and support is available. This includes where young people can receive and report information around knife crime anonymously. 
Members of the public are also encouraged to report information to police either online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency. Information can be reported anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Childline on 0800 1111.
 To read more on this story, please click on the link or go to our website. 
Crime summary
Ham Road, Shoreham – between 1800hrs 25th November and 0845hrs 26th November, a rear door was damaged and entry was gained to the property, money and a laptop was stolen. Cad 0246 26/11/21. 
Rowlands Road, Worthing – at approximately 2000hrs 26th November, entry was made to a property, 2 car keys were stolen and then the cars were also stolen. Cad 1149 26/11/21.
Clarendon Road, Shoreham – between midnight and 0530hrs 24th November, a Honda motorcycle was stolen. It was later found in Lancing. Cad 0147 24/11/21.
St Aubyns Crescent, Portslade – between 1745hrs 23rd November and 0800hrs 24th November, a vehicle was entered, nothing was stolen. Cad 0296 24/11/21.
Southview Road, Southwick – between 2300hrs 23rd November and 0930hrs 24th November, a Yamaha motorcycle was stolen. Cad 0388 24/11/21.
The Drive, Shoreham by sea – between midnight 15th November and 1045hrs 26th November, damage was caused to a Yamaha motorcycle, believe in an attempt to steal it. The attempt failed and the bike wasn’t stolen. Cad 0938 26/11/21.
Selden Lane, Worthing – between 1700hrs 26th November and 0915hrs 27th November, two motor cycles were stolen. Cad 0361 27/11/21.
Marlborough Road, Lancing – between 1700hrs 26th November and 0930hrs 28th November, items including two ladders and a broom were stolen from a tipper truck. Cad 0005 29/11/21.
Brighton Road, Worthing – between 1945hrs 28th November and 0845hrs 29th November, a vehicle was entered and items including a jacket and a passport were stolen from a vehicle. No damage was caused to the vehicle. Cad 0237 29/11/21.
Southdownview Road, Broadwater – between 2000hrs 28th November and 0910hrs 29th November, a vehicle was entered, believe in an attempt to steal from the vehicle. However, nothing was stolen. No damage was caused to the vehicle. Cad 0125 30/11/21.
Underdown Road, Southwick – between 2300hrs 29th November and 0630hrs 30th November, a Honda motorcycle was stolen. Cad 0198 30/11/21.
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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 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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