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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - JULY 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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TUESDAY 1st JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4156
Time: 06:12-06:36
Location: GOFFS PARK OLD HORSHAM ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
skip well alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - believed to be due to discarded smoking materials - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4159
Time: 07:17-08:29
Location: WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE STANE STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in waste in refuse warehouse 50mx30m - 2BA, 1HR, 1 drag rake and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4171
Time: 10:03-11:28
Location: WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE - STANE STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in refuse adjacent to electrical cupboard - power isolated to cupboard - 1HR, 1 short extension ladder, thermal imaging camera and ceiling hook used by WSF&RS - incident handed over to on site staff - accidental - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46031 / 2014
Haul of guns found at house
Police officers got slightly more than they bargained for today when they went to a house in Brighton to secure a few firearms.
They discovered a haul of 30 rifles and 40 handguns from the home in Larkfield Way. The rifles had been decommissioned but many of the handguns were live and loaded. A WW2 hand grenade was also found in the house and the bomb disposal unit were called to make it safe.
Sergeant Chris Lane said: "Let's say it wasn't our usual day at the office. We were told we might find two or three firearms at the house but were amazed to find 70. The late owner of them who lived at the house was obviously an avid gun collector."
The firearms have been removed by officers and secured and enquiries will be made into their origins.

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4178
Time: 13:21-14:53
Location: HOUSE - PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: Dangerous Structure
small building about to be demolished - flat roof collapsed into building - building made safe by WSF&RS using ceiling hooks and 1 short extension ladder - 1 man evacuated from neighbouring property - area cordoned off - incident handed back to demolition company
WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4181
Time: 15:45-16:39
Location: A272 SCAYNES HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult and 1 male child released by WSF&RS - 1 male adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic and electric rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley, WrL Burgess Hill
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46036 / 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: Reynolds Lane, Sllndon
Incident: Slindon community store robbed
Police are searching for a man who broke into a cafe in Slindon.
At 7pm the alarm went off at 'The Forge' a community-run cafe/shop in Reynolds Lane, Sllndon. The manager who lives nearby went in to investigate and was threatened with a sledgehammer by a man who had broken in at the rear of the shop. She ran off, unharmed, and the man disappeared. A small safe in the shop's office had been broken open and cash, believed to be several hundred pounds, had been taken. The suspect is described as white, stocky, about 6' tall, with dark eyebrows, and was wearing a balaclava, a black leather zip-up jacket, and jeans.
If you have any other information that would help, please contact police via 101 quoting serial 1339 of 2/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 22.25
Incident: Vessel in difficulty
The Volunteer crew of Brighton Lifeboat were launched to assist a broken down yacht 2 miles South of Brighton Marina.
The crew of the yacht were unsure of their exact position and it was dark so the Lifeboat crew used VHF direction finding equipment to trace their signal. Once located, the yacht and her three crew were towed safely back to Brighton Marina.
full report
 

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WEDNESDAY 2 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4191
Time: 00:11-00:50
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - GRAFTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
attached shed 4mx2m destroyed by fire - 5% of fascia of adjacent property affected by fire and heat - 10% smoke damage to 1st floor of building - 1HR, 1 short extension ladder used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4196
Time: 00:36-00:53
Location: BEAUMONT PARK, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire involving plastic surrounding street light - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4206
Time: 09:27-10:23
Location: OFFICE BUILDING - LIVERPOOL GARDENS, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in light fitting - electrics isolated and light fitting removed by WSF&RS and checked using thermal imaging camera - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4222
Time: 15:58-16:37
Location: TURNERS HILL ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - 1 male adult released from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by air ambulance - WrLx2 East Grinstead, HRT Crawley
re above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46047 / 2014
Time: 3.50pm
Location: Turners Hill Road, East Grinstead
Incident: Man seriously injured in East Grinstead collision
A 22-year-old man has been seriously injured in a collision in East Grinstead.
Emergency services were called to Turners Hill Road at around 3.50pm to reports of a two vehicle collision. A silver Citroen Saxo was travelling south between the Imberhorne Lane crossroads and Vowels Lane when it collided with a Mercedes Sprinter van which was travelling in the opposite direction. The 22-year-old man, the driver of the Citroen, from Henfield was taken by helicopter to the Royal London Hospital. The 37-year-old man driving the van was uninjured.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Napier.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4227
Time: 17:57-19:18
Location: MARLEY LANE, FERNHURST
Incident: FIRE
trailer and contents, timber palletts and 300 insulation boards of insulation severely damaged by fire - 3HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Midhurst, WrL Guildford, WrC Bordon
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4228
Time: 17:57-18:36
Location: SEMI DETACHED BUNGALOW - OAKHURST GARDENS, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - kitchen 50% damaged by heat and smoke - 20% of hallway damaged by smoke - 10% of lounge and bedroom damaged by smoke - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - cooker removed from bungalow - accidental - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46057 / 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: car park in East Grinstead
Incident: Man found with serious head injury
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with a serious head injury in a car park in East Grinstead.
The man had been to the Wing Wah Chinese to buy a takeaway in London Road and was walking across the car park near the fire station. He was found by members of the public at 7pm and an ambulance was called and he was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, where he is in a critical condition. The man is described as white, about 60 years of age and of large build.
Anyone with information should ring police on 101 quoting serial 1537 of 2/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46185 / 2014
Smash and grab burglary in Petworth
Police are appealing for information about a smash and grab burglary at an antiques shop in Petworth.
The break-in happened at Chequers Antiques on Lombard Street at around 11.30pm.
Around £12,000 worth of jewellery was stolen including these items pictured which include a Victorian pendant formed as 2 hearts with opals and diamonds, an 18 carat gold ring with 9 diamonds, a solitaire ring with diamonds in an 18 carat gold band, 2 platinum Tiffany rings with diamonds, 18 carat gold earrings and a ring with 3 opals and 2 diamonds.

Stolen Petworth Jewels -July 2014
A Silver Saab, which was later found abandoned in Fittleworth, was seen to drive from the scene and 2 men were seen wearing balaclavas.
Anyone who saw what happened and is yet to speak to police, or if anyone has any information about these items is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1887 of 2/7
report issued 21 July 2014
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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THURSDAY 3 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4259
Time: 07:22-09:40
Location: RIVER BANK OFF STAIRBRIDGE LANE, BOLNEY
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
horse approx 10 feet down steep river bank - horse lifted by TRU officers from river bank using tractor and animal rescue equipment - vet in attendance -TRU officersx4
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4271
Time: 09:25-09:52
Location: REAR OF GARAGES - NAVARINO ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - bonfire near to garages and sheds extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4282
Time: 14:46-15:23
Location: FORD AIRFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, ROLLASTON PARK, FORD
Incident: FIRE
single storey dry cleaning unit 100m x 60m - fire in industrial tumble dryer - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4283
Time: 15:06-15:58
Location: TILGATE FOREST - ACCESS OFF PARISH LANE, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
area of undergrowth 30 square metres - remaining hot spots cooled by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 5.42pm
Incident: Search for Missing Jet Skier
Selsey RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat crew were paged at 5.42pm. Solent Coastguard had requested the launch of the inshore boat to search for a missing jet skier. The reserve Lifeboat 'D675' was launched at 5.51pm. and started searching straight away. The jet skier had been with two other jet skiers who had arrived at Selsey at 4pm from Littlehampton, however, on the return journey, one of them got separated from the others and didn't make it back. The weather was calm with bright sunshine.
The call was made to the Coastguards after concerns that the jet ski might have broken down. Littlehampton Lifeboat, which was on exercise, was also asked to search towards Selsey. At 6.02pm the other two jet skiers called Solent Coastguard to report they had found the missing jet ski off of Climping, just to the west of Littlehampton.
full report
 

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FRIDAY 4 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4301
Time: 00:04-00:34
Location: COMMON HILL, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: RTC FIRE
car in collision with tree - car involved in fire - female driver assisted from car before arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - car fully damaged by fire - police and ambulance in attendance - WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4323
Time: 11:57-12:11
Location: OUTSIDE COLLEGE - LITTLEHAMPTON ROAD, GORING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4325
Time: 12:18-12:39
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE PORTSMOUTH ROAD, MILLAND
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 1HR - WrL Liphook
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4331
Time: 15:23-15:48
Location: ALLIN WAY, FELPHAM
Incident: FIRE
van 40% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4333
Time: 16:46-18:19
Location: LONGFORD ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: Smell of Gas
strong smell of gas coming from service hatch in road - safety cordon and 1 covering jet set up by WSF&RS - incident handed over to Southern Gas engineers - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4336
Time: 17:56-18:23
Location: JUNCTION FONTWELL AVENUE AND WANDLEYS LANE, FONTWELL
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - male driver treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 

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SATURDAY 5 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46084 / 2014
Time: 1.15am
Location: A27, Falmer
Incident: Fatal A27 collision
A 21-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on the A27.
At around 1.15am, emergency services were called to a collision on the eastbound A27 at Falmer between a car and a pedestrian. The man, believed to be a student from America, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital but sadly died on Sunday afternoon 6 July.
Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the pedestrian leading up to it to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Telemark.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46083 / 2014
Time: 1.20am
Location: Bognor
Incident: Woman raped in Bognor
Police are investigating the rape of a woman in Bognor.
A 23-year-old woman was walking home after getting money out at Tesco Express on Station Road when she was approached by a man on a bicycle at about 1.20am. He stopped to ask if she was ok as she had been crying after her plans with friends had not happened, and he offered to walk her home. They walked from Station Road and towards West Street, where he invited her to his friend's house. They then walked along Royal Norfolk News towards Swansea Gardens, where by a garage block at Norfolk Square, he pushed her against a van and raped her. She was able to get away and ran towards West Street where she was collected by a friend. The suspect is described as having a Birmingham accent and being in his 20s. He is slim, around 5' 8" with short brown hair and stubble and was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit and bagging trousers.
Anyone with any information about what happened please contact police on 101 quoting serial 638 of 5/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46110 / 2014
Man arrested for rape
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the above rape.
A 29-year-old man from Bognor has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in custody, Tuesday July 8.
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46149 / 2014
Man charged with rape
A man has appeared in court charged with a rape in Bognor.
Lee Matthews, 29, of Richmond Avenue, Bognor, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court on Thursday 10 July and was remanded in custody for a preliminary hearing at Chichester Crown Court on Friday 25 July.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4358
Time: 10:51-12:03
Location: LEWES ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 2 persons released before arrival of WSF&RS - 2 persons released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - all persons taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley, WrL Turners Hill
 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 1.24pm
Incident: Lifeboat launched to a person face-down in the water
Brighton Lifeboat was paged along with Shoreham Lifeboat to a report of a person face-down in the water to the East of Brighton Marina. The Lifeboat made best speed to Ovindean in difficult conditions. Once on scene, the crew was informed that the casualty was actually off Roedean and was being pushed around in the shore dump.
The lifeboat made it's way to the scene and could see that the casualty was still face down but within a hands reach of the beach. The conditions on scene were force 6 with 2-3 metre swells and a heavy shore dump onto the beach. Given the conditions Helmsman Dan Gurr decided not to risk any of his crew to attempt a sea recovery, so it was made by Sussex Police and Newhaven Coastguard.
Whilst the recovery was taking place both Brighton and Shoreham lifeboats searched from Rottingdean to Brighton Pier along the shoreline and up to a quarter of a mile off shore for any other persons that may have attempted to assist in the rescue or been with the casualty at the time. Nothing was found and both Lifeboats were stood down to return to station.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4366
Time: 15:11-15:34
Location: 2nd FLOOR FLAT - COMMONWEALTH DRIVE, THREE BRIDGES, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bathroom furnishings on fire - bathroom 25% damaged by smoke - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46082 / 2014
Time: 5.15pm
Location: Knights Hill
Incident: Cyclist seriously injured in Charlton collision
A cyclist has suffered serious head injuries after a collision in Charlton near Chichester.
Emergency services were called to Knights Hill at around 5.15pm to a collision between a bicycle and a white Honda Jazz. The rider of the bicycle, a 42-year-old man from Westbourne, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital in London by air ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.
A 54-year-old man from Sweden, the driver of the Honda, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been bailed until July 8 while investigations continue.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen this crash or the vehicles prior to the crash to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Birr
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46103 / 2014
Cyclist dies following Charlton, Chichester collision
A cyclist who suffered serious head injuries after a collision at Charlton, near Chichester, has died.
He has been named as 42-year-old Howard Plumb of Emsworth, Hampshire. The coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination is due to be carried out. Emergency services were called to Knights Hill at around 5.15pm on Saturday, July 5, after a collision involving Mr Plumb and a white Honda Jazz car. He was taken to St George's Hospital in London by air ambulance where he sadly died on Monday morning 7 July.
Mr Plumb was one of the world's top windsurfers and famous aroung the globe. He had numerous national, world and European championship titles in windsurfing and represented Great Britain in the sport at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Known to friends and family as Howie, he studied at Bourne Community School in Southbourne and Chichester College of Technology before completing a degree in mechanical engineering at Portsmouth University. He worked as an engineer at Pall Corporation in Portsmouth. As an active member of the i-Team Cycling Club he competed at several national events including the Tour of Wessex and the End to End on the Isle of Man and numerous European races in France, Italy and Belgium. He leaves a partner, Ania, parents Roger and Sue and brother Roland.
A 54-year-old man from Sweden, arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention has been released on bail until 13 November.
Howard Plumb
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR478005 / 2015
report time- 14 January 2015 14:29
Man charged over fatal crash at Charlton
A man is being prosecuted over the death of a cyclist in a West Sussex crash.
Bo Christer Lundmark, 54, a computer consultant, of Blakullevagen 22, 90752, Umea, Sweden, has been served with a summons to appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on 29 January, to answer the charge of causing death by careless driving.
The cyclist, 42-year-old Howard Plumb of Emsworth, Hampshire, died after suffering serious head injuries when he was collision with a Honda Jazz car driven by Lundmark, at Knight's Hill, Charlton, near Chichester, at 5.15pm on Saturday 5 July last year. He was taken to St George's Hospital in London by air ambulance where he sadly died two days later.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46119 / 2014
Time: 10.30pm
Location: St Catherine's Field, Littlehampton
Incident: Homeless man assaulted in Littlehampton park
A homeless man suffered facial injuries after he was punched and kicked while sitting on a park bench in Littlehampton.
The 60-year-old man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was treated and admitted. Police are appealing for people who may have seen the attack near the war memorial in St Catherine's Field, Littlehampton, at about 10.30pm. Three local boys, aged 14, 15 and 16, have been arrested and bailed for further enquiries until 2 August.
DC Jamie Carruthers said- "This was a vicious and unprovoked attack. I would like to hear from anyone who saw the assault or a group of youths running away. They should contact police on 101 quoting serial 1730 5/7. "
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46085 / 2014
Location: Lloyds TSB building, The Causeway, Goring
Incident: Rave disrupted at derelict office block in Worthing
Two generators and a large amount of sound equipment were seized by police who disrupted a planned rave in an abandoned building in Worthing tonight.
Police were alerted to people entering the old Lloyds TSB building in The Causeway in Goring-by-Sea just after 10.30pm. Officers arrived quickly at the scene and were able to deter people from entering. Three people were arrested as officers discovered that the sound equipment was being set up on the roof of the derelict office block.
Inspector Allan Lowe said: "Early notification from a member of the public enabled us to move quickly to close down this rave, which would have caused significant disruption to the local community. What was particularly disturbing was that hundreds of people were being drawn to the rave in what would have been a very hazardous environment. There are ceilings falling down, wires sticking out, numerous trip hazards and no indication of the state of electricity or water supplies inside. The dangers were enough to prevent a full search of the building until daylight and the consequences of having several hundred people inside in the dark, under the influence of drink or drugs and with no safety or evacuation precautions, are extremely worrying at the very least."
A 23-year-old woman from Worthing and a 22-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of burglary other than dwelling and criminal damage. An 18-year-old man from Goring-by-Sea was arrested on suspicion of burglary other than dwelling. All were later bailed until August 10.
 

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SUNDAY 6 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46100 / 2014
Location: Crawley
Incident: Taxi driver seriously hurt in late night attack
Police are seeking men who attacked a 43-year old Crawley taxi driver, leaving him with serious facial injuries.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday 5 July four men got into a pre-booked taxi outside the Half Moon pub in Brighton Road, Southgate. As the taxi turned into Stevenage Road, Bewbush, the men started punching the driver to the head. He managed to stop the car and the men got out and ran off. The victim is still receiving treatment for his his jaw which has been broken in two places, and for facial cuts. Two local men aged 23 and 21, arrested on suspcion of causing grievous bodily harm, were later released without any action being taken against them.
DC Simon Goulding said; "This was a cowardly attack on a man going about his lawful business. We hope local people will know who did this and let us know. We also seek witnesses to the four men leaving the pub, and who saw anything else that might help."
If you can help, please contact police via 101 quoting serial 0066 of 5/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 00.04
Incident: Lifeboat launched in dark to injured woman
A boat at anchor at East Head called 999 to ambulance and police alerting them to cries from a lady that she had lacerated her leg.
The Atlantic 85 was launched and was quickly on scene. Crew spoke to the boat reporting the incident but all other boats were in darkness. The helm decided to put two crew ashore to search. They found the lady being attended to by ambulance paramedics and assisted them as required. The lady had slippped and had a very deep gash on her leg caused by a broken bottle. The crew were able to supply trauma dressings to the paramedics. Selsey Coastguard, police and Witterings Estate team arrived and the lifeboat returned to the station to get the basket stretcher in case the casualty needed to be transferred by sea. After considering all options however the Witterning All Terrain Vehicle was used to take her to the ambulance and the lifeboat crew returned to their boat.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4399
Time: 16:43-17:08
Location: A24 SOUTHBOUND, SOUTHWATER
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46088 / 2014
Incident: Stolen car crashes in Steyning
Three men were arrested after a vehicle stolen in a burglary in Worthing crashed in Steyning following a police pursuit. The blue VW Caravelle was stolen during a burglary in Findon Road, Worthing, at some time between 11pm on Saturday and 2.50am on Sunday.
At 9.30pm on Sunday, the vehicle was spotted at a garage in The Strand in Goring-by-Sea and then by a police patrol in Acacia Avenue, but made off on to the eastbound carriageway of the A27. It was located again in the Steyning area and drove off without lights, but left the road at the first bend it encountered and was then blocked in by the pursuing police vehicle. The driver, the only occupant at the time, was arrested and a search in the local area located two more suspects who were also arrested. A 22-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, theft from a motor vehicle and drink driving. Two 22-year-old men, both of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling. All remained in custody on Monday lunchtime, 7 July.
 

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MONDAY 7 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4421
Time: 04:22-04:55
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - ASH LANE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in bedroom of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection made - accidental
WrL East Preston, WrL x2 Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4435
Time: 11:22-11:35
Location: WINDERMERE CRESCENT, GORING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - female driver released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4443
Time: 18:48-19:56
Location: FROZEN FOODS STORE - WALLACE PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: Flooding
water coming from 1st floor flat flooding ground floor store room - water isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4456
Time: 21:32-21:53
Location: CAR PARK - ADMIRALS BRIDGE LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL East Grinstead, L4T East Grinstead
 

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TUESDAY 8 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4462
Time: 00:13-00:30
Location: HOUSE - ROEBUCK CLOSE, HORSHAM
Incident: Flooding
water isolated at external stop tap by WSF&RS and salvage undertaken - incident left with Southern Water rep - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4464
Time: 01:51-02:14
Location: HOUSE - FONTANA CLOSE, WORTH
Incident: Flooding
burst water pipe from hot water tank - water affecting electrics - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4470
Time: 08:54-10:38
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - COXCOMBE WALK, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
in ground floor flat - female adult rescued from first floor flat by WSF&RS using triple extension ladder - dog and rabbit rescued by WSF&RS from ground floor flat -sadly the dog, who suffered burns and smoke inhalation, died - 6BA, 4HRs, thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used - 10% of ground floor flat damaged by fire - 90% damaged by smoke - male adult treated for smoke inhalation by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - Red Cross Support Unit ordered - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley, L4T Horsham, WrL Horsham, Red Cross Support Unit
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4475
Time: 09:31-09:46
Location: JUNCTION CHURCH ROAD AND CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and minibus - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4484
Time: 13:30-14:40
Location: ORCHARD WAY, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine compartment of car - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4491
Time: 17:07-17:24
Location: SANDHILLS ROAD, BARNS GREEN
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and HGV lorry - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46124 / 2014
Time: 9pm
Location: Westway, Lancing
Incident: Woman found with head injuries
Police are trying to find out what happened to a woman who was admitted to Worthing Hospital with a serious head injury.
The 48-year-old was found collapsed in the Westway area of Lancing at about 9pm by members of the public who then called an ambulance. She is currently still undergoing treatment in hospital.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened to the woman as her recall is currently unclear.
Anyone who has information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 235 of 09/07
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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WEDNESDAY 9 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46117 / 2014
Time: 11.10am
Location: North Street, Midhurst
Incident: FATAL MIDHURST COLLISION
A woman pedestrian has died after being in collision with a lorry in Midhurst.
Emergency services were called to the scene in North Street at 11.13am. The road is closed at the A272/A286 junctions to the south and the north of the incident.
An investigation is under way and the road is likely to remain closed into the afternoon.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Cairo
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46120 / 2014
Lorry driver arrested
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman pedestrian was killed in a collision with a lorry in North Street.
Emergency services were called to the scene in North Street at 11.13am but the 79-year-old woman from Midhurst had sadly died of her injuries at the scene.
The lorry driver, a 62-year-old man from Watford, Hertfordshire, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently in custody.
North Street is likely to remain closed until 5.30pm while forensic investigations take place and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.
Any witnesses who were in North Street and saw the collision are asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Cairo.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46230 / 2014
The woman who died in a collision in Midhurst has been named as Giuseppina Incisivo.
Giuseppina, known as Josie, was 79 from Oakwood Close, Midhurst.
The lorry driver, a 62-year-old man from Watford, Hertfordshire, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed until November 7.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4511
Time: 11:20-12:01
Location: OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, SOUTHWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by F&RS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4517
Time: 13:09-13:39
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - WESTBOURNE AVENUE, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
large rubbish fire in rear garden extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - area damped down and turned over - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46111 / 2014
Man arrested in connection with Worthing burglary
A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary in Worthing.
The break-in happened from the garden of a property in Belsize Road in Worthing at around 3am on June 14. A 43-year-old man from Worthing has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. He has been bailed until August 18 while investigations continue.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4520
Time: 13:38-13:55
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - ROMANY ROAD, DURRINGTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - flat ventilated by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4536
Time: 20:07-20:20
Location: JUNCTION MARINE DRIVE AND PETWORTH AVENUE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by disposable barbeque - 1 HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46118 / 2014
WANTED - Craig Michael White
Do you know Craig Michael White?
The 25-year-old is wanted for questioning by police in connection with a burglary at a home in Little Preston Street, Brighton. Between 11am and 8pm on 29 June an intruder broke into a basement flat and stole a blue Acer laptop. Police want to speak to Craig Michael White in connection with the burglary.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 392 of 29/06
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
craigmichaelwhite

 

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THURSDAY 10 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4559
Time: 09:14-09:54
Location: FORESHORE OFF ROOKWOOD LANE WEST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
fire in base of tree believed to have started following a barbeque on foreshore - fire extinguished by WSF&RS
WrL East Wittering
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46143 / 2014
Time: 2.45pm
Location: Nyetimber Lane, Rose Green
Incident: Cyclist seriously hurt in collision at Rose Green, Bognor Regis
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Nyetimber Lane, Rose Green, near Bognor Regis, in which a woman cyclist was seriously injured.
It happened at about 2.45pm near the junction with Nyetimber Close. A white Fiat Panda car was in collision with a pedal cycle, being ridden by a 61-year-old woman. Both are local people. The woman suffered serious head injuries and was flown by the Kent Surrey and Sussex air ambulance to Southamton General Hospital, where she has been detained for treatment. Her condition is critical.
The car driver was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been bailed until 1 September while enquiries continue. The road was closed to traffic either side of the scene for some two hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Anyone who saw what happened should phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Alliance.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4576
Time: 16:10-16:49
Location: BEECH WAY EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - male driver given 1st aid by WSF&RS - man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS and handed over to police - WrL East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46149 / 2014
Man charged with rape
A man has appeared in court charged with a rape in Bognor.
Lee Matthews, 29, of Richmond Avenue, Bognor, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court on Thursday 10 July and was remanded in custody for a preliminary hearing at Chichester Crown Court on Friday 25 July.
original report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4577
Time: 16:59-17:33
Location: M23 NORTHBOUND, JUNCTION 10 TO JUNCTION 9 GATWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving van - no persons trapped - male driver taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4580
Time: 17:24-18:42
Location: FARM AND BUSINESS UNITS - BOLNEY CHAPEL ROAD, TWINEHAM
Incident: FIRE
hay bales alight in yard - 2HRs and water carrier used by WSF&RS to damp down and extinguish - accidental
WrL Burgess Hill, WrC Burgess Hill
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46212 / 2014
Time: 5.30pm

Incident: Teenagers robbed in Goffs Park, Crawley
Two young men who robbed a group of boys and girls in Goffs Park, Crawley, at about 5.30pm are being sought by detectives.
Five youngsters in their early teens were approached by the men who threatened them and stole two mobile phones, an iPad mini and cash before making off. The robbers were both white, of average build, aged 17 to 20, and both wore Nike trainers and tracksuit bottoms. One was wearing a black Superdry jacket marked with blue lettering. Both had earlier been seen by the group in the company of two girls, both white, aged about 16 and blonde. One was wearing a black leather jacket.
Anyone who saw what happened, who knows who the suspects might be or who has knowledge of the stolen property is asked to get in touch with police on 101 quoting serial 1284 of 10/07.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4583
Time: 18:52-19:44
Location: HOUSE - SELSFIED ROAD, WEST HOATHLEY
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - smoke logging to house - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - dog led to safety - house ventilated and electrics isolated - accidental - WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4584 click to enlarge
Time: 18:57-21:95
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - GORSE CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
involving one house - fire believed to have started in an unattended garden brazier - shed and section of fencing destroyed by fire - house well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - fire affected ground floor 1st floor and roof of house - all approx 90% damaged by fire - 2 dogs rescued by neighbour - slight smoke and heat damage to neighbouring house - 6BA, aerial ladder platform, ladder and 6HRS used by WSF&RS - Red Cross support Unit in attendance - fire crews did extremely well to confine the fire to one house - all the surrounding houses were checked following the incident and smoke detectors were fitted if needed
WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, WrL Reigate, WrL Billingshurst, L4T Haywards Heath, CU Haywards Heath, ALP Horsham, FIO
PHOTOS
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4596
Time: 19:55-20:16
Location: B2110, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car in collision with wall - no persons trapped - scene made safe using small tools by WSF&RS - incident left with police and ambulance paramedics - WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4597
Time: 20:26-21:15
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - PARK WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
oven on fire in ground floor flat - smoke logging to flat - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - oven 10% damaged by fire - smoke cleared using PPV fan - accidental - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46147 / 2014
Location: Burgess Hill
Incident: Arrests after van rams building site gates
At half-past midnight police were called to Brambling Way, Burgess Hill, where a white Ford Transit van had been seen ramming wooden gates at the entrance to a building site. When officers arrived they found the van damaged and unattended. A police dog tracked a suspect who had been hiding nearby and held the man until officers moved in to detain him. Later a second man suspected of being involved in the incident was stopped by police in Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, and detained.
A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both local, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
Anyone who saw the incident or who has other relevant information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 27 of 11/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46156 / 2014
Time: 12.45am
Location: High Street, Selsey
Incident: Selsey Co-op burgled
Police are seeking three men who burgled a Selsey store and stole cigarettes.
At 12.45am the alarm sounded at the Co-op in Selsey High Street, and three men were seen to be breaking in by forcing the front doors. They stole cigarettes valued at about £2,500 and drove off in a car.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has other information is asked to contact Sussex Police via 101 quoting serial 0037 of 11/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46154 / 2014
Time: 12.10pm
Location: A281
Incident: Driver hurt as car leaves road
A driver is being cut free by firefighters after her car left the road on the A281 north of Cowfold at 12.10pm and went up on a bank where it rolled over. No other person or vehicle was involved. The A281 between Cowfold and Lower Beeding is temporarily closed while emergency services deal with the incident. An early assessment by paramedics suggests she may not be seriously injured.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4630
Time: 12:13-13:17
Location: HORSHAM ROAD, COWFOLD
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - female driver trapped - female adult treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene and extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment under guidance of HEMS Doctor - woman taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4640
Time: 14:02-14:23
Location: SOUTH TERRACE, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
van well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - 90% damage to van and adjacent garage door 75% damaged by radiated heat - accidental - WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4654
Time: 15:54-16:48
Location: FOXHILL A272, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 elderly woman trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman medically assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene - incident left with police
WrL Midhurst, WrL Billingshurst, HRT Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46157 / 2014
Drink-driver jailed for killing cyclist
A woman who ran down and killed a cyclist and then drove for more than 5 miles in a wrecked car has been jailed for 7 years.
Alison Bowen was drunk and driving when she struck Paul Novak on the A21 in November last year. The 61-year-old struck him with such force that her windscreen shattered and the front of her Fiat Punto was caved in - but later told officers she thought she had only hit a badger. She then drove off, leaving Mr Novak in the road. She continued until she crashed off the road again.
Mr Novak, 50, of West Hill Road, St Leonards, died at the scene.
At Lewes Crown Court, Bowen, of Queen Elizabeth Close, Battle, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the prescribed limit. She was jailed and banned from driving for 2 years. She will have to pass an extended test before she can drive again.
Ann Novak, Mr Novak's mother, said: "My only son Paul had his life snuffed out in seconds through no fault of his own. No sentence will ever be enough to take away the pain I feel that I will not get the chance to spend the rest of my life with him."
Alison Bowen

 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46196 / 2014
Incident: Girl attacked in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 17-year-old girl who was attacked in Horsham Road, Crawley between 8.30pm and 9pm.
The victim received a bite to her cheek which resulted in hospital treatment after she was walking home near to the level crossing and opposite the Casbah Food shop. The suspect was known to the victim.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this assault. It was a nasty unprovoked attack.
An 18-year-old man, from Crawley, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was questioned and bailed until Monday 25 August.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 13 of 12/07.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4663
Time: 20:45-21:03
Location: FOOTBALL CLUB - MIDDLE ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
park bench partially destroyed by fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4664
Time: 21:07-21:23
Location: MANOR PARK - MANOR ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire in childrens play ground - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46174 / 2014
Time: 9.50pm
Location: Bluebell Close, Broadfield, Crawley
Incident: Police officer assaulted
A woman police officer suffered a suspected cheek fracture after being called to a report of two people breaking into a car in Bluebell Close, Broadfield, Crawley.
Officers attended at 9.50pm. One suspect was arrested nearby but the other fled. He is still being sought. The arrested man, Ryan David Bowler, 18, of Edrich Road, Broadfield, Crawley, has been charged with obstructing police, assaulting a police officer and threatening or abusive behaviour. It is alleged the 42-year-old officer who was hurt was head-butted. Mr Bowler has been bailed to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 30 July.
 

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SATURDAY 12 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4682
Time: 11:40-11:59
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - IFIELD DRIVE, IFIELD
Incident: Flooding
water affecting 1st floor flat and ground floor flat - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS - salvage undertaken
WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4693
Time: 15:38-15:56
Location: RECREATION GROUND - WESTERN ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
footlight near basketball court smoking - small fire in electrical wiring extinguished by WSF&RS using 1 CO2 extinguisher -Electricity Board ordered to isolate electricity supply - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46176 / 2014
Met police officer charged with theft and assault
Andrea Kinnear, 38, a serving Metropolitan Police officer based at Heathrow Airport, has been charged with theft and assault following a domestic incident.
She will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on July 31.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4696
Time: 16:15-16:28
Location: CHICHESTER MARINA BIRDHAM ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving van in ditch at entrance to marina - no persons trapped - inspection only by WSF&RS incident left with police
WrL Chichester
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 16.27
Crew rescued from grounded power boat
The D-Class lifeboat was launched to go to a 42ft power boat which had run aground just to the East of East Head. There were 2 ladies in the crew and one was pregnant and they requested that they were brought ashore. A crew member was put on board and the two ladies taken back to the lifeboat station. The crew member on board checked the boat and laid a kedge anchor. He identified that there was significant damage to the propellers and fittings but no water was leaking into the bilges. It was agreed that a lifeboat would return at about 20:00 to oversee the refloating of the boat.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4698
Time: 18:23-19:28
Location: WOODS OFF DEENE HILL, DEENE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in woods extinguished by WSF&RS using HRs - WrLx2 Horsham, L4T Horsham
 

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SUNDAY 13 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4709
Time: 00:45-01:08
Location: PAVILLIONS IN THE PARK - HURST ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
large wheelie bin alight near duck pond - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4712
Time: 03:30-04:22
Location: SHOREHAM ROAD, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - no persons trapped - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Worthing, WrL Shoreham, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4717
Time: 04:56-05:29
Location: FARM ROAD, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and in collision with tree - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 15.41
Incident: 10 year old saved from drowning
On an idyllic Sunday, 13 July, with a gentle breeze and bright sunshine, five young friends went swimming off Eastoke Point and one 10 year old girl was lucky to be saved by the prompt action of a man from N Hayling, and the combined rescue services.
Solent Coastguard received a call from the mother of one of the group reporting that two of her children and three others were being taken by the strong ebbing tide away from the beach and out of the harbour. In fact Robbie Humphries, one of the group and a non-swimmer had raised the alarm.

 
Air ambulance landing with Hayling Rescue boat
Meanwhile the Chichester Harbour patrol boat was only about 300m away from the swimmers and reacted quickly to the call. Hayling Rescue rib also was on the scene and the Hayling RNLI Lifeboat was launched and went to the area. By this time the 10 year old girl was being supported by a 'good Samaritan' who had swum out to her and was supporting her in the water. The Harbour patrol vessel recovered her and due to her condition immediately took her back to the RNLI Lifeboat Station. There two crew members took her into the station and made her comfortable. Brittany Jones, who is a crew member of both Hayling and Portsmouth RNLI and a trained lifeguard, described her as very cold and due to her immersion and suffering from hypothermia, she was hyperventilating, oxygen was used to restore normal breathing.
The Launch Authority at the Lifeboat Station requested an ambulance to attend and the Hayling First responders came to assist, arriving before the ambulance. Because the ambulance felt it was taking too long to reach the Station they paged the Air Ambulance which also arrived. The decision was made to take all five to hospital by ambulance. - Full report
 

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MONDAY 14 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4755
Time: 01:16-01:43
Location: OUTSIDE CHURCH - SPRING FIELD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
skip well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2 HRs used - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46187 / 2014
Concern for missing Bognor woman
Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare and safety of a woman missing from Bognor Regis.
41-year old Debbie Ward, of Priestley Way, Bognor, left home in her T-reg Toyota Landcruiser at lunchtime on Sunday 13 July. Her family, who reported her missing to police later that afternoon, have not heard from her since, and her car was found parked, with keys still in the ignition and windows open, at a quay at Langstone, between Havant and Hayling Island in Hampshire, at lunchtime today. Debbie has been depressed recently and her husband and children are desperately worried for her.
She is 5'9", with green eyes and long blonde straight hair. Sussex officers investigating her disappearance have been working with colleagues in Hampshire, who are searching the mud flats and other open areas around Langstone Harbour. Police are very concerned about Debbie and anyone who has seen her or knows where she might be is asked to contact them right away via 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
FOUND
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46202 / 2014
Missing woman found safe
Missing Bognor woman Debbie Ward has been found safe on Wednesday, 16 July. She was located in the Felpham area at 9.30am.
The public and media are thanked for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4762
Time: 09:09-09:27
Location: A259 BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine of waste fill lorry - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4807
Time: 23:31-23:46
Location: ST JOHNS PARK - LOWER CHURCH ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire involving rubbish extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4808
Time: 23:58-00:24
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - BEACH ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire in greenhouse - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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TUESDAY 15 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4811
Time: 05:18_06:25
Location: TELEPHONE EXCHANGE ROOM - TOWN HALL CHAPEL ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire alarm sounding - basement smoke logged - electrical fault in UPS battery installation - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - incident handed over to Facility manager - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46195 / 2014
Man arrested on suspicion of Bognor rape
Police investigating the rape of a woman in Bognor Regis, have arrested a 45-year-old man from the town.
The offence is reported to have taken place overnight on Saturday, 12 July, at a premises in an area towards the northern end of The Steyne. Officers are currently undertaking enquiries at that location. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between the late evening of Saturday and early hours of Sunday. This incident would appear to revolve around a particular set of circumstances and is not believed to be linked to any other matters.
The 45-year-old man from Bognor Regis was arrested on Monday, 14 July, and remained in custody today.
Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Elgin.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4821
Time: 11:28-12:59
Location: NHS HOSPITAL SPITALFIELD LANE, CHICHESTER
Incident: Spillage
approx 20 litres of 10% formalin spilt in histopathology lab - immediate area evacuated and cordoned off by WSF&RS - 4 staff members medically checked by ambulance paramedics but all ok - spillage absorbed using granules and absorbent mats - incident handed over to hospital management team - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor, BASU Chichester, CU Bognor, WrL Shoreham
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 11.35am
Incident: Girl missing in sea
Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch after Solent Coastguard received an emergency call from a member of the public saying that a teenage girl was seen to enter the sea and disappear out of sight.
The RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 11.35am. and the reserve Inshore Lifeboat, with a crew of three, launched at 11.46am. The All Weather Lifeboat was on standby to assist if required.
The Inshore Lifeboat proceeded to the area at East Beach where the outfall pipe emerges from the wall and started a search to the east where the tide was running. The Coastguard Helicopter 'Rescue 104' arrived on scene shortly after the Inshore Lifeboat and started searching. The weather on scene was wind force 2-3 westerly with a moderate sea state and bright sunshine.
Selsey Coastguard team were on scene with the first informant and they were soon backed up by Sussex Police units and the Hayling Coastguard team to do a beach search of the area. At 12.35pm. the Coastguard helicopter was released having searched the area thoroughly. The Inshore Lifeboat remained on scene while the beach search was finished.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4825
Time: 12:22-13:23
Location: GARDEN CENTRE, DRIFT LANE, CHIDHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in yard extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR and beaters - accidental - WrL Selsey
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4827
Time: 14:35-15:02
Location: WALLACE AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bush on fire - fire spread to adjacent car - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46200 / 2014
Time: 4.45pm
Location: Shoreham
Incident: Cyclist injured in collision
A 65-year-old cyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision on the Holmbush roundabout at Shoreham.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the man's cycle was struck by a white Honda Jazz on the A270 just after 4.45pm. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he is being treated.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Bystock.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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WEDNESDAY 16 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4861
Time: 03:20-03:41
Location: NEAR ROADWORKS, NOEL RISE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
portaloo and fence severely damaged by fire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4871
Time: 07:40-08:14
Location: A27 WESTBOUND, nr WITTERING ROUNDABOUT, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
involving van in collision with fallen tree blocking slip way exit from garage and 1st lane of A27 - no persons trapped - tree cut away by WSF&RS to release damaged van and remove tree from road - driver of van medically checked by ambulance paramedics at the scene - incident left with police - WrL East Wittering
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4879
Time: 10:04-11:27
Location: FARMLAND OFF GUILDFORD ROAD, RUDGEWICK
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
donkey stuck in 4 foot deep tank - donkey removed by TRU Officers using animal rescue equipment - TRU Officersx4
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4882
Time: 12:15-12:58
Location: A27 EASTBOUND CHICHESTER, NEAR OVING TRAFFIC LIGHTS
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment to remove roof of car - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46206 / 2014
Time: 9.45pm
Location: Shaws Road, Northgate
Incident: Four arrested after Crawley assault
A woman aged 47 and men aged 27, 16 and 15, have been arrested for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and are in custody after a 53-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in an attack in Crawley.
The man, of no fixed address, suffered a deep cut to his head and extensive facial fractures. He is being treated at the East Sussex Hospital. Redhill.
Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore said: "We are investigating an attack involving people known to each other. The nasty assault happened on Tuesday night, at about 9.45pm, in and outside a house in Shaws Road, Northgate."
Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to call 101
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4883
Time: 12:45-14:17
Location: A286 HENLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car off road, collided with trees and overturned - 1 male adult and 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS - man taken to hospital by ambulance - woman taken to hospital by air ambulance - incident handed over to police
WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere, HRT Worthing
re above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46214 / 2014
Time: 12.45pm
Location: Henley Hill, Midhurst Road
Incident: Two seriously hurt in Fernhurst collision
Two people have been seriously injured after a collision near Fernhurst.
Emergency services were called at 12.45pm to Henley Hill on Midhurst Road to a black Honda CRV which had left the road and collided with a tree and rolled. The two people in the car, a 79-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man from Haslemere were taken to St George's Hospital in London; the woman was flown by air ambulance. Both have serious injuries.
The road was closed for two and a half hours while emergency services were on the scene.
Police are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to contact them on 101 quoting Operation Romsey
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4900
Time: 19:51-20:10
Location: HOUSE - MILL ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill
 

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THURSDAY 17 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4911
Time: 02:46 - ongoing
Location: OPEN SIDED CONCRETE BARN - FOXBRIDGE DRIVE, HUNSTON
Incident: FIRE
open sided concrete barn 20m x 60m well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 2 fixed hosereels in use - fire being allowed to burn out under control - 1 appliance remaining in attendance until close of incident
WrLx2 Chichester, WrLx2 Bognor, L4T Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46219 / 2014
Arrest made over boiling water incident
A man who police were seeking over an incident in Lewes in which boiling water was poured over a woman has been arrested and charged.
Luis Alfaro-Tames, 47, of Downview Road, Worthing, has appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court today charged with committing grievous bodily harm on a woman known to him in Ousedale Close, Lewes, on 2 July.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 7 August.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4950
Time: 13:54-14:13
Location: LIVERPOOL TERRACE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in bin caused by discarded smoking materials - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using water from back pack sprayer - accidental
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4962
Time: 16:40-18:56
Location: HOUSE - OAKHILL ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: Assistance to RSPCA officer
cat on house roof for approx 7-8 hours - cat rescued by WSF&RS using aerial ladder platform left in the care of RSPCA officer
WrL Horsham, ALP Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46227 / 2014
Do you recognise this man?
Police are still trying to identify man's body found on beach at Camber, near Rye
Almost two years after a man's body was found washed up on the beach at Camber, near Rye, police are still trying to find out who he was. In a fresh appeal for information, this facial reconstruction has been made in the hope that someone may recognise him. He was found on 22 November, 2012. The case has been referred to the National Missing Persons Bureau and DNA checks have been made periodically, but all to no avail. The man was white, about 5'8", with size 9 feet. He had distinctively shaped teeth, with a noticeable underbite. When found, he was wearing a pair of underpants carrying the brand name Athena on the waistband. It is thought he may have been in the sea for some time.
Anyone who may know who the man is should phone Sussex Police on 101 and ask for their information to be referred to the coroner's officer at Hastings police station.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
body washed up, Sussex

 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4980
Time: 20:35-20:44
Location: RATHLIN ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
grass fire near underpass extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4983
Time: 21:50-22:09
Location: RUSPER ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree and on to its side - car stabilised by WSF&RS - male driver assisted from car by WSF&RS using small tools - ambulance in attendance - WrLx2 Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 4996
Time: 22:24-02:40
Location: LAND OFF CISSBURY RING, FINDON
Incident: FIRE
approx 8 tonnes of hay allowed to burn out under WSF&RS supervision - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing, L4T Storrington
 

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FRIDAY 18 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5014
Time: 01:03-01:31
Location: HOUSE - EXTON ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: Lightning strike
house struck by lightning - inspection made by WSF&RS - no obvious signs of damage - electrics checked
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5019
Time: 01:18-02:47
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - ROWLANDS ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor flat involving chip pan - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS -PPV fan used to ventilate - male occupier with smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46228 / 2014
Time: 8.11am
Location: Ashwood Farm, West Hoathly Road
Incident: West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, closed following collision
At 8.11am police were called to a road traffic collision near Ashwood Farm on West Hoathly Road. south of East Grinstead. A Toyota Toyota Hi-Lux had collided with a telegraph pole.
Two young children in the vehicle were quickly extricated. The children who had been in the vehicle were treated at the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, for minor injuries. The 25-year-old woman driver was trapped in the vehicle. She was flown by air ambulance to King's College, Hospital, with serious injuries but these are not thought to be life-threatening. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended to release her from the vehicle. The Kent Surrey and Sussex air ambulance was also in attendance.
West Hoathly Road was closed between its junctions with Saint Hill Road and Dunnings Road while emergency services were at the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0313 of 18/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
re above
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5032
Time: 08:11-09:18
Location: WEST HOATHLEY ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with telegraph pole - female driver trapped - 2 children assisted from car with minor injuries - woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL East Grinstead, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
MET OFFICE
Report time - 2.37pm
SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED
Amber severe weather warning as storms expected for UK
18 July 2014 - An amber severe weather warning for parts of the UK has been issued by the Met Office as intense thunderstorms are expected through Friday night and the weekend which could cause disruption.
MORE INFORMATION - - Radar map
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5041
Time: 14:51-15:26
Location: ARUNDEL ROAD, ANGMERING
Incident: Assistance
tree branch fallen on to 2 cars and telegraph line - area cordoned off by WSF&RS - WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5046
Time: 17:49-18:28
Location: 3 STOREY BLOCK OF FLATS - STANLEY ROAD, WICK
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer on fire in 1st floor flat - 2BA, 1HR 1CO2 extinguisher thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - tumble dryer removed from building - accidental - WrL Worthing, WrL Littlehampton
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46261 / 2014
Missing Caylan Park found safe and well
Missing 15-year-old Caylan Park from Hailsham was found safe and well today.
Caylan had gone missing after last being seen at his home on Friday 11 July.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their help.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5053
Time: 20:10-22:23
Location: FARM LAND OFF A280, PATCHING
Incident: FIRE
2 tonnes of silage on fire next to standing crop field - farm machinery, 1HR, drag rakes and pitchforks used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5054
Time: 20:16-22:28
Location: RIVER OFF A29 NEAR PUMPING STATION, HARDHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
2 cows in river adjacent to the weir - both cows removed from river by TRU officers - TRU officersx5
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5065
Time: 23:14-00:16
Location: FIELD OFF SELSEY ROAD, HUNSTON
Incident: FIRE
Bonfires - 3 large bonfires in field - 1 bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - other 2 bonfires allowed to burn out under control
WrL East Wittering
 

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SATURDAY 19 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5072
Time: 05:10-06:39
Location: NURSERY SCHOOL - RICHMOND ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
3 storey building with basement - fire in ground floor kitchen - 4BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - damaged areas cut away and damped down - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5074
Time: 05:28-06:39
Location: GRIBBLE INN, THATCHED PUB - GRIBBLE LANE, OVING
Incident: FIRE
50% of roof and roof space damaged by fire - 70% of 1st floor and 50% of ground floor damaged by heat and smoke - 62BA, 10HRS , 1 foam HR, three 13.5 ladders, four roof ladders, small tools and salvage equipment used by F&RS - remainder of damaged thatch removed from roof - cause of fire under investigation.
WrLx2 Chichester, WrLx2 Bognor, WrLx2 Crawley, WrC Littlehampton, CU Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath, WrLx2 Littlehampton, WrL East Wittering, WrL Emsworth, WrL Arundel, WrL Havant, BASU Shoreham, WrL Shoreham, WrL Midhurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5080
Time: 09:28-10:11
Location: SEMI DETACHED HOUSE - MERSHAM GARDENS, GORING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - kitchen fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46320 / 2014
Time: 11am
Location: Dizzy charity shop, Littlehampton
Incident: Appeal for witnesses after sexual assault in Littlehampton shop
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted by a man who came into the shop where she was working in Beach Road, Littlehampton.
The incident happened at about 11am in the Dizzy charity shop. He approached the 17-year-old victim, who was alone in the shop, touched her over her clothing and tried to kiss her. He then left the store.
The suspect is described as a man of Indian/Asian appearance, aged in his early to mid-20s, 5' 9", of slim build, with short dark hair and was clean shaven. He spoke with a strong Indian accent and stated that his first name was Sabeer.
Anyone with information or knows who the suspect is should call police on 101 quoting serial 0637 of 19/07.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5103
Time: 19:41-20:23
Location: BALLS CROSS ROAD, PETWORTH
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and in collision with hedge - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLX2 Petworth
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5114
Time: 22:14-22:32
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - COBBLES CRESCENT, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - advice given - WrL Crawley
 

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SUNDAY 20 JULY 2014


RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 1.10pm.
Incident: Selsey ILB Launched to People Clinging to the End of a Breakwater
The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launched at 1.10pm. Solent Coastguard had received reports of two women clinging to the end of a breakwater near the Selsey coastguard tower. Selsey Coastguard team were also requested to attend.
The Lifeboat arrived on scene at 1.13 p.m. to find that two members of the public had helped the two women ashore. The inshore Lifeboat landed a crewman on the beach to check if the women needed any first aid treatment. Selsey Coastguards were with the women so they treated some wounds they had.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5137
Time: 15:19-16:25
Location: JUNCTION CHURCH ROAD AND TURNERS HILL ROAD, TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 3 male adults treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - 1 of the men then taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.28pm
Incident: Both Selsey Lifeboats Launched to Missing Divers
Selsey RNLI volunteer crew were paged for the second time today. Solent Coastguard had received an emergency call from the dive boat Mek saying he had two divers overdue surfacing and missing. They were 1 mile south of the Mixon pole.
The Inshore Lifeboat - D675 - launched at 6.28pm. quickly followed by the Tyne class Lifeboat Voluntary Worker at 6.30pm. Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat and the HM Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 104 were also proceeding to join the search.
At 6.35 p.m. Solent Coastguard requested all units to stand down as the two divers had been spotted and picked up by another dive boat safe and well
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5159
Time: 21:40-22:25
Location: IFIELD DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and into garden - elderly female driver trapped - police and paramedic in attendance - woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 

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MONDAY 21 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46242 / 2014
Tangmere teenager jailed for causing death by dangerous driving
A teenager has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
Harry Smith, aged 18, of Haleybridge Walk, Tangmere, appeared at Chichester Crown Court for sentencing after he last month admitted causing death by dangerous driving and two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in a fatal collision on the A285 at Halnaker in September 2013. Judge Christopher Parker QC also disqualified Smith from driving for 4 years and ordered him to take an extended re-test before holding a licence again.
The court heard that Smith was driving a Vauxhall Corsa car travelling south, when it came off the road and overturned. Passenger Jasmine Elkasmi, 16, of Carlton Avenue, Bognor, died of her injuries. Two other 16-year-old girl passengers who were in the car were seriously injured, one being left paralysed from the waist down and other suffering facial and dental injuries. Neither can be named for legal reasons.
Afrer the hearing, Sergeant Paul Wood, of the Arundel road policing unit, said: "Smith was 17 at the time of the collision and he had only held his driving licence for about seven weeks. He had been stopped by police before the collision on a number of occasions due to the manner of his driving and he had been issued with a section 59 warning, which meant that if he had been stopped again, his vehicle would have been seized. A girl died as a result of his dangerous driving and 2 girls were left with serious injuries, one of them life-changing."
original report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5181
Time: 10:07-11:11
Location: SLIP ROAD TO SERVICE STATION - A259 WESTBOUND, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
coach on fire - 2BA, 2 fog HRs used by WSF&RS - police in attendance for traffic control - accidental - WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5185
Time: 11:39-12:41
Location: CONSTRUCTION SITE - SOUTHVIEW ROAD, SOUTHWICK
Incident: RESCUE
Assistance to paramedics - workman on scaffolding with back injury - man brought to ground level by WSF&RS using on site JCB and safety equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5200
Time: 16:08-18:24
Location: SERVICE STATION - BRIGHTON ROAD, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: RTC
collision involving car at service station in collision with LPG pump - station evacuated before arrival of WSF&RS - gas supply and electricity isolated and safety cordon set up by WSF&RS - incident handed over to Gas Engineer and Service Manager
WrLx2 Crawley
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.26pm Pagham
Incident: RNLI Selsey saves 5 girls cut Off by tide
Selsey Lifeboat crew were paged at 6.26 pm. Solent Coastguard had received an emergency call from a female saying her friends were stuck on Norton spit in the entrance to Pagham harbour.
The Inshore Lifeboat launched at 6.34 p.m. and arrived on scene at 6.44 p.m. The weather was calm with a smooth sea in bright sunshine. The girls were quickly located and they and their rubber dinghy were taken aboard the Lifeboat. The girls were taken back to the beach on the Pagham side and left in the care of the Littlehampton Coastguard team.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5221
Time: 20:18-20:47
Location: HOUSE - PANGDENE CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
contents of kitchen cupboard including gas lighter involved in fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 5% smoke damage to kitchen - damaged items removed and PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5229
Time: 22:45-23:30
Location: BROADWATER ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with roadside railings - 3 male adults and 1 female adult in car - 2 male adults extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 22 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46413 / 2014
Appeal for witnesses to road rage incident at Hurst Green
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident on the A21 towards Hurst Green.
A man was driving on the A21 at around 8.40am when a silver Porsche came up behind at speed. The driver of the Porsche gestured at him to speed up. The victim waved him on using his arm but the suspect waved back and blasted the horn. Both vehicles stopped in a layby near to the Hurst Green Church of England Primary School, the victim got out of his vehicle to ask the driver of the Porsche to show some patience. The driver of the Porsche then got out and went to the victim, pushed him in his back causing him to fall against the car causing bruising. The Porsche driver then drove into the school and dropped a child off. Police are appealing for witnesses to this incident as the area was busy with school traffic.
Anyone who saw this incident is asked to call 101 quoting 1079 of 22/07.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5257
Time: 16:16-16:55
Location: EAST HEAD NATURE RESERVE, WEST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
grass fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - accidental - WrL Chichester, L4T Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5260
Time: 16:19-16:37
Location: HIGH STREET, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
water main on public footpath - WSF&RS in attendance liaising with local premises and shops - area cordoned off and incident handed over to Water Board - WrL Crawley
 

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WEDNESDAY 23 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5286
Time: 06:49-08:18
Location: FIELD NEAR CISSBURY RING, NEPCOTE ROAD, FINDON
Incident: FIRE
large fire in farm field - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - area turned over and damped down assisted by farmer with tractor - accidental
L4T Storrington, WrLx2 Worthing
 
POLICE report - Ref: PR46283 / 2014
RELEASED ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE
Missing man could be in Sussex

Surrey Police is growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of David Hutchinson who went missing from a unit in Walton-on-the-Hill on Sunday, 20 July.
Mr Hutchinson had been detained under the Mental Health Act and it is believed he does not have his medication. Police are contacting friends and family of Mr Hutchinson but so far he has not made any contact. He used to live in Sussex and has connections in Crawley and Shoreham. He was previously known as David Goodyer, is described as white, 5' 11", of a slim build, with dark brown shaved hair. He is described as clean-shaven and has a piercing in his left ear but no earring. He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt, blue jeans and brown trainers.
Detective Sergeant Tristan Hardiman, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are asking for the public's help in tracing Mr Hutchinson. Although there is no indication of any direct threat to the public, anyone who believes they have seen him is urged not to approach him but to phone police on 101, quoting reference number P14210062.
DS Hardiman added: "Because we believe he has not taken his medication, he may also be at risk of harming himself, and our concern is increasing with each day that passes. We are carrying out extensive searches for Mr Hutchinson, but we need the public's help."
Any sightings should be reported to Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number P14210062 or 45140060656.
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46462 / 2014
On behalf of Surrey Police
Missing Surrey man David Hutchinson found
Surrey Police has called off the search in Sussex for missing man David Hutchinson from Walton-on-the-Hill after he was located.
Mr Hutchinson, who went missing on Sunday 20 July, made himself known to officers at 6pm on Wednesday 6 August.
Surrey Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance while Mr Hutchinson was missing.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5294
Time: 10:15-10:59
Location: OFFINGTON AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving van in collision with tree - van stabilised and male driver extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Shoreham, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5308
Time: 14:12-15:02
Location: A284 LONDON ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - elderly woman extricated from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Littlehampton, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5316
Time: 16:52-17:12
Location: HAZLEWICK ROUNDABOUT A2011 CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 4 people medically assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5324
Time: 19:35-19:49
Location: JUNCTION SOUTH STREET AND MARINE PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire believed to have been caused by disposable barbeque extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5325
Time: 21:17-21:58
Location: ALLOTMENTS - HIGHDOWN, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by F&RS using 1 HR and back pack water spray - WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5328
Time: 22:32-22:56
Location: MILL LANE, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - elderly female driver medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 

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THURSDAY 24 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5336
Time: 02:31-02:57
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - HARLECH CLOSE, DURRINGTON, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving garden decking - 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5339
Time: 05:55 - 11:30
Location: BLUEBELL WOODS, PARK COPSE, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
deep seated fire in gorse and undergrowth with difficult access - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR and beaters - suspected deliberate ignition - WrL Selsey, L4T Selsey
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5345
Time: 09:21-09:42
Location: ROSE GREEN ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
car fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5367
Time: 15:05-15:35
Location: SCRUBLAND OFF NUTHAM LANE, SOUTHWATER
Incident: FIRE
approx 10 sq.m of scrubland and grass on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46292 / 2014
Time: 4.11pm
Location: Skelmersdale Walk, Bewbush
Incident: Two arrested after stabbing in Crawley
A man and a boy were arrested after a man was injured in a confrontation between a number of people in Crawley this afternoon.
Police were called to a report of a suspicious group in Skelmersdale Walk in Bewbush at 4.11pm. A few minutes later, the ambulance service reported that they were attending an incident where a 22-year-old man had received knife wounds to his left arm. He was taken to hospital and was expected to be transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead for specialist treatment.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who saw the group in the Bewbush area in the time leading up to or after the attack, which is believed to have taken place in a field adjacent to Breezehurst Drive. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1175 of 24/07.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old, both from Crawley, were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. Both remained in custody on Friday morning, 25 July.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5384
Time: 19:20-20:05
Location: RETAIL PARK - LYONS WAY, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - one car in collision with railings - 1 female adult extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLX2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5390
Time: 21:25-21:41
Location: SKATE PARK OFF SEA ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
bin on fire in skate park - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton
 

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FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5418
Time: 12:19-13:19
Location: TILGATE FOREST NEAR TO GOLF COURSE, TILGATE
Incident: FIRE
undergrowth 20mx20m on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester, L4T Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5420
Time: 13:30-13:48
Location: HAY FIELD OFF A285, DUNCTON
Incident: FIRE
tractor and 2 mowers severely damaged by fire - 3HRs, 2BA used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Chichester, WrL Midhurst, L4T Chichester
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5440
Time: 22:13-22:34
Location: LAYBY ON FUNTINGTON STRAIGHT, EAST ASHLING
Incident: FIRE
fire in caravan - 2BA, 2Hrs used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5446
Time: 23:46-01:20
Location: FLATS - PARSONAGE ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
electrical fire in air conditioning unit outlet on exterior wall of flats - electricity supply to air conditioning unit isolated by WSF&RS and 1CO2 extinguisher used to extinguish fire - accidental - WrL Horsham
 

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SATURDAY 26 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5474
Time: 12:44-13:34
Location: HOUSE - ALDER CLOSE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
in ground floor bedroom - 90% of room damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRS used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used to assist ventilation - female occupier with minor burn to hand given 1st aid by WSF&RS -salvage carried out - accidental - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5491
Time: 19:07-20:02
Location: HOUSE - SPENCER STREET, ARUNDEL
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - out of control bonfire spread to climbing ivy on neighbouring house - 1HR used to extingiush bonfire and ivy - thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS to check loft space of house - WrL Arundel
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5494
Time: 19:16-19:26
Location: TOLGATE HILL CREASEYS DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
straw and grass fire in underpath - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5500
Time: 20:37-20:53
Location: SEAFRONT OFF ALINGTON AVENEUE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
fire in bin caused by disposable barbeque - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46316 / 2014
Location: Little London car park
Woman raped in Chichester alleyway
Police are investigating the rape of a 25-year-old woman in Chichester.
The woman was assaulted in an alleyway connecting East Street and the Little London car park, near to the Ox Market. Detectives want to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in that area between 10pm and midnight. In particular, they would like to talk to a man and woman walking this route between those times. A 32-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and released on bail until 9 October while enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 99 of 27/7.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 11.10pm
Incident: Report of swimmer in distress
Both the inshore and all weather lifeboats were launched to a report of a swimmer in distress off Hove. A search was carried out of the area while Shoreham coastguard searched the beach. After an hour the search was called off after nothing was found.
full report
 

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SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46308 / 2014
Lewes Prison inmate escapes
At 40 minutes past midnight, in the early hours, Sussex Police were informed that a prisoner, Jamie Stephen Halifax, had escaped from custody.
This occurred while he was at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road, Brighton, where he had been receiving medical treatment.
On 5 June, Halifax, 25, was convicted of robbery and possessing an offensive weapon and had been on remand at HMP Lewes awaiting sentence on a date to be fixed. Officers attended and launched an extensive search, but at this time Halifax is still at large.
He is described as white, of slim build and with shaven brown hair. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a light blue t-shirt and white trainers. He has a large tattoo spelling 'Lauren' on his neck and was last seen running along Bristol Gate on the east side of the hospital.
Anyone seeing Halifax, or who may know of his whereabouts, is asked not to approach him but to call Sussex Police, either by dialling 999 if immediately in view, or by phoning 101 quoting serial 79 of 27/14 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
see above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46754 / 2014
Escaped prisoner Jamie Halifax arrested
A Lewes prison inmate who escaped from hospital has been arrested.
Jamie Halifax, 25, who ran off while being treated at Royal Sussex County Hospital on 27 July has been charged with escaping lawful custody. He was arrested in Sutton on 26 August. He has been sent for trial at Lewes Crown Court on 18 September.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5510
Time: 01:51-02:59
Location: FLATS - MILLFIELD, SOMPTING
Incident: FLOODING
water from upper floor flat - water affecting 1st and 2nd floor flats - water supply isolated by WSF&RS, salvage carried out
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5517
Time: 06:40-08:21
Location: DETACHED HOUSE - TUDOR COURT, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
house 20% damaged by fire - 80% by heat and smoke - 4HRS, 6BA - 2 ladders and covering HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - cause of fire under investigation
WrLx2 Storrington, WrL Billingshurst, WrL Worthing, CU Bognor, FIO
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46423 / 2014
Antiques stolen from house in Chichester
Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of antiques were stolen from a house in Whyke Road, Chichester, between 10pm on Saturday 26 July and 6.30am today.
The stolen antiques include figurines, decorative plates, ornaments, brass candlesticks, scent bottles and a silver picture frame. A window was broken to get into the house.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 474 of 27/07.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5526
Time: 11:34-12:40
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - ROUNDSTONE CRESCENT, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FIRE
garden shed destroyed by fire - neighbouring shed slightly damaged by fire, heat and smoke - outhouse and guttering of house damaged by fire - 3HRS, 1 thermal imaging camera and 1 ladder used by WSF&RS - cause of fire under investigation - WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5542
Time: 14:01-14:49
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - CORTIS AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
wendy house and 4m of fencing destroyed by fire - 1 shed 5% damaged by heat -2 HRs used by WSF&RS - area damped down - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5557
Time: 19:17-19:32
Location: PARK OFF BREEZEBROOK DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bushes and undergrowth alight - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46312 / 2014
Incident: Seven arrested as youths clash in Crawley
Seven people were arrested as police from Crawley and neighbouring areas were called to break up a fight between 50 youths in Crawley.
More than 20 calls were received from concerned members of the public as the youths clashed in Dorsten Square, Bewbush, amid reports of baseball bats and stones being used as weapons. A police officer was attacked, suffering minor injuries.
Two people are believed to have been struck by a car. The driver was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and the car was seized.
Police are appealing for calm, and for members of the community to assist in resolving tensions.
All of the arrested people come from Crawley. A 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of affray; a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder; a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill; a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place; a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour; and a 48-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.
If you witnessed this incident or you have any information about the background to it or those involved, please call 101 quoting serial 1628 of 27/07 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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MONDAY 28 JULY 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5567
Time: 03:41-04:07
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - CASTLE WAY, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
compost bin and fence alight in rear garden - HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Steyning
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5568
Time: 03:57-04:45
Location: COPTHORNE BANK, COPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE
shed 5mx5m 10% damaged by fire - exterior of adjacent bungalow 5% damaged by fire - 2HRs, 2BA used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Crawley, WrL Reigate
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5570
Time: 06:08-07:52
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - ORCHARD CLOSE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
flooding - garage affected by standing rain water due to blocked storm drain - water pumped by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5680
Time: 09:48-10:09
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - OLD SALTS FARM ROAD, LANCING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
LIGHTNING STRIKE - hole in garage wall caused by lightning strike to BT installation - inspection only by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5687
Time: 09:59-10:25
Location: HOUSE AND GARAGE - COLLINGWOOD ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - flood water in garage and starting to enter house - water pumped by WSF&RS and salvage undertaken - WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5692
Time: 10:42-11:52
Location: HOUSE - HORSHAM ROAD, FIVE OAKS
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - flood water entering house - water pumped by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5695
Time: 10:16-10:34
Location: DETACHED HOUSE - VICARAGE LANE, SCAYNES HILL
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
LIGHTNING STRIKE - house hit by lightning - no fire situation - roof space inspected by WSF&RS and advice given
WrL Crawley, WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5703
Time: 12:08-13:12
Location: SHOP BUILDING - CLIFTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - basement of building flooded - water pumped by WSF&RS using 2 pumps - advice given - WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5704
Time: 12:31-13:48
Location: BASEMENT FLAT - BEDFORD ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - basement flat pumped by WSF&RS - advice given - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5705
Time: 12:53-14:32
Location: BASEMENT FLAT - BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - basement flat pumped by WSF&RS - advice given - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5709
Time: 15:18-15:36
Location: B2133 ASHINGTON
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - car stranded in flood water - male driver escorted from car to safe area by WSF&RS - WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5716
Time: 18:14-18:34
Location: CARLINGFORD COURT, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC
collision involving motorbike - no persons trapped - male rider taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Bognor
 
SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 7.20pm
Incident: Selsey RNLI Lifeboat launches to assist disabled Dutch yacht
At 7.20 p.m., during the Station Open Evening during Selsey Lifeboat Week, the volunteer crew were paged. The 45-foot Dutch yacht 'Sophia', with two people on board, had engine failure and no wind. The vessel was in danger of going aground on the Mixon reef and had gone to anchor before calling for assistance.
The Tyne class Lifeboat launched at 7.30 p.m. and headed for the position of the yacht two miles south of the station. The skipper had recovered his anchor before the arrival of the Lifeboat so a tow was quickly established between the Lifeboat and the yacht. She was towed to Sparkes Marina just inside Chichester Harbour - Full report
Selsey RNLI Lifeboat

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5727
Time: 19:45-20:35
Location: LEISURE CENTRE STATION ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
fire in electrical box at base of floodlights - 1Co2 extinguisher and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Billingshurst
 

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TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014


RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 00.03
Incident: Lifeboat assists disabled yacht
The inshore lifeboat was launched to a disabled 24ft yacht with two people on board half a mile outside Shoreham Harbour. The crew set up a towline and towed it back into the harbour.
full report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46325 / 2014
Man arrested after police follow car across north Sussex
Police arrested a man after following a suspect car across north Sussex.
At 2.10am a catalytic convertor was taken from a parked van in Cape Copse, Rudgwick. The owner saw a vehicle leave the scene and patrolling officers spotted it nearby a few minutes later. It failed to stop when requested by police, and officers followed it at varying speeds until it was abandoned in Farm Lane, Balcombe. The driver ran off but after a search was found hiding under a horse box at an adjacent farm and was arrested on suspicion of theft of the convertor, theft of the car he was driving, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for police. There was nobody else in the car, and nobody was injured.
The 23-year old man is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5735
Time: 02:43-03:20
Location: HOUSE - UPPER SHOREHAM ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen involving faulty dishwasher - fire out on arrival of F&RS - dishwasher inspected using thermal imaging camera and kitchen ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5738
Time: 10:28-12:14
Location: SUPERMARKET - PIRIES PLACE, HORSHAM
Incident: GAS LEAK
refrigerant gas leaking from bulk storage area of supermarket - shop evacuated before arrival of WSF&RS - safety cordon put in place by WSF&RS and police - refrigerant gas isolated by on site specialist and building ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan - incident handed over to shop manager and on site engineer - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46397 / 2014
Ford absconder Craig Hayler arrested
A man who absconded from Ford prison has been arrested and charged.
Craig Hayler, 30, walked out of Ford Prison on 10 March this year. He was arrested in Southampton today. He has now been charged with being unlawfully at large as a result of him walking out of HMP Ford, making off without payment in April in Worthing, burglary in May in Worthing and burglary in July in Hedge End in Hampshire.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5742
Time: 11:41-12:03
Location: HOUSE - FIELDWAY, LINDFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
from bathroom into kitchen - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS - WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5745
Time: 12:11-12:43
Location: HIGH STREET, SELSEY
Incident: RTC/RESCUE
collision involving elderly female pedestrian and lorry - woman released from beneath lorry by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by air ambulance - WrL Selsey
re above
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46337 / 2014
Time: 12.08pm
Location: High Street, Selsey
Incident: Woman injured in Selsey collision
A woman has been left with serious injuries after being hit by a lorry in Selsey.
A 13 tonne lorry collided with the 84-year-old woman pedestrian from Selsey as it reversed on the High Street around 12.08pm. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious but not believed to be life threatening injuries. Another womam, a 23-year-old from Berkshire, suffered minor injuries as she gave the 84-year-old woman first aid.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Pacific.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46504 / 2014
11 August 2014
Woman hit by lorry in Selsey dies
A woman has died after being hit by a lorry on Tuesday 29 July, in Selsey.
Eileen Domone of Sunnymeade Drive, Selsey was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she died on Monday, 11 August.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Pacific.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5748
Time: 13:23-14:25
Location: FIELD OFF LONDON ROAD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
1 tonne of hay alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - hay allowed to burn out under control - deliberate ignition - WrL Storrington
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46334 / 2014
Time: 3pm
Location: A27 Worthing
Incident: young woman seriously injured in A27 collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Worthing in which a 20-year-old woman pedestrian suffered serious head injuries.
The collision occurred shortly after 3pm on the A27 westbound, Upper Brighton Road, close to the entrance to Grove Lodge vets. It involved a grey Renault Clio driven by a 78-year-old local man which mounted the pavement and collided with the woman before crashing into a roadside traffic sign. The woman, from Storrington, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where she has been detained for treatment.
Anyone who saw what happened or noticed the Renault shortly before the incident is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Northland.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5755
Time: 15:16-15:43
Location: SHOP - GRATTONS WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
air conditioning unit at the rear of shop on fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - shop ventilated using PPV fan - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5761
Time: 15:31-15:57
Location: BUILDING SITE OFF OLD FARM CLOSE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
in metal storage container containing electrical equipment - 2BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5762
Time: 15:59-16:08
Location: HAZEL ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by discarded disposable barbeque - 1HR used by WSF&RS - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5775 click to enlarge
Time: 21:33-02:52
Location: RIVER NEAR GRATHAM BRIDGE, A29, NEAR COLDWALTHAM
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
large bullock in mud by riverside - bullock sedated by vet and removed from waterside by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and heavy rescue vehicle - bullock left in the care of vet - TRU Officersx5, HRT Worthing
Photo taken by vet during the rescue
 

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WEDNESDAY 30 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR40341 / 2014
Time: 8.48am
Location: Hillsboro Road, Bognor Regis
Incident: Car and pedestrian collide in Bognor
Hillsboro Road in Bognor Regis was closed to traffic for several hours between its junctions with the A259 Chichester Road and Linden Road following a serious road traffic collision.
A 20-year-old man on foot, believed to be of East European origin, and a white Hyundai car, were in collision at 8.48am.
The man was left unconscious with serious, potentially life-threatening head injuries. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance landed at nearby Hampshire Avenue recreation ground and the man was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.
Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed the car or pedestrian shortly before the collision is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Aldham.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5797
Time: 13:01-13:39
Location: REAR GARDEN OF HOUSE - LANGHURSTWOOD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
out of control bonfire - 20 foot conifer tree on fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - area damped down - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5799
Time: 14:21-16:52
Location: 3 ACRE FIELD OFF JOLLSFIELD ROAD, PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: FIRE
40 hay bales on fire in field - fire break created by WSF&RS using beaters - hay bales allowed to burn out under control - surrounding area and perimeter of neighbouring field damped down using 1HR - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46326 / 2014
Gatwick PCSO guilty of theft and misconduct
A PCSO who used her knowledge of Gatwick to steal thousands of pounds from passengers travelling from the Sussex airport has been found guilty of theft and misconduct in public office.
Canterbury Crown Court heard how Alexis Scott approached passengers as they were about to go through the final gate on to their flight and asked how much cash they were carrying with them. She advised some of them that were carrying more than the maximum amount allowed and 'confiscated' the balance telling them that they could claim it back when they returned. She then placed the money under her hat and went back to the police station to remove it.
Her crimes came to light quite quickly as returning passengers started to ask various airport authorities for their money back. Scott, from Plumstead, London, was arrested and a complex investigation showed that she had stolen more than £15,000 from seven victims.
Today, after a trial lasting just over three weeks, the jury found her guilty of six offences of theft and one of misconduct in public office. She was found not guilty of one count of theft. She was remanded in custody for sentencing on a date to be confirmed.
A Sussex Police internal disciplinary investigation took place last year and as a result Scott attended a gross misconduct hearing on 16 July 2013, and was dismissed immediately.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46931 / 2014
Thursday 25 September
Gatwick PCSO jailed for theft
Alexis Scott, the PCSO who used her knowledge of Gatwick to steal thousands of pounds from passengers travelling from the Sussex airport, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.
Scott, 39, from Plumstead, London, who appeared at Canterbury Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday 25 September, was found guilty in July of six offences of theft and one of misconduct in public office, after a trial lasting just over three weeks. She was sentenced to six-and-a-half years imprisonment for the misconduct in public office offence and two years for each of the theft offences, to run concurrently.

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5802
Time: 15:19-16:21
Location: LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - man extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - police in attendance for traffic control - WrLx2 East Grinstead, HRT Crawley
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 3.31pm.
Incident: Capsized sailing dinghy with 3 teenage girls aboard
The volunteer RNLI crew launched the Inshore Lifeboat at 3.31pm. The emergency call gave the position of the dinghy as one mile south of Church Norton and that the girls were in the water.
Solent Coastguard had also tasked their Helicopter Rescue 104 which, when on scene, reported the girls had been picked up by Bognor Sailing Club safety boat.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5814
Time: 20:42-21:10
Location: GOODWOOD RACECOURSE - RACECOURSE ROAD, GOODWOOD
Incident: Assistance
man trapped in portable toilet with jammed door - released by WSF&RS using small tools - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46372 / 2014
Time: 11.40pm
Location: Rowlands Road, West Worthing
Incident: Overdosed man found dead in West Worthing flat
At 11.40pm police were called to a flat in Rowlands Road, West Worthing, after reports that a man had died there.
On arrival officers assisted ambulance personnel to get into the flat, and inside the body of a 38-year-old man was found in a bathroom. It appeared that he had died following a drug overdose, possibly heroin. A post mortem examination of the body will be held. The coroner has been informed.
Detective Inspector Dave Wardley Wilkins, of the Sussex Police priority crime team, said- "This is one of three deaths in West Sussex in as many days, all of which are believed to have involved drugs. There is no reason to link them at this stage, but it is clearly something we are mindful of as we await the results of post mortem examinations and forensic tests in each case."
Anyone who has any information on the supply or selling of illegal drugs is urged phone Sussex Police on 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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THURSDAY 31 JULY 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46432 / 2014
Location: Pavilion Road, Worthing
Incident: Burglary at Worthing home
Police are appealing for witnesses after a home in Worthing was broken into while the owners were out.
Between 6.30am and 9.45am an intruder forced their way into a house on the north side of Pavilion Road.
The victims returned to find their home had been searched. It is not yet known what was taken.
Detective Constable Mandy Taylor said: "The burglar smashed a large pane of glass on the back door which would have made a very loud noise so it is likely that someone could have heard something. If you were in the area and saw or heard anything suspicious we would like to speak to you."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 414 of 31/07
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 5841
Time: 14:48-15:09
Location: WOODS OFF A259 MIDDLETON
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack water sprayer - WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46365 / 2014
Time: 6.50pm
Location: Dominion Road & Southdown View Road
Incident: Woman, 87, seriously injured in Worthing collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after an 87-year-old woman suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in collision with a car in Worthing
The collision occurred at 6.50pm as the woman was on or near a pedestrian crossing close to the junction of the B2223 Dominion Road with Southdown View Road. She suffered serious injuries, including multiple fractures, and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where she has been detained for treatment. A local woman, she is in a critical but stable condition. The car involved was a silver Ford Focus estate, driven by a 51-year-old man from Hurstpierpoint, who was unhurt. He has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed until 23 October while enquiries continue. The road was closed for almost four hours while investigations at the scene took place, and police are grateful to motorists, who were delayed or diverted, for their patience.
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46383 / 2014
Woman dies after Worthing collision
An 87-year-old woman who was critically injured in a collision with a car in Worthing on Thursday, 31 July, has sadly died.
She has been named as local woman Eileen Scott. Mrs Scott, 87, of Dominion Road, Worthing, was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she sadly died on Saturday evening.
She was on or near a pedestrian crossing close to the junction of the B2223 Dominion Road with Southdown View Road at 6.50pm. She was flown to Southampton General Hospital, where she died on Saturday night, 2 August.
A 51-year-old man from Hurstpierpoint was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed until October 23.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and in particular, drivers of other cars who were in the area at the time who may have seen the silver Ford Focus estate that was involved. Please call 101 quoting Operation Foxcote.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE
Police investigating the above incident, which occurred at 6.50pm on or near the pedestrian crossing close to the junction of the B2223 Dominion Road and Southdown View Road, are still seeking witnesses and particularly want to speak to the driver of a silver or light blue Peugeot 206. This car is believed to have been travelling behind the silver Ford Focus estate that was involved in the collision and is thought to have initially stopped at the scene.
Phone 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Foxcote.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48339 / 2015
Date Added- 20 February 2015
Man charged in connection with Worthing fatal collision
A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in Worthing in July last year.
Richard Godfrey, 51 of Blackthorns, Hurstpierpoint has been charged with causing death by careless driving, causing death while unlicensed and uninsured and driving with uncorrected defective eyesight.
The collision occurred at 6.50pm on July 31 close to the junction of the B2223 Dominion Road with Southdown View Road. Eileen Scott, 87, died on 2 August 2014. He will appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on March 10.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46370 / 2014
Time: 8.24pm
Location: Durrington Gardens, The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea.
Incident: Goring man, 60, dies of suspected heroin overdose
At 8.24pm in response to a call from ambulance personnel, police attended a flat in Durrington Gardens, The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea.
There they found a 60-year-old man being treated by paramedics for a suspected heroin overdose, Sadly he did not respond and was pronounced dead at 8.40pm. A 27-year-old woman who was present in the flat was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug is currently in custody awaiting interview. A post mortem examination of the body will be held. The coroner has been informed.
Detective Inspector Dave Wardley Wilkins, of the Sussex Police priority crime team, said- "This is one of three deaths in West Sussex in as many days, all of which are believed to have involved drugs. There is no reason to link them at this stage, but it is clearly something we are mindful of as we await the results of post mortem examinations and forensic tests in each case."
Anyone who has any information on the supply or selling of illegal drugs is urged phone Sussex Police on 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.35pm
Incident: Wave swamps boat
Solent Coastguard requested assistance for a disabled motor boat which had suffered engine failure out by West Pole mark, when a wave had come over the stern of the boat, swamping the engine. The ebbing tide was too strong and they were not holding the ground. The lifeboat soon reached them, set a tow and took them back to safe haven in Sparkes Marina.
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