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


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 8744
Time: 05:21-07:01
Location: FOOD STORE - DOMINION WAY, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
building of 2 storeys and mezzanine level used as food shop - fire in electrical intake on mezzanine level - 4BA, 2HRs and 2 Co2 extinguishers used by WSF&RS - accidental - incident handed over to Electricity Board
WrL East Preston, WrLx2 Littlehampton, WrL Worthing, CU Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 8746
Time: 08:31-10:07
Location: A29 BURY HILL, BURY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 woman trapped - woman extricated by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and assessed by HEMS Doctor before being taken to hospital by HEMS air ambulance - WrL Littlehampton, HRT Chichester
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46995 / 2014
Time: 8.30am
Incident: Crash closes A29 at Bury Hill, near Arundel
A road traffic collision on the A29 at Bury Hill, north of Arundel, has currently closed the road in both directions. Emergency services were called to the scene, just south of Turners Garage, shortly after 8.30am today. A woman is understood to be trapped in her car.
UPDATED
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR46998 / 2014
A29 Bury Hill Crash
Police are asking for witnesses to a collision which occurred on the A29 at Bury Hill, near Arundel
It involved a black Land Rover Discovery 4x4 and a blue Mazda hatchback car, travelling in opposite directions. A woman driving the Land Rover suffered minor injuries but a woman at the wheel of the Mazda was trapped and suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries. She was freed and treated at the scene before being flown to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance.
The collision occurred just south of Turners Garage and the A29 was closed in both directions while emergency services were at the scene. It was not expected to re-open until 12.15pm at the earliest.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who saw either of the vehicles involved being driven prior to the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 266 of 1/10
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8769
Time: 14:35-15:05
Location: HICKSTEAD LANE, LICKFOLD
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with telegraph pole - no persons trapped - elderly female driver given 1st aid and oxygen by WSF&RS before being taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Midhurst, WrL Haslemere
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8781
Time: 17:39-18:33
Location: FIELD OFF CHANTRY LANE, STORRINGTON
Incident: RESCUE
tractor on to its side in field - tractor driver released before arrival of WSF&RS - man assessed by ambulance paramedics and HART team - spillage of diesel from tractor cleared by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8789
Time: 21:41-21:56
Location: CAR PARK HALEWICK LANE, SOMPTING
Incident: FIRE
in car park - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8791
Time: 23:00-23:50
Location: STATION ROAD, SHARPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Turners Hill
 

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THURSDAY 2 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8802
Time: 09:20-09:43
Location: BANK - WEST STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: RESCUE
Lift shut in - woman and child stuck in lift between 1st and ground floor - woman and child released by WSF&RS - lift isolated
WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8803
Time: 09:37-10:12
Location: BRIDLE PATH OFF NEWHAM LANE, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
fire involving rubbish burning on bridle path - extinguished by WSF&RS using back pack HR - WrL Steyning
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8809
Time: 13:11-14:08
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor bathroom - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - bathroom smoke logged - 1 PPV fan used for ventilation - elderly female occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS and medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - accidental
WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47019 / 2014
MISSING - Rebecca Mitchel-Pitcher
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 15-year-old Rebecca Mitchel-Pitcher, who has gone missing from a care home in Crawley.
Rebecca was reported missing after last been seen leaving the home at 4.15pm on Wednesday, 1 October.
She is described as white, 5' 9" and of slim build with brown shoulder length hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey hooded top with grey tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.
PC Ben Whitehead said: "We are worried about Rebecca as she is new to the area and we have no way of contacting her to make sure she is ok. Please get in contact if you have any information which could help us find her."
Anyone who has seen or thinks they have seen Rebecca or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1476 of 01/10. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Rebecca Mitchel-Pitcher
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47073 / 2014
Girl Found
Rebecca has been found safe and well in Crawley.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8819
Time: 17:46-18:10
Location: JUNCTION OF HOOK LANE, NEAR WOODGATE CROSSING, ALDINGBOURNE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - woman and man released before arrival of WSF&RS - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 

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FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47031 / 2014
Missing Milton Keynes man could be in Sussex
This Release is issued on behalf of Thames Valley Police;
Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a man missing from Milton Keynes.
Martin Bradford, aged 38, has been missing from his home in Shenley Lodge since 17 September. He is white, 5ft 5ins, slim, with short dark brown hair, a beard and brown eyes. He is missing his four front teeth. He is believed to have links to Sussex.
PC Richard Fenemore, from Milton Keynes police station, said: "We are appealing for anyone with any information about Mr Bradford's whereabouts to contact police. If you have seen him or anyone matching his description, please call police and speak to an officer. If you have any information about Mr Bradford's whereabouts please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101."
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Martin Bradford

 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8841
Time: 12:51-14:09
Location: A272 EAST OF COWFOLD
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and tractor with trailer - 2 persons released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - diesel leak from tractor stemmed by WSF&RS - approx 50 litres of diesel on road - road closed by police and spillage made safe by WSF&RS using environmental agency equipment and farm machinery - incident left with police - WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8842
Time: 13:23-13:44
Location: HOUSE - CRANMER WALK, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: GAS LEAK
Refrigerant leak - fridge in rear garden of house leaking refrigerant gas - gas allowed to vent to open air - inspection and advice by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 

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SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8873
Time: 04:04-05:26
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - BUCKHURST WAY, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
garage well alight on arrival of F&RS - 4BA, 3HRs and thermal imaging camera used by F&RS - accidental
WrL East Grinstead, WrL Forest Row, WrL Lingfield, L4T East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47037 / 2014
Time: 10am
Incident: Cyclist dies at Tower Hill, Horsham
Police were called to Tower Hill, Horsham, shortly after 10am after a pedal cyclist was found collapsed in the road.
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance attended and an off-duty doctor, paramedics and members of the public tried to resuscitate the cyclist, a 53-year-old man from Horsham, but despite best efforts he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed near its junction with Christ's Hospital Road while the incident was dealt with. A post mortem examination is to be carried out to try to establish the cause of the cyclist's death.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47055 / 2014
Cyclist died from medical episode
A post mortem examination following the death of a 53-year-old cyclist at Tower Hill, Horsham, has revealed that sadly he died from a medical episode. It means that the incident, Operation Mendip, is now being treated as a sudden death rather than a road traffic fatality. The cyclist has been named as Christopher John Smith, of Chichester Terrace, Horsham, and the facts have been reported to the coroner.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8897
Time: 10:50-11:17
Location: HOTEL - MARINE PARADE, WORTHING
Incident: Assistance
5 square metres of ceiling collapsed to ground floor of hotel - building evacuated before arrival of WSF&RS - electrics and water isolated by WSF&RS and Electricity Board ordered - WrLx2 Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 11:00
Incident: Hayling ILB Launched to capsized damaged boat
A Mayday call for help was received from a Bosham boat which had set out in fine but breezy weather making its way down to Chichester Harbour entrance. Hit by sudden gusts under a weather front, which also produced heavy squally rain, the boat had been damaged and then capsized.
The Hayling Altantic 85 lifeboat was paged by the Coastguard, launching within 7 minutes of the call and reached the casualties in 4 minutes. The GP14 was being pounded by the waves as she lay on her side. One casualty was taken aboard the lifeboat [pictured right] and transferred to the lifeboat station. A further casualty was quickly taken ashore by the HISC rib where the station paramedic and then Ambulance personnel gave him attention including the use of oxygen as his breathing was very erratic. - Full report

Casualty being pulled into the lifeboat

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8903
Time: 13:26-13:56
Location: HOUSE - FYNING LANE, ROGATE
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Midhurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8909
Time: 14:54-15:51
Location: BALCOMBE ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 man released by ambulance paramedics - 1 woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, WrL Reigate, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47034 / 2014
Time: 3.20pm
Location: Saddlescombe Road
Incident: Woman seriously injured in crash
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury road traffic collision in Saddlescombe Road between Brighton and Poynings at about 3.20pm. A red Toyota Yaris and a green Jaguar XF were involved. The Toyota driver, a 37-year-old woman from Henfield, suffered serious head injuries and was airlifted to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance. She remains in a critical condition. The Jaguar was driven by a 52-year-old man from Milton Keynes, who was accompanied by his wife, 50, and son, 24. The woman suffered chest injuries and the two men slight injuries. They were treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Holworth or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8912
Time: 15:26-15:59
Location: DEVILS DYKE ROAD, SADDLESCOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 2 female adults taken to hospital by ambulance - police in attendance
WrLx2 Hove, HRT Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47204 / 2014
Woman involved in crash dies
The 37-year-old Henfield woman seriously injured in a road crash at Saddlescombe Road, sadly died at St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, on Tuesday 21 October.
She was the driver of a red Toyota Yaris which was in collision with a green Jaguar XF.
She has been named as Samantha Cove, of Brook House Flat, High Street, Henfield.
The coroner has been informed.
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.30pm
Incident: Lifeboat called to suicidal man
The inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of two people on the rocks by Carats Cafe near Southwick Beach. One was believed to be suicidal and threatening to jump into the water and pull the other in with him. The lifeboat proceeded with caution to the scene. Once there, the crew were informed by the coastguard that the police were taking the suicidal man into custody. The lifeboat remained on scene until he was removed from the area. Then returned to station.
full report
 

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SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8938
Time: 02:07-02:44
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - REED POND WALK, FRANKLANDS VILLAGE
Incident: FIRE
fire in bedroom of 1st floor flat - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8940
Time: 02:36-02:46
Location: REAR OF SHOP BUILDING - BANK PASSAGE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8942
Time: 05:21-06:10
Location: HOUSE - BOXGROVE, GORING
Incident: FIRE
20% of ground floor of house damaged by fire - remainder of house damaged by heat and smoke - 2HRs, 4BA used by WSF&RS - 1 man, 1 woman and 3 children with smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - cause of fire under investigation
WrLx3 Worthing, FIO
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 8967
Time: 15:59-16:38
Location: HOUSE - WEST MEADE, MILLAND
Incident: FIRE
cooker on fire in kitchen - 2HRs, 2BA used by F&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation of smoke - female occupant with smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental - WrL Midhurst, WrL Liphook
 

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MONDAY 6 OCTOBER 2014


RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 10.35am
Incident: Lifeboat aids fishing vessel
The all weather lifeboat was launched to a 49ft fishing vessel, which had suffered mechanical failure. The boat, which had four people on board, was a mile and half south west of Shoreham Harbour in rough seas and squally rain. A tow line was set up by the lifeboat crew and the lifeboat brought her back to Shoreham Harbour.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9000
Time: 12:09-12:41
Location: HOUSE - ST PAULS AVENUE, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Burning - house investigated by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - electrician in attendance - fuse box isolated - incident left with electrician - WrL Worthing, WrL Lancing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9006
Time: 12:51-13:23
Location: PETROL STATION SHOP - SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Burning - fire in computer unit in back room office - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9012
Time: 14:01-14:37
Location: SHOP BUILDING - LONDON ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Dangerous structure - shop sign 5m long unstable on frontage of building - temporary repair made to sign by WSF&RS
WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9013
Time: 14:41-14:53
Location: SHOP BUILDING - BEDFORD ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
Dangerous structure - shop sign affected by wind - fluorescent tubes removed from sign by WSF&RS and sign secured
WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47143 / 2014
Time: 3.40pm
Location: Teville Gate Car Park, Worthing
Incident: Boy robbed in Worthing
Police are seeking witnesses to a street robbery in Worthing.
At about 3.40pm two 13-year old schoolboys were walking through the Teville Gate Car Park in Worthing, on their way to the railway station. They were stopped by a group of four to six boys who demanded a iPhone from one of the 13-year olds and walked off with it. The victim was shaken but unhurt. Two 13-year old boys have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and are currently on police bail until 22 November while enquiries continue.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to call 101, quoting serial 1070 of 6/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9036
Time: 19:42-19:52
Location: HOUSE - GRAYLINGWELL DRIVE, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble dryer - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - tumble dryer removed from house by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Chichester
 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 23:45hrs
Incident: Lifeboat launched to female possibly in difficulty
Brighton Lifeboat was launched on service to a female possibly in difficulty just south of Black Rock.
A shoreline search was carried out from the Marina to the Donut Groyne and a under the pier. After stepping out 200m and searching back to the marina the lifeboat was informed that the casualty had been found safe and well on shore.
full report
 

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TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9039
Time: 00:44-01:10
Location: BUILDING SITE ON FORMER RESTAURANT SITE - BROYLE ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
building undergoing remodelling - 10% of ground floor of building damaged by fire, heat and smoke - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47164 / 2014
Time: 1.30am
Location: Cavell Way, Maidenbower, Crawley
Incident: Man injured in Maidenbower street attack
Detectives in Crawley are trying to trace a driver who may have, without releasing it, have stopped a street robbery.
At about 1.30am three young men were walking along Cavell Way, Maidenbower, Crawley when they were approached by four other men, described as in their late teens, and wearing either plain black or white masks. They demanded the contents of the young mens pockets and punched and kicked one of them to the head and body, as a result of which he suffered a fractured eye socket as well as cuts and bruising. It is believed the suspects were seen just before the incident driving nearby in a silver car, possibly a VW Golf. The attack ended because the would-be robbers were distracted by a passing vehicle, and nothing was stolen.
Police are asking that driver, and anyone else who was in the area and saw what happened or has any other information, to contact them.
If you can help please call 101, quoting serial 67 of 7/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9040
Time: 02:34-02:49
Location: HOUSE - WASHINGTON ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - PPV fan used to assist in ventilating smoke - accidental
WrLx2 Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9043
Time: 06:46-07:37
Location: A23, NORTHBOUND HICKSTEAD TO BOLNEY
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with barrier- male driver released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley, WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Partridge Green
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9051
Time: 10:07-12:27
Location: A24 NORTHBOUND, KINGSFOLD
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and in collision with tree - no persons trapped - male driver medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene safety maintained by WSF&RS - police in attendance for traffic control - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9054
Time: 11:01-12:03
Location: A24 KINGSFOLD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - 1 woman treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS and traffic control maintained - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9075
Time: 23:13-23:28
Location: WARWICK ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with scaffolding on building - no persons trapped - car removed from scaffolding by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9078
Time: 07:50-08:17
Location: SALTINGS ROUNDABOUT, BRIGHTON ROAD, LANCING
Incident: RTC
involving 2 cars - woman assessed by ambulance paramedics and assisted from car by paramedics and WSF&RS - scene made safe
WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing, WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9081
Time: 08:24-Ongoing
Location: SHOP BUILDING - SOUTH STREET, WORTHING
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - rainwater entering building - 1st floor being pumped by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9083
Time: 09:09-10:21
Location: WILLOW WAY, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - 1 property, affecting electrics - water level reduced by WSFRS using light portable pump
WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9085
Time: 09:31-09:57
Location: ALBOURNE RD, HURSTPIERPOINT
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - surface road water affecting 1 property - property protected by WSFRS by diverting flood water away
WrL Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9086
Time: 09:53-10:32
Location: COLLEGE, APPLEDORE GARDENS, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
SMOKE ISSUING - smoke from overheated fuse in main electrical intake - smoke dissipated on arrival of crew - incident left with building maintenance team - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Lewes
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9094
Time: 14:32-15:52
Location: NORTHBOUND A24 SOUTHWATER
Incident: RTC
involving car off road into ditch - 1 female assisted from vehicle by WSFRS and assessed by paramedics - vehicle stabilised using winch and hydraulic rescue equipment - incident left with police - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47061 / 2014
Drone found on Worthing beach
Police in Worthing are seeking the owner of a remote-controlled drone that has been found in the town.
The 4-engined, electric powered drone was found on the beach by a member of the public.
If any one has lost a drone in the Worthing area over the last week or so, they can contact Worthing police station Front Office by calling 101, quoting found property reference WWSF/14/10/01849.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9102
Time: 17:38-18:27
Location: A24 FINDON VALLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving pedestrian and car - no persons trapped - 1st aid rendered by WSFRS - male taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9107
Time: 19:26-20:14
Location: SCHOOL, THE AVENUE, CHRISTS HOSPITAL
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor kitchen - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and CO2 extinguisher - TIC used to check for hot spots - accidental ignition
WrLx2 & ALP Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9112
Time: 23:05-23:26
Location: FOOD PARK, BOGNOR RD, MERSTON
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - minibus destroyed by fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 2HR - incident left with site manager - accidental ignition
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 

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THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9113
Time: 01:46-02:12
Location: HOUSE, COLT STREET, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
alarm activated - no fire situation - alarm activated by faulty boiler fuse - fuse isolated - advice given to occupier
WrLx2 Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9118
Time: 07:32-07:53
Location: BILLINGSHURST RD, ASHINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car into tree - no persons trapped - 1 female casualty released prior to arrival of fire crews - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS - WrL Steyning, WrL & HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47078 / 2014
Chichester man critically ill after drug-taking
An 18-year-old man is critically ill in hospital after he was found delirious in the street in Wick on Saturday, 4 October.
The man, from Chichester, but staying in Wick, was taken home where relatives became concerned by his condition and he was taken into Worthing Hospital later that day. Tests have shown that there is evidence of use of Class B drugs, but it has not been established that this is definitely a contributory factor to his illness. He remains in a medically-induced coma in a critical condition. Police were alerted today and have launched an enquiry to trace his movements and who he may have associated with in the time leading up to when he was found.
Detective Sergeant Colin O'Hare said: "We believe that this young man may have taken amphetamine and possibly the drug GBL - worryingly and euphemistically known as 'coma in a bottle'.
You can find out more about the substances at www.talktofrank.com.
If you have any information about this incident or the supply of this or any other drug, please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or if you prefer to remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting serial 562 of 06/10. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9125
Time: 10:44-10:58
Location: KILN ROAD, CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - inspection made by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9135
Time: 16:14-16:32
Location: HOUSE - COOTES AVENUE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire involving unattended cooking - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cooker isolated and removed by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9145
Time: 18:21-18:34
Location: HOUSE - HAMMOND ROAD, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 1st aid given to female adult with minor burn - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9148
Time: 18:34-18:47
Location: SOUTH OF HAWKSHURST FARM, A286, COCKING CAUSEWAY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire smoke affecting visibility on road - bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR
WrL Midhurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9163
Time: 22:49-23:04
Location: HASLETT AVENUE, EAST CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - police and ambulance in attendance
WrL Crawley
 

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FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47077 / 2014
Early morning collisions on the A24 Dorking Road
Emergency services were called to two single-vehicle collisions on the A24 Dorking Road at Kingsfold, near Horsham, this morning.
In the first, at 6.24am, a car travelling north left the road opposite Shiremark Farm and overturned into a ditch. The driver and passenger escaped unhurt.
In the second incident, at 7.09am, a car driven by a 29-year-old woman crashed into a garden at Myrtle Cottages. A three-year-old girl who was a passenger in the car suffered a serious leg injury.
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance attended and the injured girl was flown to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London. Officers are investigating the cause of both collisions. One possibility is that they may be linked to a diesel oil spillage in the area.
Anyone who saw either incident, or who may have other relevant information, is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 156 of 10/10 concerning the collision at 6.24am and serial 178 of 10/10 concerning the collision at 7.09am.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9187
Time: 13:50-15:20
Location: GUILDFORD ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING - large amount of flood water approx 50m wide and approx 1.2 m at deepest point across road - gardens in area affected by flood water - small area of wall removed by WSF&RS to reduce water level - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47087 / 2014
Time: 2.10pm
Location: A27 Hambrook, Chichester
Incident: Car and lorry collide on A27 near Chichester
Police are at the scene of a collision on the A27 at Hambrook, near Chichester, involving a lorry and a car.
They were called at 2.10pm. One lane of the dual carriageway eastbound has been blocked and traffic queues have built up.
Two people in the car have been injured, but the extent of their injuries is not yet known.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 0765 of 10/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9193
Time: 15:41-16:24
Location: WOODED AREA OFF VULCAN CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Crawley
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.15pm
Incident: Lifeboats search for missing kitesurfer
The inshore and all weather lifeboats were called to a report of a kitesurfer who was missing near the King Alfred swimming pool area off Hove. The inshore lifeboat was launched first but because of the failing light and weather conditions the all weather lifeboat was also launched to help search. A man wearing a wetsuit was seen walking up the beach with no equipment by the crew. The search continued until the coastguard confirmed that this was the casualty, who was safely out of the water. Both boats then returned to station.
full report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47149 / 2014
Time: 11.30pm
Location: LB1 Bar in Gales Drive, Three Bridges, Crawley
Incident: Witnesses sought to attack on woman
Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a 22-year-old woman was verbally abused and assaulted by a group of other women in Three Bridges, Crawley.
The incident happened between 11pm and 11.30pm at the LB1 Bar in Gales Drive, Three Bridges.
The victim had left the premises and was with a friend in the smoking area waiting for a taxi when the group of women approached and she was struck several times in the face by various assailants. Other people present who were not involved in the incident intervened to pull the assailants off the victim. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has other information that may be of help.
In particular, they are keen to speak to any of the people who went to the victim's assistance while she was under attack.
Anyone able to help should phone 101, quoting serial 659 of 11/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
UPDATE 28 Nov 2014
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47560 / 2014
Did you see a woman being attacked in a bar in Crawley?
A reward has been put up to try to identify three women who attacked a 22-year-old in a bar in Crawley on Friday 10 October.
The victim was at LB1 Bar in Gales Drive, Three Bridges, when she was confronted by the women who struck her several times in the face in the smoking area outside.
PC Adam Tidy said- 'A number of people helped the victim and we urgently need to speak to them and to anyone else who saw the attack taking place. The victim's family has now put up a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the women involved."
Anyone with any information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 659 of 11/10,
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9217
Time: 08:14-08:24
Location: WEST GREEN PARK - IFIELD AVENUE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
rubbish bin on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9220
Time: 11:05-11:31
Location: HOUSE - CLAYTON AVENUE, HASSOCKS
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen fridge caused by electrical fault in fridge cable - fire out on arrival of F&RS - accidental
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Brighton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9225
Time: 16:01-16:48
Location: NORTH LANE, SOUTH HARTING
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - elderly female driver assisted from car by F&RS using small tools - incident left with police
WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester, WrL Petersfield
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9226
Time: 16:39-17:25
Location: B2139 THAKEHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - no persons trapped - police and ambulance in attendance - 1 male youth taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Billingshurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9229
Time: 17:23-17:57
Location: TRACK OFF WHEATFIELD ROAD, HENFIELD
Incident: FIRE
JCB digger destroyed by fire - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing, WrL Henfield
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9231
Time: 19:18-20:29
Location: A264 FIVE OAKS ROAD, SLINFOLD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person trapped - male adult released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and electrical cutting equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley, WrL Billingshurst
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47095 / 2014
Time: 7.10pm
Location: A264, Bashurst Hill junction
Incident: Serious collision A264 near Five Oaks
Police are seeking witnesses to a collision near Slinfold in which a driver was seriously hurt.
Just before 7.10pm a black Hyundai Kia collided with a tree and with a grey Astra, on the A264 at the junction with Bashurst Hill, between Five Oaks and Broadbridge Heath.
The Kia driver, a 27-year old Crawley man, was taken to Worthing Hospital in a serious but not life threatening condition.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Vista.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 92458
Time: 14:33-15:07
Location: MULTI STOREY CAR PARK BLACKHORSE WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
building used as multi storey car park and shopping centre - 2 small fires in stair well of multi storey car park extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9274
Time: 18:46-18:56
Location: NORTH STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING, Assistance - 2 elderly people in car stuck in flood water - car pushed to safety by WSF&RS - HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47091 / 2014
MISSING - Marion Price
Police have launched a search for a missing woman in Heathfield.
Marion Price, 67, was last seen at 3.30pm when she left her home in High Street, possibly to go shopping, but she did not tell anyone she was going. She suffered a stroke quite recently and this has left her disorientated and confused at times.
Sergeant Simon Kind, who is leading the search for her, said: "With the rain that has set in this evening and falling temperatures we are obviously very concerned for Marion's welfare and safety. She is very distinctive as a medical condition has left her very stooped and she walks bent over, not really looking up as she does. She is 5' tall, of slim build with dark brown hair and she is wearing a black cardigan and black tights. Although she is thought to have had some money on her, it is unlikely that she would have used public transport, but she is able to walk considerable distances. She has gone missing before and has been found as far afield as Horam and Burwash Common.
I would appeal to everyone in the Heathfield area and surrounding villages to take a look around in the area of their homes or businesses to see if she might have taken shelter as the rain started. She may be in an alleyway or perhaps a garden building or similar. We have officers searching for her in and around Heathfield, but unfortunately the weather conditions mean that a helicopter search isn't possible at this time."
If you have seen her or know of her whereabouts, please call 101 quoting serial 1172 of 12/10.
If you spot her, please dial 999 immediately.
UPDATE - SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47096 / 2014
Search for missing Heathfield woman continues
A search has continued throughout the night for missing Heathfield woman Marion Price and police officers are now being joined by search volunteers.
67-year-old Marion, who has been left disoriented and confused at times by a recent stroke, has not been seen since 3.30pm on Sunday 12 October when she left her home in High Street, Heathfield. An appeal for information led to a number of reports of sightings, but the search has so far drawn a blank and there is now extreme concern for her safety and welfare.
Inspector Rob Lovell said: "It has been an absolutely foul night and we are very worried about Marion. We know from when she has gone missing before that she is capable of walking quite a considerable distance and she has been found as far afield as Horam and Burwash Common. We are hoping that the weather will soon lift enough for a helicopter to join our search, which is now being supported by search volunteers. However, there's every chance that she could be spotted by anyone in a large area centred on Heathfield and spreading out into the surrounding countryside and villages."
If you spot her, please dial 999 immediately.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47104 / 2014
Incident: Body found at Old Heathfield
A woman's body found at Old Heathfield is sadly believed to be that of missing 67-year-old Marion Price.
The body was found by a member of the public in shrubs in a field off Church Street in Old Heathfield around 11.20am on Monday 13 October. While formal identification has yet to take place, police are reasonably sure that it is that of Marion who was reported missing from her High Street, Heathfield, home at 3.30pm on Sunday 12 October.
Inspector Rob Lovell said- "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time. While we searched through the night and were joined by volunteers this morning, as time went on we became increasingly concerned for her safety."
The matter is not being treated as suspicious and is being passed to the coroners officer.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47137 / 2014
Body identified
The body of a woman found at Old Heathfield has been confirmed as 67-year-old Marion Price.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9282
Time: 21:17-21:52
Location: SHOP BUILDING - BROADFIELD BARTON, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
bin cupboard attached to shop building - thermal imaging camera and 1Hr used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47099 / 2014
Bus passenger injured in Crawley attack
A passenger was injured when an object struck a bus in Crawley this evening.
The driver of the bus called his control room around 6.45pm to report that a window had been smashed as the bus travelled along Pelham Drive and a woman had received a cut face. Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene.
At 8.13pm, police received another call reporting that another bus had had a window smashed in Coachman's Drive, possibly by a baseball or similar object.
Officers are investigating a number of other incidents in the area on Sunday night, which may be linked to a group of youths who were seen in the area.
A tree was set alight and a fence was broken down in Balmoral Court and a bin cupboard was set alight near the Imperial public house around 9.20pm.[see Fire service report above]
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or who have any information about them.
Please call 101 quoting serial 1159 of 12/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
SEE ABOVE
Boy arrested
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 18:58
Incident: Novice skipper caught out in the dark
The Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to go to assist a 21 foot open dayboat with engine trouble, some 2 miles west of the Chichester Bar Beacon. The skipper had just purchased the boat but he didn't have much boating experience. He nevertheless set out to travel to Southsea Marina in challenging weather. Off Hayling the engine cut out and he found it had run out of fuel. Fortunately he had both GPS and a VHF radio so he called the coastguards and due to the increasing wind and tide was told to anchor. The lifeboat was launched but he was drifting rapidly. The lifeboat was however able to locate the casualty and put a crew member on board. A tow was established to take the casualty out of the danger of rolling over in choppy sea or drifting into the Shipping Channel with the possibility of being run down.
full report
 

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MONDAY 13 OCTOBER 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47096 / 2014
Search for missing Heathfield woman continues
A search has continued throughout the night for missing Heathfield woman Marion Price and police officers are now being joined by search volunteers.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47104 / 2014
Incident: Body found at Old Heathfield
A woman's body found at Old Heathfield is sadly believed to be that of missing 67-year-old Marion Price.
The body was found by a member of the public in shrubs in a field off Church Street in Old Heathfield around 11.20am on Monday 13 October. While formal identification has yet to take place, police are reasonably sure that it is that of Marion who was reported missing from her High Street, Heathfield, home at 3.30pm on Sunday 12 October.
Inspector Rob Lovell said- "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time. While we searched through the night and were joined by volunteers this morning, as time went on we became increasingly concerned for her safety."
The matter is not being treated as suspicious and is being passed to the coroner's officer.
click for original reports
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9311
Time: 11:58-12:52
Location: OCKLEY LANE, KEYMER
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 elderly woman trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47120 / 2014
Man charged with assaults in Duke Street, Littlehampton
A man has been charged with two counts of assault and intimidating a witness following a report of a fight in Duke Street, Littlehampton, on Saturday, 11 October.
A man suffered serious facial injuries and was flown by the air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment. A woman suffered a broken nose and also went to hospital.
Aaron O'Mara, 21, of Queen Street, Littlehampton, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody to appear at Chichester Crown Court on 3 November.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9327
Time: 18:25-18:49
Location: HOUSE - SCAYNES HILL ROAD, LINGFIELD
Incident: FLOODING
ground floor of house affected by water from burst pipe - water isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Haywards Heath
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47182 / 2014
Time: 9.20pm
Location: Lower Street, Fittleworth
Incident: Dog stolen from Fittleworth
Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog was taken from a home in Lower Street, Fittleworth, at 9.20pm.
The 18-month-old working cocker spaniel called Rowlf, black with a white chest. He was in the yard when his owner, who was inside the house, heard a loud noise and a vehicle speeding away at the time of the theft. Rowlf was wearing a collar with a bone-shaped tag on. The owner is distraught at the loss of his dog. Please contact Police if you have seen Rowlf or have any information as to his whereabouts so we can reunite them."
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1625 of 13/10
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.



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TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47119 / 2014
Time: 7.35am
Location: Gospond Road, Barnham
Incident: Man arrested following shooting in Barnham
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Barnham at 9.35am following a shooting in Gospond Road, Barnham. A man in his 50s suffered an injury after being shot at about 7.30am. He was taken to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, for treatment. The officers located the suspect in Appletree Drive and he was detained on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. A weapon was recovered and he is currently in custody.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9353
Time: 14:14-14:31
Location: POULTERS LANE WORTHING
Incident: Assistance
smoke issuing from wheel arch of large lorry - investigation made by WSF&RS - smoke believed to be due to faulty brake system - maintenance engineer in attendance - scene safety maintained by WSF&RS - lorry escorted by WSF&RS to nearby vehicle workshop
WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47150 / 2014
Incident: Man arrested for spraying graffiti in Bognor town cente
A man was arrested after an alert member of the public spotted graffiti being spray painted in the Bognor town area.
At 8.40pm police arrested a 24-year old man on suspicion of criminal damage, after more than 100 incidents of graffiti had been sprayed on 33 walls and other spaces in the High Street area and nearby. The graffiti was sprayed in blue paint and had the letters DSR in it. The man, from Hayes in Middlesex, was released on police bail until 19 November while enquiries continue. Police would like to hear from anyone who has had their property sprayed with graffiti and not yet reported it.
Contact Sussex Police via 101 quoting serial 1452 of 14/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9381
Time: 09:54-10:33
Location: A264 SOUTHWEST BYPASS, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: RTC
involving 1 van - elderly male driver released by WSF&RS using hand tools - man taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47186 / 2014
Three members of same family convicted of assault near Billingshurst
Three people have been found guilty of assault after a fight near Billingshurst in 2012.
Gary Stevens Senior, 46, and Kim Stevens, 47, both of Plaistow Road, Dunsfold were found guilty of GBH with intent and ABH, Gary Stevens Junior, their son, 19, also of the same address was found guilty of GBH and ABH. The jury, today, found them guilty after a two and a half week trial at Hove Crown Court.
On 27 May 2012, the two victims a 26-year-old man and a 52-year-old man, were attacked in their driveway at their home on Loxwood Road in Alford Bars. At 10pm the Stevens arrived at the address and the victims suffered a sustained attack by being repeatedly punched and assaulted with a baseball bat, an axe handle and a wheelbarrow.
There was an incident between two members of the families involved, who are all known to each other, in Cranleigh earlier that evening. This resulted in what happened on the driveway of the property in Alfold Bars in which the two victims sustained their injuries. The victims received multiple fractures to their faces and injuries to their arms as they tried to defend themselves. Both victims were hospitalised, the victim of the GBH for four days and he sustained lasting damage to his eye-socket as a result. Five people were arrested in July 2012 and they stood trial in June 2013. When the trial collapsed, a retrial took place this month at Hove Crown Court. The family, parents and son, were found guilty. Sam Smith and Tony Smith were both acquitted on both counts of ABH and GBH.
The Stevens are due to be sentenced on 13 November.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9403
Time: 18:59-19:45
Location: HOUSE - HAYNES ROAD, TARRING
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, 1HR, roof ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9426
Time: 11:36-12:29
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - LITTLE HIGH STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
4 storey building - cooker fire in kitchen of 1st floor flat - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - PPV fan used for ventilation - female occupant with smoke inhalation checked over by ambulance paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental
WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9439
Time: 18:29-19:43
Location: LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 of the cars into hedge - 1 man assisted from car by WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Turners Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9444
Time: 21:00-21:34
Location: HOUSE - LODGE LANE, KEYMER
Incident: FIRE
fire in fuse box in hallway - 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS and damaged areas cut away - incident handed over to electricity board electrician - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Hurstpierpoint
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9445
Time: 21:39-22:27
Location: STAR PUB - MARKET SQUARE, PETWORTH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2 Petworth
 

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FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9460
Time: 08:07-08:29
Location: SHOP - NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Smell of burning - smell caused by fused plug socket on makeup stand in shop - stand isolated and area inspected by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9464
Time: 09:47-10:02
Location: HOUSE - SELSFIELD ROAD, WEST HOATHLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in aga due to oil fault - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - aga isolated and advice given
WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9482
Time: 15:37-16:12
Location: WORTHING ROAD SOUTHBOUND, BUCKS BARN
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars and 1 van - no persons trapped - all involved persons medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - vehicles made safe by WSF&RS - WSCC Highways ordered to make road safe following large spillage of oil from the incident - police in attendance - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9488
Time: 16:49-17:10
Location: JUNCTION FAIRWAY AND WOODCROFT ROAD, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrLx2 Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9497
Time: 23:16-00:14
Location: JUNCTION OF TURNERS HILL ROAD, WORTH
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 3 persons in one car assessed by ambulance paramedics - all persons released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and electrical cutting equipment - all persons taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9498
Time: 23:23-23:49
Location: B2145 NORTON, SELSEY
Incident: RTC
involving car off road - 2 women, 1 man and child released before arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrLx2 Chichester, HRT Chichester
 

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SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9500
Time: 05:35-06:31
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - SWANN WAY, BROADBRIDGE HEATH
Incident: FLOODING
water coming from upper flat affecting 3 flats - access made to upper flat using ladder by WSF&RS and water isolated
WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47162 / 2014
Time: 2pm
Location: A24 Findon
Incident: Four injured in serious collision
Emergency services were called around 2pm to the A24 at Findon to a collision between two vehicles. A blue Vauxhall Tigra was heading south on the road and a white Iveco lorry was heading north, when the Vauxhall turned into The Quadrangle, colliding with the lorry. A 26-year-old man from Findon, the driver of the Vauxhall, suffered serious injuries to his back and neck. His passenger, a 31-year-old man from Worthing, suffered cuts to his head. Both were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
The driver of the lorry, a 54-year-old from the West Midlands, and his passenger, a 61-year-old from Worcestershire, were both taken to hosptial to be checked over for minor injuries.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 864 of 18/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
SEE ABOVE
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9521
Time: 14:06-14:35
Location: A24 FINDON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and flatbed lorry - road closed between Findon and roundabout - no persons trapped - 4 people taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 further person medically assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police for scene investigation - WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9532
Time: 18:05-18:51
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - TOOMEY ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
fire in blower fan unit in car - 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9538
Time: 18:49-19:29
Location: HOUSE - SEVERN ROAD, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
80% of kitchen damaged by fire, heat and smoke - remainder of ground floor and 1st floor 10% damaged by smoke - 2 BA, 1HR , PPV fan and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - salvage undertaken - female occupier with light smoke inhalation assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics
WrLx2 Crawley, WrL East Grinstead
 

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SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9554
Time: 02:32-02:52
Location: B2135 PARTRIDGE GREEN
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and overturned into hedge - driver released before arrival of WSF&RS by police - inspection only by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Partridge Green
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9571
Time: 17:11-17:26
Location: TOWER ROAD, LANCING
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - male motor cyclist with minor injuries given 1st aid by WSF&RS before arrival of ambulance paramedics - incident left with police - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 7578
Time: 21:42-21:55
Location: TOWER ROAD, LANCING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with substation and rolled - no persons trapped - inspection made by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Lancing, WrL Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47170 / 2014
Time: 9.30pm
Location: Cokeham Lane, Sompting
Incident: Car crash in Sompting knocks out power supply to street
Two men have been arrested after a car crashed into a lamppost and cut the power supply to a street.
At about 9.30pm a car crashed in Cokeham Lane, Sompting, and overturned, knocking down a lamppost and a fibre-optic cable cabinet in the road before crashing into a wall in Tower Road. The driver left the scene before police arrived. Officers searched the area and arrested two men. More than 100 homes lost power before engineers could arrive to isolate the supply.
A 36-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. He was questioned before being released on bail until 24 November. A 32-year-old man from Sompting was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He is still in custody being questioned.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1575 of 19/10, or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9583
Time: 05:16-05:29
Location: REAR OF SHOP - MONTAGUE STREET, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
2 biffa bins in delivery area at the rear of shop well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 1HR used - deliberate ignition
WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47165 / 2014
Were any of these items stolen from your boat?
Officers in Hampshire have recovered a large number of items including outboard motors, tenders and radio equipment that they believe have been stolen in Hampshire, Sussex and Dorset.
Items are listed HERE
It is suspected that some of the property was stolen from the Chichester area in August or September. If you believe any of the items are yours, please contact Hampshire Marine Unit on 07774 684317 or PC Jackie Connors at Lyndhurst Police Station in Hampshire on 101 to make an appointment to look at the recovered property.
A 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from Portsmouth, have been arrested by Hampshire police officers on suspicion of going equipped for theft. They were questioned before being released on bail until 3 December.


 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9590
Time: 10:21-11:11
Location: HOUSE - KINGS ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen microwave - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA used by WSF&RS and microwave removed - elderly man and woman with mild smoke inhalation given oxygen therapy by WSF&RS - ambulance in attendance
WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9600
Time: 16:10-16:58
Location: PARK LANE, LINDFIELD
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - female driver given 1st aid given by ambulance personnel and assessed by doctor - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley
 

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TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9611
Time: 01:54-02:25
Location: ROAD LEADING TO PAGHAM LAGOON OFF PAGHAM ROAD, PAGHAM
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - suspected deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47179 / 2014
Time: 7.35am
Location: A284 Lyminster Road
Incident: Serious crash closes A284 at Lyminster
At 7.35am October a motorcyclist and a car collided on the A284 Lyminster Road, Lyminster, just south of the Crossbush service station. The motor-cyclist, a 40-year old man, was seriously injured and has been taken to St Georges Hospital in south London by an air ambulance. The A284 was closed between the A27 at Crossbush and Littlehampton, and drivers are advised to avoid the area as far as possible for the time being. The A284 is likely to be closed for some hours while police examine and clear the scene and highway workers make the road safe.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police via 101, quoting Operation Moorhen or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9626
Time: 09:57-10:47
Location: RECREATION GROUND OFF THE AVENUE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
RESCUE - Persons trapped - 2 women trapped under fallen tree - both women medically assessed by ambulance paramedics before being released by WSF&RS using electric saw and airbags - both women taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9640
Time: 12:59-14:02
Location: A29 LIDSEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving 2 cars - road closed by police - 1 man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - sadly the second man was confirmed deceased at the scene - WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester, HRT Chichester
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47184 / 2014
Time: 12.55pm
Location: A29 Lidsey Road between Shripney and Westergate
Incident: Fatal crash, A29 Lidsey, near Bognor Regis
A person has died following a two vehicle collision on the A29 Lidsey Road between Shripney and Westergate, north of Bognor Regis.
It happened at 12.55pm north of the Robin Hood public house, close to Lidsey Caravan Park. The A29 has been closed between the Shripney roundabout and the Westergate level crossing while emergency services are at the scene. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was called in but one driver died after suffering what is believed to have been a heart attack.
Parents of children attending Aldingbourne Primary School have been warned to expect delays and diversions. Local bus services have also been affected and motorists are asked to avoid the area. The road closure is expected to remain force until at least 5pm.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Claygate or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47189 / 2014
Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision near Bognor Regis on Tuesday where one man died.
A 67-year-old man from Hunston, near Chichester, who was driving a Reliant Robin, sadly died at the scene. Two cars involved, a red Nissan Primera and the Reliant Robin, collided head on. The driver of the Nissan, named as Graham Arthur Cox. Mr Cox, 67, from Selsey Road, Hunston, near Chichester, was taken to St Richard's Hospital with serious injuries.
Sergeant Tony Crisp said- "The 67-year-old man sadly died of multiple injuries, not a heart attack. We are appealing to anyone who was driving along the road at the time and saw what happened to please get in contact quoting Op Claygate."
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9642
Time: 14:11-14:31
Location: 2 STOREY OFFICE BUILDING - BRUNEL PLACE, CRAWLEY
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
advertising board 6mx4m blown on to roof of building - board made safe by WSF&RS using 1 ladder - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9646
Time: 15:18-16:19
Location: LONDON ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
large tree fallen on to road due to high winds - police in attendance for traffic control - tree removed using 1 tractor and chainsaw from local land owner - road made safe - WrL Arundel
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9649
Time: 15:46-15:57
Location: PARCHMENT STREET, CHICHESTER
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
large branch from tree blown on to roof of car by high winds - branch removed by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47204 / 2014
Woman involved in crash sadly dies
A 37-year-old Henfield woman seriously injured in a road crash at Saddlescombe Road between Brighton and Poynings on Saturday, 4 October, sadly died at St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, today.
She was the driver of a red Toyota Yaris which was in collision with a green Jaguar XF.
She has been named as Samantha Cove, of Brook House Flat, High Street, Henfield.
The coroner has been informed. - original report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9650
Time: 16:03-16:42
Location: PRIMARY SCHOOL - BARRINGTON ROAD, SOUTHGATE CRAWLEY
Incident:FLOODING
water coming from hallway ceiling and affecting electrics - water isolated by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47208 / 2014
Police issue warning over legal highs
Emergency services were called to a shop in in Chichester at around 4pm where a man was acting strangely and saying he felt unwell.
He then began damaging the shop, Eddie's Convenience Store in Millfield Close, before running away and climbing a tree in Baxendale Road. Thankfully the man, a 26-year-old, didn't do himself any serious damage, however it is believed he had taken so-called legal highs. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and was later bailed until 7 November while investigations continue.
Another man was also taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester suffering the effects from what is thought to be a legal high drug. He has since been released.
Police are warning about legal highs after two men were also taken to hospital in Bognor Regis today. Police were called around 2.15pm to reports of two men taken ill at a property in Stocker Road. The men, both 19, were taken to hospital.
Detective Inspector Dave Grover said: "We believe all of these men may have taken some type of legal high which made them all very unwell. We urge people to take caution as legal highs often have great health risks. Just because a substance is legal to possess, it doesn't mean it's safe. In addition, other damaging health issues have been experienced including paranoid states, psychosis, hallucinations, comas and seizures."
Police advise that there is a range of people to talk to and there are services available that offer support. They are there to listen to concerns, whether they be from the enquirer or someone they know. These include the NHS website www.nhs.uk and www.talktofrank.com
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9661
Time: 23:09-23:25
Location: PARK OFF PLANTATION CRESCENT, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in rubbish in recreation area of park extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 

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WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9670
Time: 08:12- 10:12
Location: BEACH CAFE - WEST STRAND, WEST WITTERING
Incident: FIRE
single storey beach cafe 20mx 10m - fire in roof space - 4BA, 5HRs and 2 ladders and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - damaged areas cut away
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor, WrL Selsey, WrL Emsworth, WrL Havant, CU Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9673
Time: 08:30-08:54
Location: MULTI STOREY CAR PARK - AVENUE DE CHARTRES, CHICHESTER
Incident: RESCUE
Person trapped - woman slipped on stairs and leg trapped - woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic door opener - woman assessed by ambulance paramedics - WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9702
Time: 16:22-17:33
Location: HOUSE - RAUGHMERE ROAD, LAVANT
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, rods and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47206 / 2014
missing - Hannah Spraget
Police are growing concerned for a woman missing from Crawley.
Hannah Spraget, 24, was last seen by her mum and sister on 21 October around 4pm in the town but they have not heard from her since.
Hannah is usually in contact with her family and has been staying in West Green. She is described as around 5' 10", slim, with very long dark brown wavy hair and has tanned skin. She was last seen wearing a black coat, black trousers or leggings and long black boots. Police believe she is still in the Crawley area as she has lots of connections in the town. If you see her or know her whereabouts please contact us on 101 quoting serial 3 of 23/10."
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Hannah Spraget
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47214 / 2014
Missing Crawley woman found safe
Missing Crawley woman Hannah Spraget, 24, has been found safe and well. She was located just before midnight on Thursday 23 October. Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9707
Time: 18:19-18:41
Location: HOUSE - OAKHURST CARDENS, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - kitchen ventilated
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9716
Time: 22:07-22:50
Location: 2nd FLOOR FLAT - ROWLANDS ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen of 2nd floor flat - 2BA, 1HR, 1Co2 extinguisher and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - male occupant rescued by WSF&RS and given oxygen therapy for smoke inhalation before being medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9722
Time: 08:36-08:54
Location: GARDEN OF HOUSE - ALDWICK CRESCENT, FINDON VALLEY
Incident: FIRE
garden hedge well alight on arrival of WSF&RS - 1HR used - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9727
Time: 11:12-11:36
Location: SUPERSTORE CAR PARK - SHRIPNEY ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire in car engine compartment - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - accidental
WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47158 / 2014
Valerie Graves Murder breakthrough
Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves in Bosham believe they have made a breakthrough in the case.
Forensic scientists have obtained a limited DNA profile for the suspect, which means detectives can start requesting voluntary DNA samples to eliminate males from the investigation who live and work in the Bosham area, either permanently or as migrant workers. Officers will also be speaking to visitors in the area to eliminate them from the investigation. Detective Superintendent Nick May, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said- "This is a significant breakthrough for the investigation. Although this profile is not suitable for a search on the National DNA Database it does indicate the suspect is male. Anyone who provides us with a DNA sample could now be eliminated from the investigation. The profiling will involve taking a swab from the mouth and fingerprints from each individual.
We are stressing that if anyone has any concerns or suspect they may know something, they can talk to our officers or Crimestoppers anonymously. We can rule out people whose names are suggested as being responsible for the murder by comparing their DNA with the sample. It is important for the public to understand that we will only use the samples obtained to check against this particular crime and their DNA profile will not appear on any database. Legal safeguards are in place to ensure we do not use them for any other purpose".
Valerie was found dead with serious head and facial injuries at a house in Smugglers Lane, Bosham, on Monday December 30, 2013. The 55-year-old had been staying at the property while the owners were away over the Christmas period.
A significant investigation into the murder is continuing 10 months after Valerie was found dead.
A reward of up to £20,000 is now being offered jointly by Sussex Police and Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Valerie's killer.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting Operation Ensign
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
click for original reports
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9739
Time: 17:04-17:36
Location: GATWICK ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
jaguar car 50% damaged by fire - 2BA, 1HR and 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - police in attendance - accidental
WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47257 / 2014
Two fined in Chichester alcohol test purchasing operation
Staff at two licensed premises in the Chichester district have been fined after selling alcohol to underage customers in a test purchasing operation.
The operation was carried out today by Sussex Police licensing officers. At the One Stop off licence in Tangmere Road, Tangmere, a 16-year-old was served with alcohol and at Wests Bar in West Street, Chichester, a 15-year-old and 16-year-old were served.
A £90 fixed penalty notice was issued in each case.
 

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FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9775
Time: 10:10-10:44
Location: NORTHBOUND A280, ANGMERING
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - car stabilised by WSF&RS and male driver assisted from car - man taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9781
Time: 12:17-12:51
Location: TROUT LANE, BARNS GREEN
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 woman treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - road closed awaiting vehicle recovery - WrLx2 Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9792
Time: 15:55-16:21
Location: TERRACED HOUSE - PARKSIDE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor bathroom - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 2BA and PPV fan used to assist with ventilation of smoke - accidental
WrLx2 Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9794
Time: 16:42-17:38
Location: A280, LONG FURLONG
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving 2 cars - sadly the male driver and female passenger in one car were confirmed deceased at the scene - male driver of second car taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police for scene investigation
WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47230 / 2014
Time: 4.40pm
Location: A280, Long Furlong, Patching
Incident: Two die in car crash
A man and a woman - respectively the driver and passenger in a silver Toyota Avensis - have both died following a crash on the A280 Long Furlong at Patching, near Worthing.
Their car was in collision with a white Ford Ranger pick-up at about 4.40pm. The man, 69, and woman, 70, both from Littlehampton, were pronounced dead at the scene. The couple who died have been identified as Robert O'Keeffe and Janice O'Keeffe, both of Cheam Road, Rustington. The driver of the Ford, an 18-year-old man from Henfield, suffered a broken arm and was taken to Worthing Hospital. The A280 was closed in both directions for several hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Clapham.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9826
Time: 17:59-18:58
Location: HOUSE - AMBERLEY DRIVE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
fire in external utility cupboard and involving electrics - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only - incident handed over to Electricity Company electrician - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9830
Time: 19:47-20:10
Location: ORDE CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
approx 10m of hedgerow on fire due to stray firework - 2HRs used by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47277 / 2014
Time: 11pm
Location: Southgate Avenue, Crawley
Incident: Two men assaulted in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on two men, aged 28 and 38, who were attacked in Southgate Avenue, Crawley.
The victims were walking home around 11pm when the assault took place between the railway bridge and Southgate Drive.
One was struck in the face with what is believed to have been a blunt weapon, causing a facial injury requiring hospital treatment. The other was punched several times in the head causing bruising. His mobile telephone, a black HTC, was also stolen after he dropped it on the ground. The victims have stated that around ten people, described as speaking in Polish, were involved.
Detective Constable Rees Hopcraft said: "This apparently unprovoked assault involved a group of ten men against two. After the initial assault, the victims retaliated and a fight broke out, the suspects eventually running off as a group towards the town centre."
This would have been when many people were in the area enjoying a night out or possibly driving by. If you saw anything please call 101 quoting reference number 187 of 26/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9839
Time: 06:50-07:15
Location: WEST CHILTINGTON LANE, WEST CHILTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
caravan well alight - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9849
Time: 12:28-12:59
Location: 3 STOREY HOUSE - BOTOLPHS ROAD, BRAMBER
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - WrL Steyning
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9851
Time: 13:05-13:48
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE - TARRING ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
ground floor kitchen - building heavily smoke logged - kitchen 30% damaged by fire and 70% of remainder of house damaged by smoke - 6BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - cause of fire under investigation
WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Shoreham, FIO, Red Cross Support Unit
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9854
Time: 15:38-15:58
Location: GOFFS PARK OFF OLD HORSHAM ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in woods extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9858
Time: 16:19-16:37
Location: WEBB CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - bonfire next to footpath extinguished by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9863
Time: 19:28-19:53
Location: MARLPIT LANE, HAMBROOK
Incident: FIRE
derelict caravan in layby on fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Chichester, WrL Emsworth
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9868
Time: 21:44-22:15
Location: A27 EASTBOUND HAMMERPOT TO CLAPHAM
Incident: RTC
involving motorbike - male motorcyclist taken to hospital by ambulance - small diesel spillage sanded by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Arundel, WrL Worthing
 

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MONDAY 27 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9896
Time: 13:01-13:35
Location: WORMS WOOD ACCESS BY MONTGOMERY DRIVE, MIDDLETON ON SEA
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - WrL Bognor, L4T Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9902
Time: 14:47-15:33
Location: CHARLWOOD ROAD, IFIELDWOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - 4 people released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 man medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - total of 2 adults taken to hospital by ambulance for precautionary check up - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9910
Time: 19:11-20:09
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - BRACKNELL WALK, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in rubbish outside house - 1HR used by WSF&RS - gas pipe damaged by fire causing large amount of gas to leak from pipe - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and covering HR put in place - incident handed over to Gas Board - deliberate ignition
WrL Crawley, L4T Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9911
Time: 19:13-19:30
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - FRESHBROOK ROAD, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - plastic left on hob of cooker in kitchen causing smoke logging to flat - flat ventilated by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Lancing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9921
Time: 21:27-23:11
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - SURREY ROAD, ARUNDEL
Incident: FLOODING
3 flats affected by water from burst external water main - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS and water pumped from building - salvage undertaken in one flat - Southern Water Company and Red Cross Support Unit in attendance
WrL Arundel, Red Cross Support Unit
 

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TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9931
Time: 03:40-04:04
Location: HOUSE - PERRYFIELDS, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - 2 adults and baby with mild smoke inhalation treated by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance for precautionary check ups - accidental
WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9942
Time: 10:26-10:40
Location: UPPER BRIGHTON ROAD, SOMPTING
Incident: RTC
collision involving van and car - van into field and overturned - 2 people released from vehicles before arrival of WSF&RS - inspection only
WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47255 / 2014
MISSING - Tiffany Gladwin
Fifteen-year-old Tiffany Gladwin is missing from her home in Sompting.
Tiffany was seen in Worthing around 2pm on Monday 27 October, having left her home address just before 12 noon.
She is white, 5' 6", of slim build with very long, straight, dark pink hair. She was last seen wearing black leggings with a black leopard pattern, a leopard pattern crop top, black cardigan and Nike high top trainers. She normally wears a lot of make-up and has a tongue piercing.
Anyone who sees her or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1221 of 27/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47303 / 2014
Tiffany Gladwin found safe and well
Tiffany Gladwin, 15, has been found safe and well after she went missing from her home in Sompting on Monday, 27 October.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9952
Time: 16:52-17:11
Location: CALDERDALE CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
waste bin on fire - fire extinguished by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9953
Time: 17:27-18:51
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - SCAYNES HILL, WALSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
fuse box on fire - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - electrics isolated by electrician and fuse box inspected by fire service using ladder and thermal imaging camera - incident handed over to Electricity Company electrician - accidental
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill
 

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WEDNESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9968
Time: 01:30-02:57
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND, MUDDLESWOOD TO PYECOMBE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 man released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Brighton, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 9988
Time: 10:29-11:08
Location: A29 FONTWELL
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 female adult trapped - A29 Fontwell closed - car stabilised and woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police - WrL Arundel
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 14:50
Lifeboat launched to person in water
The Shoreham lifeboat was launched to a report of a person in the water off Shoreham Beach. As the lifeboat proceeded, the coastguard then stood the crew down as the report was a hoax call. The lifeboat returned to station.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10007
Time: 18:05-18:28
Location: HOUSE - SANDY LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - fire in kitchen involving cooker - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - female occupant given 1st aid by WSF&RS for burn and attended local medical centre - accidental - WrL Midhurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10009
Time: 18:53-20:26
Location: ACADEMY BUILDING, NORTH STREET, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - sprinkler head accidentally fractured causing system to activate - water, electrics and gas supplies isolated by WSF&RS - salvage carried out by WSF&RS and on site staff - WrLx2 Midhurst
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47272 / 2014
MISSING- Rosemarie Hardwell
Police are trying to find Rosemarie Hardwell, 39, who has gone missing from her home in The Crescent, Felpham.
She left her home at 6pm yesterday, 28 October, and has not been in touch with her family since.
Rosemarie is a vulnerable woman who has gone missing before but she has usually returned home the same day. Police are visiting areas she would normally go but are becoming increasingly concerned because of the weather.
Anyone who has seen Rosemarie, who is about 5' 4", with brown hair and green eyes, is asked to contact police on 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47281 / 2014
Rosemarie Hardwell found
Rosemarie Hardwell, 39, who was missing from Felpham has been found safe and well.


 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10011
Time: 19:15-19:36
Location: A24 SOUTHBOUND, SOUTHWATER
Incident: FIRE
fire in braking system of lorry - 1HR used by WSF&RS and lorry escorted to layby - accidental
WrLx2 Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47193 / 2014
Boy arrested in connection with Crawley bus attacks
A 16-year-old boy from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and criminal damage in connection with the vandalism in Broadfield on 7 October. He has been bailed until 25 November while investigations continue.
There have been a number of incidents involving criminal damage and assault in the Broadfield area in the last month. On 7 October the incidents involved a group throwing items at the buses and drivers.
Police believe there are a number of people involved and are working to identify those involved.
If anyone has any information which will help the investigation please come forward either to police directly or to call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10018
Time: 22:00-22:37
Location: BUNGALOW - CASTLE CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
kitchen and hallway flooded by water coming from mains water supply - water supply isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Worthing
 

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THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10024
Time: 03:57-04:53
Location: COLLEGE HOUSE - COLLEGE LANE, ARDINGLY
Incident: FLOODING
affecting 1st and ground floor of house - water supply isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out - incident handed over to college engineer - WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10026
Time: 06:39-059
Location: A264 CRAWLEY DOWN
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - one of the cars overturned and in hedgerow - no persons trapped - 1 person medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Crawley, WrL East Grinstead, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47287 / 2014
Missing Aaron Clark found safe
Missing teenager Aaron Clark, from Horsham, has been found safe and well.
Police would like to thank the public and the media for their help tracing him.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10029
Time: 09:25-10:15
Location: ART GALLERY - NORTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Smell of Smoke - fire alarm sounding - smell of smoke coming from plant room machinery - machinery isolated by WSF&RS - full search of building made using thermal imaging camera to confirm no fire situation - building naturally ventilated - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10036
Time: 10:20-11:40
Location: MEDICAL CENTRE, HIGH STREET, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in 1st floor kitchen - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Selsey
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10046
Time: 17:41-17:56
Location: HOUSE - BRIGHTON ROAD, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire involving calor gas cylinder in porch of house - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - cylinder removed from house to open air and inspected by WSF&RS - advice given - accidental - WrL Shoreham
 

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FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10079
Time: 17:24-18:24
Location: WEST CHILTINGTON ROAD, PULBOROUGH
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - 1 man released before arrival of WSF&RS - 1 woman released by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both persons left in the care of ambulance paramedics
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10081
Time: 19:02-19:022
Location: HOUSE - RAVENSWOOD ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire involving wood burning stove and towels - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - PPV fan used to ventilate smoke - accidental
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10085
Time: 19:35-19:46
Location: PLAYING FIELDS, DODSLEY LANE, MIDHURST
Incident: FIRE
bin fire extinguished by WSF&RS using 1HR - deliberate ignition
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 10088
Time: 19:43-20:26
Location: A23 SOUTHBOUND, HICKSTEAD TO MUDDLESWORTH
Incident: FIRE
car 100% destroyed by fire - fire caused by oil leaking onto engine manifold - 2BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - accidental
 
 
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