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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - MARCH 2015
 
The list below shows reported Emergency incidents for West Sussex. Not all 'call outs' are archived, only those reported.
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SUNDAY 1st MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15057
Time: 19:52-20:23
Location: HAWTHORN ROAD, WICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48415 / 2015
Time: 8pm
Location: Skinners Lane, Catsfield
Incident: Cyclist critically injured in collision
A cyclist suffered a life-threatening head injury when he was in collision with another of a group of four riders in Catsfield.
The four men were cycling in Skinners Lane shortly before 8pm when two of them collided and fell from their bikes. One, a 43-year-old man from Catsfield, suffered a minor head injury, while the other, a 52-year-old man also from Catsfield, sustained serious injuries, including a fractured pelvis and spine and internal injuries, along with the life-threatening head injury. He was airlifted to St George's Hospital in London.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the group of cyclists around that time or has information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48428 / 2015
Catsfield cyclist crash victim dies
The cyclist who sustained serious injuries when he was in collision with another cyclist in Catsfield has now died.
Martin Leonard, 52, of Skinners Lane, Catsfield, was airlifted to St George's Hospital in London but sadly died on Tuesday afternoon, 3 March.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48489 / 2015
Date Added- 10 March 2015
Family pay tribute to man killed in Catsfield crash
The family of a cyclist who died after colliding with another rider have paid tribute to him.
Martin Leonard, 52, of Skinners Lane, Catsfield, was cycling with three other men in Skinners Lane on 1 March when he collided with one of the others and they fell from their bikes. He was flown to St George's Hospital in London with head injuries, a fractured pelvis and spine and internal injuries but died on 3 March.
His wife, Nicola Leonard, speaking on behalf of the family, said- "We are so grateful for the overwhelming kindness and generosity of our friends, family and the people from the local community at this difficult time. Martin was a strong family man with strong family ties. He was a loving son, brother and the best dad ever. He was taken from us far too soon. He was happy, cheeky, spiritual, kind, thoughtful, imaginative, creative, generous, hard-working, friendly, sociable and funny - he always made people smile.
Martin would always make time for a chat and would offer words of wisdom or lend a helping hand whenever he could. He has touched so many people's lives in so many ways. He believed in recycling everything and that nothing should go to waste. He always felt he needed to give something back and gave to charities such as WaterAid and the RSPB.
He did that in life but that has also continued in his passing. He wanted his organs donated after his death and so far he has saved the lives of six people because of that - and the list is growing. Martin has inspired us with his legacy. His presence is all around us, now and forever. We love you Martin."
Police are still looking for anyone who saw the collision happen.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Martin Leonard

 

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MONDAY 2 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48419 / 2015
Wine stolen from warehouses in Mid Sussex
Sussex Police are investigating two thefts of wine in the last week.
At 8.45am on Friday 27 February a burglary was reported at a vineyard in Foxhole Lane, Bolney.
More than 4,000 bottles of wine with a total estimated value of more than £80,000 were stolen by intruders who broke into a warehouse.
Around 9am on Monday, March 2 it was reported there had been a burglary at the DF Warehouse in Brighton Road, Pease Pottage. A worker arrived on Monday morning and found 350 cases of Bottega Gold sparkling wine and 20 to 25 cases of Bottega Rose had been stolen. It is estimated to be worth more than £10,000.
Anyone with information, who saw anything suspicious in either area or have been offered any Bottega for sale should call 101
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15080
Time: 12:05-12:31
Location: SCRAP YARD - CHARTWELL ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire involving fuel under scrap car - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - inspection only - 1 man with minor burn injury - no medical treatment required - accidental - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48414 / 2015
Report received- 02 March 2015
CCTV image of man connected to scams in Crawley
Police are hoping someone can help them identify this man believed to be connected with telephone and courier frauds recently in Crawley.
On the evening of Thursday, 26 February an 85-year-old woman from Epsom Road was coerced into handing over her bank cards to a courier which were used to withdraw £600 cash and purchase over £3,000 worth of goods.

A 73-year-old man from Forge Lane was contacted by phone around midday on Friday, 27 February by a man claiming to be from a fraud squad and said that his card has been used in London. He was then tricked into believing he was talking to Barclays Bank and was convinced to hand over his bank cards to a courier and £3,900 later on that afternoon.
On 23 February a 95-year-old man from The Birches received a call claiming the victim had money which was connected to a robbery. He then passed over around £2,000 to a man who he was told would come to the door.
The suspect subsequently made large purchases at a variety of stores and withdrawals at a number of cash machines in the Crawley area and used telephone banking to try and move thousands of pounds out of the victims' accounts.
Anyone who thinks they can help in identifying this man is asked to call police on 101 quoting serial 1074 of 26/02.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15092
Time: 16:31-16:55
Location: CAPEL ROAD, RUSPER
Incident: RTC
involving a light van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48413 / 2015
Report received- 02 March 2015
WANTED - Tomasz Skowron
Police are seeking a Worthing man who failed to appear for his trial on money laundering charges.
27-year old Tomasz Skowron, unemployed, a Polish national, whose last known address was in Meredith Road, Worthing, failed to appear for trial on money laundering charges at Chichester Crown Court on 26 January, and a new date for trial was set for 5 May.
Skowron is described as white, 5'11", of broad build, with short straight brown hair and blue eyes.
Police believe he may currently be in the Worthing or Bognor areas.
He is charged with money laundering a total of £113,796.52 obtained by fraud from several overseas companies between February and March 2012.
Agneiszka Skowron [female], unemployed, also a Polish national, 40, of Clarence Road, Bognor, is currently on bail awaiting trial for the same offence. The couple are not related. The prosecution follows an investigation by the Economic Crime Unit of Sussex Police.
A Restraint Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act [POCA] has been issued by the court for £74,296.52 traced by police during the investigation.
Anyone who sees Skowron or knows where he may be, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 146 of 4/4/2012 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48417 / 2015
Report received- 02 March 2015
WANTED - James Tupper - £250 reward
James Tupper is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his release from prison.
The 31-year-old, was released partway through a sentence for possession of a firearm on 29 December.
However he has failed to keep appointments with his probation worker and to live where it was agreed he would so has now been recalled to prison to complete his sentence.
Police have put up a £250 reward for information that leads to his arrest. If you have any idea where he could be, please get in touch immediately.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 474 of 09/01 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48461 / 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses after death of Henfield woman
Johanna Moulds, of Wantley Hill Estate, Henfield, was walking behind a black Honda CRV when she fell to the ground in the High Street, Henfield, at about 10.45am on Friday 30 January.
The 79-year-old was taken to Worthing Hospital for treatment for a fractured hip. Although her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, she was readmitted to hospital days later and died today.
PC Doug Park said: "We need to speak to anyone who saw what happened or Mrs Moulds on the ground. If you were in High Street at the time please contact us."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 385 of 30/01 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48476 / 2015
Family pay tribute to Johanna Moulds
Date Added 09 March 2015
The family of a woman from Henfield who died in hospital have paid tribute to her.
The family of Mrs Moulds have released a statement as a memorial to her.
They said- "Jo will forever be remembered as the lady that gave her all. She was loving, caring, considerate and generous. She was a mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an amazing friend to all that knew her and leaves behind her brother, her six children, her 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Jo has always stood out, even with her tiny stature. Her smile, her gentleness, her compassion, her love for life and the love for her family and friends are just a few of the great attributes she had - not forgetting her immaculate nails too. When Jo passed she was surrounded by her family, love and admiration. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that should never have been."
The funeral will be held at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Tanyards, Henfield, at 10am on 17 March.
The favourite place for Mrs Moulds to visit was Monkey World in Dorset and her family have suggested that instead of flowers, any donations could be made to the charity at www.justgiving.com/tjcmf
Police need to speak to anyone who saw what happened or Mrs Moulds on the ground. If you were in High Street at the time please call 101 quoting serial 385 of 30/01

Johanna Moulds

 

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TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15110
Time: 03:42-04:55
Location: GROUND FLOOR RESTAURANT - BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing - fire in restaurant kitchen - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - restaurant ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx2
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48434 / 2015
Time: 6.15am
Location: One Stop, Lambs Farm Road, Horsham
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Horsham
Police are appealing for information into a robbery in Horsham.
The robbery happened at 6.15am at the One Stop on Lambs Farm Road when three men came into the shop and demanded money. The women were forced into a room and made to hand over cash.
Detective Sergeant Dan Gower said: "No weapons were seen and thankfully the two women workers weren't hurt but they were very shaken. One man was described as black, in his late 30s, stocky, with a London accent, wearing all black clothes with blue mesh gloves. The second man was described as Asian, slim, between 25 to 40, wearing a green jacket and surgical gloves. The third man was also described as Asian, around 30, wearing all black also with blue mesh gloves."
Police are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious or was in the area of the shop at the time to please contact them on 101 quoting serial 128 of 03/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15115
Time: 07:31-07:50
Location: HOUSE - RUSHAMS ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in log burner in lounge - burning material removed and chimney inspected by WSFRS using thermal imaging camera - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48426 / 2015
Crawley man jailed and ordered to pay over £80,000
A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 20-months imprisonment following his failure to pay an outstanding confiscation order.
Naz Ahmed, of Cotton Walk, Crawley appeared in front of Magistrates and was sentenced the same day.
The pre-existing confiscation order related to his conviction in July 2011 for drug trafficking offences in the Crawley area in 2010. Ahmed was ordered to pay the total £80,490.00 by a Cconfiscation Order issued at Birmingham Crown Court in November 2012 following an investigation by the Sussex Police Serious Organised Crime Unit.
For further information visit the SEROCU website
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48428 / 2015
Catsfield cyclist crash victim dies
The cyclist who sustained serious injuries when he was in collision with another cyclist in Catsfield, Sunday evening 1 March, has died.
Martin Leonard, 52, of Skinners Lane, Catsfield, was cycling with three other men in Skinners Lane when he collided with one of the others and they both fell from their bikes.
Mr Leonard was airlifted to St George's Hospital in London but sadly died on Tuesday afternoon, 3 March.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48425 / 2015
Report received- 03 March 2015
Man arrested in connection with Horsham courier fraud
A man has been arrested in connection with a courier fraud in Horsham.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested in London on suspicion of fraud by false representation.
Police are investigating a fraud where a 64-year-old woman from Horsham has been conned into believing her card had been used fraudulently in London and thought she checked with the police that the phone call was genuine. She handed £4,000 over to a man she thought was a courier for the police. The man remains in custody in London.
 
SURREY POLICE report
Vintage Ford Mexico stolen
Surrey detectives are appealing for help after a rare vintage Ford Mexico was stolen in a ram raid at a sports car showroom in Ripley last night.
The vintage racing car, valued at £120,000, was targeted in the break-in at the Trackspeed Classic car showroom in Portsmouth Road at 9.19pm when it was chained to a Land Rover used to smash the showroom windows.
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WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2015


 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48433 / 2015
Search for missing man
Police and other agencies are searching for a 62-year-old man who was reported missing from his Sussex home when he failed to return from a shopping trip yesterday.
David Bishop, who is known to be depressed following the return of cancer first diagnosed in 2011, was last seen at 9.30am, together with his pet Yorkshire terrier. His white Mini car was later found parked and unattended at Beachy Head.
An extensive search for Mr Bishop has been made by police - both on the ground and by helicopter - coastguards, lifeboat crews and the Beachy Head chaplains, and hotels, taxis and other businesses have been contacted for any sightings of Mr Bishop.
He is described as a white man, 5'9", of medium build, clean shaven with brown eyes and receding grey hair. He was last seen wearing a blue anorak, black jogging bottoms, a maroon woollen hat and brown suede shoes.
Inspector Adam Hays, of Sussex Police, said: "Search efforts along the coastline have been hampered by high tides, but these are due to resume at low water."
Anyone who may have seen Mr Bishop or who may know of his whereabouts is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 829 of 3/3.


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15142
Time: 08:21-09:00
Location: RECYCLING CENTRE - STANE STREET, WESTHAMPNETT NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Smell of smoke - fire alarm sounding - fire in battery backup unit in ground floor computer room of administration building - electrics isolated by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48438 / 2015
Time: 5.17pm
Location: Hollywood Nails, High St., Hailsham
Incident: Three in hospital after Hailsham nail bar fire
A man and a baby remain critically ill in hospital after a fire in a nail bar in Hailsham.
Emergency services were called to Hollywood Nails in High Street at 5.17pm where the man and baby, along with a woman were all found with burns following a fire in the property, which had been extinguished.
All three were initially taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with the baby, a boy aged five months, being transferred to the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton before being moved to a specialist burns unit at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He is described as critically ill with life-changing injuries, but has shown some improvement overnight.
The man has been transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead where he is being treated for life-threatening burn injuries. The woman remains in hospital in Brighton with serious injuries.
Detective Inspector Andy Harbour said: "We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this distressing incident and we are working with colleagues from the fire service and specialist forensic investigators to piece together exactly what happened. Understandably, this has attracted a lot of interest locally, but I would like to reassure people that this incident was confined to these three people who are all known to each other. There has also been speculation about their injuries, but we are confident that these were caused by a short-lived fire.
If anyone has any information about the incident, please call 101 quoting Operation Arizona.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48447 / 2015
Assault investigation following Hailsham nail bar fire
UPDATE
Detectives investigating a fire at a nail bar in Hailsham have revealed that a man fighting for his life in hospital is being treated as a suspect.
The 50-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and five-month-old baby boy were all taken to hospital following the fire in an upstairs room above Hollywood Nails in High Street around 5.15pm. All three were initially taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with the baby being transferred to the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton before being moved to a specialist burns unit at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He is critically ill with life-changing injuries, but has shown some improvement and is described as stable. The man has been transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead where he is being treated for life-threatening burn injuries. The woman remains in hospital in Brighton with serious injuries, also burns, but is described as stable.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark O'Brien said: "While we have ruled out the involvement of anyone else in this incident, the information we have so far has led us to treat the man as a suspect in an assault investigation. He has not been arrested as he remains critically ill in hospital."
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR51054 / 2016
Report received: 18 January 2016 16:00
Nail bar owner found guilty of attempted murder
A man has been found guilty of trying to kill his wife and son by setting fire to their nail bar business in Hailsham.
Ducbac Vuong, 52, known as Sammi, was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder at Hollywood Nails in High Street, Hailsham. Lewes Crown Court heard that emergency services were called to the business at 5.17pm to reports of a fire and a man, woman and baby suffering severe burns. The fire had damaged the nail bar itself, the staff area and the upstairs flat.
On Monday 18 January 2016 he was found guilty of two charges of attempted murder.
It is believed that Vuong attempted to try and kill his wife, Tram, known as Naomi, who was 21, and their son, who was five months at the time, and seriously injure himself by starting the fire with acetone liquid. The liquid was poured and ignited by Vuong, blocking all the access points from the nail bar and upstairs accommodation, where the family lived. All three were badly injured with burns and were taken to hospital to be treated.
Vuong suffered 47 per cent burns to his legs, chest and hands and was hospitalised for four months and originally given only a 50 per cent chance of surviving. Naomi and the child also suffered severe burns and have undergone months of treatment.
Vuong has always denied the offences and claimed he had no idea how the fire started. However CCTV showed him shutting the door to the nail bar after his wife tried to raise the alarm and giving a thumbs up to passers-by who had tried to help.
Body worn video, captured by officers first on the scene which was shown to the jury, caught conversations between the 52-year-old and Naomi in their native Vietnamese. The 22-year-old is heard to say "You can kill me, how can you kill our little one?"
Vuong was remanded in custody for psychiatric reports and will be sentenced on 29 February.
Video of Vuong in the shop at the time of the fire can be viewed at https://youtu.be/MsSHccijhJo
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR51402 / 2016
Report received: 01 April 2016
Hailsham nail bar fire man jailed for 22 years
A man is facing 22 years in prison after being found guilty of trying to kill his wife and son by setting fire to their nail bar business in Hailsham last year.
Ducbac Vuong, 52, known as Sammi, was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder at Hollywood Nails in High Street, Hailsham, on March 4 last year.
A jury at Lewes Crown Court heard that emergency services were called to the business at 5.17pm to reports of a fire and a man, woman and baby suffering severe burns. The fire had damaged the nail bar itself, the staff area and the upstairs flat.
On Monday January, 18 he was found guilty of two charges of attempted murder.
On Friday 1 April 2016, he reappeared at Lewes Crown Court for sentencing.
Detective Sergeant Dave Tye, who led the investigation, said: "Vuong has claimed to be the hero in suffering burns while putting the fire out but it was clear to us that he had set fire to the nail bar in an attempt to kill those inside at the time. He will now spend 22 years behind bars for his actions that day, but his victims will have to live with their injuries, both physical and mental for the rest of their lives."


 

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THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48444 / 2015
Time: 1.05pm
Location: A27, Fishbourne
Incident: Lorry collision closes A27 at Chichester
Police are asking drivers to try and avoid the A27 at Fishbourne following a serious collision between at lorry and a car.
The lorry has jack knifed blocking the road at the Fishbourne roundabout eastbound. The woman driver of the car has suffered a serious injury and has been flown by the air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. The lorry driver was not hurt.
The road is closed eastbound and is not likely to re-open for at least another two hours. It is open westbound but is heavily congested. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15188
Time: 13:15-13:55
Location: A27 TESCO ROUNDABOUT, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and HGV - 1 woman extricated from car by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by air ambulance - WrLx3, HRT x1
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48455 / 2015
Location: A27, Chichester
Incident: Police seek witnesses to car and lorry collision
A collision between a car and an articulated lorry transporting a mobile home near Chichester caused significant traffic delays on the A27 eastbound.
Roads feeding into the Fishbourne roundabout also suffered delays and congestion while emergency services dealt with the incident.
The driver of the car, a white Nissan Juke, suffered serious injuries. A 32-year-old woman from Waterlooville, Hampshire, she was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance. The lorry driver, a 55-year-old man from Hull in Yorkshire, suffered shock. He was driving one of two vehicles transporting mobile homes.
Sergeant Tony Crisp, of the Arundel Road Policing Unit, said: "I understand the woman who was seriously injured is now making a recovery. The incident caused huge tailbacks in the area, with eastbound traffic queued for several miles back to the Sussex-Hampshire border. Unfortunately, with a huge lorry and its load to recover, the scene to be examined and cleared, and the need to bring in the air ambulance helicopter, we were unable to reopen the carriageway for a good five hours. I would like to thank motorists who were caught up in the jam for their patience and understanding."
The crash occurred shortly after 1pm and police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, to contact them. They can do so by phoning 101, quoting Operation Newling or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15190
Time: 15:02-15:40
Location: MID TERRACED HOUSE - PEMBROKE WAY, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
dishwasher on fire in kitchen - 2BA, 1HR and 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSFRS - dishwasher removed from house - 5% of kitchen damaged by fire - remainder damaged by smoke - accidental - WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15192
Time: 15:27-16:08
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD WOODMANCOTE, HENFIELD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 elderly woman assisted from car by WSFRS - woman and 1 man medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - police in attendance for traffic control - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48449 / 2015
WANTED - Oliver Dennis
Police are currently searching for Hailsham man who is wanted on warrant for breaching a court order.
The 18-year-old also failed to appear at Eastbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 3 March in relation to a burglary charge.
He is described as 5'11", with dark brown hair and has a small scar above his right eyebrow. He has links to the Hailsham area.
Anyone who sees Dennis should call 999 immediately. If you have less urgent information call 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Further information

Oliver Dennis

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15199
Time: 17:03-17:55
Location: BUSINESS UNIT - FLEMING WAY, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
single storey building used as electrical test facility - fire in small electrical item - 2BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - 100% of building damaged by smoke - accidental - WrLx2
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48456 / 2015
Time: 8.20pm
Location: Findon Road, Findon Valley
Incident: Armed robbery at Betfred
At 8.20pm two men entered Betfred, in Findon Road, Findon Valley, threatened with handguns a lone male staff member who was working there, and a customer who was also present. The men stole several hundred pounds in cash, together with a mobile phone belonging to the member of staff.
One of the robbers demanded that the sole customer, a 29-year man, turn out his pockets, and when the man refused the robber struck him on the hand with the gun causing a cut for which the victim was treated at Worthing Hospital. No shots were fired and the men ran out. No vehicle was seen
Both suspects are described as white. One 5'8"-5'10"of medium build, wearing dark trousers and shoes, and a casual top with a scarf or similar covering his face. The second was 6'-6'2" of stocky build, wearing blue jeans, dark shoes and a dark top. He too had an items concealing his face. It is believed both suspects were wearing gloves.
If you were in the area and saw these two men, either on foot or perhaps with a vehicle, please contact police on 101, quoting serial 1561 of 5/3 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15213
Time: 01:31-02:46
Location: HOUSE - LINGFIELD ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - tumble dryer on fire in kitchen - 10% of ground floor damaged by fire - 50% of ground floor damaged by smoke - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSFRS - smoke ventilated using PPV fan - electrics isolated and tumble dryer removed from house - accidental - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - WrLx2, Red Cross Support Unit
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WSF&RS report
Report - Ref: PR 7099

Family has lucky escape after tumble dryer catches fire
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is again urging people to be aware of the fire risks of tumble dryers after a family had a lucky escape in East Grinstead in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters were called to a semi-detached house on Lingfield Road just after 1.30am this morning when a tumble dryer left running overnight caught fire and caused serious damage to a family's home.
The occupants, a family of three generations, were all in bed asleep but thankfully the house was fitted with two working smoke alarms which activated and alerted them to the developing fire. This gave the whole family the time they needed to escape safely and call 999. A fire crew from East Grinstead was on the scene just 8 minutes later.
On arrival, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house to find the ground floor heavily smoke logged. The fire was rapidly extinguished using a hose reel and covering jet but the ground floor was left badly damaged by fire and smoke. The tumble dryer was taken outside and the property was ventilated. Support and assistance for the occupants of the property was provided by the Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service.
Roger Langridge, the Crew Commander in charge of the incident, said afterwards:
"We're extremely relieved that this family all managed to escape unhurt. This is another example of where a working smoke alarm has made a life-saving difference. In this incident, everyone was asleep in bed and had there been no early warning from the smoke alarms, this fire could have had tragic consequences. We would strongly advise people not to put electrical appliances like tumble dryers, washing machines or dishwashers on overnight or when they are out. These appliances contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that can get very hot. They should always be positioned and operated in a well-ventilated area of the house."
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48457 / 2015
MISSING - Gary Wright
The 29-year-old has gone missing from his home and police are becoming concerned for his welfare.
He was last seen and spoken to on Tuesday, 3 March and police are becoming worried as he has never been missing before.
If you have seen Gary or know where he could be please call 101 quoting serial 1368 of 03/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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Missing Brighton man Gary Wright found safe
The 29-year-old was located in Glasgow on Saturday, 7 March.
Thank you to the public and the media for their help tracing him.

Gary Wright

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15231
Time: 15:34-16:42
Location: OFF ARDINGLY ROAD, HOATHLEY
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
elderly horse trapped in swamp - horse rescued by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and checked by vet - TRU Officers
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15239
Time: 19:10-19:43
Location: REAR OF HOUSE - LEWES ROAD, LINDFIELD
Incident: FIRE
barbeque cylinder on fire in greenhouse - 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15245
Time: 22:51-23:03
Location: RACECOURSE ROAD, GOODWOOD
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - driver released before arrival of WSFRS - police and ambulance in attendance - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48450 / 2015
WANTED - Gavin George Collett
Police in Brighton are seeking a man who is suspected of harassing a Portslade woman he met on-line, and of smashing her car window.
The man police want to interivew, Gavin George Collett, who is also known as Rogerson, is white, 32, 6' tall and of muscular build. He frequents the Brighton and Worthing areas.
DC Stewart Cameron said; "Collett is already the subject of court-issued Restraining Orders and one Non-Molestation Order over six women he has previously met in Sussex through on-line dating websites."
Anyone who sees this man, or knows where he may be, is advised not to approach him but to dial 999 or call police on 101 quoting serial 1224 of 5/3
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Gavin Collett

 

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SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48466 / 2015
Time: 2.30am
Location: North Bersted Street & Rowan Way, Bognor Regis
Incident: Woman seriously hurt in Bognor collision
A 26-year-old Bognor Regis woman suffered serious head and neck injuries after a car in which she was a passenger collided with a brick wall and a roadsign at the junction of North Bersted Street and Rowan Way, Bognor Regis, in the early hours.
She was airlifted by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where she has been detained for treatment.
She was one of five people in a silver MG ZR driven by a 22-year-old Bognor Regis man. He was treated at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, for minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and has since been bailed until 15 April while enquiries continue. Also treated at St Richards for minor injuries was a 23-year-old Bognor Regis man who had been a passenger in the car.
Anyone who saw what happened, or who noticed the silver MG ZR being driven in the preceding period, is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Ashbrook.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48488 / 2015
Police release efit of Westergate burglary suspect
Date Added 11 March 2015
Police have released an efit of an intruder who was found in the bedroom of a house in Westergate, Chichester.
The householder returned to her home in Nyton Road at 2pm and heard a noise upstairs. She went to investigate and found a man in the bedroom. He ran past her, jumped out of the bathroom window and made off across the fields behind Barnetts Field and Victoria Gardens in Westergate.
Officers attended and a dog unit tracked the suspect to Westergate Church, from where it is thought he may have driven off in a car. The intruder had made an untidy search of three bedrooms and stole some Euros.
He is described as white, aged between 30 and 40 , 6', of slim build and with short, dark hair. He was

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wearing a dark coloured lightweight jacket and trousers. It is possible the suspect had a vehicle which may have been parked nearby.
If anyone saw a man matching the description in the area of Westergate who was acting suspiciously or leaving in a hurry between 1.30pm and 2pm on Saturday 7 March please phone 101, quoting serial 0807 of 07/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15249
Time: 04:10-04:40
Location: CAR PARK OFF BELMONT STREET, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
10 metres of fence and 3 wheelie bins destroyed by fire - radiated heat damage to guttering down pipe of neighbouring theatre - 2HRs used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48478 / 2015
Time: 4pm
Location: A272 at Rogate, Petersfield
Incident: Woman motorcyclist seriously hurt in Rogate crash.
A 35-year-old woman motorcyclist suffered serious head and back injuries after her bike left the road and crashed into a field beside the A272 at Rogate, near Petersfield.
The woman, from Reading in Berkshire, had been riding a red Honda CBR600 in company with another motorcyclist who was some way ahead when the incident occurred 300 metres west of the Parsonage Estate, Rogate, shortly before 4pm.
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance was called in and the woman was airlifted to St George's Hospital, London, where she has been detained for treatment. No other vehicle was involved.
Anyone who saw what happened or noticed the motorcyclist shortly before the crash is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 965 of 7/3.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15273
Time: 16:25-17:27
Location: A272 ROGATE
Incident: RTC
involving motorbike off road and into field - female motorcyclist treated at the scene by HEMs Dr assisted by WSFRS and taken to hospital by air ambulance - WrLx1
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15274
Time: 17:01-17:25
Location: FIELD OFF LAMBLEYS LANE, NORTH OF A27 SOMPTING
Incident: AIRCRAFT CRASH LAND
light aircraft crash landed into field - pilot self released before arrival of WSFRS - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx1, HRTx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48464 / 2015
MISSING - Marcel Coley
Marcel Coley has gone missing from his home in Pulborough and police are becoming concerned for his welfare.
Marcel was last seen at 8.30am on Thursday, 5 March in Hove.
Police believe Marcel could be somewhere in Brighton and Hove and although there is nothing to suggest he is in any danger they need to find him to make sure he is ok. He has never been reported missing before.
Marcel is only 14 but looks older than he is.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 343 of 06/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48467 / 2015
Marcel Coley found safe and well
Marcel Coley, 14, reported missing from his home near Pulborough on Thursday, 5 March, was found safe and well on Sunday, 8 March. Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their help in locating him.

Marcel Coley

RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 6pm
Incident: Person in water
At 6.04pm Brighton Lifeboat were tasked by Solent Coastguard after reports of a person jumping off Brighton Pier.
A crew was quickly assembled and the lifeboat made best speed to Brighton Pier where the casualty was quickly located and brought aboard. The crew began CPR on the casualty whilst the lifeboat headed back to Brighton Marina where a Lifeboat shore crew were ready to take over.
South East Coast Ambulance were soon to arrive the casualty was handed over in to their care and the casualty was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
full report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48505 / 2015
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Upper St James's Street, Brighton
Incident: Man tried to rob woman in Brighton
Police are appealing to two good citizens to come forward who intervened when a man tried to rob a woman in Brighton.
A 41-year-old woman was walking with her nine-year-old daughter on Upper St James's Street at around 7.30pm, when she was approached by a man who demanded she hand over her phone.
Two men came along and told the man to go away.
Detective Sergeant Kate Witt said: "We are keen to speak to these men who intervened who might be able to help us with our enquiries. The man is described as white, 5' 8", large with black dirty shoulder length hair with black stubble. He was wearing a black puffa style jacket and white, sports style tracksuit trousers with white laces which were being used to hold up the trousers and black trainers."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting serial 1395 of 07/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Missing Brighton man Gary Wright found safe
The 29-year-old was located in Glasgow on Saturday, 7 March.
Thank you to the public and the media for their help tracing him.
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SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15287
Time: 04:12-04:34
Location: OUTSIDE HOUSE - HIGHAMS HILL, GOSSOPS GREEN
Incident: FIRE
recycling bin on fire - guttering and fascia of house porch slightly damaged by fire - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx1
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15309
Time: 21:42-21:59
Location: ALLOTMENTS - BAKER CLOSE, SOUTHGATE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
garden equipment shed well alight - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2
 

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MONDAY 9 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15334
Time: 15:12-15:40
Location: LEWES ROAD JUNCTION WOODBURY CLOSE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving lorry, car and van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police and ambulance
WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15337
Time: 16:03-17:03
Location: FARMLAND OFF ARDINGLY ROAD, ARDINGLY
Incident: FIRE
JCB on fire - 2BA, 2HRS used by WSFRS - JCB severely damaged by fire - accidental - WrLx2
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 6.04pm
Incident: Lifeboat aids disabled boat
The Selsey Lifeboat crew were paged to go to the aid of the 35-foot motor boat, 'Suncrab', with a crew of two on board. They had reported that their tiller was jammed hard to port.
The Tyne class Lifeboat 'Voluntary Worker' launched at 6.04 p.m. and was alongside 'Suncrab' two miles south of the Lifeboat station at 6.17 p.m. she had been on passage from Cowes to Chelsea Harbour on the Thames.
The weather on scene was wind south west 4-5, sea state was moderate and the weather was overcast with drizzle. A line was passed to the boat and a tow was established between them and the Lifeboat. At 6.29 p.m. the tow commenced to Sparkes Marina located just inside Chichester Harbour. The vessel was safely berthed at 9.05 p.m. and left in the care of the Coastguard unit from Hayling Island.
full report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48480 / 2015
Time: 6.15pm
Location: A272 near Wakestone Lane
Incident: Woman seriously hurt in A272 crash near Petworth
A 26-year-old Wisborough Green woman was seriously injured after her green Isuzu Rodeo van left the road and collided with a tree. The crash occurred at about 6.15pm on the A272 between Petworth and Wisborough Green, some 60 metres east of Wakestone Lane.
The driver was cut free from the vehicle by West Sussex fire and rescue service and taken to Guildford Hospital in Surrey for treatment. Her injuries included a badly fractured left leg.
The A272 was closed for more than three hours while the incident was dealt with
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15342
Time: 18:26-19:36
Location: WAKEHURST LANE, BEDHAM
Incident: RTC
involving 4x4 car in collision with tree - female driver released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx1, HRTx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48490 / 2015
Time: 6.40pm
Location: Ladbrooks, Rowlands Road, Worthing
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to Worthing armed robbery
Police are appealing to witnesses after an armed robbery at a Worthing betting shop.
Two men, each armed with a handgun, went into Ladbrooks in Rowlands Road at 6.40pm and demanded cash from the staff member.
One of the men stole about £170 cash from the safe. No one was hurt and the shop was empty at the time.
The first man was wearing a light grey hood and scarf over his face, a black jacket, dark trousers and white trainers and the other man was wearing a black jacket with the hood up.
Police are asking for witnesses to come forward. Please contact police if you saw these men or anyone acting suspiciously in the area - call 101 quoting serial 1361 of 09/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15353
Time: 22:14-22:53
Location: COPTHORNE ROAD, COPTHORNE
Incident: FIRE
transit van destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR and dry powder extinguisher used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx1
 

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TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15357
Time: 07:25-08:59
Location: A24 SOUTHWATER
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 vans and car - 1 man released before arrival of WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 1 man extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by air ambulance - road closed for accident investigation
WrLx2, HRTx1
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48479 / 2015
A24 closed at Southwater following three vehicle collision
The A24 northbound near Southwater will be closed for the rest of the day following a serious three-vehicle collision at 7.25am.
The road needs to be resurfaced after a Ford Focus which was travelling southbound on the northbound carriageway from Southwater collided head on with a Vauxhall Combo van. A Renault van then collided with the rear of the combo van.
The driver of the Vauxhall Combo, a man aged 53 from Sompting, was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with a serious chest injury. He is in a stable condition.
The driver of the Ford Focus, a 33-year-old man from Southwater, was taken to Worthing Hospital with slight injuries. A 26-year-old man from Worthing who was driving the Renault Traffic van was taken to Worthing Hospital with slight injuries.
The A24 northbound will be closed all day while the road surface is repaired.
Police are asking for witnesses to the collision to come forward. Please call 101 quoting Operation Usher or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48497 / 2015
Date Added 11 March 2015
Driver arrested following A24 collision
The driver of a silver Ford Focus involved in a three vehicle collision on the A24 at Buck Barn on Tuesday, 10 March, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Following treatment at Worthing Hospital for minor injuries the man, from Southwater, was taken to Worthing custody centre where he was interviewed and later released on bail until 25 April while enquiries continue.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48496 / 2015
Date Added- 10 March 2015
Woman charged with stealing £85,000 from family's estate
A 45-year-old woman is to appear in court accused of stealing money from a family's estate.
Officers were contacted last year with a complaint about the way a Selsey legal firm, Coates and Co, was handling the distribution of a Middlesex woman's estate after her death.
Emma Margaret Coates, 45, of West Street, Selsey, has now been charged with fraud by abuse of position.
She was released on bail to appear at City of London Magistrates' Court on 26 March. The allegation involves the misappropriation of £85,000 from the estate between January 2013 and November 2014.
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 09:30
Incident: Shoreham inshore lifeboat launched
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of a small rowing boat possibly stuck on a sand bar with one person in the water between Lancing and Worthing. Once at Lancing it was established it was a small fishing boat which had come ashore safely. The call was of good intent. The lifeboat returned to station.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15362
Time: 10:45-11:10
Location: CAR PARK - SOMPTING ROAD, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - 3 persons medically checked at the scene by ambulance paramedics 2 of the persons then taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx1
 
REPORT
A 69-year-old man has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with his car in Bury.
The biker, a 20-year-old man from Billingshurst, suffered fatal injuries in the crash on the A29 at Bury on 24 August last year.
He was travelling with another motorcyclist, who was unhurt.
Malcolm Griffiths, of Landmark Drive, Southampton, in Bermuda, is due before Worthing magistrates on 24 March.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15380
Time: 17:04-19:00
Location: HOUSE - SCHOOL LANE, ROFFEY
Incident: FIRE
50% of ground floor kitchen damaged by fire - upstairs bathroom 50% damaged by fire spread - 20% of house damaged by smoke - 4BA, 3HRs, 1 ladder and 2 thermal imaging cameras used by WSFRS - 1 woman with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental - WrLx4, CUx1
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15383
Time: 18:01-18:59
Location: FIELD OFF FREEKS LANE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
2 tonne haystack on fire - 2HRs used - deliberate ignition - WrLx1, WrLx1 ESFRS
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48494 / 2015
MISSING - Skye Talmey
Police are growing concerned for a teenager who has gone missing from Lancing.
Skye Talmey, 16, was last seen when she left her home on Friday 6 March, at around 4pm. A friend saw her in Worthing on Saturday but she has not returned home. She was last seen wearing a school uniform but Police believe she has taken a change of clothing.
Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts please phone 101 quoting serial 1730 of 06/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48509 / 2015
Missing Lancing teenager Skye Talmey found
Missing Lancing teenager Skye Talmey has been found safe and well in Hove.
Sixteen-year-old Skye was last seen when she left her home on Friday 6 March, at around 4pm.
She was found on Thursday morning, 12 March
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15386
Time: 21:07-21:43
Location: BALCOMBE ROAD, HORLEY
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and into ditch - 2 persons release by FRS - 1 person extricated and taken to hospital by ambulance
WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15389
Time: 21:53-22:08
Location: SHOP - HIGH STREET, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with shop window - 1 man and 1 woman released from car before arrival of WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe - incident left with store management and police - WrLx1
 

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WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15404
Time: 13:20-13:30
Location: NEWLANDS ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - one car left the scene before arrival of WSFRS - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
Police charge ten over alleged organised car theft
Date Added 11 March 2015
Police in Brighton have made ten arrests in an investigation into a car theft gang believed responsible for crimes across the South Coast.
The intelligence-led investigation targeted suspects based in East Brighton, in relation to at least 12 thefts of cars, ten burglaries, in nine of which cars were stolen, some by theft of keys, nine thefts from vehicles, and two offences of possessing property suspected to come from crime, the owners of which have not yet been traced - all during the past four months.
On Monday and Tuesday, 9 and 10 March, officers from the Brighton Organised Crime Investigation Team made ten arrests on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and to handle stolen goods
Their alleged criminal activity included the sale of property, such as valuable hand tools and laptops, that the thieves found in the cars and of some high value cars themselves. During the operation. codenamed Drill, twelve stolen vehicles have been so far been recovered by police.
Detective Inspector Julie Wakeford said: "This has been a complex investigation which is continuing, and involves the use of sophisticated intelligence gathering techniques. Car theft is not endemic in this area, but it can have a serious impact on victims. We are determined to ensure we take every opportunity to disrupt this type of crime. We worked alongside our colleagues in the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit during the investigation and will continue to join our efforts in order to tackle any organised crime groups."
The following nine people were charged with conspiracy to convert criminal property. Seven appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Tuesday 10 March and the eight and ninth, Westein and Nye, appeared in custody today. The case was committed to Lewes Crown Court for an initial appearance there by eight defendants on 26 March and one of them on 19 March.
William Westein, 18, of Theobald House, Blackman Street, Brighton, is remanded in prison custody.
Marcus Nye, 22, of Whitehawk Way, Brighton, is remanded in prison custody
Guiseppe Baker, 19, of Romsey Close, Brighton, is remanded in prison custody
Four 17-year old boys from Brighton on court bail
Bradley Martin, 19, of Whitehawk Way, Brighton, is on court bail
Lewis Gent, 22, of Robertson Road, Brighton, is on court bail
Henry King, 18, of Ninfield Place, Brighton, is on court bail.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48540 / 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: Ifield Drive
Incident: Woman attacked in Ifield
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 44-year-old woman who was attacked in Ifield Drive, Ifield.
The victim was walking a dog between 7pm and 7.30pm when she was approached by a man known to her. She was punched and knocked to the ground sustaining cuts and bruises.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this assault, especially an elderly couple who helped the victim.
A 43-year-old man from Crawley, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was questioned and released on bail until Thursday 2 April.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1418 of 11/03
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15426
Time: 08:19-09:55
Location: HOUSE - STANE STREET, PULBOROUGH
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - difficult chimney - chimney equipment, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - A29 partially closed by police - WrL Storrington, ALP Worthing, L4T Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15434
Time: 11:24-13:15
Location: AMBERSHAM COMMON OFF NEW ROAD, HEYSHOTT
Incident: FIRE
approx 3 acres of heathland severely damaged by fire - 3HRs, 1 fogging system, beaters and backpack water sprayers used by WSFRS - accidental
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst, WrL Chichester, L4T Chichester, L4T Petworth, WrC Haslemere
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48509 / 2015
Missing Lancing teenager Skye Talmey found
Date Added 12 March 2015 13:28
Missing Lancing teenager Skye Talmey has been found safe and well in Hove.
Sixteen-year-old Skye was last seen when she left her home on Friday 6 March, at around 4pm.
She was found on Thursday morning, 12 March
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48513 / 2015
Date Added 12 March 2015 15:05
WANTED - Ashley Symes
Police are looking for Lancing man Ashley Symes who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.
Symes was jailed for four years for burglary in February 2012.
The 49-year-old has links to Broadbridge Heath and is believed to be in either the Horsham or Worthing areas.
He is described as 5'11", of thin build, with dark brown hair.
Anyone who sees Symes or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting serial 437 05/03
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48515 / 2015
Ashley Symes arrested
Police have arrested Lancing man Ashley Symes who was wanted on recall to prison.
Symes was jailed for four years for burglary in February 2012.
The 49-year-old was arrested in Horsham this evening and is being returned to prison.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48517 / 2015
Time: 4.30pm
Location: McColls, Manor Parade, Worthing
Incident: Worthing armed robbery
Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a convenience store in Worthing.
Officers were called to McColls on Manor Parade shortly after 4.30pm to the robbery. A man had entered the shop, wearing all black with his face covered by a balaclava, threatened the shop worker with a knife and demanded she hand over money. He took money from a till and left on an old childs bike towards Salvington Road and into Pond Lane. Thankfully the shop worker wasn't hurt but extremely shaken by what happened. A witness saw the man leaving the shop and was able to descibe him as white, between 35 and 40, around 5'8" with thick dark hair cut into a bowl cut. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and joggers.
Anyone with information or saw the man cycling away in the area is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1106 of 12/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48523 / 2015
Teenager from Wales could be in Crawley
Police are appealing for help to trace a missing teenager from Tredegar, Gwent who may be in Sussex.
Daniel Goodman, 17, was last seen at 4pm on Thursday 6 March outside Crawley Railway Station. Daniel has links to the Sussex area and it is believed that he may have intended to visit a girlfriend in Crawley on the afternoon that he went missing. He failed to return home when expected and concerns were raised when it was realised that Daniel had made a series of missed calls to family that afternoon. He has not made contact since that day and police would like to check on his welfare.
Daniel is 5'10" of slim build with short brown straight hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black puffer jacket, blue jeans, blue and white trainers and a red wool beanie hat.
If you see him or know of his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting serial 194 of 8/3.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48526 / 2015
Missing teenager from Gwent found in Worthing
Missing teenager Daniel Goodman from Tredegar, Gwent has been found in Worthing.
The 17-year-old, was last seen at 4pm on Thursday 6 March outside Crawley Railway Station.
He was found on Friday morning, 13 March.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48531 / 2015
MISSING - Janet Muller
Police are concerned for the welfare of Janet Muller who has gone missing from the Millview Hospital, Nevill Avenue, Hove.
Janet, 21, who is from Eastbourne, was last seen at the hospital at 10pm. She is described as 5'7", slim, with dark brown shoulder length afro style hair, and was thought to be wearing black clothing.
Police are concerned for Janet's well being as she has mental health issues.
Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts are asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1599 of 12/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Janet was sadly found murdered, 13 March click for information click for information

Janet Muller

 

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FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15476
Time: 12:41-13:15
Location: A24 SOUTH OF BUCK BARN, CROSSROADS
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 person trapped - person extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15488
Time: 14:24-15:50
Location: REAR OF GOLF CLUB - RUSPER ROAD, IFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE FATAL
car 100% destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - sadly 1 fatality found in boot space - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48525 / 2015
Time: 2pm
Location: Ifield Golf Club, Rusper Road
Incident: Murder investigation launched after body found in burning car in Ifield
Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in a dumped burning car in Ifield near Horsham.
Shortly after 2pm a Volkswagen Jetta car parked close to Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road was reported to be on fire. When fire crews attended, they found a body in the boot of the car. Detectives are now trying to identify the body. They are yet to determine the gender. The vehicle suffered extensive fire damage.
A post-mortem on the body is due to take place Saturday, 14 March.
A 34-year-old woman from Dulwich, London, has been arrested on suspicion for conspiracy to murder and is currently in custody.
Anyone who has any information about the car or saw it being abandoned and set on fire is asked to contact police.
Call 101 quoting Operation Maderia or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48529 / 2015
Report received- 15 Mar 2015 16:15
Man wanted in connection with Ifield murder
Police have named a man they urgently need to speak to in connection with a murder investigation where a body was found in a burning car in Ifield.
Detectives are looking for Christopher Raymond Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, from the Lewisham area of London and need to hear from anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has any information about him.
Shortly after 2pm on Friday, 13 March, a Volkswagen Jetta car parked close to Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road was reported to be on fire. When fire crews attended, they found a body in the boot of the car, which had suffered extensive fire damage.
A post mortem has revealed the body is that of a woman, possibly aged in her 20s. The cause of death has been given as smoke inhalation. Officers are still trying to identify who she is.
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: "We need to urgently trace Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw in connection with this murder inquiry.
A young woman has died in horrific circumstances. If anyone has any knowledge of where this man
WANTED- Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw
is or may know the identity of the victim, please come forward. Also we would like to hear from anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously or the vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta, in Rusper Road, Ifield on 13 March between 2pm and 3pm."
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw is described as 6', of stocky build with dark hair, and has a stubbly goatee beard. A 34-year-old woman from Dulwich, London, who was arrested on suspicion for conspiracy to murder, has been released on bail until 30 March.
If you see Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw do not approach him. Dial 999.
Otherwise call Sussex police on 101 quoting Operation Maderia or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48547 / 2015
Man arrested on suspicion of Ifield murder
Date Added 17 March 2015 08:18
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder of a woman in the Ifield murder inquiry.
The man from London was detained on Tuesday 17 March. He is now in custody awaiting questioning.
Around 2.30pm on Friday, 13 March, a Volkswagen Jetta car parked close to Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road near Horsham was reported to be on fire. Fire crews found a body in the boot of the car. A post mortem has revealed the body is that of a young woman. The cause of death has been given as smoke inhalation. Officers are still trying to identify who she is.
Anyone who has any information about her identity is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Maderia
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48555 / 2015
Date Added- 18 March 2015 16:39
Ifield murder investigation, Man charged
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found in a burning car in Ifield.
The body of Janet Muller was discovered in the vehicle in Rusper Road on Friday, 3 March, shortly after 2.30pm.
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, is accused of killing Janet, a 21-year-old student from Eastbourne. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 19 March. 'Miss Muller was reporting missing from Mill View Hospital in Nevill Avenue, Hove, on Thursday, 12 March. She was a University of Brighton student studying at the Eastbourne campus. The cause of death has been given as smoke inhalation. 'Policeare still appealing for information from anyone who may have seen Janet on Thursday, 12 March. She was last seen at Mill View at 10.15pm.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Madeira or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Janet Muller
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48586 / 2015
Further man charged
Date Added 20 March 2015 17:16
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the Ifield murder.
The man from London is in custody.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 9 April.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49194 / 2015
Report received: 27 May 2015
Murder victim's funeral to be held in Berlin
The funeral of Janet Müller, whose body was found in a burnt out car in Ifield on 13 March, is in Berlin, Germany, on Friday 29 May.
Police are still very keen to learn about her last movements between leaving Millview Hospital in Portslade and the discovery of her body in Ifield. The images show her walking in Portslade - in a subway at 10.33pm on Thursday, March 12; the second in Station Road at 12.28am and the final one walking east towards Brighton and crossing Sackville Gardens near the BP garage at 12.55am.
The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/_k7S7jUuS30.
If you saw her in the area around those times or perhaps a little later, please call 101 quoting Operation Madeira. Even if you think you may have seen her or that your sighting was only brief, please do call as your information could prove very important.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, who is charged with Janet's murder, is due to appear for a plea and case management hearing at Guildford Crown Court on 4 June.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR51335 / 2016
Report received: 22 February 2016 15:15
Man found guilty of manslaughter
A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of student Janet Müller in Ifield last year.
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 27, of Lakeside, Beckenham, Kent, had denied murdering the 21-year-old University of Brighton student from Germany who was studying at the Eastbourne campus. A jury found him not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter following a trial at Guildford Crown Court on Monday 22 February 2016.
Janet had been a patient at Millview Hospital, a mental health unit in Hove, since 3 March 2015, but had absconded twice on 12 March, the last time around 10pm that evening.
On the afternoon of 13 March 2015, a Volkswagen Jetta was set on fire in a country lane off Rusper Road, Ifield, near Crawley and the body of Janet was found in the boot. She had been beaten and died in the fire. Jeffrey-Shaw had fled to a nearby hotel, called a taxi and returned to London. A few days later he handed himself into a police station in London after detectives issued his photo and an appeal for him to contact police. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and charged.
Jeffrey-Shaw will be sentenced on Friday 26 Feb..
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR51385 / 2016
Report received: 26 February 2016
Jeffrey-Shaw jailed for 17 years
A man who was found guilty of the manslaughter of student Janet Muller in Ifield last year has been jailed for 17 years. Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 28, of Lakeside, Beckenham, Kent, had denied murdering the 21-year-old University of Brighton student from Germany who was studying at the Eastbourne campus.
A jury at Guildford Crown Court found him not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter on Monday 22 February. He was sentenced today Friday 26 February.
Janet had been a patient at Millview Hospital, a mental health unit in Hove, since 3 March but had absconded twice on 12 March, the last time around 10pm on that evening.
On the afternoon of 13 March, a Volkswagen Jetta was set on fire in a country lane off Rusper Road, Ifield, near Crawley and the body of Janet was found in the boot. - see above
In sentencing, HHJ Jeremy Stuart-Smith said that he believed Jeffrey-Shaw had lied about the threat of violence towards him and that he was involved in the disposal of Janet's body.
He said- "What you did was deeply shocking and callous beyond belief and at every stage since you set fire to the car in which she died, you have lied and lied in your attempt to evade all responsibility for what you did. But you are responsible for killing a young woman who did you no wrong. On the jury's verdict, the only reason you are not guilty of murder is because you did not have the human decency to check if the person in the boot of your car was dead or alive."
 

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SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15501
Time: 09:01-11:14
Location: MID TERRACED BUNGALOW - CELANDINE CLOSE, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
mid terraced bungalow well alight on arrival of FRS - 8BA, 8HRs used - building 100% damaged by fire, heat and smoke - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - deliberate ignition
WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, WrLx2 Reigate, CU Haywards Heath, FIO, Red Cross Support Unit
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48527 / 2015
Time: 9am
Location: Celandine Close, Broadfield
Incident: Broadfield arson
Police are seeking witnesses to an arson in Celandine Close, Broadfield which broke out just after 9am.
A house was set on fire causing extensive damage and posing a risk to the occupants of the adjoining homes.
It was as a result of the fire being discovered quickly and the fire crews responding, that a much more serious incident with more damage and possible injuries was averted.
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously or running from the scene or have any knowledge of who was responsible please contact police on 101 quoting serial 0379 of 14/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15512
Time: 13:11-14:05
Location: TIP AND WASTE DISPOSAL SITE - STANE STREET, WESTHAMPNETT NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
skip containing electrical equipment 20% damaged by fire - 2HRs used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48532 / 2015
Time: 8pm
Location: Harry Ramsden's, Marine Parade, Worthing
Incident: Car crashes into Worthing fish and chips shop
Emergency services were called to Harry Ramsden's fish-and-chips shop in Marine Parade, Worthing, shortly after after a car crashed through the front window.
Moments before, the black Ford Fiesta, driven by a 31-year-old local woman, had been in collision with a grey Toyota Corolla travelling east along Marine Parade, close to the Pavilion Theatre.
The woman suffered bruising, as did the front seat passenger in the Toyota - a 22-year-old man from Pulborough. Neither required hospital treatment. No one in the chip shop was injured.
The Toyota driver, Charles George Smith, 24, of High Bar Lane, Thakeham, Pulborough, was unhurt. He provided a positive roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol - 54 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath: the legal limit is 35mcgs - and has been bailed to appear before Worthing magistrates on 30 March.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1316 of 14/3.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2015


RNLI shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 07.30
Incident: Lifeboats launch to person in water
The inshore and all weather lifeboats were launched to a possible person in the water, after a member of the public had found a pile of clothes on Lancing Beach. On route the crews were informed that the man had made it ashore and was being treated by an ambulance crew. The boats then returned to station.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15540
Time: 15:08-16:01
Location: HOUSE - WEST SIDE, TILLINGTON
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, triple extension ladder and roof ladder used by WSFRS - WrL Petworth
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48530 / 2015
Concern for missing teenagers
Police are concerned for the welfare of two teenage girls who are missing from Worthing.
Nicole Barnes, 13 and Sarah Kabasele, 16, were last seen in the early hours in Worthing.
Nicole is described as white, 5'3", slim, with brown eyes and dark brown long hair. She was wearing skinny blue jeans, a long green parker coat and blue, white and yellow Nike trainers. She has lower lip pierced.
Sarah is described as black, 5'4", thin, with short brown curly hair. She has lip and side of her mouth pierced. She was wearing purple leggings and a khaki parker coat.
Police are concerned for the girls due to their age.
Anyone who has seen them or knows of their whereabouts please contact police on 101 quoting serial 0098 of 15/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48533 / 2015
Two missing teenagers found safe and well
Two teenage girls reported missing in Worthing during the early hours of Sunday morning, 15 March, have turned up safe and well.
Sarah Kabasele, 16, and Nicole Barnes, 13, were located in the town during the evening of the same day.
Police would like to thank members of the public and the media who helped to ensure the girls' safe return.
 

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MONDAY 16 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15547
Time: 06:07-06:45
Location: WEST PARK - FISH LANE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
contents of clothes recycling bin destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15549
Time: 06:25-06:51
Location: MCKERCHAR CLOSE, LANCING
Incident: FIRE
van 50% damaged by fire - adjacent car damaged by radiated heat - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48538 / 2015
Missing Summer Puttock found
Summer Puttock, 18, has been found after she was reported missing on Wednesday, 11 March.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15576
Time: 20:05-21:07
Location: HOUSE - BROOKERS ROAD BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladder and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Billingshurst
 

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TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15592
Time: 08:29-08:40
Location: GATWICK ROAD CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48547 / 2015
Man arrested on suspicion of Ifield murder
Date Added 17 March 2015 08:18
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder of a woman in the Ifield murder inquiry.
The man from London was detained on Tuesday 17 March. He is now in custody awaiting questioning.
Around 2.30pm on Friday, 13 March, a Volkswagen Jetta car parked close to Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road near Horsham was reported to be on fire. Fire crews found a body in the boot of the car. A post mortem has revealed the body is that of a young woman. The cause of death has been given as smoke inhalation. Officers are still trying to identify who she is.
Anyone who has any information about her identity is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Maderia
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15594
Time: 09:09-09:41
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - CLIFTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
items in bedroom set alight by knocked over candle - 1 Co2 extinguisher, 1 thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by WSFRS - female occupier with mild smoke inhalation assisted from building by WSFRS and ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental
WrL Worthing , WrL Shoreham, WrL Littlehampton
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: PR 7120
For Immediate Release
Time: 9.09
Location: Clifton Road, Worthing
Candle warning issued after woman rescued from fire in Worthing
Firefighters are urging people to take extra care with candles after a disabled woman was rescued from a fire in her Worthing flat this morning.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the converted ground floor flat on Clifton Road at 9.09 this morning when the occupier, a wheelchair user in her 40s, accidentally knocked a scented candle off her bedside table and set light to her bedroom floor.
Although the woman managed to raise the alarm herself, the Fire & Rescue Service had also previously carried out a Home Fire Safety Check at the property, and the occupier was protected by a specialist 'Firelink' smoke detector. This meant that an operator at a 24-hr monitoring centre was automatically alerted to the fire and also placed a call to the Fire Service. Sussex Control Centre operators stayed on the phone with the lady and gave her fire survival guidance while firefighters were dispatched to the scene.
A fire crew from Worthing were in attendance 9 minutes later and, assisted by South East Coast Ambulance personnel, carried the lady out to fresh air and safety. She was subsequently taken to hospital suffering from mild smoke inhalation. The fire was put out using a CO2 extinguisher and the property ventilated.
Reducing the time between a fire starting in a vulnerable person's home and a 999 call being made to the fire service is crucial. A community Fire Link smoke detector is an effective way of doing that. The Fire service can fit linked smoke detectors, where appropriate, as part of a Home Fire Safety Check service.
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 12.41pm
Incident: Lifeboat launches to disabled Angling Boat
Selsey volunteer crew were paged at 12.41 p.m. after Solent Coastguards received a call from the 9-metre angling boat 'Harbour Lights II' reporting that their engine had failed to start. Their position was 20 miles south-east of Selsey Bill close to the west-going shipping lane of the channel.
Selsey AWL Lifeboat launched at 12.51 pm. to the casualty with four men on board, reached at 1.57 p.m. a tow was established between the two boats
At 2.03 pm. the tow commenced towards Littlehampton Harbour at a speed of 8 knots. The entrance to Littlehampton Harbour was reached at 5.37 p.m. and left in the care of the Littlehampton Coastguard team.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15609
Time: 14:44-15:14
Location: POOK LANE JUNCTION SHEEP WASH LANE, LAVANT
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48550 / 2015
Date Added 17 March 2015
Bones found in Tilgate forest confirmed to be that of Jean Leveque
DNA analysis has confirmed the bones found in Tilgate Forest, Pease Pottage in February are that of missing 42-year-old Jean Leveque.
Police were informed on Wednesday, 28 January, that the first two bones had been found near a pond in Parish Lane, Pease Pottage. A member of the public who was fishing found them on Monday, 26 January. The two bones were identified as Jean's as a result of analysis by a forensic archaeologist and by DNA comparison. A further search on Tuesday 17 February found the rest of the body deeper in the forest. His death continues to be treated as unexplained rather than suspicious, and the Coroner has been informed.
Jean, of Hawth Close, Crawley was reported missing in May last year.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15615
Time: 17:33-18:29
Location: MARCHES ROAD, WARNHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving van and car with trailer - 1 person trapped in van - person released by WSFRS - total of 2 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48553 / 2015
Two arrested as police investigate armed robberies
Police investigating a series of armed robberies in the Worthing, Lancing and Shoreham-by-Sea area over recent weeks have arrested two suspects.
Tonight a 23-year-old man and a 35-year-old man from the Worthing area were detained by police officers and remain in custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector Rob Walker, of Worthing CID, said: "These were serious incidents and we currently have a dedicated team working on the investigation. We are actively seeking to make arrests and would urge anyone with information that may help us to come forward as soon as possible."
Anyone able to help should phone 101, quoting Operation Radar or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 22:07
Incident: Brighton Lifeboat goes to man in sea
Brighton Lifeboat crew Volunteers were just finishing up their crew night curry when Solent Coastguard tasked the team to reports of a man walking into the water at Hove.
The crew quickly launched the boat, however once on scene it was established that Sussex Police now had the gentleman in their care and Brighton Lifeboat was stood down.
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WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48555 / 2015
Ifield murder investigation, Man charged
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found in a burning car in Ifield.
The body of Janet Muller was discovered in the vehicle in Rusper Road on Friday, 3 March, shortly after 2.30pm.
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, is accused of killing Janet, a 21-year-old student from Eastbourne. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 19 March. 'Miss Muller was reporting missing from Mill View Hospital in Nevill Avenue, Hove, on Thursday, 12 March. She was a University of Brighton student studying at the Eastbourne campus. The cause of death has been given as smoke inhalation. 'Policeare still appealing for information from anyone who may have seen Janet on Thursday, 12 March. She was last seen at Mill View at 10.15pm.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Madeira or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Janet Muller
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48561 / 2015
Robert Fennelly
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Horsham man Robert Fennelly.
Robert, 53, of The Pines, was last seen at 10pm in Crawley on Tuesday, 17 March.
He drives a white four-door Mercedes saloon car and has links to Orpington and Dover in Kent.
Robert is described as white, 6'3", of broad build, with black, short, straight hair, blue eyes and has a ruddy complexion. He wears glasses. Police are concerned for the welfare of Robert as this is out of character for him.
If anyone has seen Robert or has any information about where he could be contact police on 101 quoting serial 0108 of 18/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48572 / 2015
Missing Robert Fennelly found
Missing Horsham man Robert Fennelly has been found safe and well in Kent.
Robert, 53, of The Pines, was last seen at 10pm in Crawley on Tuesday, 17 March.
He was found on Thursday night, 19 March.


 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15641
Time: 13:55-14:27
Location: HAMMERPOND ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and in collision with tree - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15642
Time: 14:24-16:02
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - STANE STREET, ADVERSANE
Incident: FIRE
2 storey oak garage 10mx5m used as office and storage - 1st floor office area well alight on arrival of WSFRS - 2BA, 3HRs used - roof tiles removed from roof using 1 ladder and damaged areas cut away and damped down - 1 woman and 2 men with smoke inhalation treated by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham , WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15655
Time: 15:18-17:36
Location: WAPPINGTHORN COURT, HORSHAM ROAD, STEYNING
Incident: FIRE
wooden domestic garage 10mx5m destroyed by fire - 4BA, foam HR, 4HRS and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - electricity supply isolated by UK Power Networks - accidental - WrL Worthing, WrL Shoreham, WrL Crawley, WrC Burgess Hill, WrL Hove, CU Haywards Heath, WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15661
Time: 18:07-18:58
Location: NORTHWAY, BURGESS HILL
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned on road - male driver extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment & taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Brighton, HRT Crawley
 

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THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15679
Time: 04:18-06:02
Location: BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
range of single storey outbuildings used for commercial storage 10mx2m - buildings 50% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HR used by WSFRS - cause of fire under investigation - WrLx2 Horsham, FIO
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48583 / 2015
Police investigate attacks on two women in Ferring
Police are investigating two separate attacks on women in Ferring today which may have been carried out by the same youth.
The first happened shortly before 3pm when a 19-year-old woman was accosted as she emerged from ladies toilets at Ferring village hall. A hand was placed over her mouth and she was told not to scream, but she managed to break free and run to a nearby shop to raise the alarm.
Meanwhile, less than 10 minutes later in nearby Meadow Way, a 36-year-old woman was approached by a teenage boy who asked for help to fetch his injured dog. They drove in her van a short distance to Onslow Drive but there was no dog. The youth then made two attempts to grab the woman, who locked herself in her van. The youth fled down a nearby footpath.
Both victims described their assailant as white, around 5'7" tall and in his teens. He was said to have headphones slung around his neck.
Police are asking for any witnesses or anyone with other relevant information to come forward.
They can do so by calling 101, quoting serial 911 of 13/3 concerning the first incident or 927 of 19/3 for the second.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48579 / 2015
Thefts from cars in Bognor Regis
Motorists are being urged to remove any valuables and to secure their vehicles to prevent passing thieves being tempted.
A series of vehicles have been targeted during the last two weeks in Bognor Regis.
Three vehicles parked in Stroud Green Drive and Adlington Gardens were entered by thieves on the evening of 10 March or morning of 11 March along with three more in Whiteways, Ravens Way and Clydesdale Gardens overnight between Wednesday, 18 March and Thursday 19 March. Five of the six vehicles had been left unlocked. Among the items stolen were radios, a mobile phone and a sat nav.
 
Man charged with armed robberies in Worthing and Shoreham
A 23-year-old man has been charged with carrying out two armed robberies in West Sussex and a number of other offences.
Matthew Johnson, of Hillside Avenue, Worthing, has been charged with a robbery at Betfred in Findon Road, Worthing, on 5 March and at Co-op in Royal George Parade, Shoreham, on 14 March.
He has also been charged with having a firearm during each of those robberies, making off without payment from The Katarina in Village Square, Brighton Marina Village, on 5 March, making off without payment from Miller & Carter in Manor Road, Lancing, on 8 March and theft from Co-op in High Street, Shoreham, on 12 March.
Johnson has been remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 20 March.
The offences are being linked to robberies at Uncle Sams takeaway in Crabtree Lane, Lancing, on 3 January, at Uncle Sams takeaway in Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham, on 22 February, and at Ladbrokes in Rowlands Road, Worthing, on 9 March.
A 33-year-old man from Burgess Hill, a 23-year-old woman from Shoreham and a 35-year-old man from Worthing who have been arrested over the incidents have been released on bail until dates in May.
Officers are still keen to speak to anyone who has any information.
Anyone with information about any of the robberies should call 101 quoting Op Radar, or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48578 / 2015
MISSING - Mustafijur Rahman
Concern is growing for a 16-year-old boy from Littlehampton who went missing on Friday 13 March.
Mustafijur Rahman from Fontwell Close was last seen at 5.30pm when he left his home address. Mustafijur had been out throughout the day, and returned home briefly before leaving again and has not been seen since.
He is described as asian, 4'2", Slim and with black, short, straight hair. It is unclear what he was wearing last time he was seen but is believed to have been wearing a coat and dressed for the weather.
Police are becoming concerned for the welfare of Mustafijur and would encourage anyone with information as to his whereabouts to contact Sussex Police urgently. He does have connections in Brighton and we believe he could be in the city.
Anyone who has seen or thinks they have seen Mustafijur is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1589 of 13/3 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Mustafijur Rahman
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48593 / 2015
Missing Mustafijur Rahman found
Mustafijur Rahman, 16, reported missing from his home at 5.30pm on Friday, March 13, was found safe and well elsewhere in the town on Saturday, 20 March. Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their help in tracing him.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15711
Time: 19:58-20:47
Location: COOLHAM RD, BROOKS GREEN
Incident: RTC
involving 1 vehicle - female released using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15714
Time: 22:33-22:36
Location: REAR OF ELGAR WAY, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
skip on fire - extinguished by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48572 / 2015
Missing Robert Fennelly found
Missing Horsham man Robert Fennelly has been found safe and well in Kent.
Robert, 53, of The Pines, was last seen at 10pm in Crawley on Tuesday, 17 March.
He was found on Thursday night, 19 March.
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FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48582 / 2015
MISSING - Kayleigh Lodge
The 15-year-old from Ticehurst went to visit a friend in Croydon at the weekend but did not return on Sunday afternoon, 15 March, as had been expected.
Kayleigh was reported missing by her family on Wednesday 18 March, but despite officers making inquiries across the south east they have so far been unable to find her.
She is white, of average build and about 5'6" with blue eyes and brown shoulder-length straight hair.
If you have any information call 101 quoting serial 369 of 18/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Kayleigh Lodge

SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48587 / 2015
MISSING - Natalie Wilson
Date Added 20 March 2015 18:19
RELEASED ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE
Police is growing concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable missing 17-year-old girl from Reigate.
Natalie Wilson was last seen in Dorking town centre at around 6.15pm on Monday night 16 March, and has not been in touch with family since. She was wearing dark blue jeans, a pink top with a stripey hoody, denim jacket and white trainers. She also had a brown puffa-style jacket and was carrying a bag. She is described as white, around 5'3" tall, of very petite build with shoulder length hair mousey, dyed blonde hair. Since Natalie was reported missing a number of inquiries have been carried out and it is believed she travelled to the Streatham area of London on Monday. She also has links to Reigate and Crawley. She may be with a 21-year-old man who is known to her. He is described as being white, around 5'9", of a medium build with short brown hair.
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police on 101 or use the online reporting system at Surrey police
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Natalie Wilson
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48594 / 2015
FOUND - Natalie Wilson
Missing Reigate girl Natalie Wilson, 17, reported missing after she was last seen in Dorking town centre on Monday, 16 March was found safe and well on Friday, 20 March. Surrey Police wish to thank all who rendered asssistance in tracing her.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48581 / 2015
MISSING - Riyadh Shihaib
Police are growing concerned for a man who was last seen in Crawley.
Riyadh Shihaib, 34, was a patient at Langley Green Hospital and was last seen at the hospital around 5pm last night.
Riyadh is described as white, around 6'2" with short straight black hair. We are concerned for him as he had left Langley Green without suitable clothes or his medication. He has connections in Brighton, where he has lived in the past, and has family in Uckfield.
Anyone with information on Riyadh's whereabouts to contact us immediately on 101 or 999 quoting serial 1237 of 19/3.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Riyadh Shihaib
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48592 / 2015
Missing Riyadh Shihaid found
Riyadh Shihaib, 34, from Langley Green, Crawley, who was reported missing on Thursday evening was found safe and well the following day in Brighton. Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15750
Time: 18:34-19:09
Location: House, Turners Close, Southwater
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cat stuck in chimney - rescued by WSFRS using ladder - cat left in care of RSPCA inspector - WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48595 / 2015
Time: 8.30pm
Location: St Mary's parish church, Hailsham
Incident: Three charged with wounding following Hailsham stabbing
At around 8.30pm police were called to the vicinity of St Mary's parish church, Hailsham, where several youths were reported to be fighting.
During the incident a 16-year-old boy was stabbed and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he was detained for treatment. Three people were arrested and on Monday, 23 March all are due to appear before magistrates in Brighton.
Oliver Anfield Dennis, 18, of no fixed address, and a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, both from Eastbourne, have each been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50082 / 2015
Report received: 11 September 2015 15:30
Lengthy sentences for Hailsham stabbing trio
Three youths who attacked and stabbed a 16-year-old boy near St Mary's parish church, Hailsham, on 20 March this year have all been given lengthy custodial sentences.
All three had been convicted at a previous hearing and were sentenced by Judge Richard Hayward at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 11 September 2015.

stabbing
Restrictions on identifying two of the trio because they are still juveniles were lifted by Judge Hayward. All had been charged with wounding and violent disorder.
Oliver Anfield Dennis, 19, of Meadow Road, Hailsham, had pleaded not guilty on both counts but was convicted and sentenced to eight years in custody.
Kieran Patrik Zacharias, 17, of Knoll Crescent, Eastbourne, who admitted the offences was sentenced to seven years.
Charlie Saint, 16, of Wordsworth Drive, Eastbourne, had pleaded guilty to violent disorder but not guilty to wounding. He was convicted and sentenced to five years.
Image shows L-R Oliver Dennis, Charlie Saint, Kieran Zacharias
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SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15765
Time: 07:36-08:06
Location: Industrial Estate, High St, Partridge Green
Incident: FIRE
fire in roof space of toilet block - out on arrival - TIC used - deliberate ignition - WrL Partridge Green
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48588 / 2015
MISSING - Jasmine Coleman
Police are concerned for the safety of 12-year-old Jasmine Coleman, reported missing from her home in Lancing, West Sussex, during the early hours of today.
When checked at 11.30pm she was in her bedroom and possibly talking to someone on Facetime. A further check at 2am revealed she was missing.
Described as white, 5'8", slim, with long blonde hair and blue eyes, Jasmine is said to look older than her 12 years. She may be wearing black riding trousers and a polo-neck top or a Paisley-pattern backless dress. She may also have with her a large black handbag. It is thought she may have gone off in a car with an older man, travelling towards London on the A24, or may have travelled somewhere by train. Sussex Police officers are working with colleagues from Surrey Police, British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police in an urgent effort to trace her.
Latest enquiries suggest she may be in the Croydon area, but anyone who may have seen her or who has any information as to her possible whereabouts is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 145 of 21/3 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Jasmine Coleman
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48589 / 2015
FOUND - Jasmine Coleman
Jasmine Coleman, the 12-year-old girl from Lancing reported missing from home during the early hours was found safe and well later the same day in Croydon. Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for help given during efforts to trace her.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15771
Time: 12:08-12:27
Location: Pook Lane, East Lavant
Incident: FIRE
fire involving generator and electrical feed cable - generator isolated - extinguished using 1HR and 1 carbon dioxide extinguisher - accidental ignition - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48590 / 2015
Time: 12.15pm
Location: Swan Walk multi-storey car park, Albion Way, Horsham
Incident: Policeman injured in Horsham
Police are investigating an incident in which a police officer on duty was injured as he went to speak to another driver in a town centre car park in Horsham.
At around 12.15pm the plain-clothed officer approached the car in the Swan Walk multi-storey car park in Albion Way, Horsham. It drove away and he was knocked to the ground.
The officer, 59, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, where he has been detained to allow a full assessment of his condition. His injuries are not thought to be serious.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Bramshaw or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15793
Time: 10:40-10:57
Location: Felpham Way, Felpham
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene safety only by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15797
Time: 14:20-15:13
Location: Disused chapel, Tillington Rd, Petworth
Incident: FIRE
involving disused chapel - 2BA and 1 jet used by WSFRS to extinguish - 60% of ground floor and 20% of 1st floor damaged by fire - deliberate ignition - WrL Chichester, L4T Petworth, WrL Billingshurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15804
Time: 15:49-16:13
Location: Forest Row, Horsham
Incident: RTC
involving 1 car - no persons trapped - 4 people taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15807
Time: 17:14-18:31
Location: North Park Lane, Godstone
Incident: FIRE
Vehicle fire - 2 cars well alight - extinguished using backpacks and HR from L4T - L4T Crawley, WrL Godstone
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48599 / 2015
Two people arrested after Worthing fight
Two people have been arrested after a fight in Worthing.
Around 9.30pm officers were called to Chapel Road where a man had an injury to his hand having been bitten after a fight at the taxi rank near to Subway. The 43-year-old man was treated by paramedics.
Two people were arrested nearby. A 37-year-old woman from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of GBH and a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug. They both remain in custody.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call police on 101 quoting serial 1342 of 22/03.
 

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MONDAY 23 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15822
Time: 08:41-09:27
Location: Flat, Findon Rd, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
involving 1st floor flat above commercial premises - 4BA, 2HR and 1 Jet used to extinguish - flat left severely damaged by fire and smoke - no reported injuries - accidental ignition - WrLx3 Worthing
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FIRE SERVICE report - Ref: PR7139
Firefighters have stressed the importance of having a working smoke alarm after a flat in Worthing was left severely damaged by fire this morning.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the first floor flat on Findon Road at 8.41 this morning after smoke was seen pouring from the window and the alarm was raised.
Crews from Worthing were at the scene within 8 minutes of the 999 call and immediately established that nobody was in the property. On entering the flat, which did not have a working smoke detector, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were confronted with heavily smoke-logged conditions. The crews worked quickly to locate the blaze and extinguish it using hose reels and a covering jet but the flat was left badly damaged by fire and smoke.
Following an investigation, officers believe the fire to have started accidentally when an electric hob was knocked on and ignited a cardboard box which had been placed on the hob top.
Worthing Watch Commander, Darren Wickings, who was in charge at the incident said afterwards- "This fire has caused considerable damage to the flat and highlights, once again, the importance of having a working smoke alarm. Had the property been protected by a working smoke detector, it's likely that the alarm would have been raised earlier. The occupiers were out at the time so thankfully nobody was injured on this occasion. However, if the fire had occurred at night when the occupiers were asleep, it would have been a very different matter. People assume that the smell of smoke wakes you up, it doesn't, unfortunately it kills you."
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref:
Location: Rear of house - Pearson Road, Crawley
Time: 3.07pm-3.21pm
Incident: FIRE
rubbish and furniture in fire at rear of house - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48607 / 2015
Time: 3.38pm
Location: Gilligan Close and Blackbridge Lane, Horsham
Incident: Young girl hurt in Horsham collision
Emergency services were called at 3.38pm to a collision between a car and a four-year-old girl at the junction of Gilligan Close and Blackbridge Lane in Horsham.
Guildford Road and Bishopric were closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. The car involved had left the scene and enquiries are being made to trace it. The girl was conscious at the scene. The air ambulance attended but she was taken to East Surrey Hospital by road ambulance from where initial reports suggest that she is not seriously injured.
Anyone who saw what happened is urged to call 101, quoting serial 942 of 23/3.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48265 / 2015
East Grinstead man jailed over violent assaults on couple
Liam Andrew Coaker, 32, a bricklayer of St Leonard's Park, East Grinstead was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court today to a total of nine years and eight months in prison, having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to two counts of grievous bodily harm.
The first six years and eight months are to be spent in prison custody, and the remaining three years will be spent on prison release licence.
Early on the morning of 27 July 2014 Coaker attacked a 27-year old man and a 28-year old woman who was Coaker's ex-partner, with a golf club atfter entering her family's house in King Georges Avenue, East Grinstead, and found them in bed together. He beat the man round the head with the golf club, and when the head of the club broke off he continued to stab at them with the sharp end of the remaining club shaft. Both sustained serious injuries, and the attack was only stopped when other family members came to the rescue. The man had to be airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.
Detective Constable Stuart MacPherson said; "Police enquiries began and Coaker was swiftly traced and arrested. This was a most brutal and sustained attack and but for the intervention of family members the injuries could have been even worse. Although both victims have made recoveries they will have scarring injuries for life. The court heard of previous violent assaults carried out by Coaker on other people, and the sentence today reflects the seriousness which with Judge Richard Hayward viewed his offending."


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15852
Location#58; Junction Singleton Road and Shelley Drive, Broadbridge Heath
Time#58; 11.19pm-12.22am
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
cat stuck down drainage system in road - released by TRU officers - TRU Officers
 

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TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48647 / 2015
Man assaulted and robbed in A259 lay-by
Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery and assault on a 47-year-old man who was attacked in a lay-by off the A259, near to the Mercedes Garage, between Bognor Regis and Chichester.
The victim was sleeping in his car between 12.30am and 1am when he was woken by three men getting into his vehicle. They stole a HP laptop, punched him in the face and grabbed his neck before leaving in a large dark-coloured hatchback which drove off towards Chichester.
The victim lost four teeth and suffered scratching and bruising on his neck.
The men are described as being between 25 and 30.
Two of them had fair hair, one had dark hair and all three of them spoke with a foreign accent.
DC Louise Clark said- "Please get in contact if you have any information. This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent man who was simply trying to get some sleep."
Any witness or anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 47 of 24/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48610 / 2015
MISSING - Brook Williams
Police are concerned for missing 13-year-old boy Brook Williams from Tangmere, Chichester.
Brook was last seen leaving his home in Oakwood Close at 5.45pm on Saturday, 21 March. He spends most of his time in Chichester.
He is described as white, 5'5", thin, with short brown straight hair, a pale complexion and blue eyes. He was wearing blue, skinny jeans and a green hoodie and either a pair of black riding boots or a pair of Nike Airmax trainers and may have a small black rucksack with him.
Police are concerned for Brook due to his age and would like to hear from anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 quoting serial 1477 of 21/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Brook Williams
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48618 / 2015
Missing Brook Williams found
Brook Williams, a 13-year-old boy reported missing from his home in Tangmere has been found safe and well at another address in the village on Tuesday afternoon, 24 March.
Police wish to thank the media and members of the public for their help in this case.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15871
Location: Bostal road, Steyning
Time: 11.56am-12.55pm
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 pregnant woman taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution - scene made safe by WSFRS - lamp post damaged by the cars made safe by Southern Electric - incident left with police - WrL Steyning
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15885
Location: Emsworth Common road, junction Woodbury road, Westbourne
Time: 4.25pm-4.29pm
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and into field - male driver released before arrival of FRS and taken to hospital by air ambulance - scene made safe by FRS - incident left with police - WrL Havant, WrL Emsworth, HRT Chichester
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48619 / 2015
Time: 4.20pm
Location: Common Road, Aldsworth, near Emsworth
Incident: Driver seriously hurt in Aldsworth
Police are seeking witnesses after a crash in which a driver was seriously injured at Aldsworth in West Sussex.
At 4.20pm an eastbound silver Peugeot 108 left the road in Common Road, Aldsworth, near Emsworth, and came to rest on its side in the adjacent field.
The 32-year old Nutbourne man driving the car, who was the sole occupant, sustained internal injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where his condition is currently described as serious but not life threatening.
Anyone who saw what happened, and in particular anyone who saw the car in the moments before the crash, is asked to call 101, quoting Operation Artemis.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015


 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15899
Location: Rear of houses Decoy road, Angmering
Time: 04:38am-05:25am
Incident: FIRE
shed and fences at the rear of 2 houses on fire - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48652 / 2015
Time: 4am
Incident: Arson attack in Decoy Drive, Angmering
Police are appealing for information to an arson attack in Angmering that forced a family with a baby to flee their home.
Shortly before 4am the family of four were woken by a neighbour who alerted them to a fire in the garden of their home in Decoy Drive. The fire destroyed two sheds and damaged two mopeds that had been stored alongside. Firefighters put out the fire, which did not spread to the home.
Sergeant Ian Cheesman said- "We believe the fire was started deliberately so need to speak to anyone who saw or heard anyone acting suspiciously in the area. If you have any information at all, please contact us."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 111 of 25/03 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15931
Location: A23 Southbound Hickstead to Muddleswood
Time: 9:43pm-10:23pm
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2HR, 1BA used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Brighton, WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15912
Location: B2112 Ditchling road, Wivelsfield
Time: 4.26pm - 5.08pm
Incident: RTC
involving minibus in collision with tree - driver trapped by his legs - man released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15034
Location: A23 Southbound Hickstead to Muddleswood
Time: 10.54pm-11.10pm
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - female driver of one car given medical check at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS - police in attendance - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15923
Location: House - Oakhurst road, Billingshurst
Time: 7.18pm-8.34pm
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Billingshurst
 

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FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48639 / 2015
WANTED - Liam Newman
Police are seeking this man, Liam Newman, whom they wish to speak to in connection with a series of armed robberies in West Sussex.
Mr Newman, 30, of no fixed address, has links to addresses and associates in Worthing, Lancing, Southwick and Shoreham-by-Sea. These are all places where robberies have occurred at betting agencies, shops and takeaways in in recent weeks.
Anyone who knows where he may be sleeping or places that he may frequent are advised not to approach him but to report any sightings to police. This may be done by phoning 101, quoting Operation Radar
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Liam Newman
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48760 / 2015
Police arrest robbery suspect in Lancing
Following a report on Thursday afternoon, 9 April, that a man wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in West Sussex had been spotted in Lancing, police swiftly contained the area and began searching for the suspect.
In an operation lasting more than an hour he was eventually located, but tried to escape by running through rear gardens. Officers gave chase and he was detained.
Detective Inspector Rob Walker said: "Thanks to an alert member of the public we were able to swiftly deploy resources in Lancing and arrest a 29-year-old man on suspicion of robbery. He is now in custody for questioning."
The arrest follows a series of armed raids in Lancing, Worthing and Shoreham last month in which takeaway restaurants, bookmakers and a Co-Op store were targeted.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48765 / 2015
Liam Newman charged
Date Added 10 April 2015 14:24
The man arrested by police in Lancing yesterday afternoon has been named as Liam Newman, 29, of no fixed address.
He has been charged with two counts of robbery, two of possessing a firearm while committing robbery, two of making off without payment and one of theft from a shop, all allegedly committed between 5 March and 14 March in the Lancing, Worthing and Shoreham area.
Newman is currently in police custody and is expected to appear before Brighton magistrates Saturday 11 April for remand.
A co-defendant, Matthew Raymond Johnson, 23, of Stoney Lane, Shoreham, was charged with identical offences on 20 March and remanded in custody by Crawley magistrates.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15985
Time: 1.33pm- 1.55pm
Location: Pook Lane junction, Sheepwash Lane, Lavant
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15991
Time: 4.25pm-5.01pm
Location: Rear of House - Rusper Road, Ifield, Crawley
Incident: Fire - trees, garden hedge, wooden garden fence, area of flat roof of neighbouring house involved in fire - 1HR, and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - fire caused by discarded cigarette - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR486461 / 2015
Youth arrested in connection with incidents in Ferring and Goring
Police investigating four recent incidents in Ferring and Goring, each involving female victims, have arrested a youth on suspicion of common assault, sexual assault, attempted robbery and a public order offence. The youth has been interviewed and he was subsequently released on bail until Tuesday, 31 March, while enquiries continue.
Three of the incidents happened in Ferring on 19 March between 2.20pm and 3.10pm, and involved a 20-year-old woman reporting being followed; a 19-year-old woman being assaulted when leaving public toilets on the village green and a 36-year-old woman being grabbed from behind after sexual remarks were made to her.
The following day an attempt was made to snatch a 15-year-old girl's bag as she was walking near Goring station.
Police are still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or who may have other information about them. They are asked to phone 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15994
Time: 6.55pm-7.22pm
Location: Linfield Copse, Thakeham
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen - 1CO2 extinguisher and PPV fan used by WSFRS - kitchen 10% damaged by fire and heat and smoke - remainder of house suffered light smoke damage - accidental - WrL Storrington, WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15998
Time: 9.41pm - 10.20pm
Location: Kerves Lane, Horsham
Incident: RTC
involving car off road and overturned - no persons trapped - male driver taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 

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SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48711 / 2015
Time: 3am
Location: Goffs Park, Crawley
Incident: Woman assaulted in park in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted by a man in Goffs Park, Crawley.
The 25-year-old victim was walking through the park between 2.30am and 3.30am when the man pushed her to the ground and tried to force himself on her. She suffered cuts and bruises before fighting the man off and fleeing onto the A23 close to the Gossops Green traffic lights where a passing motorist raised the alarm.
A 22-year-old man from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He was questioned before being released on bail until 3 May.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious or heard any shouting in the area between the cemetery and the A23 in the early hours should contact Police.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 192 of 28/03
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 16006
Time: 7.57am- 8.46am
Location: Douster Crescent, Bewbush, Crawley
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with house - car then left the scene - damage caused to external wall of house and external gas meter - gas supply isolated by WSFRS - police in attendance - incident handed over to Building Control Officer and Gas Board engineer - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 16015
Time: 4.20pm- 5.10pm
Location: A27 Eastbound Holmbush to Tunnel
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned on roadway - 1 man released before arrival of WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene safety maintained by WSFRS - WrL Shoreham, HRT Worthing, WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 16028
Time: 9.27pm- 10.20pm
Location: Selsey Road, Hunston
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - 1HR and 1 Co2 extinguisher used by WSFRS - WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 16011
Time: 12.07pm- 12.19pm
Location: Shop - London Road, East Grinstead
Incident: Making Safe
shop facia falling off in wind - loose facia removed by WSFRS - WrL East Grinstead
 

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SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 16043
Time: 11.01am- 11.55am
Location: Pub - Durbans Road, Wisborough Green
Incident: FIRE
chimney equipment, thermal imaging camera and ladder used by WSFRS - WrL Petworth
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 13:12
Weather- A wild day with the SSW wind at F9 abating slightly later to F8
Incident: windsurfer rescued by Lifeboat
A sailboarder came to grief inside Chichester Harbour on a very windy day. The casualty was reported to the Solent Coastguard as having been seen clinging to a buoy to the north of Hayling Island. A lifeboat from Hayling was launched and took a few minutes to reach the windsurfer and to take him aboard. This was one of two surfers rescued today.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 16056
Time: 4.43pm- 4.53pm
Location: Outside House - Hawthorn Close, Horsham
Incident: Making Safe
loose scaffolding planks falling from 3rd floor level outside house - loose scaffolding boards removed from scaffold tower by WSFRS using triple extension ladder - WrL Horsham
 

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MONDAY 30 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48664 / 2015
Time: 10am
Location: A2031 Tarring Road, Worthing
Incident: Three vehicle collision, Tarring Road, Worthing
Shortly before 10am emergency services were called to the A2031 Tarring Road, Worthing, where three vehicles were reported to have been in collision, blocking the road. A diversion was set up via Heene Road. The extent of any casualties is not yet clear, but nobody is thought to have been seriously hurt.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16076
Time: 09.51am-10.23
Location: Tarring Road, Worthing
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars and 1 van - 1 man extricated from car by WSFRS using electric saw and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe - incident left with police - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16107
Time: 10.41pm- 11.11pm
Location: Butlins Holiday Resort - Upper Bognor Road, Bognor
Incident: FIRE
fire on 1st floor timber balcony of chalet - 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2 Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16081
Time: 11.56am -12.24pm
Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit off Claypit Lane, Goodwood
Incident: RESCUE
man with dislocated knee on 1st floor level of scaffolding - ambulance in attendance - man brought to ground level by WSFRS using basket stretcher and small tools - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16084
Time: 1.06pm- 1.39pm
Location: Cobbles Crescent, Northgate, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
Kitchen Fire - heavy smoke logging to house - 4BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL x2 Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48707 / 2015
Chichester woman faces trial on drug supply charge
A Chichester woman has been charged with drugs supply.
Linda Stacey, 45, of Oving Road, Chichester, is due to appear on bail at Chichester Crown Court on 16 June, having first appeared at Worthing Magistrates Court on 30 March, charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
On 6 December last year local officers executed a drugs warrant in Oving Road, Oving Road, Chichester. A small quantity of cannabis and evidence of drug dealing was found. Stacey and a 53-year-old man were arrested. The man will now face no charges.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16089
Time: 1.06pm
Location: Flat - Shelley Road, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
Kitchen Fire - small fire involving food in microwave - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - microwave isolated and removed - flat ventilated - accidental - WrL x2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48671 / 2015
Car crashes through Ford railway barriers
A car suspected of being used in a burglary at High Salvington at Worthing has crashed into level crossing barriers at Ford, closing the road to traffic.
Police had been initially called to an address in Firsdown Close in High Salvington at Worthing where two men had been seen jumping over a garden fence and into a car. The car sped off with three men in it and was sighted by police on the A259, before it turned on to the Ford road towards Arundel.
As it stopped after the collision around 2.25pm, three men decamped, one on to the railway tracks resulting in trains being stopped in the area. All three men were captured within ten minutes and arrested. As the car came to halt on the other side of the crossing, it collided with a number of other vehicles, including a police car. A woman and a police officer sustained minor injuries in the collision. The road remained closed at 3.40pm.

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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48679 / 2015
Two charged after Ford level crossing incident
Two men will appear in court on Tuesday morning (March 31) charged with a number of offences in connection with a burglary at High Salvington, Worthing and a crash at Ford level crossing on Monday.
Billy Way, 25, a fence erector, of no fixed address in the Portsmouth area, has been charged with burglary dwelling and theft.
Andrew Smith, 29, a labourer of Leominster Road, Portsmouth, has been charged with burglary dwelling and theft, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court. A 30-year-old man from the Portsmouth area was arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling with intent to steal and has been bailed to June 1.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 15985
Time: 2.35pm- 3.01pm
Location: Rear of House - Farnhurst Road, Barnham
Incident: FIRE
shed 10% damaged and panel fence 30% damaged by fire spread from bonfire - accidental - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16092
Time: 4.37pm- 4.57pm
Location: 1st Floor Flat - Warwick Road, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
Kitchen Fire - fire involving oven - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - flat ventilated - accidental - WrL x2 Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16109
Time: 00.23am-00.54am
Location: Wickford Road, A283, Pulborough
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with road signage and off road and into ditch of water approx 1 foot deep - car inspected by WSFRS - occupants of car had left the scene before arrival of WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Storrington, L4T Storrington
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48680 / 2015
Time: 6.45am
Location: A27 Arundel Road, Westhampnett
Incident: Four vehicle collision on A27
At 6.45am emergency services were called to the A27 Arundel Road dual carriageway at Westhampnett, 500 metres west of its junction with the A285 Stane Street, following a four vehicle collision. There were no injuries but the incident caused significant traffic delays in the area.
A black-and-white Land Rover 110 V8 and a silver BMW 520i saloon, both travelling east, were in collision before crossing the central reservation and colliding with a green Mercedes-Benz tipper truck and a silver Citroen Xsara travelling west.
The Land Rover, driven by a 61-year-old man from Godalming, Surrey, rolled onto its roof. The BMW was driven by a 36-year-old man from Chichester, the lorry by a 55-year-old man from Billingshurst and the Citroen by a 53-year-old man from Worthing.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has other information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 196 of 31/3.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48678 / 2015
Time: 7am
Location: B2140 Worthing Road, East Preston
Incident: Serious injury crash
Police closed the B2140 Worthing Road east of Station Road, East Preston, following a collision between a car and a pedal cyclist.
The collision occurred just before 7am at the junction of Worthing Road with Copse View.
The cyclist, a 24-year-old local man, suffered serious injuries. He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance where his condition was later said to be stable. The car driver, a woman, was shocked but otherwise unhurt.
Motorists are were advised to avoid the area until approximately 10am when it was hoped to re-open the road.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Tessa or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16128
Time: 9.41am - 10.25am
Location: House - Snow Hill, A264, Crawley Down
Incident: FIRE
electrical fire in downstairs cupboard of house - 2Co2 extinguishers used by WSFRS - 1 woman with light smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSFRS but didn't go to hospital - accidental - WrL x2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16145
Time: 2.24pm- 4.01pm
Location: Owlbeech Woods off Owlbeech Way, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
area of woodland alight - 1HR and beaters used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16150
Time: 5.03pm- 5.54pm
Location: Peacemaker Close, Bewbush, Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving car reversed into house wall - female driver assisted from car by WSFRS and ambulance paramedics - woman treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 16161
Time: 5.55pm - 6.59pm
Location: Warehouse - Victoria way, Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor electrical room in warehouse 60mx40m involving roof heater isolation switch - power isolated by WSFRS - 4BA and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL x2 Burgess Hill
 
 
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