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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - JUNE 2014 - archived
 
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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SUNDAY 1st JUNE 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45685 / 2014
Time: 2am
Location: B2145 Norton Corner
Incident: Police seek witnesses to early morning crash near Selsey
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the B2145 at Norton Corner, north of Selsey, during the early hours.
At around 2am an unknown vehicle is believed to have forced a BMW 318 saloon off the road, through a fence and into a field. The vehicle did not stop. The 23-year-old BMW driver, from Mitcham, Surrey, was unhurt but his front seat passenger, a 20-year-old woman from Selsey, was taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, for treatment to arm injuries. She was later released.
Anyone who saw what happened or who recalls seeing vehicles in the area at around 2am is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 204 of 1/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2667
Time: 02:18 - 03:45
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE, RICHMOND COURT, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Domestic garage, approx 6m x 6m, well alight, vehicle inside garage 100% destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 1 Jet, 2HPHR, 4BA - Cause of fire unknown - 2x WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45689 / 2014
Time: 8.40am
Location: A259 Chichester
Incident: Collision between lorry and pedestrian
Police are seeking witnesses to a collision between a lorry and a man pushing a bicycle which happened at around 8.40am near Chichester.
The Scania lorry was travelling towards Bognor on the A259 south-east of Chichester when the collision occurred close to the junction with Marsh Lane. The pedestrian, a 62-year-old man from Bognor Regis, suffered life-changing injuries and was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. The A259 was closed in both directions for about an hour while the helicopter landed and emergency services dealt with the incident.
Anyone who saw what happened or noticed either party shortly before the collision is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 458 of 1/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2677
Time: 09:25 - 10:10
Location: HOLMBUSH ROUNDABOUT, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - Engine compartment of private car well alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1 Dry Powder Extinguisher, 1HR, 1 TIC - accidental ignition - WrL Shoreham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45676 / 2014
Missing Roberto Correia from Crawley
Sussex Police are searching for 38-year-old Portuguese man Roberto Correia, who has not been since leaving his Crawley home more than a week ago.
Roberto, who is believed to suffer from autism, was last seen by his family at 8.50am on Thursday, May 22. He does not leave home very often on his own, but is very enthusiastic about visiting museums.
PC Matt Gowin said: "Roberto was seen to leave his home in Weald Drive on a bicycle at about 9.30am. He is not believed to have had much money and does not have credit or debit cards, so there is a fear that he is probably sleeping rough. Lately, he has become very interested in cruise ships and we would especially ask anyone living along the coast and near to ports to be looking out for him. Along with his family and friends, we are growing increasingly worried about his whereabouts and his health and if anyone has any information about him, please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 766 of 22/05.
Roberto is described as white with a tanned complexion, 6' 2", of medium build with short shaven black hair. His bicycle is a distinctive black and bright orange Carrera mountain bike.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Roberto Correia
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45687 / 2014
Missing Crawley man found
38-year-old Portuguese man Roberto Correia, who had not been since leaving his Crawley home more than a week ago, has been found safe and unharmed in Worthing town centre this morning, Monday, 2 June.
Officers found him whilst searching the area following information from a member of the public who had seen media publicity about Roberto's disappearance, and police and family are grateful for the help of the news media in this case.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2686
Time: 14:09 - 14:34
Location: CHURCH ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - Smoke issuing from blown engine of vehicle and spillage on roadway - traffic control and scene made safe by WSFRS crews
WrL Turners Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2690
Time: 14:43 - 15:07
Location: PARKLAND, LOWER CHURCH ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
Refuse bin alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2691
Time: 14:59 - 15:21
Location: RETAIL UNIT, BLACKHORSE WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in electric light fitting - out on arrival, electrics isolated and inspection carried out by WSFRS - accidental ignition
WrL Horsam, WrL Crawley
 
RNLI shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 4pm
Incident: Missing three-year-old
The inshore lifeboat was launched to assist with the search for a missing three-year-old boy on Hove Beach. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene, the crew were told that the boy had been found and been reunited with his parents.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2696
Time: 16:42 - 17:12
Location: PARK AREA, THE ESPLANADE, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
Refuse bin alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HPHR - WrL Bognor
 
RNLI shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 18.12
Incident: Kite surfer in distress
The inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of a kite surfer who appeared to be in distress west of Shoreham Harbour. Once on scene the crew found the kite surfer had made his way safely to shore. They then recovered his board and returned it to shore.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2699
Time: 19:11 - 19:35
Location: NEAR BEACH HUTS, WEST WITTERING BEACH
Incident: FIRE
Refuse bin alight - extinguished by fire crews using 1HR - WrL East Wittering
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45697 / 2014
Time: 7.20pm
Location: Cineworld, Crawley
Incident: Man attacked in Crawley Cineworld
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 28-year-old man at Cineworld cinema in Crawley Leisure Park, London Road, Crawley, at 7.20pm.
The victim was watching a film with his girlfriend when he asked the loud-talking man sitting behind him to be quiet. The man then hit the victim on the back of the head which caused the victim to leave. The man followed him outside the screen and attacked him. The victim suffered a bite mark on his head and cuts and bruising to his face and neck. His glasses were also broken. There is believed to be one suspect who is described as a mixed race man, aged 20 to 25, 6' to 6' 2" of medium build and with short shaven afro hair. He was wearing a brown t-shirt, jeans and dark trainers. Police are especially keen to speak to a white man who was seen to step-in, believed to be wearing light coloured cargo shorts and a black top.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1326 of 1/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2705
Time: 20:51 - 21:31
Location: SCRUBLAND, NEAR CONDUIT MEAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
tent, approx 2m x 2m, 100% destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSFRS fire crews - accidental ignition - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2706
Time: 21:07 - 21:40
Location: HIGH ST, STORRINGTON
Incident:FLOODING
Water affecting first floor flat and retail unit below - water isolated and salvage work undertaken by fire crew - WrL Storrington
 

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MONDAY 2 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2710
Time: 08:19 - 09:00
Location: HOSPITAL, BOGNOR REGIS
Incident: FIRE
FIRE ALARM - Automatic Fire Alarm actuating - alarm caused by faulty electrical light fitting - incident handed over to on-site electrical engineer - WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2716
Time: 11:13-11:55
Location: HOUSE - PARKLANDS AVENUE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - smoke coming from solar panel on house roof - 1 aerial ladder platform and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS to investigate - smoke defined as steam coming from defective heating system pressure valve - incident handed back to occupier
WrLx2 Worthing, ALP Worthing, WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2736
Time: 14:43-15:21
Location: SUPERSTORE CARPARK - BROAD PIECE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 5 cars - scene made safe by WSF&RS and cordoned off - 2 persons treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - sand used to absorb spillage of engine coolant - incident left with store manager - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2737
Time: 14:49-15:12
Location: M23 NORTHBOUND JUNCTION 11 PEASE POTTAGE TO JUNCTION 10 CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
van 100% damaged by fire - approx 5 metres of fencing damaged by fire - 3HRs, 1 fogging HR and 1 triple extension ladder used by WSF&RS - scene damped down - accidental - WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2751
Time: 16:59-17:44
Location: HOUSE - DYE HOUSE LANE, DUNCTION
Incident: FIRE
involving fridge in kitchen - 50% of kitchen damaged by fire - 100% of house damaged by smoke - 4BA, 3HRs and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Midhurst, WrL Chichester
 
RNLI shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 17.45
Incident: Five rescued after boat capsizes
The inshore lifeboat was scrambled to a report of five people in the water after their quad rowing boat had capsized on the River Adur near Riverside, Shoreham. Once on scene, the crew plucked a woman and four teenage rowers out of the water and put them into the inshore lifeboat. They were then taken back to the lifeboat station where they were checked over by an ambulance crew. They were cold and shaken up but unharmed.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2757
Time: 18:21-19:06
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2773
Time: 23:28-00:29
Location: RECREATION GROUND OFF MONKS HILL, WESTBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
5 commercial vans 100% destroyed by fire - 4BA, 3HRs used by F&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Emsworth, WrL Havant
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45747 / 2014
Time: 11.50pm
Location: A23 London Road, Crawley
Incident: 18-year-old woman assaulted
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on an 18-year-old woman near the Ibis Hotel, London Road, Crawley, between 10.30pm and 11.50pm.
The police found the woman injured in a lay-by near County Oak Retail Park in Crawley. She was treated at hospital for a cut on her head and fractured ribs. The woman has told police that a man came up to her and grabbed a drink from her and hit her before walking off.
She describes the man as a white, 5' 4", aged between 40 to 50 and of skinny build. He has dark brown shoulder length hair with stubble and a left black eye. The suspect was wearing combat trousers and a brown jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1738 of 2/6"
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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TUESDAY 3 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2776
Time: 02:56-03:57
Location: A286 EASEBOURNE
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned on road - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2800
Time: 14:53-15:07
Location: COMPANY BUILDING - ROYCE ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: Leak
1.5kg acetylene cylinder leaking in building - cylinder isolated by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Crawley
 

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WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2823
Time: 04:40-05:14
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - OFF HILL BARN LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
people carrier car destroyed by fire - rear guttering on adjacent house melted by fire and 2 fence panels also destroyed by fire - 2BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - police in attendance - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45724 / 2014
Missing Michael Roberts from Lancing
A Lancing man who went missing from Worthing Hospital is in danger of falling into a diabetic coma as he does not have essential medication with him.
Michael Roberts, 65, left the hospital for a cigarette at 7.30am and disappeared.
PC Lee Simmonds from the West Sussex missing persons team said: "We are very concerned for Michael's health as he needs regular insulin and without it he could collapse. There is a possibility that he might be drawn towards premises with fruit machines and similar gaming devices as he does like to play these. He is white, 5' 8", of slim build, bald and with a tanned complexion. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a blue chequered shirt, grey trousers, a grey/black overcoat and possibly a cap. As his medication wears off it is possible that the symptoms could be mistaken for someone who is drunk. If you have seen him, please call us on 101 quoting serial 494 of 04/06. However, if you see him now, please dial 999 so that he can get immediate medical attention."
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45726 / 2014
Missing Lancing man found safe
A Lancing man, Michael Roberts, 65, who went missing from Worthing Hospital on Wednesday morning, 4 June, was found safe and well in Worthing in the early hours of Thursday 5 June.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2832
Time: 07:56-08:07
Location: MARTYRS AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45717 / 2014
WANTED - George Oliffe
Have you seen George Oliffe?
He is wanted for breaching a community order imposed at Crawley Magistrates Court on 3 March.
Oliffe had appeared in court charged with possesion of a pointed article in a public place and had been sentenced to a 12 month community order. The 25-year-old, of no fixed address, has links to Crowborough and Uckfield.
Anyone with information should call 101
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2862
Time: 18:05-18:41
Location: 3 STOREY BUILDING USED AS BOARDING SCHOOL - WEST STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor changing room - 2BA, 2HRS and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - incident believed deliberate ignition and being investigated by FIO - WrLx2 Chichester, FIO
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45728 / 2014
Incident: Rustington newsagent robber arrested
A man has been located, arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of an imitation firearm at a newsagents in Rustington.
Sean Tierney, 27, of Snowdrop Close, Littlehampton, was arrested today and is accused of committing the armed robbery at Maxteds Newsagents, Worthing Road, on 14 May.
original report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2865
Time: 18:49-19:19
Location: THE STREET, BURPHAM
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large builders bonfire rear of house extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2866
Time: 19:02-19:36
Location: CAVELL WAY, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: RTC
collision involving car in collision with garden wall - no persons trapped - car and wall made safe by WSF&RS using HRT
WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45780 / 2014
Burglars cause serious damage at Southdown Gliding Club
Thieves broke into Southdown Gliding Club and caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Between 8.30pm and 8.30pm the next day, intruders cut wire fencing and smashed locks to get into aircraft hangars at the club in Pulborough Road, Cootham. They stole three buggies valued at more than £30,000 in total that were used by club members to get around the airfield. To get to the buggies the

glider club theft
thieves moved some of the gliders, causing more than £20,000 of damage in the process to their wings and rudders.
Two of the vehicles were John Dere Gator buggies and one was a Kawasaki buggy.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 260 of 5/6
or email sussex.pnn.police.ukAlternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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THURSDAY 5 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2871
Time: 02:59-03:26
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - ST AUGUSTINE ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
smart car destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2886
Time: 03:23-05:19
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT OVER SHOPS - NEW PARADE, EAST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
1st floor flat involved in fire - all persons accounted for - one 25kg propane cylinder in flat cooled and vented - 3 further propane cylinders removed from flat - 6BA, 4HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged area damped down and turned over - salvage undertaken to restaurant on ground floor of building - cause of fire under investigation
WrL East Wittering, WrLx2 Chichester, FIO
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2897
Time: 08:43-09:16
Location: ROWAN WAY, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2921
Time: 15:36-16:25
Location: HOUSE - ROBSON ROAD, GORING
Incident: RESCUE
Assistance to ambulance paramedics - man on roof of house with drill through his foot and attached to roof - man released from electric drill by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man removed from roof using aerial ladder platform and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2941
Time: 22:47-23:33
Location: CONSTRUCTION SITE - SOUTH PALLANT CAR PARK, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
3 storey building under construction - timber on fire on 1st floor - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Chichester
 

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FRIDAY 6 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2944
Time: 01:04-01:17
Location: REAR OF CHARITY SHOP - CRANE STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
wheelie bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2945
Time: 01:43-01:54
Location: CAR PARK OFF CHAPEL STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45745 / 2014
Sister of missing Crawley man Jean Leveque makes emotional appeal
The sister of missing Crawley man Jean Leveque has made an emotional appeal for help to find him.
Jean was reported missing on 22 May by his sister Marie when she became concerned that she had not spoken to him for more than a week. The 42-year-old was last seen by a friend around May 8 but has not been seen since. He lives in Hawth Close in Crawley but is often seen in the town centre and the Three Bridges area.
Marie said: "Jean and I are very close. We grew up in Mauritius and after I moved to Crawley he joined me in 2008. Before he disappeared we spoke several times a week. If I didn't call him for a couple of days he would come and see me. Jean is very shy. He wouldn't approach people for help if he didn't know them. It's very difficult at the moment. Some very bad thoughts are going through my head because it has so been so long since I saw him. I need to know where he is. Please, if you have any idea where Jean is, call the police."
Jean is black with short black hair and a pierced right ear. When he was last seen he was wearing a fleece jacket and jeans.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1251 of 22/5
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45824 / 2014
Time: 9am
Location: Balcombe Road, Crawley
Incident: motorbike and car collide in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorbike and a white Vauxhall Astra collided in Balcombe Road, Crawley.
The crash happened at the pedestrian crossing just north of the roundabout with Copthorne Road shortly after 9am. A 46-year-old man from Crawley who was on the motorbike was taken to St Georges Hospital in London suffering from a broken leg. The 30-year-old woman from Crawley who was driving the Astra was not hurt.
Police are particularly keen to trace the driver of a dark Toyota who was directly behind the vehicles when they collided. That driver could have vital information about what happened.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 278 of 6/6
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2957
Time: 09:42-10:31
Location: SUPERMARKET - SURREY STREET, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - 3 storey building consisting of supermarket on ground floor with flats above - small fire in ground floor electrical distribution board at rear of supermarket - 2BA, 1HR, 2Co2 extinguishers, PPV fan and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - incident handed over to independent electricity company - accidental - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2973
Time: 13:20-13:28
Location: FLAT - LIVINGSTONE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen microwave - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection and advice given by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 2975
Time: 14:18-14:43
Location: A259 JUNCTION FERRY ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving HGV lorry and car - no persons trapped - police in attendance for traffic control - 1 male adult and 1 female adult given 1st aid at the scene by WSF&RS before being taken to hospital by ambulance - further male adult assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45770 / 2014
Time: 11.37pm
Location: Liverpool Gardens, Worthing
Incident: Cyclist and taxi collide in Worthing
Witnesses are being sought to a serious road traffic collision which occurred in Liverpool Gardens, Worthing, at 11.37pm
A 39-year-old local man riding a blue pedal cycle was in collision with a white Mercedes-Benz Vito taxi. The cyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Worthing Hospital, where he has been detained in intensive care.
Anyone who may have seen the collision or noticed either party shortly beforehand is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1699 of 6/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45771 / 2014
Time: 11.40pm
Location: Goodwood Racecourse
Incident: Assaults at Goodwood event
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted in separate incidents after a music event at Goodwood
A 45-year-old man was hit in the face with a piece of wood as he left the entrance of the racecourse towards Town Lane at 11.40pm. He was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester, where he was treated for facial injuries.
Another man aged 30 was also assaulted in the coach park at the race course at 11.45pm. He was also hit in the face and was treated at the scene by paramedics. He then took himself to hospital where he was found to have suffered a broken eye socket and fractured cheek bone. Both victims did not see their attackers and could only say they were hit from behind.
Police are working with the Goodwood Estate and Chichester District Council to investigate the incidents.
Contact 101 or email 101@sussex.police.pnn.uk quoting serial 1716 of 6/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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SATURDAY 7 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3005
Time: 09:30-11:27
Location: HOUSE - KING GEORGES GARDENS, CHICHESTER
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Lightning strike - house struck by lightning - false chimney unsafe - full search of house made using thermal imaging camera - loose brick work removed from roof and chimney using aerial ladder platform and small tools - roof space sheeted internally to make roof watertight
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrL Southsea , ALP Southsea
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3015
Time: 14:33-14:52
Location: A27 EASTBOUND CROSSBUSH TO CLAPHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and car towing trailer - no persons trapped - 1 person taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS and police - WrL Littlehampton, WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3022
Time: 16:35-17:04
Location: ROUNDABOUT HORSHAM ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars and 2 mini buses - 8 persons medically assessed for cuts and bruises at the scene by ambulance paramedics, HRT team and WSF&RS - 17 further passengers from mini buses held in safe area - eastbound A264 shut by police - 1 lane of A264 westbound closed - incident left with police and ambulance - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3028
Time: 19:28-19:47
Location: DOMESTIC GARDEN OF HOUSE - WOODLANDS ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large bonfire producing large quantities of smoke extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Selsey
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 19:45
Incident: Lifeboats launched to find missing swimmers
The inshore lifeboat was launched to report of two men who had gone swimming more than an hour earlier and had not been seen since. They had gone into the water west of Worthing Lido. The offshore lifeboat was then launched to join the search with the inshore lifeboat at 8.10pm. Just as the offshore lifeboat was making its way, the two swimmers were seen coming out of the water by the coastguard.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3033
Time: 22:08-22:46
Location: 1st FOOR FLAT- FAIRFIELD ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: Flooding
1st floor flat kitchen flooded - salvage undertaken by WSF&RS - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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SUNDAY 8 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3042
Time: 07:32-07:44
Location: TITNORE LANE DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - female driver assisted from car before arrival of WSF&RS - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3056
Time: 11:55-12:45
Location: HIGH BEECHES LANE, HANDCROSS
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - male motorcyclist assessed by HART team and ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - road closed by police - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3063
Time: 14:30-15:00
Location: RIFE WAY, FERRING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with bus shelter - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 3pm
Incident: Dinghy in trouble
Solent Coastguard received a report from a woman on Selsey beach that a small rubber dinghy with possibly two children on board appeared to be struggling to make it back to shore in a position 200 metres off the beach at West Sands caravan site Selsey.
full report here
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3067
Time: 16:12-16:58
Location: FARM - YAPTON ROAD, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: FIRE
skip and contents destroyed by fire - single storey outbuilding 6mx4m 5% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3078
Time: 17:10-18:14
Location: A259 MERSTON NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Assistance - vietnamese pot bellied pig in ditch - assistance needed by police to remove pig from ditch - pig removed from ditch by TRU officers using lines and placed in trailer - TRU officersx4
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3079
Time: 17:05-17:24
Location: STATION WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45884 / 2014
Time: 9pm
Location: South Street, Worthing
Incident: Burglary at Worthing jewellers
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at G.H. Pressley & Sons Jewellers, in South Street, Worthing, at 9pm.
Pandora jewellery worth £150,000 has been stolen and £10,000 of damage has been caused. This high value burglary took place on a Sunday evening when it was still daylight so there is a possibility that the burglars may have been seen. Please get in contact if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, especially near South Street and Marine Place alleyway which leads off Warwick Street.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1479 of 8/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3097
Time: 09:04-09:37
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - RECTORY FARM ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
kitchen fire in ground floor flat - 2BA, 3HRS and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and made safe - Red Cross support team in attendance - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Littlehampton, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3103
Time: 11:05-11:53
Location: JUNCTION B2036 AND LONDON ROAD, BALCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and electrical cutting equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3107
Time: 12:45-13:27
Location: ARUNDEL ROAD WESTBOUND, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3114
Time: 18:01-20:09
Location: RECYCLING SITE OFF COACH ROAD, WESTHAMPNETT
Incident: FIRE
single storey building used as refuse centre - deep seated fire in refuse moved by two on site diggers - 2BA, 3HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - refuse turned over and damped down and moved outside of building - accidental - WrLx2 Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3118
Time: 18:24-18:33
Location: CHESTER AVENUE, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Lancing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3120
Time: 18:51-19:20
Location: IMBERHORNE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
involving car off the road - no persons trapped - male driver medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS using small tools - incident left with police - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Turners Hill
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46066 / 2014
Time: 8pm
Location: Eastern Road
Incident: Teenager punched and robbed in Shoreham
Police are appealing for information and witnesses to an incident where a teenager was assaulted and had his mobile phone stolen in Shoreham.
The 14-year-old boy was with friends at around 8pm near to the railway crossing on Eastern Road opposite McDonalds, when he was approached by two men in their 20s and punched in the face. One of them also took his mobile phone.
PC James Barnes said: "One of these men is described as white, around 5' 11", between 20 and 30, muscular build with dark blonde hair short at the side with a tattoo on his upper right arm and wearing a cream or white top and blue jeans. The other man was described as also white, 5' 8" and in his 20s, slim build with light brown hair, wearing a white jumper and green shorts. A passing motorist intervened, then left before the police arrived and we would like to speak to them. We also need to speak to any other witnesses who might have driven past or anyone who was in McDonalds at the time."
Please call police on 101 quoting serial 1426 of 9/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45777 / 2014
Time: 9.45pm
Location: Kennel Hill south of Goodwood Racecourse
Incident: Car split in two in serious injury collision near Chichester
Police are asking for witnesses to a car crash near Chichester in which a silver Honda Civic split in two after leaving the road and colliding with a tree.
The incident happened at about 9.45pm on Kennel Hill, half a mile south of Goodwood Racecourse. The road was closed for several hours while emergency and recovery services were on scene. A 23-year-old Fishbourne man who had been driving the car was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester, by ambulance after suffering neck and head injuries.
Anyone who saw what happened or who recalls seeing the Honda being driven in the area shortly before the incident is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Barnsley.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3134
Time: 22:36-23:04
Location: COPYHOLD LANE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
caravan in layby destroyed by fire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - surrounding area damped down - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3135
Time: 23:17-23:40
Location: OUTSIDE FLATS - HIGH STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire on 1st floor decking involving disposable barbeque - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - damaged area of decking cut away using small tools - area rechecked using thermal imaging camera - no further signs of fire - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
 

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TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3136
Time: 00:54-01:30
Location: HOUSE - WOODGATE PARK, WOODGATE
Incident: FIRE
fire under internal stairs involving electrical intake and fuse board - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - search made under floorboards using thermal imaging camera - no further signs of fire - accidental - WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45875 / 2014
Time: 11.50am
Location: Wellington Road, Bognor Regis
Incident: Burglary in Bognor
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a flat in Wellington Road, Bognor Regis, at 11.50am.
A window and door has been damaged and cash between £20 to £30 was stolen. A man and woman were seen running from the flat towards Victoria Drive. The man is described as being white, in his 30s, 5' 10" and of slim build. He was wearing Bermuda shorts and a large faced wrist watch. The female is described as being white, in her early 30s, 5' 2" and of stocky build. She had light reddish hair worn in a bun and was wearing pale jeans and a floral top.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 595 of 10/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3162
Time: 17:18-17:52
Location: PARK OFF BRIGHTON ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
tree alight in park - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack sprayer - tree cordoned off as unsafe - deliberate ignition
WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3166
Time: 17:59-18:19
Location: TURNERS HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - police and ambulance in attendance - 1 female adult released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - small amount of oil spilt on road - road closed between the junction of Vowels lane and Imberhorne lane - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45795 / 2014
Concern for missing teenager
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing teenager Jessica Pusey from Crawley.
Jessica, 13, of Warren Drive, was last seen on Saturday, 7 June, at 9pm outside her home.
She is described as white, 5' 3", with shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes and well built. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms.
If you have seen her or know of her whereabouts, please contact police on 101 quoting serial 1640 of 07/06.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
see above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45834 / 2014
Incident: Missing Girl found
Missing 13-year-old Jessica Pusey from Crawley was found safe and well on Wednesday, 11 June.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their help.
Jessica Pusey Missing

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3178
Time: 19:55-20:21
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - HORSHAM ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Steyning, WrL Storrington
 

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WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3191
Time: 11:42-12:03
Location: BUNGALOW - TOZER WAY, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire involving unattended cooking in kitchen - hob isolated and saucepan removed - kitchen ventilated - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3195
Time: 13:24-13:41
Location: END OF TERRACE HOUSE - EWHURST ROAD, WEST GREEN
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in kitchen out on arrival of WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45856 / 2014
Suspected Bognor Regis burglar remanded in custody
Jamie Osborne, 18, of no fixed address, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court today charged with the following offences
- burglary in a dwelling at Stocker Road, Bognor Regis, on Friday 6 June
- theft from a car in Gainsborough Road, Bognor Regis, on Friday 6 June
- burglary in a dwelling at Montgomery Drive, Bognor Regis, on Sunday 8 June
- criminal damage to a vehicle in Lyon Street, Bognor Regis, on Monday 9 June
- assaulting a police officer on Monday 9 June
Osborne was remanded in custody until Monday 28 July. As a result of police action, some stolen property has been recovered.
Anyone with information should phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting 4714 006 3864. Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3202
Time: 16:05-16:22
Location: LONDON ROAD, HASSOCKS Incident: RTC - 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3210
Time: 17:51-18:10
Location: WOODS OFF HURST CLOSE, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
motorcycle in woods destroyed by fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3213
Time: 18:29-20:36
Location: PARK OFF TILGATE DRIVE, TILGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
area of woodland 5mx 5m destroyed by fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - 1 large tree damaged by fire - section of tree removed by TRU officers using ladder and handsaw - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley, TRU Officers x 4
 

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THURSDAY 12 JUNE 2014


The National Fire Brigade Union 24hr strike started at 9am today. They have reduced cover in operation.
 
ON BEHALF OF WEST MIDLANDS POLICE - Ref: PR45815 / 2014
West Midlands prison absconder may be in Sussex
West Midlands Police are asking for help in finding a Sandwell man who failed to return to HMP Hewell Prison in Redditch while on day release.
Paul Cooke, 33, went missing on Saturday 7 June in West Bromwich. He was on day release from prison but failed to return..
At Birmingham Crown Court in February 2012 Cooke was sentenced to four years in prison for burglary.
Police are investigating whether he maybe in the Hampshire, Surrey or Sussex police force areas.
He is described as white, 5'10", with short brown hair, sometimes gelled, blue eyes and he has a rose tattoo on the left part of his chest with the name 'Jade' underneath. He also has a scar under his right eye.
Anyone with information should phone 101 and ask for West Midlands police.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45825 / 2014
Time: 9.25am
Location: A22
Incident: Serious injury collision on A22 near East Grinstead
At 9.25am a 48-year old local man riding a pedal cycle and a southbound white van collided on the A22 Lewes Road between East Grinstead and Ashurst Wood. The cyclist received serious head and body injuries and the A22 was closed in both directions at that location while the scene is carefully examined. The cyclist has been taken by air ambulance to St George's Hospital in South London. Drivers are advised to avoid the area for the time being if at all possible. It is hoped to re-open the road shortly.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact us via 101 quoting Operation Remus.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3233
Time: 11:55-12:21
Location: WAKEHURST MEWS, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
2 cars destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - unknown cause - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3240
Time: 12:50-13:12
Location: EMBANKMENT OFF COOMBES ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: RESCUE
Assistance - female adult stuck approx 10 feet down embankment - woman assisted from embankment by WSF&RS using short extension ladder - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3247
Time: 15:35-15:58
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - ROWLANDS ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor kitchen - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - 2 male adults with minor smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - arson - WrL Worthing, WrL Littlehampton, FIO
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45836 / 2014
Convicted armed robber absconds from Ford Prison
Police are appealing for information to help track down a convicted armed robber who has absconded from Ford Prison.
David Blood, 48, absconded from Ford at some time between 8.30am and 1pm. He was jailed for life at Stafford Crown Court in 2003 after he was convicted of robbing a post office in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, with a number of other men in the West Midlands in December 2000. Blood is 6' 1", of small build with brown eyes and cropped black hair. He has links to Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
PC Stephen Reed said: "Because of Blood's record, we have to consider that he could pose a threat to the public. I would urge anyone that sees him to contact us on 999 rather than approaching him."
Anyone with information about where Blood could be should call 101
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45959 / 2014
David Blood arrested
A convicted armed robber who absconded from Ford Prison has been arrested in Hampshire.
David Blood, 48, absconded from Ford on Thursday 12 June.
Blood was arrested at about 7pm Tuesday 24 June, in Winchester by Hampshire police officers.

SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45867 / 2014
Time: 7.15pm
Location: Southfields Road with Beaumont Park, Littlehampton
Incident: Police seek witnesses to Littlehampton collision
Police are seeking witnesses to a collision involving a silver Renault van and a blue Ford Transit van which happened at about 7.15pm at the junction of Southfields Road with Beaumont Park, Littlehampton. The drivers, both men, then argued before the silver van drove off. Police attended and later a 28-year-old Wick man was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was released on bail until 2 August.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1414 of 12/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3262
Time: 19:19-19:41
Location: HADRIAN AVENUE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - male driver released by F&RS using small tools and sort extension ladder - incident left with police
WrL Worthing, WrL Steyning, WrL Brighton
 

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FRIDAY 13 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3298
Time: 11:47-12:26
Location: GREENHURST LANE, THAKEHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and pickup van - no persons trapped - car stabilised by WSF&RS and 1 male adult assisted from vehicle by police and ambulance paramedics - man assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene safety maintained by WSF&RS, WrL Storrington, WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45838 / 2014
Wanted man arrested at Gatwick
A man will appear in court today after being arrested at Gatwick Airport yesterday.
Paul Branch, 55, unemployed, of Silwood Street, Brighton, was refused entry to Canada after arriving at Halifax on the Queen Mary 2 liner on Wednesday. He is wanted for failing to appear at Brighton Magistrates for common assault on a warrant not backed for bail.
He will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court today at 10am.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45843 / 2014
Simon Rhodes-Butler back in custody
Simon Marcus Rhodes-Butler, 37, absconded from open prison on 22 May.
He was arrested by the Metropolitan Police last night after he handed himself in at Sutton police station in Surrey.
original report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3314
Time: 18:28-18:49
Location: HOUSE - RAVENSCROFT, STORRINGTON
Incident: Flooding
burst water pipe - pipe isolated by WSF&RS and salvage undertaken - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3319
Time: 19:28-19:53
Location: TOLLGATE HILL, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in the base of tree - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3327
Time: 22:08-22:46
Location: WOODS OFF BLACKSTONE WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
tree well alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill, L4T Haywards Heath
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45776 / 2014
Murder investigation launched into disappearance of Lancing man

Police have launched a murder investigation into the disappearance of Lancing man Mark Manning.
Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are now investigating after Mr Manning, 54, of Brighton Road, was reported missing on 22 April. Mr Manning, who was a former military bomb disposal expert, is well travelled and worked for the Mines Advisory Group [MAG], a charity that removes landmines and other dangers in some of the world's poorest countries. His family last heard from him on 19 April. They say his disappearance is completely out of character and he has never done this before.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, who is leading the investigation, said: "Although we can't categorically prove that Mark is dead at this time, we are treating this as seriously as we can. His sudden disappearance is completely out of character. He is close to his family but they have not heard from him at all. He hasn't used his mobile phone, or carried out any financial transactions, hasn't turned up for pre-arranged appointments and meetings and there has no been no reported sightings of him. There were no signs that he was depressed or may wish to harm himself. He seems to have vanished.
His family are desperate to know what has become of him and they are being supported by a specially trained police officer. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen Mark or has any information about where he maybe."
Ring police on 101 quoting Operation Light or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
original report

Mark Manning

 

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SATURDAY 14 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3333
Time: 01:31-01:44
Location: THE MARDENS, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3343
Time: 04:12-04:27
Location: FERNHILL ROAD, FERNHILL
Incident: FIRE
moped on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3361
Time: 13:28-14:31
Location: POULTERS LANE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 1 man assisted from car by ambulance paramedics before arrival of WSF&RS and medically assessed - 1 man released by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - 1 woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL x2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3365
Time: 15:25-16:05
Location: FARM BUILDING OFF LANGTON LANE, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical heater in stable building 20m x 5m used as chicken housing - 4BA, 1Co2 extinguisher and 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Henfield, WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45853 / 2014
Ford Prison absconder Kevin Brown recaptured
Kevin Brown, 54, an absconder from Ford Prison, was arrested in Bristol.
Avon and Somerset Police made the arrest at a public house in the Clifton area of the city at about 6pm today.
Brown, 54, absconded from Ford Prison on 10 April. He was serving a life sentence imposed at the Old Bailey in 2007 for conspiracy to rob and firearms offences.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3370
Time: 18:51-19:12
Location: GARDEN OF HOUSE - FURZEFIELD, ROFFEY
Incident: FIRE
large barbeque near to garden fence extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Horsham
 

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SUNDAY 15 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3384
Time: 04:34-05:14
Location: HOLIDAY RESORT HOTEL- UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RESCUE
6 persons shut in lift - efforts made to release occupants by WSF&RS - on site engineer requested to attend - all persons released using lift keys and small tools - lift isolated and handed over to engineer - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3395
Time: 15:17-15:27
Location: WORTHING PARADE NEAR THE PIER - MARINE PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
involving discarded disposable barbeque in bin - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3396
Time: 15:32-16:03
Location: GARDEN CENTRE OFF BLACKMILL LANE, ALDINGBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
fire in deep flat fryer in kitchen of single storey garden centre - deep fat fryer destroyed by fire - kitchen 10% damaged by fire - 1 fire blanket and 1 CO2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3398
Time: 16:34-17:10
Location: NEW BUILD HOUSE - BREEZEHURST DRIVE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in new build house - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - damaged area damped down and turned over - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3409
Time: 20:05-20:25
Location: OUTSIDE CRICKET CLUB - BACKWOODS LANE, LINDFIELD
Incident: FIRE
disposable barbeque in rubbish cage - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3410
Time: 20:23-21:19
Location: OFFICE BUILDING - DURRINGTON LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
building of 6 floors and basement - fire in basement generator room - 2BA, 1 thermal imaging camera, 1 Co2 extinguisher and 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3412
Time: 20:55-21:15
Location: SEA FRONT OFF SEA LANE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
disposable barbeque causing fire in bin extinguished by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 

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MONDAY 16 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3414
Time: 04:20-04:40
Location: GARAGE COMPOUND REAR OF HOUSES - MILLFIELD, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
3 recycling bins on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3416
Time: 04:46-05:03
Location: CRESCENTA WALK, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
panel fence on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 water back pack sprayer - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45860 / 2014
Loser sought for camera stolen at Gatwick
Do you know these people? This photograph from a stolen camera may help police reunite the loser with their camera.
The camera, a Canon Digital SLR with lenses in a rucksack, has been recovered by Gatwick detectives investigating a series of thefts at the airport.
DC Steve Trott said: "There are more than a hundred photographs covering a wedding, holidays and a trip to Kensington Palace. The losers, possibly the ones pictured in the photograph, I'm certain would love to have their camera returned and all the memories it has captured."
Anyone who recognises those in the photograph or has information is asked to contact police so the camera can be returned. They can call 101 quoting serial 0007 6/5. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3437
Time: 15:41-16:10
Location: HOUSE - ROSEMARY LANE, PETWORTH
Incident: FIRE
fire involving unattended cooking - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cooker hob inspected using thermal imaging camera - accidental
WrL Petworth, WrL Midhurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3438
Time: 16:22-17:20
Location: FIRST AVENUE, LANCING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with garden wall - male driver trapped - man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and electrical cutting equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45899 / 2014
Peter Overy arrested in Chichester
Police in Chichester have arrested local man Peter Overy, 71, who they were seeking for recall to prison.
He was arrested in the town centre on Saturday morning, 14 June.
Overy appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court today, charged with two offences of burglary and one of attempted burglary, all at the Oxfam shop in Chichester's South Street during May and June. He was also charged with breaching his licence.
He was sentenced to four weeks imprisonment for each offence, the sentences to run concurrently, having admitted all the offences, and was also returned to prison to continue serving his life sentence following his conviction for murder in 1991.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3441
Time: 17:07-17:35
Location: B2028 TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with wall - female driver treated by local residents before arrival of ambulance paramedics - car made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police and ambulance paramedics - WrL East Grinstead
 

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TUESDAY 17 JUNE 2014


RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 07.30am
Incident: Lifeboat launched to mayday call
The all weather lifeboat was launched to a yacht calling mayday. The yacht was originally reported as being 6 miles south west of Shoreham but when the lifeboat crew arrived at that position, she was not in sight. The boat with one person on board was eventually found drifting 12 miles south west of Shoreham with broken rigging and mechanical failure. She was taken under tow by the lifeboat that took her into the harbour and through the lock gates.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3466
Time: 09:09-09:17
Location: LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded smoking materials extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45871 / 2014
Time: 9.15am
Location: Brambletye Bends
Incident: A22 London Road closed by crash near East Grinstead
The A22 Lewes Road between Forest Row and East Grinstead has been closed after two cars collided on Brambletye Bends, north of Forest Row, at 9.15am today.
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance has attended after reports that a woman was trapped and injured in one of the vehicles.
Traffic is being diverted via Wall Hill Road and Hammerwood Road, Ashurstwood.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3467
Time: 09:19-10:02
Location: A22 ASHURST WOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 East Grinstead, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3472
Time: 10:26-10:44
Location: BALCOMBE ROAD, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - one of the cars into ditch - 1 person released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 person assisted from car by WSF&RS and medically checked by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS
WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3476
Time: 12:42-15:21
Location: UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTA
involving Spillage - 1 tractor trailer carrying 12500 litres of fertiliser overturned - scene safety maintained by WSF&RS and police - contents of trailer decanted to 2nd tractor and trailer - scene left with police - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3478
Time: 13:10-13:40
Location: CARAVAN PARK - HONEYBRIDGE LANE, DIAL POST
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Storrington
 

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WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3489
Time: 02:43-03:51
Location: MERIDIAN CLOSE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - 2 male adults extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and electric saw - both men taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
see above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45880 / 2014
Time: 2.45am
Location: Breezehurst Drive, Bewbush
Incident: Two seriously injured in Crawley collision
Police are appealing for information about a serious collision which happened in Crawley in the early hours.
Emergency services were called to Breezehurst Drive in Bewbush around 2.45am to a car which had collided with a tree. The Toyota Starlet lost control and collided with the central reservation and then a tree. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Crawley, and his 25-year-old passenger from Tewekesbury, were both taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious injuries.
Anyone with information or saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Packard.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3491
Time: 05:03-06:09
Location: PRIVATE HOSPITAL - BODIAM AVENUE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - flooding on 1st floor affecting alarms system - water supply isolated by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45892 / 2014
MISSING - Douglas Herr
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 42-year-old Douglas Herr.
Douglas, from the USA, was last seen on Monday, 16 June, at 9pm by staff at Meadowfield Hospital in Arundel Road, Worthing, where he was an inpatient. He had been visiting London before he was detained under the Mental Health Act after he became agitated at Gatwick Airport while preparing to board a flight to Amsterdam. He was moved to Meadowfield Hospital to be assessed and monitored on 5 June but left on Monday. He has not been seen since. Police are concerned for his safety. He does not know Sussex, has no money on him and has nowhere to stay. Being an avid reader it is possible that he may go to libraries in the area to sit quietly on his own.
Douglas is white, 6ft and slim with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue zipped hooded top, dark trousers and navy blue trainers. Anyone who has seen him or knows where he is should call 101 quoting serial 1519 of 16/6. If you see Douglas and he appears to be in danger call 999 immediately.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45921 / 2014
Incident: American man missing from Worthing found in Kent
United States citizen Douglas Herr, 42, last seen on 16 June by staff at Meadowfield Hospital in Arundel Road, Worthing, where he was an inpatient, has been found safe and well in Kent.
Police would like to thank the media and members of the public who responded to an appeal to trace Mr Herr.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45891 / 2014
Time: 11.35am
Location: Ford Lane
Incident: Resident assaulted by burglar in Ford
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in which a resident was assaulted.
Officers were called to Ford Lane in the village of Ford at 11.35am today after a resident was threatened at his home by a man who knocked on his door. The man had been seen acting suspiciously in the area around Ford Lane and Rodney Crescent earlier.
The burglar attacked the victim and stole a quantity of cash before the resident fled to a neighbour and raised the alarm. He was taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester for treatment. He had suffered cuts and bruises although he was very shaken.
The attacker was black, in his 20s, of medium build and about 5' 11". He was clean shaven and had a small gap between his front teeth. He was smartly dressed, wearing beige Chino-style trousers, a green shirt and a beige jacket.
Police said that this was an unusual incident is what is a peaceful and quiet area. Extra local patrols are currently in the area looking for the man and providing reassurance and will answer questions from members of the community who have any concerns.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 614 of 18/6,
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3518
Time: 16:19-16:36
Location: OUTSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CRAWLEY AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3519
Time: 16:25-16:45
Location: VALENCIA ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RESCUE
Assistance - 10 year old child with leg trapped between lamp post and wall - child released unhurt by WSF&RS using manual manipulation - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3521
Time: 27:28-17:29
Location: REAR OF MERLIN COURT - LITTLEHAMPTON ROAD, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: RESCUE
Assistance - 6 year old child with foot trapped in bike frame - child released unhurt by WSF&RS using manual manipulation - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3524
Time: 17:37-18:00
Location: A27 WESTBOUND, SHOREHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars and 1 van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3526
Time: 19:18-19:43
Location: MULTI STOREY CAR PARK - VIA RAVENNA, CHICHESTER
Incident: RESCUE
Assistance - woman had fallen down stairs of car park and her leg got trapped in metal staircase - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and given 1st aid and oxygen before being taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Chichester
 

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THURSDAY 19 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3529
Time: 02:03-02:52
Location: HOLIDAY COMPLEX - UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
machine in arcade on holiday resort 40% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2 Co2 extinguishers and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Bognor, FIO
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3534
Time: 09:41-11:40
Location: VEHICLE SERVICING YARD - LANGLEY WALK, LANGLEY GREEN
Incident: FIRE
4 cars and 6 small helium cylinders involved in fire in servicing yard - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - area damped down and turned over - cylinders cooled using 2 fixed hose reels and inspected to confirm cooled using thermal imaging camera - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45907 / 2014
WANTED - Simon Peter Knights
Police are asking the public to help in finding 38-year old Simon Peter Knights, who they want to interview about four burglaries and one attempted burglary, at addresses in Barnham, West Sussex during the day on Monday, 16 June.
Two addresses in Downview Road, one in Elm Grove and one in Barnham Road were broken into and jewellery was taken. An unsuccessful attempt was made to enter another Barnham Road address.
Knights is white, about 5'8", and has ginger hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information should call Police via 101 quoting Serial 840 of 16/06
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Simon Peter Knights

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3567
Time: 17:17-17:52
Location: HOUSE - BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: Dangerous structure
weather vane on roof of house in dangerous position - weather vane removed by WSF&RS using aerial ladder platform and brought to ground level - WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3570
Time: 18:28-18:52
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT, HAGLANDS LANE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in kitchen involving items on cooker - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection made using thermal imaging camera - accidental - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3575
Time: 21:28-21:45
Location: SKATE PARK OFF HAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
rubbish on fire in skate park - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3576
Time: 22:15-22:28
Location: HOUSE - WALLACE AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
chinese lantern blown on to roof of house - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - lantern fallen to ground and extinguished before arrival of fire service - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3571
Time: 22:46-23:50
Location: A281 RUDGEWICK
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - 5 persons released before arrival of WSF&RS - 3 persons then taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 

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FRIDAY 20 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3579
Time: 00:10-00:44
Location: ORCHARD WAY, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3583
Time: 03:57-05:50
Location: DAPPERS LANE, ANGMERING
Incident: FIRE
large campervan on fire - 2BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL East Preston, WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3598
Time: 08:21-08:43
Location: M23 NORTHBOUND JUNCTION 10 CRAWLEY TO JUNCTION 9 GATWICK
Incident: FIRE
van 50% damaged by fire - 2BA, 1 HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3608
Time: 12:23-12:49
Location: JUNCTION OF KILNMEAD AND WOODFIELD ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
incident involving car - female driver extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45919 / 2014
4.35pm
Location: A285, Duncton
Incident: Driver critical in Duncton crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver suffered critical injuries in a collision on the A285 at Duncton.
The man has been airllifted to St George's Hospital, Tooting, after the car left the road and rolled, impaling him on a fence post.
Sgt Stewart Goodwin said: "Emergency services attended to the driver who has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance. We would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident to call 101 quoting Operation Adstone."
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Motorists should be warned that there will be traffic delays near the scene.
WSF&RS attending - WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester, WrL Midhurst.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3616
Time: 16:40-17:51
Location: A285 DUNCTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car rolled and on its side - male driver trapped and impaled on fence post - man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and electric saw assisted by HEMS paramedics - man taken to hospital by air ambulance
WrL Chichester, WrL Midhurst, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3624
Time: 19:31-20:18
Location: A281 SHERMANBURY
Incident: RTC
collision involving car off road and overturned - no persons trapped - 2 persons given 1st aid by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Partridge Green
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3630
Time: 21:05-21:26
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - TEMPLARS CLOSE, MIDDLETON
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - flat ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 10.30pm
Incident: Missing Swimmer
The inshore lifeboat was called to a report of a missing swimmer at Worthing. The lifeboat crew searched for an hour around the Worthing Pier area but nothing was found. They were stood down and returned to station.
full report
 

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SATURDAY 21 JUNE 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45913 / 2014
Burglaries in South Harting
Since the beginning of June this small parish has been targeted by thieves. Police have received reports of two attempted house burglaries, nine burglaries to outbuildings, two thefts from unattended vehicles and one report of criminal damage.
Sergeant Jonathan Chapman, of the the Midhurst and Petworth Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "This is a most unusual level of crime for South Harting, we are making active enquiries to try to trace those responsible and officers are paying extra attention to movements in the area. Meanwhile we also urge local residents of South Harting and those who pass through the village regularly to help us catch these criminals by reporting suspicious sightings to us. Please, if you see something that arouses your suspicions or just doesn't sit right then call us. No matter how small or irrelevant you feel it may be. Also check your garage and outbuildings to ensure they are properly secured. Please don't make it easy for thieves to operate in this beautiful village."
If you see anything suspicious taking place call 999 right away.
If you have any other information that might help, call 101
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3642
Time: 06:19-06:54
Location: A27 WORTHING - NEAR COACH AND HORSES PUB
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and overturned on to its side - car stabilised by WSF&RS and female adult released using short extension ladder - police and ambulance in attendance - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3652
Time: 11:12-12:43
Location: A23 LAYBY SOUTHBOUND PYECOMBE TO PYLONS
Incident: FIRE
skip lorry - skip fully invovved in fire - 6BA, 3HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - skip removed from lorry - no damage to lorry - accidental
WrL Arundel, WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Partridge Green
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3674
Time: 14:03-14:41
Location: A272 PETWORTH - BY PETWORTH PARK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 female adult given oxygen therapy by WSF&RS - total of 2 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Petworth, L4T Petworth
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 3.05pm
Incident: Missing spear fisherman
While afloat on exercise, the inshore lifeboat was sent to search around Worthing Pier where a spear fisherman had been reported as overdue. He had been missing for three hours. As the crew proceeded to the area, they were stood down at East Worthing as the fisherman had come ashore safely.
full report
 

 
SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.07pm
Incident: Selsey Lifeboat Aids Yacht
Selsey RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 6.07pm. to go to the aid of the 26-foot yacht 'Panache' which had suffered engine failure 4 miles south of Bognor Regis. The weather was sunny with no wind so the yacht was unable to sail.
At the request of Solent Coastguard, the Tyne class Lifeboat 'Voluntary Worker' launched at 6.18 p.m. The vessel was quickly reached and a tow was established between the Lifeboat and the yacht. A course was set for Littlehampton Harbour which was reached at 7.50pm. After safely berthing the 'Panache' alongside on the visitor's quay 'Voluntary Worker' left Littlehampton Harbour to return to Selsey. - Full report

 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.50pm
Incident: Injured 'Pier-Jumper' Saved
The volunteer crew of Brighton Lifeboat were tasked to an incident where a person was injured jumping from the Palace Pier.
When the Lifeboat arrived on scene, two Brighton and Hove City Lifeguards were assisting the casualty in the water who was unresponsive. An assessment was made and he was placed into a stretcher, brought on board the Lifeboat with his neck protected by a collar. He was then brought back to Brighton Marina, where he was handed over to paramedics.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3682
Time: 19:47-29:57
Location: WEST PARK - SILVERSTONE AVENUE, ALDWICK
Incident: FIRE
disposable barbeque in bin - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Bognor
 

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SUNDAY 22 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3693
Time: 00:56-01:25
Location: STAPLEFIELD ROAD, SLAUGHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving tree fallen onto bus - police and ambulance in attendance - no persons trapped - 1 female adult removed from bus on stretcher by ambulance paramedics assisted by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3695
Time: 02:02-02:51
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - CHURCH GREEN, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
unextinguished barbeque fire spread to garden furniture and external patio door of house - smoke logging to ground floor of house - 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3704
Time: 11:49-12:05
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - SHELLEY ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in flat caused by cooking - 1HR 2BA used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

 
HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 15:50
Incident: Hayling RNLI launch to dog and owner
Hayling RNLI save 'Bella' and avert a more serious incident.
On Sunday afternoon 22 June 'Bella', a Staffordshire bull terrier, swam into the Chichester Harbour entrance, became confused and was at risk of being run down by vessels entering the Harbour. She was rescued by the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat
Senior Helm Andy Ferguson from the Hayling RNLI was on the beach with his family at Sandy Point and noticed a commotion in the harbour entrance. 'Bella' was about 200m offshore and distressed, and was not responding to her lady owner's frantic calling. The owner's partner had swum out to the dog and was trying in vain to catch her but he was beginning to struggle apparently more than the dog. Several members of the public and boat owners entering the harbour tried to rescue them, but other vessels narrowly missed the swimmer and his dog.
Andy called Solent Coastguard and asked for a lifeboat launch as a swimmer was in grave and imminent danger. The lifeboat was launched and arrived very quickly and plucked the dog from the sea and returned it to the owner on the beach. Bailey Birchall -pictured with Bella- son of the dog's owner was delighted to be re-united with his pet. The owners partner had by this time managed to swim back to the shore and was unhurt. - Full report
Bailey and Bella after rescue

 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3712
Time: 19:40-21:12
Location: MONKS AVENUE, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
domestic garage 100% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - adjacent garage damaged by radiated heat - area cordoned off by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Lancing, WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45985 / 2014
Location: Lake Lane, Barnham
Incident: Woman threatened in Barnham
Police are investigating an incident in Barnham in which a woman walking her dog was threatened.
Between 8.45pm and 9pm the local woman was walking her dog in Lake Lane, Barnham, when a man with a dog approached her and threatened her and her dog with a knife. Fortunately the occupants of a passing car intervened. A 52-year old local man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife in a public place and after being interviewed was released on police bail until 14 July while enquiries continue.
Any further witnesses to this incident and anyone who can help is asked to contact police via 101 quoting serial 1254 of 22/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3737
Time: 05:03-05:28
Location: CHURCH LANE, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
van and 6 metres of fencing destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRS used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3746
Time: 10:17-10:41
Location: HANDCROSS ROAD, PLUMMERS PLAIN
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3751
Time: 10:32-10:55
Location: ALBION STREET, SOUTHWICK
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with 2 parked cars - car stabilised and female driver assisted from car by WSF&RS - leak from car radiator sanded - scene made safe and incident left with police - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3753
Time: 11:54-12:20
Location: FIELD OFF LONDON ROAD, HASSOCKS
Incident: FIRE
25mx 25m of grass alight in field - 1HR and beaters used by WSF&RS - unknown cause
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Worthing, L4T Haywards Heath
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 2.42 p.m.
Incident: Selsey Lifeboat launches to yacht aground on the Mixon Reef
Selsey RNLI volunteer Lifeboat crew were paged at 2.42 p.m. Solent Coastguard had received a Pan Pan call from the 34-foot yacht 'Ewok' reporting that they had run aground.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3769
Time: 18:29-19:33
Location: JUNCTION OF FERNHILL ROAD AND BALCOMBE ROAD, FERNHILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - B2036 closed by police - female adult released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 female adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrL Turners Hill, WrL Reigate, HRT Worthing
see above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45945 / 2014
Time: 6.30pm
Location: B2036 Balcombe Road junction with Fernhill Lane
Incident: Serious crash near Gatwick Airport
Police are seeking witnesses to a road crash near Gatwick Airport in which two drivers were seriously injured.
At 6.30pm a Citroen Picasso and a Landrover Freelander travelling in opposite directions, collided on the B2036 Balcombe Road at the junction with Fernhill Lane, just south of Horley. The 45-year old Horley woman driving the Picasso was taken to St Georges Hospital, South London, by road ambulance, with head and body injuries and is currently in a critical condition. The 50-year old Crawley Down woman driving the Freelander was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for facial and back injuries.
Sussex Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact them via 101 quoting Operation Shilton.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3773
Time: 19:42-20:54
Location: REAR OF GARDEN NURSERY - BIRDHAM STRAIGHT, BIRDHAM
Incident: FIRE
wooden shed 20m x 20m used for pallet storage severely damaged by fire - 4HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged area damped down and turned over - accidental
WrL Chichester, WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Selsey, CU Bognor
 

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TUESDAY 24 JUNE 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45946 / 2014
Missing Louise Graham from Bognor Regis
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Louise Graham, from Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis.
Louise, 39, was last seen boarding a train to Barnham at Bognor Railway Station on Tuesday 17 June at 8.20pm. Later that evening CCTV footage shows her boarding a London bound train from Brighton Station. She is described as white, 6' and of slim build with straight shoulder length dyed red hair. She was last seen wearing a grey hooded top with red lining and three-quarter-length dark blue shorts and flips-flops, and she was carrying a brown animal shoulder bag.
Louise suffers with depression and doesn't have her medication with her. She also hasn't got her mobile phone with her so she may not be able to get in contact with her family. If you have seen her or know of her whereabouts please contact police on 101 quoting serial 1057 of 19/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45955 / 2014
Missing Louise Graham found
Missing Louise Graham, has been found safe and well on Tuesday, 24 June.
Police would like to thank the public and the media for their help.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3796
Time: 09:46-10:23
Location: RETAIL UNIT- QUEENSWAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - alarm caused by burnt out light fitting - inspection made by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - no signs of fire - advice given - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3805
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - MANOR ROAD, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FLOODING
ruptured water pipe in upper flat causing flooding to ground floor flat - access made to upper flat by WSF&RS using ladders - water and electrics isolated to both flats and salvage work carried out by WSF&RS - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance
WrL East Preston, Red Cross Support Unit
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46016 / 2014
Jailed for stealing charity funds to help his own daughter
A man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after stealing from a charity in Littlehampton who had donated money to a trip of a lifetime for his terminally ill daughter.
Albi Elliot, 44, of Vines Cross, Heathfield, was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court for fraud regarding the £3,500 donated on 9 December 2010, in Littlehampton, from the Climping-based Sussex British Motor Cycle Owners Club. The case, investigated by DC Jennie Hutchinson from West Sussex CID, related to theft of money which had been raised by the Club for Elliot's daughter to visit Orlando in Florida and swim with the dolphins.

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3811
Time: 14:40-15:08
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - WEST PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of third floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL x2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45959 / 2014
David Blood arrested
A convicted armed robber who absconded from Ford Prison has been arrested in Hampshire.
David Blood, 48, absconded from Ford on Thursday 12 June.
Blood was arrested at about 7pm in Winchester by Hampshire police officers.
original report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45968 / 2014
Time: 8.45pm
Incident: Police save man in Worthing
Three local police officers helped save the life of a man who was suffering the effects of an overdose in Worthing.
Constables James Lockwood, Sarah Masters and Chris Bartram went to the address in the Goring area at 8.45pm, after a report that the man, in his thirties, had collapsed. On their arrival the man was and unconscious, and at one point stopped breathing. However the officers carried out CPR on him for 15 minutes until an ambulance crew arrived. Paramedics found a pulse but then had to work on him for further 30 minutes before he regained consciousness. He was then taken to hospital where he is recovering.
The ambulance crew said that the man would have died had it not been for the work of the police officers.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3831
Time: 21:18-23:40
Location: OPEN GROUND OFF FREEKS LANE AND JUNCTION OF MAPLE DRIVE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
large unattended bonfire consisting of commercial waste producing quantities of black smoke - 4 L4T landrovers used by WSF&RS due to access - 3HRs used by WSF&RS assisted by local tractor to break up fire - area damped down and turned over
WrL Burgess Hill, L4T Haywards Heath, L4T Crawley, L4T Horsham, L4T Shoreham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45981 / 2014
Location: Wiggonholt
Incident: Break in at nature reserve near Pulborough
A report was made around 10pm that the alarms were going off at a nature reserve in Wiggonholt near Pulborough and the entrance to the shop had been forced. Cabinets were broken into and around 15 binoculars and jackets plus several pieces of binoculars, worth thousands of pounds.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1737 of 24/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3841
Time: 06:39-07:37
Location: HOUSE - EAST STREET, TURNERS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire on window sill of 1st floor bathroom - window sill 5% damaged by fire - electrics isolated - 2BA, 3HRs thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged area cut away using small tools - salvage carried out - accidental - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Crawley
 
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Missing London man's car found in Seaford
Police are appealing for assistance to help trace a missing man from Palmers Green.
Officers were called at approx 22.05 on Tuesday, 24 June to an address in Palmers Green, north London following concerns for the welfare of a resident there. He is James Turner, aged 28. Officers attended and could not locate Mr Turner.
It is believed he may have driven to the South Coast in particular the Seaford area of Sussex and searches, with the assistance of the Coastguard, have been carried out. His family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and are appealing for anyone who has seen him to contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Enfield Missing Persons Unit on 0208 345 3332.
UPDATE
Sussex Police and Coastguard searched the shoreline, sea and the area in and around Seaford late on Tuesday evening, 24 June, and into the early hours of Wednesday, after a car belonging to James Turner, reported missing from North London had been found abandoned in Marine Parade, Seaford, shortly before midnight. The searches resumed this morning, Wednesday, 25 June, but James has not yet been found.
Anyone in Sussex who has any information can call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1750 of 24/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
UPDATE
James Turner, missing from Palmers Green, has now been found. Police thank media for their assistance.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3844
Time: 07:56-08:19
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE - SERVITE CLOSE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen cupboard - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - smoke ventilated using PPV fan - kitchen 5% damaged by fire remainder of house affected by smoke - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45951 / 2014
WANTED £500 reward - Radoslaw Mikus
Detectives in Bognor are offering a £500 reward in a bid to find a man suspected of burglary in Bognor.
Radoslaw Mikus, 32, formerly of Sudley Road, Bognor, is wanted for questioning over a break-in at a house in Felpham. In the early hours of Friday 16 May a house in Culver Road, Bognor, was entered whilst the occupant, a woman in her nineties was asleep in bed. Items of antiques and silver were taken.
Detective Constable Jon Woolley from the West Sussex Priority Crime Team said, "On Tuesday 17 June a search of an address in Burnham Avenue, Bognor, led to officers recovering a large amount of property including antiques and silverware. Some of these items have been identified as coming from the burglary at Culver Road. We have been able to reunite the elderly victim with those items
As a result of our enquiries we need to trace Mikus and speak to him about this break-in.
A 31-year old man has already been arrested on suspicion of the same burglary and is currently on police bail until 21 July while enquiries continue.
We are offering a reward of £500 for information leading to his arrest and conviction."
Anyone who knows where Mikus may be is asked to contact Police via 101 quoting serial 0215 of 16/5.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
see above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45980 / 2014
Wanted man arrested
A man sought by police over a burglary in Bognor has been arrested and charged.
Radoslaw Mikus, 32, formerly of Sudley Road, Bognor, has been arrested and is due to appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court on Friday 27 June, charged with a burglary at a house in Culver Road, Bognor. He has also been charged with a burglary at a house in Glamis Street in February this year.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3855
Time: 10:48-11:12
Location: JANES LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
motorbike on fire in layby - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental ignition - advice given and incident handed over to owner - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3856
Time: 10:53-11:41
Location: A285, DUNCTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving tractor and car - 1 male adult released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3886
Time: 13:56-14:06
Location: REAR OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ASHDOWN DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
grass fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3871
Time: 14:38-14:53
Location: HAWTHORN ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
car in collision with 3 parked cars - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45972 / 2014
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Goffs Park
Incident: Man robbed in Crawley park
Police are seeking two men who robbed a man in a Crawley park.
At about 5.30pm the victim, an 18-year old local man, was walking from West Green towards Bewbush via a short footpath through Goffs Park. The path runs between Goffs Lane and Gossops Drive. As he walked along Goffs Lane alongside Snell Hatch Cemetery he saw two men walking towards him. One is described as a white, of slim build, 5'6", with short brown hair and unshaven stubble, a local accent and wearing a grey sports sweatshirt, either Nike or Adidas, and grey tracksuit bottoms.
The other is also described as white of slim build, 5'9", and again with a local accent, He wore a dark coloured beanie hat. Both in their early 20's.
The victim was then attacked by the two men, being knocked to the floor where he was punched and kicked repeatedly and his phone was taken - He was also threatened so the attackers could get the pin number, the account number of which has now been blocked. He was treated by police for cuts and bruises but did not need hospital treatment.
Detective Sergeant Peter Yarrow said; "This was a cowardly attack which could have left the victim with very serious injuries. Just before the incident he recalls seeing a woman nearby in the park, and we would very much like to trace her as she could be a valuable witness. We would also like to hear from anyone else who was in the area between 5.15pm and 5.45pm on Tuesday, or anyone who has been offered the phone for sale. It is a black iPhone 5c with a white back".
If you can help please contact us on 101 quoting serial 1447 of 25/6 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3877
Time: 17:53-18:08
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT, BATH ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving immersion heater in bathroom of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - heater isolated - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.35pm
Incident: Lifeboats launched to reports of people in distress
The inshore and all weather Shoreham Lifeboats were launched to reports of people in distress in the water off Goring Gap. As they proceeded to the area, it was reported that it was one person who had got ashore safely. The lifeboats were stood down and returned to shore.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3884
Time: 22:17-22:32
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - ALEXANDRA TERRACE, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Lancing
 

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THURSDAY 26 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3900
Time: 09:26-09:57
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND HICKSTEAD TO MUDDLESWOOD
Incident: FIRE
engine compartment fire of van in layby - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3909
Time: 11:30-11:52
Location: NEAR TRAIN STATION OFF A27 ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Arundel
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3918
Time: 14:31-14:50
Location: UPPER SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3925
Time: 16:28-16:51
Location: LOWER STREET, PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with shop building - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police in attendance - WrL Storrington
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR45995 / 2014
Time: 11pm
Location: Marine Parade
Incident: Three arrested in Worthing assault
Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault in Worthing around 11pm.
Police were called to Marine Parade to an assault outside a property. A 46-year-old, was found injured in the beach shelters on Marine Parade at around 4am with a serious head injury and is currently in hospital.
Another fight was also reported on Western Row around midnight which involved the same group of people, a 43-year-old suffered a swollen face, jaw and hand, bruised back and ribs. He was treated at Worthing Hospital.
A 26-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of two counts of GBH and remains in custody at this time.
A 38-year-old woman from Worthing and a 43-year-old man from Worthing have been arrested for GBH and are also still in custody.
Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to make contact with police on 101 quoting 8 of 27/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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FRIDAY 27 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3945
Time: 03:12-03:39
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - BEACHY ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
car severely damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3953
Time: 09:15-09:35
Location: OUTSIDE HOLIDAY PARK - VINNETROW ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - no persons trapped - male adult taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 female adult assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3962
Time: 14:18-14:32
Location: REIGATE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with parked scaffolding lorry - no persons trapped - 1 elderly male assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 3966
Time: 15:59-17:01
Location: HOUSE - LONG FURLONG LANE, LONG FURLONG
Incident: FIRE
2 storey house with basement - approx 5 feet of wood cladding of loft on fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - roof space allowed to ventilate naturally - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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SATURDAY 28 JUNE 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46003 / 2014
Time: 1.25am
Location: Ship public house, Ship St, East Grinstead
Incident: Attempted robbery at East Grinstead pub
At 1.25am a man entered the kitchen of the Ship public house, Ship St, East Grinstead, threatened the manager with what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded money from the safe. Following a scuffle in which nobody was injured the man ran off empty-handed. Following enquiries, police arrested a man at an address in the town this afternoon. A BB handgun was recovered.
Ruhel Miah, 30, of The Courtyard, East Grinstead, is due to appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court on Monday 30 June, charged with attempted robbery and with possessing an imitation firearm.
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 8.03am
Incident: Both Selsey Lifeboats aid French yacht aground and taking on water
Selsey RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat crew launched the 'D' class Inshore Lifeboat at the request of Solent coastguard who received an emergency call saying there was a yacht aground on the Kirk Arrow shingle bank. The RNLI crew were paged at 8.03am. and launched the reserve 'D' class Lifeboat, D675, at 8.12 a.m. The weather on scene was wind 4-5, sea state slight to moderate. The Lifeboat was quickly on scene with the 35-foot French yacht 'Ommage'. The lone skipper reported that the craft was taking in water.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4019
Time: 14:45-15:13
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - PADSTOW WALK, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: Lightning strike
no fire - rear left side of roof damaged by strike - 1 ladder and roof ladder used by WSF&RS to make house water tight - salvage carried out and electrics isolated - WrLx2 Crawley, L4T Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4036
Time: 21:00-21:18
Location: STORE CAR PARK - HASLETT AVEUE, EAST CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars in car park - 3 persons released before arrival of WSF&RS and 1 female adult treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4039
Time: 23:08-23:52
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - EAST BANK, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
50% of garage damaged by fire - remainder of garage damaged by smoke - 4BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - damaged areas damped down and cut away - accidental - WrL Chichester, WrL East Wittering
 

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SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4069
Time: 10:34-11:15
Location: HOUSE - PARK LANE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
fire in extractor unit in shower room - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - suspended ceiling removed by WSF&RS and search made of roof space for further signs of fire using 2 thermal imaging cameras and 1 triple extension ladder - none found - accidental
WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4081
Time: 15:02-15:17
Location: NEW ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46000 / 2014
Time: 3.30pm
Location: Servite Close, Bognor Regis
Incident: Appeal after girl approached by man in Bognor
Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a girl being approached by a man in Bognor Regis.
At around 3.30pm, a 10-year-old girl was in Servite Close, Bognor Regis when she was approached by a man who asked her to go with him. She refused and ran off.
The man is described as being white, in his 20s, about 5' 8", slim build, with blonde gelled hair with brown bits showing through, styled with a quiff and wearing red shorts and a white vest top. The man left Servite Close and went into the alleyway that leads towards Marshall Avenue.
If you saw this interaction or this man around the area or have any other information that relates please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1011 of 29/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 4pm
Incident: Report of three people in water as dinghy deflates
The inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of three people in the water with a deflated dinghy at Widewater, Lancing. When they arrived the people had managed to come ashore safely.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4085
Time: 16:01-17:51
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
3 storey semi detached house - fire in 2nd floor bedroom and roof space - 75% of bedroom damaged by fire - 25% of roof damaged by fire - 100% of 2nd floor of house damaged by smoke and heat - remainder of house affected by water - 10BA, 5 HRS, 1 thermal imaging camera, 1 ladder and 1 roof ladder used by WSF&RS - gas and electrics isolated - ceilings removed to check for fire spread - roof tiles removed using aerial ladder platform - adjacent house 10% affected by heat and smoke - accidental
WrLx2 Chichester, WrLx2 Bognor, CU Bognor, ALP Southampton, WrL Emsworth, WrL East Preston, Red Cross Support Unit
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 7.39pm.
Incident: Selsey Lifeboat assists yacht with engine failure
The Selsey RNLI Volunteer Crew were paged at 7.39pm. after a request from Solent Coastguard. The 30-foot yacht 'Tanya' made an emergency call to them saying that she had engine failure and no wind to sail.
full report
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 8.05pm
Incident: Injured boy trapped on groynes
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of a boy trapped on rock groynes on the eastern arm of Shoreham harbour. Once the crew arrived on scene the 13-year-old had been freed but he had suffered a cut to his foot. An ambulance crew treated him but due to the location of the groynes, they asked the lifeboat to transfer him to the lifeboat station. He was put into the inshore lifeboat and taken back and handed over to the ambulance crew.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4102
Time: 21:08-21:42
Location: TILGATE FOREST, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
4 square metres of heathland on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 

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MONDAY 30 JUNE 2014


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4109
Time: 06:52-07:15
Location: A259 JUNCTION, ELDON WAY, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving HGV lorry and motorbike - female adult's arm released from under wheel of HGV before arrival of WSF&RS - casualty care provided by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - female adult taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Littlehampton
re above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46019 / 2014
Time: 6.30am
Location: A259 Littlehampton bypass
Incident: Woman injured in Littlehampton collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a lorry and motorbike in Littlehampton.
Emergency services were called to the A259 Littlehampton by pass near to the junction with Eldon Way at around 6.30am to a serious collision. A white Volvo lorry and the blue Triumph Sprint motorbike were both travelling westbound and as they moved off from traffic lights, they collided. The rider of the bike, a 47-year-old woman from Goring, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital with a serious injury to her arm. No-one else was injured.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting serial 173 of 30/6.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4117
Time: 13:14-14:02
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - BOLNORE ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Flooding - to 6 flats and communal area caused by heavy rain - electrics isolated by WSF&RS and incident handed over to Housing company
WrL Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4120
Time: 14:58-15:23
Location: HOUSE - SEA ROAD, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble dryer extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 Co2 extinguisher - tumble dryer removed from house - accidental - WrL East Preston
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4121
Time: 16:23-16:56
Location: FIELD OFF CROSS COLWOOD LANE, BOLNEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, L4T Haywards Heath
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4124
Time: 16:36-17:38
Location: CHARLWOODS ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Fire - in shot blasting tower - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 triple extension ladder, 1HR, 1 thermal imaging camera and small tools - accidental - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4125
Time: 16:43-17:08
Location: CHESSWOOD ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - traffic control by police - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4126
Time: 16:49-17:20
Location: HOUSE - STANHOPE ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer on fire in ground floor lean to - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to ventilate - tumble dryer removed from house - accidental - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4127
Time: 17:10-18:23
Location: WOODLAND OFF DEENE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in cut back forestry - fire and surrounding area damped down by WSF&RS using 1HR and drag rakes - deliberate ignition
WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 4145
Time: 21:32-21:43
Location: LITTLEFIELD ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: Dangerous Structure
part of wall fallen and threatening to fall on to footpath - wall made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 9.45pm
Incident: Lifeboat goes to aid of 45'MV
The all weather lifeboat at Shoreham was sent to help a 45ft motor vessel, which had broken down 18 miles south of Shoreham Harbour. Once on scene the all weather lifeboat's inflatable Y boat was launched with three crew on board and two of them were transferred to the vessel to set up a towline and stay with the one person on board.
full report
 
 
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