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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - MAY 2013
 
The list below shows reported Emergency incidents for West Sussex. Not all 'call outs' are listed, only those reported.
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WEDNESDAY 1st MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1249
Time: 01:42 -02:40
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - TOWN MEAD, WEST GREEN
Incident: FLOODING
water leaking in 2nd floor flat and affecting 1st floor flat - entry made to 2nd floor flat and water cylinder isolated and salvage undertaken - electricity supply isolated - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1272
Time: 12:26-13:05
Location: GRAVETYE WOODS VOWELS LANE NEXT TO BLUEBELL RAILWAY LINE, KINGSCOTE
Incident: FIRE
30m of grass on fire on railway embankment - fire caused by sparks from train - 1HR and beaters used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42316 / 2013
Incident: Pulborough man charged with drink driving
A Pulborough man has been disqualified from driving for 19 months after being convicted for drink driving.
Luke Drea, 18, Blackgate Lane, Pulborough was arrested this morning at around halfpast midnight after being seen driving on the A272 dangerously. He was stopped and arrested on the A24 north of Buck Barn and charged with drink driving and driving a vehicle likely to cause danger of injury. He was found to have 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, twice the legal limit.
He was convicted at Worthing Magistrates Court today and disqualified from driving for 19 months, as well as having to pay a £200 fine, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1278
Time: 14:18-14:33
Location: HOUSE - STEPHENS CLOSE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
skip fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2HRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1281
Time: 14:44-15:14
Location: AGRICULTURAL NURSERY - LAKE LANE, BARNHAM
Incident: FIRE
disused mobile home on fire - 2HRS by WSF&RS - area damped down and turned over - deliberate ignition
WrL Bognor, WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1283
Time: 15:26-15:54
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - SHELLEY ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of 4th floor flat - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1297
Time: 18:06-18:31
Location: HOUSE - GORDON AVENUE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in first floor bedroom - bedroom lightly smoke damaged - 2BA, 1HR, 1Co2 extinguisher and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Chichester
 

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THURSDAY 2 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1306
Time: 01:03-02:53
Location: NEAR FORD AIRFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE - ROLLASTON PARK, FORD
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
RSPCA officer in attendance - tethered horse entwined by its hoof and shoe in chain - horse released by TRU officers and vet using bolt croppers - TRU Officers x5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1316
Time: 10:07-11:39
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - THE CRESCENT, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
domestic garage 5mx5m destroyed by fire - exterior of neighbouring bungalow 5% damaged by fire - 4BA, 4HRs by WSF&RS
WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Billingshurst, WrL Crawley
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F&RS Call Ref: 1327
Time: 10:25-10:57
Location: PRIVATE SCHOOL - GRATWICKE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - strong smell of burning - search made of property by WSF&RS - small fire in light fitting in basement store - electricity supply isolated and fitting disconnected - 1 ladder and small tools used - accidental - safety advice given - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1330
Time: 11:40-12:55
Location: WOODS OFF LIMBOURNE LANE, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: FIRE
1 acre of undergrowth and chestnut plantation severely damaged by fire - 2HRs, water knap pack sprayers and beaters used by WSF&RS
WrL Petworth, WrL Billingshurst, L4T Midhurst, L4T Petworth, L4T Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1334
Time: 12:09-13:08
Location: AGRICULTURALL NURSERY LAND - GREEN LANE, MERSTON
Incident: FIRE
dung heap on fire and spread to hedgerow - 2HRs and drag rakes used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1346
Time: 14:53-15:13
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - GALES DRIVE, THREE BRIDGES
Incident: FIRE
panel fence alight - 1HR by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1354
Time: 17:29-18:10
Location: COWFOLD ROAD, BOLNEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars and 1 van - 3 persons released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1358
Time: 20:30-20:54
Location: HOUSE - EAST HAM ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire involving cooker and extractor fan - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection made using thermal imaging camera - cooker and fan isolated - accidental - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1362
Time: 21:53-22:25
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - LINDALE PLACE, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire involving cooking in kitchen of flat- fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - rest of flat heavily smoke logged - elderly female occupier assisted from flat and given oxygen for smoke inhalation before being taken to hospital by ambulance - flat ventilated by WSF&RS using 2BA - accidental - WrLx2 Storrington
 

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FRIDAY 3 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1377
Time: 10:02-12:14
Location: RIVER BANK OFF LOXWOOD ROAD, RUDGEWICK
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA
mare and foal trapped in thick mud on opposite steep bank of river - mare and foal removed from river bank by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment - both horses checked over by vet - TRU Officersx6
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1386
Time: 12:33-12:48 Location JUNCTION OF EAST HARTING STREET AND EASTFIELD LANE, EAST HARTING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Petersfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1392
Time: 13:21-13:33
Location: HOUSE - BRENDON ROAD, SALVINGTON
Incident: FIRE
smell of burning - investigated by WSF&RS - fire in electric shower in bathroom - electrics isolated - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42278 / 2013
Time: 3.25pm
Location: A27 Portfield roundabout, Chichester
Incident: Serious collision closes eastbound A27 at Chichester
Traffic is being diverted off the eastbound A27 at the Portfield roundabout at Sainsburys onto the A285 for a short distance before rejoining the carriageway. The road is likely to be closed for a few hours.
The A27 eastbound at the Portfield roundabout in Chichester has been closed due to a serious collision.
Emergency services were called at 3.25pm today to a collision between a car and a pedestrian. A man, believed to be the pedestrian, has been taken to St Richards Hospital in Chichester. Westbound carriageway was closed for a short while but reopened at 4.10pm.
Anyone who witnessed what happened to asked to call 101 quoting Operation Elston or eMail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Update
A 58-year-old man from Rustington has been transferred to the neurological unit at Southampton General Hospital following a collision with a car on the A27 eastbound from the Portfield roundabout on Friday 3 May.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision at around 3.25pm where the pedestrian was lying in the road with serious head injuries.
The injured man was crossing the dual carriageway north to south when he collided with a silver VW, driven by a 23-year-old West Sussex woman, that had exited the roundabout and was heading east.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1405
Time: 19:14-19:55
Location: HURSTPIERPOINT ROAD, WINEHAM
Incident: RTC
involving assistance to ambulance paramedics - 1 motorbike off road - male motorcyclist in deep ditch - male motorcyclist removed from ditch on a stretcher by ambulance paramedics assisted by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Henfield
 

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SATURDAY 4 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1419
Time: 10:39-11:15
Location: BUILDING USED AS A BAR - CHURCH ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - fire in basement air conditioning unit - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - basement slightly smoke logged - accidental
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1430
Time: 15:01-15:26
Location: WOODS OFF KIDBOROUGH ROAD, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
fire involving a tree extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1442
Time: 20:44-21:16
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - HAZELGROVE ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
flat heavily smoke logged - small fire in kitchen extinguished by WSF&RS using 4BA, 1HR - accidental - WrLx2 Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1465
Time: 16:30-16:43
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - BARTON WALK, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
barbeque cylinder on fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cylinder made safe - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1471
Time: 19:28-19:44
Location: REAR OF HOUSES - COOMBE RISE, FINDON VALLEY
Incident: FIRE
shed severely damaged by fire - adjacent shed slightly damaged by radiated fire and heat - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - area damped down and turned over - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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SUNDAY 5 MAY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42328 / 2013
Location: Duncton
Incident: motorists stopped on way to breakfast club at Goodwood
After complaints from residents officers from Midhurst and Petworth Neighbourhood Policing Team working in conjunction with the Roads Policing Unit conducted motoring checks in Duncton village. This was in response to complaints from residents and parish councils throughout the Midhurst and Petworth area regarding speeding motorists heading to the Breakfast Club at Goodwood.
In the two hours that checks were conducted 18 vehicles were stopped - one for an expired MOT, one for no seatbelt, 15 for excess speed and a motorcyclist for having an illegal rear number plate.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1498
Time: 13:38-14:01
Location: WOODLAND BEHIND MEDWAY COURT BIRCHES ROAD, ROFFEY
Incident: FIRE
in undergrowth 5mx5m - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1507
Time: 18:59-19:40
Location: REAR OF HOUSES - BOUNDARY ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
derelict wooden hut 3mx4m in woodland area 100% damaged by fire - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Lancing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1508
Time: 19:01-19:38
Location: DISUSED STABLE REAR OF PUB - HIGH STREET, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving disused stable building - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1516
Time: 21:01-21:09
Location: VICTORIA PARK, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
disposable barbeque in bin - 1HR by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 

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MONDAY 6 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1519
Time: 00:11-08:02
Location: WORKSHOP & TYRE STORE - B2201 SIDLESHAM
Incident: FIRE
2 single storey warehouses 30mx20m - 1 warehouse used for the storage of approx 100 used tyres - building well alight - road closed by police - 40% of the building destroyed by fire - 4HRS, foam HRs, BA and 1 ALP used by WSF&RS - thermal imaging camera used to monitor adjacent building and check for further hot spots - incident under investigation
WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Selsey, WrL Bognor, CU Bognor, ALP Worthing and relief crews
 

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TUESDAY 7 MAY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42292 / 2013
Time: 1.35am
Location: A272 Cowfold Road, Bolney
Incident: Milk tanker crash closes A272
A milk tanker driver was taken to hospital after his lorry left the A272 Cowfold Road at Bolney in the early hours of this morning .
Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.35am where the tanker, believed to be carrying around 22,000 litres of milk had tipped on to its side. The driver was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening. The road was closed to allow rescue and recovery work to take place and another tanker had to be called in to transfer the milk. It remained closed at 8am, causing rush hour disruption.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the tanker beforehand is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 58 of 07/05.
F&RS Call Ref: 1525
Time: 01:40-05:18
Location: COWFOLD ROAD, BOLNEY
Incident: RTC
involving articulated milk tanker overturned into field - driver released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - small leak of milk from tanker stemmed by WSF&RS - milk transferred to 2nd tanker -assistance to police given by WSF&RS by providing lighting to aid vehicle recovery
WrLx2 Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1537
Time: 10:48-11:04
Location: NURSING HOME - KINGS ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RESCUE
elderly lady shut in lift - released by WSF&RS working with lift engineer - lift isolated and left with engineer - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1554
Time: 19:14-19:30
Location: ARUNDEL ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
car severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRS used by WSF&RS - accidental - incident left with police for traffic control - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1560
Time: 20:32-20:50
Location: BUSINESS PARK BLATCHFORD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
skip at the rear of business units well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1563
Time: 23:53-00:32
Location: OFFICE BUILDING - CRESCENT ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
alarm sounding - smell of burning in building investigated by WSF&RS - small fire in ground floor light fitting - fitting isolated and removed - accidental - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 8 MAY - 2013


 
F&RS Call Ref: 1583
Time: 16:28-17:02
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND HICKSTEAD TO MUDDLESWOOD
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine compartment of small commercial vehicle - removal of engine insulation and 1HR used by WSFRS to extinguish
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1584
Time: 17:02-17:49
Location: EMSWORTH COMMON RD, ALDSWORTH
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - female casualty extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Havant, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1587
Time: 19:02-19:17
Location: TILGATE FOREST, BRIGHTON RD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
rubbish alight by trees - extinguished using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1592
Time: 20:05-21:06
Location: HOUSE, HOE LANE, FLANSHAM, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney gear used to extinguish - TIC used to check for hot spots - advice given to occupier - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1593
Time: 20:35-20:45
Location: FLAT, LONDON RD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
small fire in kitchen - out before arrival of crew - inspection and advice only by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrL East Grinstead
 

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THURSDAY 9 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1595
Time: 00:55-01:13
Location: HOUSE, ARGUS WALK, BEWBUSH
Incident: FIRE
involving garden shed approx 6m by 4m - extinguished by WSFRS using 1 HR - shed sustained 25% fire damage and 25% heat and smoke damage - advice given to occupier - believed deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1643
Time: 23:13-00:58
Location: PITSHAM LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
2 timber telegraph poles on fire in field - power isolated by electricity company - electricity board representative in attendance - poles allowed to burn out under control - accidental - WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42334 / 2013
Bounce and Play trailer missing from barn in Milland
Sussex Police are appealing for information to help find a stolen trailer that was part of an events company.
The Bounce and Play trailer went missing from a barn in Milland, near Midhurst, sometime between 11.30pm yesterday and 9.30am today. The owner is very upset about the theft and has provided the enclosed photograph in the hope that it will help find the trailer which was part of his business and worth a considerable amount of money. If you know the whereabouts of the trailer or have been recently offered one for sale and were dubious of where it may have came from, then please call 101 quoting serial 237 of 9/5 or alternatively leave an anonymous message with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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FRIDAY 10 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1651
Time: 09:08-9:23
Location: REAR OF SHOPS - QUEENS SQUARE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
smouldering rubbish in wheelie bin extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42542 / 2013
Four men jailed for Littlehampton arson in 2010
Four men have been jailed for arson offences following a fire at a warehouse in
Harwood Industrial Estate, Harwood Road, Littlehampton on 25 August 2010.
 
Robert Hope, Nivinder Singh, Damien Ford and Moataz Elsobky all stood trial at Hove Crown Court which lasted 5 weeks and were found guilty and sentenced today.
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F&RS Call Ref: 1663
Time: 14:32-15:00
Location: STABLE BLOCK - UPPER KINGSTON LANE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire reduced in size and damped down by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42350 / 2013
Location: B2116 Wheatsheaf Road near Henfield
Incident: Fatal motorcycle collision near Henfield
At 7:10pm tonight police were called to a motorcycle collision on the B2116 Wheatsheaf Road near Henfield.
The rider, 49 years old, Ricky Baker of Blackstone Lane, Blackstone was sadly declared dead at the scene.
The Suzuki motorbike is believed to be the only vehicle involved and it appears the collision occurred when the rider lost control on a left hand bend. The collision was reported by a passing motorist some time after it happened, so any witnesses who saw the collision or the bike on the road earlier that evening is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Easdale.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1669
Time: 17:16-17:37
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND JUNCTION 10 CRAWLEY TO 10A, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with central reservation - no persons trapped - male driver treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics
WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1672
Time: 19:05-19:40
Location: A27 WESTBOUND, POLING CORNER TO CROSSBUSH
Incident: RTC
involving jacknifed HGV on its side - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Arundel, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1676
Time: 20:50-21:42 Location HOUSE - EAST BRACKLESHAM DRIVE, BRACKLESHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using low pressure HR, chimney equipment - thermal imaging camera used for inspection
WrL East Wittering
 

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SATURDAY 11 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1687
Time: 07:45-08:40
Location: RIVER BANK OFF OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: RESCUE
Person trapped - 1 male adult trapped in mud up to his knees on river bank - man rescued by WSF&RS technical rescue unit using an inflatable pathway and working with the inshore lifeboat team - once released the man was given a precautionary check up by ambulance paramedics
TRU Officers x5, WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1689
Time: 08:48-09:39
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - small fuel spillage made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1699
Time: 12:21-13:2
Location: 2nd FLOOR FLAT - HIGH STREET, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in bin in 2nd floor flat - bin and table removed from flat and extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - incident left with police and property management rep - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1717
Time: 23:41-00:07
Location: ARCHWAY OF VIADUCT - GARDEN WOOD ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
building supplies stored in archway on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water and back pack sprayer sprayer - deliberate ignition
WrL East Grinstead
 

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SUNDAY 12 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1733
Time: 16:08-16:45
Location: HOUSE - PIPERS LANE, NORTHCHAPEL
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and HR used by WSF&RS - fire safety advice given - WrL Petworth
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42349 / 2013
Time: 6pm
Location: South Downs near Fulking.
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to 4x4 incident on South Downs
Shortly after 6pm tonight, emergency services were called to an incident on the South Downs near Fulking.
A Land Rover was being driven by a 26-year-old man from Brighton on a bridleway on Perching Hill, with Edburton Road being the closest main road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it fell down a steep grassy hill, hitting a tree on a raised bank at the bottom. Rescue teams worked in harsh conditions at the remote location for an hour and a half to free the driver. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital by a coastguard helicopter and was assessed to have serious but not life threatening injuries, including a broken leg. Two male passengers were also treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
Sussex Police are asking for any witnesses to the incident - or anyone who saw the old-style Land Rover with a G registration plate driving on the Downs beforehand - to call them on 101 quoting incident 1068.
F&RS Call Ref: 1735
Time: 18:05-20:00
Location: OFF EDBURTON ROAD, FULKING
Incident: RESCUE
landrover off road and down the side of steep hill - total of 3 male adults extricated by WSF&RS and assessed by ambulance paramedics and HART team at the scene before being taken to hospital by coastguard helicopter
WrL Henfield, WrL Steyning, HRT Worthing, L4T Shoreham, L4T Storrington, TRU officersx5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1737
Time: 19:00-19:35
Location: HOUSE - THE HARROWS, TILLINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment. roof ladder and triple extension ladder used by WSF&RS - fire safety advice given
WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1742
Time: 22:02-22:17
Location: PUB - NORTH HEATH LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in cooler in pub cellar - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cooler inspected using thermal imaging camera and fire safety advice given - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 

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MONDAY 13 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1745
Time: 03:01-03:31
Location: HOUSE - SUNDEW CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in light fitting on 2nd floor of house due to internal flooding - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - electrics isolated by WSF&RS and advice given to occupier - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42362 / 2013
Time: 10pm
Location: Rowan Way, Bognor
Incident: man dies following an incident in Bognor
A 20-year-old man has died following an incident in Bognor.
Police received a report of a hit and run incident in Rowan Way, Bognor, just after 10pm today. The injured man Charlie Hancock, of Nyetimber Lane, Pagham, was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester, where he died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police are in liaison with his family. A 41-year-old local man, believed to be the driver of the car, was arrested for grievous bodily harm at the time. This is now being treated as a murder investigation by Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team working in conjunction with colleagues in West Sussex.
UPDATE
Man found guilty of manslaughter in Bognor hit and run - Feb.2014
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1758
Time: 12:02-12:47
Location: HOUSE - EDGEHILL CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - seagull trapped in netting - seagull released by WSF&RS using ALP and left in the care of RSPCA officer
WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1762
Time: 12:47-13:27
Location: FARMLAND OFF TANGMERE ROAD, TANGMERE
Incident: FIRE
500 tonnes of straw and manure - approx 150 tonnes involved in fire - fire break made by WSF&RS using on site machinery - straw and manure allowed to burn out under control - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester, L4T Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1771
Time: 16:00-17:06
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE BLOCK - ARUNDEL ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
2 domestic garages 9mx9m 50% destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR , thermal imaging camera and small tools used by WSF&RS - police in attendance - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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TUESDAY 14 MAY - 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42366 / 2013
Location: Rowan Way, Bognor
Incident: appeal for information after fatal Bognor incident
Detectives are appealing for information after a 20-year-old man died following an incident in Bognor last night.
Police received a report of a hit and run incident in Rowan Way just after 10pm. The injured man Charlie Hancock, of Nyetimber Lane, Pagham, was taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, where he died in the early hours today. Police are in liaison with his family.
Detective Inspector Wendy Burton of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "We are appealing to anyone who saw two men having an altercation while in a grey Chrysler Voyager vehicle in Rowan Way, Bognor, between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday, to come forward. "We would also like to hear from any friends of Charlie who may have seen him on Monday as we are trying to trace his movements." A 41-year-old local man, believed to be the driver of the car, was arrested for grievous bodily harm at this time and is currently in custody.
Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Southwick.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42383 / 2013
Bognor murder investigation - family tribute
The family of a man who died following an incident in Bognor last night have paid tribute to him. Charlie Hancock, 20 of Nyetimber Lane, was taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, after police received a report of a hit and run incident in Rowan Way, Bognor, at 10pm. Sadly he died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday.
His family said: "Charlie was a larger than life character who was liked and remembered by everyone who met him. He was fearless, honourable, loving and devoted to his family as a son, brother, uncle and father. "His legacy is that so many of the tears shed by us now, stem from memories of the many times he made us laugh."
Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team have launched a murder investigation into his death. They are appealing for witnesses who saw two men having an altercation while in a grey Chrysler Voyager vehicle in Rowan Way, Bognor, between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday, to come forward. A 41-year-old local man, believed to be the driver of the car, who was arrested in connection with the death of Mr Hancock on Monday night, remains in custody.
Anyone with information, contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Southwick.
man charged with murder
Charlie Hancock with his baby son Lenny
Charlie Hancock with his baby son Lenny
Original report
Man found guilty of manslaughter in Bognor hit and run - Feb.2014
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1817
Time: 12:02-13:53
Location: SHIPPING CONTAINER outside office & warehouse - MIDHURST ROAD, FERNHURST
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
jack russell dog under shipping container and unable to get out - dog released by TRU officers using animal rescue and lifting equipment - dog left in the care of RSPCA - TRU officersx5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1838
Time: 23:23-23:39
Location: SLOUGH GREEN LANE, SLOUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC
collision involving car overturned on road - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath
 

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WEDNESDAY 15 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1852
Time: 10:57-11:20
Location: CRICKETERS PUB - A285 DUNCTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - advice given - WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1862
Time: 14:40-15:15
Location: HOUSE - PENFOLD ROAD, BROADFIELD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1866
Time: 16:21-16:47
Location: THE LEAS, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in dashboard of car - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS- inspection made using thermal imaging camera - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1868
Time: 18:27-18:57
Location: JUNCTION OF WARNER ROAD AND VINCENT RD, SELSEY
Incident: Dangerous structure
- unsafe 8 foot tall wall cordoned off by WSF&RS - WrL Selsey
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1870
Time: 19:21-19:41
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - GRASSMERE PARADE, FELPHAM
Incident: Dangerous structure
ceiling of ground floor communal area of flats partially collapsed - area made safe by WSF&RS using small tools - WrL Bognor
 

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THURSDAY 16 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1881
Time: 03:24-03:47
Location: HIGHFIELD LANE, LIPHOOK
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - no persons trapped - 1 person treated by ambulance paramedics
WrL Liphook
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42390 / 2013
Incident: Man charged with murder following Bognor incident
A man has been charged with murder following an incident in Rowan Way, Bognor, on Monday night [13 May] in which a 20-year-old man died. Walter Brazil, 41, of Collyer Avenue, Bognor, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Worthing Magistrates tomorrow.
Original reports
Man found guilty of manslaughter in Bognor hit and run - Feb.2014
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1891
Time: 09:48-09:59
Location: OUTSIDE THEATRE - UNION PLACE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1894
Time: 10:02-12:00
Location: WOODLANDS LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - deer trapped in railings - deer released by TRU officers using hydraulic rescue equipment and left in the care of RSPCA officer - TRU officers x5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1903
Time: 13:37-14:00
Location: EAST ASHLING ROAD, EAST ASHLING
Incident: FIRE
transit van 80% destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1906
Time: 14:40-15:42
Location: COMMERCIAL GARAGE WORKSHOP - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
single storey garage workshop 32mx32m with internal mezzanine floor - fire in roof space - 4BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - 5% fire and heat damage - roof sections removed by fire crews for inspection of roof space using thermal imaging camera and small tools - salvage undertaken
WrLx2 east Grinstead
 

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FRIDAY 17 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 1919
Time: 01:27-01:42
Location: OUTSIDE RAILWAY STATION, STATION ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1927
Time: 10:05-10:20
Location:: NURSING HOME - MILL ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
Internal Flooding - water supply isolated by WSF&RS - incident handed over to onsite maintenance team - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1939
Time: 16:25-17:03
Location:: BLOCK OF FLATS - CLERKS ACRE, KEYMER
Incident: FLOODING
Internal Flooding - overflowing bath in 1st floor flat - water affecting ground floor flat - access made by WSF&RS using short extension ladder - water drained and isolated - salvage undertaken to ground floor flat - electrician in attendance to check electrics - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1941
Time: 17:52-18:45
Location:: PRIMARY SCHOOL - KEYNOR LANE, SIDLESHAM
Incident: Diesel leak
from storage tank rear of school - approx 100 litres of red diesel contained by WSF&RS and small leak cleared using environmental agency absorbent pads - WrL Selsey
 

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SATURDAY 18 MAY - 2013


 

F&RS Call Ref: 1959
Time: 11:19-13:05
Location:: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - EDGELL ROAD, WESTBOURNE
Incident: FIRE FATAL
100% of 1st floor and 20% of roof damaged by fire - remainder of house affected by heat and smoke - sadly 1 female adult was declared dead at the scene - 10BA, 4HRS used by F&RS - incident under investigation by police and fire service
WrL Emsworth, WrLx2 Havant, WrL Chichester, CU Bognor, WrL Waterlooville, Red Cross Support Unit, FIO and relief crews.
POLICE report - Ref: PR42430 / 2013
Woman named following fatal fire in Emsworth
Emergency services called to the address at 11.20am discovered the body of 29-year-old Gemma Bishop inside the house. No-one else was present.
Officers have carried out a thorough investigation and are satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Gemma.
The case has now been passed to the coroner and a full inquest will be held.

 
F&RS Call Ref: 1967
Time: 13:26-13:39
Location:: BUS STOP - TOLLGATE HILL, BROADFIELD
Incident: FIRE
fire in rear of double decker bus caused by defective alternator - all persons off bus - inspection and making safe by WSF&RS - fire out on arrival - accidental - WrL x 2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1982
Time: 19:33-19:56
Location:: OFF THORGATE ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
10 square metres of bushes and trees destroyed by fire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - adjacent building inspected using thermal imaging camera - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton, WrL East Preston
 
F&RS Call Ref: 1987
Time: 20:16-20:57
Location:: HOUSE - STATION ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS -advice given - WrL Horsham
 

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SUNDAY 19 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2012
Time: 16:57-17:42
Location:: NORTH MILL BRIDGE - A272 MIDHURST
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars -1 female adult and 1 male adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42484 / 2013
A man has died following a road traffic collision in Midhurst.
The crash happened on Sunday 19 May just before 5pm on the A272, North Street. The victim and his wife were travelling in their Vauxhall Agila on the bridge that crosses the River Rother when it was in collision with a black Range Rover.
The couple, from Guildford, Surrey, were taken to St Richards Hospital in Chichester with what appeared to be minor injuries, but sadly the man died four days later.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2017
Time: 21:31-22:01
Location:: FIELD OF GATEWAY - OFF LANGTON LANE, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: FIRE
hay bales alight - hay bales extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Hurstpierpoint
 

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MONDAY 20 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2025
Time: 06:04-06:34
Location:: MANSION AND SEED BANK - SELSFIELD ROAD, ARDINGLY
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing from faulty electric water heater in restaurant - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out - accidental - WrL Turners Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2028
Time: 10:03-11:20
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - BEACH GREEN, SHOREHAM
Incident: FLOODING
Internal flooding - from upper flat affecting lower flat - water and electrics in upper flat isolated by WSF&RS
WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2044
Time: 17:24-17:54
Location: M23 WESTBOUND JUNCTION 9 GATWICK TO JUNCTION 9A GATWICK LINK
Incident: FIRE
taxi well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 2HRs - accidental - WrL Reigate
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2048
Time: 18:26-18:53
Location: SUPERMARKET - QUEENSWAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire caused by electrical fault in fridge unit on shop floor - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - fridge unit isolated - incident left with shop manager - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2062
Time: 20:53-21:13
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - THAKEHAM ROAD, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire involving cardboard left on cooker hob in flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - smoke logging to flat ventilated by WSF&RS
WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2065
Time: 21:32-23:40
Location: 1ST FLOOR FLAT - COVERT MEAD, HANDCROSS
Incident: FIRE
in living room of 1st floor flat - living room 10% damaged by fire - 100% damaged by smoke - remainder of flat 80% damaged by smoke - 4BA, 3HRs by WSF&RS - flat ventilated using PPV fan and damaged areas cut away - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2071
Time: 23:41-23:55
Location: HOUSE - MONARCH CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 

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TUESDAY 21 MAY - 2013



F&RS Call Ref: 2072
Time: 03:07-03:46
Location: HOUSE - MAIN ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
motor bike 100% damaged by fire - fire also affected front window of house
and eves of house and adjoining house - 2HRs used by F&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Emsworth
POLICE report - Ref: PR42425 / 2013
Southbourne arson attack
A motorbike was destroyed and the outside of a house damaged in an arson attack in Southbourne in the early hours. Police were alerted to the fire in the garden of a semi-detached house in Main Road by firefighters at 3.20am.
Detective Constable Ellie Hughes said: "The fire was extinguished and no-one was injured, but the motorbike was destroyed in the blaze and there was damage caused to the front windows, front door, walls and guttering of the property. The fire also damaged a gas meter and melted piping which caused a gas leak.
A number of people are known to have been in the area at around midnight and we would urge anyone to come forward if they saw anything."
If you witnessed any suspicious behaviour or have any information contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 121 of 21/05 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 
F&RS Call Ref: 2080
Time: 08:52-09:18
Location: THE GARDENS, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine compartment of dust cart - fire out in arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental
WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42416 / 2013
Time: 9.35am
Location: A27 Arundel Road eastbound
Incident: A27 and A24 at Worthing closed due to serious traffic collision
Emergency services are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry on the A27 Arundel Road eastbound near Swandean Hospital at Durrington.
The A27 is closed with the junctions of the A24 and A280 at Long Furlong for the air ambulance to land. The pedestrian, a man aged 29, has life threatening injuries. The lorry driver has suffered shock. Diversions are in place but drivers are being asked to avoid the area if possible.
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42416 / 2013
Time: 13:35
The A27 and A24 at Worthing have now re-opened following a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry on the Arundel Road eastbound near Swandean Hospital. The road was closed at 9.35am after a pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital neurological unit, where he is in a critical condition.
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42437 / 2013
The 29-year-old local man who was seriously injured after being involved in a collision with an HGV on the A27 Arundel Road, Worthing, has now sadly died. He has been named as Ryan Chapman, of Goldsmith Road, Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2086
Time: 11:52-11:57
Location: outside FIRE STATION - HURST ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and bicycle - female adult with shoulder injury given 1st aid by WSF&RS and handed in to the care of ambulance paramedics - incident left with police
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2091
Time: 13:40-13:57
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - CONNAUGHT AVENUE, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - microwave removed by WSF&RS and kitchen ventilated - accidental
WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2095
Time: 16:23-17:17
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - WEST PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: Internal flooding
flooding from faulty boiler affecting flats on 7th floor, 6th floor and 5th floor - water isolated before arrival of WSF&RS - electrics to 5th and 6th floor isolated by WSF&RS - incident left with property caretaker
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2098
Time: 17:52-18:45
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - CORFE CLOSE, SOUTHWATER
Incident: FIRE
in ground floor kitchen - 5% of building damaged by fire - 100% of house damaged by smoke - 2BA, 2HRs by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL x2 Horsham, Red Cross Support Unit
 

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WEDNESDAY 22 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2113
Time: 00:55-01:19
Location: REAR OF CHURCH - LANGLEY DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
timber and building materials on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2114
Time: 05:43-05:55
Location: REAR OF FISH AND CHIP SHOP - POUND HILL PLACE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
skip on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2117
Time: 08:34-08:45
Location: CAMELSDALE ROAD JUNCTION MARLEY LANE, CAMELSDALE, HASLEMERE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Haslemere
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2134
Time: 15:14-16:00
Location: BEACH OFF SEA DRIVE, FELPHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - gull trapped in lobster type pot on top of 30 foot pole - gull released by WSF&RS using a ladder - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2135
Time: 16:09-18:21
Location: M23 NORTHBOUND JUNCTION 11 PEASE POTTAGE TO JUNCTION 10, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
in trailer of recycling lorry on hard shoulder of road - 25% of contents damaged by fire- 50% damaged by smoke - 2HRs, 4BA used by WSF&RS together with water from water carrier - police in attendance for traffic control - accidental
WrLx3 Crawley, WrC Burgess Hill, WrL Reigate
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2139
Time: 17:08-17:52
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - PARK ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in 2nd floor bedroom - 20% of bedroom destroyed by fire - 4BA, 2HRS and PPVfan used by WSF&RS - 1 male occupant with smoke inhalation given 1st aid by WSF&RS and left in the care of ambulance paramedics - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2147
Time: 21:21-22:10
Location: LARGE DOMESTIC GARAGE - BOSHAM LANE, BOSHAM
Incident: FIRE
double garage severely damaged by fire - fire spread to outside porch of detached house - 3HRs, 2BA used by WF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2165
Time: 23:09-23:43
Location: HOUSE - ROMAN WAY, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cat trapped behind kitchen cupboard whilst kitchen being refitted and unable to get out - cat rescued by TRU officer removing cupboard
TRU officerx1
 

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THURSDAY 23 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2169
Time: 06:39-06:57
Location: BUCHAN COUNTRY PARK, A2220, BROADFIELD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2174
Time: 09:15-09:36
Location: A282 JUNCTION COOKS HILL, RUDGEWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male adult and 1 female adult medically checked by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrLx2 Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2200
Time: 17:30-18:12
Location: HOUSE - SELSFIELD ROAD, WEST HOATHLEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - small fire in chimney - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupiers
WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2203
Time: 19:41-20:27
Location: HOUSE - MIDDLETON ROAD, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - wood pigeon stuck in chimney breast - released by WSF&RS using small tools
WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2204
Time: 19:50-20:56
Location: HOUSE - OLDER HILL REDFORD, NEAR MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42484 / 2013
Fatal road traffic collision in Midhurst
A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A272, North Street Midhurst on Sunday 19 May
see here
 

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FRIDAY 24 MAY - 2013


 
F&RS Call Ref: 2234
Time: 14:06-14:33
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE COMPOUND - WICK LANE, FELPHAM
Incident: FIRE
single storey garage compound - fire on roof caused by hot tar work - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - damaged areas cut away - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42463 / 2013
Time: 3.09pm
Location: A285, Thicket Lane
Incident: Car collides with tree in Halnaker, Chichester
A 78-year-old driver of a black Mercedes car and his 17-year-old male passenger, have both suffered serious but non life threatening injuries when their car collided with a tree in Chichester today.
Police, ambulance and West Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to the incident on the A285, Thicket Lane at around 3.09pm. The driver was taken to Saint Richards Hospital and his passenger was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.
PC Jon Lawson from Road Policing Unit said: "If you witnessed the collision or saw the Mercedes prior to the incident then please call 101 quoting serial 926 of 24/5 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk"
The road was closed for several hours whilst West Sussex Fire and Rescue worked to released both men trapped in the vehicle.
F&RS Call Ref: 2240
Time: 15:26-16:41
Location: A285 HALNAKER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - 1 male adult released by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital before arrival of WSF&RS - male adult extricated by WSF&RS working with Doctor and using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by air ambulance - oil spillage sanded - WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2244
Time: 16:38-17:44
Location: HOUSE - KILNWOOD LANE, FAYGATE
Incident: FIRE
roof space of single storey extension of detached house - 15% of roof damaged by fire - 4BA, 3HRs and 2 roof ladders used by WSF&RS - damaged area cut away and damped down - accidental - WrLx3 Horsham, WrL Crawley, CU Haywards Heath
 

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SATURDAY 25 MAY - 2013


 
F&RS Call Ref: 2255
Time: 06:45-07:43
Location: MUDDLEWOOD ROAD, ALBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - 1 male adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and assisted by ambulance paramedics - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Henfield, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2263
Time: 12:39-12:55
Location: FOOTPATH OFF WALLAGE LANE, ROWFANT
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - advice given to member of public - WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2273
Time: 17:28-17:44
Location: PUBLIC TOILETS - MIDDLE STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
bin on fire in toilet block - 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to clear smoke - deliberate ignition - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2277
Time: 17:38-21:31
Location: FIELD OFF BURNTHOUSE LANE, RUSPER
Incident: FIRE
shed used as wood store in field destroyed by fire - fire spread from out of control bonfire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS
WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2279
Time: 20:15-20:48
Location: OUTSIDE TRAINING CENTRE - SLAUGHAM ROAD, SLAUGHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA officer - ducklings in drain - assistance needed to cut bars of drain grill - grill cut by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - incident left with RSPCA officer - WrL Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 26 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2288
Time: 05:02-05:23
Location: ALLEYWAY REAR OF HOUSE - WESTERN ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
motorbike destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2289
Time: 05:48-06:10
Location: DRIVEWAY BETWEEN FLATS - WESTERN ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
motorbike destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2300
Time: 11:36-11:59
Location: TILGATE PARK, TILGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in wooded area extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2308
Time: 16:13-17:03
Location: TERRACED WINE BAR & RESTAURANT - ST PANCRAS, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
roof space of kitchen annexe at the rear of building well alight on arrival - 100% of 1st floor storeroom damaged by fire - 60% of kitchen damaged by heat and smoke - 60% smoke damage to remainder of building - 6BA, 4HRs used by WSF&RS - electrics isolated and smoke ventilated using PPV fan - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2321
Time: 18:54-19:28
Location: PUBLIC TOILETS - MIDDLE STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
in female toilet cubicle in toilet block - 25% of female toilets damaged by fire remainder damaged by heat and smoke - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Shoreham, L4T Shoreham
 

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MONDAY 27 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2334
Time: 00:41-01:11
Location: BUILDING SITE - SCHOOL CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
builders skip well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 1HR used - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42465 / 2013
Time: 3.40am
Location: Esplanade near Bognor pier
Incident: Man injured on Bognor seafront
Police are trying to discover how a man sustained serious head injuries on Bognor Esplanade.
At 3.40am this morning officers were called to the Esplanade near Bognor pier, after a 21-year old man from Lancashire, who had been visiting friends locally, had been found lying by a bench, with the head injuries which include a fractured skull. He was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester, where his injuries have been assessed as serious but not currently life threatening.
Detective Constable Neil James said; "It is not clear at this stage how the injuries were sustained and we are investigating the possibility that they were the result of an assault. We are asking anyone who was around the pier area early on Monday morning and who saw anything suspicious, to call us via 101 quoting serial 0154 of 27/5. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2347
Time: 09:53-10:24
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - BELSIZE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
skip fire extinguished by WS&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42475 / 2013
Location: Hollist Lane, Easebourne
Incident: Boat and kayak stolen from Easebourne
A green glass fibre rowing boat and a Prowler 13 ocean kayak were discovered stolen from Hollist Lane, Easebourne. Both had been secured around a tree with a chain which was cut. The rowing boat is identified with the word 'Crawford' and a telephone number on the side, but the Kayak has no markings. If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0561 27/05. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2349
Time: 10:08-10:20
Location: CRANSTON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA officer - ducklings in drain - drain cover removed by WSF&RS - 6 duckings rescued and left with RSPCA officer
WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2352
Time: 11:52-13:14
Location: BUNGALOW - FRISTON WALK, IFIELD
Incident: FIRE
in internal main electrical intake cable and main fuse in electrical cupboard - heavy smoke logging to kitchen and loft space - 4BA, 2 Co2 extinguishers, thermal imaging camera and small tools used by WSF&RS - power isolated by electricity company - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2355
Time: 12:51-13:15
Location: PETROL STATION - FISHBOURNE ROAD, EAST FISHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
involving power supply in rear office - UPS supply removed from office - office ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2359
Time: 16:16-17:24
Location: NATURE RESERVE OFF HARWOOD ROAD, ROFFEY
Incident: FIRE
area of undergrowth alight - beaters and water spray back packs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2362
Time: 17:41-18:42
Location: BRIDLE PATH OFF NUTHURST ROAD, MONKS GATE
Incident: FIRE
2 tonnes of wood chippings on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using water supply from landrover, drag rakes and shovels used - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2367
Time: 19:01-19:39
Location: BAKERS - CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in bakery ovens in ground floor commercial kitchen - ovens isolated and bread removed - building ventilated using PPV fan - accidental
WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Partridge Green
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42494 / 2013
Time: 8.30pm
Location: Wallace Avenue, Worthing
Incident: Worthing flat burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a flat in Wallace Avenue, Worthing, which is believed to have happened shortly before 8.30pm tonight.
Distinctive items were stolen, including Scuba Diving Equipment such as a First Stage diving Regulator, a Viper Air Sensor, a Sunto Diving Watch, and a Typhoon Diving Knife. Also stolen was a Dell Netbook Inspiration Duo computer, A Hewlett Packard 15" laptop, a Nokia N95 Mobile Phone, a Nokia N6303 Mobile phone, a black leather Italian case made by 'The Point' and a PARKER Duo Fold brown marbled effect pen were also taken. Detective Constable Graham Milner said: "The scuba diving equipment has a limited market and I would ask that anyone who has been offered such items for sale gets in touch with us."
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1419 of 27/5.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42462 / 2013
Time: 8.40pm
Location: B2110, Brooklands Way
Incident: Teenager on bicycle in collision with car in East Grinstead
A 15-year-old local boy has been taken to St Georges Hospital, London with serious but non life threatening injuries following a road traffic collision with a Vauxhall car in East Grinstead today. Police and ambulance were called to the B2110, Brooklands Way near Pannell Close at around 8.40pm.
PC Steve Creal from the Road Policing Unit said: "I would appeal to any witnesses to this incident to please contact police as a matter of urgency. You can call 101 quoting Op Leysdown or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
"The road was closed for several hours whilst investigation work was carried out and I would like to thank drivers for their patience." The driver of the yellow Vauxhall Corsa, a 19-year-old woman from East Grinstead, along with her 22-year-old female passenger, also from East Grinstead, were uninjured.
The teenage boy remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
 

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TUESDAY 28 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2392
Time: 12:41-13:03
Location: HOUSE - CROUCH CROSS LANE, BOXGROVE
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - no occupants in house - burnt cooking removed to open air - smoke cleared using PPV fan - accidental
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2400
Time: 18:06-18:19
Location: HOUSE - IFIELD ROAD, WEST GREEN
Incident: FIRE
in washing machine in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - washing machine isolated and removed to open air - kitchen ventilated naturally - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS report - Ref: 2401
Time: 18:46-20:21
Location: STREAM OFF WEST CHILTINGTON LANE, CONEYHURST
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
pony in stream about 3 feet deep - vet in attendance - pony removed from stream by TRU officers wearing dry suits and using animal rescue equipment - pony checked over by vet - TRU Officersx4

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F&RS Call Ref: 2404
Time: 19:31-19:49
Location: ROOSTHOLE CAR PARK ENTRANCE - HAMMERPOND ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - police and ambulance in attendance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42480 / 2013
Time: 8pm
Incident: Man charged with East Ashling murder
A man has been charged with the murder of Debbie Levey, who died at her home in East Ashling in January. Phillip Brown, aged 45, a driver, of Latham Road, Selsey, has been charged with murder and will appear before Worthing magistrates tomorrow.
Debbie Levey's body was found at her home on 28 January. - see here
 

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WEDNESDAY 29 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: Call Ref: 2431
Time: 14:55-15:23
Location: FIELD OFF HORSHAM ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and into field - no persons trapped - 2 adults removed from car before arrival of WSF&RS - police and ambulance in attendance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2455
Time: 22:16-23:52
Location: WHIP HILL ACCESS FROM JUNE LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
large unattended bonfire in remote location extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 back pack water sprayer
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2458
Time: 23:53-00:06
Location: REAR OF RESTAURANT - MARINE PLACE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
2 wheelie bins on fire - fire caused by discarded smoking materials- 2 HRs used by WSF&RS - area made safe - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 30 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2460
Time: 00:55-01:24
Location: OUTSIDE SHOP - SOUTH STREET, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
2 wheelie bins well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - fire alarms sounding in building due to smoke - 1 HR used - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2485
Time: 15:00-17:01
Location: NEW TOWN, COPTHORNE
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - cat 16 feet up tree - cat rescued by TRU officers using rope rescue equipment - cat left in care of RSPCA officer
WrL East Grinstead, TRU Officerx6
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2486
Time: 15:18-16:14
Location: HOTEL - CLIMPING STREET, CLIMPING
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble dryer in basement laundry room - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - burnt contents of dryer removed to open air and damped down using 2BA, 1HR, 1Co2 extinguisher - 2 PPV fans used by WSF&RS to ventilate basement - accidental
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor, WrC Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2491
Time: 17:28-18:07
Location: WINDMILL ON TRACK OFF A285, HALNAKER
Incident: RESCUE
1 tonne internal beam fallen onto leg of male adult - man not trapped on arrival of WSF&RS - man assisted by ambulance paramedics - area around windmill cordoned off and man assisted from windmill by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, L4T Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2493
Time: 17:59-18:42
Location: DRIVEWAY OF HOUSE - PETERSFIELD ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 1 male adult assessed by ambulance paramedics before being extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Midhurst, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2497
Time: 19:43-20:28
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD JUNCTION NEW ROAD, CLAYTON
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - driver treated by ambulance service at the scene before being released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2501
Time: 20:06-21:03
Location: HOUSE - ST MICHAELS WAY, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupants - WrL Partridge Green
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2502
Time: 20:52-21:11
Location: NELSON ROAD, GORING
Incident: FIRE
post box contents on fire - 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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FRIDAY 31 MAY - 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2507
Time: 01:32-02:00
Location: OLD BROYLE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC FIRE
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - car well alight on arrival of WF&RS - 1HR, 2BA - driver believed to have left the scene before arrival of F&RS - road closed due to tree fallen across main road - police tracker dog used unsuccessfully to attempt to locate driver - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2519
Time: 10:27-10:42
Location: BLACKWATER LANE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in dishwasher - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS crew - incident left with occupier - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2525
Time: 12:56-13:56
Location: HILL BARN LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in grounds of golf club - fire extinguished using backpack - area cordoned off for safety - incident left with Club groundsmen - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2533
Time: 14:35-15:14
Location: CAR PARK, BAFFINS LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car in collision with parked cars and wall - 1 male casualty extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicles made safe by WSFRS - WrL & HRT Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2542
Time: 16:09-16:40
Location: FLAT, HEENE RD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving external area of ground floor flat - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR and 2BA - external power supply isolated by WSFRS - 5% of external building damaged by fire - internal building damaged by smoke - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2545
Time: 16:57-17:18
Location: FLAT, BUSHBY CLOSE, SOMPTING
Incident: FLOODING
involving bathroom of first floor flat - water and electrics isolated by WSFRS - salvage work carried out by crew - incident left with occupier
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2547
Time: 17:10-17:26
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, SHELLEY RD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving tumble dryer laundry room of block of flats - out on arrival - removal only by WSFRS - accidental ignition
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2554
Time: 21:19-21:47
Location: BEACH, MARINE PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
section of wooden groyne destroyed by fire - 1 jet and small gear used to damp down and cut away affected area - accidental ignition
WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42543 / 2013
Time: 10.10pm - 10.30pm.
Location: Richmond bar area, Goodwood race course
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to assault at Goodwood
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man which happened at an event at Goodwood race course tonight.
The victim, aged 49, from Petersfield, Hampshire, was assaulted by a man in the Richmond bar area at the course between 10.10pm and 10.30pm. He received facial and leg injuries requiring hospital treatment.
Detective Constable Kathy Longland said: "The victim was out at an event enjoying the evening when he was assaulted and knocked unconscious. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0510 of 1/6."
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2560
Time: 23:22-23:36
Location: CATERING VAN, CRAWLEY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
in catering van - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - accidental ignition - WrL Crawley
 
 
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