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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - January 2013
 
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 Police and Fire Service related, reports are sourced from all services]
 
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TUESDAY 1st JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14301
Time: 00:02 - 00:28
Location: WESTLANDS, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Conifer trees alight, extinguished using 2HR. Deliberate ignition. Incident handed over to Police in attendance
2 x WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14306
Time: 01:56 - 02:36
Location: HOUSE, STORRINGTON ROAD, THAKEHAM
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - Extinguished using 1HR and chimney kit, accidental ignition, advice given to occupiers - WrL Storrington
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41238 / 2013
Time: 3am
Location: West Worthing railway station
Incident: Man robbed in Worthing street
Police are seeking two Worthing street robbers who took a young man's mobile phone and wallet in a New Year's morning attack. Shortly after 3am this morning the 19-year old local man was walking home along Tarring Road, when he was attacked by two men just outside West Worthing railway station. They punched him, pushed him to the ground and stole his belongings. The victim sustained grazing and bruises and went to Worthing Hospital for treatment later in the morning.
Detective Constable Lindsey Van Buiten said: "The two suspects are described as white, and about 17 years old. If you were out and about in West Worthing in the early hours of New Years Day and saw this pair, or anything suspicious, please call us on 101 quoting serial 0234 of 1/1." You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14310
Time: 04:19 - 04:44
Location: VICTORIA ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Shed well alight and extinguished using high pressure hose reel, deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14322
Time: 15:08 - 15:59
Location: HOUSE, MARSHALL AVENUE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
Fire in first floor bedroom of detached domestic property. 50% fire, heat and smoke damage to bedroom. Extinguished using 2BS, 1HR. Male occupier treated by ambulance crew for smoke inhalation and conveyed to hospital. Accidental ignition - 2xWrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14324
Time: 16:27 - 17:10
Location: HOUSE, BOSHAM HOE
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - inspection only - Made safe and advice given, incident left with owner - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14329
Time: 18:44 - 19:00
Location: OATHALL AVE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - Scene made safe by WSF&RS and incident handed over to Police - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14334
Time: 22:40 - 23:12
Location: OLD CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
car completely destroyed by fire, extinguished by WSF&RS using 2BA and 2HR, accidental ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14340
Time: 23:14 - 23:46
Location: GORING GAP, GORING BY SEA
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
car destroyed by fire, extinguished by WSF&RS using 2BA and 2HR, deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14356
Time: 10:50-12:06
Location: PADDOCKHURST RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cat trapped 20 feet up tree - rescued by WSFRS using rope rescue lines and safely reunited with owner - TRU Officers x 4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14383
Time: 19:20-19:40
Location: HOUSE, SALVINGTON RD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
involving domestic garage - 90% destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2 jets, 1 hydrant used by WSFRS to extinguish fire - accidental ignition
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14393
Time: 22:49-23:30
Location: HOUSE, ORCHARD WAY, BARNHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished using chimney kit - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14400
Time: 03:00-03:27
Location: CAR PARK, BEACH RD, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
involving 1 car - 2BA & 2HR used by WSFRS to extinguish - 100% destroyed by fire - deliberate ignition - WrL Selsey
 

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THURSDAY 3 JANUARY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR41331 / 2013
Time: 5.08am
Location: Hailsham
Incident: Man seriously injured in crash
A 24-year-old man has been seriously injured in a crash that has closed South Road in Hailsham. Emergency services were called to the scene at 5.08am this morning where a silver Volkswagen Polo left the road and hit a fence before overturning. The driver was freed from the car by firefighters and taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with potentially life-threatening injuries. The incident has closed the A295, one of the main routes into Hailsham off the A22 and is likely to cause a significant amount of morning rush hour disruption. Emergency services are working as quickly as possible to investigate the collision and clear the road and have thanked drivers and other users of the road for their patience while this is carried out.
Any witnesses are asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Goldwick or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14408
Time: 07:31-07:54
Location: HOUSE, MALBOROUGH DRIVE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
involving washing machine - 2BA & 1HR used to extinguish - PPV fan used to ventilate property - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14418
Time: 10:42-11:10
Location: FISH & CHIP SHOP, CENTRAL AVE, NORTH BERSTED
Incident: FIRE
involving fat fryer - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA & CO2 extinguisher - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14426
Time: 12:32-13:00
Location: FLAT, KINGS RD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - out before arrival of fire crews - one elderly female treated for mild smoke inhalation by paramedics - accidental ignition
WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14436
Time: 18:34-19:19
Location: A23, NORTHBOUND TO PYECOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - two female casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicles made safe - incident left with police - WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrLx2 Brighton [East Sussex FRS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14444
Time: 21:38-22:06
Location: CAPSTAN DRIVE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 15 metres of hedgerow alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 2HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14449
Time: 22:43-23:22
Location: STABLES, FRYERN RD, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
involving 8m x 3m empty stable block - fire extinguished using 2HR - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Storrington
 

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FRIDAY 4 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14451
Time: 01:58-02:16
Location: CHARLSWOODS RD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
involving 1 car - destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 2HR, 1 hydrant - accidental ignition
WrL East Grinstead

John, Leslie Brazil jailed for assault in Yapton, click to enlarge

POLICE report - Ref: PR41400 / 2013
Report Time: 3.45
Location: Yapton
Incident: Two jailed for vicious assault in Yapton
Two men have been jailed for a total of 60 months following a vicious attack at a pub in Yapton.
John Brazil, of Bilsham Road, Yapton, and Leslie Brazil, of Manning Road, Littlehampton
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F&RS Call Ref: 14473
Time: 15:22-15:51
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - ORCHARD PARADE, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor kitchen involving cooking utensils left on cooker hob - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - smoke ventilated from flat using PPV fan - male occupier given oxygen for slight smoke inhalation but didn't attend hospital - accidental - WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41368 / 2013
Time: 11.45pm
Location: B2145 Selsey Road
Incident: Driver injured in Hunston road rage attack
A driver was left with cuts to his face following an apparent road rage incident tonight in Hunston, near Chichester. The 52-year-old man, who was driving a white Fiat Ducato van, was involved in the incident with the driver of a silver Audi A4 or A6 of a newer shape and possibly with a '10' plate, 2010 registration number. PC Paul Rogers from Chichester Police said: "The Fiat driver was assaulted at around 11.45pm on the B2145 Selsey Road at the junction with Green Lane in Hunston. We want to speak to the Audi driver who is described as white, in his mid-30s, around 6', of athletic build and with short dark or black hair. If you are this man, you recognise his description or you witnessed the incident, please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 545 of 04/01."
 

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SATURDAY 5 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14491
Time: 02:20-02:52
Location: HOUSE - THE BIRCHES, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - 1 female occupier assisted from house by fire crew using breathing apparatus - 1HR, 2BA used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to assist in clearing smoke - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14498
Time: 09:34-10:17
Location: DRAYTON LANE DRAYTON, NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and in collision with tree - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor, HRT Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14501
Time: 10:30-11:45
Location: MOAT POND AT KINGS CENTRE - MOAT ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA officer - crow entangled in fishing line in tree above pond - bird rescued by TRU officers using dry suits and handed into the care of RSPCA officer - TRU Officersx3
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14512
Time: 13:40-14:01
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - MILTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in 2nd floor flat involving cooking - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - damaged items removed and flat ventilated - female occupier with minor smoke inhalation given 1st aid but didn't attend hospital - accidental - WrL Worthing. WrL Lancing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14517
Time: 15:43-16:40
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - TOWN BARN ROAD, WEST GREEN, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
cooker on fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated and elderly female occupier given oxygen for minor smoke inhalation - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14518
Time: 16:01-16:19
Location: HOUSE - FRANKLYNN ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire in lounge out on arrival of WSF&RS - PPV fan used to assist with ventilation of smoke - male occupier assisted unhurt from house before arrival of fire service - suspected deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14520
Time: 16:28-17:09
Location: HOLIDAY RESORT COMPLEX- UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
electrical fire in boiler pump in swimming pool plant room - 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - electrics isolated - accidental
WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14527
Time: 18:09-18:58
Location: PLAISTOW ROAD, IFOLD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 person extricated by fire service using hydraulic rescue equipment - police and ambulance in attendance
WrL Crawley, WrL Cranleigh SF&RS, WrL Guildford SF&RS , HRT Crawley,
POLICE report - Ref: PR41360 / 2013
Time: 6pm
Location: Plaistow Road, Ifold
Incident: Man seriously injured following collision near Ifold
Police are appealing for witnesses to a three vehicle collision in Plaistow Road near Ifold on Saturday. At around 6pm a collision took place between a black Volkswagen travelling eastbound and a red Smart car and silver Vauxhall both travelling westbound. The driver of the Smart car, a 38-year-old man from Haslemere, Surrey, received serious, but not life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. He was taken to Guildford Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Volkswagen, a 33-year-old man from the Horsham area, and the driver of the Vauxhall, a 51-year-old woman from the Billingshurst area, were not injured in the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0116 of 6/1.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14533
Time: 20:56-21:33
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - MONKS WALK, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen of house - 2BA, 1 HR and 1CO2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - elderly male occupier with minor smoke inhalation given oxygen by fire service before being handed to ambulance paramedics at the scene - WrL Steyning, WrL Henfield. WrL Shoreham
 

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SUNDAY 6 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14537
Time: 01:29-02:24
Location: WATER LANE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
people carrier vehicle on fire - 2HRs, 2Ba and 2 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - incident believed to be arson - police in attendance - WrL East Preston
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14542
Time: 11:14-12:28
Location: THE CAUSEWAY, ARUNDEL
Incident: RTC
collision involving HGV and 2 cars - male driver of lorry self released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 male adult released from car before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 male and 1 female adult extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLx2 Littlehampton, HRT Worthing
 

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MONDAY 7 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14588
Time: 13:30-13:36
Location: THE BROADWAY CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - unknown cause - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14599
Time: 17:03-18:00
Location: GUILDFORD ROAD, RUDGEWICK
Incident: RTC
car in collision with tree - 1 male adult trapped - car stabilised by WSF&RS and 1st aid given before man was extricated using hydraulic and electrical rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Horsham, WrL Dorking, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14601
Time: 17:45-18:31
Location: STAPLEFIELD ROAD, HANDCROSS
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car off road and in collision with tree - 1 female adult trapped -woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene left with police - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14602
Time: 17:59-19:13
Location: FELBRIDGE CLOSE JUNCTION WITH LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - 1st aid and oxygen given to male motorcyclist by WSF&RS before he was taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS -WrL East Grinstead
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41371 / 2013
Report Time: 6.00pm
Location: Chichester
Incident: Man charged with Chichester car park assault
Miah Nazmul, 32, a waiter from Basin Road, Chichester, has been charged with assault following an attack on another man, who was known to him, in a car park in Chichester on 29 October 2012. Police and emergency services attended the incident in the car park on St Pancras at around 8.45pm and arrested Nazmul near by. He is due to appear at Chichester Magistrates' Court on 9 January.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14609
Time: 19:49-20:13
Location: A259 LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with lamp post and blocking road - no persons trapped - car made safe by WSF&RS and Electricity Board ordered to make safe live electrical cables from lamp post - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14611
Time: 20:02-20:35
Location: SEMI DETACHED BUNGALOW - FIRCROFT CRESCENT, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire involving cooking - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - building lightly smoke logged and ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan - elderly male occupant led from building by WSF&RS and given oxygen before being handed over to ambulance paramedics
WrL East Preston
 

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TUESDAY 8 JANUARY - 2013


 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41376 / 2013
Time: 12.09pm
Location: Balcombe, Sussex
Incident: Missing Martin O'Boyle
Police are growing concerned for the welfare of Martin O'Boyle who has gone missing from Brantridge Lane in Balcombe. Mr O'Boyle, 46, was last seen at home at around 10pm Sunday. His disappearance was reported to police at around 5.45pm yesterday. He is described as white, 5'11", of slim build, with light brown shaved hair. He was last seen wearing a red hooded jumper, white T-shirt, blue jeans, mid-brown walking boots and a wax jacket. Police said: "He doesn't appear to have taken any belongings with him and we would encourage him to contact police or his family so that we can make sure he is safe and well."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1203 of 7/1.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14622
Time: 12:52-14:20
Location: INDUSTRIAL ESTATE - FOLDERS LANE, EAST DITCHLING - ESF&RS GROUND
Incident: FIRE
single storey engineering industrial unit 30mx60m - fire in extractor hob - 2HRS, 4BA used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14627
Time: 15:18-15:30
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - ABRAHAMS ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer on fire - tumble dryer 100% destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - fire safety advice given
WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14629
Time: 15:37-16:14
Location: JUNCTION OF WESTERN ROAD AND BRUNSWICK ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: EXPLOSION
explosion in electrical junction box - inspection made by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - no sign of fire - area cordoned off and incident handed over to UK Power Network engineers - WrLx2 Shoreham
 
Police report UPDATE - Ref: PR41377 / 2013
Time: 15:42
Location: Branches Lane, Balcombe
Incident: Missing Martin O'Boyle, body found
Police searching for missing Martin O'Boyle in the Balcombe area have found the body of a man. Chief Inspector Jon Hull, District Commander of Mid Sussex, said: "Shortly before 2pm officers searching for missing Mr O'Boyle sadly discovered the body of a man in his 40s in woodland at Branches Lane, Balcombe. Although formal identification has not yet taken place it is believed that the body is his. Our thoughts are with his family". The circumstances surrounding his death are not being treated as suspicious.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14632
Time: 16:45-17:06
Location: CUCKFIELD ROAD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and lorry - no persons trapped - male adult from car checked by ambulance paramedics - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Hurstpierpoint
 

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WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14645
Time: 09:10-09:28
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - WYKEHAM ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen out on arrival of WSF&RS - damaged items removed by fire crews using 2BA- PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14646
Time: 09:55-10:17
Location: CARE HOME - ROMAN ROAD, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FLOODING
4 inches of water in base of care home lift shaft and electrics affected - water pumped by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14648
Time: 10:48-11:49
Location: BUILDING OF SHOP WITH FLATS ABOVE - COKEHAM ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FLOODING
from 3rd floor flat affecting lower flat and leaking into ground floor shop - water isolated in flat and salvage undertaken by WSF&RS
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14663
Time: 15:57-16:33
Location: MERCURY WOODS, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large bonfire unattended in woodland - extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley

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POLICE report - Ref: PR41392 / 2013
Report Time: 4.15pm
Location: West Sussex, Woodingdean, Hove and Southwick
Incident: WANTED £500 REWARD
Daniel Sallis, 27, from Woodingdean is wanted for recall to prison for failing to comply with the conditions of his licence.
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F&RS Call Ref: 14671
Time: 20:05-23:55
Location: SLIPWAY, RIVER ADUR, SHOREHAM
Incident: Assistance
16 metre tug boat on slipway with damaged hull - approx 3 feet of water in hold pumped using 2 pumps by WSF&RS to reduce water level
WrLx2 Shoreham
 

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THURSDAY 10 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14676
Time: 08:45-09:22
Location: DETACHED HOUSE - DUTCHELLS COPSE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - fire in fridge freezer in kitchen - 20% of ground floor kitchen damaged by fire - remainder damaged by heat and smoke - 4BA, 1HR by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14679
Time: 09:20-10:28
Location: FARM - SELSFIELD ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cow fallen down 4 foot drop in disused dairy parlour - rescued by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment
TRU officerx4
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41404 / 2013
Report Time: 19:40
Location: Chichester
Incident: Man arrested on suspicion of rape at St Richards Hospital
A 29-year-old from Chichester has been arrested on suspicion of rape following an overnight incident at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
Police received a report from the hospital at 1:45pm today, that a female patient in her 20s had made an allegation to hospital staff of rape by a male healthcare worker at the hospital overnight.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Wardley-Wilkins from the West Sussex CID said: "We are in the early stages of a full investigation. Officers are continuing their enquiries and are receiving full cooperation from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust."
The 29-year-old suspect was arrested at around 9pm on Thursday evening and remains in custody where he is being interviewed. A full investigation to clarify the circumstances is ongoing and we cannot release more details at this time.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Jura
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14685
Time: 13:10-13:36
Location: HOUSE - BLAKES FARM ROAD, SOUTHWATER
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14687
Time: 14:38-14:54
Location: BROADMARK LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS and police - incident left with police
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14692
Time: 17:27-17:55
Location: BROADFIELD PLAYING FIELD - REAR OF CANVEY CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bench, table and play equipment alight in childrens play area - 1HR by WSF&RS - arson - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14698
Time: 18:25-20:02
Location: 14th CENTURY HOUSE - SPRONKETTS LANE, WARNINGLID
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - difficult fire extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney equipment - WrL Partridge Green
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41450 / 2013
Time: 7.20pm
Location: Wiggonholt, Pulborough
Incident: Attempted break-in at RSPB Nature Reserve
Police are asking for witnesses after would-be thieves tried to break into a tractor shed at the RSPB Nature Reserve, Upperton Barn Visitor"s Centre, in Wiggonholt, Pulborough.
At around 7.20pm tonight, the on-site CCTV was activated and showed two youths and an older man trying to break into the shed. Fortunately, the offenders didn"t manage to get inside as it appears they were spooked when they spotted the infra red on the camera. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 0596 of 10/01 or Crimestoppers annoymously on 0800 555 111
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14702
Time: 21:32-22:25
Location: HOUSE - DUNSFOLD ROAD, PLAISTOW
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney equipment - WrL Dunsfold SF&RS
 

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FRIDAY 11 JANUARY - 2013


MET OFFICE report
Time issued- 12:43
SNOW WARNING
Yellow Alert of Snow for South East England : Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead
valid from 0005 Mon 14 Jan to 2355 Tue 15 Jan
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POLICE report - Ref: PR41402 / 2013
Report Time: 12.30pm
Location: West Sussex, Woodingdean, Hove and Southwick
Incident: WANTED Raymond Miller of Littlehampton
Miller, 30, of Bluebell Drive, Littlehampton is wanted by Police
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Update - 18 Jan 2013
Raymond Miller has been apprehended by Police. Police thank the media for their assistance in raising awareness.
 
 
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14717
Time: 12:31-12:40
Location: HOUSE - MILL LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen oven - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14729
Time: 17:57-18:10
Location: HOUSE - COLUMBIA WALK, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in heating boiler due to ruptured gas pipe - gas supply isolated and 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14735
Time: 19:39-20:46
Location: HOUSE - OLD LONDON ROAD, DURFORD WOOD
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used to extinguish fire by F&RS - WrLx2 Petersfield [HF&RS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14736
Time: 20:32-22:01
Location: HOUSE - PLAISTOW ROAD, KIRDFORD
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, small tools and thermal imaging camera used by WF&RS to extinguish fire
WrL Billingshurst
 

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SATURDAY 12 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14741
Time: 04:15-04:39
Location: ALLEYWAY OFF RINGMER ROAD, TARRING
Incident: FIRE
motorcycle destroyed by fire - approx 30 square metres of hedging damaged by fire spread - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14762
Time: 13:51-14:25
Location: HOUSE - WATERY LANE FUNTINGTON, NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
flooding from foul drains affecting ground floor of house - WSF&RS unable to stop flow - Southern Water Company contacted and salvage carried out by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14771
Time: 15:58-16:37
Location: ASH CLOSE, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: RESCUE
Person Trapped - 1 elderly female adult trapped by her leg between car door and garage wall - car had partially gone through the wall of garage - woman released by WSF&RS using airbags and taken to hospital by ambulance - car left in position to support garage wall
WrL Turners Hill, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14772
Time: 15:59-16:18
Location: LAUNDRY BUILDING - SOUTHGATE DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS using small tools and salvage carried out - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14773
Time: 16:17-17:03
Location: TILGATE FOREST, TILGATE - NEAR GOLF CLUB
Incident: RESCUE
Persons Trapped - 11 year boy stuck in mud and rescued by WSF&RS using manpower - total of 3 boys all around 10 years old suffering the effects of cold / hypothermia given emergency 1st aid by WSF&RS and checked over by ambulance paramedics before being taken home by parents - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley, WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 24774
Time: 16:29-17:11
Location: HOUSE - STEYNING ROAD, WISTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney Fire - woodburning stove dismantled to access fire - fire in neck of woodburner extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 bucket of water and chimney equipment - thermal imaging camera used to check for signs of fire - fire safety advice given - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14775
Time: 16:47-17:29
Location: HOUSE - SHORE ROAD, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FLOODING
water level in house reduced by WSF&RS by pumping - incident left with occupier using own pump - WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14784
Time: 17:58-19:02
Location: HOUSE - CHICHESTER ROAD, WEST WITTERING
Incident: FLOODING
affecting electrics in house - water level reduced by WSF&RS by pumping - incident left with occupier using personal pump
WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14790
Time: 19:28-20:27
Location: CLUB BUILDING - FARM ROAD, BRACKLESHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - building flooding by adjacent overflowing pond - water level in pond reduced by WSF&RS pumping
WrL East Wittering
 

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SUNDAY 13 JANUARY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR41414 / 2013
Time: 10.15am
Location: London Road near Fleming Way, Crawley
Incident: Pedestrian injured following collision with bus in Crawley
A 32-year-old local man has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries following a collision with a bus in Crawley this morning. Police and ambulance were called to the A23, London Road near Fleming Way at 10.15am. Police said: "We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet come forward to please do so. You can call 101 quoting serial 346 of 13/01 or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk"
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41413 / 2013
Report Time: 15:11
Location: Chichester
Incident: Man charged with rape and sexual assault of a woman at St Richards Hospital.
Sajin Kunjappu Panikkassery, 29, of Langton Road, Chichester,has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of rape of a woman patient at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, on 10 January.
Panikkassery, a Healthcare Assistant at the hospital, has been charged and kept in police custody to appear before Worthing Magistrates Court on 14 January. The victim, a woman in her 20s, is receiving help and support and is no longer at the hospital. Police are receiving full co-operation from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact police on 101 quoting Operation Jura.
 
UPDATE Panikkassery appeared before Worthing Magistrates Court on Monday, 14 January. He was remanded to appear at Chichester Crown Court on 5 April.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14823
Time: 16:23-17:25
Location: HOUSE - MARSHALL CLOSE, BARNHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 

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MONDAY 14 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14831
Time: 02:47-03:09
Location: NORTH LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
trees well alight - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14866
Time: 15:14-16:16
Location: NOAHS ARK PUB - THE GREEN, LURGASHALL
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney rods and roof ladder used by WSF&RS - WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14878
Time: 18:51-19:26
Location: HOUSE - YAPTON ROAD, BARNHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14879
Time: 19:09-20:18
Location: CARAVAN PARK - SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
caravan used as holiday home well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 4BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14895
Time: 22:13-23:08
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE - EASTCROFT MEWS, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Fire - loft damaged by fire - 4BA, 3HRs, 2 Co2 extinguishers and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - neighbouring roof space checked to confirm that there was no spread of fire - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 

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TUESDAY 15 JANUARY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR41435 / 2013
Time: -
Location: Linchmere
Incident: Dog thefts from Linchmere farm
Police are investigating the theft of seven dogs from a farm in Linchmere on Friday 11 and Monday 14 January.
On Friday 11 January two springer spaniels and a cocker spaniel were stolen between 7.30 and 8.30am.
Between 5pm last night and 7.30am this morning, three terriers and a cocker spaniel were stolen.
Sergeant Jon Chapman of Chichester District Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "We have been working closely with Hampshire Constabulary following a spate of similar dog thefts in Hampshire and are following a number of lines of enquiry which I am unable to discuss any further at this stage due to operational sensitivities. Police will be maintaining high visibility patrols in the area, monitoring any suspicious activity and officers will be speaking to any local people who may be concerned. This is the only instance of theft of working dogs in Chichester district that we have been made aware of."
Officers are appealing for anyone with information regarding the thefts, or anyone who saw anyone acting suspiously in the Linchmere area to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 168 of 15/1 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14897
Time: 01:43-01:57
Location: HOUSE - TIMBERLEYS, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin alight outside house - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

POLICE report - Ref: PR41435 / 2013
Time: -
Location: Bognor Regis
Incident: BOGNOR MAN TO BE DEPORTED
 
Wiltold Olczyk will be deported to Poland after he serves a 3½ year sentence for a beating father & son in Bognor last year. The assaults took place at a multi-occupancy house in Nyewood Lane. Wiltold Olczyk, of Stanmore Gardens, Bognor Regis, was sentenced today after a five day trial at The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court.
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F&RS Call Ref: 14899
Time: 07:24-08:17
Location: JUNCTION OF BOARERS ARMS ROAD AND COPTHORNE COMMON ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - total of 4 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - oil spillage on road made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14929
Time: 15:37-16:11
Location: HOUSE A259 LANCING
Incident: FIRE
in 1st floor airing cupboard - 2BA, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - 1 man and 1 woman with smoke inhalation given 1st aid by WSF&RS before they were taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental - WrL Shoreham, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14933
Time: 16:31-17:21
Location: HOUSE TOWER HILL HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - difficult chimney - chimney equipment and ladders used by WSF&RS - thermal imaging camera used to check exterior weather boarding - no signs of fire - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14937
Time: 18:53-19:03
Location: JUNCTION OF CHAPEL ROAD AND RICHMOND ROAD WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14949
Time: 06:18-06:37
Location: JUNCTION OF HOOK LANE AND HIGH STREET OVING
Incident: RTC
car overturned - 1 male adult released before arrival of WF&RS - inspection only - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14960
Time: 10:07-10:26
Location: HOUSE - FOREST ROAD, ROFFEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - PPV fan used to clear smoke - minor fire damage to kitchen - accidental
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14961
Time: 10:07-10:52
Location: HOUSE - QUEENS ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
wood burning stove on fire - wood burner extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14970
Time: 12:18-12:41
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - WINCHESTER ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in bin in 1st floor flat - smoke logging in corridor - 2BA, 1HR by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14976
Time: 14:17-16:51
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - RATHLIN ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing from corner of flat roof following work from workmen - roof joists exposed by WSF&RS and area of roof and facia cut away by WSF&RS - entrance to flat made and 1HR and small tools used - further investigation made to cavity of wall using ALP and small tools - fire in cavity wall extinguished - 1HR, thermal imaging camera, snake eye camera and small tools used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley, ALP Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14980
Time: 16:48-16:58
Location: SHOP BUILDING - BEDFORD STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
car in collision with wall of shop - male driver assisted from car before arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14990
Time: 19:57-20:48
Location: KETTLES BRIDGE - WEST CHILTINGTON LANE, CONEYHURST
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with bridge railings - car made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Billingshurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 14992
Time: 20:18-21:47
Location: HOUSE - ROGATE CLOSE, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, small tools and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 17 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 14998
Time: 00:19-00:32
Location: HOUSE - WINDWARD CLOSE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
undergrowth on fire in garden - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41479 / 2013
Location: Chichester Crown court
Driver banned and given suspended jail sentence for dangerous driving
A driver has been banned and given a suspended jail sentence after racing another vehicle.
Sam Leech, 30, of Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey, was racing his blue Rover car east on the B2131 in Linchmere on the Sussex Hampshire border at 5.30pm on 16 April 2011 against another vehicle. He overtook another car on the brow of a hill colliding with an oncoming car driven by a 17-year-old girl from Linchmere. Both Leech and the girl were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The third vehicle was never traced.
Leech was later arrested and charged with dangerous driving. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and appeared at Chichester Crown court today. He was found guilty of dangerous driving by a jury, and the judge was minded to give Leech an immediate custodial sentence, however as he had no previous convictions, he received a 12-month custodial sentence suspended for two years, was disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended re-test. He was also ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work and pay £500 towards prosecution costs.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41453 / 2013
Time: 7.35pm
Location: A22
Incident: Fatal crash in East Grinstead
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision at about 7.35pm today at Lingfield Road's junction with the A22 in East Grinstead. The road was closed following the low speed collision involving an Audi A4 driven by a 39-year-old man from Hartfield and a Toyota Auris.
It is believed the collision happened as a result of a medical incident involving the driver of the Toyota, a 64-year-old East Grinstead woman, who sadly died. Anyone who witnessed what happened please call police on 101, quoting serial 1345 of 17/01."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15013click to enlarge
Time: 10:49 - 14:55
Location: GREEN DRAGON PUBLIC HOUSE, LONDON ROAD, LIPHOOK
Incident: FIRE
Assistance given to Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service - 2 storey building used as public house, well developed fire in roof. Extinguished using 3 Jets, 2HRs, 6BA and ALP used for cutting away and salvage work. 100% of roof and 80% of first floor damaged by fire, 100% of ground floor damaged by water and smoke, 50% of cellar damaged by water
6 x WrL HFRS [Hants], ALP HFRS, WrL Midhurst
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F&RS Call Ref: 15031
Time: 17:25 - 17:43
Location: NORTHGATE ROUNDABOUT, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving cyclist and bus. First aid rendered by WSF&RS at scene for minor injuries, casualty taken to hospital by ambulance as precaution
Attendance by WSF&RS direct from Chichester Fire Station.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15032
Time: 17:31 - 17:52
Location: HOUSE, IVANHOE CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Smouldering in roof space of domestic property accidentally caused by workmen. Fire out on arrival, inspection only by WSF&RS
2xWrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15034
Time: 17:45 - 21:26
Location: THATCHED DWELLING, STAPLEFIELD LANE, WARNINGLID
Incident: FIRE
2 storey thatched property, fire in thatch roof of single storey extension. Extinguished by WSF&RS using 6BA, 1 CAFS [Compressed Air Foam System], 2HR, 1 Jet. 10% of building damaged by fire, 15% water damage - Accidental ignition
2xWrL Burgess Hill, WrC Burgess Hill, 2xWrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, WrL Haywards Heath, ICU Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15035
Time: 18:57 - 20:21
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, BATH ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - Extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney kit, ALP used for access to top of chimney - Accidental
2xWrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15043
Time: 21:50 - 22:37
Location: A24 SOUTHBOUND, BROADBRIDGE HEATH
Incident: FIRE
Car well alight, extinguished by WSF&RS using 2HR, 2BA - Accidental ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15052
Time: 22:06 - 22:22
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, ROWLANDS ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RESCUE
LIFT RELEASE - 1 female stuck in lift and released by fire crew using lift keys to gain entry - WrL Worthing
 

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FRIDAY 18 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15067
Time: 08:11 - 08:55
Location: A27 WESTBOUND, CHICHESTER TO HAVANT
Incident: RTC
collision involving 5 cars, no persons trapped - Assisting Hampshire FRS & Police
1xWrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrL Havant [HFRS]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15069
Time: 08:31 - 08:58
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, CRAWLEY DOWN ROAD, FELBRIDGE
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - Extinguished from above using 1xHR and chimney kit - Accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15070
Time: 09:08-09:28
Location: HOUSE - RUSTON PARK, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire on cooker - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - PPV fan used to clear smoke - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15071
Time: 09:16-09:42
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF RETIREMENT FLATS - SHELLEY ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in light fitting in 2nd floor corridor - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - power supply isolated and lighting unit disconnected - advice given to warden - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15075
Time: 10:28-10:43
Location: HOUSE - PARSONS CLOSE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
fire in washing machine - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - washing machine removed from house by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL East Preston, WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41465 / 2013
Time: 10.30am
Location: East Grinstead
Incident: Driver sought after collision with children
Police are seeking the driver of a car which made off after leaving the road and colliding with a group of schoolchildren in East Grinstead. Just before 10.30am this morning a dark grey BMW 3 series left the road in Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead. The car struck a lamp post before colliding with a group of four children, causing them cuts and bruises, before going into a hedge. It then made off leaving the three teenage girls and a boy injured and on the ground. Three were taken to the East Surrey Hospital for treatment and observation.
Sgt Mark Baker said: "The teenagers were just outside the school entrance when the car mounted the pavement and struck them. They fortunately have suffered only minor injuries but are shaken by the incident. The car was found abandoned in Fellwater Court nearby where it two men were seen to walk from it."
They are described as white. One was wearing a black hoodie, the other a dark top. Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 0395 18/1 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
UPDATE POLICE report - Ref: PR41470 / 2013
Incident: Two arrested after East Grinstead hit and run
Two East Grinstead men, aged 19 and 27, were arrested on Sunday morning, 20 January, on suspicion of vehicle offences and going equipped to steal, and after being interviewed were released on police bail until 20 February while enquiries continue. The arrests follow police enquiries into a hit and run incident in the town on Friday 18 January. [above]
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15077
Time: 10:34-10:55
Location: TWO MILE ASH ROAD, BARNS GREEN
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - no persons trapped - assistance given to driver - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15079
Time: 10:51-11:03
Location: MUSGRAVE AVENUE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15081
Time: 11:31-11:50
Location: HOUSE - DALLAWAY GARDENS, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave oven caused by overheated wheat bag - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - elderly female occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15096
Time: 15:49-16:35
Location: NEWDIGATE ROAD, RUSPER
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person trapped and extricated by F&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment
WrL Dorking SF&RS , WrL Reigate SF&RS , HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15098
Time: 16:30-16:57
Location: LEISURE PARK RESTAURANT - LONDON ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
in commercial cooker - 2BA, 1HR, 1Co2 extinguisher and 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - cooker damaged by fire - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15104
Time: 17:59-19:02
Location: HOUSE - THE SPINNEY, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - 1HR and chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Storrington, L4T Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15109
Time: 19:35-20:18
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15112
Time: 23:00-23:31
Location: COURTWICK LANE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 car stabilised by WSF&RS and injured female adult assisted from car by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15113
Time: 23:54-00:45
Location: HOUSE - FALKLAND AVENUE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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SATURDAY 19 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15116
Time: 00:43-01:55
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - SEA WAY, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: FIRE
fire in garage out on arrival - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - damaged area cut away and electrics isolated
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15135
Time: 10:16-10:46
Location: ROOF OF BUNGALOW - SANDEMAN WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - seagull impaled on TV ariel - seagull released by WSF&RS using ladders and lines - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15148
Time: 16:31-16:56
Location: PUB - VINNETROW ROAD, RUNCTON NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15150
Time: 16:54-17:43
Location: PARSONS CLOSE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
single storey wooden storage building 2mx4m severely damaged by fire - adjacent shed and fence slightly damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15165
Time: 23:03-23:20
Location: SEMI DETACHED BUNGALOW - LOXWOOD AVENUE, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in microwave involving wheat bag - 2 occupiers, one who was in a wheel chair led to safety by WSF&RS - fire extinguished using 1 Co2 extinguisher, 2BA - smoke cleared using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx3 Worthing
 

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SUNDAY 20 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15187
Time: 15:16-15:24
Location: BANK - THE BOULEVARD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - smoke coming from pipe outside building - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15190
Time: 16:53-17:30
Location: HOUSE - ANCTON LODGE LANE, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15192
Time: 17:23-17:52
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND, PEASE POTTAGE TO HANDCROSS
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with central reservation - no persons trapped - car made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15195
Time: 18:22-19:27
Location: HOUSE - WEST STREET, FERNHURST
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - difficult chimney extinguished by F&RS using chimney kit and ladders - WrL Haslemere SF&RS
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15197
Time: 20:35-21:00
Location: HOUSE - FERRING LANE, FERRING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - fire in the bottom of the flue of log burner - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney kit - advice given
WrL Worthing
 

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MONDAY 21 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15212
Time: 09:51-12:08
Location: RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME - PLAWATCH LANE, SHARPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Burning - small fire in electrical intake cupboard in ground floor corridor - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - mains electrics and generator power isolated by WSF&RS - building checked for further signs of fire using thermal imaging camera - none found - incident handed over to on site maintenance team and power network rep - accidental
WrL East Grinstead, WrL Turners Hill, L4T East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15220
Time: 13:18-14:00
Location: PRIMARY SCHOOL - PIPERS LANE, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: FIRE
Smoke Issuing - basement boiler room smoke logged with fumes from boiler - 2BA, 1HR by F&RS - fuel supply and power to boiler isolated
WrL Haslemere, WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15227
Time: 15:49-16:01
Location: SHELTERED HOUSING BLOCK OF FLATS - SALVINGTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RESCUE
Lift shut In - 4 elderly ladies released from lift by WSF&RS using small tools - incident handed over to on site manager - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15233
Time: 18:34-19:24
Location: SEDGEWICK LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance - to RSPCA Officer in snowy conditions with vehicle and assisting in locating injured deer - TRU Officer
 
F&RS report
Location: SOUTH COAST
Gas smell along coast no threat to public
We understand that this smell emanates from an accidental factory discharge in Rouen, more than 60 miles west of Paris. The smell is from an additive to the gas which has an unpleasant aroma but is not toxic and there is no danger to the public.
 

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TUESDAY 22 JANUARY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR41480 / 2013
Time: 7.25
Location: Chichester
Incident: A27 between Emsworth and Chichester closed due to Fatal incident
Emergency services are currently dealing with a fatal road traffic collision on the A27 between Emsworth and Chichester eastbound.
The incident involving a male pedestrian who has died at the scene and a lorry happened at 7.25am today. The road is currently closed eastbound at the Fishbourne roundabout and traffic is being diverted at the A27 junction with the A259 at Warblington.The westbound lane has re-opened to allow traffic to move. The eastbound road is likely to be closed for another three hours and there is significant traffic congestion from the Hampshire border into West Sussex. Drivers are asked to be patient or advised to avoid the area if possible.
UPDATE - POLICE report - Ref: PR41488 / 2013
Appeal for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses to the above fatal road traffic collision on the A27. Emergency services were called to the collision on the A27 eastbound at 7.25am involving a male pedestrian who sadly died at the scene and a lorry. The pedestrian was named as Alan Potter, aged 45, of Hewett Road, Portsmouth. The lorry driver, a 38-year-old Bristol man, was unhurt but shaken.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Ring Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Kirkcaldy.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15255
Time: 09:40-10:08
Location: HOUSE - KEARSLEY DRIVE, FINDON VALLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in flat roof of house - 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged area cut away - electrics and gas supplies isolated - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15322
Time: 00:30-00:42
Location: BYRON ROAD, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
leylandii hedge well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 1HR used - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15324
Time: 01:24-01:38
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND PYECOMBE TO PYLONS
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15326
Time: 03:11-03:30
Location: PARK OFF CHILTERN CRESCENT, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
2 mopeds destroyed by fire - 1Hr by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15329
Time: 07:31-08:02
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - THE CRESCENT, HASSOCKS
Incident: Dangerous Structure
partial collapse of wall - area cordoned off and brickwork removed from road - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15356
Time: 16:21-17:17
Location: A23 JUNCTION WITH A281, NORTHBOUND PYECOMBE TO MUDDLEWOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car with lamp post - elderly man extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man medically stabilised by paramedics and doctor before being taken to hospital by ambulance - incident handed over to County Council roadways team and police
WrL Hurstpierpoint, HRT Crawley, WrLx2 Burgess Hill, WrL Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: PR41579 / 2013
Incident: crash victim dies
A 95-year-old driver who was seriously injured when his car left the road at Pyecombe and collided with a road sign, has now sadly died. The man, who lived in nearby Saddlescombe, was driving a green Toyota Starlet that appears to have spun in the carriageway as he left the northbound A23 on to the A281 West Road by the Texaco garage at about 4.10pm, and then left the road, hitting a large street sign. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries and died there this morning, Friday 1 February.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1026 of 23/01, or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15364
Time: 18;33-19:32
Location: HOUSE - CHANCTONBURY RING ROAD, WISTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15373
Time: 23:04-23:32
Location: CARPARK REAR OF SHOPS - WOODLANDS LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
hedge 3mx5m well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2HR used to extinguish fire - deliberate ignition
WrL East Preston
 

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THURSDAY 24 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15382
Time: 07:39-12:39
Location: HOUSE - OLD GLEBE, FERNHURST
Incident: FIRE FATAL
Emergency services were called by neighbours, who were alerted by their smoke alarm, to a fire at a semi-detached house in Old Glebe, Fernhurst. A man who is believed to be the 59-year old sole occupant was found in the building by the fire service but was sadly certified dead at the scene soon afterwards The house was seriously damaged but there was no fire damage to adjoining premises. One neighbouring house was affected by smoke but nobody else, other than the deceased, was injured. The full circumstances are in the course of being established, and at present the cause is being treated as unexplained. Divisional detectives, police scenes of crime officers, and fire service investigators are currently at the scene. Next of kin are being informed
WrL x2 Haslemere, WrL x2 Midhurst, FIO
SEE HERE
UPDATE - POLICE report - Ref: PR41517 / 2013
Time: Friday 25 Jan. 13:15
Location: Fernhurst
Incident: Murder enquiry launched into Fernhurst fire death
SEE HERE
 
Police Update
11 June 2013
Six arrested - re Fernhurst Murder
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15398
Time: 12:02-12:58
Location: PUB - NUTHURST STREET, NUTHURST
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15402
Time: 12:56-13:14
Location: GROUND FLOOR MAISONETTE - WALKER ROAD, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection and advice given - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15407
Time: 15:26-1605
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - TENNYSON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - 2BA, 1HR by WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15411
Time: 17:11-17:27
Location: HOUSE - MARLEY LANE, CAMELSDALE
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by F&RS using bucket of water - WrL Haslemere
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15419
Time: 18:42-21:25
Location: HOUSE - KERVES LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fuse box in kitchen of house - 4BA, 1HR, 2 Co2 extinguishers and 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - salvage undertaken - electrics isolated by power company electrician - accidental - WrL x2 Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15425
Time: 23:06-23:36
Location: BUSINESS GARAGE CAR COMPOUND - CROMPTON WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
1 car in compound involved in fire - 1dry powder extinguisher, 2HRS, 2BA and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - deliberate incident - incident handed over to police - WrL Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 25 JANUARY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR41518 / 2013
Time: 8.45am
Location: BURY HILL, Nr Arundel
Incident: School coach fire on Bury Hill
Emergency crews are responding to a fire on a coach travelling on London Road near the Whiteways Lodge Roundabout in Arundel. The fire happened at around 8.45am this morning. The coach was carrying around 60 people, which included a number of children. Two children have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and everyone else on board the coach is safe and well and are all on board another coach. The children are being cared for by the adults they were travelling with. There will be some traffic disruption in the area while the coach is cleared from the area.
F&RS Call Ref: 15435
Time: 08:45-09:50
Location: WHITEWAYS ROUNDABOUT - BURY HILL, BURY
Incident: FIRE
in engine compartment of school coach - all children off coach - 4BA, 2HRs by WSF&RS - 3 children possibly with mild smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance for precautionary check up - accidental - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Petworth
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41519 / 2013
UPDATED Coach fire Arundel
A coach which caught fire on London Road near Whiteways Lodge roundabout has now been removed from the road. The coach, on a day visit to Beaulieu Motor Museum, had been carrying around 60 children and teachers from Storrington First School when a fire broke out in the engine at around 8.45am. All the passengers left the coach and were taken to another nearby coach. Three children have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and no other injuries have been reported. The families of the children taken to hospital have been informed. The children have been safely returned back to school and have been collected by their families.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15446
Time: 12:50-13:54
Location: HOUSE - JUBILEE AVENUE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
UPDATE - POLICE report - Ref: PR41517 / 2013
Time: 13:15
Location: Fernhurst
Incident: Murder enquiry launched into Fernhurst fire death
SEE HERE
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15448
Time: 13:22-13:45
Location: BT EXCHANGE - THE TWITTEN, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
commercial flat bed transit lorry used for rubbish clearance - rubbish on rear of lorry alight - road closed for scene safety - 1HR and 1 drag rack used by WSF&RS - cab and engine compartment unaffected by fire - 20% of trailer fire and smoke damaged - unknown cause of ignition
WrL Shoreham
 

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SATURDAY 26 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15477
Time: 01:10-01:26
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - FLEET CLOSE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
hedge adjacent to house well alight -2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15482
Time: 03:03-04:07
Location: PUB - SURREY STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FLOODING
serious water leak coming through ceiling - forced entry made by police - mains water isolated by WSF&RS and electrics isolated - salvage carried out - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15484
Time: 07:11-09:06
Location: HOUSE - LYMINSTER ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car with house - no persons trapped - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and building inspector ordered to assess damage to building - after inspection car removed from building by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41524 / 2013
Time: 26 January 2013 12:14
Location: Fernhurst
Incident: Fernhurst fire death victim had been seriously assaulted
A man whose body was found in a burning house in Fernhurst had been seriously assaulted before his death.
SEE HERE
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15507
Time: 15:22-16:04
Location: ROUNDABOUT NEAR HIGHWOOD DEVELPMENT - A24 HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car off road and into trees - 1 person extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by air ambulance - WrL Horsham, WrL Billingshurst, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15508
Time: 15:32-16:55
Location: HOUSE - NEWELLS LANE, LOWER BEEDING
Incident: FIRE
in beam above fireplace - fire extinguished using bottles of water - wood burning stove and brickwork removed to access beam - chimney kit , snake eye camera and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS
WrL Partridge Green, WrL Henfield, HRT Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 27 JANUARY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR41527 / 2013
Report time: 10:48
Location: B2036
Incident: Driver dies in crash
A driver has died after his car left the B2036 near Burgess Hill and hit a tree in the early hours of this morning. The Volkswagen Golf was spotted by another driver shortly after 3.30am, but police believe that the crash may have happened some time before that. The driver, a 20-year-old man from Handcross, was sadly found dead in the wreckage.
He has been named as Jay Ansell, 20, of Truggers, Handcross.
Sergeant Stewart Goodwin from the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit said: "The vehicle had cooled down when we arrived, so I believe that it could have left the road some time earlier. We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the car off the B2036 Cuckfield Road at any time before 3.30am. "It has been necessary for us to close the road while rescue and recovery work takes place and Highways will need to clean the road before we are able to re-open it. I should like to thank people living locally and other users of the road for their patience and understanding while this is carried out."
The road remained closed at 10.30am.
Anyone who saw the car driving in the area or off the road where it crashed is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Southcott or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
F&RS Call Ref: 15524
Time: 03:56- 04:54
Location: B2036 ANSTY
Incident: RTC FATAL
involving car in collision with tree - male driver released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - sadly confirmed the driver was deceased at the scene - ambulance and police crash investigation team in attendance
WrL x2 Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15528
Time: 08:18-12:04
Location: HOUSE - TOTT LANE OFF HASSOCKS ROAD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: FLOODING
Weather Related Flooding - flood water affecting ground floor of house and adjoining garage - electrics isolated before arrival of WSF&RS - water pumped by WSF&RS and salvage carried out to ground floor of house
WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15541
Time: 13:32-14:06
Location: A283 PETWORTH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15559
Time: 23:57-00:19
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - FASTNET WAY, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
5 metres of hedging alight - 2HRs used by WSF&RS -deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

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MONDAY 28 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15564
Time: 02:59-03:58
Location: CARE HOME - FABIANS WAY, HENFIELD
Incident: FIRE
in 1st floor light fitting - building heavily smoke logged - 3 persons assisted from building by WSF&RS using breathing apparatus - 6BA, 2HRs, thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used - total of 7 persons taken to hospital by ambulance for precautionary checks - accidental
WrL Henfield, WrL Partridge Green, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Steyning, Cu Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15566
Time: 03:23-03:50
Location: FRONT GARDEN OF HOUSE - MITFORD WALK, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
1 trailer tent severely damaged by fire - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15557
Time: 06:54-07:41
Location: A282 HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 5 cars on icy road - no persons trapped - cars made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance
WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41357 / 2013
Report time: 23:10
Location: East Ashling, near Chichester
Incident: Murder enquiry launched after woman found dead
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in East Ashling, near Chichester, this morning, January 28.
Police officers were called to Cherry Tree Cottage on the B2178 road through the village at 7.59am by ambulance personnel. They had attended a report of a 44-year-old woman found dead in the house by a colleague who had arrived to take her to work.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: "While initially it was thought that we were dealing with a sudden death, officers became increasingly suspicious of the circumstances. As yet, the cause of her death is unexplained and we are awaiting the results of a post mortem that will take place on Tuesday. However, our enquiries lead us to believe that this was not a natural death and a murder enquiry has been launched."
A 45-year-old man from Selsey, known to the woman, was arrested this evening on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Man bailed - enquiries continue - 29 January 2013
Philip Brown charged with murder - 28 May 2013
Philip Brown sentenced to life imprisonment - 3 February 2014
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15570
Time: 08:41-10:00
Location: HAYWARDS HEATH ROAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 female adult released after ambulance HART technician assessment by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15587
Time: 14:19-14:45
Location: CHURCH ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - elderly male driver assessed by ambulance paramedic for minor injuries - police in attendance for traffic control - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Turners hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15588
Time: 14:50-15:01
Location: COOMBE HILL ROAD JUNCTION WITH WEST HOATHLEY ROAD, WEST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing from manhole cover - small fire in underground electrical cables - WSF&RS stood by for safety until arrival of Electricity Board - incident handed over to Electricity Board - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15603
Time: 18:50-18:55
Location: HOUSE - MANOR FARM CLOSE, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection made by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera and advice given - WrL Selsey
 

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TUESDAY 29 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15614
Time: 01:44-03:02
Location: HOUSE - RYECROFT MEADOW, MANNINGS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - smell of burning in fuse box in cupboard - incident monitored using thermal imaging camera and incident handed over to Electricity Board engineer - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15619
Time: 07:47-08:22
Location: A264 WESTBOUND BYPASS, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male adult and 1 female adult treated by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrLx2 Crawley , HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15629
Time: 10:57-11:16
Location: SUPERMARKET CAR PARK - CRAWLEY AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in car caused by electrical fault - 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS and car battery removed - accidental - incident left with car owner
WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41543 / 2013
Report time: 12:30
Location: Chichester
Incident: Selsey Man still in custody after East Ashling death
A 45-year old Selsey man, arrested on Monday evening 28 January on suspicion of murder after the body of 44-year old Debbie Levey was found at a house in East Ashling, near Chichester, on Monday morning, is still in custody.
Police were called to Cherry Tree Cottage on the B2178 road through the village at 7.59am by ambulance personnel. They had attended a report of a 44-year-old woman found dead in the house by a colleague who had arrived to take her to work.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: "While initially it was thought that we were dealing with a sudden death, officers became increasingly suspicious of the circumstances. As yet, the cause of her death is unexplained and we are awaiting the results of a post mortem due to start at St Richards Hospital mortuary in Chichester at 1.30pm today, Tuesday 29 January. At this stage our enquiries lead us to believe that this may not have been a natural death and a murder enquiry was launched on Monday. The man in custody is known to the woman.
"The last time that the woman was seen to be alive was at her home at 12.30pm on Sunday 28 January. We would like to hear from anyone who saw her or was in contact with her after that time up until Monday morning. We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the East Ashling area on Sunday afternoon or early evening and who saw a blue Vauxhall Vectra parked in a small lay-by just across the road from Cherry Tree Cottage."
If you can help please call us on 101 quoting Operation Dive. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
POLICE update
Suspect now bailed until Thursday 21 February
initial report
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15645
Time: 15:28-16:01
Location: SOUTH FARM ROAD JUNCTION OF ST LAWRENCE AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 4 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15646
Time: 15:49-16:18
Location: HAZELWICK ROUNDABOUT - NORTHGATE ROUNDABOUT, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS and police - police assisting with traffic control - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15665
Time: 20:13-21:37
Location: KEYSFORD LANE, HORSTED KEYNES
Incident: RTC
involving articulated lorry in collision with Bluebell railway bridge - no persons trapped - lorry moved to safe location - police in attendance for road closure - structural engineer ordered for inspection of bridge - spillage on road washed down by WSF&RS using 1HR - road reopened by police - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15667
Time: 22:50-23:17
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - SHOPFIELD CLOSE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - small fire in ground floor kitchen - 2BA, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged area cut away and salvage undertaken - accidental - WrL Littlehampton, WrL East Preston
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41560 / 2013
Time: 11.30pm
Location: Chichester
Incident: Burglary at jewellery store in Chichester
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a jewellery shop called Etcetera in The Butter Market, North Street, Chichester, at 11.30pm tonight. A large quantity of Pandora jewellery of substantial value was stolen from the premises.
Detective Sergeant Mark Townsend of West Sussex CID said: "If anyone has been offered any items of Pandora jewellery or witnessed any individuals acting suspiciously in Chichester town centre on the evening of Tuesday 29 January, could they please contact Sussex Police. If any Chichester residents have seen any vehicles which are not usually in their neighbourhood or seen anyone transferring items from one vehicle to another, I would also ask that police are phoned."
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1605 of 29/1.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 

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WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15670
Time: 00:24-00:53
Location: TILGATE DRIVE TILGATE, CRAWLEY - NEAR TILGATE HUTS
Incident: FIRE
car fire - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15672
Time: 03:46-04:16
Location: HOUSE - LEEWOOD ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
car severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15678
Time: 04:54-05:17
Location: HOUSE - THORNCROFT ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
car severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - police in attendance
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15687
Time: 09:47-10:12
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - LUCKSFIELD WAY, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer on fire in garage - 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - tumble dryer removed to open air - adult male occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS before arrival of ambulance - man left in the care of ambulance paramedics - accidental
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15703
Time: 15:41-16:05
Location: CUCKFIELD ROAD, GODDARDS GREEN
Incident: Assistance
- - road collapse - very large hole in road - road cordoned off by WSF&RS and police - WSCC road team requested to attend - incident handed over to police - WrL Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR41562 / 2013
Report time: 5pm
Location: Littlehampton
Incident: £500 reward following Littlehampton Arson attacks
Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a series of arson attacks in Littlehampton. Colleagues from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have attended 32 incidents of trees and bushes being set alight since November last year in the Brookfield and West Rustington areas.
Investigator Tom Van Der Wee, who is leading the investigation, said: "We have made a significant effort in investigating these fires. I want to reassure the public that they have not posed a danger to people's homes and on each occasion fire colleagues have attended promptly and dealt with the fires."
Anyone who has any information about the fires, the latest being in Fastnet Way, on Sunday night, 27 January, is urged to contact police on 101 quoting Serial 1544 of 27/1 or Operation Capture. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Two local boys, aged 16 and 15, were arrested on 29 January for arson and have been bailed until 19 April for further enquiries.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15709
Time: 19:15-19:45
Location: LEISURE CENTRE - STATION ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical floodlight pole on astroturf - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Billingshurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15718
Time: 21:48-23:09
Location: 3 STOREY TERRACED HOUSE - WORDSWORTH ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor bedroom - 1st and 2nd floor of house severely damaged by heat and smoke - water damage to ground floor - 8Ba, 3HRs and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx3 Worthing, WrL Lancing, CU Bognor, BASU Shoreham
Watch Commander Darren Wickings said "Upon arrival we were faced with a rapidly developing fire, spreading into the roof void. Crews worked in extremely hot conditions to limit the fire and prevent it spreading to neighbouring properties. Unfortunately the only smoke alarm in the three storey house had previously been removed meaning the occupier didn't get an early warning of the fire. If it had happened in the early hours the outcome could have been much worse."
 

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THURSDAY 31 JANUARY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 15753
Time: 18:07-18:31
Location: 2nd FLOOR FLAT - DUNSTALL AVENUE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire in oven - burnt food out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15755
Time: 18:53-19:24
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - WADHURST CLOSE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
shed and contents destroyed by fire - male adult treated at the scene by WSF&RS for burns to hands and advised to seek medical treatment - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 15760
Time: 21:41-22:26
Location: COLLEGE ROAD, ARDINGLY
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned down an embankment into a field - 1 female adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and assisted to road level before being taken to hospital by ambulance - incident handed over to Police
WrLx2 Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley, WRL Crawley
 
 
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