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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - FEBRUARY 2014
 
The list below shows reported Emergency incidents for West Sussex. Not all 'call outs' are listed, only those reported.
[Although the bulk of reports are Police and Fire Service related, reports are sourced from all services]
 
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SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15312
Time: 03:15-05:43
Location: ELECTRICAL SUB STATION - FERNHURST ROAD, LINCH
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
flooding to sub station threatening electricity supply - SSE rep in attendance for guidance to WSF&RS - water pumped by WSF&RS to reduce water level - relief channel dug by digger to channel water away from sub station - incident handed over to SSE rep - WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15316
Time: 08:17-10:21
Location: HOUSE - WILLETT CLOSE, DUNCTON
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
4 inches of water in kitchen - water removed by WSF&RS using 1 pump and buckets and squeegee mops - advice given to occupier
WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15319
Time: 10:12-12:38
Location: HOUSE - HORSHAM ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
5 inches of water in cellar - water pumped by WSF&RS using 2 electrical pumps - salvage undertaken - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15320
Time: 10-28-10:46
Location: HOUSE - EAST STREET, SELSEY
Incident: RTC
involving van off road and in collision with house - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Selsey
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15334
Time: 13:13-13:37
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - no persons trapped - 1 person taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15337
Time: 14:00-14:42
Location: LOCK LANE, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
car in flood water - car and male occupant pushed clear of water by WSF&RS to higher ground - WrL Henfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15340
Time: 14:25-15:21
Location: HOUSE - SMOKY LANE, SELHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladders and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44623 / 2014
Time: 3.40pm
Location: McColls Store, Heene Road, Worthing
Incident: Attempted armed robbery in Worthing
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to rob a convenience store in Worthing with a handgun.
The would-be robber went into McColls Store in Heene Road at 3.40pm and threatened staff before demanding cash from the till. When he was thwarted by staff he ran off empty-handed out of the shop before getting on a bike. No one was hurt. The suspect was described as wearing a black jacket, beige combat trousers and he made off on a black BMX bike with green stickers on.
Anyone who has any information should contact police on 101 quoting serial 0955 of 01/02
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15347
Time: 17:43-18:00
Location: UNDERGROUND CAR PARK - POND ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
newspapers set on fire deliberately - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15352
Time: 19:38-20:49
Location: HOUSE - MOUNTWOOD ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Selsey
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15354
Time: 21:12-22:05
Location: HOUSE - THE HOLLOW, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
approx 3 feet of water in cellar - water pumped by WSF&RS using 2 submersible pumps - WrL Storrington
 

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SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2014


POLICE report - Ref: PR44619 / 2014
Time: 3.40am
Location: Brighton Road, junction with Windsor Road, Worthing
Incident: Cyclist seriously injured in hit and run
A 21-year-old cyclist is in Hurstwood Park Hospital after being involved in a hit-and-run collison in Worthing in the early hours.
The man, from Sompting, suffered a suspected fractured skull and vertebrae after apparently being in collision with a car that didn't stop at the scene in Brighton Road at the junction with Windsor Road around 3.40am.
A police spokesman said: "He was taken to Worthing Hospital and later transferred to the specialist head injury hospital at Haywards Heath with a bleed on the brain. His condition on Sunday evening was described as serious, but stable. At that time of the morning there wouldn't have been much traffic about so we are appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time to contact us if you witnessed the collision or if you saw a dark-coloured car that may have been involved. In particular, we would like to speak to a man and a woman who were at the scene, but left without leaving their details with police.
Please call 101 quoting Operation Prague."
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
see above
POLICE UPDATE
On Sunday afternoon, a 39-year-old man from Lancing handed himself into police and was arrested on suspicion of careless / dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and drink driving. He remains in custody Sunday evening.
 
POLICE report
Time: 2.15pm
Location: Littlehampton
Incident: Woman dies after being swept out to sea
A Goring woman has died in hospital after being swept out to sea.
The woman was seen going into the sea at the mouth of the River Arun at Littlehampton Pier at 2.15pm. Emergency services, a coastguard crew and lifeboat volunteers were quickly on the scene as she was carried out to sea by the strong current. Pulled from the sea by the RNLI team she was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Sadly she died at just after 9pm.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15378
Time: 15:51-17:00
Location: HOUSE - DRUNGEWICK LANE, LOXWOOD
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier
WrL Billingshurst
 

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MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2014


POLICE report - Ref: PR44669 / 2014
Do you recognise this BMX bike?
Bike stolen in Crawley burglary
It was stolen in a burglary from a house in London Road, Crawley just after midnight on Sunday 2 February.
The intruder went into the conservatory and took the bike before riding off on it towards Tushmore roundabout. The occupants of the house were in at the time and one of them gave chase but could not keep up with the burglar. The suspect was a white man, of slim build and 5' 9" and was wearing a waterproof jacket which was navy blue on the top half and dark cream on the lower half with the hood up. He also wore light blue jeans and red socks which were pulled up over the bottom of his jeans and black Nike shoes with a green Nike tick at the side and the word "Air" at the back.
The bike, a customised BMX, is an FBM make and has an anodised purple front wheel and a black rear wheel with the writing Primo on it. The seat is tan leather and says Odyssy in gold, it has gold pedals and on the main frame are a number of stickers, including a graffiti written style sticker which says 'federal'. The bike is worth £700.
A 15-year-old boy from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed until 20 March.
Anyone who has seen the bike or has any information about it should ring police on 101 quoting serial 0039 of 2/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15394
Time: 03:44-04:04
Location: WAREHOUSE - KELVIN LANE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in warehouse light fitting - 1 ladder and 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15397
Time: 07:11-07:39
Location: A272 EASEBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving ladder fallen from van on to road - 2 cars drove over the ladder causing the fuel pipe to rupture - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Midhurst
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44620 / 2014
Phillip Brown sentenced for murder of Debbie Levey
A West Sussex man has been sentenced for murdering a woman with whom he had been in a relationship that she sought to end.
Phillip Stanford Brown, 46, a driver, of Latham Road, Selsey, West Sussex was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 15 years at Lewes Crown Court today Monday 3 February, for the murder of Debbie Levey, 44, whose body was found at her home, Cherry Tree Cottage on the B2178 in East Ashling, West Sussex, on Monday morning 28 January 2013.
Brown had also been due to be tried at a later date on a separate charge of the attempted rape of a woman, then aged 30 and known to him, in West Sussex during March 2001. The woman is not Debbie Levey. However at today's hearing the judge ordered that this charge would not be proceeded with and will lie on the court file.
original report
Philip Brown

 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15400
Time: 09:35-09:55
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - PENSTONE PARK, LANCING
Incident: Dangerous Structure
several loose fascia boards at 2nd floor level of flats - boards removed to ground level by WSF&RS using 1 ladder - WrL Lancing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15416
Time: 13:49-15:28
Location: HOUSE - SWIFT CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Flooding
internal flooding in house - ceiling collapsed - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS - collapsed ceiling removed - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15421
Time: 18:01-18:50
Location: OUTSIDE VACANT BUILDING - SOUTH STREET, TARRING
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15440
Time: 21:36-21:58
Location: HOUSE - LOWER STREET, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Petworth
 

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TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15448
Time: 05:16-05:38
Location: OUTSIDE PLAY AREA - HYDE DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
motorcycle destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44591 / 2014
West Witterings man sentenced for fraud
A man from West Wittering has been sentenced for fraud.
Rene Coutts, 39, from Summerfield Road, West Wittering, who pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by false representation at Worthing Magistrates Court on January 16, has been sentenced.
In January 2013, Coutts, who is unemployed, visited a neighbour and and told her that his baby daughter was in intensive care and he did not have the money to get to the hospital to see her. The victim gave him £20. He then told the victim that his baby took a turn for the worse, was transferred to another hospital, and he needed money to get there. He took another £20 from the victim.
After a couple of weeks he visited the victim again and told her that there was a taxi outside and he was taking his mother to see the baby before the life support machine was turned off. The victim again lent him £20.
After a couple of weeks Coutts visited the victims address again and told her that his mother suffered a massive heart attack and had died and he needed more money. This time he was lent £20. On February 25 last year, Coutts attended a local butcher where an acquaintance worked and told him that his baby has just died and he needed money for a suit. He was given £30.
On March 18 and 23 last year Coutts attended a another butchers in East Wittering where pretended to own the business and took products worth more than £400 but never paid for them.
PC Dave Lyons said: "Coutts exploited these people by spinning a sob story and preying on people's compassion for the terrible situations he was in, situations he had completed concocted. He does not own his own business and both his mother and daughter are alive and well. He lied to these people with the sole intention of taking money for himself, while leading them to believe they were lending him the money in his time of need. Coutts has been punished for his deceitful behaviour and rightly so."
He has been given a nine month community order with six months supervision on each charge to run concurrently. He will also pay back the money he took, £80 compensation to his first victim, £30 to the second and £472.02 to the final victim.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15459
Time: 09:35-09:57
Location: JUNCTION OF BRANEN CLOSE AND KEYMER ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS and police - incident left with police - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15480
Time: 15:33-16:23
Location: HOUSE - NORTH LANE, WEST HOATHLEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Turners Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44644 / 2014
Have you seen missing Bognor Regis schoolboy?
Police are appealing for help tracing a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing in Bognor Regis.
Edgaras Savcenko was last seen leaving The Regis School in the town, where he is a pupil, at midday on Friday, 31 January. He is Lithuanian but can speak both Polish and English. There have been several reported sightings of Edgaras since then but police do not know where he is.
When Edgaras was last seen he was wearing a blue and purple body warmer, a silver or grey hooded top, grey trousers with green writing on them and white Nike trainers. Given his age and the lack of contact his family are eager for Edgar to get in touch.
Please contact police if you have seen him or if you know where he could be.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 421 of 1/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Edgaras Savcenko
see above
7 February 2014
POLICE report - Ref: PR44658 / 2014
Missing Bognor Regis boy found
The missing teenager from Bognor has been found in London.
Edgaras Savcenko, 14, was last seen on Friday, January 31, but has been located in London safe and well.
The media and members of public are thanked for their help.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15483
Time: 19:03-19:23
Location: CAR PARK OF GARDEN CENTRE - BRIGHTON ROAD, HASSOCKS
Incident: Assistance
car and female driver locked in car park - female adult assisted from car park by WSF&RS using one ladder - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15484
Time: 19:00-19:34
Location: CHICHESTER ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and camper van - elderly male driver assisted from car by ambulance paramedics and WSF&RS - man assessed at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15485
Time: 19:53-2:30
Location: HOUSE - BRAMBLE MEAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: FIRE
gas cooker on fire in ground floor kitchen - house heavily smoke logged - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - cooker removed from house - accidental - WrL Turners Hill, WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15486
Time: 19:58-20:36
Location: A273 CLAYTON HILL, PYECOMBE
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with large fallen tree - overhead power cables affected and down on roadway - no persons trapped - scene safety maintained by WSF&RS - WSCC Highways ordered for removal of tree - UK Power Network informed of damaged cables - incident left with police - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15489
Time: 20:54-23:27
Location: HOUSE - MEADOW DRIVE, HENFIELD
Incident: Dangerous Structure
temporary roof covering blown off in high winds - resecured by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Henfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15493
Time: 23:16-23:53
Location: TOAT HILL FIVE OAKS HILL, SLINFOLD
Incident: RTC
involving mini bus in collision with tree - 4 persons released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Horsham, WrL Billingshurst
see above
POLICE report - Ref: PR44654 / 2014
Time: 10.24pm
Location: A264, Five Oaks Road, Slinfold
Incident: Woman arrested for drink driving after collision
Emergency services were called to the A264, Five Oaks Road, Slinfold at 10.24pm to a collision.
The white Fiat had been travelling eastbound when it lost control and collided with a tree. The 33-year-old woman, who was driving, suffered serious injuries and her 28-year-old male passenger, who was also Crawley, suffered serious head injuries. Two other people, a man and woman, suffered minor injuries. They were taken to St George's Hospital, London. The driver was arrested at the scene for drink driving and has been bailed until March.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Vesta.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15494
Time: 23:18-23:37
Location: A24 NORTH OF HOP OAST ROUNDABOUT, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - police and ambulance in attendance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44759 / 2014
Location: Guillards Oak and St Johns Close, Midhurst
Incident: Three burglaries in a day in Midhurst
Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars struck three times within a matter of hours in Midhurst.
Two homes in Guillards Oak and one in St Johns Close were targeted on 4 or 5 February. The first burglary was reported at St Johns Close when the owner returned home to find her conservatory door smashed and home searched. Items of jewellery were taken including gold, diamond and ruby rings.
A second burglary happened between 11am on 4 February and 11am on 5 February in Guillards Oak during which jewellery, watches, ornaments and a silver model of Concorde were stolen.
The third burglary happened in Guillards Oak between 3pm and 7pm on 4 February during which gold jewellery including necklaces, earrings and a bracelet were taken.
Police are considering that they were carried out by the same thieves.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 360 of 5/2,
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15496
Time: 01:55-04:18
Location: PUB - DURBANS ROAD, WISBOROUGH GREEN
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, small tools and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15407
Time: 02:02 - 02:25
Location: FLATS - LENNOX ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FLOODING
large amounts of water entering ground floor flat - water coming from burst water pipe in 1st floor flat - water isolated by WSF&RS - advice given to occupiers - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44651 / 2014
Time: 5.30am
Location: Shripney Road, Bognor
Incident: Serious hit and run at Bognor
Emergency services were called around 5.30am to Shripney Road in Bognor Regis to a collision between a car and a cyclist.
The collision happened near to Kwik Fit as the car and cyclists travelled northbound but the car did not stop. The 45-year-old male cyclist has suffered serious leg and head injuries and has being taken to Southampton General Hospital. A 30-year-old man from Bognor Regis was located and has been arrested for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop and report a road collision. The road is currently closed northbound from Orchard Road roundabout while emergency services are on scene. The road will hopefully be reopened within the hour.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Milltown.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15500
Time: 08:48-09:05
Location: HIGH STREET, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult released by WSF&RS using small tools and given 1st aid by WSF&RS - scene made safe by WSF&RS - man left in the care of ambulance paramedics - WrL Partridge Green
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15510
Time: 12:33-12:45
Location: HOUSE - ST MARYS ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: Weather related
external oak beam in eaves of house overhanging footpath - beam made safe by WSF&RS using one ladder - WrL Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44678 / 2014
Elderly Hailsham woman falls prey to courier scam
An elderly woman from Hailsham has been scammed out of £7,000 by someone claiming to be a police officer from London.
The 86-year-old was contacted by telephone by a conman who said he was a police officer and convinced her that her bank account had been compromised. She was asked to remove £7,000 from her account and give it to a courier who would attend her home. She was then asked to ring the bank but the scammer kept the phone line open so they could pretend to be her bank as well. She went to the bank and withdrew the money today.
Detective Chief Inspector Ali Eaton from the Surrey and Sussex Specialist Crime Command said: "Under no circumstances would the police or your bank request your PIN number over the telephone or arrange collection of your bank cards from your home address in this manner. I advise all members of the public to never give out your bank details to someone who has contacted you on your home phone unsolicited. If you have any suspicions please do not use the phone you have just been called on to contact the police or your bank. If possible use another phone to contact the police to report it, or to contact a friend or relative to alert them. I urge anyone reading or hearing this message to pass it on to any friends and relatives who may not be aware of this particular type of targeted fraud, to prevent any vulnerable friends or family members from becoming victims."
If you have any information, whether you have received similar calls or know someone who has been a victim of this crime please contact Sussex Police by ringing 101 quoting Operation Edisto.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15522
Time: 18:11-18:48
Location: BUILDING - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Weather related
shop sign and 'for sale' sign on building hanging off building in high winds - signs removed by WSF&RS using small tools - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15528
Time: 21:25-22:11
Location: BUNGALOW - THE STREET, PLAISTOW
Incident: Chimney fire
chimney equipment and 1HR used by F&RS - WrL Dunsfold
 

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THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2014


 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15538
Time: 09:45-10:31
Location: HOUSE - POLES LANE, LOWFIELD HEATH
Incident: Chimney
ash coming out of top of chimney - faulty oil fuelled aga - external oil supply and chimney flue inspected by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera
WrL Crawley
Aga advice
It is recommended that a oil-fired AGA heat-storage cooker should be serviced at six monthly intervals. 3-oven and diesel models may extend to 12 months. Solid fuel models would require their internal flue ways to be cleaned monthly, with a six-monthly sweeping of the connecting flue pipe. The main chimney should be swept annually.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44673 / 2014
Police search for missing man
Police in Sutton are appealing for information about the whereabouts of Ronald Charles Lane, aged 75, who went missing on Wednesday, 5 February.
Mr Charles had driven with his wife from Durham to stay with family in Burns Close, Carshalton, arriving during the evening of Tuesday, 4 February. He was last seen going to bed at 12.30am on 5 February. His relatives believe he left Burns Close just over five hours later at around 6am in his car - a silver Ford Focus registration LD60 LVF. Automatic number plate recognition cameras recorded the car on 5 February at 7.30am on the A24 Findon by-pass at the junction with the A280, on the outskirts of Worthing. Neither the vehicle nor Mr Lane have been spotted since then.
Officers in the community safety unit at Sutton Police Station said they were concerned because Mr Lane was being treated for depression. He is not believed to have any more than £10 on him, and has no mobile phone, bank cards or medication. He is described as a white, well built, fit and able, about 5' 11", with thinning white hair. He is believed to have been wearing a striped blue and yellow shirt and beige corduroy trousers over pyjamas.
If you see Mr Lane or his vehicle, contact police immediately on 999 quoting his name and vehicle registration number.
Police still believe Mr Lane is in the south coast area and need to locate him as quickly as possible to make sure he is safe and well.
see above
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR44689 / 2014
Time: 2pm
Location: Glaseby Lane, Washington
Incident: Missing man found dead in car park
At 2pm today a member of the public found the body of a man in a parked Ford Focus car in a car park adjacent to Parkfield Farm, Glaseby Lane, Washington. The death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been referred to the Coroners Oificer. The Metropolitan Police have today, 7 February, issued a media release naming the man as Ronald Lane, 75, from County Durham, who had been reported missing from a family address in Carshalton on Wednesday 5 February.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15551
Time: 14:29-14:48
Location: CLUB BUILDING - HIGH STREET, CRAWLEY
Incident: Dangerous structure
fascia signage on bar hanging loose - area cordoned off by WSF&RS - incident left with bar management
WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15554
Time: 14:39-15:06
Location: HOUSE - ELSTEAD MARCH
Incident: Weather related
rain water coming through defective roof on single storey extension of house and affecting electrics - electrics isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out - WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15563
Time: 16:11-20:29
Location: HOUSES - NYTON ROAD, WESTERGATE
Incident: Weather related
flood water coming from fields and entering houses - 3 houses affected by flood water - water levels in houses reduced by WSF&RS using submersible pumps and salvage carried out - houses protected using sandbags - road junction of Nyton road and Oving road closed by police - WrLx2 Bognor, OSU Bognor
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44668 / 2014
Man arrested in connection with fatal fire
A man has been arrested in connection with a fire in Littlehampton which killed a 24-year-old man.
The 29-year-old from Bognor Regis has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody this evening.
Police were called to a fire at a property in South Parade at 12.47am on 12 September 2013.
Terry Davies, 24, sadly died in the fire. The investigation was passed to Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team when the fire was found to have been started deliberately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Annexe.
original report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15566
Time: 18:08-18:48
Location: STATIC HOME OFF CHURCH ROAD, ALDINGBOURNE
Incident: Fire
fire in bedroom area of static home 12mx6m - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental
WrLx2 Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15567
Time: 18:18-19:44
Location: BUILDING - CHICHESTER ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
car in collision with building used as funeral business - no persons trapped - police in attendance - car removed from building by recovery company and made safe by WSF&RS - incident handed back to funeral business manager to arrange boarding up of building
WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44675 / 2014
Halnaker fatal RTC - teenager charged
A 17-year-old Tangmere boy has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal road traffic collision on the A285 at Halnaker last September. The teenager is also charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He will appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on 20 February.
A Vauxhall Corsa car travelling south came off the road and overturned on Saturday 21 September. Passenger Jasmine Elkasmi, 16, of Carlton Avenue, Bognor, died of her injuries and two other 16-year-old girl passengers who were in the car were seriously injured.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15568
Time: 18:23-18:40
Location: WARNINGLID LANE, WARNINGLID
Incident: Weather related
car in flood water - all persons out of car before arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police for car recovery - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15580
Time: 21:54-22:16
Location: HOTEL - LEWEW ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: Flooding
water leak in hotel - ground floor corridor and 10 rooms affected - water isolated by WSF&RS - incident left with hotel managers
WrL Haywards Heath
 

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FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2014


POLICE report - Ref: PR44700 / 2014
Time: 10.25am
Location: Tozer Way, Chichester
Incident: Attempted bag snatch
Police are seeking witnesses to an attempted bag snatch in a garage compound at the southern end of Tozer Way, Chichester, at about 10.25am.
A hooded suspect tried to snatch the 49-year local woman's handbag whilst she was walking through the area, but she fought back and he ran away having failed to get the bag. The woman was physically unhurt but was very shocked and upset. The suspect is described as white, in his early twenties, about 5' 5", slim, wearing a light grey hooded top and dark loose fitting jeans.
If you saw what happened, please call police on 101 quoting serial 583 of 07/02
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15601
Time: 13:08-13:32
Location: HOUSE - CEDAR DRIVE, SOUTHWATER, HORSHAM
Incident: Assistance
man with arm struck in wall cavity above domestic garage door, released by WSF&RS using small tools and oxygen therapy - ambulance not required - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15603
Time: 13:54-14:22
Location: FIELD OFF HORSHAM ROAD, HANDCROSS
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical pole - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - electricity cable snapped and on roadway - power isolated by Electricity Board engineers - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15610
Time: 16:22-16:46
Location: PUB - WEST STREET, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL East Grinstead
 
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR44681 / 2014
Man bailed in connection with Littlehampton fire
A man arrested in connection with a fire in Littlehampton which killed a 24-year-old man has been bailed.
The 29-year-old man from Bognor Regis was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday and has now been bailed until March 20 while investigations continue.
original report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15612
Time: 16:50-17:13
Location: END OF TERRACE HOUSE -ALBERTA WALK, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing from ground floor of house - rear conservatory severely damaged by fire - 1 male occupier with minor inhalation led to safety by WSF&RS - 2HRS, 4BA used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental - WrLx3 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15515
Time: 17:10-17:45
Location: FLATS - SELSEY AVENUE, BOGNOR
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
ceiling collaped in 3rd floor bedroom - water coming from leak in external flat roof - ceiling made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15619
Time: 18:00-19:57
Location: NYWOOD ROAD, ROGATE
Incident: RTC / animal rescue
involving 4x4 car in collision with horse - horse trapped beneath 4 wheel drive car - no persons trapped - area cordoned off by police and WSF&RS - horse sedated by vet and extricated by TRU officers working with WSF&RS using air bags and animal rescue equipment - horse left in vets care - police in attendance
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst, TRU Officersx6
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15626
Time: 20:00-20:46
Location: HOUSE - CULVERS, SOUTH HARTING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL Petersfield
 

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SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15636
Time: 03:55-06:11
Location: HOTEL - COPTHORNE COMMON ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
flooding entering ground floor of hotel from outside - flood water pumped to pond in grounds of hotel by WSF&RS
WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15643
Time: 09:53-10:42
Location: LONDON ROAD BOGNOR
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Dangerous structure - large shop sign fallen from front of shop - electrics isolated by WSF&RS - 2 female adults treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital by ambulance - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and made safe
WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15655
Time: 12:09-12:45
Location: HOUSE - GOLDEN AVENUE, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL East Preston
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15667
Time: 14:55-16:10
Location: JUNCTION NEW BARN ROAD AND NEW ROAD, GOODWOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 2 persons trapped -road closed by police - casualty assessment made by ambulance paramedics - 1 person extricated from 1st car and 2 walking injured all attended to by ambulance paramedics - 1 person extricated from 2nd car and attended to by ambulance paramedics - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44778 / 2014
Motorbike stolen
Have you seen this motorbike?
It was stolen from a garage in Colworth Road, Bersted, between 4pm on Saturday 8 February and 8.25am the next day. The motocross bike is a red and white Honda CRS worth several thousand pounds. Its registration number is HK63 BYL.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 302 of 9/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15670
Time: 17:38-18:03
Location: HOUSE - NORTH STREET, STORRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15671
Time: 17:59-20:26
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE, ALBERT STREET, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladder, roof ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham
 

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SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15683
Time: 00:19-00:33
Location: COUNCIL CAR PARK - HIGH STREET, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
6x6 fence panel loose in wind - fence resecured by WSF&RS using salvage equipment - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15685
Time: 02:31-03:08
Location: FLATS - DENNE PARADE, HORSHAM Incident: Flooding - ground floor flat affected by water coming from upper flat - water supply isolated externally by WSF&RS - minor salvage undertaken
WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15688
Time: 10:46-12:01
Location: HOUSE - CROSSBUSH LANE, ARUNDEL
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
roofing around dormer window damaged by weather - large area of flat roof removed to ground level by WSF&RS using ALP
WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15691
Time: 11:16-11:56
Location: LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - one car then left the scene - 1 female adult assisted from remaining car by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL East Grinstead
see Police report below
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44690 / 2014
Time: 11.49am
Incident: M23 closed due to serious RTC Crawley
Emergency services are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the M23 near Crawley involving a pedestrian who has been in collision with a car at 11.49am.
Both junctions 10 and 11 in both directions have been closed for the air ambulance to land to take the pedestrian, a 19-year-old man, to hospital in London. He has life threatening head injuries.
Police are endeavouring to re-open the road as soon as possible.
There is no other information available at this time.
re above
POLICE UPDATE - Ref: PR44691 / 2014
Appeal for witnesses to M23 collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to the above incident.
The 19-year-old man was airlifted to the Royal London Free Hospital in Whitechapel after the collision in the northbound carriageway and is in a critical condition.
Prior to the collision on the motorway, a vehicle he had been travelling in had been briefly pursued in Moat Road, East Grinstead. This vehicle had been allegedly taken without the owner's consent. It had also been involved in a collision with another car in London Road for which it had failed to stop at the scene. The vehicle was then abandoned in Stace Way and two men ran from the car. A 33-year-old man from Crawley was arrested nearby on suspicion of being carried in a vehicle taken without consent and is currently in custody. The other man from Crawley Down, was then on foot and involved in a collision with a car driving northbound on the M23.
Police have referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of standard policy because of the police activity at the time. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision on the northbound carriageway of the M23 between junction 10a and 10. The road had to be closed southbound and northbound for the casualty to be treated and for the air ambulance to land.
Anyone with information should ring 101 quoting Operation Hadleigh.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15703
Time: 15:56-16:46
Location: PUB - HIGH STREET, SELSEY
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
cellar of pub flooded - flood level reduced using pumps by WSF&RS - WrL Selsey
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15706
Time: 17:22-17:49
Location: FLATS - THE STREET, BOXGROVE
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
basement of flats flooded - electrics and boiler affected - flood level reduced by WSF&RS using 1 electric submersible pump
WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15712
Time: 19:01-19:46
Location: FARMLAND OFF CUCKFIELD ROAD, ANSTY
Incident: FIRE
caravan destroyed by fire - all persons accounted for - 3HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15715
Time: 20:38-21:35
Location: HOUSE - HOUGHTON BRIDGE, AMBERLEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, 1HR, 1 ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Storrington
 

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MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15739 click to enlarge
Time: 13:19-04:53
Location: HIGH STREET, LINDFIELD
Incident: FIRE
¾ inch gas main ruptured and involved in fire - approx 12m of trench alight - fire allowed to burn under supervision of Southern Gas Board - electrical supply in trench isolated by UK Networks - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and safety cordon set up - 1 covering HR and 2 fixed HRs used by WSF&RS - nearby premises evacuated by police - gas supply to adjacent premise isolated - gas pressure to main reduced by Southern Gas Board allowing fire to be extinguished safely
WrLx2 Haywards Heath
PHOTOS Photos Copyright Eddie Howland Mobile 07973 518828
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15742
Time: 13:26-13:45
Location: HOUSE - HAMMERWOOD ROAD, ASHURST WOOD
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15743
Time: 14:01-14:37
Location: INSTRUMENT REPAIR BUSINESS - ESSEX ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
building 20mx10m consisting of 3 shops - small fire in buffing machine room - 2BA, 1HR and Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - premises ventilated naturally - accidental - WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15754
Time: 17:23-20:08
Location: FARM LAND OFF WINTERPIT LANE, MANNINGS HEATH
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
horse down in deep mud - horse moved from mud to firmer ground - vet in attendance - horse lifted to its feet by TRU officers using lifting strops and tractor - horse walked to stable and left in the care of vet and owner - TRU Officerx3
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15762
Time: 19:06-19:19
Location: CHURCH GROUNDS OFF HIGH STREET, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
tree on fire at the side of church - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Selsey
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15764
Time: 19:27-20:58
Location: BLACKWELL HOLLOW, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1st aid given by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - car fire extinguished using Co2 extinguisher by ambulance paramedics before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 male adult and 1 female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Forest Row, HRT Crawley
see above
POLICE report - Ref: PR44713 / 2014
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Blackwell Hollow, East Grinstead
Incident: Two seriously hurt in crash
Just before 7.30pm on Monday 10 February, two cars travelling in opposite directions collided in Blackwell Hollow, East Grinstead.
The 25-year old East Grinstead man driving one of the cars, a Ford Focus, sustained head and leg injuries, and was taken to Kings College Hospital in South London. The 33-year old woman, also from East Grinstead, who was driving the other car, a Ford Fiesta, sustained leg injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Their conditions were initially assessed as serious and no updates have been received from the hospitals. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The road was closed until 1.25am on Tuesday whilst the casualties were attended to, and the scene was examined and made safe.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police via 101 quoting serial 1345 of 10/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15786
Time: 09:20-09:53
Location: FLATS - CHURCH WALK, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Dangerous structure - 15 foot aerial hanging off roof of flats - aerial removed by WSF&RS using triple extension ladder and small tools
WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15787
Time: 09:37-09:48
Location: HOUSE - GOSSOPS DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
aerial hanging from roof of house - aerial removed to safety by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44771 / 2014
Location: Pound Lane, Shipley
Incident: Shipley house burgled
Police are seeking witnesses to a daytime burglary in Shipley, near Horsham.
Between 11.45am and 4.30pm, a house in Pound Lane was burgled. Three laptops and jewellery were stolen.
Police think more than one person was involved and that a vehicle was used by the offenders. If anyone saw anything that they think may be linked please phone 101 quoting serial 1054 of 11/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15796
Time: 13:02-13:44
Location: HIGH RISE BLOCK OF FLATS - QUEENSWAY, BOGNOR
Incident: RESCUE
Lift shut in - 1 woman in lift - woman released from lift by WSF&RS using winding equipment and lift keys - caretaker of flats in attendance - electrics isolated by WSF&RS - incident left with caretaker - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15798
Time: 15:05-15:41
Location: A27 NEAR SHOREHAM AIRPORT, EAST BOUND
Incident: RTC
collision involving 4 cars and 1 van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44749 / 2014
Time: 3.30pm
Location: Glamis Street, Bognor
Incident: Police investigate fight in Bognor street
Police are investigating a fight in a Bognor street in which weapons were used.
At 3.30pm police were called to the fight involving a group of men, estimated at about half a dozen, in their late teens or early twenties in Glamis Street, Bognor, near St Marys School. It was reported that some of the youths were in possession of weapons such as sticks or belts. As police arrived the group dispersed in various directions, and three men, one aged 21 from South London, and two aged 21 and 25 of no fixed addresses, were arrested nearby on suspicion of affray. They were interviewed and released on police bail until 10 March while enquiries continue.
If you were a witness to this incident contact police on 101 or quoting Serial 887 of 11/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44802 / 2014
Location: Chapel Road, Worthing
Incident: Safe stolen in Worthing town centre burglary
Police are seeking burglars who stole a safe from a Worthing town centre store.
Between 7.30pm and 10.30pm, Bargain Express in Chapel Road, Worthing, was broken into. Two men wearing green jackets with blue hooded tops were recorded on store CCTV in the premises at the time. They got in by forcing their way in at the rear of the property in Liverpool Gardens and a safe containing several hundred pounds cash was stolen. Police have noted from CCTV in the area that there were lots of people in the Town Centre when this offence occurred. They would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious.
PC Christopher Moore from the local Neighbourhood Response Team said: "If you saw anything suspicious in the Chapel Road or Liverpool Gardens area of Worthing at or around these times, please contact us"
Call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0123 of 12/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15816
Time: 02:44-03:32
Location: FLATS - YORK GARDENS, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Flooding
water coming from upper flat and affecting electrics of lower flat - water in upper flat isolated by WSF&RS - salvage undertaken and standing water mopped up - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15818
Time: 05:01-05:26
Location: FLAT - LONDON ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
rainwater from roof entering flat - electrics isolated by WSF&RS - incident left with landlord - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15819
Time: 05:10-05:55
Location: HOUSE - CHANTRYFIELD ROAD, ANGMERING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
rainwater coming through ceiling from roof valley gutter - electrics isolated by WSF&RS and advice given
WrL East Preston
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15823
Time: 10:40-11:06
Location: SUPER STORE - NEW ROAD, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
metal signage in recycling area loose in high winds and rain - sign brought to ground level by WSF&RS
WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15830
Time: 12:29-12:39
Location: MONTAGUE STREET, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15832
Time: 12:35-12:54
Location: HOUSE - KINGSWAY, ALDWICK, BOGNOR
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
large tree in imminent danger of falling on house due to high winds and rain - tree secured by WSF&RS and home owner - tree surgeon ordered - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15834
Time: 12:55-13:21
Location: POND ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
two 60 foot tall fir trees in unsafe condition due to high winds and rain - root system damaged by wind with the potential for the trees to fall - road and footpath cordoned off by WSF&RS and road closed - police in attendance for traffic control
WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15835
Time: 13:18-13:59
Location: HOUSE - LONDON ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
aerial hanging off chimney on roof of house - TV aerial and 3 metre length support removed by WSF&RS using 1 triple extension ladder, roof ladder and small tools - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15826
Time: 13:37-13:50
Location: HOUSE - INGLESIDE CRESCENT, LANCING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
TV aerial loose and banging on roof of conservatory - aerial cut away from coax cable by WSF&RS using cable cutters and removed
WrL Lancing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15828
Time: 13:48-15:54
Location: TYLERS GREEN, CUCKFIELD
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
tree and electricity cables down across road - electricity cables isolated by EDF Energy Company - public footpath cordoned off by police and WSF&RS - incident handed over to police and EDF Energy - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15839
Time: 14:00-14:33
Location: FLATS - DOWNVIEW ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
3rd floor double glazed window frame loose in high winds and rain - window made safe by WSF&RS using small tools and salvage equipment - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15841
Time: 14:08-14:53
Location: HOUSE - NEW PLACE ROAD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
large tree fallen and gone throgh though roof of house - inspection of house made by WSF&RS - WSCC Highways informed of fallen tree - area cordoned off by WSF&RS - no rainwater entering roof - incident handed over to police and occupier
WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15849
Time: 18:21-19:32
Location: PUB - THE STREET, POYNINGS
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Henfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15854
Time: 20:04-20:24
Location: 2 HOUSES - STEEPDOWN ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
part of tiled facia of 2 houses blown off by high winds - damaged areas made safe by WSF&RS using ladder and small tools
WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15859
Time: 22:17-23:25
Location: HOUSE - SULLINGTON WAY, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - loft and 1st floor inspected using thermal imaging camera - advice given to occupier
WrL Shoreham
 

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THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15878
Time: 10:54-11:59
Location: PUB - TARRANT STREET, ARUNDEL
Incident: Fire
2 storey pub - fire in 1st floor bedroom - 4BA, 3HRs, thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance to assist occupiers
WrL Arundel, WrLx2 Littlehampton, WrL Worthing, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15888
Time: 15:21-15:58
Location: A283, STORRINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - road closed - 1 elderly woman trapped - car stabilised and woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment under guidance of ambulance paramedics - woman released and assessed by Dr before being taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Storrington, WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
see above
POLICE report - Ref: PR44747 / 2014
Location: A283 Washington Road, Storrington
Incident: A283 closed in Storrington after serious accident
Police are appealing for witnesses after three cars collided on the A283 Washington Road in Storrington.
A Volkswagen Golf being driven by an 81-year-old woman hit a Volkswagen Golf from behind and pushed it into the back of a Mercedes E-class estate. The 81-year-old's car then went off the road and hit a tree.
She has been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment.
The road will be closed until at least 6pm while police investigate what has happened.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15894
Time: 18:37-19:04
Location: FLATS - LITTLE HIGH STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: Lift shut in
3 teenage girls released from lift by WSF&RS using lift key - lift isolated and taped off - lift maintenance company ordered
WrL Shoreham
 

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FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15916
Time: 13:27 - 21:40
Location: NORTHFIELDS LANE, WESTERGATE
Incident: FLOODING
Severe flooding to local area and homes caused by water run off from fields - approx 20 homes saved from flooding and several properties sandbagged to reduce direct flooding - 2 culverts and 3 drains unblocked - Approx 200 sandbags and polyboom deployed - Area pumped and efforts made to re-direct water flow
Equipment used; 1 Gully sucker, 2 main pumps, 1 LPP, 1 Grundfos and 1 aspirator
Local Volunteer Group assisted Fire Crews and watching brief maintained
2x WrL Bognor, 1x Operational Support Unit, Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15920
Time: 13:50 - 14:56
Location: THE WHARF, MIDHURST
Incident: FLOODING
Domestic property affected by localised flooding due to weather conditions - Inspection carried out by Fire Crews and watching brief maintained - Water levels subsided and Highways contacted to provide sandbags for local roads
1xWrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15922
Time: 14:02 - 15:15
Location: ASHFIELD ROAD, MIDHURST
Incident: FLOODING
Localised flooding to several properties - Floodwater pumped by WSF&RS using 1xLPP
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15924
Time: 14:03 - 14:32
Location: LONDON ROAD, PYECOMBE
Incident: FLOODING
Localised flooding due to large levels of water affecting drains - No internal flooding to properties, external drains cleared by WSF&RS
WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15934
Time: 14:33 - 15:14
Location: JANE MURRAY WAY, GATEHOUSE LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FLOODING
External floodwater affecting retail store and local area roads - Water diverted using sandbags - 1xWrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15937
Time: 14:49 - 16:31
Location: STATION ROAD, COWFOLD
Incident: FLOODING
Localised flooding affecting domestic property - Water pumped using LPP and Submersible Pump - 1x WrL Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15939
Time: 14:52 - 16:01
Location: ASH CLOSE, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: FLOODING
Floodwater coming up through drains and affecting domestic property - water levels reduced using submersible pump - sandbags requested from Highways - 1xWrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15953
Time: 15:30 - 15:57
Location: MALTHOUSE LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: PERSONS TRAPPED
1 female trapped in car in fast rising deep water - Lady and car rescued and taken to safety by WSF&RS - 1xWrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15954
Time: 15:33 - 15:54
Location: PARKSIDE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FLOODING
water entering domestic property - water removed using small gear and drains cleared - advice given and incident handed over to occupiers
WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15965
Time: 16:26 - 17:54
Location: LODGE LANE, KEYMER
Incident: FLOODING
water entering basement of domestic property - floodwater pumped using LPP and submersible pump - 1xWrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15967
Time: 17:11 - 17:59
Location: DOMESTIC FLAT, WOODMANS HILL, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of first floor flat - out on arrival, inspection carried out and assistance given by fire crews to ventilate property - Approx 10% of kitchen damaged by smoke - Accidental ignition - 2xWrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15975
Time: 19:28 - 20:52
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, MONKMEAD LANE, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FLOODING
Approx 4-5ft of water in cellar area of domestic property - water pumped using 2 submersible pumps - 1xWrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15976
Time: 19:55 - 20:20
Location: CHILDREN'S PLAY PARK, MANOR ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
Rubbish set on fire near to children's play equipment in park - extinguished by fire crew - deliberate ignition - 1xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15993
Time: 22:16 - 23:11
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, GASKYNS GLOSE, RUDGWICK
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Water entering loft area of property - electrics isolated and salvage work carried out by WSF&RS- 1xWrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15994
Time: 22:18 - 22:55
Location: SCHOOL, KINGSHAM ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Large section of sports hall roof structure blown away by wind - electrics isolated, building and surrounding area made safe by fire crews
WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15996
Time: 22:19 - 23:00
Location: MARLE PLACE, LEYLANDS ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Polytunnel green house blown into trees by high winds - Polytunnel removed from trees and area made safe by fire crews
WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16000
Time: 22:26 - 22:58
Location: SANDYMOUNT AVE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Large section of carport roof from domestic garage blown off in high winds and fallen on to car - structure removed from car and area made safe by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - 1xWrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16010
Time: 22:59 - 00:43
Location: CLAYTON ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: FLOODING
Car park flooded and 5 properties affected by floodwater due to high waves and bad weather - sandbags used by WSF&RS to help protect properties from any further damage - 1xWrL Selsey, OSU Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16016
Time: 23:18 - 03:07
Location: NEWELLS LANE, BOSHAM
Incident: FLOODING
Approx 1 foot of floodwater affecting domestic property - water pumped using 1 LPP - 1xWrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16018
Time: 23:24 - 00:13
Location: JUNCTION OF LOXWOOD ROAD & PLAISTOW ROAD, IFOLD
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
car wedged under fallen tree - no persons trapped or injured - tree removed from car and cleared from highway by WSF&RS - area made safe - 1xWrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16019
Time: 23:29 - 00:25
Location: SHELLY ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Section of scaffolding hanging from roof of building in dangerous position - Crews assisting local scaffolding company with removal of scaffolding to make area safe - 1xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16023
Time: 23:50 - 02:56
Location: SOLENT ROAD, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FLOODING
Surface floodwater affecting 4 domestic properties - Water pumped by WSF&RS using 1 LPP and sandbagging operation in place to protect properties - 1xWrL East Wittering, 1xWrL Chichester, OSU Bognor
 

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SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16045
Time: 03:11 - 04:06
Location: RUSPER ROAD, RUSPER
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Large tree fallen and blocking main highway - Highways agency informed for road closure - area cordoned off and made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue
Time: 07:30
Location: SEMI DETATCHED HOUSE - BAKERSFIELD COTTAGES, HEYSHOTT
Incident: FIRE
Caused by candle used during power cut - lounge 100% destroyed by fire - remainder ground floor damaged by smoke - 2 females aged 27 taken to hospital with severe burns and smoke inhalation, one being transferred to the East Grinstead Burns Unit for specialised treatment
6yr old male taken to hospital for observation - 4BA
WrL x 2 Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16055
Time: 07:37 - 08:24
Location: THE HARTINGS, MIDDLETON-ON-SEA
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Tree fallen onto car on public highway - no persons trapped or injured - car removed using HRE and area made safe
1xWrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16060
Time: 07:54 - 09:12
Location: THE AVENUE, HAMBROOK
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
60ft conifer tree in danger of falling on to house - WSF&RS assisting Hants FRS to stabilise the tree and make the area safe before arrival of tree surgeon -1xWrL Chichester, 1xWrL Emsworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16089
Time: 10:18 - 12:34
Location: BEECH ROAD, ROFFEY
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Chimney in dangerous position - WSF&RS ALP in use by fire crew to make safe
1xWrL Horsham, 1xALP Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16106
Time: 11:58 - 14:12
Location: ARCADE BUILDING, SOUTH ST, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
Floodwater affecting basement of property - water pumped by WSF&RS using 2 submersible pumps - 1xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16115
Time: 12:47 - 13:34
Location: TENNYSON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Area of roofing and masonry loose and dangerous on 6 storey block of flats - damaged area secured and made safe by WSF&RS before arrival of roofing contractors - 1xWrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16134
Time: 16:32 - 16:51
Location: STANE STREET CLOSE, PULBOROUGH
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
fire in engine compartment of car - out on arrival, accidental ignition - inspection carried out and advice given - incident handed over to owner - 1xWrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16138
Time: 18:49 -21:31
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, OFF A272 ROGATE
Incident: CHIMNEY FIRE
Fire in external chimney cladding from open fire flue - extinguished by fire crews using chimney gear and 1 HR - Accidental ignition
WrL Midhurst, ALP Southsea
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16145
Time: 20:13 - 20:48
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, PLAISTOW ROAD, KIRDFORD
Incident: FIRE
fire in first floor bedroom caused by candle - out on arrival, inspection only - accidental ignition
1xWrL Petworth, 1xWrL Billinghurst
 

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SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2014


RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 13.20
Incident: RIB in trouble off West Wittering
Solent Coastguard requested launch in response to a 999 call from a rigid inflatable that had broken down and was in the surf off West Wittering Beach. The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was launched, very quickly found the rib and itís three young crew and because they were in breaking surf and close inshore the lifeboat crew immediately rigged a towline to pull the rib off the surf and across to a safer position opposite the Lifeboat Station. A crew member went aboard the rib and checked to make sure the water in the boat was from wave action and not a damaged hull. An alongside tow was rigged and the boat and crew taken to Sparkes Marina and advice given about wearing life jackets. The rib was handed over to the Coastguard team who arranged a commercial tow from Hayling Rescue back to Thorney Island Sailing Club.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16175
Time: 15:38 - 19:37
Location: CARE HOME, BROAD ROAD, HAMBROOK
Incident: FIRE
Fire in first floor bedroom of 3 storey nursing home - 20% of bedroom damaged by fire, 50% damaged by smoke - Fire of accidental ignition, no persons injured - extinguished using 2 BA, 1 HPHR, 1 Covering Jet, 1 PPV fan and 1 TIC
WrL Emsworth, 1xWrL Havant, 1xWrL Chichester
 
RNLI Hayling  Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 16.37
Incident: Drifting Kayak investigated
Atlantic 85 was launched to go to investigate a kayak, reported by 999 calls to Solent Coastguards, which was drifing out of Langstone Harbour. Portsmouth Lifeboat was unable to be launched due to damage to their launching slip sustained in recent violent storm. The lifeboat found the kayak near to the pier close to Fort Cumberland and recovered it. There was no evidence of recent use nor of a person in the water and so it was agreed with the Coastguard that the lifeboat should return to the Hayling RNLI Station
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16184
Time: 19:44 - 22:49
Location: DOMESTIC PROPERTY, VALE AVE, FINDON VALLEY
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving 25% of ground floor of semi-detached bungalow - extinguished by WSF&RS using 6 BA, 2 HPHR, 1 CO2 extinguisher - All persons accounted for - Cause Unknown and under investigation by Police SOCO and WSF&RS FIO
3xWrL Worthing, OSU Bognor
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44781 / 2014
Location: Piries Place, Horsham
Incident: Break-in at pet shop in Horsham
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at pet shop in Horsham.
Pets Corner at Piries Place was broken into between 4.20pm on Sunday and 8.15am on Monday morning. A door at the back of the shop had been forced and almost £2,000 from the safe had been taken.
Anyone with information about the break-in or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area overnight is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 196 of 17/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16192
Time: 02:58 - 03:49
Location: B2145 - HUNSTON ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
vehicle 100% destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSF&RS using 2BA, 1 HPHR - Fire believed to be deliberate ignition - 1xWrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16197
Time: 10:16-11:49
Location: HOTEL, HIGH STREET, HENFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
approx 20cm flood water entering basement of property and affecting electrics - electrical equipment isolated and water pumped using light portable pump and submersible pump by WSFRS - advice given to occupier - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16205
Time: 13:43-14:42
Location: HOUSE, INGRAMS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
fire involving integral garage of semi-detached property - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 1HR and 1 covering jet - 50% of garage damaged by fire and smoke - PPV used to ventilate property - accidental ignition
WrL Midhurst, WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16207
Time: 14:41-15:29
Location: RUTLAND WAY, CHICHESTER
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
fire involving engine compartment of large goods vehicle - extinguished by WSFRS using 4BA, 2 HR and water shuttle - accidental ignition
WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16212
Time: 18:14-18:35
Location: RIVER LAVANT, THE HORNET, CHICHESTER
Incident: RIVER RESCUE
12 year old boy stuck on narrow ledge after falling into the river Lavant - rescued by WSFRS crew using fall arrest equipment and ladder - boy treated at scene by South East Coast Ambulance paramedics - WrL Chichester
see above
FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE REPORT
Incident: RIVER RESCUE PROMPTS WARNING FROM FIREFIGHTERS
Firefighters are warning about the danger of playing in water after being called to rescue a boy who got into trouble on the River Lavant yesterday evening. They were called to the stretch of river in the Hornet in Chichester shortly after 6pm last night after the 12-year old, who was playing on a makeshift raft with friends, fell into the water and was swept downstream. The force of the water carried the boy dangerously close to the culvert pipe, where the river goes under the city, before he managed to pull himself onto a small ledge.
A crew from Chichester Fire Station were on the scene within minutes of the alarm being raised and were able to reach the boy using a system of ladders and ropes. The boy, who was suffering from cold and shock, was treated at the scene by paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service but did not need hospital treatment.
Service Incident Commander in charge of the rescue, Kim Taylor, said afterwards: "This young lad had a very lucky escape because this could have been a much more serious incident. If he had been swept a few more feet downstream into that culvert pipe then I have no doubt we would be talking about a tragic outcome. The protracted period of rain and higher than usual water levels mean that the risks are even greater at the moment. Our advice is simple - don't put yourself or others at risk just stay out of the water."
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16227
Time: 20:34-21:11
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, HAM RD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of ground floor flat - 1 male led to safety by WSFRS and given precautionary check by paramedics - 1 HR used by crew to extinguish fire - natural ventilation carried out - accidental ignition - WrL Worthing, WrLx2 Hove
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16233
Time: 22:09-22:19
Location: HIGH STREET, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: BIN FIRE
fire involving refuse bin in bus shelter - out on arrival - deliberate ignition - WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16236
Time: 23:16-23:51
Location: FLAT, ST CUTHMANS RD, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving overturned oil radiator in ground floor flat - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1HR - TIC used by crew to check for hot spots - natural ventilation carried out - accidental ignition - WrL Steyning, WrL Henfield
 

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TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16244
Time: 09:21-09:49
Location: FLAT - COLMER COURT, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Fire alarm sounding
occupier of flat not home - small fire in kitchen of flat involving empty pressure cooker left on live hob - power isolated by WSF&RS - flat ventilated - incident handed over to warden of flats - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16248
Time: 10:49-11:54
Location: OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: Flooding
roadway flooded by water coming from burst water main - water levels monitored by WSF&RS - police requested to attend due to road surface breaking up - road closed by police - incident handed over to police and Water Board representative
WrL Shoreham
see above
POLICE report - Ref: PR44784 / 2014
Incident: A283 closed in Shoreham over safety fears
The A283 Steyning Road in Shoreham has been closed over fears the surface could collapse.
Police were called at 10.50am to reports of flooding on the road. At the request of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service we closed the road between the Clover Leaf roundabout at the A27 and the Red Lion pub at the junction with Upper Shoreham Road over concerns the road is collapsing. The road has been closed in both directions and is expected to remain shut for several days while a burst water main and the road are repaired.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44788 / 2014
Time: 12.42pm
Location: A27
Incident: Six arrested after being found in lorry on A27 at Tangmere
Six people were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry to the UK after they were reported being in a lorry that had stopped on the A27 at Tangmere, near Chichester.
Police were called to the Italian-registered vehicle at 12.42pm when the driver had heard banging from the inside of the lorry. Concerned that the lorry might be refrigerated, officers moved quickly to get the people out and a rolling road block was put in place on the A27 while this happened in case any attempted to run when released from the vehicle. The westbound carriageway was closed for around half-an-hour.
Six men, three aged 24 and the others aged 23, 28 and 29, all originally from Eritrea, were arrested and remained in custody on Wednesday morning, where they will be interviewed by UK Border Agency officers.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16251
Time: 13:47-14:16
Location: HOUSE - HILL VIEW, ELSTED
Incident: Chimney fire
chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16254
Time: 14:17-24:45
Location: A29 WESTERGATE
Incident: Flooding
water running from nearby field on to road - no properties affected - inspection only by WSF&RS - static pump at the scene pumping water to drain - WrL Bognor
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44797 / 2014
Time: 2.45pm
Location: Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis
Incident: Bognor burglary attempt foiled by owner's dog
Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted burglary at a property in Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis, at 2.45pm when two men broke through the front door whilst the woman who lives there was at home.
But the suspects got no further into the house and swiftly fled empty handed when the owner's dog chased after them. The first suspect is described as a white man, aged in his mid 20s, 6' tall and of thin build with short dark hair. He was wearing mid to dark grey tracksuit trousers and a charcoal grey hoody. The second suspect was also white, aged in his mid 20s, slightly shorter than the first and of medium to tubby build. His hair was short and mousey coloured. He was wearing dark blue tracksuit.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0844 of 18/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16256
Time: 15:17-15:45
Location: HOUSE - TIMBERLANDS, STORRINGTON
Incident: Fire
strong smell of burning coming from ground floor cupboard - fire involving wiring in fuse cupboard - power isolated by WSF&RS and inspection carried out using thermal imaging camera - incident handed over to UK Power Networks engineer - accidental - WrL Storrington
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44789 / 2014
Man arrested fleeing country after attack on Horsham woman
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was attacked at her home near Horsham.
The 61-year-old woman was attacked by a man with a weapon in Emms Lane at around 4.30pm. She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she underwent surgery for serious, but not life-threatening injuries to her head and face.
Detective Sergeant Sian Harding said: "We do not believe this was a random attack and we are currently trying to establish the circumstances. We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a blue van, displaying a French registration plate, in the area on Tuesday afternoon or who may have information that could assist our investigation."
A French-registered van was located near a ferry terminal in Portsmouth later on Tuesday evening and the male occupant was arrested by Hampshire Police.
The arrested man, a 54-year-old, remained in custody on Wednesday afternoon.
If you have any information please call police on 101 quoting Operation Hawfinch.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Further man arrested
Two men charged and woman arrested
Three sentenced
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44809 / 2014
Time: 8.30pm
Location: Ladbrokes, South Street, Lancing
Incident: Robbery at betting shop
Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a betting shop in Lancing
At about 8.30pm a man came into the Ladbrokes on South Street and demanded money from the member of staff.
Around £700 was handed over and the man left bumping into a person outside. It is thought that a second male was waiting outside and they both ran south along South Street and turned right into Elm Grove.
DC Andy Hobden said: "The man who came into the shop is described as around 6', stocky or muscular build, about 30 with a local accent. He was wearing a woolly hat pulled down over his eyes with holes cut in it for his eyes. He wearing dark clothes and black gloves. This was still a fairly busy time of the day and we are sure someone must have seen this man as he went into the shop."
If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact police on 101 quoting serial 1463 of 18/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16268
Time: 21:03-22:26
Location: HOUSE - NUTHURST ROAD, MAPLEHURST
Incident: Chimney fire
chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44785 / 2014
Have you seen missing man Christopher Poulter?
The 27-year-old left his home in Cowfold on 14 February and said he was going camping but has not been seen since.
Christopher took a sleeping bag but has not been in contact with his family.
Sergeant Colin Garman said: "We're becoming increasingly concerned for Christopher as the days go by. There is nothing to suggest that he is not safe and well but it has now been four days since he last spoke to his family and we need to get in touch with him. If you know where he is or have seen him please contact us so we can check he is ok."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 427 of 14/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

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WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16275
Time: 10:41-11:09
Location: HOUSE - VICTORIA WAY, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA
cat on roof of house and believed to have been there overnight - cat rescued by WSF&RS using ladder and roof ladder - cat left in the care of owner and RSPCA officer - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16277
Time: 13:04- 13:54
Location: HOOK LANE, ALDINGBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car off road and into ditch - 1 female adult trapped - female adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - police in attendance - WrL Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44791 / 2014
Concern for missing Spencer Lawrence
Police are growing concerned for a 42-year-old man who went missing earlier on this month
Spencer Lawrence, who is from Chichester, was last seen on February 4 in the city but was seen again Wednesday, February 5 in the Worthing area.
He is described as white, approximately 5' 6", of slim build and with short brown/grey receding hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey long-sleeved top, blue body warmer, blue jeans, black coat and black shoes.
PC Vikki Leech said: "We are becoming concerned for Spencer's welfare and are asking if anyone has seen or thinks they have seen him please call 101 quoting serial 0394 of 4/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16282
Time: 15:02-15:23
Location: STATION ROAD, RUSTINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving road traffic bollards and car - oil on road sanded by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16283
Time: 15:16-15:33
Location: A264, FAYGATE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 2 persons assisted from cars before arrival of WSF&RS and assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS and police - WrLx2 Horsham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44820 / 2014
Location: Montague Street, Worthing
Incident: Boy charged with theft and gun incident
A boy who grabbed an iPhone being shown to him at a shop in Montague Street, Worthing, ran off with it down the street but was chased by a shop assistant.
In Marine Parade he turned and confronted his pursuer with what appeared to be a handgun, striking him on the head with it and punching him. Despite this, the shop assistant retrieved the iPhone and the suspect fled. Soon afterwards police went to an address in Worthing where the suspect was arrested and a ball-bearing gun was recovered.
A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with assault by beating, having a firearm with intent to resist arrest and theft from a shop. He has been remanded to youth detention accommodation to await an appearance before Chichester Crown Court on Thursday, 6 March.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has other relevant information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1119 of 19/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16285
Time: 16:05-16:39
Location: FLAT - HIGH STREET, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16290
Time: 17:42-18:21
Location: PADDOCKHURST ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 4 persons with minor injuries treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene - scene made safe by WSF&RS using small tools and sand - incident left with police for temporary closure of road
WrL Turners Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16291
Time: 17:44-18:50
Location: HOUSE - SHILLINGLEE ROAD, PLAISTOW
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL Haslemere
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16304
Time: 22:00-22:25
Location: HOUSE - CHALLOW CLOSE, HASSOCKS
Incident: FIRE
fire in dishwasher - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - dishwasher removed from house and PPV fan used for ventilation of smoke - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill
 

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THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16317
Time: 10: 37-10: 56
Location: OAKFIELDS, CRAWLEY
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
involving 1 small commercial vehicle well alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR and 2BA - accidental ignition
WrL Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44807 / 2014
Woman jailed after falsely claiming rape
A woman who falsely claimed to have been raped sparking fears that a serial attacker was at large in the city has been jailed for 2 years for perverting the course of justice.
Sharlene James, 26, of Parham Close, Brighton, appeared at Lewes Crown Court today where she was found guilty of committing a series of acts with intent to pervert the course of public justice. The court heard that in the early hours of November 8, 2011, she claimed to have been pulled into the New Steine community gardens and raped by a man who had tried to engage her in conversation. Police were already investigating a number of incidents in the area when this allegation was made.

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16327
Time: 14: 11-14: 22
Location: JUNCTION WITH CLAY LANE, B2139 STORRINGTON
Incident: VEHICLE FIRE
involving engine compartment of car - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - accidental ignition - incident left with owner
WrL Storrington
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44814 / 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: Seymour Road and Holyrod Place, Crawley
Incident: Woman robbed of handbag
Police are seeking a man who robbed a woman of her handbag in a Crawley alleyway.
At about 7pm the 56-year old woman was walking home through an alleyway between Seymour Road and Holyrod Place in Broadfield when she was pushed to the ground by the man who had approached her from behind. She lost two teeth in the impact, and the man, described as white, in his early twenties, and wearing a blue hooded jumper and blue jeans, snatched the the bag and ran off. The bag contained a small amount of cash, a mobile phone, and personal items.
If you were in that area of Broadfield on Thursday evening and saw this man, or have any other information, please contact police via 101 quoting serial 1313 of 20/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16342
Time: 20: 06-21: 30
Location: PETROL STATION FORECOURT
Incident: SPILLAGE - petrol leaking from car tank in station forecourt - made safe by WSFRS - spillage abosrbed using sand - WrL Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014


POLICE report - Ref: PR44858 / 2014
Location: Alice Bright Lane, Crowborough
Incident: JCB digger stolen from Crowborough site
Police were informed that shortly after 8am that a yellow mini-JCB 801.4 digger valued at about £4000 had been stolen from a site in Alice Bright Lane, Crowborough. It had a postcode BN266QY painted in black on the roof.
Anyone who saw what happened or has any other information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1320 of 21/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16350
Time: 08: 47-09: 15
Location: UPPER SHOREHAM RD, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - no persons trapped - 1 female released before arrival of FRS - casualty taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Shoreham
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44853 / 2014
Location: Pondtail Road, Horsham
Incident: Cash stolen in Horsham burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a house in Pondtail Road, Horsham, between 8.30pm on Thursday and 10.30am on Friday. A small quantity of cash was stolen.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0412 of 21/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16357
Time: 13:46 - 15:55
Location: HOUSE, STRETTINGTON LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FLOODING
Approx 5ft of water in cellar of property - Water pumped by WSF&RS using LPP - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44816 / 2014
Location: Crawley
No further action to be taken against three people arrested over death of Portuguese man
Three people who were arrested after a Portuguese man was killed in Crawley have been told they are no longer suspects.
Two men aged 33 and 48 and a 22-year-old woman, all from Crawley, were arrested hours after Joao Esteves was found dying in an alleyway between Stephenson Way and Haslett Avenue East. They were questioned on suspicion of murder but all have now been released from bail and told no action will be taken against them. A fourth person, Daniel Palmer, 23, of Maunsell Park, Station Hill, Crawley, was charged with murder last month. He is due to appear at Hove Crown Court on 31 March.
Anyone with information about the death should call 101 quoting Operation Atlas
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
original report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16364
Time: 16:19 - 17:12
Location: TILGATE PARK, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in wooded area of park - Extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - 2xWrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16365
Time: 16:29 - 16:57
Location: COMMERCIAL BUILDING, TARRANT STREET, ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
cooker fire in ground floor kitchen - out on arrival, inspection carried out and advice given - WrL Arundel, WrL Littlehampton
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44873 / 2014
Man jailed for 20 years for rape and drug dealing
A man has been jailed for 20 years for a series of rapes, assaults and drug offences.
Ardian Maurturi, 33, who at the time of the offences was living in Farncombe Road, Lewes, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court having been convicted of a series of offences
He received 15 years for each of three rapes, to run concurrently; five more years to run consecutively for possession of cocaine with intent to supply; and sentences of two years for false imprisonment, six months each for two offences of causing actual bodily harm, six months each for two offences of assault by beating, and six months for acting with intent to pervert the course of justice. The court also ordered the confiscation from Maurturi of £5842 cash, assessed as proceeds of drugs dealing.
As an Albanian national, Maurturi also faces automatic deportation on his release.
The offences came to light when a 25-year-old woman walked into Brighton police station in September last year to report that she had just had to have her cat put to sleep by a vet after Maurturi had attacked

it, and that she had been beaten and raped by him. When local officers went to the Farncombe Road address to arrest him, Maurturi tried to escape by jumping out of a second floor window, breaking his leg. Police then uncovered a horrific account of the way in which he had subjected the victim to physical and sexual abuse.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16370
Time: 20:30 - 00:22
Location: HOUSE, FRANDOR ROAD, NORTH BERSTED, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
Fire in first floor bedroom of domestic property - extinguished by WSF&RS using 6 BA, 2 Jets, 2 HPHR - 100% of Bedroom and 40% of roof space destroyed by fire, 50% of property damaged by smoke, roof space of both adjoining properties heavily smoke logged - Accidental
WrL Bognor, 2xWrL Chichester, CU Bognor, Red Cross FES Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16378
Time: 23:55 - 00:29
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS, FINSBURY CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of first floor flat - out on arrival, inspection carried out and advice given - WrL Crawley
 

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SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16379
Time: 00:51 - 02:10
Location: HOUSE, NORTH ROAD, BOSHAM
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - Extinguished by WSF&RS using Chimney Kit - Advice given - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44818 / 2014
Time: 3.20am
Location: Marle Place in Leylands Road, Burgess Hill
Incident: Man arrested on suspicion of rape in Burgess Hill
A 21-year-old man from Burgess Hill has been questioned by police on suspicion of the rape of a woman on a night out in the town.
Shortly after 3.20am officers were contacted by a woman who said she had been raped. The 43-year-old, from Burgess Hill, was waiting for a taxi outside Burgess Hill Library when a man approached her and they began talking. He offered to walk her home and they set off along Lower Church Road. When they got to Marle Place in Leylands Road the man attacked and raped her in a wooded area near the playground. After the attack the man left and the victim went home and raised the alarm.
A 21-year-old man last night handed himself in to police and was questioned over the incident. He was later released on bail until 31 March while officers carry out further inquiries.
Detective Inspector Rob Walker said: "We have questioned a suspect and are not looking for anyone else at this stage. This matter does not appear to link to any other incident or individual. I am still keen to speak to people who were in the area between Civic Way and Leylands Road in the early hours of yesterday morning, particularly those who saw or heard anything suspicious near Marle Place between 2.50am and 3.20am."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Op Chef,
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44854 / 2014
Location: Littlebreach, Chichester
Incident: Attempted burglary in Chichester
Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted burglary at a property in Littlebreach, Chichester.
Someone tried to force open the back door of the property between 10am on Friday and 8am on Saturday.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 569 of 22/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16384
Time: 08:17 - 08:45
Location: LOWER BOGNOR ROAD, LAGNESS, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving 'Grab & Tip' lorry and 1 car, car into ditch - no persons trapped, female casualty from car treated at scene and conveyed to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and roadway made safe by WSF&RS, incident handed over to Police - WrL Bognor
 

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SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16415
Time: 03:56 - 04:29
Location: CHURCH STREET, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in the open involving refuse bin and hedgerow - extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16419
Time: 05:54 - 07:00
Location: A23 NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY, MUDDLESWOOD TO PYECOMBE
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - car on fire - extinguished by fire crews using 2BA and Foam extinguisher - accidental ignition - incident left with Police
2x WrL Brighton, WrL Henfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16440
Time: 11:31 - 12:03
Location: CARAVAN PARK, MILL LANE, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in consumable unit in private caravan - out on arrival, inspection carried out and advice given
WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16453
Time: 18:52 - 19:15
Location: PRINCESS AVE, TARRING
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - Fire in engine compartment of private car - extinguished by WSF&RS using 1xCO2 extinguisher - accidental ignition
WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16455
Time: 20:20 -21:04
Location: HEDGESIDE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
shed and approx 6 fence panels well alight - Shed and fencing completely destroyed by fire, 5% damage to house from radiated heat - extinguished by WSF&RS using 2BA, 3 HPHR's - deliberate ignition - 2xWrL Crawley
see above
POLICE report - Ref: PR44822 / 2014
Incident: Woman arrested after fire
A woman has been arrested for arson after a fire at Hedgeside in Crawley
Emergency services were called at 8.20pm to a report a shed had been set on fire, causing damage to fence panels and the front door. A 35-year-old woman from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. She remains in custody on Monday, 24 February.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16466
Time: 21:07 - 21:33
Location: LONDON ROAD, SAYERS COMMON
Incident: FIRE
fire involving wheelie bin and hedgerow - extinguished using 1 HPHR - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16475
Time: 03:57 - 04:40
Location: STANE STREET, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - car well alight - extinguished by WSF&RS using 2 BA and 1 HPHR, car 100% damaged by fire - accidental ignition
WrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16500
Time: 15:00-15:48
Location: PUB - POULTERS LANE, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16506
Time: 17:07-18:30
Location: B2139 NEAR TO WHITEWAYS ROUNDABOUT, HOUGHTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 male adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment after car stabilised by using heavy rescue tender - man also taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Arundel, WrL Littlehampton, HRT Chichester
see above
POLICE report - Ref: PR44829 / 2014
Time: 5pm
Location: B2139 Houghton
Incident: Driver seriously injured in collision
Police are seeking witnesses to a serious collision in West Sussex.
At 5pm two cars travelling in opposite directions collided on the B2139 at Houghton Hill, between Whiteways roundabout and Houghton. An 80-year old Warningcamp man who was driving a blue Ford Fiesta, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and was admitted with serious head and leg injuries. The 38-year old woman from Burgess Hill who was driving the other car, a silver VW Polo, was treated at St Richards Hospital, Chichester, for slight injuries.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police via 101 quoting Operation Barsham.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16511
Time: 19:28-20:11
Location: JUNCTION OF RAILWAY APPROACH & LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 1 car - 2 persons released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16520
Time: 21:52-22:02
Location: HOUSE - HARWOOD AVENUE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
extension lead on fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16523
Time: 22:25-23:50
Location: NYTON ROAD, WESTERGATE
Incident: Flooding
house and road had previously been sandbagged due to flooding in the area but water runoff from neighbouring fields was causing sandbags to be close to being breached - existing sandbags redistributed by WSF&RS to increase property protection
OSU Bognor
 

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TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16524
Time: 00:58-01:35
Location: NORTHBOUND A2037, SMALL DOLE
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree and then off road and into field - 1 person trapped - 1 female adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe - WrL Henfield, WrL Steyning, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16528
Time: 04:42-06:50
Location: CONSTRUCTION SITE - WITNEY ROAD, FURNACE GREEN
Incident: FIRE
2 x construction site containers 8m x 2.5m 70% destroyed by fire - 1 fixed HR, 1HR 1 thermal imaging camera, 1 triple extension ladder and 6BA used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16540
Time: 09:56-10:21
Location: BUSINESS PARK - NORTH END ROAD, YAPTON
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with the side of prefabricated single storey building - no persons trapped - scene cordoned off by WSF&RS and car made safe - Building Control officer ordered - incident left with occupier - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16542
Time: 10:27-11:12
Location: OUTSIDE FLATS - MILTON MOUNT AVENUE, POUND HILL
Incident: FIRE
contents of large recycling bin destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - 1 thermal imaging camera used to check for hot spots - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16546
Time: 11:22-11:43
Location: B2133 EAST OF A29 ADVERSANE
Incident: RTC
collision involving HGV and car - no persons trapped - 1 person released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16548
Time: 11:51-12:44
Location: HOUSE - FURZE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: Dangerous Structure
loose chimneys on roof of house - chimney pots removed by WSF&RS using ladders and small tools - advice given to occupier - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16549
Time: 13:03-13:55
Location: BUNGALOW - ROUNDABOUT COPSE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen of bungalow - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - 20% of kitchen damaged by fire - 60% damaged by smoke - accidental - WrL Storrington
 

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WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16569
Time: 00:25-00:53
Location: NEAR TRAIN STATION - TEVILLE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
van severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HR used by WSF&RS - 1 male adult and 1 dog with minor burns and smoke inhalation given 1st aid by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - man taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 10.10
Incident: Yacht in trouble
The Shoreham all weather lifeboat was launched to a report of a boat, which was in trouble. The 30ft yacht Sailorhorlic was found two and half miles south of Shoreham Harbour with an overheated engine. The vessel had three people on board. The Shoreham lifeboat crew set up a tow line and took it under tow into Shoreham Harbour.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16596
Time: 13:55-14:29
Location: OFF DAPPERS LANE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
large bonfire causing smoke to blow across road - bonfire encroaching on surrounding buildings - bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - advice given - WrL Littlehampton, WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16600
Time: 15:20-16:24
Location: JUNCTION OF HENFIELD ROAD AND TRUSSLERS HILL, ALBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving tipper van and car - 1 person trapped - following stabilization by ambulance paramedics female adult released from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance -incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44856 / 2014
Time: 5.30pm
Location: South Street, Worthing
Incident: Pedestrian injured in Worthing collision
Police are asking for witnesses to a collision between a pedestrian and a bus in Worthing.
The collision happened near to the bus stop on South Street in Worthing at around 5.30pm. The pedestrian, a 53-year-old woman from Worthing, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with a serious leg injury.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1063 of 26/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16605
Time: 17:33-17:49
Location: HOUSE - BEECH WAY, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - wheatbag ignited inside microwave - house smoke logged - fortunately due to the early warning given by the smoke alarms previously fitted by WSF&RS under the Home Fire Safety Check scheme the occupier was able to leave the house safely - fire fighters removed the wheatbag from the microwave and used 1 PPV fan to ventilate the house - accidental - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44857 / 2014
Time: 6pm
Location: Ifield Drive, Crawley
Incident: Man suffers head injury in Crawley collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a pedestrian and a car in Crawley.
The collision happened on Ifield Drive, at the junction with Parham Road and opposite Ifield shopping parade, shortly after 6pm. It happened as a pedestrian crossed Ifield Drive and collided with a silver Ford Fiesta and black Volkswagen Passat. The pedestrian, a 77-year-old man from Faygate, was taken to St Georges Hospital in London with serious head injury.
Police are appealing to anyone travelling along Ifield Drive at the time, especially a small red car which is believed may have witnessed what happened, to get in contact with them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Henwood.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44817 / 2014
Incident: Second man arrested in connection with attack on Horsham woman
Another man has been arrested in connection with the attack on a woman at her home near Horsham.
The 61-year-old woman was attacked by a man with a weapon in Emms Lane at around 4.30pm on Tuesday, February 18. She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton suffering life-threatening injuries to her head and face. She is now out of hospital and recovering well. A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is being treated at hospital but remains under arrest. A 63-year-old man from Horsham has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and has bailed until March 20.
Three sentenced
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16607
Time: 18:50-19:38
Location: HOUSE - EAST STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble dryer in ground floor kitchen - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation of smoke from house - tumble dryer removed from house - 2 children with minor smoke inhalation given 1st aid by ambulance paramedics but didn't go to hospital - accidental
WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16609
Time: 19:00-19:40
Location: HOUSE - SOUTHVIEW ROAD, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Hove
 

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THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16624
Time: 11:35-11:56
Location: BIBLE COLLEGE - CUCKFIELD ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
period building 30mx 20m of 3 floors and basement - fire in 1st floor electrical cupboard - 1 thermal imaging camera, 1Co2 extinguisher and 2BA used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16625
Time: 11:38-11:55
Location: COTSWOLD ROAD, SALVINGTON
Incident: FIRE
people carrier car well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 1HR used - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44849 / 2014
Man found guilty of manslaughter in Bognor hit and run
A man has been found guilty of manslaughter after he hit a man with his car following a dispute in Rowan Way, Bognor, last year.
Walter Brazil, 42, of Collyer Avenue, Bognor, had denied murdering 20-year-old Charlie Hancock on 13 May. The jury found him not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter. He has been jailed for 12 years. A trial at Lewes Crown Court heard the two were travelling in a Chrysler Voyager vehicle being driven by Brazil. There was an argument and Mr Hancock got out of the car. Brazil then hit him with the car and drove off.
Mr Hancock, of Nyetimber Lane, Pagham was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester but sadly died from a severe head injury in the early hours the following day.
Brazil was arrested and charged with murder.
Walter Brazil
Original reports
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16629
Time: 12:45-13:44
Location: HOUSE - HARLTON ROAD, SINGLETON
Incident: FIRE
fire in roof space - house evacuated and electrics isolated by WSF&RS - 1HR used - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16631
Time: 14:33-14:44
Location: HOUSE - AVENUE APPROACH, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - inspection made by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - advice given to occupier - WrL Chichester
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44790 / 2014
Woman charged with conspiracy to burgle gold jewellery
A woman has been charged with conspiracy to burgle in Sussex.
Claudia Santos, 39, of Portal Close, London has been charged with three offences of conspiracy to burgle in connection with the burglary of Asian gold.
She has been charged with conspiracy to burgle between September 17, 2012 and October 11, 2012. The offences in Sussex are Langley Drive, Crawley on September 18, 2012, Hillside Road, Hastings on September 20, 2012, Kensington Road, Chichester on October 2, 2012, Churchmead Close, Chichester on October 2, 2012. She has also been charged with conspiring to burgle two addresses in Worcester, Saltwood Avenue and Victoria Avenue on October 3 and two in Horley Road, Redhill on September 18 and Quantock Drive in Ashford, Surrey on September 24.
Santos was also charged with conspiracy to burgle between January 14, 2013 and February 2, 2013 for six offences including Walnut Lane, Crawley on January 29, Banks Road, Crawley on January 29 and Southgate Drive, Crawley on January 29. She had also been charged with conspiring to burgle in Mayor Walk on January 16 and Glebe Road on January 25, both in Peterborough, and Hook Hill Park in Woking on January 30.
She has also been charged with conspiracy to burgle between February 9, 2013 and February 17, 2013 for four offences, including Gossops Green Drive, Crawley on February 12. The other three offences were in Velder Avenue, Southsea and Teboura Drive, Gosport both on February 11, and Earlsbrook Road in Rehill on February 12.
Santos appeared at Lewes Crown Court today, she will next appear on May 14.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16643
Time: 20:42-21:23
Location: FLATS - THE CAUSEWAY, HORSHAM
Incident: Flooding
water from unknown location affecting electrics in lower flat - electrics isolated by WSF&RS - advice given to occupier - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16645
Time: 22:34-22:54
Location: FALKLANDS AVENUE, LTTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
approx 4 metres of fence well alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - fire caused by discarded smoking materials - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16647
Time: 23:35-23:50
Location: ALLEYWAY OFF WARWICK STREET, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
2 wheelie bins well alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 

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FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2014


POLICE report - Ref: PR44872 / 2014
Four sentenced for conspiracy to rob security guards across the South
Four men have been sentenced to a total of 23 years imprisonment for their roles in a conspiracy to rob security staff outside banks across the South of England.
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Four sentenced for conspiracy to rob

 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16669
Time: 16:12-16:45
Location: OUTSIDE CRAWLEY LIBRARY - HASLETT AVENUE, EAST CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and handed into the care of ambulance paramedics - incident handed over to police - WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44878 / 2014
Body believed to be that of missing woman
Police received a report of the body of a woman found in a parked car off Saddlescombe Road , Brighton, at about 5.40pm by a member of the public.
The body has not been formally identified but sadly is believed to be that of Diana White, 42, of Elm Drive, Hove, who police had been seeking since she was reported as missing two days earlier. The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroners Officer is continuing enquiries.
Diana's disappearance had been subject of a media release earlier today.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16677
Time: 17:49-18:27
Location: HOUSE - WILDERNESS ROAD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen bin - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - advice given to occupier by WSF&RS and 2 smoke alarms fitted - accidental
WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR44869 / 2014
Don't believe companies that claim to work with Sussex Police
Police are urging residents not to trust any company that claims to be working with Sussex Police.
The force and Trading Standards officials have been contacted by residents who have been called by a company called Direct Response Security. The company's representatives have falsely suggested the firm is working with Sussex Police and that by signing a contract to have one of their alarms fitted, residents will have direct access to a nearby police patrol at all times. The latest incident involved a resident in Battle who was contacted last Sunday, 23 February, by someone who said they worked for the company.
Chief Inspector Martin Sims said: "We do not have an arrangement with alarm companies or any similar businesses. If a member of the public calls 999 or 101 they are responded to based on the seriousness of the emergency, not whether they have an alarm or not. Do not accept the claims of any company that suggests it is approved by or linked to Sussex Police. If you hear such claims, please report them to us."
If you are contacted, call 101
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
 
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