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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - December 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 and Police Service related, reports are sourced from all services]
 
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SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER - 2012


POLICE report - Ref: PR41042 / 2012
Time: 3am.
Location: Heathrow Airport
Incident: Missing Darren found
Darren Brown, who has been missing from his home in Balcombe since Wednesday afternoon, 28 November, has been found safe after he was spotted by Metropolitan Police officers on the outskirts of Heathrow Airport shortly before 3am tonight. He has now been returned to Sussex.
Chief Inspector Jon Hull, Mid Sussex district policing commander, said: "Obviously, everyone was very concerned for Darren given three very cold nights when nothing had been heard from him. I should like to thank everyone who has been looking out for him."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12790
Time: 02:21-02:48
Location: VICTORIA DRIVE, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car into tree - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12818
Time: 16:57-17:10
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - BLENHEIM ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire involving oven in kitchen of ground floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - ventilation carried out and advice given - accidental
WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41051 / 2012
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Barnham Superfayre store, Lake Lane, Barnham
Incident: Arrests after failed attempt to rob Barnham store
Police made two arrests less than two hours after a failed attempt to rob a Barnham convenience store. Just before 6.30pm today a suspect, described as a teenage youth, walked into the Barnham Superfayre store in Lake Lane, Barnham, produced what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded money. However when the sole member of staff went to phone the police, he ran off empty-handed and got into a car waiting nearby which sped off. The staff member, a man, was shaken but unhurt. As a result of immediate police enquiries, a silver Mercedes saloon was stopped just under two hours later by unarmed officers at the A27 junction with the A22 at Polegate in East Sussex. Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. A boy was later arrested at a Bognor address on suspicion of the same offence. The trio, one aged 32 of no fixed address, one aged 35 of Bognor, and a boy aged 15 also from Bognor, were later released on police bail until Friday 7 December while police enquiries continue
Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, so if you can help please call via 101 quoting serial 1317 of 1/12.
You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12821
Time: 17:33-18:10
Location: THE GREEN - CATERWAYS, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
30 litre gas cylinder leaking and on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 fixed hose reel - area cordoned off whilst cylinder cooled to 3 degrees - cylinder handed back to owner and advice given - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12825
Time: 20:07-20:44
Location: HOUSE - STAMMERS LANE, MADEHURST
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12826
Time: 20:49-22:51
Location: HOTEL - OCKENDEN LANE, CUCKFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
severe flooding approx 4 feet deep from burst pipe in basement of hotel - flooding pumped by WSF&RS using 1 submersible and 1 main pump - external water supply isolated by WSF&RS - incident left with hotel engineer - WrLx2 Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12827
Time: 21:02-21:32
Location: TURNERS HILL ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car into tree - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - oil spillage on road from rtc sanded - WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12830
Time: 23:38-00:01
Location: WINDWARD CLOSE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 10 metres of bushes alight - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2HRs - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

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SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 12839
Time: 07:17-07:53
Location: BUNGALOW - WINSTON CRESCENT, NORTH BERSTED, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE FATAL
in sitting room of bungalow - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - smoke ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan - elderly female occupier sadly declared deceased at the scene - police and ambulance in attendance - incident under investigation
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester, FIO
report
Following a 999 call from a visitor to the bungalow on Winston Crescent, North Bersted, fire Crews entered the property to find an 82-year old woman on the floor of the smoke-filled living room. Sadly, she was declared dead at the scene. The property had no working smoke alarms. While fire investigations are on-going, early indications are that the fire started as a result of smoking materials.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12862
Time: 12:40-13:43
Location: B2117 HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12863
Time: 13:05-12:22
Location: PARK OFF NORTH PARADE, HORSHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - seagull trapped in fishing line in a tree - seagull rescued by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and left in care of RSPCA officer - TRU officersx3
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12885
Time: 21:37-22:21
Location: HOUSE - HILL GROVE, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Petworth
 

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MONDAY 3 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 12894
Time: 01:23-02:15
Location: HOTEL - WORTHING ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Fire alarms sounding
fire alarms activated by severe flooding on 4th floor of hotel - water supply isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41060 / 2012
Location: A29 north of Billingshurst
Incident: A29 CLOSED
Police are advising that the A29 will be closed southbound from Broadbridge Heath and northbound from just north of Billingshurst from 4.30pm today . Heavy lifting equipment is being brought in and the operation is likely to take several hours. Police are advising drivers to avoid the A29 north of Billingshurst following the break down of an HGV lorry this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the incident at around 12pm following reports that a trailer had broken away from the lorry on the roundabout near the Audi garage. There are no injuries. A crane has been organised to assist with the breakdown and this may cause the A29 to be closed for several hours. Drivers are advised to find an alternative route where possible.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12919
Time: 14:30-15:31
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - MEADOWVIEW ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
in wood burner in garden workshop 6m x 3m - approx 25% of workshop damaged by fire - 2BA, 3HRs by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Worthing, WrL Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41066 / 2012
Time: 3.10pm
Location: Westhampnett Road, Chichester
Incident: Driver dies in Chichester collision
A 90-year-old man who died following a collision in Chichester this afternoon is believed to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel. He was taken to St Richard's Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead. The man, from Chichester, was driving a Honda Jazz along Westhampnett Road at around 3.10pm when his car veered into the opposite lane and collided with a Peugeot 306 driven by a woman from Selsey. She was uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1512 of 03/12.
 

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TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 12944
Time: 00:32-01:22
Location: PARK OFF WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 10 metres of conifer trees alight - trees 100% damaged by fire - 2HRs by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12963
Time: 01:06-01:39
Location: LENNOX ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
2 cars well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12975
Time: 01:41-02:06
Location: POPPY CLOSE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
conifer tree destroyed by fire - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12979
Time: 07:10-07:35
Location: FORD ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult assisted from car and taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Arundel, WrL Littlehampton, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12984
Time: 09:56-10:54
Location: FISH AND CHIP SHOP - HIGH STREET, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrics of commercial deep fat fryer - 4BA, 2HR and 3Co2 extinguishers used by WSF&RS - 10% fire damage, 90% smoke damage to shop - accidental - WrL Storrington, WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12994
Time: 10:47-11:08
Location: MAIN ROAD, FISHBOURNE
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with bollard - elderly female driver released before arrival of WSF&RS and checked over at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by police and WSF&RS - WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13004
Time: 15:09-16:22
Location: DRIVEWAY OF HOUSE - MILL LANE, HIGH SALVINGTON
Incident: FIRE
large skip well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13006
Time: 16:54-17:35
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND JUNCTION 9 GATWICK TO JUNCTION 10 CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with central reservation - female driver extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley, WrL Horley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13010
Time: 18:47-19:56
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - LIVESAY CRESCENT, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car reversed into side of house - no persons trapped - inspection by WSF&RS to visual cracks on house - incident handed over to structural engineer - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13012
Time: 19:00-19:53
Location: A285 NORTH OF DUNCTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13013
Time: 19:39-20:11
Location: HOUSE - LONDON ROAD, HARDHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13014
Time: 20:21-20:47
Location: HOUSE - JOLESFIELD, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: FIRE
90% smoke damage and 10% fire damage caused by fire in lounge of house - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - 1 adult male occupant with mild smoke inhalation treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrL Partridge Green, WrL Henfield
 

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WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13022
Time: 01:32 -01:48
Location: BURBEACH CLOSE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13023
Time: 02:20-03:01
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE IN BLOCK - MONARCH CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
1 garage and car inside garage on fire - 4BA, 2HRs 1 foam HR and 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - garage and car both destroyed by fire - separate small fire at the rear of garages also extinguished - deliberate ignition - police in attendance
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13038
Time: 04:20-04:38
Location: TANGMERE ROUNDABOUT A27 TANGMERE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - no persons trapped - 1 male motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41084 / 2012
Time: 8.50am
Location: A272 Cuckfield by-pass
Incident: A272 closed by crash
A serious collision has closed the A272 Cuckfield by-pass this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene at 8.50am where it is believed three vehicles are involved, one of which is on its roof. The road has been closed and there is no indication at this stage how long the rescue and recovery operation will take. Motorists are requested to avoid the area
F&RS Call Ref: 13045
Time: 08:54-09:50
Location: CUCKFIELD BYPASS, A272 CUCKFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 van and 2 cars - male adult from van taken to hospital by ambulance - 2 adults extricated from car - all persons taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 hose reel used to extinguish car fire - 3 sets of hydraulic rescue equipment used
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12060
Time: 12:38-13:17
Location: B2112 DITCHLING COMMON (ESF&RS Ground)
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person released before arrival of F&RS - 1 person extricated by F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley, WrL Lewes (ESF&RS)
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13062
Time: 13:07-13:22
Location: HOUSE - CAPSTON DRIVE, LITTLEHAMPTON Incident: Smell of gas in house - one 15 kg portable gas cylinder removed to open air - advice given to occupier - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13065
Time: 13:54-14:46
Location: PUB - BRIGHTON ROAD, MANNINGS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13067
Time: 14:14-15:37
Location: PUB - HIGH STREET, HANDCROSS
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13072
Time: 15:52-17:06
Location: HOUSE - FAIRWAY, COPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE FATAL
in ground floor living room of house - 4BA, 3HRs by WSF&RS - 1 elderly female adult rescued from building and taken to hospital by ambulance where sadly she later died - incident under investigation - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horley, FIO
report
Emergency services were called to a two-storey house at Fairway in Copthorne, Crawley, this afternoon following a report of a fire in a living room. Crews from Crawley were at the scene within minutes and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property to find the 87-year old woman, who has not yet been named, unconscious in her armchair. She was immediately carried outside to fresh air where fire crews and paramedics performed CPR and managed to revive her. Sadly, the woman died a short time later in hospital. The fire is believed to have started accidentally from a dropped cigarette.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13074
Time: 16:41-16:57
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - TRIST WAY, IFIELD
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor flat involving electric lamp and drinks carton - 1Co2 extinguisher used by WF&RS - electrics isolated and flat ventilated - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13092
Time: 23:22-23:40
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - CHILTERN CLOSE, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
1 moped destroyed by fire - 1 water spray backpack used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13093
Time: 00:00-00:58
Location: PARK OFF WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 10 metres of large conifer trees destroyed by fire - 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13112
Time: 07:59-08:19
Location: PARK OFF WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire beneath trees - 1 HR used by WSF&RS - surrounding area damped down - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13122
Time: 10:23-12:22
Location: WOODPECKER CRESCENT, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FLOODING
WF&RS working with Environmental agency - water from burst 10 inch water main close to houses - water diverted from approx 10 houses into drains and ditches by WSF&RS using 2 light portable pumps - environmenal agency booms and draining hoses put in place - 3 of the houses had a slight amount of water enter in to the house - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13134
Time: 15:40-17:14
Location: HOUSE - WESTLANDS, BIRDHAM NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Smoke Issuing - smell of smoke in house - no signs of fire - small amount of smoke logging - investigation made by WSF&RS using 2 thermal imaging cameras - smoke caused by overheated electrical circuit - circuit isolated by WSF&RS - incident handed over to electrician - accidental - WrL Chichester, WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13140
Time: 16:43-17:25
Location: HOUSE - FIRST AVENUE, BATCHMERE
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13151
Time: 19:40-19:57
Location: OUTSIDE FLATS - IVEAGH CLOSE, BROADFIELD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - suspected deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13155
Time: 21:26-22:01
Location: HOUSE - JANES LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13180
Time: 13:11-13:40
Location: ROUNDABOUT AT THE TOP OF NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with bollard - elderly female driver released by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13188
Time: 16:52-19:37
Location: FARMLAND OFF COPTHORNE COMMON ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
horse down in stable - vet in attendance - horse lifted by WSF&RS using lifting equipment but unable to remain on its feet - horse left in the care of vet - HRT Crawley, TRU Officersx5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13192
Time: 18:54-19:34
Location: HOUSE - CINDER HILL ROAD, HORSTED KEYNES
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13196
Time: 20:00-20:53
Location: HENFIELD ROAD, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: RTC
involving car rolled and off road - no persons trapped - 1 generator, 2 halogen lights used by WSF&RS for lighting and scene safety - police and ambulance paramedics in attendance - 3 male adults and 1 female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13197
Time: 20:20-21:32
Location: CHICHESTER ROAD A259, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars and 1 taxi - 1 female adult trapped in car extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic and electrical rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLx2 Bognor, HRT Chichester
 

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SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13215
Time: 10:45-11:56
Location: TOLLGATE HILL ROUNDABOUT A264 CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with lamp post - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - total of 2 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Horley, WrL Crawley, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13223
Time: 13:41-14:52
Location: TODDINGTON LANE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
single storey derelict nursery building 20m x 20m full of plastic plant pots well alight - safety cordon in place - 6HRS used by WSF&RS - damping down of surrounding area - 1 thermal imaging camera used to check for hot areas - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Littlehampton, WrL Worthing, WrL East Preston, CU Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13243
Time: 14:24-15:14
Location: PICTS LANE, COWFOLD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 adult female extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Horsham, WrL Henfield, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13246
Time: 16:35-17:44
Location: 2 HOUSES - VANN ROAD, FERNHURST
Incident: FLOODING
from burst water main in road threatening 2 houses - water level reduced by pumping by WSF&RS - burst water main isolated by Water Authority - salvage carried out to both houses - WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13258
Time: 19:08-19:26
Location: WOODS OFF WOODMANS HILL, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13263
Time: 21:10-21:26
Location: DUKES HILL, THAKEHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - female driver released by ambulance paramedics before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital - incident left with police - WrL Billingshurst
 

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SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 132365
Time: 05:53-06:10
Location: JUNCTION OF HEENE ROAD AND TARRING ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with gates - no persons trapped - 1 man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13284
Time: 18:41-20:13
Location: 3 STOREY BUILDING - GORING ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
3 storey building of ground floor shops with flats above - fire involving main electrical intake at ground floor level - smoke issuing from ground floor stairwell - search made by WSF&RS using BA - all persons accounted for - electricity supply isolated at sub station by electricity company - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance to assist residents - hot spots damped down by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx3 Worthing, ALP Worthing, Red Cross Support Unit
 

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MONDAY 10 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13291
Time: 01:09-02:28
Location: DERELICT PUB - DURLSTON DRIVE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
in rear part of building - 40% of roof damaged by fire - 6BA, 6HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged areas cut away - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41119 / 2012click to enlarge and info
Time: -
Location: Sussex
Incident: Stolen iPhone takes photo
Smile please, you're on Nicked My Camera. This woman unwittingly took her own photo when she tried to unlock an iPhone that had been stolen from the Coalition nightclub in Brighton earlier this month.
INFORMATION & ENLARGE
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13302
Time: 09:26-10:01
Location: TWO MILE ASH ROAD, SOUTHWATER, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - approx 1 foot of water in ditch but not entering car - female driver released by WSF&RS using triple extension ladder and small tools - driver treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene - WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13308
Time: 11:33-11:52
Location: CHURCH STREET, WARNHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorbike and car - motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance -scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13315
Time: 13:53-15:32
Location: OFF COLLAGE ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - fox stuck between 2 fence posts - fox released unhurt by TRU officers and allowed to return to natural habitat
TRU Officerx2
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13320
Time: 15:46-16:03
Location: HOUSE - TACKLEE ROAD, YAPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen involving plastic wash basket placed on cooker that subsequently caught the washing alight - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - advice given - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13322
Time: 17:37-17:47
Location: SYDNEY ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - 1st aid given to male motorcyclist by WSF&RS - motorcyclist handed over to the care of ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13326
Time: 18:40-18:55
Location: OUTSIDE STADIUM - SOUTHGATE AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - unknown cause - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13345
Time: 23:51-00:09
Location: WESTLANDS, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
hedge and fence alight - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13361click to enlarge
Time: 09:35-10:21
Location: LAKE LANE, BARNHAM
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car in collision with wall - 1 female adult trapped - female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by air ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor, HRT Chichester
PHOTO Copyright Eddie Mitchell 07771 605974
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13362
Time: 10:20-10:37
Location: SELSEY ROAD DONNINGTON NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and lorry - no persons trapped - female driver of car checked over by ambulance paramedics - incident left with police
WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41151 / 2012
Time: 11:47
Location: A24
Incident: A24 southbound closed at Horsham due to black ice
Police have currently closed a three-mile stretch of the A24 southbound in the Horsham area due to treacherous black ice today.
The conditions on the road going south from the Robin Hood roundabout just north of Broadbridge Heath to the Hop Oast roundabout north of Southwater, Horsham, have caused at least 12 vehicles to skid and crash since 9.45am. This area is now closed. No one has been seriously hurt. A few drivers have minor injuries and damage to their cars. The northbound lane of the A24 is open but traffic is heavy. Traffic trying to move southbound is being diverted through Horsham. The southbound lane is likely to be closed for another two hours. PC Glen McArthur from the roads policing unit said: "Miraculously no one has been serious injured. The conditions on this stretch of road are pretty bad. We are advising people to either avoid the area or find another route. Drivers need to slow down. If there is frost on your windscreen then be prepared for frost and ice on the roads."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13372
Time: 14:34-15:10
Location: NORTHLANDS AVENUE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 elderly female released from car before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 elderly female released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both women taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13374
Time: 17:13-16:15
Location: PUB - THE STREET, LODSWORTH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - fire extinguished in difficult chimney by WSF&RS using chimney equipment - WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13375
Time: 15:19-15:28
Location: JUNCTION OF IVYDALE ROAD AND GRAVITS LANE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13379
Time: 16:58-17:37
Location: COLWYN CLOSE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
deliberate fire in tree extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Horsham, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13387
Time: 18:14-19:13
Location: HOUSE - SANDS LANE, SMALL DOLE
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR and chimney equipment - advice given to occupier - WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13388
Time: 19:06-19:31
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - PAGHAM ROAD, NYETIMBER, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
chip pan fire in kitchen of flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - smoke cleared by WSF&RS using PPV fan - 1 female adult with slight smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS and checked over by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13390
Time: 19:37-20:07
Location: HOUSE - HOOK LANE, WEST HOATHLEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera - advice given to occupier
WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13391
Time: 20:32-21:06
Location: HOUSE - AMBERLEY ROAD, PARHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney equipment - advice given to occupier - WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13394click to enlarge
Time: 22:18-23:09
Location: ST FLORAS ROAD JUNCTION WITH CHURCH STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - no persons trapped - 1 male adult treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrLx2 Littlehampton
PHOTO Copyright Eddie Mitchell 07771 605974
 

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WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13418
Time: 10:06-10:30
Location: A264 BETWEEN SOUTHWATER ROUNDABOUT AND TESCO ROUNDABOUT, BROADBRIDGE HEATH
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13422
Time: 11:26-12:23
Location: MARRINGDEAN ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: RTC
collision involving car - no persons trapped - 1 female adult with slight injury treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13422
Time: 11:35-12:15
Location: TWO MILE ASH ROAD, BARNS GREEN
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - 1 female adult given 1st aid by WSF&RS - scene made safe
WrL Partridge Green
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13434
Time: 15:47-16:27
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - LEOPOLD ROAD, WEST GREEN, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
severe flooding coming from upper flat and affecting lower flat as well - water isolated by plumber - electrics isolated by WSF&RS - salvage undertaken - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13439
Time: 16:57-17:35
Location: CHURCH ROAD, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
car severly damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs, 1 fogging HR and 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13450
Time: 17:27-17:49
Location: ROFFEY CROSSROADS, CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13453
Time: 19:14-20:12
Location: BUNGALOW - BURPHAM ROAD, WEPHAM NEAR ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney tools and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL East Preston
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41194 / 2012
Time: 8.15pm
Location: Magham Down
Incident: Lucky escape from bullet for driver
A driver had a lucky escape when a bullet struck his parked vehicle. At about 8.15pm this evening the local man was sittting chatting with two friends, in his car in Squirrel Lane, an unmarked but public road in a rural area near Magham Down, near Hailsham. Suddenly there was a loud bang and the driver's window shattered. All three got out and ducked for cover. A few minutes later they got back into the vehicle and saw an impact mark to the corner of the windscreen and a spent .243mm bullet in the passenger footwell. The driver had a burn injury to his neck where the bullet skimmed past as it entered the vehicle. PC Katie Price said- "This man had a really lucky escape and we want to trace anyone known to be shooting in the area such as deer stalkers - the bullet found is of the type used for deer hunting. We don't believe this was a deliberate act, more likely a mis-directed shot by hunters or poachers, but it was clearly dangerous and we need to find the shooter. If you have any information that would help, please call us on 101 quoting serial 1593 of 12/12."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13455
Time: 20:18-20:44
Location: REAR OF STONECROP CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
motorcycle - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - area damped down using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13461
Time: 21:25-22:25
Location: FLAT - SOUTH HOLMES ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen of flat - male occupant with minor smoke inhalation escorted from flat by WSF&RS - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 

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THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13465
Time: 00:01-00:17
Location: PARK - LONDON ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
wooden bin on fire between play area and tennis court - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13477
Time: 00:09-00:40
Location: REAR OF HOUSES - WESTLANDS, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
bushes at the rear of houses well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 1HR used - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13471
Time: 01:56-02:31
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - WINCHELSEA GARDENS, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
lower flat affected by water coming from upper flat - water isolated to building by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13486
Time: 10:21-10:39
Location: TEST ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: RTC
involving car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13487
Time: 10:53-11:59
Location: HOUSE - DOWNS VIEW ROAD, HASSOCKS
Incident: FIRE
campervan destroyed by fire - LGP cylinder in van cooled by WSF&RS using fixed HR - adjacent car damaged by heat - 4 BA, 3HRs, 1 fixed HR and thermal imaging camera used - accidental - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13506
Time: 18:07-19:53
Location: WORKSHOP OFF COLDWALTHAM ROAD, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
single storey wooden and corrugated metal building 30m x 6m - approx 30% of building severely damaged by fire - 3 cars in building severely damaged by fire - remainder of building damaged by heat and smoke - 4HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Storrington, WrL Worthing, CU Bognor, WrC Littlehampton, WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13508
Time: 18:11-18:57
Location: HOTEL - MONKMEAD LANE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13514
Time: 21:20-21:43
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - MORANTS CLOSE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - entry made by WSF&RS using breathing apparatus to flat and sleeping male occupant brought to fresh air and left in the care of ambulance paramedics for treatment of slight smoke inhalation - unattended cooking in kitchen extinguished using 1HR -accidental
WrL Chichester, WrL Selsey, WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13516
Time: 23:58-00:10
Location: TIMBERLEYS, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
undergrowth on fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13519
Time: 00:15-00:43
Location: HOUSE - SALTHILL ROAD, FISHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
fire in cavity wall at the rear of wood burning stove - rear panel of wood burner removed and fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester
 

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FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13521
Time: 01:42-02:24
Location: A259 CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car in collision with central reservation - 1 male adult trapped - man extricated by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
West Sussex Emergency Management
Flood Warning
Flood Warning issued for Bosham and West Itchenor
Flooding is expected for coastal areas of Bosham and West Itchenor, including Chidham, Broadbridge, and Bosham Hoe 2 hours before high tide today at 11.32am
Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13530click to enlarge
Time: 09:14-09:28
Location: A27 EASTBOUND POLING CORNER TO HAMMERPOT
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 of the cars overturned - no persons trapped - 1 person with minor injuries treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
PHOTO - Copyright Eddie Mitchell Tel 07771 605974
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13533
Time: 10:21-11:44
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, RED LION ST, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - caused by faulty three-phase power cable underground under public house - area cordoned off by WSFRS crew - 2BA and TIC used for investigation purposes - incident left with electricity board - accidental ignition
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth, BASU Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13537
Time: 10:39-10:58
Location: A283 WASHINGTON ROUNDABOUT
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 2 people assisted from vehicles by ambulance personnel - no action by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police
WrL Storrington, WrL Steyning, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13544
Time: 12:05-12:50
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, OLD SHOREHAM RD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FLOODING
flood water entering public house - submersible pump used by WSFRS to remove water - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13545
Time: 12:21-13:46
Location: SEA LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
explosion involving electrical sub station - evacuation of adjacent properties carried out by WSFRS - sub station isolated by power network - incident left with contractors - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13551
Time: 13:09-13:24
Location: COTTAGE, HORNSHILL LANE, TISMANS COMMON
Incident: FLOODING
water affecting exterior of property - property protected by WSFRS crew by digging trench and creating diversion of water flow - incident left with owner - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13562
Time: 15:41-16:24
Location: SCHOOL, THE MARDENS, IFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
flood water affecting school building - doors blocked using sandbags - electrics isolated - incident left with staff
WrL Crawley, OSU Horley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13566
Time: 17:45-18:40
Location: WEST ASHLING RD, HAMBROOK
Incident: FLOODING
domestic sewage farm at risk of flooding from blocked culvert - culvert unblocked by WSFRS using small gear
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13567
Time: 17:34-19:11
Location: FIELD NR CAR PARK, MILL HILL, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: FIRE
bonfire in field - extinguished by WSFRS - WrL Henfield, L4T Shoreham-By-Sea
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13568
Time: 17:54-18:59
Location: FARM, HAVEN RD, BUCKS GREEN
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
6 cows and a calf stranded on flood plain - assistance given to farmer by TRU to lead cows to higher ground using ropes - incident left with farmer - TRU Officers x 4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13572
Time: 19:41-20:09
Location: LONDON RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 2 males released before arrival of WSFRS - 1 female medically trapped - released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 & HRT Crawley
 

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SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13576
Time: 00:28-01:14
Location: FLAT, LONGFORD RD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FLOODING
water entering ground floor flat from flat above - ceiling unstable from water - affected area removed and made safe by WSFRS - advice given - incident left with occupier - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13583
Time: 09:22-09:43
Location: A27 WESTBOUND CHICHESTER TO HAVANT
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle fire - fire out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS - WrLx2 Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13596
Time: 15:10-15:18
Location: LONDON RD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Bin fire - small fire in bin from discarded cigarette - extinguished by WSFRS - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13607
Time: 19:55-20:10
Location: HOUSE, PARKFIELD AVE, ALDWICK
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished using 1HR - accidental ignition - WrL Bognor Regis
 

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SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13601
Time: 00:08-00:19
Location: JUNCTION OF SHERBOURNE RD & ST PAULS RD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - no persons trapped - 1 male released to arrival of WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - road and vehicle made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13612
Time: 01:36-01:53
Location: WICK ROUNDABOUT, A259 LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle fire - 1 motorbike severely damaged by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13616
Time: 02:38-02:48
Location: EASEBOURNE LANE, EASEBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
bonfire out of control - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13621
Time: 10:54-11:06
Location: FLAT, WOLVERTON GDNS, HORLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire caused by cooking left unattended - out on arrival - 1 elderly male given precautionary check by paramedics
WrL Horley, WrLx2 Reigate
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13623
Time: 11:02-11:53
Location: HOUSE, FARLINGTON AVE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FLOODING
flooding from burst tank in loft - water and electrics isolated by WSFRS - salvage undertaken by crew
WrL & L4T Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13628
Time: 15:21-15:25
Location: WICK FARM RD, WICK
Incident: FIRE
rubbish on fire - extinguished by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

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MONDAY 17 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13649
Time: 18:23-18:34
Location: BRAMLEY RD, BROADWATER
Incident: GAS LEAK
smell of gas from cooker - supply isolated and advice given to occupier by WSFRS - property ventilated naturally
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13659
Time: 20:55-21:43
Location: B2036 BALCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 car overturned - no persons trapped - first aid given to 1 male who was subsequently taken to hospital - road made safe by WSFRS crew - WrLx2 & HRT Crawley, WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13662
Time: 23:00-23:26
Location: HOUSE, HILDON CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in washing machine - out on arrival - inspection and removal only by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13683
Time: 15:32-15:45
Location: GARAGE FORECOURT- FISHBOURNE ROAD, EAST CHICHESTER
Incident: Spillage
petrol spillage on forecourt of garage covering area 6m x 2m - area sanded by WSF&RS and cordoned off - incident left with garage staff
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13684
Time: 15:49-16:54
Location: SHAVES WOOD LANE, ALBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving coach and car - no persons trapped on coach - 2 persons assisted from coach before arrival of WSF&RS - male driver of car extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Worthing
POLICE report - Ref: PR41218 / 2012
Time: 3.40pm
Location: Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne
Incident: Man seriously injured after Albourne collision
A 62-year-old man has been left seriously injured after a collision between a coach and a car near Hassocks today. Emergency services attended Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, at 3.40pm where the blue Ford Focus and the coach had collided and the coach had ended up in a ditch. The car driver was taken to Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries and has since been transfered to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath. The coach driver and one passenger were uninjured.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward on 101 quoting Operation Longview or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 12690
Time: 17:47-18:03
Location: REAR OF HAIRDRESSERS - BROADWATER STREET, WEST BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer on fire in outbuilding rear of hairdressers - 1HR by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41229 / 2012
Time:
Location: Churchwood Drive, Tangmere
Incident: Cannabis factory found in Tangmere
A cannabis factory was discovered at a house in Churchwood Drive, Tangmere, today.
Fifty plants, providing an income of about £90,000, were found in the bedrooms of the rented house after neighbours reported a leaking overflow pipe to the owner. DS Alan Pack said: "This was a professional operation. We are seeking four people in connection to it, including a man in his 40s who was renting the house. "
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13691
Time: 17:58-18:20
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - DURRINGTON GARDENS, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in bin store - 2 bins well alight - 1 HR by WSF&RS - bin store 25% damaged by fire - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13699
Time: 22:38-22:54
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - GOODWIN CLOSE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - smoke cleared using PPV fan - accidental
WrL x2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13701
Time: 22:55-23:12
Location: SOUTH FARM ROAD, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER - 2012


West Sussex Emergency Management
Severe Weather Warning
A band of rain is currently crossing West Sussex, and is expected to become heavy late this evening into the early hours of tomorrow, bringing the possibility of flood to parts of the County. An amber alert has been issued by the Met Office for heavy rain and the public should be prepared for an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding. The County Council and partners including the Environment Agency are taking steps to prepare and encourage the public to do the same, and guidance is available from our website.
Further information on the weather is available via the Met Office, and flooding via the Environment Agency website.
Members of the public can also call the Floodline, 0845 988 1188, for up to date flooding information.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13709
Time: 14:39-14:52
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND BOLNEY TO HICKSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car into hedgerow - no persons trapped - 1 passenger from car treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - incident left with police - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13714
Time: 17:10-17:33
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - LENNOX ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
in rear garden involving wheelie bin and fencing - 2Ba, 1Hr by WSF&RS - nearby shed checked to make sure it wasn't affected by fire - shed clear - deliberate ignition - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41257 / 2012
Time: 5.40pm
Location: Downview traffic lights, Felpham Way
Incident: Woman attacked in Bognor road rage incident
Police in Bognor are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in a terrifying road rage incident today. It happened at about 5.40pm when the victim, who is local, was driving her green sports car and stopped at the Downview traffic lights in Felpham Way, Bognor. She was following a black hatchback, which is believed to have been travelling without lights, before it stopped at the Middleton Road junction with Flansham Park. The driver got out, opened the door of the victim's car, and attacked her, causing injuries to her face and hands.
A police spokesperson said: "This was an extremely frightening assault and, understandably, the victim was very shaken and upset by what happened. We have arrested a 51-year-old local man on suspicion of assault and he has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until 27 January next year. In the meantime, we are trying to establish the circumstances of what led up to this taking place. We would like to hear from anyone who either witnessed the attack or thinks they may have seen the two cars in the area before the incident took place."
Anyone with information contact police on 101, quoting serial 1193, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13715
Time: 17:42-18:37
Location: A264 BETWEEN BREEZEHURST ROAD AND BEWBUSH DRIVE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13717
Time: 18:02-18:59
Location: HOUSE - MAPLEHURST ROAD, COWFOLD
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Partridge Green, WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13725
Time: 22:23-22:49
Location: HOUSE - GUILDFORD ROAD, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen out on arrival of WSF&RS - elderly male occupier with smoke inhalation given 1st aid and oxygen by WSF&RS but didn't need to attend hospital - accidental - WrL East Preston, WrL Littlehampton
 

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THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13729
Time: 00:31-01:17
Location: HOUSE - BRITTEN CLOSE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
smoke alarm raised alarm - dishwasher on fire in kitchen - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - 50% of ground floor damaged by smoke - PPV fan used to ventilate - male occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS and assessed by ambulance paramedics but didn't need to go to hospital - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13735
Time: 06:37-07:39
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND JUNCTION 10A MAIDENBOWER TO JUNCTION 11, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and into trees - no persons trapped - male adult released before arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only
WrL Haywards Heath, WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13741
Time: 07:15-07:55
Location: BORDE HILL LANE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC
involving van in collision with bridge - male adult released before arrival of WSF&RS - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13743
Time: 07:46-10:09
Location: TAYLORS LANE, BOSHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
flooding - rising water in culvert threatening houses - water pumped by WSF&RS to reduce levels - advice given to local occupants
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13751
Time: 08:47-10:12
Location: HIGH STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: RTC
involving delivery lorry in collision with bus shelter - no persons trapped - bus shelter severely damaged - safety cordon put in place and bus shelter lighting isolated - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13755
Time: 09:19-09:51
Location: HOUSE - TILGATE ROAD, TILGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen due to unattended cooking - heavy smoke logging to ground floor of property 2Ba, 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to clear smoke - advice given to occupier and emergency smoke alarm fitted - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13756
Time: 10:25-12:30
Location: CHURCH LANE, BIRDHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - flood water getting very close to houses - flooding pumped by WSF&RS to lower water level - incident handed over to local authority to continue pumping - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13760
Time: 11:30-12:56
Location: HOUSE- LOWER BOGNOR ROAD, LAGNESS
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - approx 1 foot of flood water beneath floor of house - flood water pumped by WSF&RS and house electrics isolated
WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13765
Time: 12:17-13:20
Location: BUNGALOW - VICTORIA ROAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - overflowing water in ditch flooding and surrounding bungalow - flood water pumped by WSF&RS
WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13767
Time: 11:30-12:41
Location: COOK ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - flood water at the rear of houses pumped by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13769
Time: 12:20-13:08
Location: HOUSE - NEEDLES CLOSE, HORSHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - flood water affecting house - water pumped from courtyard by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13770
Time: 11:58-12:35
Location: CHESSWOOD ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13771
Time: 12:17-12:36
Location: SELSEY ROAD, DONNINGTON
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
1 elderly lady trapped in car due to flood water - car pushed to safety by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13774
Time: 12:47-15:51
Location: HOUSE - ST WILFRED ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - flood water affecting house - water pumped by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13777
Time: 13:38-13:36
Location: HOUGHTON LANE, BURY
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - car in flood water - car removed from flood water by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13779
Time: 13:39-13:52
Location: A24 HORSHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - car in flood water - car removed from flood water by WSF&RS and escorted from dual carriageway
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13780
Time: 13:45-14:11
Location: SELHAM ROAD, SELHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
car in flood water - car pushed to safety by WSF&RS - WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13797
Time: 18:13-18:42
Location: MONTESWOOD LANE, LINDFIELD
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - car in flood water - car removed from flood water by WSF&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13805
Time: 22:09-22:26
Location: SELHAM ROAD, SELHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - car in flood water - car removed from flood water by WSF&RS - WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth
 

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FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER - 2012


West Sussex Emergency Management
FLOOD WARNING
A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood.
Flooding is expected for the River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood including Povey Cross Road and Gatwick Airport, West Sussex and Surrey in the early evening. River levels are continuing to rise through Charlwood and Hookwood and properties in the area may be affected by flooding. Over 33mm of rain have fallen in the last 24 hours and as a result the River Mole and its tributaries are flooding in some places. For up-to-date flooding information call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 173423
The Environment Agency website contains details of river level and flooding information.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41190 / 2012
Time:
Location: Bognor Regis
Incident: Police close brothel in Bognor
Officers from Bognor Regis Neighbourhood Policing Team have closed down a brothel operating close to the town centre after concerns were raised by the local community. Officers received information that a premises offering oriental massage was being used as a brothel, with men continually visiting the premises at different times of the day and night. Officers executed a warrant on the premises and found three women aged 28, 33 and 37 inside and surprised a number of potential clients as they entered. Officers were satisfied that the premises were being used as a brothel and all three women were arrested on suspicion of committing offences in relation to Section 33 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 and bailed until 26 January.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13817
Time: 10:14-11:42
Location: HOUSE, THE MOUNT, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
flooding to basement area of property - water pumped using LPP and submersible pump - advice given - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41279 / 2012
Time: 2.30pm
Location: North Street, Midhurst
Incident: Reported attack on man in Midhurst
Police are seeking witnesses to an incident reported to have taken place outside the Nat West Bank in North Street, Midhurst at 2.30pm on Friday 21 December. The victim, a 34-year old local man, reports that he was walking past the bank when he was punched by the suspect which caused him to fall and then had a small quantity of cash stolen from him as he lay on the ground. The suspect is described as being white, middle aged, about 5'9" and of average build, wearing dark clothing. PC Trevor Pritchard said; "This is the main street in Midhurst which would have been busy at that time. Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact us via 101 quoting serial 0925 of 21/12."
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13824
Time: 15:11-15:29
Location: WEST ST, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: RTC
collision involving car into fence - no persons trapped - vehicle made safe by WSFRS and incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13827
Time: 15:38-16:33
Location: LINGFIELD RD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car - 1 person medically trapped - extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13828
Time: 16:03-16:16
Location: GORING CROSSWAYS ROUNDABOUT, LITTLEHAMPTON RD, GORING-BY-SEA
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - police and ambulance in attendance - WrL & HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13829
Time: 17:06-17:31
Location: PEGLER WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle fire - involving 1 car with smoke issuing from overheated engine - engine cooled using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13834
Time: 19:07-19:33
Location: FLAT, SHADWELLS RD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - caused by kitchen towel left on hob - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1HR - property ventilated using PPV fan - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Lancing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41267 / 2012
Time: 11.30pm.
Location: A24, Copsale
Incident: Pedestrian dies in A24 collision
A 40-year-old man tragically died in a collision with a car on the A24 at Copsale tonight.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was in collision with the pedestrian in the southbound carriageway at about 11.30pm.
The man, who is believed to be from the Worthing area, has yet to be officially identified.
Anyone who saw him before or at the time of the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting Operation Milldale or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.
UPDATE
The pedestrian who died has been named as 40-year old Skender Plaku, of Mulberry Lane, Goring. Police are still appealing for witnesses after the blue BMW 525 saloon, driven by a 50-year old Partridge Green man who was unhurt, collided with Mr Plaku in the southbound carriageway at about 11.30pm.
 

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SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13853
Time: 06:23-10:20
Location: HOUSE, LONDON RD, BOLNEY
Incident: FIRE
involving 2-storey detached domestic property - roof 100% destroyed by fire - 40% of 1st floor and 50% of ground floor damaged by fire - 3 Jets, 2HR, 2BA, 1 Hydrant, 3 triple extension ladders used to extinguish fire - salvage operation undertaken
WrLx2 Haywards Heath, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL & WrC Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13860
Time: 08:25-09:38
Location: HOUSE, CHURCH RD, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FLOODING
flood water affecting property - area around property pumped by WSFRS using LPP - advice given and incident left with owner
WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13864
Time: 09:03-10:27
Location: HOUSE, GREENWOOD AVE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FLOODING
flood water affecting front of property - water dispersed using submersible pump - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13871
Time: 09:42-09:50
Location: HOUSE, NYETIMBER LANE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FLOODING
surface water entering property - electrics isolated - advice given to occupier - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13872
Time: 09:40-10:35
Location: HOUSE, WEST ASHLING RD, WEST ASHLING
Incident: FLOODING
caused by blocked culvert in road - blockage cleared by WSFRS using chimney rods - advice given to occupier
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13880
Time: 10:34-10:40
Location: COTTAGE, THE STREET, ITCHENOR
Incident: FLOODING
water from flooded pond in front garden affecting front of property - air vents to property blocked by WSFRS to prevent water entering property - advice given to occupiers - WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13883
Time: 10:32-13:10
Location: PUBLIC HOUSE, NORTH END RD, YAPTON
Incident: FLOODING
flood water from blocked drain affecting cellar of pub - water pumped by WSFRS - incident left with landlord
WrL East Preston
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13888
Time: 11:28-12:26
Location: RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME, FREEMAN CLOSE, WALBERTON
Incident: FLOODING
flood water affecting property - drainage point opened up by WSFRS - surface water dispersed - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13909
Time: 15:28-17:50
Location: CARAVAN, SCHOOL LANE, NORTH MUNDHAM
Incident: FLOODING
property affected by surface flooding - pumped by WSFRS using submersible pump - incident left with occupier
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13922
Time: 18:44-19:00
Location: MONTESWOOD LANE, LINDFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
1 car stuck in flood water - 1 male assisted from flood water by WSFRS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13924
Time: 19:20-20:17
Location: HOUSE, BROOK AVE, HASSOCKS
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - out on arrival - removal and ventilation only by WSFRS - 1 elderly female assessed by paramedics and treated for smoke inhalation - accidental ignition - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Brighton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13925
Time: 19:46-20:10
Location: HOUSE, PENFOLDS PLACE, ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - caused by blanket falling onto electric lamp - accidental ignition - advice given - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13930
Time: 21:16-22:05
Location: A29 SHRIPNEY
Incident: FLOODING
car stuck in flood water - 1 female and car removed from flood water using 4x4 vehicle - vehicle drained of flood water - advice given
WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13933
Time: 22:27-22:46
Location: CINEMA, LONDON RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in popcorn machine - 1HR used - machine inspected and removed - accidental ignition - advice given - WrLx2 Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13937
Time: 01:50-05:31
Location: SUB STATION, VANN RD, FERNHURST
Incident: FIRE
involving high rise transformer and supporting pole - extinguished by WSFRS using dry powder extinguisher - inspected using TIC - incident isolated and left with site engineer - WrLx2 Haslemere, L4T Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13938
Time: 02:33-03:11
Location: A281 SHERMANBURY
Incident: RTC
involving car into tree - no persons trapped - 2 casualties treated at scene by paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS
WrL Henfield, WrL Partridge Green, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13942
Time: 07:20-07:59
Location: MEADOWCROFT CLOSE, HORLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 male trapped - released by WSFRS - scene made safe - WrL Horley, WrL Reigate
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13942
Time: 11:00-12:14
Location: FLATS, THE STREET, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FLOODING
flood water in basement of property - pumped by WSFRS - incident left with residents - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13950
Time: 12:33-13:38
Location: THE QUEENSWAY, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: RTC
collision involving car into a wall - 1 female casualty treated at scene - 1 male casualty released from vehicle using hydraulic rescue equipment - both casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13951
Time: 13:56-14:16
Location: FLAT, BROADWATER RD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - inspection and removal by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13955
Time: 14:52-20:46
Location: HOUSE, LONDON RD, HENFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
surface flood water affecting property - area around property pumped by WSFRS - WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13963
Time: 17:52-18:31
Location: BUNGALOW, DOWNVIEW AVE, FERRING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - extinguished using 4BA and 2HR - gas and electrics to property isolated - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13968
Time: 21:37-22:18
Location: HOUSE, THE SAXONS, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: FIRE
fire in hearth - caused by build up of candle wax - 4BA, 1HR, 1CO2 used to extinguish - TIC used to check for hot spots - accidental ignition
WrLx2 Shoreham-By-Sea
 

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MONDAY 24 DECEMBER, XMAS EVE - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 13972
Time: 02:22-06:28
Location: HOUSE, LONDON RD, ALBOURNE
Incident: FLOODING
smoke issuing from flooded swimming pool pump house - electrics isolated and flood water pumped by WSFRS using LPP
WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13977
Time: 09:02-09:39
Location: HOUSE, STOUGHTON, NR CHICHESTER
Incident: FLOODING
flood water from cess pit affecting property - flooding alleviated using soil - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13983
Time: 10:14-10:50
Location: WORTHING RAILWAY STN, RAILWAY APPROACH, WORTHING
Incident: RESCUE
Person trapped - 1 male trapped underneath train - power isolated by rail network - male released by WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL & HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13992
Time: 12:48-13:24
Location: JUNCTION OF STEERS LANE, B2036 TINSLEY GREEN, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male casualty extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 & HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 13994
Time: 14:30-16:58
Location: FLATS, THE MOUNT, IFIELDWOOD
Incident: FLOODING
flood water affecting basement flat - water pumped using submersible pump and LPP - incident left with occupier
WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14010
Time: 21:47-23:21
Location: BLACKHILL, LINDFIELD
Incident: FIRE
fire involving road bollard - power isolated - fire extinguished by WSFRS using CO2 - WrL Haywards Heath
 

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CHRISTMAS DAY - 25 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 14023
Time: 08:23-08:46
Location: HOUSE, OLD ARUNDEL RD, MAUDLIN
Incident: FLOODING
water from blocked drain entering courtyard and affecting property - pumped by WSFRS using submersible pump - advice given to occupier
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14027
Time: 09:59-12:00
Location: HOUSE, GRAILANDS CLOSE, FERNHURST
Incident: FLOODING
flood water entering property through patio doors - water pumped by WSFRS using LPP - salvage operation also undertaken
WrL & LFT Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14034
Time: 12:36-12:45
Location: BROADWATER GREEN, BROADWATER
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car into fence - no persons trapped - 1 male treated at scene by paramedics - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS
WrL & HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14044
Time: 14:50-16:24
Location: HOUSE, TOWNFIELD, KIRDFORD
Incident: FIRE
involving living room of property - 4BA, 1HR used by WSFRS to extinguish - 25% of ground floor damaged by fire, 75% of ground floor damaged by heat and smoke - 2 males with mild smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - 2 dogs given oxygen therapy by WSFRS - fire of accidental ignition - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14045
Time: 15:05-15:36
Location: A284 ARUNDEL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - no persons trapped - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14050
Time: 18:35-19:09
Location: FLAT, MILL RD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FLOODING
water leaking into ground floor flat from flat above - entry gained into first floor flat using triple extension ladder - water isolated and salvage work in flat below carried out by WSFRS - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14053
Time: 19:01-19:27
Location: BALLS CROSS
Incident: FLOODING
car stuck in flood water from river - 2 males and 1 female rescued from car - WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14056
Time: 22:24-23:14
Location: RESTAURANT, WEST ST, SOMPTING
Incident: FLOODING
flooding to ground floor of restaurant - pumped by WSFRS - incident left with occupier - WrL Worthing
 

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BOXING DAY - 26 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 14060
Time: 04:44-05:52
Location: B2114 HANDCROSS
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car on its roof - no persons trapped - scene safety and lighting provided by WSFRS - 4 male casualties treated at scene by paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 & HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14064
Time: 07:59-11:05
Location: HOTEL, JOBS LANE, HICKSTEAD
Incident: FLOODING
flood water affecting hotel - water level reduced by WSFRS using LPP and grundfos pump - incident left with occupier
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14067
Time: 09:09-09:27
Location: GUILDFORD RD, BROADBRIDGE HEATH
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - no persons trapped - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14074
Time: 14:39-14:49
Location: HOUSE, STONEY CROSS, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave oven - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA & CO2 extinguisher - advice given - accidental ignition
WrLx2 Shoreham-By-Sea
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14076
Time: 15:25-15:53
Location: HOUSE, LONGBRIDGE RD, HORLEY
Incident: FIRE
items left on oven - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1HR - property ventilated using PPV fan - WrL Horley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14077
Time: 16:11-17:39
Location: HOUSE, GORING RD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSFRS using chimney kit and triple extension ladders - TIC used to check for hot spots - advice given to occupiers - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14081
Time: 17:29-18:16
Location: EASTERN AVE, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car in collision with manhole cover - no persons trapped - first aid given by paramedics at scene - vehicle and road made safe and area cordoned off by WSFRS - incident left with Highways Agency - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14089
Time: 19:36-21:03
Location: HOUSE, KNIGHTSCROFT AVE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSFRS using chimney kit - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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THURSDAY 27 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 14101
Time: 01:25-01:35
Location: APSLEY COURT, MOWBRAY DRIVE, BEWBUSH
Incident: FIRE
involving wheelie bin - bin destroyed - extinguished using 1HR - rear gate and frame damaged by fire - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41286 / 2012
Time: 1.30am
Location: Cricketers pub, West Street, Burgess Hill
Incident: Fire damages Burgess Hill pub
Police are investigating a fire which damaged the front door of the Cricketers pub in West Street, Burgess Hill, shortly before 1.30am on Thursday 27 December. The landlord and family were upstairs but were not injured, and the fire, which was confined to the outside of the front door, is being treated as deliberate. Detective Constable Karrie Bohanna said: "We are currently making enquiries to establish the circumstances and anyone who has any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting serial 0075 of 27/12."
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14105
Time: 04:12-04:31
Location: HOLTYE RD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car into hedge - no persons trapped - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL East Grinstead
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41295 / 2012
Time: 5.24pm
Location: Hammy Way, Shoreham
Incident: Attempted robbery in Shoreham
A man managed to fight off a group of three men in an attempted robbery in Shoreham tonight.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident, which took place at 5.24pm in Hammy Way. The victim had returned home from work shortly before, and had taken his till from his van into the house. After his dog started barking, he went outside to investigate and saw the group who demanded money. One threw liquid towards his face, but he managed to fight back and they ran off empty-handed. Police said: "It would appear that this was an attempted robbery by three men who had seen the victim take the till from his van into the house. He defended himself, despite having something thrown towards his face, which fortunately did not cause any harm or injuries. We are looking for three men, one of whom spoke with an Asian accent and was about 5'10" tall, of slim build, wearing a dark grey hooded top with the hood up and a grey scarf covering his face. The other two were both about 6' tall, of slim build, and wore dark clothing with their faces covered. "
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting serial 1129 or 27/12.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41287 / 2012
Time: 10am
Location: Lloyds Bank, Littlehampton
Incident: Security guard robbed outside bank
Just after 10am today, outside Lloyds Bank in Beach Road, Littlehampton, a security guard employed by Group4 Security was attacked by two men who snatched a box containing a substantial amount of cash from him after a struggle, and made off on a silver or black motorcycle, registration number LB07OMF. No weapons were seen and the guard was shaken but received no visible injury. The motorcycle made off the wrong way, north, in Beach Road and then into Franciscan Way, before disappearing in the direction of Arundel Road.
The pillion passenger is described as wearing white trainers, dark trousers, a full face black helmet, and a motorcycle jacket with a white or pink 'V' on the back.
Sergeant Roy Hodder said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who was in Littlehampton town centre this morning and saw anything of what happened. The pillion passenger was seen to emerge from the phone box in Beach Road, at the junction with High Street, as the security van approached, and joined the motorcyclist, who had ridden up separately."
If you can help, please call us on 101 quoting serial 0439 of 27/12. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14119
Time: 12:10 - 12:36
Location: SWAN WALK SHOPPING CENTRE, HORSHAM
Incident: RESCUE
Lift Release - 2 members of public stuck in lift, power isolated and persons released - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14120
Time: 12:06 - 14:30
Location: A286 SINGLETON, AREA OF LAND ADJACENT TO CRICKET PITCH
Incident: FLOODING
Assistance given to West Sussex Highways Agency at area affected by flooding. Environment Agency Bund applied by WSF&RS and incident handed over to Highways - WrL Bognor, OSU Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14121
Time: 12:29 - 14:05
Location: HOUSE, BUDDS HILL, SINGLETON
Incident: FLOODING
Water threatening to enter property from localised flooding, water pumped by WSF&RS using LPP and prevented from entering property. Advice given and incident left with occupier and plumber - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14125
Time: 14:07 - 15:15
Location: HOUSE, STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FLOODING
Basement of property flooded with approx 3-4 inches of water. Water pumped by WSF&RS using GRUNDFOS pump and incident handed over to owner - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14129
Time: 17:08 - 17:38
Location: HOUSE, NORTH STOKE, AMBERLEY ROAD, AMBERLEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney Fire - Extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney kit - WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14132
Time: 17:26 - 17:56
Location: A27, NEAR LYONS FARM, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 private cars. 1 Casualty trapped and extricated using Hydraulic (HRE) and electric rescue equipment. Casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance. Scene made safe by fire crews - 2xWrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14144
Time: 20:09 -20:34
Location: FLAT, KIRKBY CLOSE, BOXGROVE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of flat. Fire out on arrival. PPV equipment used by fire crew to clear smoke logging to property. Accidental ignition -2xWrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14145
Time: 22:07 - 22:26
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, SALVINGTON ROAD, BEWBUSH
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of ground floor flat involving microwave oven. Fire was out on arrival and property inspected by WSF&RS. One adult female rescued by fire crew and assessed by paramedics. 1 PPV used for smoke clearance. Fire of accidental ignition - 2xWrL Crawley, 1xWrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14146
Time: 23:55 - 00:30
Location: PEREGRINE ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Alleyway bushes alight. Extinguished using 1HPHR. WrL Littlehampton
 

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FRIDAY 28 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 14152
Time: 04:34 - 05:11
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, DUNNINGS MILL END, COOMBE HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Fire in ground floor room of property. Extinguished using 2 BA, 1 HPHR. Fire of accidental ignition - 2xWrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14153
Time: 05:09 - 05:27
Location: ALLEYWAY, SALISBURY ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Motorcycle on fire in alleyway. Extinguished using 1 HPHR. Suspected deliberate ignition -WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14156
Time: 09:33 - 10:59
Location: BUNGALOW, WISTIN AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident:FIRE
involving ground floor lounge of chalet bungalow - 4BA, 2HR used by WSF&RS to extinguish - 100% of property damaged by smoke, 30% of ground floor damaged by fire - accidental ignition - 3 x WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14160
Time: 10:36 - 11:33
Location: BASEMENT FLAT, ROWLANDS ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
Water affecting bedroom - salvage carried out by WSF&RS, advice given and incident handed over to occupier
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14163
Time: 11:24 - 12:05
Location: DENE CLOSE, HORLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving private car into domestic property, one female casualty extricated from vehicle using HRE and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - WrL Horley, HRT Crawley, WrL Reigate [SFRS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14175
Time: 15:58 - 16:23
Location: M23 NORTBOUND, JUNCTION 9 TO 8
Incident:VEHICLE FIRE
fire in engine compartment, extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Horley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14176
Time: 15:59 - 17:15
Location: HOUSE, MARSH LANE, MERSTON
Incident:FLOODING
2 domestic dwellings affected. Approx 6 inches of water had entered the properties due to overflowing of the Rife. Electric isolated and salvage work undertaken by WSF&RS - Incident handed over to Environment Agency and occupiers - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14186
Time: 19:53 - 20:13
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, LAYLANDS ROAD, FISHERSGATE
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of ground floor flat, out on arrival, accidental ignition - 1 male treated by ambulance service for smoke inhalation and conveyed to hospital - WrL Shoreham, 2 x WrL Hove [ESF&RS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14190
Time: 23:23 - 00:49
Location: A27 WESTBOUND - HANGLETON TO TUNNEL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car, 1 female released and handed over to ambulance service - WrL Shoreham, 2 x WrL Hove [ESF&RS]
 

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SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER - 2012


POLICE report - Ref: PR41306 / 2012
Time: 1.05am
Location: Deadmantree Hill and Barcombe Cross
Incident: Fatal collision near Barcombe Cross
A man has died after his car collided with a tree in the early hours of this morning. The collision happened between Deadmantree Hill and Barcombe Cross at around 1.05am where the black Audi collided with a tree. The driver, a 38-year-old man, sadly died at the scene from his injuries. His male passenger was treated for minor injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting Operation Arcadia or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14192
Time: 04:43 - 05:26
Location: WATER LANE, ANGMERING
Incident:VEHICLE FIRE
car destroyed by fire, extinguished by WSF&RS using 2xBA and 1HR - Deliberate ignition, incident handed over to Police
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14196
Time: 07:46 - 08:09
Location: ROEDEAN ROAD & ABECKET GARDENS, WORTHING
Incident:VEHICLE FIRE
fire in van extinguished using 2BA and 1HR - Accidental ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14218
Time: 16:10 - 16:55
Location: HOUSE, CHURCH MEAD, KEYMER
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney kit - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14221
Time: 18:14 - 19:04
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, COPTHORNE ROAD, FELBRIDGE
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney kit - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14225
Time: 20:55 - 21:39
Location: THE HOLLOW, WASHINGTON
Incident:VEHICLE FIRE
caravan 100% destroyed by fire, extinguished using 1 water jet and hydrant via water shuttle - Accidental ignition
WrL Storrington, WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14229
Time: 22:59 - 23:47
Location: RUSPER ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 vehicles, 2 casualties conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Crews assisting Police with scene safety
WrL Horsham, 2 WrL & HRT Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER - 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 14230
Time: 00:17 - 02:02
Location: SURREY BOAT YARD, BRIGHTON ROAD, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident:FLOODING
52ft house boat affected by flood water, Grundfos pump and LPP used to pump out water - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14240
Time: 13:38 - 14:07
Location: BUTLERS GREEN ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney kit - Advice given to occupiers - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14243
Time: 14:49 - 15:22
Location: CRAWLEY DOWN ROAD, FELBRIDGE
Incident:ANIMAL RESCUE
dog hit by car and trapped underneath, rescued by WSF&RS using pressure airbags and manpower - first aid rendered to dog by WSF&RS and taken to vet by owner
WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14244
Time: 14:50 - 15:23
Location: MARKET PLACE SHOPPING CENTRE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE ALARM ACTUATING
Good intent false alarm, smell of smoke reported but had dissipated before arrival of fire crews. Thorough search of premises carried out using TIC, no sign of fire found. Incident handed over to shop manager and advice given - 2xWrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14249
Time: 17:27 - 17:58
Location: GLOUCESTER ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor kitchen involving chip pan - kitchen 10% damaged by Fire and 50% by smoke - 1 female conveyed to hospital by ambulance suffering from burns and smoke inhalation - Fire of accidental ignition
WrL Littlehampton, WrL East Preston, WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14251
Time: 17:40 - 18:06
Location: M23 NORTHBOUND BETWEEN JUNTION 10, CRAWLEY & JUNCTION 9, GATWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars. 1 male casualty released prior to arrival of Fire Service and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Incident handed over to Police
WrL Horley, 2x WrL & HRT Crawley
 

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MONDAY 31 DECEMBER 2012


F&RS Call Ref: 14270
Time: 12:15 - 13:41
Location: HOUSE, ASH LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident:FLOODING
Cellar in domestic property flooded with 3-4ft water. Water pumped out by WSF&RS using LPP and suction pump
WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41237 / 2012
Time: 12 - 4pm
Location: Lewes
Incident: Guns stolen in Lewes burglary
Two firearms have been stolen in a burglary at a Lewes flat. Between midday and 4pm today a flat in Lancaster Street, Lewes, was broken into by forcing the flat door. A secured and locked gun cabinet, containing a shotgun and a .22 rifle, plus 50 shotgun cartridges, was forced off its fastenings in a concealed space in the flat, and removed. Keys to the cabinet were not taken. The shotgun is a Brno make, double-barrelled and side-by-side, with black barrels and a brown stock, and bears the serial number 100974979. Both weapons are licensed and held by the owner, who is the occupant of the flat.
Detective Constable Gary Baker of the East Sussex Priority Crime Team said: "We think that the burglary was carried out by someone who knew that there were firearms there, but enquiries are at an early stage. There have been no other such thefts recently and the motive for this crime is not clear at this stage. If you were in the Lancaster Street area and saw any suspicious activity, or if you have any other information about the burglary, in particular where the guns may be now, please call us via 101 quoting serial 0798 of 31/12/12."
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14273
Time: 16:13 - 17:51
Location: WOODLAND AREA, OFF WAKESTONE LANE, BEDHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire on overhead power lines due to cables arching on a fallen tree. Scene made safe and incident handed over to electric company
WrL & L4T Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14274
Time: 16:13 - 16:31
Location: HOUSE, THE FIELDINGS, SOUTHWATER
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor kitchen, out on arrival. Light smoke logging to ground and first floor of property, cleared by fire crew using PPV equipment. Accidental ignition - WrL Horsham, WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14276
Time: 16:22 - 17:11
Location: SELSFIELD ROAD, WEST HOATHLY
Incident: RTC
car in collision with tree. 1 female casualty given oxygen and first aid by WSF&RS before being attended to by Ambulance Service. Incident handed over to Police - WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14284
Time: 17:17 - 17:34
Location: STORRINGTON ROAD, WASHINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars. 2 people assisted from vehicles before arrival of emergency services. Scene made safe by WSF&RS and incident handed over to Police
WrL Storrington, WrL & HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14292
Time: 20:31 - 21:37
Location: HOUSE, MOUSE LANE, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
Fire in electricity box, 2BA, 1 Dry Powder Extinguisher & 1 TIC used by Fire Crew. Cupboard completely destroyed by fire and 20% smoke damage to property - WrL Steyning, WrL Worthing
 
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