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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - JUNE 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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SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2561
Time: 01:22-01:53
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, KINGS RD, HORSHAM
Incident: FLOODING
from first floor flat affecting ground floor flat - water isolated by WSFRS - advice given to occupiers on damage and electrics - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42507 / 2013
Time: 2am
Location: Mount Noddy cemetery, East Grinstead
Incident: East Grinstead woman attacked
Police are seeking witnesses after an attack on a young woman in East Grinstead.
Just before 2am this morning a local woman in her twenties was walking home along a footpath which runs through Mount Noddy cemetery, between Moat Road and Badgers Way, when she was attacked by a man who forced her to the ground and raped her. At that point two passers-by saw what was happening and intervened. The man threatened them and then ran off. Police were immediately contacted.
The victim was treated for superficial physical injuries, and is now receiving support from specially trained detectives and medical experts. The suspect is described as white, in his early twenties, wearing a grey and white striped hoody.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon said; "This was a violent attack by a stranger on a woman walking home. She was severely distressed and we need to find this man as quickly as possible."
Anyone who has any information, is asked to call Police on 101 quoting Operation Adriatic.
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42510 / 2013
Man arrested in East Grinstead rape investigation
The man, aged 23 and from the town, was arrested this evening, by police investigating the rape of a woman in her 20s in the cemetery at Mount Noddy in the early hours of this morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: "We are still in the early stages of this investigation and would like to hear from anyone who was in the Mount Noddy area around 2am this morning or who has any information about the attack."
[The arrested man was being questioned by detectives on Sunday lunchtime. released-click]
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42515 / 2013
Second arrest on suspicion of rape
see here
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2580
Time: 12:45-12:50
Location: BARNHAM RD, BARNHAM
Incident: FIRE
involving conifer bushes - out on arrival - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2589
Time: 17:45-18:04
Location: HOUSE, THE GREEN, HENFIELD
Incident: FIRE
in microwave - out on arrival - natural ventilation carried out - accidental ignition - WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2591
Time: 18:53-19:28
Location: CARE HOME, URSULA RD, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - small fire in electrical fitting - out on arrival - electrics made safe by WSFRS - incident left with duty manager - accidental ignition - WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2593
Time: 19:35-19:52
Location: THE STREET, BRAMBER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with a wall - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2594
Time: 19:40-20:18
Location: HOUSE, CLARENCE RD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
fire to exterior of property - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - PPV fan used to ventilate property - advice given to occupier - incident left with police - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Bognor Regis
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2596
Time: 20:41-21:09
Location: HILL BARN LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in grounds of golf club - extinguished by WSFRS using backpack - area cordoned off and damped down - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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SUNDAY 2 JUNE 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42525 / 2013
Time: 2am
Location: B2145 in Sidlesham
Incident: Man robbed at roadside in Sidlesham
Police are seeking three men who robbed a man of his wallet on a quiet country road near Bognor.
The 25-year old local man was walking north towards his nearby home, along the unlit B2145 in Sidlesham, at about 2am, when he was attacked by three men who bundled him into the ditch and stole his car wallet containing his driving licence and two bank cards. The three men then drove off north in a car described as a silver saloon type. The victim received superficial cuts but did not need medical treatment.
PC Tony Williams said: "If you were in the Sidlesham area in the early hours of Sunday and saw anything suspicious, or have any other information that would help, please call us on 101 quoting serial 0597 of 3/6."
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42570 / 2013
Time: approx 2am.
Location: Goffs Park, Crawley
Incident: Man robbed of his record collection
Police are asking for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed of his record collection as he walked near Goffs Park, Crawley, in the early hours. The 42-year-old victim was approached from behind by two men as he walked from Goffs Park over the railway bridge at Snell Hatch cemetery and then towards Westfield Road between 1.30am and 2.30am. They knocked him to the ground and stole his bag containing a large collection of 7in vinyl records which were 1960s and 1970s soul and Motown music. They also took his Samsung mobile phone, keys and £30 cash. As a result of the attack he had a tooth knocked out and suffered facial cuts and bruising. He was treated by an ambulance crew at the scene.
Detective Constable Mike George said: "This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, who is upset about the loss of his record collection. If anyone has any information or has been offered a large number of soul and Motown music records for sale, should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0173 of 2/6."
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2622
Time: 14:27-14:52
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND HANDCROSS TO SLAUGHAM
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle fire - blown engine - inspection only by WSFRS - WRLx2 Crawley, WrL Reigate
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42534 / 2013
Time: midday and 2.30pm
Location: School Lane, Findon
Incident: BMW stolen in Findon burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a silver BMX M3 was stolen during a burglary in School Lane, Findon.
The break-in happened between midday and 2.30pm. It is believed a black Audi A3 with multiple occupants may have been involved.
If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area or has information about this burglary call police on 101, quoting serial 995 of 2 June. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42510 / 2013
Man arrested in East Grinstead rape investigation
The man, aged 23 and from the town, was arrested on Saturday evening, by police investigating the rape of a woman in her 20s in the cemetery at Mount Noddy in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: "We are still in the early stages of this investigation and would like to hear from anyone who was in the Mount Noddy area around 2am on Saturday morning or who has any information about the attack."
The arrested man was being questioned by detectives on Sunday lunchtime.
see here
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42513 / 2013
East Grinstead rape investigation - man released
A 23-year-old man from East Grinstead, arrested on suspicion of rape, has been released from police custody and advised that no further action will be taken against him. Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in her 20s in the cemetery at Mount Noddy in East Grinstead in the early hours of Saturday morning questioned the man in relation to the incident, but were satisfied that he was not involved. He was released from custody this afternoon.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2630
Time: 19:40-19:56
Location: COTTAGE, BROADWATER MEWS, BROADWATER STREET, EAST WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in chimney hearth behind gas fire - out on arrival - gas and electric supply isolated - inspection and advice given by WSFRS
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2632
Time: 20:56-20:59
Location: IND ESTATE, MARTLETS WAY, GORING BY SEA
Incident: FIRE
involving refuse skip - extinguished using CAFS jet - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2633
Time: 21:12-21:25
Location: HOUSE, MILL RD, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
in rear garden - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2633
Time: 08:32-09:05
Location: BISHOPSTONE, BOLNEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 vehicle involved in fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1 HR - 1 male taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Haywards Heath
 

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MONDAY 3 JUNE 2013


POLICE REPORT - Ref: PR42515 / 2013
Second arrest on suspicion of rape
A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in East Grinstead. The 27-year-old man from the town has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in her 20s in the cemetery at Mount Noddy in the early hours of Saturday morning
see here
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42521 / 2013
Incident: Man charged with rape
A man has been charged with the rape of a woman in East Grinstead.
Tyrone Carr, 27, a gardener, of High Street, East Grinstead, was charged this evening with the rape of a woman in her twenties at Mount Noddy cemetery in the town in the early hours of Saturday 1 June. He has also been charged with an offence of assault by penetration, against the same woman, and with possessing an offensive weapon - a glass bottle.
He will appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court which sits at 10am on Tuesday 4 June.
He has now been remanded in custody to next appear at Lewes Crown Court on June 18.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2644
Time: 10:45-11:01
Location: BUILDING SITE - THE MARDENS, IFIELD
Incident: FIRE
fire in locked building site - access made by WSF&RS using ladders and fire extinguished using buckets of water - accidental
WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2669
Time: 16:23-16:59
Location: YAPTON LANE, WALBERTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 1 male adult extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2676
Time: 17:36-17:52
Location: THIRD AVENUE JUNCTION UPPER BRIGHTON ROAD, BROADWATER WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving motor bike and car - motor cyclist assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2689
Time: 20:19-20:52
Location: ASH PLATS WOOD OFF A264, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire deep in wooded area - fire extinguished by WSF&RS
WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2698
Time: 21:20-21:32
Location: HOLMBUSH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE - HOLMBUSH WAY, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
approx 12 pallets and rubble on fire outside unit - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2700
Time: 23:35-23:47
Location: WICK STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
rubbish next to recycling bins on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

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TUESDAY 4 JUNE 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42513 / 2013
Time: midnight
Location: High Street, Selsey
Incident: Robbery at Selsey British Legion Club
Police are seeking two men who stole cash from the Royal British Legion club in Selsey.
Just after midnight two staff, a man and woman both in their thirties, were leaving the club in Selsey High Street after locking up, when they were approached by the two men as they were getting into their car at the rear of the club. The men threatened them with a hammer and a knife. The couple were forced to go back inside and open the safe, from which the men took several thousand pounds and made off. No vehicle was seen. The couple were very shocked but were not hurt.
The suspects are both described as white and of skinny build. One wore a black crash helmet and a burgundy top, and spoke with a Scottish accent. The other man had facial stubble, a gaunt face, and wore a grey top with the hood pulled up.
If anyone saw any suspicious activity in Selsey last night, or has any other information, call police on 101 quoting serial 0007 of 4/6. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2704
Time: 07:04-07:27
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND HICKSTEAD TO MUDDLESWOOD
Incident: RTC
involving car off road - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2710
Time: 09:21-09:55
Location: A285 JUNCTION WITH HOLLIST LANE, EASEBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - female adult trapped in one car - car stabilised by WSF&RS and casualty assessed by ambulance paramedic - woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance for traffic control
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2722
Time: 17:00-17:15
Location: FARMLAND OFF OVING ROAD, ALDINGBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - grass land affected by bonfire - extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2723
Time: 17:08-19:05
Location: STABLES - SMUGGLERS LANE, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: FIRE
exterior of manure heap 4mx7m and 6m high on fire - 1 back pack water sprayer, drag rake, small tools and buckets of water used by WSF&RS to extinguish fire - manure heap damped down and turned over using 1HR and assistance of mechanical digger - accidental
WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2725
Time: 17:20-19:39
Location: SCRUBLAND OFF BEXLEY HILL, LODSWORTH
Incident: FIRE
40mx40m of scrubland involved in fire - 2HRs and 2L4Ts used by WSF&RS
WrL Haslemere, L4T Haslemere, L4T Midhurst, WrL Midhurst, WrC Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2726
Time: 17:54-18:08
Location: FONTWELL AVENUE OPPOSITE EASTERGATE LANE, EASTERGATE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 1 elderly woman released from car before arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only by WSF&RS
WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42551 / 2013
Time: 9.00am to 7.30pm
Location: Old Broyle Road, Chichester
Incident: Burglary in Old Broyle Road, Chichester -valuable clock taken
Police are appealing for information to a burglary at a property in Old Broyle Road, Chichester, between 9.00am and 7.30pm today
Taken during the burglary was a distinctive - 'Seven Oaks' antique clock, dated abouit 1770. It is in a black wooden case with glass panels and a handle at the top. The clock itself is gold coloured with the face of the clock being silver with Roman numerals in black.
If you believe you have any information about this investigation. Please call us on 101 quoting serial 1525 of 4/6
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2730
Time: 19:51-21:08
Location: DETACHED BUNGALOW - WINSTON CRESCENT, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
50% of roof and 20% of ground floor of bungalow damaged by fire - 50% of ground floor of bungalow also damaged by heat and smoke - 6BA, 4HRS - roof tiles removed to access roof space using 4 ladders and 2 roof ladders and thermal imaging camera - salvage undertaken of bungalow contents - accidental
WrLx2 Bognor, WrLx2 Chichester, CU Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2732
Time: 22:55-23:32
Location: MARDALE ROAD SALVINGTON
Incident: FIRE
large tipper truck containing 3 tonnes of waste involved in fire - 50% damage by fire - 2HRs, 2BA used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2740
Time: 05:40-05:58
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE COMPOUND - MANNING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
car on fire between two garages - car severely damaged by fire - 2HRS, 2BA used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL x2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2758
Time: 13:46-14:29
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - BOTOLPHS ROAD, BRAMBER
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2 wheelie bins and 8m of fencing also destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR and 1 thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2765
Time: 14:12-14:33
Location: GARDEN NURSERY - TODDINGTON LANE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
car stored in greenhouse on fire - engine compartment of car 10% damaged by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2783
Time: 23:14-23:28
Location: REAR OF CAR PARK - SILVERTON AVENUE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 

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THURSDAY 6 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2789
Time: 07:46-09:02
Location: SWIMMING POOL REAR OF HOUSE - HARES LANE, FUNTINGTON
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
large deer in swimming pool - deer released by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and released to local area - TRU officersx4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2779
Time: 11:33-11:54
Location: TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT HAM ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC - 2 cars - 1 female adult assisted from car and taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2799
Time: 12:27-12:44
Location: SOUTH STREET JUNCTION WITH CHAPEL ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in bin caused by smoking materials - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2800
Time: 12:32-13:00
Location: GARDEN FENCE - SUSSEX STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
panel fence destroyed by fire caused by hot ashes from bonfire - 1HR and drag rakes used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2801
Time: 12:34-12:58
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF RETIREMENT FLATS - WESTWARD CLOSE, BOSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire on hob of cooker in kitchen of ground floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection and advice only
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2811
Time: 17:40-18:04
Location: BENNETTS FIELD RECREATION GROUND OFF BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
standing trees well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2HRs used - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2835
Time: 18:24-19:03
Location: PUBLIC TOILET BLOCK - MIDDLE CAR PARK - MIDDLE STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
multiple seats of fire in two toilet cubicles - 1 raised cistern and toilet seat destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR and 1 PPV fan used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL Shoreham, L4T Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42548 / 2013
Incident: Police seek information about Shoreham public toilet fires
A large quantity of Metro newspapers dated 6 June was set alight in the ladies public toliets in Middle Street, Shoreham, this afternoon. There was no other damage and no injury. There have been two other smaller fires at the same location recently and enquiries are being carried out.
If anyone has any information, please call 101 quoting serial 1377 of 6/6.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2837
Time: 18:33-19:23
Location: OPPOSITE WANSSFORD WAY, FELPHAM
Incident: EXPLOSION - FIRE
Explosion - fire and explosion in electrical sub station - fire extinguished using dry powder extinguisher - incident handed over to electricity board representative - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2843
Time: 22:12-22:28
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - PENHILL ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire on patio table on decking in garden - fire smothered by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Lancing
 

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FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2850
Time: 01:29-02:22
Location: HAWTHORN ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
2 cars - one car destroyed by fire - second car 50% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2857
Time: 06:02-06:41
Location: DETACHED HOUSE - VANZELL ROAD, EASEBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
80% of ground floor utility room severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2870
Time: 11:32-12:14
Location: DETACHED HOUSE - FERNHILL CLOSE, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: LIGHTNING STRIKE - FIRE
Lightning strike - fire in roof space of house - 20% of roof space damaged by fire and smoke - 10% of 1st and ground floor damaged by smoke - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - salvage undertaken
WrL East Grinstead, WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42562 / 2013
Time: 14:35
Location: Goffs Park, Crawley
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to Crawley robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed of his wallet and mobile phone as walked in Goffs Park, Crawley, today at 2.35pm.
The victim was approached by two teenagers who blocked his way and demanded he hand over his wallet and phone, which he did. They then ran off in the direction of West Green.
The first suspect is described as a black male aged 17 to 19 years, slim but muscular build, 6', and was wearing dark coloured jeans, high top trainers, a navy waterproof jacket and a dark coloured beanie hat.
The second suspect is a white male, aged 17 to 19 years, of average build, 5' 6" to 5' 7", and was wearing pale blue jeans and a green waterproof jacket with the hood up. Some of the victim's stolen property was later found discarded in Ifield near to The Mardens.
Anyone who has any information should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0853 of 7/6.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2880
Time: 16:28-18:23
Location: HOUSE - PONDTAIL ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in roof space of house - 8BA, 3HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged areas cut away - debris removed - incident handed over to contractors to sheet roof - accidental
WrL Horsham, WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Dorking, CU Haywards Heath
Photos available Copyright Eddie Howland 07973518828
 
POLICE report - Ref: 000000 / 2013
Time: 17:30
Location: Maltravers Road, Littlehampton
Incident: Critical Burns victim
A 17 year old male from Epsom in Surrey was found by a passing motorist in Maltravers Road, Littlehampton around 17:30 hours.
The teenager was taken to the Special Burns unit at Chelmsford Hospital in Essex, with electrical burns to his torso, back and arms, where he is in a critical but stable condition.
Police are investigating his injuries in relation to the theft of some copper from the substation at Bilsham Road in Yapton near Bognor Regis.
Detective Sergeant Sally Arbuckle said: "This young man has suffered horrific injuries in what we believe is an attempt to steal cables from an electrical substation. Substations are extremely dangerous places and should never be entered.:
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1192 of 7/6.
 

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SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 2895
Time: 01:43-02:23
Location: NORTH STREET, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with lamp post and telegraph pole - no persons trapped - male driver detained by police - car and lamp post made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Turners Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2898
Time: 07:24-07:54
Location: PAGHAM ROAD, LAGNESS
Incident: FIRE
car well alight in ditch - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - car 100% destroyed by fire - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2928
Time: 16:24-16:51
Location: A27 EAST OF ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
fires in roadside hedgerow extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42556 / 2013
Time: 8-9pm
Incident: Man charged for car theft after pursuit
A 25-year-old man has been charged with theft of a car after a pursuit across West Sussex tonight.
Matthew Hall, 25 from Beach Road, Southsea in Hampshire has been charged with burglary, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Just after 8pm, car keys for a VW Passat were stolen from Steyning Sports Centre in Horsham, and the offenders fled in the car. The car was eventually stopped in Hampshire near Emsworth by Hampshire Police officers. One suspect is still outstanding and police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the second suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1434 of 8/6.
He appeared at Worthing Magistrates Court, 10 June, and remanded in custody to appear before Chichester Crown Court on 30 August.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2972
Time: 20:07-20:28
Location: PARK - WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
under trees in park - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: 0334 of 9/6
Time: overnight
Location: various roads, Bognor Regis
Incident: Spate of vehicles damaged overnight in Bognor
Police are asking for information after about 14 vehicles were damaged in various roads in Bognor at the weekend.
Members of the public reported that their parked vehicles had been moved overnight on Saturday into the early hours of Sunday.
Police believe the vehicles have been forcibly moved by another vehicle which has caused significant damage to them running into thousands of pounds. This happened to cars parked in Firs Avenue, Whitelands, New Barn Lane, Caledon Avenue, Leverton Avenue, Wroxham Way, Flansham Park, Outerwyke Road, Ancton Lane, Mornington Crescent, Outerwyke Avenue and Silverbirch Drive.
PC Alan Russell said: "We believe a vehicle has been used to push or barrage other vehicles into fences, lamp posts and other street furniture in these roads in Bognor causing mindless reckless damage."
Anyone with information should contact Police quoting serial 0334 of 9/6.
 

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SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42564 / 2013
Time: 4am
Location: Via Ravenna underpass, Chichester
Incident: Woman attacked in Chichester underpass
Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was attacked by a man in Chichester.
At about 4am the 19-year-old woman was walking home along the underpass beneath Via Ravenna when the man, described as white. with dark hair, grabbed at her. She shook free and ran off, the man disappeared in the direction of Chichester College.
Detective Constable Jon Berisford said: "This was a distressing but isolated event, and is not part of any pattern of such offences in the city. "We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area overnight on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday, and who saw anything suspicious. In particular we also would like to speak to any other women who may have been approached by this man on that night."
Call in confidence on 101 quoting serial 0260 of 9/6.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2986
Time: 09:11-09:22
Location: HIGH STREET, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
in outside plant stand caused by discarded smoking materials - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Steyning
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2988
Time: 09:33-10:04
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - BLACKWATER LANE, POUND HILL
Incident: FLOODING
Internal flooding - water coming from upper floor flat through ceiling of lower floor flat - water isolated by WSF&RS in upper flat - electrics isolated in lower floor flat - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 2991
Time: 11:53-14:55
Location: 2 HOUSES - SHOREHAM ROAD, SMALL DOLE
Incident: FIRE
2 houses and shed between two houses involved in fire - ground floor of one house 30% damaged by fire and heat - smoke damage to first floor and roof space - second house - 100% of roof space damaged by fire - 100% of 1st floor damaged by fire, heat and water - ground floor 70% damaged by water - 14BA, 5HRs, triple extension ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - salvage carried out - gas and electrics isolated - accidental - WrL Steyning, WrL Shoreham, WrLx2 Worthing, CU Haywards Heath
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42569 / 2013
Police investigate illegal use of bow
£1,000 reward for conviction of culprit
Police are investigating after a pigeon was shot with an arrow in Lewes. A wildlife volunteer from Seahaven Bird Rescue was called after a member of the public found the bird by Malling Field. Tragically the bird had been shot through the chest by a 2ft arrow and although it was taken to the vet it could not be saved.
Now the animal rights campaign group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to a conviction of those responsible.
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F&RS Call Ref: 3006
Time: 19:21-19:45
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - KINGSLAND ROAD, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fence panel on fire - 1HR by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3010
Time: 20:48-21:11
Location: PARK WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in bushes extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3014
Time: 22:02-22:17
Location: THE GREEN - SOUTH TERRACE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

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MONDAY 10 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3017
Time: 05:10-06:24
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, CLAYTON
Incident: RTC
involving car off road - no persons trapped - 3 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3019
Time: 06:50-07:20
Location: SHOP - NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in light fitting in 1st floor stock room - light fitting isolated and removed - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3025
Time: 11:36-11:52
Location: ROUNDABOUT - NORTH HEATH LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3032
Time: 14:26-14:52
Location: DOMINION ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS and police - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3037
Time: 16:34-16:57
Location: B2070 MILLAND
Incident: RTC
involving car on its side - no persons trapped - 1 person taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by F&RS
WrL Liphook
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3045
Time: 17:43-20:07
Location: BARN OFF BRIGHTON ROAD, NEWTIMBER
Incident: FIRE
2 storey barn outbuilding 6mx10m used for storage involved in fire - barn well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 100% of roof and interior destroyed by fire - 4HRs used by WSF&RS - exterior walls unsupported - building control officer ordered - hot spots damped down - accidental - WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Henfield, WrC Burgess Hill, CU Haywards Heath, WrL Brighton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3048
Time: 18:14-18:49
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - A29, CODMORE HILL
Incident: FIRE
shed 5mx5m 100% destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Billingshurst , WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3063
Time: 20:54-21:10
Location: RECREATION GROUND - DOWNS ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
bin on fire near swings in park - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3072
Time: 22:56-00:02
Location: DOMESTIC GARDEN - PARK LANE, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
deep seated fire in tree and bushes at end of extremely long garden - 1HR used by WSF&RS - area damped down and turned over - accidental - WrL Selsey
 

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TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3073
Time: 00:48-01:
Location: WINDMILL ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin well alight - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
see here
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42571 / 2013
Time: 13:54
Incident: Six people are arrested in relation to Michael Griffith's murder in Fernhurst
Detectives have arrested six people in relation to the murder of Michael Griffiths in Fernhurst.
Michael Griffiths, 59, was found dead following a fire at his home on 24 January. The jewellery designer and antique buyer had been seriously assaulted before his death. Five men and a woman were arrested by the Surrey & Sussex Major Crime Team in relation to this investigation.
Three men from Sunbury, aged 53 and two aged 43; a 23-year-old from Staines and a man, aged 27, from Shepperton have been arrested for murder, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. A woman, aged 39, from Shepperton, has been arrested for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. They are currently in custody and helping police with their enquiries.
Original report
All received reports
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3089
Time: 09:41-09:59
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - HERBERT ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
next to garden shed caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3111
Time: 18:44-19:02
Location: CONSULTING ENGINEERS - OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine test cell - fire extinguished by internal halon suppressant system - inspection only by WSF&RS
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3115
Time: 20:40-21:08
Location: HOUSE - ORCHARD AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave out on arrival of WSF&RS - smoke ventilated by WSF&RS and microwave removed - female occupant given oxygen by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance for precautionary check up - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3117
Time: 21:31-22:06
Location: JUNCTION OF CHURCH ROAD AND MANOR ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Selsey
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3121
Time: 22:31-23:03
Location: HOLIDAY PARK - BROAD ROAD, NUTBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
caravan severely damaged by fire - 4BA, 3HRs used by F&RS - area turned over and damped down - deliberate ignition
WrL Chichester, WrL Emsworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3126
Time: 23:39-23:54
Location: FERNDALE ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3128
Time: 03:00-03:19
Location: BEACH NEAR CAR PARK - WINDMILL ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
see here
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42581 / 2013
Time: 13:00
Incident: Road closed at North Bersted near Bognor Regis
The A259 has been closed while emergency services deal with a two car collision at North Bersted near Bognor Regis.
Emergency services were called at 12.20pm to reports of a collision and the road has been closed between the Drayton roundabout and Chalcraft Lane.
One man is trapped in a car with serious injuries.
F&RS Call Ref: 3146
Time: 12:23-13:26
Location: A259 CHICHESTER ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - road closed by police - man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL x2 Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3149
Time: 13:52-14:03
Location: OUTSIDE SHOPS - IFIELD DRIVE, IFIELD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3151
Time: 14:18-14:38
Location: STATION ROAD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3155
Time: 15:33-15:48
Location: A259 FISHBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped inspection only - 1 child with minor injury treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3156
Time: 16:09-16:39
Location: ISAACS LANE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving 2 cars - 2 persons in one car released before arrival of WSF&RS - sadly the male driver of the second car died at the scene - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police investigation - WrLx2 Haywards Heath
POLICE report - Ref: PR42588 / 2013
Time: 4pm
Location: Isaacs Lane, Haywards Heath.
Incident: Fatal Haywards Heath collision
A Lindfield man has died in a fatal road collision near Haywards Heath.
At about 4pm a northbound Ford Fiesta hatchback and a southbound Mercedes C180 saloon were in collision in Isaacs Lane, Haywards Heath. The driver of the Fiesta sadly died at the scene. He has been named as Adam Wingrove, aged 22, from William Allen Lane, Lindfield. The 37-year old Haywards Heath woman driving the Mercedes, and her 18 months old daughter were treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for injuries which were assessed as minor.
Sussex Road Policing officers are asking anyone who saw the collision, or the movements of either car just beforehand to call them. They would particularly like to speak to the driver of a black car, believed to be a Vauxhall or similar, which was seen travelling north in Isaacs Lane prior to the collision.
Call 01273 404370 or 101, quoting Operation Island, or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3160
Time: 17:57-18:38
Location: HOUSE - NUTHURST STREET, NUTHURST
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3165
Time: 19:32-20:20
Location: TOWER HILL, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult and 1 female adult released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 male adult trapped - man extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - all persons taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42586 / 2013
Date Added- 12 June 2013
Time: 21:40
Incident: Five people charged with the murder of Michael Griffiths
Five people have been charged with the murder of Michael Griffiths in Fernhurst.
Michael Griffiths, 59, was found dead following a fire at his home on 24 January. The jewellery designer and antique buyer had been seriously assaulted before his death.
Gary King, 52 of Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent, Simon Penton, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, Harvey Munford, 22 of Monks Way, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, Kerry Rudder, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex and Damian Krafft, 26 of High Street, Shepperton, Middlesex have all been charged with the murder of Michael Griffiths, conspiracy to commit a burglary with intent to steal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Rebecca Rogers, 39 of Pool End Close, Shepperton, Middlesex has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
They will all appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on Thursday [June 13]
 
Thursday 13 June - update
The six people charged in relation with the murder of Michael Griffiths have been remanded in custody and will appear again at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 17 June
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THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3181
Time: 07:22-07:53
Location: FLAT ABOVE GROUND FLOOR SHOP - HIGH STREET, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Dangerous structure
- glass panels fallen from 1st floor sash window onto scaffolding - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and glass removed using triple extension ladder - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3187
Time: 11:04 - 11:17
Location: HOUSE, MIDFIELDS DRIVE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave due to burnt cooking - Inspection and advice given by WSF&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42598 / 2013
Time: 12:50pm
Location: A27
Incident: Lorry driver pulled from his truck on A27, Chichester
A 45-year-old man was pulled from his truck by two other men as he rested on the Westbound lay-by near the Fishbourne Roundabout. The victim was disturbed at around 12:50pm when the suspects opened the drivers door, punched him and tried to pull him out of the truck. However, the driver managed to fight back causing the suspects to run off and jump a fence running along side the A27.
PC Gareth Lownds from Chichester Neighbourhood Response Team said: "Fortunately the driver was not seriously injured or had anything stolen from him or his lorry. However, he is nonetheless very shaken and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or knows who is responsible to please get in touch."
Call 101 quoting serial 641 of 13/6 or alternatively leave an anonymous message with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3193
Time: 18:33 - 19:54
Location: HOUSE, CUCKFIELD ROAD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: FIRE
Fire in first floor bedroom of domestic dwelling - 25% of 1st floor severely damaged by fire and smoke - Extinguished using 1HR and 2BA - Accidental ignition - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Henfield
 

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FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3210
Time: 06:24 - 08:50
Location: NEWPOUND ROAD, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC
involving car into tree and on side - 1 male casualty trapped - Vehicle stabilised and casualty extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and conveyed to hospital by ambulance
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: PR42618 / 2013
Time: 6.22am
Location: B2133 at Newpound Common
Incident: Man injured after his car collided with tree
A man has suffered serious injuries after he collided with a tree at 6.22am this morning.
The VW Golf was travelling north on the B2133 at Newpound Common when it failed to negotiate a bend and collided with a tree.
The 38-year-old driver from Billingshurst was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a serious head injury.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Thornton
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3216
Time: 08:43-09:25
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE - RUSKIN ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in 1st floor bedroom - bedroom 100% destroyed by fire - 1st floor heavily smoke damaged - 4BA, 3HRs and PPV fan used by WSF&RS-damaged areas damped down - 1 male occupant treated at the scene for smoke inhalation - deliberate ignition
WrL x2 Worthing, WrL Shoreham, Red Cross Support Unit
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3223
Time: 09:32-09:59
Location: HOUSE - FULHAM CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor bathroom - 2BA, 1HR, PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3225
Time: 10:11-10:38
Location: A286 WEST DEAN
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - elderly male adult and elderly female adult assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics and released from car - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3229
Time: 12:02-13:04
Location: FLAT ABOVE SHOP - MONTAGUE STREET, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
four storey building - fire in 3rd floor bedsit - bedsit 20% damaged by fire - 100% damaged by smoke - male occupant rescued from flat by WSF&RS and treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - 6BA, 4HRS used by WSF&RS - cause of fire under investigation - WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Shoreham, FIO
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42603 / 2013
Location: Littlehampton
Incident: Teenager charged with Littlehampton arsons
A 16 year old youth has been charged with two counts of arson after two recycling bins were set alight in the car park at Windmill Road, Littlehampton. The incidents happened on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week [11 and 12 June]. He is due to appear at Worthing youth court on 4 July.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42620 / 2013
Time: 5.45pm
Location: Pagham Road, Bognor
Incident: Pedestrian injured in collision in Bognor
Police were called to Pagham Road at 5.45pm on Friday afternoon to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrian.
A pedestrian collided with the back of the car and hit his head on the ground. The 60-year-old man from Bognor Regis was taken to Southampton Hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Malvern
or eMail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3253
Time: 21:04-21:45
Location: A24 FINDON
Incident: RTC
car overturned - 2 persons extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic and electric rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
POLICE report - Ref: PR42621 / 2013
Time: 9pm
Location: A24, Findon
Incident: Woman seriously injured in Findon collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a single car collision on the A24 at Findon at 9pm.
The car, being driven by a 43-year-old woman, left the carriageway on the Quadrangle at Findon and collided with a telegraph pole before overturning. The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The passenger sustained minor injuries. The road reopened at 1.30am after emergency services dealt with the incident. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Walton or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3263
Time: 01:53-02:36
Location: SOUTHWATER ROAD, SOUTHWATER
Incident: RTC
collision involving car with telegraph pole - telegraph poles and cables across road - no persons trapped - road closed by police - car and road made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3264
Time: 04:20-05:38
Location: FLAT ABOVE SHOP - BEPTON ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
100% of kitchen destroyed by fire - remainder of flat damaged by smoke - 2BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental - WrL x2 Midhurst, WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3267
Time: 06:39-07:10
Location: A24 WASHINGTON - SOUTH OF WASHINGTON ROUNDABOUT
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - 1 female adult released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1st aid given by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: RAL/01
Time: 8am
Incident: FATAL ACCIDENT A22/A272
At 08:00 hours Police, Ambulance and Fire were called to the scene of a collision on the A22, Uckfield, near the junction of the A272.
A grey Ford Mondeo Estate being driven by a male aged 64 from Kingston Upon Thames was travelling north on the A22 when it came into collision with a white Ford Transit Van being driven by a local male aged 49. Having collided with the southbound van the Ford Mondeo then collided with a southbound silver Mercedes C320 being driven by a 59 male from Croydon.
HEMS helicopter also attended the scene however tragically the 59 year old female passenger of the Ford Mondeo died at the scene. She has been named as Mrs Anna Maria Szalc, of Lancaster Road, Kingston Upon Thames. The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Occupants from the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.
The road has been closed whilst specialist officers examine the collision scene.
Anyone who may have seen the collision contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Ankara
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3268
Time: 08:05-08:22
Location: TITCH HILL, SOMPTING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with flint wall - 1 male adult released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3279
Time: 15:46-16:06
Location: REAR OF PARKING AREA - OLIVER ACRE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
3m of fencing on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42623 / 2013
Time: 7.05pm
Location: Kennell Hill, north of Chichester
Incident: Two injured in motorbike collision
Two people were injured after a motorbike collision on Kennell Hill, north of Chichester at 7.05pm.
The rider, a 21-year-old man from Hampshire, and his pillion passenger, an 18-year-old woman from Charlton, both suffered injuries. The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries and the man suffered minor injuries, both were taken to Southampton Hospital to be treated. The motorbike collided with the verge causing both of them to be thrown off.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1366 of 15/6.
 

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SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42625 / 2013
Location: Halewick Lane, Sompting
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to serious assault in Sompting
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and suffered a serious head injury in Halewick Lane, Sompting, in the early hours. The 21-year-old man was found lying on the ground at the top of the lane at 2.45am. He was taken to Hurstwood Park neurological unit at Haywards Heath to undergo surgery where he is in a serious but stable condition.
A 50-year-old Worthing woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail until 15 July.
Detective Sergeant Alex Lowe said: "We are appealing for witnesses because we believe there maybe other people involved in this assault. The man has suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to Worthing Hospital initially but then transferred to Hurstwood Park neurological unit for surgery."
Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0199 of 16/6
or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42613 / 2013
Police concerned for missing Bognor cyclist
Police are concerned for the welfare of Aelfred 'Aelfi' Morris, 27, who has not been seen since he set off for a cycle ride to Felpham on Saturday 15 June. His disappearance is out of character and his family are very concerned.
Insp Steve Rayland said: "We and his family are increasingly concerned as Aelfred suffers from depression and has not been out of touch with his family for so long. He set off from Worthing on Saturday to cycle to his grandmother's in Felpham but he never arrived and he has not made any contact with his family".
Dedicated search teams and volunteers from the Lowland Search and Rescue Team are searching Eartham Woods near Slindon where Aelfred has recently been. He also has links to Middleton-on-Sea.
Aelfred, who lives in Bognor, is described as slim, about 6' 3", he has short dark hair, a beard, and was wearing a cream hoodie and jeans. He is riding a blue mountain bike and is wearing a blue rucksack.
If you have seen Aelfred or know of his whereabouts please call police on 101.
Body found

POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42635 / 2013 - issued 18.06.13
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of the 27-year-old, who was last seen getting off a train at Barnham railway station on Saturday 15 June. CCTV footage recorded by railway station cameras shows Aelfred buying a ticket at Angmering railway station shortly after 10am on Saturday. He gets off a train at Barnham shortly before 10.45am, gets onto his bike and rides away in the direction of Lake Lane. There are no more reported sightings of him after then.
His disappearance is out of character and his family are very concerned. Aelfred had set off to cycle to his grandmother's home in Felpham but never arrived. Dedicated teams and volunteers from the Lowland Search and Rescue Team have searched Eartham Woods near Slindon, where Aelfred has recently been, as well as woodland near Arundel.
Inspector Nick Bowman, of Bognor Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We and Aelfred's family are very concerned about him. "We're doing all we can to try to find him, hopefully safe and well. "We are particularly keen to speak to people from the Middleton, Elmer and Felpham areas who may have seen Aelfred in the last few days or remember seeing someone fitting his description.
"If anyone has any information, please contact us."
Body found
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3290
Time: 08:26-09:12
Location: FLATS ABOVE SHOP - HAGLANDS LANE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
1st floor bedroom damaged by fire, heat and smoke - 2BA, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged items removed and salvage undertaken by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Storrington, WrL Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3310
Time: 21:51-22:45
Location: NURSING HOME - HORSHAM ROAD, ROWHOOK
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - small fire out on arrival in magnetic self closing door on 1st floor corridor - door inspected by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - door isolated by electrician - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3312
Time: 23:55-00:10
Location: MALCOLM ROAD, TANGMERE
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Chichester
 

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MONDAY 17 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3341
Time: 16:00-16:04
Location: LAMBS FARM RD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in skip - extinguished by WSFRS using 1 HR - accidental ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3344
Time: 17:13-17:38
Location: HOUSE, CLAY LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
dog with leg trapped in part of domestic radiator - dog released by WSFRS using small tools - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3346
Time: 17:27-17:51
Location: A264 EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
involving 2 cars - 1 female released prior to arrival of crew - oxygen therapy administered by WSFRS and scene made safe
WrL East Grinstead
 

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TUESDAY 18 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3367
Time: 07:38-08:51
Location: B2133 LOXWOOD
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - 1 male extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - oxygen therapy administered by WSFRS crews and casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Horsham, WrL Cranleigh, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3373
Time: 08:42-09:20
Location: NR CROSSBUSH ROUNDABOUT, LYMINSTER RD
Incident: RTC
involving 2 cars - no person trapped - 2 female casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with Sussex Police
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3390
Time: 12:16-12:49
Location: HOUSE, BALCOMBE RD, POUND HILL
Incident: FLOODING
internal flooding to ground and first floor of supported housing - electrics isolated and salvage undertaken by WSFRS - incident left with occupier - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3397
Time: 15:38-15:51
Location: EAST STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving 2 cars - no person trapped - cars and road made safe by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3399
Time: 16:05-16:30
Location: HEATH WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car and motorcycle - no persons trapped - 1 male casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicles and road made safe
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3401
Time: 18:32-20:29
Location: A29 STANE ST, PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC
involving car and coach - 1 casualty extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment and electric saw - casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Strorrington, HRT Worthing
Picture courtesy of Eddie Mitchell http://www.wsfb.co.uk/pictures/190613/pic1.jpg
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42638 / 2013
Location: woodland near Middleton on Sea
Incident: Body found at Middleton believed to be missing Bognor man
Volunteers from the Sussex Search & Rescue Team, working with dedicated police search officers, sadly found the body of a man in woodland near Middleton on Sea this evening.
He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be 27-year old Aelfred Morris, a Bognor man reported missing since Saturday 15 June.
His family have been told and the coroners officer has been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
original report
 

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WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3415
Time: 09:01-09:57
Location: A259 JUNCTION HIGHDOWN DRIVE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 female adult trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - 2 further persons assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene - WrLx2 Littlehampton, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3423
Time: 10:51-11:30
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - BARN ROAD, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving burning of garden rubbish extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3435
Time: 13:58-14:24
Location: DETACHED BUNGALOW - THE CRESCENT, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving cooking in kitchen - cooking removed by WSF&RS and extinguished using 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Steyning, WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3445
Time: 17:21-17:54
Location: HORSHAM ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man assessed by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3448
Time: 18:11-19:15
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - PENSTONE PARK, LANCING
Incident: GAS LEAK
Smell of Gas - gas leak from cooker in 1st floor flat - elderly female occupier led to safety by WSF&RS and given oxygen - rest of flats evacuated - police and gas board in attendance - gas supply to flat isolated and flats ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan
WrLx2 Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3462
Time: 10:40-02:08
Location: OFFICE BUILDING - DOWNLANDS BUSINESS PARK, LYONS WAY, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
several inches of standing water in building from ruptured water main - water supply isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3463
Time: 03:01-03:11
Location: WEST PARK - FISH LANE, ALDWICK
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3464
Time: 07:06-07:31
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - CLAY LANE, FISHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - large bonfire creating quantities of black smoke - bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrLx2 Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3471
Time: 11:15-11:40
Location: OUTSIDE SHOPS - AVON ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with 4 parked cars - no persons trapped - 1 person assisted from car by ambulance paramedics - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3490
Time: 22:01-22:12
Location: SOUTH TERRACE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3492
Time: 22:40-23:06
Location: M23 NORTHBOUND JUNCTION 11 EASE POTTAGE TO JUNCTION 10, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
car off road and down embankment - car stabilised and 1 female adult assisted from car by WSF&RS and assessed by ambulance paramedics
WrL x2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3507
Time: 12:17-12:55
Location: MANOR ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Selsey
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3510
Time: 13:32-13:41
Location: CAR PARK - BAFFINS LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3519
Time: 16:47-17:14
Location: LAYBY NEAR TO ROUNDABOUT - A259 BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR - accidental - WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3529
Time: 18:29-20:39
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - LONGFIELD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
roe deer in garden with no means of escape as the garden backs on to railway line - deer farmer and vet in attendance - deer captured by TRU officers under guidance and treated by vet - deer released back into the wild - TRU officersx4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3538
Time: 23:46-00:43
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - PRIESTCROFT CLOSE, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
shed 2mx5m 90% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL x2 Crawley
 

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SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3542
Time: 00:49-01:22
Location: NORTH LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 15m of large hedgerow and 3m of fencing severely damaged by fire - 2HRS used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3552
Time: 02:40-03:32
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - TOWN MEAD, WEST GREEN
Incident: Internal Flooding
- ground floor flooded by water coming from 2nd floor flat boiler - water and electrics in 2nd floor flat isolated by WSF&RS - electrics isolated in ground floor flat and salvage undertaken - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3575
Time: 15:14-15:35
Location: HOUSE - PARNELL CLOSE, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - fire caused by unattended cooking - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cooking removed - PPV fan for ventilation - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3578
Time: 16:19-16:29
Location: SHOP - QUEENS STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: Dangerous structure
large wooden shop sign hanging loose - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and sign made safe - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3582
Time: 18:40-19:13
Location: HOUSE - WEST DRIVE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
fire in chip pan in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - chip pan removed by WSF&RS - kitchen 5% damaged by fire - 1 thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - elderly female occupier with mild smoke inhalation treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrL East Preston, WrL Littlehampton
 

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SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3597
Time: 01:31-02:35
Location: DUMMINGS ROAD SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH COOMBE HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3611
Time: 14:31-15:25
Location: ABOVE SHOP - GORING ROAD, GORING
Incident: Dangerous structure
2 aerials hanging from roof - loose aerials removed by WSF&RS using ALP - WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3613
Time: 15:49-16:06
Location: BRIDGE - PARK ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
bonfire under bridge extinguished by WSF&RS usng 1HR - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3617
Time: 17:16-18:01
Location: HOUSE - HORSHAM ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3618
Time: 18:50-19:03
Location: WOODS OFF HAWTH AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bonfire in woods extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3625
Time: 23:13-23:23
Location: OUTSIDE SHOPS - SALVINGTON ROAD, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
rubbish on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3626
Time: 23:23-23:28
Location: TWYFORD GARDENS, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
recycling bin on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3627
Time: 23:38-23:43
Location: OPPOSITE HOUSE - CEDAR AVENUE, SALVINGTON
Incident: FIRE
bin on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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MONDAY 24 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3629
Time: 01:38-02:52
Location: DRIVEWAY OF HOUSE - GRAND AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
car on driveway destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3634
Time: 06:02-06:32
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND JUNCTION 8 MERSTHAM TO JUNCTION 9 GATWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving car - no persons trapped - inspection made by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Crawley, WrL Reigate
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3644
Time: 11:42-12:00
Location: BALCOMBE ROAD, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree and overturned - 1 female adult assisted from car and into ambulance by paramedics and WSF&RS - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley, WrL Turners Hill, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3647
Time: 12:11-12:18
Location: OUTSIDE BLOCK OF FLATS - SELSEY AVENUE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
fire in rubbish extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3650
Time: 13:48-15:18
Location: LAKE OFF A272 STROOD GREEN NEAR WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance to RSPCA - canadian goose tangled in fishing line in lake - retrieved by TRU officers using water rescue equipment and rescue sled - fishing line removed by RSPCA officer - goose released back to lake - TRU Officersx4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3652
Time: 13:56-14:15
Location: ALLEYWAY BETWEEN 2 HOUSES - STONHURST ROAD, TARRING
Incident: FIRE
fire in fencing - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3669
Time: 20:03-20:36
Location: BUILDING USED AS FACTORY AND OFFICE - HAWTHORN ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor industrial computer transformer pack - 6 Co2 extinguishers and 1 thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental - advice given - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3674
Time: 22:58-23;52
Location: WEST BEACH OFF ROPE WALK, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
300sq m of sand dunes alight - 1HR and beaters used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Littlehampton, WrC Littlehampton
 

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TUESDAY 25 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3693
Time: 05:56-06:31
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - COOMBE ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
chicken shed 80% destroyed by fire - 1HR by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Steyning, WrL Worthing
 
RNLI - Selsey Lifeboat
Time: 07:14
Incident: Launch to Assist Local Fishing Vessel
Selsey RNLI All Weather Lifeboat 'Voluntary Worker' launched at 07:14 to go to the assistance of the 10-metre fishing vessel 'Nicholas C' with two persons on board reported to have suffered mechanical failure approximately 6 miles southeast of Selsey Lifeboat Station.
'Voluntary Worker' arrived on scene at 07:43 and a tow was passed to the casualty which was towed back to her moorings at Selsey.
Full report
RNLI Selsey

 
F&RS Call Ref: 3711
Time: 13:11-14:16
Location: SCHOOL FIELD OFF DALE AVENUE, HASSOCKS
Incident: FIRE
10 hay bales due to be used for school fete well alight - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - area turned over and damped down - deliberate ignition
WrL Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42690 / 2013
Incident: Worthing rest home manager guilty of fraud
A Rustington woman has been found guilty of fraud after stealing money from a woman resident at a Worthing care home that she managed.
Sheelah Macey, 59, of Mill Lane, Rustington, stole over £5000 from a vulnerable 69-year-old who had been placed in the Victoria Parkview rest home by Social Services when her carer died in 2009. Macey managed the home at that time and took the victim to her bank to withdraw some of the money. She had her savings account changed to a current account and then used a bank card to withdraw sums of cash at £200-300 a time. She also wrote and signed three cheques that she paid into her own bank account, amounting to a total of £5,400. The offence came to light when a new owner of the home became suspicious of withdrawals from the victim's bank account as she knew that she was confined to the home. In October 2011, Macey was arrested and in March 2012 she was charged. Sentencing her at Chichester Crown Court, HHJ Wood said that guidelines stated that he should allow her time to repay what she stole and it was agreed that the total should be paid back by September 13. If she fails to do this, then she faces imprisonment. She was also ordered to pay costs of £1,355.00.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3717
Time: 17:45-17:59
Location: PARK - COLLEGE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
involving tree extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3720
Time: 18:06-18:45
Location: JUNCTION STAPLEFIELD ROAD & SLOUGH GREEN LANE, SLOUGH GREEN
Incident: RTC
involving 2 motorcycles - 2 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3724
Time: 18:54-19:21
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - HIGHCROFT DRIVE, RUDGEWICK
Incident: FIRE
shed 25% damaged by fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3729
Time: 21:15-21:58
Location: A24 WARNHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with bus shelter - male driver released before arrival of WSF&RS and assesses at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3730
Time: 21:58-22:24
Location: BOTTOM OF SHORE ROAD, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
pallets on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL East Wittering
 

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WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3737
Time: 07:53-08:23
Location: BUNGALOW - GRENVILLE CLOSE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
caused by electric shower in ground floor bathroom - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - smoke cleared using PPV fan - accidental - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - WrLx2 Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42708 / 2013
Time: 12.03pm
Location: Burgess Hill
Incident: Three arrested for illegal immigration
Three people were arrested after being spotted jumping from a lorry in Burgess Hill.
Two women and one man were seen getting out from a foreign-registered lorry in Consort Way at 12.03pm and walking into Victoria Road. A member of the public alerted police and then followed the trio until they were stopped by officers. The women, aged 37 and 31, and the man, aged 40, all of Iranian origin, were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry to the UK and handed over to the immigration authority this evening.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3752
Time: 12:39-13:03
Location: LIMES AVE, HORLEY
Incident: FIRE
involving garden shed - shed 100% damaged - fire extinguished using 1HR and 1 JET - accidental ignition
WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42715 / 2013
Time: 5.45pm
Location: Gatwick
Incident: Nine hurt in three vehicle crash at Gatwick
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between three vehicles that left nine people injured.
A lorry, a minibus and a taxi collided on the A23 Airport Way at Gatwick at 5.45pm. The drivers of the white DAF lorry, the white Vauxhall Vivaro minibus and the blue Vauxhall Zafira taxi were all taken to East Surrey Hospital at Redhill suffering from minor injuries along with six passengers from the minibus.
The road was closed for a short time while the investigation was carried out and the wreckage was removed.
Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting serial 1247 of 26 June.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3778
Time: 21:00-21:15
Location: HEALTH CENTRE, CHICHESTER GATE, STOCKBRIDGE RD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - involving electrical cooling unit - unit isolated by WSFRS and elements cooled - advice given
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3780
Time: 22:49-23:08
Location: PLAMER RD, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
involving area of grass approx 3 metres x 1 metre - extinguished by WSFRS using 1 HR - 1 empty 7KG butane cylinder removed from nearby hedge and checked for hot spots using TIC but not involved in fire - deliberate ignition - WrL East Preston
 

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THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3784
Time: 00:24-00:43
Location: SHELLEY RD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Spillage
involving car with fuel leak - road made safe using sand - advice given - incident left with owner - WrL East Grinstead
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42723 / 2013
Time: 8.30am.
Location: Stockbridge Road, Chichester
Incident: Cyclist and van collide in Chichester
Emergency services were called to Stockbridge Road, Chichester this morning following a collision between a cyclist and a blue VW van.
The incident was reported to police at around 8.30am.
The cyclist, a 39-year-old man from Hunston, was taken to St Richards Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries. The 42-year-old van driver from Selsey, was not injured.
If anyone witnessed the collision and has not yet spoke to police they are asked to call 101 quoting serial 256 of 27/6 or
Email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3792
Time: 10:08-10:40
Location: FLAT - CLEARWATER LANE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of flat - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to assist with ventilation of smoke- accidental
WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3801
Time: 13:33-13:48
Location: PETROL STATION - WORTHING ROAD, RUSTINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car on garage forecourt - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3813
Time: 15:56-16:08
Location: ALLEYWAY OFF COLLYER AVENUE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire in alleyway involving rubbish - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3816
Time: 16:24-21:23
Location: OUTSIDE TIMBER COMPANY - NEWPOUND, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: FIRE
smouldering fire in sealed articulated container containing approx 25 tonnes of wood shavings - artic lorry relocated to field and investigated by WSF&RS using triple extension ladder, 1HR and thermal imaging camera - 5% of wood shavings damaged by fire and water - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Billingshurst, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3819
Time: 20:09-20:55
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - ROWHOOK HILL, ROWHOOK
Incident: FIRE
3 garden sheds 8mx6m destroyed by fire - 4BA, 3HRS used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL x2 Horsham
 

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FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42725 / 2013
Location: A29, Warnham
Incident: Serious road traffic collision on A29, Warnham
Police and emergency services are currently attending a serious road traffic collision on the A29, Warnham and drivers are advised to use an alternative route if possible.
Two vehicles have collided with one another and a woman has been airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London with life threatening injuries.
F&RS Call Ref: 3844
Time: 12:52-13:56
Location: A29 WARNHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving van and car - 1 female adult trapped in car - woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by helicopter - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley, WrL Dorking
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42730 / 2013
Monday, 1 July 2013
Incident: Update on Warnham serious collision
A 34-year-old woman was taken to Kings College Hospital in London with head and internal injuries after the Ford Fiesta that she was driving was in collision with a white unmarked Surrey Police Transit van on Friday, 28 June, on the A29 at Warnham, near Horsham. Emergency services including West Sussex Fire and Rescue, arrived at the scene at around 1pm. The injured woman remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition. The driver of the van was taken to hospital suffering from shock and minor injuries.
The road was closed for over four hours whilst collision investigators examined the scene and police thank drivers for their patience.
If you witnessed the collision please call 101 quoting Op Kirby
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
The IPCC has been informed.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42726 / 2013
Incident: Two convicted after theft of cigarettes from outside Shoreham store
At 9.50am yesterday, 27 June, a police ANPR [Automatic Numberplate Recognition] camera near Chichester alerted officers to a van which had just been seen at the scene of a theft of a large quantity of cigarettes from outside Tesco Express in Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham, whilst they had been in the process of being delivered there, a few minutes earlier.
The van was safely stopped at the A27 Fishbourne roundabout and a man was arrested of suspicion of theft. Two other men ran off from the van and one of them was arrested nearby after a search. Enquiries continue to trace the third man. A large quantity of cigarettes valued at £8000, believed to be the proceeds of the theft, were found in the van.
John Borland, 52, of Barle Grove, Birmingham, and Adrian Goldsmith, 47, of Avondale Grove, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, appeared in custody at Worthing Magistrates Court today, both charged with the theft of the cigarettes. They both pleaded guilty and were both sentenced to 28 days imprisonment.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3848
Time: 13:43-14:04
Location: COLLAGE ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving car and motorbike - sadly the male motor bike rider was declared dead at the scene - the woman driver of the car was unhurt - road closed for police investigation - WrL Haywards Heath
POLICE report - Ref: PR42731 / 2013
Time: 1.44pm
Location: High Beech Lane, Lindfield
Incident: Motor-cyclist dies in collision
A motorcyclist died following a collision with a car in Lindfield, near Haywards Heath.
Emergency services were called to the scene in High Beech Lane at 1.44pm, but were unable to save the man, 20-year-old Fabio Voigt, of Sydney Road, Haywards Heath, was sadly declared dead at the scene. The 50-year old Balcombe woman who was driving the car, an Audi A3, was unhurt.
The road was closed in the area of Haywards Heath Golf Club near Sandridge Lane while the collision was investigated.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting Operation Canute
email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3869
Time: 19:35-19:56
Location: OFF A281 COWFOLD
Incident: FIRE
bonfire - garden bonfire causing large amounts of smoke to drift across road - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR and 1 rake - area damped down - WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3875
Time: 23:32-23:46
Location: OVING ROAD CROSSROADS, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrL Chichester
 

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SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42732 / 2013
Time: 8.45am
Location: Terminus Road, Littlehampton
Incident: Motorbike and car collide near Littlehampton Railway Station
A 19-year-old motorbike rider and his 20-year-old pillion passenger have both been taken to hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries after the Kawasaki motorbike they were travelling on was in collision with a blue Ford Fiesta.
Emergency services were called to Terminus Road near Howard Road in Littlehampton at around 8.45am to find the motorbike rider and his passenger lying in the road. Both were taken by ambulance to hospital. The motorbike rider suffered pelvis injuries and his passenger a fractured femur. The Ford Fiesta driver, a 24-year-old woman from Surrey, was uninjured.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the incident and has not yet spoken to officers.
Please can call 101 quoting serial 441 of 29/6
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3881
Time: 09:48-10:24
Location: B2133, LOXWOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person released by ambulance paramedics before arrival of WSF&RS - and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1st aid given to 2nd person at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3893
Time: 12:11-12:30
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - REW LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: RESCUE
Person Trapped - male adult trapped by hand under car - car raised by WSF&RS using airbags and man taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3894
Time: 12:32-13:01
Location: KEYMER ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorbike under car - no persons trapped or injured - car and motorbike separated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3901
Time: 16:27-17:02
Location: WESTERN ROAD JUNCTION, CUCKFIELD ROAD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police attendance requested as road blocked
WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3904
Time: 18:17-18:36
Location: REAR OF PARSONS CLOSE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
fire in waste extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3908
Time: 20:32-20:45
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - CRESCENT ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
furniture on fire outside house - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3909
Time: 21:01-21:39
Location: BUNGALOW - HILL FARM ROAD, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Burning - strong smell of electrical burning investigated by WSF&RS - fire in portable television - television disconnected and removed by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing, WrL Hove
 

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SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3915
Time: 00:14-00:34
Location: PARK OFF THE PROMENADE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3921
Time: 09:51-10:30
Location: TRACK AT THE END OF NEWHOUSE LANE, EAST DEAN
Incident: RTC
involving car rolled down embankment - 3 male adults and 2 female adults released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1st aid given by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - 3 of the car occupants taken to hospital by ambulance - further 2 occupants with minor injuries - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, WrL Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3939
Time: 21:14-22:13
Location: HOUSE - HIGH STREET, ARDINGLY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, 1 roof ladder, 1 triple extension ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Turners Hill
 
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A working smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you're awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke and will give you that early warning that could make the difference.

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