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News & Alerts 7th June 2022

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Witnesses sought to fatal collision on Long Furlong, near Worthing

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision which occurred on the A280 Long Furlong, near Worthing, about 12.18pm on Tuesday 31 May.

A Fiat Panda travelling southbound collided with a DAF truck travelling in the opposite direction, close to Patching.

Despite the best efforts of members of the public and paramedics, the sole occupant of the Fiat – an 85-year-old local woman – was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

A section of the road was closed for several hours to allow for investigations and recovery work, and we would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or captured any relevant dash cam footage is urged to email collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk quoting Operation Folkstone.



Drink-driver jailed after Worthing hit-and-run

A drink-driver who deliberately hit a pedestrian following an altercation at a pub has been jailed for more than 10 years.

Philip Forrest was drinking in The Three Fishes in Chapel Road, Worthing, on the evening of Saturday 10 October, 2020, before the incident occurred.

During the evening, he had an altercation with another man in the pub, which continued outside on the street.

The 42-year-old carpenter, of Ivydore Avenue, Worthing, punched the 55-year-old victim in the face and then made off from the scene on foot.

Shortly afterwards, the victim was walking on the opposite side of the road, close to the junction with Liverpool Gardens, when a white Vauxhall Combo van came around the corner, mounted the kerb and struck him.

This caused him to fall to the floor, causing serious injuries including a broken arm.

The van failed to stop, however witnesses described the suspect from the earlier assault having mentioned he intended to go to the Golden Lion pub in The Strand, Durrington.

This is where the same vehicle was found by police, and Forrest was found drinking at the bar

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving with 69mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system (the legal limit being 35mcg), dangerous driving and committing grievous bodily harm.

He pleaded guilty to all three offences and was sentenced to 10 years and nine months’ imprisonment at Lewes Crown Court on 6 May. He must serve at least two-thirds of his sentence.

He was also disqualified from driving for 10 years and seven months.

To see the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.  



Burglary / Vehicle Crime 

Windermere Crescent, Goring – between 2100hrs 27th May and 1000hrs 29th May, a garage door was forced open and a mountain bike was stolen. Cad 1007 03/06/22. 

Ashburnham Close, Durrington – on the 30th May, a shed in the grounds of a block of flats was entered and items removed, the items which included a child’s pedal cycle were later found in a nearby road. Cad 0017 04/06/22. 

Sylvan Road, Sompting – between 0140hrs and 0150hrs 31st May, a motorbike was stolen from a front garden. Cad 0196 01/06/22. 

Downview Road, West Worthing – between 31st May and 1st June, someone has entered a camper van via the skylight in the roof. It is not known if anything was taken. Cad 0466 01/06/22. 

Brighton Road, Worthing – at approximately 0930hrs 2nd June, a lorry had its lock broken and an attempt was made to enter. No entry was made and nothing was stolen. Cad 0382 02/06/22. 

Goring Way, Goring – between 1800hrs 1st June and 1500hrs 2nd June, a rear window was broken on a range rover, it’s believed that the vehicle was entered but nothing was stolen. Cad 1219 02/06/22. 

Sheridan Road, Broadwater – between 0530hrs 4th May and 0815hrs 3rd June, a Renault was stolen. Cad 0356 03/06/22. 

Galsworthy Road, Goring – between midnight and 0545hrs 31st May, a Yamaha moped was stolen. Cad 1588 03/06/22. 

Dominion Road, Broadwater – between 2300hrs 31st May and 0600hrs 1st June, an aerial was stolen from a Toyota and a Honda had its window forced open. Cad 1560 04/06/22. 

Chantry Road, West Tarring – between 2nd and 5th June, a Kymco motorcycle was stolen. Cad 1024 05/06/22. 

George V Avenue, West Worthing – between 5th June and 0740hrs 6th June, a KTM motorcycle was stolen. Cad 0290 06/06/22. 

Richmond Court, Worthing – overnight between 5th & 6th June, someone has damaged a van door, believe in an attempt to enter. No entry made and nothing was stolen but damage caused. Cad 0344 06/06/22. 

The Quadrant, Goring – between 5th & 6th June, a Citroen Berlingo van was stolen. Cad 0406 6/06/22. 


The Rural Crime Team monthly update for May is on the Sussex police website and provides an overview on what the team have been up to.

You can find the latest update here in the campaigns section on the Sussex Police website.



The fraud newsletter for June has been published on the Sussex police website and provides the latest news and advice. 

You can find the newsletter here in the campaigns section on the Sussex Police website.



Over the last week there has been an increase in vehicle theft, particularly motorbikes. Please go to our website for crime prevention advice or click on the links for more information. 



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