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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - JULY 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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MONDAY 1st JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3944
Time: 03:49-04:36
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSES - NEWTON ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: FIRE
2 cars and 1 trailer on road destroyed by fire - 2HRS, 2BA used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - police investigating
WrLx2 Haywards Heath
POLICE report - Ref: PR42738 / 2013
Time: 3.50am
Location: NEWTON ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: Cars set alight in Lindfield
Police are appealing for information after two cars and a trailer were deliberately set on fire in the early hours of this morning.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue were alerted by local residents at around 3.50am. The fires were quickly brought under control and there were no injuries.
Detective Sergeant Peter Yarrow from West Sussex CID said: "This appears to be a deliberate act of criminal damage and we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area or knows who is responsible for the fires. "Local enquiries will be continuing throughout the day and we are liaising with our partners in the fire investigation team. "I would appeal to anyone who has information and has yet spoken to officers to call 101 quoting serial 105 of 01/07 or alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
A 21-year-old man from Haywards Heath has been arrested on suspicion of arson and was in custody this afternoon.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3961
Time: 09:09-09:18
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - PEGLAR WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: Lift shut in
power cut to flats causing the lift shut in - 1 woman released from lift by WSF&RS - incident handed over to local contractor - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3968
Time: 12:18-13:37
Location: TURNERS HILL ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - male adult released from van before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 female adult extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by Sussex air ambulance HEMS - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Turners Hill, WrL East Grinstead, HRT Crawley, WrL Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: PR42748 / 2013
Time: 12.20pm
Location: Turners Hill Road, Crawley
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to serious RTC
Police are appealing for witnesses after two drivers suffered serious injuries in a collison in Turners Hill Road, Crawley.
A Toyota Hiace driven by a 40-year-old man from Crawley collided with a Honda Civic at 12.20pm. The man suffered a head trauma and was taken to St George's trauma unit in London. He was later discharged. The driver of the Honda, a 61-year-old woman from Ardingly, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. She is in a stable condition. The road was closed for more than four hours for emergency services to deal with the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact 101 quoting Operation Shetland.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3969
Time: 12:26-12:47
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - BROOMFIELD AVENUE, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
approx 2 sq metres of decking on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - fire caused by discarded smoking materials - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3985
Time: 19:45-20:29
Location: WOODS OFF HAWTH AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in woods extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 3986
Time: 19:57-20:12
Location: OFFICE BUILDING - SOUTH STREET, LANCING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with building - car into brick wall underneath a window of solicitors office - no persons trapped - car removed - incident left with police - WrL Lancing
 

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TUESDAY 2 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 3999
Time: 08:55-09:06
Location: LONDON ROAD, GATWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and articulated lorry - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4004
Time: 10:12-10:45
Location: COPSE OFF HAZEL GROVE, ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire out on arrival of WSF&RS - hot embers cooled using buckets of water - WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4009
Time: 11:29-11:42
Location: 2ND FLOOR FLAT - COMMONWEALTH DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire on 2nd floor external balcony of flat - access made by WSF&RS using ladder - fire extinguished using 1HR - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4017
Time: 14:06-14:38
Location: UNDERGROWTH - HOLMBUSH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CRAWLEY ROAD, FAYGATE
Incident: FIRE
caused by discarded smoking materials - approx 3 sq metres of undergrowth alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4029
Time: 18:56-19:08
Location: REAR OF SHOPS - CAPEL LANE, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
rubbish burning - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4030
Time: 19:46-20:03
Location: SKATE PARK ON RECREATION GROUND, MAYFLOWER WAY, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
rubbish on fire in skate park - deliberate ignition - WrL East Preston
 

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WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4037
Time: 01:59-02:35
Location: DRIVEWAY OF HOUSE - HYDE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
car severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4052
Time: 12:26-13:14
Location: RIVER NEAR SWAN CORNER, PULBOROUGH
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cow in river - cow corralled by canoeists and rescued into garden - TRU officers x 6
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4074
Time: 20:39-21:42
Location: HASLINGBOURNE LANE & GROVE LANE Junction, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Petworth
PHOTOS
motorbike and car crash, Haslingbourne Lane, Petworth July 2013 - click to enlarge

 
F&RS Call Ref: 4077
Time: 21:47-22:07
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - ALPHA ROAD, WEST GREEN
Incident: FIRE
fire in detached domestic garage used for storage - 1HR used by WSF&RS - area damped down - WrLx2 Crawley
 

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THURSDAY 4 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4081
Time: 00:59-01:18
Location: PARK - ST JOHNS ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4085
Time: 07:29-08:29
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 male adult trapped - man given oxygen therapy and extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42764 / 2013
Time: 07.29am
Location: A24 Horsham - Dorking road
Incident: A24 closed at Kingsfold
A serious collision has closed the A24 Horsham to Dorking road this morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene just north of Kingsfold at 7.29am where two cars had collided, blocking the northbound carriageway.
The road is being closed at the Great Daux roundabout to the south and at the Clark's Green roundabout, near Capel, to the north. Early indications are that the closure will remain in place for some time and certainly through the rush hour, so drivers are advised to find alternative routes.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Woodfield
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4087
Time: 07:37-08:40
Location: DORKING ROAD, KINGSFOLD
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving 2 cars - sadly 1 female adult confirmed deceased at the scene -1 person extricated from second car by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Horsham, WrL Dorking, HRT Crawley
Note from police
The road is closed at the Great Daux roundabout to the south and at the Clark's Green roundabout, near Capel, to the north. Early indications are that the closure will remain in place for some time and certainly through the rush hour, so drivers are advised to find alternative routes.
POLICE report - Ref: PR42768 / 2013
Time: 7.30am
Location: A24 Horsham - Dorking road
Incident: Woman killed in A24 crash
A woman has died following a serious collision on the A24, near Horsham.
Emergency services were called to the scene just north of Kingsfold at 7.29am where a Nissan Micra and Ford Focus had collided, blocking the northbound carriageway of the busy Horsham to Dorking road. Both drivers had to be cut from their vehicles by firefighters.
Shelby Gillespie-Boarer, aged 20, of Hart Road, Dorking, who was driving the Nissan, was sadly declared dead at the scene. A 49-year-old man from Horsham, driving the Focus, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with slight injuries.
The road was closed between the Great Daux and Clark's Green roundabouts while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work took place. It was re-opened shortly before 12.30pm.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Woodfield
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4106
Time: 10:51-11:16
Location: FIELD OFF A272 COWFOLD
Incident: FIRE
tractor on fire in field - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill
 

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FRIDAY 5 JULY 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42991 / 2013
Time: midnight
Location: opposite Squires Garden Centre, Horsham Road, Crawley
Incident: Man punched and kicked unconscious
A Polish man suffered a broken jaw after he was punched and kicked unconscious in Crawley.
The victim was sitting at a bus stop opposite Squires Garden Centre in Horsham Road using his mobile phone at around midnight when he was approached by two men. Both men had pushbikes and spoke with Eastern European accents believed to be Latvian or Lithuanian. One had fallen from his bike and was bleeding heavily from his nose.
The first man punched the victim without warning and as he fell to the ground the second man kicked him in the head, knocking him out. The offenders cycled off in the direction of Bewbush Drive. The 28-year-old victim, from Broadfield, was treated for a broken jaw at East Surrey Hospital. Police are keen to speak to a black man who helped the victim after he was attacked. He could hold key information about what was a vicious and completely unprovoked attack on an innocent bystander.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 490 of 6 July
or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4149
Time: 15:11-15:27
Location: BUILDING SITE OFF FURNACE DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in portable air compressor - fire extinguished by on site staff using dry powder extinguisher - inspection only by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4152
Time: 17:40-18:07
Location: OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
hedgerow alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4153
Time: 17:43-18:00
Location: CHARLWOOD ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
car in collision with telegraph pole - no persons trapped - fallen telegraph pole removed from road by WSF&RS and BT engineers ordered
WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4155
Time: 17:51-18:49
Location: DERELICT BUILDING - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
derelict building of 2 floors and basement - fire in rear of ground floor - 4BA, 3HRs by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - police in attendance for traffic control - WrLx2 East Grinstead, WrL Forest Row, WrL Crawley, CU Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4167
Time: 19:26-19:43
Location: MARLOW DRIVE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire in tree extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack sprayer - deliberate ignition - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4172
Time: 20:14-21:33
Location: FIVE OAKS ROAD, BROADBRIDGE HEATH
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving car into tree - 1 female released before the arrival of WSF&RS - 2 males released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 male sadly confirmed deceased at the scene
WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
Report -
Time: 8.10pm
Location: A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill
Incident: Serious crash in Slinfold
A teenager aged 18 has died after the silver Peugoet 306 they were travelling in left the road and collided with a tree in Slinfold.
Emergency services were called to the A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill at around 8.10pm. The 18-year-old Peugeot driver from Slinfold sadly died at the scene of the collision and a 19-year-old passenger was taken to St Georges Hospital, London for emergency treatment.
SEE BELOW
 

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SATURDAY 6 JULY 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42793 / 2013
Time: Friday 5 July - 8.10pm
Location: A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill
Incident: Teenagers die following crash in Slinfold
Two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, have died after the silver Peugoet 306 they were travelling in left the road and collided with a tree in Slinfold yesterday 5 July.
Emergency services, including West Sussex Fire and Rescue, were called to the A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill at around 8.10pm. The 18-year-old Peugoet driver from Slinfold died at the scene of the collision and a 19-year-old passenger was taken to St Georges Hospital, London for emergency treatment but could not be saved and has sadly died this morning.
Police have named the two who died as William Richardson, 18, of Hayes Lane, Slinfold, who was driving the Peugeot 306 and his passenger Asa Caudill, 19, of Arun Road, Billingshurst.
Two other passengers, an 18-year-old man from Billingshurst and a 17-year-old girl from West Chiltington have been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital one with serious but non life threatening injuries and the other [the girl] with minor injuries.
Four teenage boys who were travelling behind the Peugoet in a silver Opel Astra, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Sergeant Alan Spicer from the Roads Policing Unit said: "All fatal road traffic collisions are tragic but even more so, when it involves young people just starting out in life. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please do so as a matter of urgency. We would also like to hear from any other drivers who saw the silver Peugoet or the silver Opel Astra prior to the collision".
Please call 101 quoting Op Marline
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
The road was closed for around nine hours while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work took place and police would like to thank drivers for their patience.
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42795 / 2013
Time: Friday 5 July - 8.10pm
Slinfold Double Fatal Collision
Three teenagers, two aged 18 and one aged 19, arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving following the double fatal collision in Slinfold, Horsham on Friday 5 July have been released with no further action. The driver of the Opel Astra, an 18-year-old man from Billingshurst, also arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving, has been released on unconditional bail until 28 August pending further enquiries.
Teenager charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Slinfold crash - Sunday 2 December 2013
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42813 / 2013
Family tributes for teenagers killed in Slinfold RTC
Date Added- 10 July 2013
The families of the teenagers killed in a road collision in Slinford, Horsham, have paid tribute to them.
Asa Caudill, 19, of Arun Road, Billingshurst, was a passenger in Peugeot 306 which left the road and collided with a tree on Friday 5 July [see above]. He was taken to St George's Hospital, London, for emergency treatment but sadly died on Saturday 6 July. The driver of the Peugeot William Richardson, 18, of Hayes Lane, Slinford, sadly died at the scene.
Asa's family said: "Asa was the love of our lives. We are in the most agonising pain at losing him and cannot bear the thought of a future without him.

William Richardson                                 Asa Caudill
His friends have put messages on Facebook saying what a funny, kind, witty boy he was and that he wasn't just a brother, he was a friend. Everyone has said his smile was what they remember of him most and his humour."
The family of William Richardson said: "William was a beautiful boy and will always be in our hearts."
Teenager charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Slinfold crash - Sunday 2 December 2013
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46806 / 2014
Friday 12 September 2014
Teenager guilty of dangerous driving in double death crash, A264 Slinfold
At Lewes Crown Court on Friday 12 September, Brett Hewson, 19, of Coombe Hill, Billingshurst, was acquitted of causing the death by dangerous driving of two other teenagers in a road traffic collision on the A264 Five Oaks Road, near Fulfords Hill, Slinfold, on 5 July 2013. But he was convicted of dangerous driving, ordered to pay fines and costs of £250, banned from driving for 12 months and told he must take an extended driving test before regaining his licence.
William Richardson, 18, of Hayes Lane, Slinfold, was killed when the Peugeot 306 he was driving left the road and struck a tree. Passenger Asa Caudill, 19, of Arun Road, Billingshurst, suffered serious injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital, London, for specialist treatment, but died early the next day. Another passenger in the Peugeot, an 18-year-old man, suffered wrist and shoulder injuries for which he was detained in hospital overnight, and a third passenger, a 17-year-old girl, suffered slight injuries.
The court heard the Peugeot was travelling at nearly 70mph while negotiating a bend in a 40mph zone. Earlier the car had left the Billingshurst area together with an Opel Astra being driven by Hewson. Both cars had been travelling at speed, up the A29 and then down the A264 towards Slinfold. Witness testimony highlighted excessive speed and dangerous overtaking manoeuvres, two of which almost resulted in head-on collisions. The prosecution contended that it was a case of two cars racing on public roads.
Speaking after the hearing, Sergeant Alan Spicer, of Sussex's road policing unit, said: "There are absolutely no winners in this case. A community has been devastated by the deaths of two popular young men who had their lives ahead of them, and I doubt their families will ever come to terms with their loss."
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42792 / 2013
Concern for missing woman
Police are seeking 29-year old Krystle Purmessur from Cross Road, Rustington who has not been seen for two months. She has not been in contact with any of her family and there are concerns for her welfare as she suffers from mild learning difficulties. She is of Mauritian origin, medium build, shoulder length dark brown hair, wears glasses and 5'2" tall. Detective Constable Laura Sinden said: "There is no reason to believe there is anything suspicious about Krystle's disappearance. She has left home once before but returned within a day or so but with every day that passes concern must grow for her safety. If you have seen her, or know where she might be, please call us on 101 quoting serial 560 of 28/6."

 
F&RS Call Ref: 4188
Time: 01:36-02:54
Location: PLAYING FIELD OFF GASSON WOOD ROAD, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
moped in middle of playing field destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4198
Time: 10:20-11:18
Location: STEYNING BOWL OFF BOSTAL ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
car in field destroyed by fire - 20m x 10m of grass land also damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs 1 foam HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Steyning, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4201
Time: 11:22-12:06
Location: FOREST BETWEEN PARISH LANE AND M23, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
fire in forest extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4207
Time: 13:24-14:05
Location: A29 NORTH HEATH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Billingshurst
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42794 / 2013
Time: 3pm
Location: London Road, Balcombe B2036
Incident: Cyclist seriously injured in collision
Emergency services have been called to London Road, Balcombe today following a collision between a cyclist and a grey VW Golf.
Officers arrived at the scene of the collision near the Cowdray Arms pub at around 3pm.
The cyclist, a 39-year-old Haywards Heath man, has been taken by ambulance to St Georges Hospital in London with serious head injuries. A 55-year-old woman from Lewes who was driving the Golf was uninjured. The road remains closed both ways while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work is underway and drivers are advised to use an alternative route.
If you witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to officers please call 101 quoting serial 929 of 6/7
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4214
Time: 15:50-16:13
Location: FIELD OFF A272 MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
approx 0.5 acre of cut grass caused by hay cutter striking a field flint- 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4221
Time: 17:38-18:28
Location: A272 STEDHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male adult given 1st aid by WSF&RS - man and 2 female adults taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4222
Time: 17:42-18:18
Location: CREASEYS DRIVE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with lamp post - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 18:04
Incident: ILB Launched to Rescue 2 trapped boys
Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat 'Betty and Thomas Moore' launched at 18:04 at the request of Solent Coastguard to rescue two people cut off by the rising tide on the shingle island Kirkarrow on the west side of Selsey Bill.
When the ILB rounded the bill the two people were spotted by the lifeboat crew. The casualties were two teenage boys who were struggling to stay on their feet in the flooding tide. The lifeboat crew quickly took them aboard the lifeboat and started heading back to the shore. On route back to shore the lifeboat crew arranged to meet with the Selsey Coastguard Rescue team at Hillfield Road beach, and handed the two boys safely over to them. - Full report
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4224
Time: 18:06-18:36
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - HIGH STREET, TARRING
Incident: FIRE
kitchen fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2BA, 2Co2 extinguishers - smoke ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrL x2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4230
Time: 18:39-19:05
Location: ROADWAY BETWEEN BYPASS AND FINDON ROUNDABOUT, LONG FURLONG
Incident: FIRE
several seats of fire on roadside verge covering approx 25m - 1HR and back pack sprayer used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4351
Time: 21:20-21:31
Location: PLAY PARK BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in park extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4256
Time: 22:114-22:41
Location: ROOF OF BANK - EAST STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
seagull released from netting by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42798 / 2013
Concern grows for missing man
Police are becoming ever more concerned for the welfare of 68-year-old Christopher Fruin, who went missing from the Royal Sussex Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton on Friday 5 July.
Inspector Richard Delacour said: "Mr Fruin left the hospital at around 6.20pm but has not returned home. He is vulnerable as he suffers from dementia and mental health issues. If you see him or think you may have spotted him over the last 48 hours then please call 101 quoting serial 1321 of 5/7. We need to find him and get him the support and care that he needs."
Christopher is described as white, 5' 11" of slim build with short grey straight hair, clean shaven, tanned complexion and wears glasses. He last seen wearing a grey v-neck jumper, blue checked shirt, cream trousers with a hole in the knee and black lace up shoes.
FOUND    
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POLICE UPDATE
time: 7 July 2013
Incident: Missing Person Update - Christopher Fruin
Missing Christopher Fruin has been found safe and well and Sussex Police thank the media and public for their help.
 

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SUNDAY 7 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4268
Time: 00:38-01:03
Location: HOLIDAY VILLAGE - CHURCH LANE, PAGHAM
Incident: FIRE
bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using drag rakes and 1HR - WrL Bognor
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42087 / 2013
Time: 3.45am.
Location: Crawley
Incident: Appeal for witnesses after two stabbed in fight
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed during a fight at a party in Crawley.
An 18-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his stomach while a man aged 20 was stabbed in the leg at the party which was near the Crawley Lawn Tennis Club in Hazelwick Avenue at 3.45am. The two injured men were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for surgery where they remain in a serious but stable condition.
Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore said: "We are appealing for witnesses after a party spilled out into the street and a fight broke out. This resulted in two men receiving stab wounds requiring hospital treatment."
Anyone with information should ring Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0397 of 7/7.
POLICE UPDATE
9 July 2013
Police have arrested a man for GBH
Police have arrested a man for grievous bodily harm after two men were stabbed during a fight in Crawley on Sunday 7 July. The 40-year-old man from Solihull was arrested on Tuesday 9 July in the West Midlands and will be brought to Sussex for questioning.
POLICE UPDATE
11 July 2013
Midlands man charged for Crawley stabbing
Thomas Mahasoh, 40, a waiter from Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, will appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 11 July, charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
POLICE UPDATE
9 January 2014
11 years sentence for Crawley stabbing
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F&RS Call Ref: 4272
Time: 07:03-08:18
Location: JUNCTION OF HOLMSTEAD HILL AND SLOUGH GREEN LANE, CUCKFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment under supervision of SECAM Doctor and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4279
Time: 12:32-13:06
Location: STANTON DRIVE, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with road sign, lamp post, car and porch of house - no persons trapped - elderly female driver given 1st aid by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4282
Time: 14:16-16:28
Location: CAR PARK TO FLATS - GILLIGAN CLOSE, HORSHAM
Incident: Making Safe
large branch of tree fallen on to car - branch removed and area made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4288
Time: 15:29-15:48
Location: FARMLAND OFF IFIELD AVENUE, IFIELD
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire 4mx4m extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR- WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4296
Time: 18:18-19:42
Location: FLAT - SIENA DRIVE, POUND HILL
Incident: FIRE
in bedroom of 2nd floor flat - 6BA, 5HRs and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - 10% of flat damaged by fire, 50% by smoke - 3 persons with smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental
WrLx3 Crawley, WrL Reigate, CU Haywards Heath, Red Cross Support Unit
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4300
Time: 19:14-19:48
Location: WEST BEACH, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 20 sq.m of sand dunes on fire - 1HR and beaters used by WSF&RS - suspected deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Littlehampton, L4T Bognor
 

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MONDAY 8 JULY 2013


SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 14:53
Incident: Dinghy Adrift off Bognor Regis Pier
Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat ILB was launched at 14:53 at the request of Solent Coastguard to rescue two persons reported in a blue rubber dinghy adrift off Bognor Regis pier.
At the casualty only one person was found, and, at 15:20, was landed on the beach and handed over to local Coastguard at 15:25.
Full report
 

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TUESDAY 9 JULY 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42830 / 2013
Incident: Bognor police officer in court on data charges
A police officer appeared at Worthing Magistrates Court charged with six counts of knowingly or recklessly obtaining personal data at Bognor Regis police station.
Thomas Grant, 24, a police constable based at Bognor Regis is alleged to have committed the offences between May 1 and September 24 contravening Sections 55[3] and 60[2] of the Data Protection Act 1998. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on October 4.
He is currently suspended from his role and is the subject of an internal disciplinary investigation.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4428
Time: 15:51-16:52
Location: WATER LANE, STORRINGTON
Incident: RTC
involving van overturned - male driver given 1st aid by WSF&RS and assessed by ambulance paramedics and HEMS Doctor before being extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Storrington, WrL Steyning, HRT Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4439
Time: 19:39-20:29
Location: ELECTRICAL SUB STATION - STONEFIELD CLOSE, SOUTHGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical substation following explosion -1 dry powder extinguisher used - oil leaking - cordons set up by WSF&RS - incident handed over to electrical company - WrLX2 Crawley
 

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WEDNESDAY 10 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4457
Time: 11:09-12:02
Location: JUNCTION OF LEWES ROAD AND EASTERN ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 person released before arrival of WSF&RS and assessed by ambulance paramedics - 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: 4466
Time: 12:12-12:27
Location: LONDON ROAD, CUCKFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 of the car's in collision with garden wall of house - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4468
Time: 12:59-13:22
Location: HOUSE - GREENHURST LANE, THAKEHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen cooker - 1Co2 extinguisher used and cooker removed by WSF&RS - kitchen 5% fire damaged, 75% smoke damaged- electrics isolated by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Storrington, WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4485
Time: 19:44-19:52
Location: SEA FRONT OFF WITHDEAN AVENUE, JUNCTION MARINE DRIVE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
large bin on fire - fire caused by discarded hot ashes - 1HR used by WSF&RS- WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4487
Time: 20:10-20:22
Location: BEACH OFF PETWORTH AVENUE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
bin on fire - fire caused by discarded hot ashes - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42821 / 2013
Have you seen Scott?
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Bognor man, Scott Wilson.
Scott who is 19-years-old has been missing from a care home in The Steyne, Bognor since Thursday 4 July.
PC Steph MacDonald-Smith from Arun Neighbourhood Response Team said: "Scott is vulnerable due to learning difficulties and is noise sensitive and can become anxious, angry or upset around loud noises. "If you see Scott or know his whereabouts then please call 101 quoting serial 1760 of 4/7, we need to find Scott so he can get the care and support that he needs."
 
POLICE UPDATE
Missing Scott Wilson has been found safe and well in Crawley.
FOUND

 

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THURSDAY 11 JULY 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42843 / 2013
Time: 4am
Incident: Police search for mystery woman along the A27
Police are concerned for the welfare of a mystery woman seen semi-naked by a busy Sussex trunk road.
At about 4am, two drivers saw a woman described as in a her early twenties and with dark hair, wandering either naked or semi-naked, by the verge of the eastbound A27 north of Hove between the Hangleton Link Road and Devils Dyke junctions. Police have been searching the area since then, and an additional search teams and a police helicopter are joining the search this morning.
Inspector David Robinson said: "We do not know how or why she came to be there, and there is no evidence of any collision along that stretch. But naturally we are very concerned for her welfare and safety. The road runs through a wide expanse of downland so that is being searched too."
If you also saw her, or know who she might be, or if you are that woman, please call Police right away on 101 quoting serial 0148 of 11/7.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4503
Time: 08:07-08:24
Location: LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - no persons trapped - police required for traffic control -female driver of car treated for shock by ambulance paramedics - motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4508
Time: 08:48-09:04
Location: HOP OAST ROUNDABOUT A24, SOUTHWATER
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4518
Time: 13:30-13:59
Location: DELL QUAY ROAD JUNCTION BIRDHAM ROAD, DELL QUAY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - female driver extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4522
Time: 15:26-16:06
Location: CHICHESTER ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 elderly man and 1 elderly woman given treatment at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Selsey
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4526
Time: 17:25-18:36
Location: RIVER OFF DANWORTH LANE, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cow in river 3 foot deep and with steep banks - cow led from river by TRU officers using dry suits and lines - cow returned to farmer and herd- TRU Officersx5
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4539
Time: 18:13-18:30
Location: NATTS LANE, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
rubbish alight - fire extinguished by WSF&RS- deliberate ignition - WrL Billingshurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4536
Time: 18:55 - 19:11
Location: WESTGATE, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with road sign - 2 male adults released unhurt before arrival of WSF&RS - scene made safe - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4541
Time: 19:02- 19:29
Location: CISSBURY ROAD JUNCTION OF A27 WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4546
Time: 19:50-20:26
Location: OLD AIRFIELD OFF TANGMERE ROAD, TANGMERE
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4553
Time: 22:09-23:05
Location: TILGATE PARK OFF TITMUS DRIVE, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR and back pack sprayers - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4555
Time: 23:47- 23:59
Location: BEACH NEAR PIER - OFF THE ESPLANADE BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire on beach smothered by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 

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FRIDAY 12 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4558
Time: 06:50-07:21
Location: CAR PARK ELMER ROAD, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: FIRE
2 recycling bins alight - 2Hrs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4569
Time: 13:33- 13:47
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - FUNTINGTON ROAD, EAST ASHLING
Incident: FIRE
1Hr by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42868 / 2013
Time: 3.40pm
Location: Park Road, Bognor
Incident: Police investigate unexplained Bognor deaths
Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of a man and a woman who were found in a flat in Park Road, Bognor.
Emergency services were called at 3.40pm and discovered the body of a 51-year-old man and a woman aged 30. Their deaths are currently being treated as unexplained but are not being treated as suspicious.
Detective Inspector Rob Walker said: "Despite some media reports, we have not found any evidence of the drug crystal meth and no evidence any drug was being produced. This speculation has caused distress to the families of the deceased. We are continuing to work with the coroner's officers to establish a cause of death. Due to a concern that there could be a presence of a chemical related to one or both of the bodies and to ensure a safe working environment a hazardous response team from the ambulance service attended the scene on Friday night as part of the investigation. This is normal procedure to ensure the safety of the public and emergency staff working inside the premises. The property was rechecked and there was no evidence of a noxious substance or pollution within the environment of the flat. No one was evacuated from the surrounding flats."
 

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SATURDAY 13 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4603
Time: 09:16-09:31
Location: LONDON ROAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car into hedgerow - BT pole destroyed and resting on car - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4620
Time: 13:00-13:08
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - KING GEORGE GARDENS, CHICHESTER
Incident: RESCUE
Person trapped - car in driveway rolled on to elderly female adult - car removed by WSF&RS - woman given treatment by ambulance paramedic - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4624
Time: 13:29-14:01
Location: CAPEL LANE, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large bonfire in rear garden damped down by WSF&RS using 1HR to bring it back under control - advice given
WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report
Time: 2.pm
Location: A24
Incident: Fatal Collision, A24, Horsham
There has been a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a car that occurred about 2 pm today on the southbound carriageway of the A24 near Horsham. The road is closed between the Hop Oast and Southwater roundabouts.
The road will remain closed for several hours whilst Sussex Police undertake a forensic examination of the scene. Traffic is being diverted via Southwater village. Sussex Police would like to thank motorists and residents for their patience whilst this work is undertaken.
Any witnesses to this collision are asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Plumstead.
UPDATE - the A24 was reopened in both directions at 5.15pm
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4632
Time: 14:55-15:55
Location: NEAR LAKE OFF OLD HOLLOW LANE, COPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE
fire in undergrowth - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4659
Time: 16:56-17:24
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - ABERGAVENNY GARDENS, COPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE
fire in shed caused by overheated lithium batteries - 20% of shed damaged by fire - 2HRS 2BA by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4675
Time: 19:40-19:56
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - GREENLAND CLOSE, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
panel fence destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - fire caused by gas fuelled barbeque - gas cylinder isolated and cooled - accidental
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4679
Time: 20:19-20:45
Location: RIVER EMBANKMENT OFF FITZALAN ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: RESCUE
female adult assisted from steep river embankment by WSF&RS using lines - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4689
Time: 22:18- 22:36
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - BUCKMANS ROAD, WEST GREEN
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - bonfire in rear garden extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 14 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4696
Time: 04:02-04:32
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - GODDARD CLOSE, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: FIRE
fire in flat caused by burnt cooking - 2 persons escorted from flat by WSF&RS - 2BA, 2HRs and 1 ladder used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4697
Time: 04:35-04:54
Location: MILL ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
small fire in post box 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4705
Time: 10:56-11:35
Location: FIELD OFF THE HAVEN BETWWEN RUDGEWICK AND HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large bonfire in field extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Billingshurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4710
Time: 13:00-13:28
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - ASHDOWN CLOSE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
barbeque cylinder on fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cylinder cooled using 1HR and checked using thermal imaging camera
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4712
Time: 14:11-14:28
Location: PEDESTRIAN WALK WAY - CATHEDRAL WAY, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4729
Time: 16:18-16:46
Location: HOUSE - WESTWAY, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen involving small calor gas cylinder - 2BA, 1HR and salvage carried out by WSF&RS - cylinder cooled and removed - accidental
WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4733
Time: 17:12 - 17:39
Location: WOODS OFF MOOR PARK CRESCENT, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in woods extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4737
Time: 19:31-19:47
Location: PARK - UPPER SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in tree caused by barbeque - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4767
Time: 23:56-02:29
Location: MAIL SORTING CENTRE - JAMES WATT WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small amount of smoke coming from 1st floor plant room - inspection made by WSF&RS - overheated generator powered by propane gas and diesel - small amount of diesel leaking on to hot manifold - 2BA, 1 dry powder extinguisher and 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - generator isolated by engineer and incident handed over to site manager - accidental
WrLx3 Crawley
 

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MONDAY 15 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4769
Time: 00:28- 23:58
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - NORTH STREET, WICK
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended fire in rear garden extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4770
Time: 00:08-00:17
Location: OLD AIRFIELD OFF TANGMERE ROAD, TANGMERE
Incident: FIRE
deliberate rubbish fire extinguished by WDF&RS using 1HR - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4786
Time: 02:24-02:46
Location: ROAD WORKS ON ROUNDABOUT - A264 BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
dumper truck 10% damaged by fire- 3 tonne digger 30% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4788
Time: 03:41-04:17
Location: NURSING HOME - SILVERDALE ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - alarm affected by internal flooding - water isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42873 / 2013
Time: 8am
Location: Palmers Field Avenue, Chichester
Incident: Three arrested and 4th suspect hunted after robbery in Chichester
Three people are being questioned by police and a fourth is being hunted after a man was robbed in Chichester.
Police were called shortly before 8am after the 49-year-old victim was attacked by three masked men as he walked to his car in Palmers Field Avenue. The thieves grabbed the man's laptop and a quantity of cash and escaped in a red Citroen Picasso being driven by a woman. The victim suffered a cut hand but was otherwise unhurt.
Officers followed the gang using cars and a helicopter along the A27 and onto the A280 Longfurlong at Patching. The offenders stopped their car and fled on foot near Clapham. A 28-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, all from Oldham, Greater Manchester, were arrested on suspicion of robbery after a search was launched using patrols, the helicopter and dog teams. The Picasso was seized and taken away to be examined. Officers are still searching for a fourth suspect who is thin, 20 to 25 with short mousey hair. He was wearing jogging bottoms with a white stripe on them and a dark t-shirt.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 0229 of 15 July or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4808
Time: 12:32-12:40
Location: REAR GARDEN - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4816
Time: 14:22-15:40
Location: OFF CONEYHURST ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4841
Time: 23:10-23:32
Location: THE BROADWAY, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
small van severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 1HR by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Chichester
 

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TUESDAY 16 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4855
Time: 08:11-09:28
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - SPEAR HILL, ASHINGTON
Incident: FIRE
garage 30m x 10m well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - garage, car and camper van destroyed by fire - house 5% heat damage - 4HR, 1 foam HR used by WSF&RS - area damped down and turned over - cause of fire under investigation
WrL Storrington, WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Partridge Green, CU Bognor, FIO
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42903 / 2013
£180,000 of cannabis found in Crawley home
This is part of the haul of up to £180,000 of cannabis that was seized by police during a raid on a home in Crawley. Officers recovered sealed bags of the drugs... read report

 
F&RS Call Ref: 4865
Time: 11:53-12:25
Location: CAMP SITE OFF DIAL GREEN LANE, LURGASHALL
Incident: FIRE
several camp fires burning into ground - grass extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Midhurst
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4868
Time: 12:07-12:56
Location: HORNSHILL LANE, TISMANS COMMON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Cranleigh
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4872
Time: 13:10-15:24
Location: CAR PARK - WEST BEACH ROPE WALK, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
area of grassland 40mx10m and 3 cars damaged by fire - 2BA, 5HRs, 1 dry powder extinguisher and beaters used by WSF&RS
WrL Littlehampton, L4T Bognor, L4T Chichester, WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4894
Time: 13:20-13:55
Location: REAR GARDENS OF HOUSES - ADUR AVENUE, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
3 sheds in adjacent rear gardens severely damaged by fire - fencing and pagoda in 4th garden also damaged by fire - 4BA, 3HRS by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4903
Time: 14:13- 15:14
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - EASEBOURNE STREET, EASEBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
smoke alarm sounding - on arrival house heavily smoke logged - 25% of kitchen severely damaged by fire - 4BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haslemere
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4904
Time: 14:22-14:35
Location: CAR PARK - SOUTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
undergrowth alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4905
Time: 14:29-14:51
Location: TITNORE LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire on road side verge 1mx5m - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4906
Time: 14:56-15:11
Location: NEAR MULTI STOREY CAR PARK - AVENUE DE CHARTRES, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4907
Time: 16:01-16:22
Location: SHOREHAM BY PASS, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire on gear box of 7.5 skip lorry caused by build up of rubbish - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4915
Time: 17:23-18:14
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - CHURCH PLACE, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
garden shed 2mx4m, chicken coop 1mx2m [no chickens] and 4m of fence destroyed by fire - 2HRS, 1 thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4924
Time: 21:15-21:29
Location: CAR PARK - GORDON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
car on fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4927
Time: 22:31-22:54
Location: WOODS OFF HILL BARN LANE BROADWATER WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving rubbish in woods - fire located and extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 back pack water sprayer - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4929
Time: 23:17-23:28
Location: NEXT TO PUB - SOMPTING ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Lancing
 

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WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4935
Time: 06:26-06:55
Location: BUILDING SITE OFF A264 BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire - access gained through security fence - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4936
Time: 06:48-07:02
Location: FOOTPATH OFF OLD MILL DRIVE, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Storrington
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4955
Time: 12:30-12:55
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE - ASHDOWN ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen microwave - 2BA, 1HR and 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4960
Time: 13:28-13:56
Location: WOODLAND OFF MALTHOUSE LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
approx 20m x 40m of grassland destroyed by fire - 1HR, 2 beaters and back pack sprayer used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4967
Time: 17:26-17:53
Location: WASTELAND NEXT TO BLACKBOY LANE, FISHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42911 / 2013
Police crack key part of drug network
Police believe they have uncovered a key part of a major drugs network in a raid in Crawley. Officers discovered a sophisticated system set up to steal electricity..
read report

 
F&RS Call Ref: 4978
Time: 21:10- 21:31
Location: TILGATE FOREST OFF ROSAMUND ROAD, FURNACE GREEN
Incident: FIRE
tree on fire in woods - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack sprayer - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4982
Time: 21:35-21:52
Location: FREEKS LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
garden rubbish alight on road - 1HR, drag rake and beaters used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 4988
Time: 23:34-23:58
Location: PORTACABIN IN HOSPITAL CAR PARK - LYNDHURST ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
portacabin 2m x 6m 10% damaged by fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - cause of fire under investigation - WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 18 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 4990
Time: 00:12-00:33
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - LONGFELLOW ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
car and adjacent telegraph pole damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5012
Time: 02:59- 03:44
Location: REAR GARDEN - GORDON ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
2 sheds well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 2HRS by F&RS - surrounding area damped down - accidental - WrL Emsworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5022
Time: 05:51-07:27
Location: HOLTYE ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and both he and a second man were assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Horley, HRT Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: PR42913 / 2013
Time: 5.50am
Location: Holtye Road, East Grinstead
Incident: Two seriously injured in East Grinstead crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were seriously injured in an early morning road crash in Holtye Road, East Grinstead.
The collision happened at 5.50am when a Volkwagen Golf being driven westbound by a 22-year-old man from Hailsham was in collision with a Mercedes travelling in the opposite direction. The Golf driver was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries and the Mercedes driver, a 53-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells, went to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, also with serious injuries.
Police are anxious to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash and would ask them to call police as soon as possible on 101, quoting serial 0205 of 18/07.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5032
Time: 11:04-11:26
Location: PELHAM ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - man given 1st aid and released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - once released man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5038
Time: 11:38-11:52
Location: A27 CENTRAL RESERVATION NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Havant, WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5102
Time: 12:08-13:08
Location: PATHWAY REAR OF MULTI STOREY CAR PARK - VIA RAVENNA, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
grass fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5105
Time: 14:12-14:19
Location: FRISTON WALK, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
at base of tree caused by discarded smoking materials - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 2.55pm
Incident: Lifeboat launched to find swimmwer
Selsey RNLI inshore lifeboat ILB 'Betty and Thomas Moore' was launched at 14:55 at the request of Solent Coastguard to assist a swimmer after the man's wife reported losing sight of him swimming approximately half a mile offshore from Pagham Yacht Club.
full report
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5107
Time: 15:38-15:49
Location: JUNCTION OF CRAWLEY ROAD AND CHURCH ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5114
Time: 18:15-18:49
Location: WOODED AREA OPPOSITE HOUSES - CATTSWOOD LANE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire in wooded area extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack sprayer and 1HR - WrL Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5122
Time: 20:14-21:10
Location: GREENWAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
approx 4m of conifer trees 5m high well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - surrounding area damped down - accidental - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42924 / 2013
Time: 8.25pm
Location: High Street and Gloucester Road, Bognor
Incident: Two men in custody after hit and run in Bognor
A teenager suffered serious leg injuries in a hit and run collision In Bognor Regis on Thursday evening.
It was about 8.25pm when a maroon BMW 3 series saloon left the road and collided with the 17-year-old man at the junction of the High Street and Gloucester Road. The pedestrian, a man from Shoreham, is being treated at Southampton hospital. The driver of the BMW left the scene. Two men have subsequently been arrested for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and are currently in police custody.
Sgt Stewart Goodwin, Roads Policing Unit, said: "We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the crash or the BMW car just before the collision to call 101 quoting Op Begin. We are also keen to trace the rider of a yellow sports motorcycle seen in the area at the time of the crash.". The road was closed for two hours whilst police investigated the crash.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5130
Time: 22:11-22:24
Location: PARK OFF PERRYMOUNT ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
rubbish fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Haywards Heath
 

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FRIDAY 19 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5137
Time: 06:40-07:27
Location: FARM LAND - CHESWORTH LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
undergrowth fire adjacent to large tree - back pack sprayer by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5138
Time: 07:51-08:01
Location: NEXT TO BUS STOP - HYDE DRIVE, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42930 / 2013
Incident: Two further people charged in relation to the murder of Michael Griffiths
Two further people have been arrested and charged in relation with the murder of Michael Griffiths at his home in Fernhurst.
John Bartholomew, 71, of Cross Street, Portsmouth, was due to appear at Crawley Magistrates on 19 July charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit a burglary, including at Michael Griffiths' home in Old Glebe.
Zack Cowdrey, 23, of Meadway, Staines in Surrey, was arrested on 9 July and charged on 10 July with three offences- the murder of Michael Griffiths, conspiracy to burgle at Old Glebe and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 15 July and was remanded in custody to re appear at Lewes Crown Court with the other defendants charged in relation to the murder of Michael Griffiths on 23 September. Cowdrey was the seventh person to be charged in relation to this investigation.
Michael Griffiths, 59, was found dead following a fire at his Fernhurst home.
All reports
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5156
Time: 12:30-13:11
Location: VOWELS LANE, WEST HOATHLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 2 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5159
Time: 12:50-16:46
Location: BARN OFF CHURCH LANE, EASTERGATE
Incident: FIRE
barn 20mx100m well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - approx 10 tonnes of straw allowed to burn out under control - covering HRs used to protect remainder of barn which contained 5 tonnes of fertiliser and 1 piece of farm machinery - 2BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - farmer's agricultural digger used to assist in reducing fire - accidental
WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrC Littlehampton, WrL Littlehampton, CU Bognor, WrL Bognor, WrL Arundel
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5175
Time: 14:44-15:02
Location: A27 ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
grass on central reservation alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5204
Time: 15:14-15:25
Location: ALLOTMENTS OFF ST JAMES ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
area of allotment ground on fire - 1HR by F&RS - WrL Havant
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5216
Time: 18:57-19:19
Location: A264 FAYGATE
Incident: FIRE
approx 20m of grass on central reservation alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5254
Time: 21:04-21:22
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - B2115 WHITEMANS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
burning rubbish extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 

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SATURDAY 20 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5277
Time: 08:20-09:07
Location: HOP OAST ROUNDABOUT A24 SOUTHWATER
Incident: RTC
involving motorbike in collision with road sign - male rider treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref:
Time: 12:45
Location: FOREST OFF PARISH LANE, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
bin well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 1 back pack water sprayer and buckets of water used - fire caused by discarded smoking materials
WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5296
Time: 12:43-13:13
Location: B2141 SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC
involving large beech tree fallen on to the road and crushed one parked car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrL Petersfield
 
SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 13:55
Incident: lifeboat launched to yacht in trouble south of Littlehampton
The Shoreham all weather lifeboat was launched to a yacht in trouble eight miles south of Littlehampton. The lifeboat was called to the 13m yacht, which had a fishing line wrapped around her propeller. The inflatable Y boat was launched from the lifeboat and the crew pulled up the line and cut it away from the propeller. The yacht, with two people on board, began drifting but a tow was set up and the lifeboat crew began the two-and-a-half hour journey back to Shoreham Harbour. The vessel, which had been on travelling from Chichester to Eastbourne, was taken through the locks where she was left on a berth.
full report
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5308
Time: 16:51-17:31
Location: PARK - PEASE POTTAGE HILL, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bushes on fire in middle of park - 1 backpack sprayer used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 18:40
Incident: Lifeboat launched to missing jet skier
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was launched to a jet skier who had come off his jet ski close to the eastern arm of Shoreham Harbour. The crew found his jet ski but could not find him. They started a search and two people on the beach pointed towards some rocks. He was found on the rocks with another man who had swum out to rescue him. The jet skier was taken back to Sussex Marine Water Sports off Kingston Beach with his jet ski by the lifeboat and the swimmer swam back to shore.
full report
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5310
Time: 18:55-19:07
Location: UNDERPASS - CREASEYS DRIVE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
mattress on fire in underpass - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5318
Time: 21:37-22:26
Location: A286 JUNCTION WITH B2201 BIRDHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS -incident left with police
WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5320
Time: 21:47-22:21
Location: WOODS OFF WORTH WAY, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: FIRE
fire in woods extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack sprayers - deliberate ignition - WrL Turners Hill
 

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SUNDAY 21 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5326
Time: 04:33-05:43
Location: COMPANY BUILDING - PARSONAGE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in dust extraction ventilation unit in wash room of ground floor disused laboratory - 2BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS -PPV fan used for ventilation - damaged areas cut away - accidental
WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5330
Time: 07:08- 07:31
Location: CARE HOME - WINCHESTER ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Flooding
water from boiler - water supply to ruptured extension tank isolated by WSF&RS - electrics isolated - incident left with care home manager
WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5333
Time: 08:50-10:24
Location: SCRUBLAND ON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE CRAWLEY ROAD, FAYGATE
Incident: FIRE
approx 60 square metres of scrubland well alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5341
Time: 11:40-12:08
Location: CUCKFIELD ROAD, ANSTY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5354
Time: 13:45-14:11
Location: RAILWAY EMBANKMENT OFF KEYSFORD LANE, HORSTED KEYNES
Incident: FIRE
fire on railway embankment extinguished by WSF&RS using knapsack sprayer and buckets of water - accidental - incident handed over to railway incident officer - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5355
Time: 14:20-16:12
Location: RAILWAY EMBANKMENT OFF HAZELDINE PLACE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
on railway embankment - 3 beaters, 2 knapsack sprayers, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - incident handed over to railway incident officer - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5361
Time: 15:38-15:50
Location: ALLEYWAY BETWEEN BERRYDALE DRIVE AND BUSTICLE LANE, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
fence and hedge alight - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
HAYLING ISLAND LIFEBOAT
Incident: Indian Tourists airlifted from West Wittering beach.
As the tide came in at W Wittering amongst the many swimmers cooling off in the water, were a number of Indian Tourists and some were caught up in the current sweeping round into Chichester Harbour. The Coastguard put out an all vessels help call and paged the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station to launch both lifeboats immediately and go to the many potential casualties...Two men were airlifted to QA Hospital unconscious. A third casualty although conscious was taken by road ambulance to St Richards Hospital
full report
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5363
Time: 16:27-16:44
Location: PARK OFF WOODPECKER WAY, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
area of grass on fire in play area - buckets of water used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref:
Time: 17:25-18:19
Location: COUNTRY PARK OFF A2220 BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
approx 50 square metres of parkland on fire - 2 backpack sprayers, 2 beaters and shovel used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5368
Time: 17:33-17:50
Location: ALLEYWAY BETWEEN HOUSES, BERRIEDALE DRIVE, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
fencing alight - 1HR by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5378
Time: 19:43-19:59
Location: TOWN MEMORIAL GARDENS, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin well alight - bin extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5381
Time: 20:54-21:12
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - KENNEDY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
caused by portable barbeque in lean to - lean to and fence panel destroyed by fire -accidental - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5387
Time: 23:57- 01:01
Location: A286 NORTH OF FERNHURST
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped or injured - scene made safe by WSF&RS - spillage sanded - incident left with police
WrL Midhurst
 

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MONDAY 22 JULY 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42944 / 2013
Time: 2am
Location: Bognor
Incident: Bognor girl in coma after taking ecstasy pill
A 17-year-old girl from Bognor was taken to St Richards Hospital in a critical condition after taking a pill similar to MDMA, an ecstasy pill.
Friends called for an ambulance just before 2am when the girl had a violent reaction to the pill. She has been placed in an induced coma while she recovers.
The name of the drug is unknown but police warn people to be cautious of what they take. This girls lips had turned blue and she was extremely ill when her friends called for help.
A 19-year-old man from Bognor Regis has been arrested on suspicion of supply.
 
F&RS Call Ref:
Time: 08:42-09:01
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - OATHALL ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire in hanging baskets - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42974 / 2013
Time: 10pm
Location: between Ifield Road & Furzefield in West Green, Crawley
Incident: Woman raped in alleyway in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked and raped in an alleyway in Crawley.
The 34-year-old was walking in the alley between Ifield Road and Furzefield in West Green when she was grabbed from behind by an Asian man. He tripped her, pinned her down and raped her shortly after 10pm. The attacker then ran off towards Furzefield.
He is described as slim and 5'6" to 5'8". He was wearing a black t-shirt and white footwear.
Officers are currently collecting CCTV footage recorded in the area and visiting homes and businesses nearby to try to find anyone who saw or heard anything at that time on Sunday or Monday. The victim walked from The Mardens, across Crawley Avenue and into Ifield Road before she was attacked.
Anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant they might think it is, should call 101 quoting serial 2095 of 23 July or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42935 / 2013
Police search for absconder from Ford Prison
Police are searching for 48-year old Derek Passmore, who absconded from Ford Prison on Saturday 22 June and has not been seen since.
He is described as 6'1", of stocky build, with brown hair and hazel eyes, he also had a goatee beard when last seen. He left prison to go on a Resettlement Day Release that morning and did not return in the evening.
He was serving a life sentence for the murder of a man in 1996.
Police state Passmore is not currently assessed as a direct physical threat to the public, hence his being in an open prison, but in view of the seriousness of his offence, and the fact that so far there has been no sighting of him, we seek public assistance in reporting any information that may help us to find him. The Metropolitan Police in particular are making active enquiries to find him.
Anyone who sees Passmore, or who knows where he may be, is asked not to approach him but to contact 101 quoting Sussex Police Serial 1532 of 22/6.
You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Derek Passmore
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50914 / 2015
Report received: 29 December 2015
Ford absconder Derek Passmore, recaptured
A man who absconded from Ford Prison more than two-and-a-half years ago found himself back behind bars for Christmas after he was arrested in Hove on Christmas Eve 2015.
Derek Passmore, now 50, was recaptured after failing to return to HMP Ford on 22 June, 2013 whilst released on temporary licence. He absconded after being sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an acquaintance in London in 1997.
PC Lewis Dines of the Chichester-based team leading the investigations on all absconders from HMP Ford said: "Passmore was released on a temporary licence from Ford prison and failed to return by the end of the allotted period. A significant amount of work involving teams in Sussex and colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service was undertaken, but he maintained a low profile and remained evasive. However, we recently received information about his whereabouts, which led to his successful and uneventful recapture in the Hove area on Thursday 24 December." [2015]
Passmore has been charged with escaping lawful custody and has been detained at HMP Lewes. He will serve the remainder of his original sentence and also be sentenced for failing to return to return to HMP Ford.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5393
Time: 09:02-09:33
Location: PRIMARY SCHOOL - BLACKBRIDGE LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
smoke coming from wall of building - small fire in cavity wall caused by abrasive building tools - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection of wall made using electric saw and thermal imaging camera - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5403
Time: 13:05-13:29
Location: DOWN BRIDLE PATH OFF SELSFIELD ROAD, ARDINGLY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - advice given -WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5412
Time: 15:23- 15:59
Location: OFF CUCKFIELD ROAD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: FIRE
in roof space of derelict barn 3m x 5m - 10% of roof damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5435
Time: 23:45 -00:58
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - BRIGHTON ROAD, LANCING
Incident: Flooding
water coming from unoccupied flat on upper floor and entering 2 flats on lower floor - entry made by WSF&RS to 1st and 2nd floor flats and water isolated - salvage undertaken - WrL Lancing
 

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TUESDAY 23 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5482
Time: 17:54-18:01
Location: HOUSE - KENILWORTH ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Assistance
- TV ariel hanging from roof - ariel removed by WSF&RS using small tools - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5486
Time: 19:31-19:41
Location: PARK - HOMEFIELD ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5489
Time: 20:07-20:25
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - NORTH STREET, PETWORTH
Incident: FIRE
6kg propane cylinder used to power barbeque on fire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Petworth
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5498
Time: 22:55-23:28
Location: BUILDING SITE - REED LANE, SAYERS COMMON
Incident: FIRE
building waste alight on scrubland - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Henfield
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5509
Time: 23:26-23:40
Location: NEAR POLO CENTRE - WALLAGE LANE, ROWFANT
Incident: FIRE
fire involving rubbish on road side - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Turners Hill
 

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WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR42972 / 2013
Time: 1am
Location: Horsham
Incident: Four arrested after street robbery
Police made four arrests minutes after a Horsham street robbery
At 1am police were called to Kings Road, Horsham, after a 21-year old local man had been pushed to the ground and had his wallet stolen by two men. As a result of information from witnesses and the use of ANPR [Automatic Numberplate Recognition] cameras, police stopped a car in Pease Pottage a short time later and arrested three boys from Crawley aged 16 and 17, and a man aged 20 from Portsmouth, on suspicion of robbery. The man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. They are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
The victim was treated at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill for a slight head injury. The wallet has not yet been recovered.
Anyone who was in the Kings Road area of Horsham early this morning and saw anything of what happened, is asked to call us on 101 quoting Serial 0067 of 24/7. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR42966 / 2013
RELEASED ON BEHALF OF HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY
Did you know pilot who crashed into the sea?

Hampshire Constabulary is leading enquiries into the disappearance of a pilot whose plane came down in the English Channel at the weekend.
Sascha Schornstein took off from Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire in a Cirrus SR22 aircraft at 10.48am on Sunday 21 July. The 36-year-old German national from London was the only occupant. Its destination was Le Touquet airport in France, but it did not arrive and at around 3.30pm we were notified that the wreckage had been discovered by French search and rescue teams.
Sergeant Andy Thomas said: "The Maritime and Coastguard Agency co-ordinated an extensive search for Mr Schornstein and, although a large amount of wreckage was found, no casualty was located and the decision was taken yesterday not to recommence. We are now conducting a missing person investigation and are working with international police as part of our enquiries. I'm keeping an open mind as to what has happened to Mr Schornstein. We're releasing a picture of him in case he has been spotted since, or if anyone else has important information that can assist us. We're also liaising with the Air Accident Investigation Branch, which has been looking into what caused the aircraft to come down, and a police family liaison officer is in contact with Mr Schornsteins wife to keep her updated."

Anyone with information about Mr Schornstein is asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or 0845 045 45 45 from outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Sascha Schornstein
Sascha Schornstein

 
F&RS Call Ref: 5524
Time: 10:37-10:48
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - COLLEGE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
in tree - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5534
Time: 11:52-12:41
Location: OFF SUMMERFIELD ROAD, WEST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire spreading to hedgerow - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2HRs - area turned over and damped down
WrL East Wittering
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5540
Time: 14:37-15:11
Location: RAILWAY EMBANKMENT - OFF TURNERS HILL ROAD, KINGSCOTE
Incident: FIRE
on railway embankment caused by sparks from vintage train - 200m of railway embankment extinguished by WSF&RS using 3HRS - accidental - WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5542
Time: 14:40-14:55
Location: A27 FISHBOURNE ROUNDABOUT, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
car off road and into hedge - no persons trapped or injured - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5548
Time: 16:07-16:48
Location: A24 NORTHBOUND, COPSALE
Incident: RTC FATAL
involving fire - car in collision with tree - sadly the female driver was confirmed deceased at the scene - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 5HRs, 4BA - incident left with police for investigation - WrLx2 Horsham
POLICE report - Ref: PR42976 / 2013
Time: 4.05pm
Location: A24, Southwater
Incident: Teenager tragically dies in A24 collison
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a collision on the A24 at Southwater.
Emergency services were called to reports of a car on fire on the verge of the northbound carriageway at 4.05pm, about a kilometre north of the Buck Barn crossroads. The driver, named as Lauren Jones, 19, of Quarry Road, Hurtmore, Godalming, was the only occupant of the silver Ford Focus. She sadly died at the scene. The road was closed for just over five hours.
Police need to establish what happened and want to speak with anybody who witnessed the collision.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact them on 101 quoting Operation Type.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5559
Time: 19:31-22:17
Location: HOUSE - FISH LANE, ALDWICK
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen extractor unit extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 Co2 extinguisher, 2HRs, 2 thermal imaging cameras - kitchen 20% damaged by fire and smoke - fire spread in kitchen ceiling affecting floorboards of upstairs bathroom - damaged area damped down and cut away - bathroom 10% damaged by fire and smoke - accidental - male occupier with minor burn given 1st aid by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5560
Time: 19:57- 2O:14
Location: PARK OFF TOWER ROAD WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in trees extinguished by WSF&RS using water back pack sprayer - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5568
Time: 22:21-22:39
Location: PARK - HOMEFIELD ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2 water back pack sprayers - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 25 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5583
Time: 08:49- 09:12
Location: OFF OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unsupervised bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Shoreham
 
POLICE report
Incident: A27 closed at Southwick tunnel
Drivers are being urged to avoid the A27 between Shoreham and Brighton after a serious accident near the Southwick Tunnel.
The dual carriageway has been closed after a lorry travelling eastbound hit a slow-moving people carrier, turned over and went through the central reservation. The westbound carriageway of the A27 has been blocked by the overturned lorry while debris caused by the collision and the striking of the central barriers has forced the closure of the eastbound side as well. Motorists are urged to find an alternative route as the road will be closed until at least 5pm and traffic is likely to be very heavy for a period afterwards. The A27 is closed between Hangleton and Homebush. It is believed that the dark coloured people carrier was travelling slowly, possibly with its hazard warning lights flashing, about half a mile east of the Southwick Tunnel when it was hit by a lorry shortly after 1pm.
The 49-year-old male driver of the people carrier suffered suspected leg and chest injuries and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment. A 79-year-old male passenger suffered serious head injuries and was flown to Southampton General Hospital.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw the people carrier travelling slowly or the lorry before the accident or who saw the collision happen. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 813 of 25 July
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR42990 / 2013
Incident: A27 collision
The 44-year-old lorry driver from Yorkshire was treated for minor injuries before being arrested for careless or dangerous driving.
He remains in custody this morning Friday, 26 July.
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR43035 / 2013
Incident: Man injured in A27 crash dies
A man who was passenger in a car involved in a collision on the A27 has died in hospital.
The 79-year old Hassocks man was the front seat passenger in a black Vauxhall Zafira which was in collision with a lorry on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 east of the Southwick tunnel shortly after 1pm on Thursday 25 July. He was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with head injuries, and his condition was initially assessed as serious but not life threatening. However his condition then worsened and sadly he died in hospital on Tuesday afternoon 30 July.
The 44-year-old driver of lorry, from Doncaster, was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for minor injuries and was then arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving. He was later released on bail until 16 September while police enquiries continue.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48030 / 2015
report dated- 15 January 2015
Lorry driver admits causing death of pensioner
A lorry driver has admitted causing the death of a pensioner after taking his eye off the road to get a bar of chocolate.
Ernest Humphrey, 79, of Mackie Avenue, Hassocks, died after the black Vauxhall Zafira he was travelling in was struck by the lorry of Andrew May on the A27 close to the Southwick Tunnel. May, of Truro Avenue, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving when he appeared at Chichester Crown Court. He was found not guilty of a separate charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
The 45-year-old was driving the eastbound carriageway of the A27 shortly after 1pm on 25 July 2013 when he looked away from the road to reach for a bar of chocolate. He looked up as his lorry struck the Vauxhall before crossing the central reservation and overturning, blocking the westbound carriageway. The eastbound carriageway also had to be closed while the injured men in the Vauxhall were rescued and the barrier was repaired.
The 49-year-old man driving the Vauxhall, from Hassocks, suffered head, leg and chest injuries and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment. Mr Humphrey, who was a passenger in the car and also from Hassocks, was flown to Southampton General Hospital but died of his injuries on 30 July.
He was released on bail to appear for sentencing on 20 February. He has been given an interim driving ban.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5588
Time: 10:14-11:09
Location: BIRDHAM ROAD, BIRDHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - male adult trapped - male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL East Wittering, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5591
Time: 11:14-12:27
Location: FARMLAND OFF NASH LANE, SCAYNES HILL
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cow in slurry pit - cow rescued by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment - TRU Officersx4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5606
Time: 15:22-15:30
Location: COLLEGE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5621
Time: 20:24-20:59
Location: SHOP WITH FLATS ABOVE - LONDON ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Flooding
- to shop - water supply isolated by WSF&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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FRIDAY 26 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5627
Time: 01:55-02:18
Location: REAR OF ALLOTMENTS - ORCHARD STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Bognor
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5631
Time: 08:24- 09:01
Location: GREENWOOD DRIVE, ANGMERING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - no persons trapped - 1 female adult assisted from car by ambulance paramedics and given medical treatment - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5647
Time: 13:36-14:30
Location: JUNCTION OF IMBERHORNE LANE, TURNERS HILL ROAD AND SAINT HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and lorry - road closed - lorry driver released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 male adult trapped in car - man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance -ambulance HART team, air ambulance and police in attendance - scene made safe
WrLx2 East Grinstead, WrL Turners Hill, HRT Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5660
Time: 18:36- 19:06
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - MILL ROAD, THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: RESCUE
man trapped in inspection pit in domestic garage by fallen wood on to leg - 1st aid given by WSF&RS - surrounding timber cleared - ambulance HART team in attendance - man released from inspection pit by joint working of WSF&RS and HART team using a stretcher - man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5667
Time: 21:34-21:48
Location: BEACH FRONT OFF BANJO ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded barbeque extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 

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SATURDAY 27 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5679
Time: 11:07-12:08
Location: BORDE HILL LANE, BALCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1st aid given to 1 adult female by WSF&RS before arrival of ambulance - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5685
Time: 12:42-13:04
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - NEW ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire affecting 6m of garden fencing and hedge - 1HR used by F&RS - accidental - WrL Havant
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5696
Time: 13:52-14:19
Location: WOODLAND OFF A264 CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
25 sq metres of woodland on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 2HRs - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5699
Time: 15:02-15:24
Location: RAILWAY EMBANKMENT REAR OF TURNERS HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
area of embankment on fire caused by vintage steam train - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43009 / 2013
Time: 4.30pm
Location: B2146 Hares Lane road, Funtington
Incident: Motorcyclist seriously injured at Funtington
A 22-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike left the road near Chichester.
The rider, from Swanley in Kent, suffered a suspected punctured lung, a fractured collarbone and bruising when he came off the orange Kawasaki ER6 on the B2146 Hares Lane road at Funtington around 4.30pm. He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where his injuries were said to be serious, but not life-threatening.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1244 of 27/07.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5703
Time: 16:40-18:18
Location: HARES LANE, FUNTINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorbike in collision with tree - male motorcyclist taken to hospital by air ambulance - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5711
Time: 18:42-19:02
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - A259 NORTH BERSTED, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen out on arrival - flat heavily smoke logged - PPV fan used for ventilation by WSF&RS - advice given - accidental - WrL Bognor
 

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SUNDAY 28 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5737
Time: 11:50-12:45
Location: RIVER ADUR NEAR YACHT CLUB, BRIGHTON ROAD, SHOREHAM Incident: Person Trapped - man fallen down embankment of river adur and trapped knee deep in mud at quay side - ambulance HART team in attendance - 70 year old man rescued by WSF&RS using HRT and basket stretcher - man taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Shoreham , HRT Worthing, TRU Officersx4
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5746
Time: 17:02- 17:26
Location: EASTERN ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car with electricity pole - male driver given 1st aid by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrL Haywards Heath
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5748
Time: 17:23-18:36
Location: A281 RUDGEWICK
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by air ambulance - 1 female adult sadly declared deceased at the scene - police and ambulance in attendance - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: RAL/01 / 2013
Time: 17:07
Location: A281 near Rudgwick
Incident: A281 FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC CRASH
At approximately 17:07hrs a collision occured on the A281 near Rudgwick involving a Blue Skoda and a Silver Honda. A 63 year old female passenger in the Skoda sadly died at the scene from her injuries.
The 23 year old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, another 66 year old male passenger received minor injuries.
The male driver and the female passenger in the Honda were also injured and required hospital treatment.The road remained closed for several hours whilst a forensic examination of the scene was undertake.
Sussex Police ask that any witnesses to the collision make contact quoting 101 Serial number 1130/28/7/2013 Op Donegal.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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MONDAY 29 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5763
Time: 05:16-05:39
Location: NEAR HOSPITAL - WEST GREEN DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
water from burst water main threatening building - inspection by WSF&RS - no water entering building - incident left with Police and Southern Water Company - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5778
Time: 14:10-14:49
Location: WOODLAND OFF FURZEFIELD ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
derelict shed and undergrowth on fire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - fire caused by out on control bonfire - WrL East Grinstead
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5783
Time: 16:21-16:43
Location: JUNCTION IFIELD AVENUE AND WARREN DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police and ambulance in attendance - WrL Crawley
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5785
Time: 16:35-16:53
Location: SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK - KINGSTON BROADWAY, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
car fire in car park - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5805
Time: 21:06-21:23
Location: FIELD OFF FREEKS LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
hay on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5808
Time: 21:19-22:15
Location: SINGLE STOREY WAREHOUSE - WATERSMEAD BUSINESS PARK, WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in warehouse 100m x 50m involving 400 volt electrical switch gear - thermal imaging camera and 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS and area cordoned off - area isolated by on site engineer - accidental - WrL East Preston
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43025 / 2013
Time: 11pm
Location: Lifeboat Inn, Selsey
Incident: Witnesses needed for Selsey rape
Police are appealing to anyone who saw an 18-year-old woman near to The Lifeboat Inn in Selsey between 9pm and 11pm after a woman reported she had been raped.
Detective Sergeant Russ Burgess said: "We are at very early stages of this investigation and are talking to the victim and witnesses to try and establish what happened. She has described the suspect as a white man in his 20s but no older than 27 with short dark hair. He was a muscular build and wearing a black top with a hood. We are asking anyone who saw a man matching that description in the area or a woman on the beach or near the pub to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1720 of 30/7."
POLICE UPDATE
 

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TUESDAY 30 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5826
Time: 12:34-12:56
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - BELSIZE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Burning - fire in kitchen of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated - accidental - WrL Worthing
 

 
SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 18:04
Incident: Lifeboat Launched
Launched at 11.30am to assist a disabled 28-foot motor boat, Sapphire Breeze, approximately half a mile southwest of Selsey. - Full report
Selsey lifeboat

 

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WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2013


F&RS Call Ref: 5846
Time: 00:57-01:15
Location: HOUSE - ST WILFREDS ROAD, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Burning - fire in dishwasher in kitchen- fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - dishwasher removed by WSF&RS and kitchen ventilated - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43034 / 2013
WANTED MAN - Simon Bracken
Sussex Police are looking for Simon Bracken, 46, in connection with an assault. Officers were called to an incident in which a woman received facial injuries. Read report

 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43044 / 2013
Time: 4.35pm
Location: Copthorne Way, Pound Hill, Crawley
Incident: Serious collision causing tailbacks
Emergency services, including the air ambulance and West Sussex Fire and Rescue, are currently attending a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Copthorne Way, Pound Hill, Crawley.
Reports of the collision came through at around 4.35pm. The extent of the pedestrians injuries are not known at this stage. Drivers are advised to use an alternative route as the road has been closed in both directions.
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5862
Time: 12:29-12:46
Location: FOUNDRY LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 2 persons assessed by ambulance paramedics and 1 assessed person then taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5878
Time: 17:30-17:52
Location: FLAT - STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5879
Time: 18:09-19:34
Location: JUNCTION OF HIGH STREET AND LONDON ROAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car, motorbike and van - spillage of fuel sanded - air ambulance in attendance - 1 male adult sedated at the scene by HEMS Doctor and taken to hospital - 2 further persons treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrL Turners Hill
POLICE report
Time: 6pm
Location: B2036 Balcombe Road
Incident: Motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash
A motorcyclist is seriously ill in hospital after his bike collided with a car near Balcombe.
The 31-year-old, from Crawley, was travelling north on the B2036 Balcombe Road when he collided with a silver Ford Fiesta moving to turn south onto the road from the B2110 High Street at 6pm today. He came off his bike which then struck a silver Ford Transit van that was waiting at the junction to turn north onto the B2036.
The motorcyclist suffered serious internal injuries as well as a broken collarbone and broken ribs. He is currently in a stable condition at Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Op Cursor
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5887
Time: 20:41-21:26
Location: WARNINGLID LANE, WARNINGLID
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with road sign - 1 female adult trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe - WrL Horsham
 
F&RS Call Ref: 5888
Time: 20:53-21:18
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - DURRINGTON LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in kitchen of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival - burnt items removed and kitchen ventilated - accidental
WrL Worthing
 
 
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