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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - August 2012
 
The list below shows reported Emergency incidents for West Sussex. Not all 'call outs' are listed, only those reported.
[Although the bulk of reports are Fire Service related, reports are sourced from all services]
 
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WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 6861
Time: 01:51-02:26
Location: CANAL ROAD, YAPTON
Incident: FIRE
1 car destroyed by fire and 1 further car damaged by radiated heat - 2BA, 2HRs by F&RS - surrounding area damped down - arson
WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6869
Time: 07:00-07:21
Location: CARE HOME - PRINSTED LANE, PRINSTED NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave in 1st floor kitchen area of care home - fire out on arrival of F&RS - removal of microwave and inspection by F&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental
WrL Emsworth, WrLx2 Havant
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6870
Time: 07:04-07:38
Location: CARE HOME - IFIELD GREEN, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
in ground floor laundry room involving industrial washing machine damaged by fire - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - PPv fan used to clear smoke - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6887
Time: 13:06-13:22
Location: COMMERCIAL GARAGE - EASEBOURNE LANE, EASEBOURNE NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave in staff kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - PPV fan used to assist with smoke ventilation - accidental
WrL Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6894
Time: 15:26-15:45
Location: BARNSIDE AVENUE JUNCTION WITH KINGS WAY, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped -inspection only by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6897
Time: 16:24-17:03
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - STACE WAY, WORTH
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA Officer
16 week old kitten 25 feet up tree - kitten brought down from tree by TRU officers and left in the care of RSPCA officer and owner - TRU Officersx2
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6898
Time: 16:35-16:48
Location: CHILDRENS PLAY AREA IN PARK GREENFIELDS, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
small fire in children's play area - 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6900
Time: 16:53-17:20
Location: HOUSE - ARUN ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen cooker - cooker destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR, 1Co2 extinguisher by F&RS - ground floor of house 5% damaged by smoke - PPV fan used to ventilate house - cooker isolated and removed from house by F&RS -accidental - WrL Horsham, WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6901
Time: 17:13-17:27
Location: WOODS OFF PALMER ROAD, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in woodland - 1 backpack HR used by F&RS - arson - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6907
Time: 20:52-21:24
Location: FLAT - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
kitchen fire - fire out on arrival of F&RS - PPV fan used by F&RS to ventilate smoke - elderly female occupier given 1st aid by ambulance paramedics for minor smoke inhalation - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6908
Time: 20:59- Ongoing
Location: AGRICULTURAL NURSERY - THE OLD AIRFIELD, CITY FIELDS WAY, TANGMERE NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
approx 1000 tonnes of scrap wood alight - mechanical digger and 4HRs used by F&RS to create fire break and protect adjacent building - wood being allowed to burn out under control - steady progress being made - incident ongoing with relief crews on scene
WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Arundel, WrL Bognor, CU Bognor, WrC Littlehampton and relief crews
 

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THURSDAY 2 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 6932
Time: 04:55-06:09
Location: FARMLAND OFF TWINEHAM LANE, TWINEHAM
Incident: FIRE
Steel frame barn 30m x 10m used for timber storage - approx half a tonne of timber on fire - 2 calor gas cylinders removed from barn prior to arrival of F&RS - 2 BA, 1HR used by F&RS - accidental - 1st aid given by F&RS to 1 man with slight burns to hands from removing cylinders from barn
WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrLx2 Burgess Hill, WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6947
Time: 10:40-12:03
Location: HOYLE LANE, HEYSHOTT
Incident: FIRE
1 4x4 car destroyed by fire - leaking fuel also on fire - foam, 2HRs, 1 dry powder extinguisher, 1Co2 extinguisher and 4BA used by F&RS - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6957
Time: 13:08-13:28
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - REED POND WALK, FRANKLANDS VILLAGE
Incident: Smoke alarm sounding
alarm caused by burnt food - flat heavily smoke logged - flat ventilated by F&RS - advice given to occupier by F&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6958
Time: 13:26-13:39
Location: HOUSE - ELMWOOD AVENUE, BOGNOR
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA
bird under eaves of house - rescued using ladders and left with RSPCA officer - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6963
Time: 15:44-15:54
Location: BENNETS FIELD - BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
trees and shrubs alight on edge of park - fire extinguished by F&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6973
Time: 19:23-19:34
Location: GREEN HEDGES AVENUE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by F&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 

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FRIDAY 3 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 6995
Time: 12:27-13:20
Location: RUSPER ROAD, IFIELD
Incident: RTC
large tree fallen on to car - 2 elderly men extricated from car by F&RS using small tools and saws and once assessed by ambulance paramedics found to have no injuries - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 6999
Time: 15:33-15:44
Location: HOUSE - HYDE LANE, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: FIRE
vacuum cleaner on fire - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - WrL Shoreham
 

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SATURDAY 4 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7016
Time: 04:17-04:49
Location: HOUSE - SEAFORD ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
ground floor of house 50% alight 1st floor smoke logged - 4BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by F&RS - incident under investigation - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham, FIO
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7020
Time: 09:55-10:19
Location: FIELD - HUNSTON ROAD HUNSTON, NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
hedge on fire - 1HR by F&RS - police in attendance for traffic control - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7026
Time: 13:53--14:52
Location: JUNCTION OF LEWES ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult released by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 further man and 1 woman also taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Turners Hill, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7032
Time: 16:16-16:53
Location: OUTSIDE GARDEN CENTRE - LONDON ROAD, RAKE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - one of the cars on its side - 3 persons released before arrival of F&RS - 1st aid given to persons by F&RS and ambulance paramedics - scene made safe - WrL Liphook, WrL Petersfield [HFRS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7045
Time: 21:38-22:16
Location: 3 STOREY BUILDING OF GROUND FLOOR SHOP & FLATS ABOVE - ELMER ROAD, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: Flooding
from 2nd flat affecting 1st floor flat and shop - water isolated at stop cock and shop electrics isolated by F&RS - advice given to shop manager - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7947
Time: 22:39-22:51
Location: IFIELD AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 5 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7064
Time: 11:10-11:57
Location: WOODS OFF BURLEIGH LANE, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: FIRE
fire in wooded area extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - arson - WrL Turners Hill, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7080
Time: 18:54-19:18
Location: HOUSE - TWITTEN WAY, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
cooker in kitchen on fire - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - kitchen severely damaged by smoke - rest of house lightly damaged by smoke - electrics isolated and cooker removed to outside house - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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MONDAY 6 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7089
Time: 03:06-03:26
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - HAMPSHIRE AVENUE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2HRs by F&RS - arson - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7092
Time: 03:38-05:37
Location: BUILDING USED AS A BANK WITH FLATS ABOVE - KEYMER ROAD, HASSOCKS
Incident: Dangerous Structure
as a result of attempted bank robbery, JCB driven into frontage of building leaving unsupported joists - flats evacuated and gas and electrics isolated - incident left with police - WrL Burgess Hill
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F&RS Call Ref: 7115
Time: 14:48-16:36
Location: HOUSE -DUNSTALL AVENUE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA
cat in cavity wall for approx 36 hours behind ducting and dishwasher - cat located and removed unhurt by TRU officers using search camera and small tools - incident left with RSPCA and home owner -TRU Officerx5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7121
Time: 16:40-17:11
Location: NYTON ROAD JUNCTION WITH BARNETT ROAD, EASTERGATE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 1 elderly female adult assessed by ambulance paramedic before being assisted from car by F&RS and ambulance paramedics - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrL Chichester, WrL Arundel, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7130
Time: 19:21-19:52
Location: DOMINION ROAD JUNCTION OF DOMINION CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult trapped - female released by F&RS using hydraulic and eletcric cutting equipment - 2 female adults taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7137
Time: 20:57-21:05
Location: ROBIN HOOD ROUNDABOUT A24, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
1 car in collision with roundabout - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7139
Time: 21:18-21:38
Location: HOMEFELD PARK, HOMEFIELD ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
skip well alight - 1HR used by F&RS - arson - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7145
Time: 22:12-22:36
Location: REAR OF HOSPITAL - SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
skip on fire near a hedge - 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7147
Time: 22:45-23:00
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - CHURCH LANE SOUTH BERSTED
Incident: FIRE
shed fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down - arson - WrL Bognor
 

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TUESDAY 7 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7154
Time: 08:54-09:30
Location: BUNGALOW - OLD MILLMEADS, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire involving cooker hob in kitchen - 2BA, 1HR used by F&RS - elderly female occupier assisted from bungalow by FFs wearing breathing apparatus and assessed by ambulance paramedics
WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
Fortunately, because West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service had carried out a Home Fire Safety Check at the property in October last year, the bungalow was protected by a Careline System with a specialist 'Firelink' smoke alarm. This meant that an operator at a 24-hr monitoring centre was automatically alerted to the fire and could place the 999 call to the Fire Service.
To find out if you, or a relative or neighbour, may be eligible for a Home Fire Safety Check call 0800 3286487 or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7167
Time: 14:39-15:02
Location: OUTSIDE PUB A29, EASTERGATE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7177
Time: 19:04-19:21
Location: DETACHED HOUSE - LODGE CLOSE, MIDDLETON
Incident: FIRE
in dehumidifier unit being used in ground floor lounge after flooding earlier this summer - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Bognor
 

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WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7184
Time: 01:55-02:29
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - ROMANY ROAD, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in living room of 1st floor flat - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - one male occupant led to safety by FFs - an additional 9 residents from adjacent flats were precautionary evacuated from building - 2 persons were treated using oxygen by F&RS for smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental
WrLx3 Worthing
F&RS report
Passing youths alert residents to Fire
At 01.55am today 8th August , West Sussex Fire Service Command and Mobilising centre received a 999 call to a report of a flat fire in Worthing. Two fire crews from Worthing Fire station were called to the building in Romany Rd. En route, it was believed that residents were trapped, so an additional appliance was mobilised from Worthing. Crews arrived within 4 minutes and found several people in the road, waving the crews down and told them of a fire on the first floor.
Two firefighters wearing Breathing apparatus entered the flat and one male adult was led to safety. Meanwhile 9 other residents were evacuated as a precaution. Two people suffered smoke inhalation and were given oxygen at the scene before being taken to hospital for a precautionary check up. The fire was started accidentally and luckily damage was restricted to the living room only.
The initial call was raised by some youths who were walking past the building and saw the flickering of the flames in the window and smoke coming from the first floor. Whilst one of them dialled 999, the others ran to the flats and started to alert the residents to the danger. This led to the building being evacuated very quickly.
Watch Commander Darren Wickings said "The actions of the passing youths were very commendable. They immediately dialled 999 and started to inform our Control and Mobilising centre about the fire, whilst two others ran to the door and started banging on it. They also shouted up to the second floor and alerted residents to the situation. Their prompt action certainly made our job easier, as the evacuation was well under way when we arrived. Two people suffered smoke inhalation, but the outcome could have been much worse, had the residents not had an early warning."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7201
Time: 10:47-11:31
Location: BLAKEHURST LANE, ARUNDEL
Incident: RTC - collision involving 2 cars
no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police
WrL Arundel, WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 9 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7235
Time: 00:01-00:14
Location: HOUSE - KELSO CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
alarm sounding
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7237
Time: 02:37-03:26
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - THE STRAND, GORING BY SEA
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of ground floor flat - fire out on arrival of F&RS - female occupier assisted from building by F&RS and checked over by ambulance paramedics at the scene - smoke ventilated from flat by F&RS using PPV fan - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing, WrL East Preston
 
Police report - Ref: PR39972/2012
Time: 3.05pm
Location: Anderson Court, Belmont Close, Hassocks
Incident: Man arrested after body found
At 3.05pm today police were called to a flat in Anderson Court, Belmont Close, Hassocks, after a report of an assault. On arrival they went into the flat and found the body of a man. A 27-year old man has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and police have taken possession of a knife. Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are investigating and Detective Chief Inspector Nick Sloan said: "Nobody else was present and there is no risk to anyone else in the area. The enquiry is at a very early stage and we are currently working to establish exactly what has happened."
UPDATE AT 5.45PM
As stated in the report above, the enquiry is at an early stage. The arrested man will remain in custody overnight. A scene guard will remain in place overnight and forensic examination, once finished for today, will continue tomorrow. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the enquiry.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7250
Time: 10:13-11:15
Location: OFFICE BUILDING - YEOMAN WAY, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: Flooding
water coming through ceiling void into 1st floor offices - water supply isolated by F&RS using small tools - salvage undertaken
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7265
Time: 17:12-18:16
Location: STEEP HILLSIDE OFF BEGGERS LANE, POYNINGS
Incident: Assistance to ambulance paramedics
male adult on steep hillside with leg injury - assistance given to ambulance paramedics by FFs and TRU officers using TRU rescue equipment to assist in bringing man off hillside to ambulance - man taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Henfield, TRU Officersx5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7267
Time: 17:29-17:39
Location: JUNCTION OF HUNTERS WAY AND LAVANT ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
1 car in collision with tree - female driver trapped - car made safe and woman released by F&RS and ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by air ambulance
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
Police report - Ref: PR39975/2012
Time: 5.07pm
Location: Broyle Road, Chichester
Incident: Woman seriously injured in Chichester collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was seriously injured in a collision in Chichester today. At 5.07pm a silver VW Polo left Broyle Road, Chichester, and collided with a tree. The 79-year-old local woman, who was driving the Polo, received serious injuries as a result and was airlifted to Southampton Hospital where she remains in a serious condition. The road was closed for two hours following this collision. Police would like to thank motorists who were inconvenienced while police investigated this incident for their patience and understanding.
Anyone with information, or who witnessed the collision, is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Boreham.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7269
Time: 18:49-19:37
Location: KENNEL HILL ROAD, GOODWOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and landrover - 1 elderly female extricated from car by F&RS using hydraulic cutting equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe - police in attendance
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7281
Time: 22:56-23:37
Location: END OF TERRACE 3 STOREY HOUSE - THE POPLARS, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in 2nd floor bedroom wardrobe involving light fitting and clothes - 1 dry powder extinguisher, 1 thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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FRIDAY 10 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7287
Time: 01:10-01:42
Location: MIDDDLE MEAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs by F&RS - arson - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7298
Time: 05:32-05:53
Location: REAR OF FOOTBALL GROUND - HAWTHORN ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
skip well alight - 1HR by F&RS - arson - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7332
Time: 17:40-18:00
Location: A23 NORTHBOUND HANDCROSS TO PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: RTC
1 car overturned and off road - no persons trapped - 5 persons with minor injuries treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - car and road made safe by F&RS - incident left with police
WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7339
Time: 21:19-21:32
Location: PLAYPARK - LITTLEHAVEN ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire involving rubbish near wooden play equipment - 1HR by F&RS- arson - WrL Horsham
 

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SATURDAY 11 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7345
Time: 03:10-04:19
Location: CARAVAN PARK - OLD SALTS FARM ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
area of woodland on fire near tents - 1HR by F&RS - accidental - WrL Lancing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7356
Time: 12:13-12:24
Location: FISHERSMAN QUAY OFF SURREY STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in outboard engine of 14 foot boat - fire out on arrival of F&RS - inspection only by F&RS - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7363
Time: 15:02-16:18
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - GRANGE CRESCENT, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: FIRE
2 sheds, 8m of fencing and 10m of hedge destroyed by fire - radiated heat damage to roof of house - 2HRs, 1 thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - damaged areas cut away- accidental
WrL Turners Hill, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7368
Time: 16:11-16:40
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - EGAN WAY, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
gas barbeque destroyed by fire - 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7369
Time: 16:42-17:13
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE, WEST STRAND, WEST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
out of control bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 1 HR and drag rakes - WrL east Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7381
Time: 21:14-21:26
Location: OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE - QUEENS ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by F&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 

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SUNDAY 12 AUGUST - 2012


 
Police report - Ref: PR40000/2012
Time: 9.40am
Location: Madgwick Lane, Chichester
Incident: Fatal collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on Madgwick Lane in Westhampnett near Chichester today. A motorbike collided with a Mazda at 9.40am near the junction with Claypit Lane. The rider of the motorbike, a 27-year-old man from Hampshire, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, a 65-year-old woman from Chichester, was uninjured.
PC Stuart Watson from the Road Policing Investigation team said: "The road was closed for more than six hours while officers attended and we would like to thank drivers for their patience. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased man at this time. "We are asking anyone who saw what happened or saw either vehicle prior to the collision to please come forward and contact police on 101 quoting Op Linton."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7398
Time: 12:40-13:00
Location: GARDEN OF HOUSE -KEYMER ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
ride on petrol lawnmower well alight on arrival of F&RS - 1HR - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7403
Time: 14:47-15:45
Location: A29 FAIRMILE BOTT0M - SOUTH OF WHITEWAYS ROUNDABOUT
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 of the cars towing a caravan - 1 male adult released before arrival of F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 female adult extricated by F&RS using hydraulic cutting equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe-
WrL Arundel, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
Police report - Ref: PR40001/2012
Time: 2.35pm
Location: A29, Fairmile Botton in Madehurst
Incident: Two people injured in Arundel collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Arundel at 2.35pm. The collision happened on the A29, Fairmile Botton in Madehurst and involved two vehicles, a Landrover Discovery 4x4 with caravan and a Landrover Freelander. However the police are looking for a horsebox that was immediately in front of the Freelander. A 73-year-old man from Chichester, the driver of the Freelander, was taken by road to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious injuries. A 73-year-old woman, also from Chichester, was airlifted to the same hospital with serious injuries. She was a passenger in the the Freelander. Both are in a critical but stable condition today. PC Glen McArthur from the Road Policing Unit said: "The road was closed for six hours and we thank drivers for their patience while we investigated. We are keen to talk to anyone who saw what happened. Please would they contact police on 101 quoting Op Allsworth."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7408
Time: 17:01-18:00
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - WARNINGLID LANE, WARNINGLID
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire spread to woodland - approx 25mx25m of woodland and undergrowth well alight - 2HR by F&RS - area damped down - WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7417
Time: 20:21-21:32
Location: SEMI DETACHED BUNGALOW- WOODS HILL LANE, ASHURST WOOD
Incident: FIRE
kitchen well alight - 50% of bungalow involved in fire - remainder of bungalow damaged by heat and smoke - 6BA, 3HRs and roof ladder used by F&RS - male occupier given 1st aid by F&RS for minor smoke inhalation - accidental
WrLx2 East Grinstead, WrL Forest Row [ESFRS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7455
Time: 17:45-18:14
Location: HOUSE - FOLDERS CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Flooding
flood caused by cracked toilet cistern causing ceiling to collapse - water supply isolated by F&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7467
Time: 19:29-19:43
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - MAYFLOWER WAY, ANGMERING
Incident: Bonfire
badly smoking bonfire extinguished by F&RS - WrL East Preston
Click here to read bonfire advice.
 

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TUESDAY 14 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7482
Time: 00:08-00:38
Location: LITTLE HIGH STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: RTC
car in collision with lamp post and illuminated road sign - female adult thrown from car treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - live lamp post resting on neighbouring building - safety cordon set up by F&RS - road closed by police - scene handed over to police for crash investigation and electrical engineer to isolate lamp post - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7483
Time: 05:50-06:13
Location: BROOKHILL ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: RTC
car in collision with domestic garage - no persons trapped - female driver released before arrival of F&RS - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7492
Time: 09:49-10:11
Location: HOUSE - LONGMEADOW GARDENS, BIRDHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in washing machine - fire out on arrival of F&RS - washing machine isolated and removed from house to open air - accidental
WrL East Wittering, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7501
Time: 15:01-15:39
Location: SHOREHAM AIRPORT, SHOREHAM
Incident: Aircraft crash
plane Cessna 152 crashed on runway after suffering a a nose wheel collapse - no persons trapped - 1 person on board - The 62-year-old pilot from Lewes was not injured but was assessed by South East Coast Ambulance staff. - runway cordoned off - aircraft recovery by airport fire authority assisted by WSF&RS
WrLx2 Shoreham, HRT Worthing, L4T Shoreham
 

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WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7514
Time: 04:00-04:48
Location: GLOUCESTER LANE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
motorbike destroyed by fire - 1 van 70% damaged by fire - adjacent garage frontage 10% damaged by fire - 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - suspected arson - police in attendance - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7520
Time: 05:00-05:22
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - BROOMCROFT ROAD, FELPHAM
Incident: FIRE
skip well alight on arrival of F&RS - 2HRs used by F&RS - cause unknown - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7550
Time: 17:56-18:36
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - BERSTED STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
microwave on fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of F&RS - flat heavily smoke logged - 1 male adult escorted from flat by F&RS - 2BA, 1PPV fan used by F&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7560
Time: 21:59-00:35
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - WEST WAY, HIGH SALVINGTON
Incident: FIRE
shed destroyed by fire - fence damaged by fire spreading - 2HRS by F&RS - area damped down and damaged materials removed - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 16 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7562
Time: 03:01-03:19
Location: BARNHAM ROAD, EASTERGATE
Incident: FIRE
hedge fire caused by discarded smoking materials - 1HR by F&RS - WrL Chichester
 
Police report - Ref: PR40055/2012
Time: 7.30am
Location: Lower Street, Pulborough, A29 junction
Incident: Woman dies in Pulborough collision - witnesses sought
Emergency services were called to Lower Street, Pulborough, at the junction with the A29, just before 7.30am today, after a heavy goods vehicle and a local woman pedestrian had been in collision. Paramedics attended to the woman but sadly she died at the scene a short while later.
She has since been named by Police as Shirley Robinson aged 76
The A29 is currently closed between Whiteways roundabout, which is north of Arundel, and Pulborough, and there are other local road closures in Pulborough itself, while the scene is examined, and drivers are being advised to avoid the area for the time being if possible.
Police hope to re-open the road as soon as possible this morning, but it is important to carry out a thorough investigation at the scene and are grateful for drivers patience when faced with delays.
Police are also seeking witnesses to this tragic incident. Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact them via 101 quoting Operation Melrose.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7568
Time: 08:25-08:45
Location: BALCOMBE ROAD, TINSLEY GREEN
Incident: RTC
1 car - no persons trapped - female adult assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7573
Time: 09:32-09:42
Location: MILL CT, SPINDLE WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
lamp on fire - removal by FRS, inspection only - Accidental Ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7581
Time: 19:04-19:44
Location: NOAHS CT, MOUNT LANE, TURNERS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave - out on arrival - 1 elderly female occupier given O2 therapy at scene and taken to hospital by Ambulance Service where she was treated for minor smoke inhalation - Property ventilated by WSFRS using PPV - WrL Turners Hill, WrL Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 17 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7628
Time: 22:52-23:33
Location: A27, FONTWELL
Incident: RTC
One car, 2 adult males released before arrival of Fire Service and conveyed to hospital by ambulance, small amount of debris from collision on fire, extiguished using dry powder - Scene made safe by WSFRS - 3xWrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7629
Time: 23:07-23:44
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND, MUDDLESWOOD TO PYECOMBE (JUST BEFORE HASSOCKS JUNCTION)
Incident: FIRE
Car fire, extinguished using 2BA, 2HR - Accidental ignition - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Henfield
 

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SATURDAY 18 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7638
Time: 00:54-01:02
Location: NEVILE CLOSE, BEWBUSH
Incident: FIRE
1 recycling bin and gate destroyed by fire, extinguished using 1HR - Deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7659
Time: 11:53-12:34
Location: MONKMEAD LANE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: RTC
Collision involving 2 private cars, 3 casulaties released before arrival of Fire Service, First Aid rendered at scene and casualties conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Storrington
 

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SUNDAY 19 AUGUST - 2012


Police report - Ref: PR40089/2012
Time: 11am
Location: A259 Via Ravenna, Chichester
Incident: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Chichester collision
A motorcyclist was left with serious injuries following a collision on the A259 Via Ravenna in Chichester this morning. At around 11am the orange and black Suzuki motorbike left the road and collided with a lamp post, leaving the 21-year-old rider from Chichester with serious injuries. He was airlifted to a hospital in Southampton where he remains. A Sussex Police spokesperson said: "We are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision and would appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the motorcycle on Via Ravenna before to contact Sussex Police. "The road was closed until 4.45pm while police carried out an investigation. This caused a lot of traffic disruption in the area and we would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Duffield.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7706
Time: 11:11-11:31
Location: THE CLOSE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - out on arrival, inspection only - Accidental ignition - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7711
Time: 12:27-12:42
Location: STAFF ACCOMODATION BLOCK, BUTLINS, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
Fire in first floor laundry room involving gas powered tumble dryer - extinguished using 2BA, 1HR, 1 PPV Fan - Accidental ignition
2xWrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7731
Time: 19:40- On going for inspection and refief crews
Location: POLES LANE, LOWFIELD HEATH
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving large barn measuring 20m x 30m and its contents of approx 100 tonnes of hay - Incident sectorised and cooling down in progress using Jets - Surrounding area of woodland and property protected by cooling srays to prevent fire spread
2xWrL Horley, 2xWrL Horsham, WrL Turners Hill, 2xWrL Crawley, CSU Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Worthing, WrL Billingshurst, WrL Hurstpierpoint [Listed appliances include reflief crewing]
 

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MONDAY 20 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7767
Time:13:18-13:39
Location: STANE STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van, 1 casualty released prior to arrival of Fire Service and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Scene made safe by Fire Service - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7781
Time:16:15-16:33
Location: FLAT,BRIGHTON ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble dryer, out on arrival, tumble dryer removed by Fire service - Accidental ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7785
Time:17:42-18:03
Location: JUNCTION OF COLLEGE GARDENS & GRAND AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC - Collision involving 2 cars, 1 female casualty treated at scene by Ambulance Service - Scene made safe by Fire Service
WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 21 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7812
Time:09:06-09:17
Location: A264, FELBRIDGE
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
fire in car - out on arrival, inspection only - Accidental ignition - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7812
Time: 09:06-09:17
Location: A264 FELBRIDGE
Incident: CAR FIRE
fire in car - out on arrival - inspection and advice only by WSFRS - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7820
Time: 14:22-15:40
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, WORTHING RD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars and 1 van - 1 male extricated from car using hydraulic rescue equipment - 2 casualties taken to hospital by ambulance and 1 further casualty assessed at the scene by paramedics - WrL Horsham, WrL & HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7821
Time: 14:29-15:31
Location: HOUSE, DRAKE CLOSE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
involving kitchen of terraced house - kitchen 100% damaged by fire - remainder of property damaged by heat and smoke - fire extinguished using 6BA, 2HR, 1 Jet, 1 Hydrant - accidental ignition - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley, WrL Dorking [Surrey FRS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7824
Time: 15:35-16:03
Location: NORTH OF BASHURST HILL, HORSHAM RD, FIVE OAKS
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
horse trapped following overturned horse box on road - horse sedated by vet and safely released from trailer by WSFRS Technical Rescue team using animal rescue equipment - TRU Officers x 5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7832
Time: 18:04-19:06
Location: COLLEGE, COLLEGE RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
water leaking into boiler room from leaking pipe - water main isolated by onsite engineer - water pumped by WSFRS
WrL Crawley, WrC Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7835
Time: 18:50-19:33
Location: GRAND AVE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - first aid given to casualties by WSFRS personnel - road and vehicles made safe - incident left with Sussex Police - WrLx2 & HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7837
Time: 19:16-19:31
Location: HOUSE, DORCHESTER GARDENS, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in chip pan - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrL Worthing, WrL East Preston
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7840
Time: 20:23-20:28
Location: LONGSHIPS, LITTEHAMPTON
Incident: CAR FIRE
fire in engine compartment of car - out on arrival - car made safe by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7841
Time: 20:30-20:44
Location: BUSINESS PARK, GATWICK RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire involving skip - extinguished using 1HR and triple extension ladder - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7848
Time: 23:31-00:29
Location: GUILDFORD RD, RUDGWICK
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - one male casualty released prior to arrival of WSFRS - one further male casualty extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both males taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Horsham, WrL Billingshurt, WrL & HRT Crawley
 

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WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7850
Time: 01:36-02:08
Location: BUNGALOW, ELSTED, MIDHURST
Incident: FLOODING
water from pipe in roof space into ground floor - water and electrics isolated by WSFRS - WrL Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7863
Time: 13:08-15:13
Location: FIELD, HEYSHOTT
Incident: FIRE
fire in Combine Harvester header unit, extinguished using 1 HR - Accidental ignition
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth
 
 

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THURSDAY 23 AUGUST - 2012


 
F&RS Call Ref: 7892
Time: 09:10-09:41
Location: HOUSE, ELM RD, WESTERGATE
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical cupboard - electrics isolated - CO2 used to extinguish - area checked with thermal imaging camera - accidental ignition - advice given - incident left with occupier awaiting electrician - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7894
Time: 09:15-09:41
Location: LOCK LANE, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: BONFIRE
bonfire left unattended - extinguished by WSFRS using a hose reel - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7897
Time: 11:23-12:35
Location: DOCTORS SURGERY, DURLSTON DRIVE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car into wall - no persons trapped - male and female released from car before arrival of WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicle made safe and area cordoned off by fire crew - incident left with occupier and building engineer - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7899
Time: 12:36-12:54
Location: SPRINGFIELD RD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
electrical fire in cooker - out on arrival - electrics isolated and inspection only by WSFRS - WrL Horsham
 

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FRIDAY 24 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7947
Time: 12:26-13:45
Location: SLOUGH GREEN LANE, SLOUGH GREEN [NR JUNCTION WITH B2114)]
Incident: RTC
Collision involving 1 car and 1 HGV - 1 casualty extricated from car using HRE & electrical cutting equipment - casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and scence made safe by fire crew - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7962
Time: 16:53-18:12
Location: ERISWELL ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving street light - Allowed to burn - Fire crew in attendance for public safety - crew standing by awaiting arrival of electricity company - Incident handed over to EDF Energy - Accidental ignition - 2xWrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7978
Time: 21:08-21:42
Location: ISAACS LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
Collision involving 2 cars - 5 casualties treated at scene and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicles and scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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SATURDAY 25 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 7982
Time: 00:10-02:01
Location: A281, BROOK HILL, COWFOLD
Incident: RTC - VEHICLE FIRE
Involving 1 car with 1 male casualty released prior to arrival of WSFRS and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Car completley destroyed by fire and extinguished using 2BA, 2HR, Dry powder extinguisher - WrL Horsham, WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 7984
Time: 00:44-00:59
Location: SHOP,SHORE ROAD, EAST WITTERING
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
1 car completeley destroyed by fire causing heat damage to shop front - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 2HR - deliberate ignition - incident handed over to Police - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8003
Time: 02:12-02:21
Location: GARAGE COMPOUND, SELDEN LANE, WORTHING
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
moped severely damaged by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - incident handed over to Police
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8010
Time: 05:19-05:52
Location: FARM, DELLING LANE, BOSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Rubbish alight in abandoned open sided Dutch Barn (approx 4m x 10m) - extinguished by WSFRS using 1 HR Jet - deliberate ignition
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8014
Time: 08:59-09:21
Location: SHOP, WEST STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in lighting unit - Out on arrival - electrics isolated by fire crew and incident handed over to engineer - accidental ignition - advice given
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8016
Time: 10:10-10:56
Location: HAMMERPOND ROAD, MANNINGS HEATH
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
deer stuck down open manhole - freed using animal rescue equipment and released into adjacent woodland
TRU Horley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8022
Time: 12:20-12:40
Location: B2135 PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: RTC
1 car on side - Confirmed no persons trapped or injured - vehicle and roadway made safe by WSFRS - Incident handed over to police
WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8032
Time: 14:59-16:27
Location: FARM BUILDINGS, A24 WASHINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Mobile grain dryer and contents completely destroyed by fire - damping down and turning over in progress - extinguished using 2HR, 1 LPP [Light Portable Pump] and FOG Applicator - Accidental ignition - 2xWrL Worthing, wrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8036
Time: 17:27-17:37
Location: WOPHAMS LANE, BIRDHAM
Incident: RTC
Involving car into hedge - No persons trapped, 1 male casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and roadway made safe by WSFRS
2xWrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8042
Time: 19:27-19:43
Location: HOUSE, POUND LANE, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: FIRE
fire in cooker - out on arrival - incident left with owner - accidental ignition - advice given
WrL Steyning, WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8043
Time: 19:34-19:52
Location: BRAMBER CASTLE RUINS, BRAMBER
Incident: FIRE
tent on fire - extinguished using Fire & Rescue Back Packs - WrL Worthing, WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8047
Time: 22:55-23:12
Location: HOUSE, EGMONT ROAD, EASEBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
fire in lounge of domestic property - 1 elderly male assessed by paramedics for smoke inhalation - out on arrival, inspection carried out by Fire crew - accidental ignition - WrL Midhurst, 2xWrL Petworth
 

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SUNDAY 26 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 8048
Time: 01:59-02:11
Location: HOUSE, WEALDEN DRIVE, WESTHAMPNETT
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble drier - out on arrival, inspection only - accidental ignition - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8052
Time: 04:26-05:22
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND, BETWEEN JUNCTIONS 9 & 10
Incident: RTC
multiple vehicle RTC involving 3 cars - 1 adult male extricated using HRE and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - police in attendance and carriageway remained closed for several hours for further investigation - 2xWrL Crawley, HRT Crawley, WrL Horley
Police report
Ref: PR40160/2012
Time: 4.12am
Location: southbound M23
Incident: Serious crash on M23 at Gatwick - witnesses sought
Emergency services were called to a serious collision on the southbound M23 which happened at 4.12am, just south of the Gatwick junction. The collision involved a silver Mercedes C220 saloon car which was believed to have been stationary on the motorway, a green Honda Accord saloon and a silver Renault Megane. Four occupants of the vehicles were injured and one of them, a 40-year old Slough man who was the sole occupant of the Renault, is in a critical condition with internal injuries. A man and a woman in the Honda, both from Crawley, were both injured, one seriously and one slightly, and both have since been discharged from hospital. A 22-year old man from Shepperton in Surrey, who had been in the Mercedes was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. Having been released from hospital he is currently being questioned by police.
All four were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
The northbound carriageway remained open throughout the incident. However the southbound M23 was completely closed between Gatwick and Crawley until 10.00am, when it was then possible to open the hard shoulder to southbound traffic. The full southbound carriageway was opened at 12.30pm.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police via 101 quoting Operation Oyster.
 
Police report
Ref: PR40163/2012
Time: 7.25am
Location: eastbound A27
Incident: Serious collision in Fontwell
At 7.25am on Sunday 26 August there was a collision on the eastbound A27 at Fontwell, at the junction with Yapton Lane, between a pedal cyclist and a white long wheelbase Ford Transit van. The 46-year old pedal cyclist who lives in Eastbourne, was taken by Air Ambulance to Kings College Hospital in South London, where he remains in a critical condition. The van driver, a 22-year old man from Southampton, was unhurt. PC Clare Cranswick of the Sussex Road Policing Unit, said; "Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision or the vehicles just beforehand. If you can help please call us on 101 quoting Operation Damask." A Sussex Police spokesman said; "It was necessary to shut the road for three hours to allow the helicopter to land and for the cyclist to be treated at the roadside by emergency paramedics. Both we and the highway authority would like to thank the public for their patience whilst the road was closed."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8079
Time: 16:57-17:16
Location: HOUSE, GORDON AVE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used for smoke clearance - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Bognor
 
Police report
Ref: RAL01
Time: 9.30pm
Location: Petworth
Incident: Missing Person Robert Lawes - Petworth Area
Sussex Police are currently conducting a missing person enquiry for 83 yr old Robert Lawes.
Mr Lawes has been missing from the Rotherlea, Dawtry Road, Petworth since 5pm
Mr Lawes is described as a white male, 5ft 8ins tall, medium build, receding grey hair, wearing a blue knitted sweater and jeans, and using a walking stick. At this time his family and police are very concerned for his welfare and safety and are encouraging any sightings of him to be reported to Police as soon as possible.
If you have any information that may assist in finding him please contact Police on 101 quoting reference 1376/26/08/12.
Mr LAWES WAS FOUND LATER SAME DAY.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8084
Time: 22:09-22:40
Location: FLAT, STAMMER COURT, STAMMER ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FLOODING
Flooding from leaking Cistern - Water isolated by WSFRS - incident handed over to occupier and advice given - WrL Littlehampton
 

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MONDAY 27 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 8110
Time: 15:07-16:04
Location: WOOLSTINBURY KENNELS, COWFOLD ROAD, BOLNEY
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Stag with antlers caught in electric fencing had managed to free itself but still had wire fence material and posts attached, stag was running about dragging posts with it - Released using small gear - TRU Horley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8119
Time: 20:04-20:19
Location: LUCASTERS AVE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
tree alight following lightening strike - extinguished by fire crew using 1HR - 2xWrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8128
Time: 21:27-21:51
Location: COPTHORNE ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
1 van destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 2HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 

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TUESDAY 28 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 8133
Time: 01:36-01:56
Location: HIGH STREET, DUNCTON
Incident: RTC
1 car in collision with wall - No persons trapped, 1 female casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and roadway made safe by WSFRS - WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8135
Time: 04:15-04:26
Location: REAR OF LAYLANDS COURT, LAYLANDS ROAD, FISHERSGATE
Incident: FIRE
1 large domestic wheelie bin on fire - extinguished using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Hove [East Sussex]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8152
Time: 10:40-10:54
Location: FAST FOOD RESTAURANT,CROSSBUSH SERVICE STATION, LYMINSTER ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Seats on fire - out on arrival - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8160
Time: 13:36-17:10
Location: CRAWLEY HOSPITAL, WEST GREEN DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Fire started in storage room on 6th floor of hospital, store room completely damaged by fire along with 5% of the 6th floor and a further 20% of the area damaged by smoke and water - Fire extinguished using 14BA, 3 Jets, 1 Dry Riser, 2 PPV, 1 TIC and salvage work undertaken by WSFRS - Full evacuation of the hospital carried out - Incident under investigation by Fire Investigation Officer and Police SOCO [Scene of Crime Officer] - initial reports show that fire is believed to be of deliberate ignition
2xWrL Crawley, WrL Horley, WrL Horsham, ALP Horsham, L4T/CSU/WrL Haywards Heath, WrL East Grinstead, 2xWrL Burgess Hill, wrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Chichester, WrL Billingshurst, WrC Burgess Hill, BASU Shoreham, WrL Godstone, WrL Dorking [Surrey Fire Service]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8183
Time: 22:16-23:02
Location: FARM, BIRDHAM ROAD, APPLEDRAM, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
hay alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down to prevent spread - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8184
Time: 23:56-00:06
Location: PETROL GARAGE, ARUNDEL ROAD, FONTWELL
Incident: FIRE
Car on fire - out on arrival, inspection only - WrL Chichester, WrL Arundel
 

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WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 8185
Time: 00:47-02:29
Location: PEEKS BROOK LANE, SMALLFIELD
Incident: FIRE
1 caravan and outbuilding completely destroyed - 2 LPG Cylinders involved in fire cooled and vented off - Fire extinguished by WSFRS using 2 JETS and 2 MONITORS - 1 male casualty with burns to hands conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Fire under investigation
WrL Horley, WrL Crawley, Wrl Godstone & WrL Reigate [Surrey Fire Service]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8191
Time: 07:42-09:35
Location: POUND LANE, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Horse fallen into deep water dyke - rescued by WSFRS Technical Rescue Team using specialist animal rescue equipment and winch - Horse left in care of owner and vet - TRU Horley
 

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THURSDAY 30 AUGUST - 2012


Police report
Ref: PR40215/2012
Time: 1.09am
Location: A272 Trotton
Incident: Two charged after Trotton garden centre burglary
Police arrested two intruders at a West Sussex garden centre in the early hours of this morning. At 1.09am on Thursday 30 August, police were called to Aylings Garden Centre on the A272 at Trotton near Midhurst, after the burglar alarm had activated. Officers arrived within ten minutes and located three men intruding in the mower shop. They arrested one man after a struggle although nobody was hurt, and the second man was also arrested at the scene. A third man ran away and has not yet been found. Nothing is believed to have been stolen.
Frank Johnson, 37, of March Lane, Easthampnett, West Sussex, and Paul Oldrieve, 35, of no fixed address, have been charged with burglary and are due to appear on bail at Chichester Magistrates Court on 19 September.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8238
Time: 11:08-12:03
Location: Nr RAILWAY CROSSING, DENNE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
1 Large felled tree well alight - extinguished using 1HR - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8246
Time: 14:36-15:22
Location: A27 EASTBOUND, HAVANT TO CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Commercial van 100% destroyed by fire - extinguished by fire crew using 2BA, 2xHR
WrL Chichester, 2xWrL Havant [Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8253
Time: 15:46-16:16
Location: LIVERPOOL ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
1 skip on fire - accidental ignition - extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - advice given - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8267
Time: 19:28-21:36
Location: RIVER - HARDHAM TREATMENT WORKS, OFF A29, HARDHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
1 cow rescued from river by TRU using animal rescue equipment and dry suits - cow directed back into neighbouring field to join its herd - Horley TRU
 

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FRIDAY 31 AUGUST - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 8277
Time: 00:06-00:50
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, MILLFIELD CLOSE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Dishwasher fire in ground floor flat kitchen - 10% of kitchen damaged by fire and 100% by smoke - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2xHR, 1 Jet,TIC & PPV used for smoke logging - 1 elderly male & female treated at scene by ambulance service for smoke inhalation as a precautionary check - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8283
Time: 07:09-07:23
Location: ST THOMAS A'BECKETT CROSSROADS, LITTLEHAMPTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
Collision involving 4 cars - no persons trapped - Vehicle and roadway made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8300
Time: 14:47-15:38
Location: FARM HOUSE, STAN HILL, CHARLWOOD
Incident: FIRE
Detached summer house on fire - extinguished by fire crew using 1HR - accidental ignition - WrL Horley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8303
Time: 16:09-16:23
Location: WOODLANDS RECREATION GROUND, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Youths setting fire to rubbish - out on arrival, inspection only by fire crew - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8305
Time: 17:15-17:44
Location: HOUSE, NORTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER
Incident: FLOODING
Flooding to ground floor kitchen of domestic property from burst pipe - salvage carried out by fire crew and advice given
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8311
Time: 18:12-19:11
Location: JUNCTION OF VOWELS LANE & TURNERS HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
Collision involving 1 car and 1 small commercial van - 3 casualties treated at scene - vehicles and roadway made safe by WSF&RS - Incident handed over to Police - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8316
Time: 19:40-22:10
Location: HOUSE, GREEN ROAD, WIVELSFIELD
Incident: FIRE
100% of ground floor bedroom severely damaged by fire and heat, remainder of ground floor of property 100% damaged by smoke - extinguished by WSF&RS using 4BA, 2HR, PPV - 1 female casualty conveyed to hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, 1 male treated at scene with oxygen therapy by fire crews - cause under investigation
2xWrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 8320
Time: 20:13-20:59
Location: HOUSE, WEST END WAY, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving candle on window sill and curtains - extinguished by fire crew using CO2 extinguisher - incident left with home owner
WrL Lancing
 
 
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