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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - AUGUST 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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THURSDAY 1st AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5894
Time: 00:01-00:15
Location: LINCETT AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5900
Time: 08:04-09:23
Location: RESTAURANT BUILDING - NORTH STREET, MIDHURST
Incident: Dangerous Structure
chimney stack leaning - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and road closed by police - incident handed over to Cowdray Estate representative
WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5902
Time: 08:35-09:20
Location: JUNCTION OF DITCHLING ROAD AND JANES LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and ambulance - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - traffic control maintained by WSF&RS assisting police - B2115 junction Janes lane closed by police - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5910
Time: 10:28-12:32
Location: OUTSIDE CARFAX, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving van in collision with bollards - no persons trapped - oil spillage sanded - incident left with police
WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5919
Time: 12:07-12:49
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - DAKIN CLOSE, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
water leak in upper floor flat affecting electrics in ground floor flat - entry made to upper floor flat by WSF&RS using ladder and water isolated - electrics isolated in ground floor flat by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5923
Time: 13:31-13:46
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - HALSFORD PARK, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - surrounding area damped down
WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5927
Time: 14:43-16:06
Location: ROOF OF 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - LANSDOWNE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
young seagull released from netting on roof of flats by WSF&RS using ladders - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5941
Time: 18:51-19:03
Location: CUMBERNAULD WALK, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
tree extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5947
Time: 19:37-19:55
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - MARLBOROUGH DRIVE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire caused by overheated battery drill in domestic garage - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental
WrL Burgess Hill
 

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FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5958
Time: 01:50-03:06
Location: END OF TERRACE HOUSE - STEVENAGE ROAD, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
caused by firework in garden and spread to garden furniture, fence, shed and kitchen of house - 80% fire damage in garden - 30% of kitchen damaged by fire, 50% of remainder of house damaged by heat and smoke - 3HRS, 2BA, 2 thermal imaging cameras, PPV fan used by WSF&RS - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance
WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham, FIO, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5967
Time: 07:25- 08:00
Location: PARK OFF TITMUS DRIVE, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
fire under pine trees - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley, L4T Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5968
Time: 07:28-09:08
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - FOREST ROAD, COLGATE
Incident: FLOODING
water from 1st floor flat entering ground floor flat - forced entry made to unoccupied 1st floor flat by WSF&RS and water supply isolated - salvage carried out to ground floor flat - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43060 / 2013
Time: 7.50am.
Location: Lewes
Incident: Collision on A27
A van has been in collision with three cars on the A27, Lewes this morning.
Police and ambulance were called to the scene near the Ashcombe roundabout at around 7.50am. There does not appear to be any serious injury but the road is partially blocked eastbound and causing substantial tailbacks.
Drivers are advised to use an alternative route if possible.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5976
Time: 10:54-11:09
Location: SHOP - BROADFIELD BARTON, BROADFIELD
Incident: FIRE
fire in shop toilets - smoke ventilated using PPV fan and damaged items removed - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5979
Time: 11:48-12:19
Location: RIVER OFF THE STREET, BRAMBER
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
dog had been in the river but had made its way to a ledge and was unable to get up the steep 10 foot bank - dog rescued by TRU officers wearing dry suits and using animal rescue equipment and reunited with owner - TRU Officerx5
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5982
Time: 13:07-14:07
Location: BLOCK OF SHELTERED FLATS - SANDRINGHAM WAY, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FLOODING
approx 8000 litres of water coming from burst down pipe affecting 1st and ground floor flats and communal corridors - collapsed ceiling in downstairs corridor made safe by WSF&RS and false ceiling tiles removed - electricity isolated and welfare of residents checked - incident handed over to Arun District Council Representative and electrical contractor - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 5990
Time: 14:25-15:52
Location: ISAACS LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 1 male adult released from van before arrival of WF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance -1 male adult extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and small tools and taken to hospital by air ambulance - scene made safe
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: PR43070 / 2013
Time: 2.30pm
Location: Isaacs Lane, Haywards Heath
Incident: Man injured in Isaacs Lane collision
A man has been seriously injured after a two vehicle collision on Isaacs Lane in Haywards Heath.
The collision happened at 2.30pm between a blue Peugeot 106 and a Ford transit van. The 55-year-old male driver of the Peugeot was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries. The other driver, a 42-year-old man was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries. The road was closed for five hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Bark.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6002
Time: 18:16-19:02
Location: FISH AND CHIP SHOP - CARFAX, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in deep fat fryer in fish and chip shop - 2BA, 2Co2 extinguishers, 1 dry powder extinguisher and 1 thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43075 / 2013
Time: 8pm
Location: Linden Road, Bognor
Incident: Motorcyclist seriously ill after crash in Bognor
A 33-year-old is seriously ill in hospital after crashing his motorbike into parked cars.
The crash happened at 8pm as the motorcyclist was travelling east along Linden Road in Bognor. His Honda CBR bike hit a parked Vauxhall Corsa and the pavement and he was thrown from the vehicle. The motorcycle then skidded down the road and hit a parked Suzuki van.
The rider, from Bognor, was taken to Southampton General Hospital suffering from broken arms and legs and internal injuries.
Anyone with information about the crash should call 101 quoting serial 1634 of 2 August
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43074 / 2013
Time: 8pm
Location: Fish Lane, Bognor
Incident: Man on test drive crashes car in Bognor and runs off
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man smashed a car into a wall during a test drive and fled.
The driver crashed the silver BMW into a wall in Fish Lane, Bognor, at about 8pm on Friday 2 August. A white man aged about 25 with spikey hair was then seen limping away from the wreckage. The man, who was skinny and wearing a light top and dark shorts, was carrying his shoes in his hands as he fled. The wreckage of the BMW blocked the road. It is believed that the suspect had just taken the car out for a test drive from its owner.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1630 of 2 August
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6026
Time: 08:32-08:59
Location: STORRINGTON ROAD, THAKEHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - female driver released before arrival of WSF&RS - scene made safe - incident left with police - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6043
Time: 16:47-17:50
Location: REAR OF HOTEL - OLD HOLLOW, WORTH
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire 10mx5m affecting 2 oak trees - 2HRs and drag rakes used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Turners Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6047
Time: 18:02-18:18
Location: PARK - ORCHARD WAY, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
caused by discarded smoking materials - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 

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SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6059
Time: 03:33-04:45
Location: COBHAM CLOSE, YAPTON
Incident: FIRE
2 cars in car compound destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - adjacent properties checked for signs of fire damage using thermal imaging camera - external heat damage to electrical intake of one house -deliberate ignition - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6079
Time: 10:22-10:56
Location: JUNCTION OF EAST DEAN AND SINGLETON, A285, EARTHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 elderly man and 1 elderly woman assisted from car by ambulance paramedics and WSF&RS - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 male child given 1st aid at the scene by ambulance paramedics assisted by WSF&RS - scene made safe
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6085
Time: 12:33-13:16
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - UPPER LODGE DRIVE, HENLEY COMMON
Incident: FIRE
out of control bonfire- 10m of hedgerow alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6088
Time: 13:42-14:06
Location: RAILWAY EMBANKMENT 0FF TURNERS HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
approx 10 sq metres of embankment on fire caused by spark from vintage steam train - beaters and water pumped from passing train used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 

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MONDAY 5 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6116
Time: 05:01-05:19
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - SPITHANDLE LANE, WISTON
Incident: FIRE
fire outside house - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Steyning
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6120
Time: 07:55-08:34
Location: GREEN WALK, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire spread to 3 garden sheds in 3 separate properties and 7m of fencing - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas turned over and damped down - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6125
Time: 09:44-10:19
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - CLARENCE ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
in ground floor bedroom of flat - 2BA, 1HR, 1 ladder and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6134
Time: 14:06-14:36
Location: PLAYING FIELDS OFF HILLS FARM LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
ride on lawn mower destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6149
Time: 15:25-16:33
Location: MANOR ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Dangerous Structure
HGV lorry wedged under limb of tree - tree limb removed by WSF&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43106 / 2013
Time: 3.45pm
Location: Freshbrook Road, Lancing
Incident: Cyclist dies following collision
An 86-year-old Lancing man has died following a collision with a parked van in Freshbrook Road, Lancing at around 3.45pm.
He has been named as Donald Spooner of Brookway, Lancing.
Mr Spooner was riding an electrically powered pedal cycle at the time of the collision. He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital with a critical head injury, but sadly died later.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43073 / 2013
Have you seen missing man Ben Butler?
RELEASE ON BEHALF OF WEST MERCIA POLICE
Police are appealing for the public's help to find missing man Ben Butler.
The 28-year-old was reported missing from Sedgley House Care Home in Wolverhampton on Sunday 28 July. Ben is described as a white man, 5' 10" and slim with short black hair and a full beard. He has a green tattoo on his back and a tattoo of a face on his right arm, as well as a birth mark on his left arm. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms and black Lonsdale trainers with red stripes when he was last seen. Ben will often sleep rough and has previously used taxis to get around. He could be anywhere in the country and needs regular medication.
Police are concerned for his welfare and anyone who has information on Ben's whereabouts should call officers at Redditch by dialling 101.
Ben Butler, missing

 

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TUESDAY 6 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6166
Time: 04:43-05:39
Location: UPPER KINGSTON LANE, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large unattended bonfire inspected and reduced by WSF&RS using a pitch fork, drag rakes and water - bonfire allowed to burn out
WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6167
Time: 06:42-08:11
Location: A273, LONDON ROAD, HASSOCKS
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 vans - 2 male adults extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - 2 taken to hospital by road ambulance and 1 by air ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance
WrLx2 Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley
POLICE report - Ref: PR43079 / 2013
Time: 6.45am
Location: A273, London Road
Incident: Three injured in crash
Just before 6.45am two vans travelling in opposite directions collided on the A273, London Road, between Burgess Hill and Hassocks, outside New Close Farm. The road was closed in both directions and drivers have been advised to avoid the area for the time being if possible.
The men driving the vans, aged 60 and 48, were taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious leg and body injuries. The passenger in the van driven by the 60-year old, a 19-year old man, was taken by air ambulance to Kings College Hospital in South London with serious leg and arm injuries. None of the injuries are assessed as life threatening at this time.
The road between Burgess Hill and Hassocks will remain closed until later this morning whilst police examine the vans and the scene, and while the highway authority clear the road and ensure it is safe to be opened. Diversions are in place.
If you were a witness to what happened call police on 101 quoting serial 215 of 6/8.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6168
Time: 06:48-07:36
Location: BUSINESS PREMISES - SOUTHDOWN VIEW ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
deep fat fryer alight - 2BA and fire blanket used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental - incident handed over to on site manager - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6172
Time: 07:55-08:39
Location: LEISURE CENTRE - TRIANGLE WAY, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
Smoke Issuing - fire in fan belt of air conditioning unit - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - smoke channelled by ventilation system causing smoke logging in changing rooms and swimming pool area - building evacuated - 2 thermal imaging cameras used by WSF&RS to check for hot spots and 2 PPV fans used to ventilate - accidental
WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Haywards Heath
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43096 / 2013
Time: 10am - midday
Location: West Street
Incident: £25,000 of mobile phones stolen in Bognor Regis
Have you been offered the chance to buy a cut-price mobile phone?
This could be part of a delivery destined for the 3 Store in Bognor Regis that was stolen from a courier van nearby. The white Vauxhall Mervano was parked in West Street in the town when it was broken into between 10am and midday. A parcel containing £25,000 of mobile phones that was in the back of the vehicle was stolen. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the West Street area on Tuesday morning and could have seen someone acting suspiciously around the van or other vehicles.
Police state that they have been given a list of all the stolen handsets and their IMEI codes so any phones they recover will be able to be traced back to the theft easily. Anyone who buys one of these stolen phones should bear in mind that the handsets will be confiscated and they will not get their money back.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 951 of 6 August
or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6180
Time: 10:52-11:03
Location: COUNTY HALL - WEST STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - fire in solar panel electrical unit on roof - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental
WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6185
Time: 13:05-13:21
Location: TAYLORS FIELD, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
hedge alight following burning of rubbish - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6194
Time: 15:22-15:58
Location: HOTEL - NORTHWAY, GATWICK
Incident: FIRE
in 6th floor laundry room - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 6th floor heavily smoke logged - PPV fan used to ventilate - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Crawley, FIO
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43090 / 2013
Time: 4.45pm.
Location: B2145 Sidlesham Junction
Incident: Road traffic collision in Sidlesham
Police were called to a collision involving a white Ford Transit van and a gold Toyota Yaris in Sidlesham.
Emergency services arrived at the scene on the B2145 Sidlesham Junction at around 4.45pm. A 59-year-old man from Selsey who was driving the van and a 58-year-old Littlehampton woman who was driving the Yaris, were both taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries. The road was closed for around an hour and half while Highways cleared the road and officers would like to thank drivers for their patience.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1168 of 5/8.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6198
Time: 17:23-17:36
Location: GOLF COURSE OFF HILL BARN LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire near 1st fairway on golf course caused by discarded smoking materials - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6234
Time: 12:39-13:00
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND JUNCTION 9 GATWICK TO JUNCTION 10 CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
car well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - M23 southbound closed by council road team - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - road reopened by 13:00hrs - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6244
Time: 15:16-16:40
Location: WEST WITTERING BEACH ESTATE OFF POUND ROAD, WEST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large out of control bonfire affecting hedgerow and surrounding area - 3HRs used by WSF&RS - incident handed over to estate management - WrL East Wittering, WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6250
Time: 17:38-18:03
Location: FIELD OFF FORD ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
hay alight in field - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6256
Time: 18:13-18:37
Location: JUNCTION OF HILL BROW ROAD AND LONDON ROAD, HILL BROW
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car and 1 van - no persons trapped - scene made safe - WrL Petersfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6263
Time: 20:47-22:17
Location: MARINA - FERRY ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large unattended bonfire on open ground extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Littlehampton, L4T Bognor, L4T Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6269
Time: 22:15-22:34
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - CHEQUER LANE, FISHBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 

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THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6282
Time: 11:36-13:04
Location: GARAGE - LONDON ROAD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: Gas leak
gas main ruptured by builders - efforts made by WSF&RS to isolate gas - police in attendance for traffic control - road closed as precautionary measure and residents adjacent to garage advised to stay indoors with windows closed - area cordoned off - incident handed over to gas board engineers
WrL Storrington, WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6287
Time: 15:20-15:42
Location: HOUSE - HILDON CLOSE, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
in tumble dryer in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - tumble dryer inspected and removed from house by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Worthing
 

POLICE report - Ref: PR43105 / 2013
Missing woman could be in Sussex - released on behalf of Surrey Police
Surrey Police are concerned for the welfare of a 21-year-old woman from Ashtead who has been reported missing.
Emily Burnett absconded from Epsom General Hospital at 5.50pm yesterday with another woman who has since returned. Miss Burnett was receiving treatment having previously been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. She is described as a white, around 5' 1" of slim build, with shoulder-length, straight blonde hair. She was wearing a brown striped jumper with a picture of a skull on it, black trousers, black canvas shoes and yellowish plastic rimmed rectangular glasses when last seen. She is not believed to pose any threat to the wider public but it is imperative that she is found and able to continue her treatment.
Anyone who has seen a woman matching Miss Burnett's description to call Surrey Police immediately on 101, quoting reference M/13/800. Similarly, if Miss Burnett sees or hears this appeal, I would urge her to make contact or come into a police station.

POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR43113 / 2013
09 August 2013
Missing Surrey woman found safe and well
A 21-year-old woman from Ashtead who was reported missing has been found safe and well.
The media are thanked for their assistance in circulating the appeal.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6295
Time: 18:40-19:30
Location: BALCOMBE ROAD, WORTH
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and in collision with tree - 1 male adult trapped - 2 female adults injured - male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - all persons assessed by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley, WrL Reigate
POLICE report - Ref: PR43117 / 2013
Time: 6.32pm
Location: Balcombe Road, Crawley
Incident: Three hurt in collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after three people were injured following a crash in Balcombe Road, Crawley.
A Renault Megane was travelling south along the B2036 at 6.32pm when it left the carriageway and collided with a tree. The 36-year-old male driver suffered serious leg and arm injuries and had to be cut free from the vehicle by the Fire and Rescue Service.
Paramedics also treated a 29-year-old woman with a serious leg injury and a 32-year-old woman with minor injuries. All three, who are from Haywards Heath, were taken to hospital.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision to contact them on 101, quoting reference 1266 of 8/8.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6299
Time: 19:30-19:55
Location: WASTELAND - CHURCH LANE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - area around bonfire damped down by WSF&RS - incident left with land owner - advice given - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6300
Time: 22:47-23:23
Location: PARK OFF NORTH PARADE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin alight - bin extinguished by WSF&RS using backpack sprayer - area turned over and damped down - deliberate ignition
WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6301
Time: 23:45-00:18
Location: MANOR CLOSE, FISHERSGATE
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin alight - bin extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Hove
 

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FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR43108 / 2013
Stolen tablet photographs new 'owner'
Police are keen to speak to a man who has been photographed by a stolen Samsung tablet.
The tablet was taken from a house in Winterbourne Close, Lewes on Friday 12 July.
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Stolen tablet photographs new owner - click for report

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6323
Time : 11:11-13:12
Location : CAMELOT CLOSE, SOUTHWATER
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA
large hedgehog stuck in surface water drain - hedgehog released by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and small tools - hedgehog left in RSPCA officer's care - TRU Officersx5
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6340
Time : 5:30-17:30
Location : FARM OFF RUSPER ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
large muck heap 10m x 20m on fire - 3 HRS used by WSF&RS - surrounding building and vehicles protected from fire - muck heap turned over using a mechanical digger and damped down - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham, BFC Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43112 / 2013
Location: Selsey
Police are no longer looking for a suspect in Selsey rape
Police are no longer looking for a suspect for a rape reported in Selsey on 29 July.
Initial reports from the 18-year-old woman were that she may have been raped near to The Lifeboat Inn between 9pm and 11pm.
However after further information from the woman, detectives are no longer looking for a suspect in this case.
original report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6350
Time : 20:04-21:05
Location : WOODS - OFF OWLBEECH WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6358
Time : 22:09-02:38
Location : SCRAP YARD - A27 CHICHESTER BY PASS, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
area of tyres 20m x 10m destroyed by fire - 1 HGV 25% damaged by fire, 1 HGV 20% damaged by radiated heat - 1 acetylene cylinder cooled using fixed HR and inspected using thermal imaging camera - adjacent vehicles cooled using fixed HR - 8 HRs, water shuttle, bulk fluid carrier used by F&RS - A27 Stockbridge roundabout to Fishbourne roundabout closed by police - accidental
WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrC Littlehampton, WrL Havant, WrL Emsworth, WrL Selsey, CU Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6363
Time : 23:47-00:28
Location : BLOCK OF FLATS - HOLYROOD PLACE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin store integral to flats well alight - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - flats above bin store checked for signs of smoke - none found - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43115 / 2013
£500 Reward for information leading to arrest of Gregory Hawley
Police have put up a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a series of Sussex burglaries.
Gregory Hawley, 20, of Poynings Drive, Hove, is wanted over break-ins at homes across Hove and Portslade in the early hours of the morning since October last year.
The victims have lost thousands of pounds worth of items in the raids
Full report here

 

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SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6364
Time : 02:33-02:53
Location : OUTSIDE HOUSES - MOAT ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
hedge fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6388
Time : 12:42-14:12
Location : DOMESTIC GARAGE - FITTLEWORTH DRIVE, FLANSHAM NEAR BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
in domestic garage attached to house - 4BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental
WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton, FIO
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6398
Time : 13:47-15:11
Location : RAILWAY EMBANKMENT OFF SLOOP LANE, SCAYNES HILL
Incident: FIRE
2 areas of railway embankment on fire - fires extinguished by WSF&RS using 3HRs, beaters and backpack sprayer -accidental - WrL Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6413
Time : 18:26-19:05
Location : CARE HOME - BRIGHTON ROAD, WARNINGLID
Incident: Gas Leak
Smell of Gas - residents evacuated by ambulance paramedics and staff before arrival of WSF&RS - building searched by WSF&RS - nothing found, smell dissipated - gas supply isolated as precaution and residents assisted back to building by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - incident handed to care home management to call Gas Board - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6417
Time : 22:08-22:51
Location : 3 STOREY HOUSE - ASH GROVE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
involving floor boards in loft area - 1 back pack water spray used by WSF&RS - damaged areas cut away and removed - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6418
Time : 22:26-23:23
Location : SOUTH FARM ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with parked cars - driver absconded - 5 cars and road made safe by WSF&RS - oil spill from one car made safe - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 

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SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6423
Time : 00:59-01:28
Location : GROUND FLOOR FLAT - LOXWOOD WALK, IFIELD
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen of flat involving cooking - male occupier assisted from flat by WSF&RS and given 1st aid by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6435
Time : 13:22-14:16
Location : SCRAP YARD - FONTWELL AVENUE, EASTERGATE
Incident: FIRE
8 scrap cars destroyed by fire - 2 storey temporary building 5% damaged by heat and 5% damaged by smoke - 4BA, 2HRs and foam used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and turned over - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor
Photos available ©Eddie Howland
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6441
Time : 15:35-15:44
Location : GORING ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43128 / 2013
Time: 5.15pm
Location: Horsham
Incident: Freerunners hit by air pellets - man arrested
A man was arrested after a group of young men free running in Horsham reported being hit by air gun pellets.
Police were called to Market Square at 5.15pm and quickly identified a 47-year-old man from Horsham who was arrested on suspicion of GBH. An air rifle was removed from a nearby address. Two of the men, aged 19 and 21, were taken to the East Surrey Hospital for treatment to wounds caused by the pellets.
[The man remained in custody on Monday morning.]
 
POLICE UPDATE
Eric Kingston, 47, a construction industry foreman of Market Square, Horsham, has been charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in connection with above incident. He has been bailed to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on August 28.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6452
Time : 19:18-20:04
Location : 1st FLOOR FLAT - PARK TERRACE, EAST HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 1 HR used to damp down - PPV fan used to ventilate - female adult rescued from building by WSF&RS and given 1st aid before arrival of ambulance paramedics - woman treated by ambulance paramedics but didn't attend hospital - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6459
Time : 23:02-23:19
Location : ROUNDABOUT LONDON ROAD, GATWICK
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with street light on roundabout - no persons trapped - exposed electrical cabling from street light cordoned off by WSF:RS and electrical company ordered - WrL Reigate
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6460
Time : 23:23-00:12
Location : REAR OF HOUSES - CHARLSWOOD ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
5m of hedge alight - 2HRs and ladder used by WSF&RS - fire caused by discarded smoking materials - WrL East Grinstead
 

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MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6465
Time : 01:15-01:47
Location : RIVERBANK OFF WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6476
Time : 08:50-09:02
Location : SOUTH STREET JUNCTION PENHILL ROAD, LANCING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and lorry - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - 1 female driver assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - WrL Lancing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6478
Time : 09:45-10:01
Location : SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - MILL ROAD, THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in fuse box in ground floor of house - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection and advice given - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6486
Time : 11:56-12:17
Location : REAR OF HOUSE - THE QUADRANT, GORING
Incident: FIRE
garden shed 3m x 3m and contents destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - surrounding undergrowth damped down and turned over - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43212 / 2013
Burglars steal wedding rings

Do you recognise these rings? They were stolen in a burglary at Wellington Gardens in Selsey at about 1pm.
The 49-year-old victim was visited by a man who offered to do work on his driveway or roof and kept him talking for several minutes. When the man left, the victim discovered that the wedding rings of him and his partner that he was preparing to photograph had been taken from the dining room table. The rings were platinum wedding rings with a beading design around the entire edge.

The couple are Pagans and the rings are to mark the end of their handfasting, the period of a year and a day after their original ceremony when they can either choose to marry or split up. It is believed the first thief distracted the victim while a second thief went through the homes back door to steal the rings. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 688 of 12 August
or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43133 / 2013
Time: 2.30pm
Location: A24 Ashington
Incident: Emergency services dealing with Fatal RTC
Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on the A24 at Ashington.
Police were called at 2.30pm to the report of a collision southbound just north of the Ashington turn off on the A24. The road is closed in both directions northbound up to Buck Barn.
This is causing considerable traffic congestion and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR43137 / 2013
A 49-year-old man was struck by a passing car and sadly died at the scene from his injuries. The man, from Henfield, was working as a traffic management worker, subtracted to West Sussex Highways, at the time of the collision and was working in the road.
He has been named as Anthony Saunders from Lower Faircox in Henfield.
The 58-year-old male driver of the car, a silver Peugeot, was shocked but unhurt. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Op Copland.
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 4.10pm
Incident: ILB Launched to Recover a Body
Selsey Inshore Lifeboat launched at 4.10pm to assist in recovering the body of a female which had been found by a lone male angler out in his boat for the day. The Lifeboat crew arrived on scene at 4.31 approximately one mile offshore from Bognor Pier. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter arrived at the same time. The helicopter winch man quickly recovered the body into the aircraft and then transported it to Brighton Hospital Trauma Centre in case there was any chance of resuscitation.
full report
POLICE report - Ref: PR43149 / 2013
Time: 4pm
Location: Bognor
Incident: Body found in sea at Bognor
Police are trying to identify the body of a woman pulled from the sea a mile off Bognor at 4pm.
The womans cycle with a basket on the front was found at the entrance to the alleyway by Aldwick Hundred, Craigwell Lane, Bognor. It was locked to a post and a bag and coat were found at the other end of the alleyway by the beach.
Police have been unable to identify the woman at this time and are appealing for anyone with information about who this may be or who saw her bike or bag and clothing in this area. Ring Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1071 of 12/8."
She is described as a white, 5' 5", 13 stone, large build, with long wavy dyed brown hair. She had a gold silver ribbon tied to her right wrist and wore a black wrist wallet. She was wearing a purple t-shirt with the logo Basic Original by South Lodge. Her death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6502
Time : 17:00-17:16
Location : REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - BIRDHAM ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
garden waste incinerator fallen over causing spread of fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6503
Time : 17:18-17:42
Location : A23 NORTHBOUND HANDCROSS TO PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: FIRE
car fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - elderly couple and car left in care of police - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6518
Time : 22:31-23:56
Location : HOUSE - ARUN ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: Gas Leak
- from cooker in kitchen of house - gas isolated from mains by WSF&RS - male occupier medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - house ventilated by WSF&RS - gas supply checked by local gas supplier - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43175 / 2013
Time: 11pm
Location: Chichester
Incident: Arson at Chichester scrap yard
Police were called to Sullivans scrap yard on the A27 at Chichester by the fire service to two small fires.
The fire service put out the fires, which caused no damage apart from two scorch marks on the ground. Bottles were found near the marks which are believed to have been thrown in to start the fire so it is believed to have been started deliberately. Police are treating this as arson and are investigating what happened around 11pm on Monday. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1837 of 12/8.
Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6521
Time : 23:37-00:04
Location : A259 NEAR COLWORTH, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 

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TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6553
Time: 10:46-11:13
Location: FRONT GATE OF HOUSE - HILDA DUKES WAY, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
jack russell dog stuck in wrought iron gate - dog released by TRU officers using hydraulic rescue equipment and left with owner
TRU officers x 2
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6557
Time: 11:52-16:58
Location: COMMERCIAL GARAGE
CHALCROFT LANE, NORTH BERSTED, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
commercial garage 20m x 20m and 3 cars 100% damaged by fire - 6 cars external to garage 100% damaged by fire - acetylene cylinder exploded -200m safety cordon established around incident and road closed - gas supply isolated - 3 further welding cylinders cooled using fixed hose reel
detached bungalow adjacent to garage 20% damaged by fire and 50% damaged by heat, smoke and water - 19 residents of nearby care home evacuated to leisure centre - fencing and hedgerow and telegraph pole outside of 2nd property damaged by fire - approx 20m of fascia guttering including conservatory damaged by fire - 6BA, 12HRs,
3 fixed hose reels, 2 foam HRs, 2 thermal imaging cameras used by WSF&RS - salvage undertaken to 2nd house - accidental
WrL Bognor, WrLx2 Chichester, WrLx2 Littlehampton, CU Bognor, WrL Havant, BASU Shoreham, WrL East Wittering, WrL Worthing, WrL Shoreham, WrC Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43136 / 2013
Time: 6am
Location: A24 Ashington
Incident: Fatal motorcycle collision in North Chailey
Emergency services were called to a serious motorcycle collision at the junction between the A275 and Beggars Wood Road in North Chailey at 6am this morning.
The road is currently closed between the A272 and A275 and Beggars Wood Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR43161 / 2013
Incident: Motorcyclist killed in North Chailey named
The motorcyclist who died near North Chailey has been named as Michael Joseph Eades.
The 59-year-old from Malthouse Lane, Cooksbridge collided with a deer and then a tree at 6am on the A275 at the junction with Beggars Wood Road. Mr Eades sadly died from his injuries at the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to get in touch on 101 quoting Op Farnley
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6606
Time: 23:27-23:43
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - GROSVENOR GARDENS, ROSE GREEN, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
Out of control bonfire - extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR due to the amount of smoke - WrL Bognor
 

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WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6610
Time: 04:58-05:23
Location: HOUSE - WEST WAY, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire in conservatory at the rear of house - 2BA, 1HR by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Lancing, WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6631
Time: 12:28-13:02
Location: GULLEY OFF MOUSE LANE, STEYNING
Incident: RESCUE
Person trapped - man in water in steep gulley - on arrival of WSF&RS man out of water but unable to get out of gulley - man assisted from 20ft deep gulley by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - WrL Steyning
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6633
Time: 13:00-13:17
Location: LONG FURLONG - NEAR CRICKET GROUND
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - 2 persons trapped - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - 2nd persons assessed by ambulance paramedics and extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6636
Time: 13:47-14:16
Location: PARK OFF CRABTREE LANE, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
deliberate fire involving rubbish in park - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack sprayer - 1 male youth with minor burns given 1st aid by WSF&RS and released into care of mother - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6644
Time: 16:47-17:25
Location: FIELDS OFF PENN GARDENS, ASHINGTON
Incident: FIRE
large derelict caravan next to bonfire 100% alight on arrival of WSF&RS - large amount of undergrowth also on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 3HRs - accidental - WrL Storrington, WrL Steyning
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6649
Time: 17:59-18:14
Location: GRASSLAND REAR OF WINCHESTER ROAD, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
grassland smouldering - grass extinguished by WSF&RS using water back pack sprayer and buckets of water - deliberate ignition
WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6663
Time: 21:42-22:53
Location: FIELD OFF STAPLEFIELD ROAD NEAR GOLF CLUB - CUCKFIELD
Incident: FIRE
large out of control fire in field - surrounding area damped down and fire break created by WSF&RS - 1HR used - fire allowed to burn out
WrL Haywards Heath
 

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THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6667
Time: 02:01-02:41
Location: ALLOTMENTS OFF HENSON ROAD THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in allotments - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6687
Time: 15:47-15:58
Location: SUPERMARKET - SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RESCUE
Lift shut in - 1 woman released from lift by WSF&RS using lift keys - advice given to store - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6698
Time: 18:16-18:29
Location: WOODS OPPOSITE SKATE PARK, NORTH PARADE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
controlled burning extinguished by WSF&RS due to location of fire - advice given - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6700
Time: 18:50-19:20
Location: WEST PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - elderly person in car given 1st aid by WSF&RS - police in attendance for traffic control - scene made safe - incident handed over to police and ambulance paramedics - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6702
Time: 19:50-19:58
Location: FRONT GARDEN OF HOUSE - FIVE ACRES, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bushes on fire in front garden - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6706
Time: 22:09-22:26
Location: BIN STORE OUTSIDE FLATS - FRAMEFIELD CLOSE, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin on fire in bin store - flats unaffected - fire extinguished and bin removed from store - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6707
Time: 22:14-01:09
Location: LAND OFF LURGASHALL ROAD, LURGASHALL
Incident: FIRE
approx 1 hectare of cut wood and undergrowth destroyed by fire - 6HRS , beaters and backpack sprayers used by WSF&RS - water carrier used to supplement water supply - accidental - WrLx2 Petworth, L4T Petworth, WrL Midhurst, WrC Haslemere, L4T Midhurst
 

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FRIDAY 16 AUGUST 2013


POLICE report - Ref: PR43184 / 2013
Location: Chichester
Incident: Man to face trial for murder over death of East Ashling woman
A man charged with the murder of Debbie Levey, 44, who died at her home in East Ashling in January, appeared in custody at Lewes Crown Court today, for a plea and case management hearing.
Phillip Brown, aged 46, a driver, of Latham Road, Selsey, has also been charged with the attempted rape of a 30-year old woman in West Sussex during March 2001. The court remanded him in custody for trial on the murder charge, due to start at Lewes Crown Court on 25 November. The court has not yet set a date for his trial on the attempted rape charge.
Debbie Leveys body was found at her home on 28 January
Brown was charged with murder in May this year, and was charged with attempted rape in July.
initial report
Phillip Brown found guilty
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6729
Time: 10:27-11:37
Location: LAND OFF UPPERTON - LURGASHALL ROAD, LURGASHALL
Incident: FIRE
Tree scrub on fire and small amount of hotspots from previous incident - turning over and damping down using 1HR, 1 JET, 1 TIC - Accidental
WrL Haslemere, WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6733
Time: 12:06 - 12:37
Location: GROVE LANE, PETWORTH
Incident: FIRE
Lamp post on fire - extinguished using CO2 extinguisher and incident handed over to Electricity Board engineer - Accidental - WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6737
Time: 14:37 - 14:59
Location: BENTSWOOD ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
Hedgerow tree scrub on fire extinguished by fire crew using 1HR - Accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 

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SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6765
Time: 01:02 - 01:18
Location: DOMINION ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car into brick wall, no persons trapped - Vehicle and scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6766
Time: 02:14 - 02:35
Location: PARKLAND AT REAR OF CHILTERN CRESCENT, DURRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle Fire - 1 moped well alight, extinguished by crews using 1HR - Deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6773
Time: 10:32 - 10:59
Location: PUBLIC TOILETS THE ESPLANADE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
fire in cubicle of basement public toilets - extinguished by fire crews using 2BA, 1HPHR, 1 PPV Fan - Deliberate ignition
2xWrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6783
Time: 13:45 - 14:39
Location: SAMPHIRE DRIVE, DURRINGTON
Incident:Vehicle leaking fuel - petrol leak isolated by WSF&RS - area made safe and incident handed over to Highways Agency
WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43194 / 2013
Time: 4.10pm
Location: outside Butlins in Bognor Regis
Incident: Cyclist injured in Bognor collision
A cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision outside Butlins in Bognor Regis.
Emergency services were called to Upper Bognor Road, at the entrance to Butlins, at 4.10pm to a collision between a cycle and a blue Nissan Micra. The 83-year-old male cyclist from Bognor was taken to St Richards Hospital with serious injuries. The 19-year-old man driving the Micra was uninjured.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Op Hickling
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6790
Time: 18:16 - 19:12
Location: HOLLIST ARMS PUB, THE STREET, LODSWORTH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney Fire - Extinguished by Fire Crews using Chimney kit, TIC and ladders - Incident left with occupiers and advice given
WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6801
Time: 20:46 - 21:23
Location: PULBOROUGH ROAD, COOTHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 vehicles - 1 male casulaty attended to by Ambulance service and conveyed to hospital - Scene made safe and incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Storrington
 

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SUNDAY 18 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6806
Time: 03:08 - 03:31
Location: HILLS FARM LANE, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car into lamp post & fence, no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS and incident left with Police - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6816
Time: 10:37 - 11:25
Location: JUNCTION OF STATION APPROACH AND LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorcycle and private car - 1 female and 1 male casualty both conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Roadway and scene made safe by WSF&RS
POLICE report - Ref: PR43201 / 2013
Time: 10.30am
Location: London Road in East Grinstead
Incident: Motorcyclist injured in East Grinstead collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a motorcyle and a car on London Road in East Grinstead at the roundabout with Railway Approach.
Emergency services were called at 10.30am to reports a Kawasaki motorcyle and a grey MG had collided. The 19-year-old male rider from East Grinstead and 50-year-old female driver of the MG from Edenbridge were both taken to hospital. The rider was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious injuries and the woman was taken to East Surrey Hospital suffering from shock, cuts and bruises.
Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 518 of 18/8.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43193 / 2013
Time: 5.30pm
Location: A23 Hickstead
Incident: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hickstead collision
A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision on the southbound A23 at Hickstead just after 5.30pm.
The 61-year old, from Hove, riding a red Yamaha motorcycle, was in collision with a silver Peugeot 307 driven by a 34-year old Bexhill woman, just south of Hickstead. Emergency services were called to the scene and an air ambulance landed on the southbound carriageway. The northbound carriageway remained open, but the southbound was closed for three and half hours whilst the victim was attended to, and the scene was investigated and cleared. After being treated at the scene the motorcyclist was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, in a serious condition. The Peugeot driver was treated at the scene for a minor neck injury.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Adder
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6833
Time: 19:24 - 20:12
Location: MILL LANE, WESTBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
Barn used as stables well alight - Extinguished by fire crews using 2 Jets, 1LPP - Deliberate ignition
WrL Havant, WrL Fareham, WrL Chichester, 1xCSU Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6836
Time: 20:15 - 21:18
Location: NORTH PARADE, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorcycle - 1 casualty, 1st aid given at scene by WSF&RS, paramedics and Doctor - Casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance - Scene made safe and incident handed over to Police - WrL Horsham
 

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MONDAY 19 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6854
Time: 05:15 - 05:55
Location: VETERINARY HOSPITAL, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving tumble dryer in utility room - extinguished using 2BA, 1 CO2 Extinguisher & 1 PPV Fan - All animals safe and unaffected - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43209 / 2013
Incident: PCSO charged with stealing from passengers at Gatwick
A 39-year-old woman is to appear in court charged with multiple counts of theft and misconduct in a public office.
Alexis Scott, of High Grove, London, will appear at Canterbury Magistrates Court on 2 September.
The charges relate to allegations that she stole £15,000 from passengers at Gatwick Airport in April.
She was a Sussex Police PCSO based at Gatwick at the time.
She was arrested and questioned over the allegations in May. Scott was suspended when the investigation began but was dismissed for gross misconduct after a disciplinary hearing. She faces seven counts of theft and one count of misconduct in a public office.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6857
Time: 07:42 - 08:17
Location: A283, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorcycle and private car - crews assisting SECAMB with casualty - roadway and scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Steyning
POLICE report - Ref: PR43196 / 2013
Time: 7.35am
Incident: Serious collision closes A283 Steyning by-pass
Emergency services were called to the Steyning by-pass at 7.35am this morning to reports of a collision between a car and a motorcycle.
The A283 has been closed eastbound with the Steyning turnoff and westbound with the Bramber junction while emergency services deal with the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 192 of 19/8.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43200 / 2013
Time: 9.40am
Location: A24
Incident: A24 closed after lorry turns over at Kingsfold
Drivers are being advised to stay away from the Kingsfold area after a lorry turned over on the A24.
The road has been closed between the Marches Road junction and the Clarks Green roundabout. The driver of a lorry lost control of his vehicle as he travelled south. The vehicle went into a ditch and overturned at 9.40am. It was carrying two cherry pickers which came off the back of the lorry and landed on a garden and parked cars on a driveway. The lorry driver has been taken to East Surrey Hospital for treatment for minor rib and wrist injuries.
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6862
Time: 09:47 - 13:33
Location: HORSHAM ROAD, NORTH OF KINGSFOLD
Incident: RTC
involving HGV transporting 2 cherrypickers overturned in ditch - scene made safe by fire crew and recovery assistance given to operators - incident left with Police and Environment Agency - WrL Dorking, WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43217 / 2013
Child, mother and pony hurt in hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car ran into a pony carrying a child and then drove off.
The nine-year-old, Joshua Kindell, was riding his pony Tango in Loxwood Road, Rudgwick, when the animal was struck from behind by a silver car. Joshua was knocked into a hedge to his left and the pony ran off, dragging with it the boys mother, Kate, who had been holding the reins and walking in front. The driver did not stop.
The incident happened shortly after 10am as the family were travelling south west along the road, towards The Fox Inn at Tismans Common. Police are carrying out forensic tests on a wing mirror knocked off in the impact to try to link it to the vehicle involved and its driver. Mrs Kindell suffered a hand injury and had to go to hospital for treatment. Joshua suffered cuts and bruises. A vet visited to check the pony for injuries. It had suffered cuts and bruises.
PC Karen Whitehouse, of Sussex Police road policing unit, said: "It is clear from the debris left at the scene that the driver must have known that they had hit the pony but did not bother to check on the animal, the boy or his mother. We have seized a silver Peugeot that we are examining to try to confirm if it is the vehicle involved."
Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting serial 387 of 19 August or
email karen.whitehouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk


 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6875
Time: 18:12 - 18:37
Location: THE STREET, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FIRE
scrubland alight - extinguished using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43215 / 2013
Time: 6.15pm
Location: Esplanade, Bognor Regis
Incident: Man arrested for Bognor assault
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on The Esplanade, Bognor Regis at 6.15pm.
The victim, an 18-year-old man, was involved in a altercation with another man and was left with a large cut to his head which required hospital treatment. This took place on the beach opposite the Royal Hotel and police need to speak to anyone who might have seen what happened and has not yet spoken to them.
A 26-year-old man from Bognor Regis has been arrested for GBH and has been bailed until 6 September.
 

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TUESDAY 20 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6894
Time: 01:16 - 02:01
Location: CRICKET PAVILLION, LINDFIELD COMMON
Incident: FIRE
fire in porch of pavilion caused by spread from nearby bonfire - accidental ignition - WrL Haywards Heath
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43218 / 2013
Time: 2.20pm
Location: Hop Oast Roundabout, Horsham
Incident: Cyclist seriously injured in collision
Police received reports of a collision between a car and a cyclist at Hop Oast Roundabout, Worthing Road, Horsham, at around 2.20pm.
The cyclist, a 49-year-old man from Brighton, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. The driver of the Fiat 500, a 71-year-old man from Worthing, was shaken but uninjured in the collision. The A24 was closed just before 3pm from Southwater roundabout, with traffic being redirected through Southwater. The road is expected to remain closed until at least 6pm, with traffic disruption expected between Buckbarn to Southwater.
Police are appealing to witnesses of the collision to contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 889 of 20/08.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6918
Time: 16:56 - 21:03
Location: STEAM RAILWAY LINE, NR FRESHFIELD LANE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
approx 400m of railway embankment well alight - extinguished by fire crews using HRs, napsack sprayers and beaters - WrL Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6923
Time: 19:26 - 20:09
Location: GRATTONS DRIVE, POUND HILL, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen involving electric hob - firefighters administered O2 therapy to 1 elderly female at the scene who was suffering effects of mild smoke inhalation - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Crawley
 

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WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6947
Time: 10:33-11:47
Location: HOUSE, TORTINGTON LANE, ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
fire in light fitting within loft space - approx half square metre of loft space affected - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 2HR and short extension ladder - PPV fan used to ventilate and TIC used to check loft space for hot spots - accidental - WrLx2
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6953
Time: 12:39-13:00
Location: GARAGE FORECOURT, REDKIN WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: Fuel spillage
- approx 5 litres of fuel spilled from car onto forecourt - absorbed by WSFRS using sand and vehicle made safe - incident left with forecourt manager - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43233 / 2013
Time: 2pm
Location: Gilbert Road, Chichester
Incident: Burglars pose as workmen to steal from Chichester home
Police are appealing for witnesses after two thieves posed as workmen to trick their way into a home.
The 65-year-old victim was visited at his home in Gilbert Road, Chichester, at about 2pm by a man who said he needed to turn off the water supply because of an emergency. The man said there was a leak in the flat above and took the victim into the kitchen to talk to him. A second man then entered the flat and searched the property while the victim was distracted. After they had left the pensioner discovered an amount of money had been taken.
The first thief was white, 20 to 25, 5'10" and slim. He was dressed smartly and was wearing a red baseball cap. The second thief was white, 40 to 50 and taller than the younger man. He was wearing a shirt and dark trousers.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 879 of 21 August
or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6956
Time: 14:28-15:37
Location: COLSTOCK CROSS, B2026 JUNCTION OF A264
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 vehicles - 1 elderly female extricated from vehicle using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital - 4 additional casualties treated by paramedics and also taken to hospital by air and road ambulance - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL East Grinstead
POLICE report - Ref: PR43230 / 2013
Time: 1.55pm
Location: Colestock Cross, Cowden
Incident: Serious road traffic collision in Edenbridge
Two people have been taken to Kings College Hospital, London, following a collision involving two cars in Colestock Cross, Cowden, this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 1.55pm to reports that a blue Honda Jazz was in collision with a Citroen Saxo. A 14-year-old boy, who was a rear-seat passenger in the Citroen, has been flown by air ambulance to Kings College Hospital. The driver of the Honda Jazz, a woman thought to be in her 80s, has also been taken to Kings College Hospital. Three other children travelling in the Citroen, have been taken to Pembury Hospital in Kent. The road will remain closed for a few more hours and drivers are advised to use an alternative route if possible.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers is asked to call 101 quoting Op Baker.
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6957
Time: 14:47-15:25
Location: CISSBURY RING, FINDON
Incident: FIRE
fire in area of grassland - extinguished by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing, L4T Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43229 / 2013
Time: 4.10pm
Location: Worthing
Incident: A27 closed westbound after woman hit by van
The A27 has been closed westbound in Worthing after a pensioner was knocked down by a van.
The woman was hit by a white Volkswagen Transporter at the junction of Upper Brighton Road and Shandon Road, close to Lyons Farm, shortly before 4.10pm.
Traffic is building up eastbound and the road has been closed westbound. The pensioner has been taken to hospital.
 
POLICE UPDATE
She has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with a fractured skull, two broken arms and internal injuries. The woman, from Broadwater, was hit by a white Volkswagen Transporter and fell backwards, banging her head on a wall. The 38-year-old driver, from Woodingdean, was not hurt. The westbound carriageway of the road had to be closed for more than three hours while the victim was treated and the scene was cleared.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw the crash happen or the victim or van in the moments beforehand.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Concept
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR43400 / 2013
An 80-year-old woman who was in collision with a van in Worthing last month has sadly died.
She was Joan Martin, of Beeches Avenue, Worthing. She was walking across the A27 at the junction with Shandon Road, close to Lyons Farm, on Wednesday 21 August when she was in collision with a Volkswagen Transporter van. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital with a fractured skull, two broken arms and internal injuries. She was transferred to Worthing Hospital but sadly died there on Wednesday 11 September.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6958
Time: 17:15-17:36
Location: MILTON MOUNT AVE, POUND HILL, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 car made safe by WSFRS - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6974
Time: 23:41-23:58
Location: A27 LANCING
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle fire - 1 car severely damaged by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR and 2BA - 1 male casualty with minor burns to arms given first aid by WSFRS personnel - accidental ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6989
Time: 09:33-09:52
Location: COTTAGE, CHURCH HILL, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
dishwasher fire in kitchen - out on arrival - inspection only by WSFRS - accidental ignition - WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 6993
Time: 10:46-11:20
Location: VOWELS LANE, KINGSCOTE
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
12 week old kitten trapped up tree - kitten rescued from tree by TRU personnel - TRU Officers x 2
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7005
Time: 17:02-18:21
Location: CANADA RD, ARUNDEL
Incident: Assistance
40 ft tree fallen across road - area cordoned off and made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton
 

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FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7021
Time: 07:02-07:39
Location: A27 WESTBOUND POLING CORNER TO CROSSBUSH
Incident: RTC
involving vehicle towing caravan - 1 female trapped - released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLx2 & HRT Worthing, WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7023
Time: 07:08-08:25
Location: INDUSTRIAL UNIT, HARDWOOD RD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in 20m by 12m industrial unit involving cutting machine - extinguished using 2BA, 1HR, 1 covering jet and 1 CO2 extinguisher - TIC used to check for hotspots - incident left with owner - accidental ignition
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor Regis
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7028
Time: 08:55 - 09:56
Location: SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars, 1 female casualty extricated using HRE and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - 2xWrL Bognor, HRT Chichester
POLICE report - Ref: PR43238 / 2013
Time: 8.50am
Incident: crash closes A29
The A29 at Shripney Road, Shripney, has been closed after two cars collided at 8.50am and one of them, a Honda Civic, left the road and went into a ditch. The woman driving that car was freed by firefighters.
Initial reports suggest that any injuries are not serious but emergency services are still dealing with the scene and no further information is available at this time. Meanwhile drivers are advised to avoid the area for the time being if at all possible.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 and quote Operation Ranger
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7042
Time: 14:38 - 16:43
Location: FARM, B2135, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
bull stuck in river, water approx 4-6ft deep - rescued using animal rescue line equipment - WSF&RS TRU Team
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7065
Time: 18:27 - 19:12
Location: M23 SOUTHBOUND JUNCTION 9 GATWICK - 10 CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 vehicles affecting both north and south bound lanes of M23 - No persons trapped - vehicles and roadway made safe by WSF&RS and SF&RS [Surrey] - 1xWrL East Grinstead, 2xWRL Reigate
 

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SATURDAY 24 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7073
Time: 00:53 - 02:44
Location: NYEWOOD, BETWEEN ROGATE AND SOUTH HARTING
Incident: FIRE
car on driveway severely damaged by fire - extinguished using 2xHR's, 2BA - deliberate ignition - WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7085
Time: 08:43 - 10:01
Location: PARK ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FLOODING
Flash flooding to several basement flats - water receded and salvage work carried out by WSF&RS
2xWrL Bognor, CSU Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7088
Time: 09:20 - 09:48
Location: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, LONDON ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
Fire in external cooler unit at rear of building - extinguished using 2BA, 1HR - accidental ignition
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7092
Time: 09:44 - 10:59
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, SOUTH TERRACE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FLOODING
flood water entered properties - assistance given by fire crew to clear drains and flood water cleared using submersible pump - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7099
Time: 09:55 - 18:36
Location: BURFORD CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: LIGHTNING STRIKE
Fir tree well alight following lightning strike approx 10m high - fire extinguished using 1HR - tree surgeon in attendance due to large cracks in base of tree giving cause for concern, dangerous structure - ALP in use for access, firefighters and tree surgeon dismantled tree - Electricity power lines and phone lines of several properties in the immediate area affected by lightning strike and roof of property damaged
WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7104
Time: 10:09 - 11:23
Location: ST CATHERINES ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FLOODING
Property affected by flood water, pumped away by WSF&RS - 1xWrL Littlehampton (1st Appliance)
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7106
Time: 10:30 - 12:09
Location: ST CATHERINES ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FLOODING
Further property affected by flood water in basement flat, pumped away using main appliance pump - 1xWrL Littlehampton [2nd Appliance]
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7124
Time: 17:23 - 17:53
Location: OVING ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
Single car collision - 1 elderly female passenger trapped in rear of car - casualty removed from car by Fire and Ambulance crew and conveyed to hospital - 2xWrL Chichester
 

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SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7141
Time: 11:54 - 12:09
Location: COOMBE HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and road furniture - 1 male casualty released by Ambulance Service - vehicle and roadway made safe by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7146
Time: 13:11 - 13:58
Location: WALLACE AVE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in microwave oven of ground floor flat - Fire out on arrival, smoke logging to flat cleared by fire crews using PPV fan - elderly female checked out at scene by ambulance crew - 2xWrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR43255 / 2013
Time: 2pm
Location: Crookthorn Lane junction with Yapton Road, Climping
Incident: Bognor Motorcyclist killed in collision
A motorcyclist was fatally injured when his Yamaha bike was in collision with a red Vauxhall Corsa in Climping this afternoon
The collision happened a few minutes before 2pm in Crookthorn Lane, at the junction with Yapton Road. Ambulance paramedics were joined by an air ambulance team, but were unable to save the 48-year-old man from Bognor Regis who sadly died at the scene. The road was closed for just over five hours while rescue, recovery and investigation work took place. The driver of the Corsa, a 53-year-old woman from Bognor Regis, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. She was later bailed until October 26.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Monroe
or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7149
Time: 14:10 - 14:32
Location: CLARENDON MEWS, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor kitchen - Out on arrival, smoke logging cleared using PPV Fan - 2xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7168
Time: 20:34 - 21:05
Location: JUNCTION OF RUSPER ROAD & RUDGEWICK ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
car well alight - extinguished using 2BA, 1HR - accidental ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7170
Time: 21:31 - 22:57
Location: THE PLANTATION, EAST PRESTON Incident:FIRE - Fire in single storey domestic garage - extinguished using 2BA, 1HR - 1st aid given at scene by WSF&RS to adult male suffering from slight burns to arm, ambulance in attendance and casualty left in their care - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Worthing
 

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MONDAY 26 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7175
Time: 02:49 - 03:31
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, HURST ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in oven of ground floor flat, out on arrival - Inspection carried out and advice given - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 

 
SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 09.30
Incident: Unexploded bomb
Both Selsey lifeboats launched at about 09.30 to evacuate their boathouses due to an unexploded bomb in the close vicinity of the lifeboat station. An unexploded 500lb WW2 bomb was discovered by a diver on Saturday 24th August and, after being verified by RN Portsmouth Ordnance Disposal Team on Sunday 25th August, an excavation, removal and controlled explosion was planned for Monday 26th August...
- Full report

 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7185
Time: 13:04 - 14:08
Location: STORRINGTON ROAD, WASHINGTON Incident:FIRE - Fire involving one large tree, fencing and undergrowth - extinguished using 1HPHR - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7190
Time: 14:18 - 15:06
Location: EAST HAM ROAD, WICK
Incident: FLOODING
Water from unknown source affecting cellar of property - water cleared and electrics isolated by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7202
Time: 19:39 - 20:15
Location: MACKLIN ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor kitchen, out on arrival, inspection only - elderly female treated at scene by Ambulance service for mild smoke inhalation - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7210
Time: 23:27 - 00:04
Location: POTTERS MEAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - extinguished using 1HPHR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 

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TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7232
Time: 10:00 - 10:43
Location: A259 CLOWORTH, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
large bales of straw alight and extinguished using 1HPHR - deliberate ignition - 2xWrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7247
Time: 15:10 - 15:54
Location: HEATHER CLOSE, WEST ASHLING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - elderly female released from vehicle by WSF&RS and Ambulance crew, casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance - WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, WrL Havant
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7248
Time: 15:51 - 16:32
Location: A2011, HAZELWICK ROUNDABOUT, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving van & car, fire to one of the vehicles, out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection carried out and scene made safe by fire crew - WrL Crawley
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 17.12
Incident: Swimmer in Difficulties
Selsey ILB 'Betty and Thomas Moore' launched at 17.12 at the request of Solent Coastguard to the assistance of a swimmer thought to be in difficulties off Selsey Bill - full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7258
Time: 18:39 - 19:13
Location: AVENUE DE CHARTRES, near CHICHESTER COLLEGE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
car 100% destroyed by fire - extinguished by fire crew using 2BA, 2HR Jets - accidental ignition - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7272
Time: 19:58 - 21:14
Location: LANCING RING NATURE RESERVE
Incident: FIRE
Area of tree scrub alight - extinguished using 1HPHR - accidental ignition - WrL Worthing, L4T Shoreham
 

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WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7303
Time: 14:35 - 15:08
Location: DOWNVIEW CLOSE, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
fire in window, surrounding area cut away and damped down using 1HPHR - accidental ignition - 1xWrL Wittering
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7307
Time: 17:23 - 19:25
Location: HONEYBRODGE LANE, ASHURST
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cow stuck in mud pond - released by Technical Rescue Team using animal line rescue equipment - Technical Rescue Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7309
Time: 17:43 - 18:54
Location: BERSTEAD ST, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
Fire in ground floor kitchen of domestic property, extinguished by fire crews using 4BA, 2HPHR's, 1 Covering Jet - kitchen destroyed by fire, remainder of property 100% damaged by smoke - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Bognor
 

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THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7331
Time: 06:56 - 09:55
Location: MARSH LANE, RUNCTON, CHICHESTER
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Horse had gone through the swimming pool cover of neighbouring property pool, water depth 1.1 - 1.8m - Horse rescued by Technical Rescue Team using animal rescue lines & equipment - Vet and RSPCA in attendance - WrL Bognor, Technical Rescue Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7333
Time: 07:49 -
Location: HAYES LANE, SLINFOLD
Incident: FIRE
Approx 30 large bales of hay on fire inside agricultural barn measuring 80m x 30m - Incident being sectorised and firefighting still in progress using 4BA, 2HPHR's, 1 Main Jet - Main building not affected by fire
In attendance, 2xWrL Horsham, 1xWrL Billingshurst, 1xL4T Horsham, 1xL4T Crawley 1xWrC Burgess Hill, 1xWrL Dorking [SF&RS]
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7341
Time: 09:37 - 10:21
Location: JUNCTION OF ST PETERS RD & LEYLANDS RD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 female medically trapped - casualty extricated and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicles and highway made safe - 2xWrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7358
Time: 15:51 - 16:30
Location: A285, DUNCTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped, 1 female checked over at scene by ambulance service - WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7362
Time: 17:17 - 17:40
Location: SHELBY ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Fire in kitchen involving cooker - extinguished by WSF&RS using 2BA , 1xHPHR, 1xCO2 Extinguisher and PPV fan used for smoke clearance - accidental ignition - 2xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7363
Time: 17:19 - 17:47
Location: FYNING HILL, ROGATE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car in to side of private garage - 1 female assisted from vehicle using small gear equipment and checked over by ambulance crew - 2xWrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7371
Time: 19:30 - 20:18
Location: BEWBUSH DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female medically trapped and extricated using HRE - casualty conveyed to hospital by ambulance - incident handed over to Police - 2xWrL Crawley, 1xHRT Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7395
Time: 10:31
Location: A24, NEAR JUNCTION WITH WORTHING ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
Collision on southbound carriageway near Hop Oast roundabout involving 2 transit pick-up vans - 1 male casualty medically trapped and extricated by fire crews using HRE - Air Ambulance in attendance at scene - 1xWrL Horsham, 1xWrL Billingshurst, 1xHRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7400
Time: 13:06 - 13:36
Location: CAR PARK, POST VIEW, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
car 100% damaged by fire, 1 further car slightly damaged - extinguished using 1HPHR - deliberate ignition - 1xWrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7413
Time: 16:29 - 17:21
Location: TOWNSEND WAY, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical oven, out on arrival and inspection carried out by Firefighters, PPV fan used for smoke clearance - 1 male treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - 2xWrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7421
Time: 19:24 - 20:02
Location: MAYFLOWER DRIVE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
Fire in the open involving large amount of refuse - extinguished by firefighters using 1HPHR and 1xJET - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton
 

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SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2013


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7429
Time: 10:23 - 11:21
Location: BROOMERS HILL LANE, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
fire in first floor bathroom - 10% of first floor damaged by fire - accidental ignition - 1xWrL Billingshurst, 1xWrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7438
Time: 13:28 - 14:19
Location: STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor bedroom - First Aid administered to occupier by WSF&RS for minor burns - 1xWrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7441
Time: 14:13 - 15:11
Location: LONG FURLONG, PATCHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and minibus - several casualties treated at scene for minor injuries by WSF&RS and paramedics - vehicles and roadway made safe - 1xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7444
Time: 16:17 - 16:49
Location: ASHENGROUND WOODS, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving refuse in wooded area - extinguished by fire crews using Napsack Sprays and buckets - deliberate ignition
1xWrL Haywards Heath, 1xL4T Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7448
Time: 17:04 - 18:01
Location: OFF MILL HILL, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: FIRE
fire in grain dryer - extinguished using 1HPHR - accidental ignition - 1xWrL Shoreham, 1xWrL Hove
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 7466
Time: 22:55 - 23:43
Location: SELHURST PARK ROAD, EAST DEAN
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving 1 derelict mobile caravan - vehicle completely destroyed by fire - extinguished by fire crews using 2BA, 1HPHR - deliberate ignition - 2xWrL Chichester
 
 
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'1st' Midhurst WrL - North Mill, 11th Oct 2006

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