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


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1
Time: 00.48am- 1.22am
Location: M23 Junction 10A Maidenbower to Junction 11 Pease Pottage
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with central reservation of motorway - no persons trapped - car leaking diesel from ruptured fuel tank - car made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Reigate
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48696 / 2015
Location: Lewes-Ringmer cycle way
Incident: 100 trees stolen from cycle way
One hundred young trees have been stolen from alongside the new Lewes-Ringmer cycle way.
The trees, mostly Hornbeam, Rowan and Field Maples, were dug up in two batches on Monday or Tuesday night last week 23/24 March and on Sunday 29 March. Landscapers working for East Sussex County Council believe that they have been specifically targeted from among the nine different species that are being planted.
Anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity along the route, which runs alongside the B2192, or is offered or sees similar trees for sale in unusual circumstances, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 294 of 30/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48697 / 2015
Lacey Easen found
Missing Worthing 16-year-old Lacey Easen has been found safe and well in Brighton.
Thanks to the public and the media for their help tracing her.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 20
Time: 1.30pm- 2.06pm
Location: Rear of House - Covert Mead, Handcross
Incident: FIRE
garden bonfire spread to chicken run - chicken run destroyed by fire - 1HR and small tools used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48746 / 2015
Time: 5.15pm
Location: Costa Coffee, High Street, Hailsham
Incident: Assault in Hailsham
Police are asking for witnesses to an assault on a 45-year-old man who was attacked in High Street, Hailsham.
The victim was in Costa Coffee when the assault took place at 5.15pm, near to the service counter.
The suspect grabbed the victim by the neck area of his clothing, damaging the garment. The suspect is described as a white man, aged 35-40.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1200 of 1/4.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 26
Time: 5.54pm- 7.40pm
Location: Rear of House - The Street, Heyshott
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
horse rescued from domestic swimming pool by TRU officers using new versatile Unimog vehicle and straps - horse left in the care of owner and vet - TRU Officers
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48710 / 2015
MISSING - Joanne Sutton
Police are searching for 33-year-old Joanne Sutton who has gone missing from her home in East Grinstead.
Joanne was heard leaving her home in Merlin Way around 4am this morning, 2 April. She does have health problems and her family and police are very concerned for her welfare.
She is white, 5'6", slim, with straight brown hair, brown eyes and a place complexion. She is believed to wearing black leggings.
If you see her or know of her whereabouts, please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 135 of 02/04
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48710a / 2015
FOUND - Joanne Sutton
Joanne Sutton, reported missing from her home in the early hours was found safe and well in Crawley at 10.35am. Thanks to everyone for looking out for her and publicising our appeal.

Joanne Sutton

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 28
Time: 6.12pm- 6.47pm
Location: House - Gordon Road, Shoreham
Incident: FIRE
Chimney Fire - fire in chimney - occupants not at home - grate cleared by WSFRS - chimney equipment used - loft inspected using thermal imaging camera - WrL Shoreham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 39
Time: 9.04pm- 9.48pm
Location: Outside House - Aspen Way, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
van containing motorbike on fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 

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THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue
Time: 01.03am - 1.33am
Location: Domestic Garage - Pound Street, Petworth
Incident: FIRE
fire in rear of domestic garage - 1 trailer tent in garage 30% damaged by fire 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref:
Time: 7.19am- 7.39am
Location: Brook Hill, Cowfold
Incident: RTC
incident involving motorbike - male biker taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Haywards Heath
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48714 / 2015
Time: 1pm
Location: A272 Goldbridge Road, Newick
Incident: Serious A272 RTC
Emergency services were called to deal with a serious collision between a lorry and a Renault Megane car on the A272 Goldbridge Road, Newick, near Lewes, just after 1pm.
The road is closed in both directions and emergency services remain at the scene.
There are diversions in place and drivers are being asked to avoid the area as the road is likely to be closed for several hours.
It is not clear what injuries have been suffered by those involved.
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SUSSEX POLICE report
Fatal RTC at Newick
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision involving a tanker and a car on the A272 Goldbridge Road.
Emergency services were at the scene but the driver of the Renault Megane involved, a man aged in his 70s, had died from his injuries. The tanker driver was unhurt.
The road will remain closed in both directions for several hours while the tanker is removed and officers investigate what happened.
There are diversions in place and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information to call 101 quoting Operation Southall.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
UPDATE - SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48734 / 2015
Driver named
The driver of Renault Megane who died in Newick has been named.
William Swanson, known by his family and friends as Iain, 80, from Bracken Way, Broad Oak, Heathfield died when his car was involved in a collision with a tanker on the A272 Goldbridge Road, Newick, near Lewes
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48713 / 2015
MISSING - Michael Van Gils
Mayfield man Michael Van Gils is missing after last being seen in Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday 31 March around 10am.
Michael, 54, is described as white with tanned skin, approximately 5' 8", of stocky build, with black tight curly short hair, full grey/brown beard and was at the time wearing a check overshirt, blue raincoat, navy tracksuit bottoms and tan coloured construction worker boots.
There are concerns for his welfare, so if you see him or know of his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting serial 758 of 01/04 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
SEE ABOVE
7 April
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48738 / 2015
Missing Michael Van Gils found
Michael Van Gils, 54, has been found safe and well
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

Michael Van Gils

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 77
Time: 3.51pm- 4.23pm
Location: House - Heathfield Green, Midhurst
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - burning item extinguished and removed from house - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental - WrL Selsey, WrL Haslemere
 
SURREY POLICE report
Person hit by train near Haslemere
A person has died after being hit by a train near Haslemere.
There is disruption on South West Trains between Guildford and Haslemere after the incident.
British Transport Police, alongside colleagues from Surrey Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to Witley rail station in Surrey to reports of a person hit by a train at 4.20pm. The person was declared dead at the scene.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious. Police are now working to identify the person and inform their family
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48722
Incident: Two charged with courier fraud offences
Detectives investigating a series of courier fraud thefts across the south of England have charged two men with offences allegedly committed in Sussex and Suffolk.
Jameel Gabbidon, 23, an office manager of Sundale Avenue, South Croydon has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, namely claiming to be a bank to obtain cards and pin numbers, intending to make a gain, namely obtain cash and goods on April 2.
Jason Pindi, 29, unemployed of Roke Close, Witley, Godalming, Surrey, has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, namely claiming to be a bank to obtain cards and pin numbers, intending to make a gain, namely obtain cash and goods, in connection with alleged offences in Sussex on 2 April & 13 February and Ipswich, Suffolk, between 5 and 8 of February.
Both men, who were arrested today in Godalming have been remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday 4 April.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 86
Time: 10.14pm - 10.33pm
Location: Rest Gardens - Cross Road, Southwick
Incident: FIRE
4 recycling bins destroyed by fire - adjacent clothes bin 25% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition
WrL Shoreham
 

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FRIDAY 3 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue
Time: 8.59am - 9.31am
Location: A281 Horsham Road, Cowfold
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road and in collision with tree - no persons trapped - male driver treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS using small tools - WrL Partridge Green, WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 110
Time: 11.23am - 11.56am
Location: House - The Millers, Yapton
Incident: FIRE
1st floor airing cupboard involved in fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSFRS - power supply isolated - accidental - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Bognor, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 112
Time: 1.40pm - 2.46pm
Location: Fish and Chip Shop - Carfax, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
building of multiple use - fire in deep fat fryer and extractor unit of fish and chip shop - 4BA, 2HRS, 1 foam HR and ladders used by WSFRS - PPV fan used for ventilation - accidental - WrL Horsham, WrL x2 Crawley, WrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 130
Time: 11.28pm - 00.26am
Location: House - Hackenden Lane, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
chimney fire extinguished by WSFRS using chimney equipment - WrL East Grinstead
 

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SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 139
Time: 10.01am - 10.18am
Location: Restaurant - Crawley Leisure Centre, London Road, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
fire in commercial kitchen of restaurant - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher and 1 wet chemical extinguisher used by WSFRS - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 141
Time: 10.16am - 12.55pm
Location: Off Brighton Road, Henfield
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
elderly horse lying on boggy ground - vet in attendance - mare brought to her feet by TRU officers Unimog vehicle and straps - horse moved to stable and left in the care of owner and vet - TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 145
Time: 12.38pm - 1.34pm
Location: Bewbush Manor Roundabout, A2220 Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 2 persons and dog trapped - ambulance paramedics in attendance - 1 woman, 1 man and labrador dog extricated from car by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - both persons taken to hospital by ambulance - dog left in the care of police
WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley, WrL East Grinstead, WrL Reigate
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48731 / 2015
Time: 4pm
Location: College Road
Incident: Fatal Haywards Heath collision
Police are appealing for any witnesses to a collision in Haywards Heath where a motorcyclist sadly died.
The collision happened around 4pm on College Road as the motorcyclist was riding east toward Lindfield.
He clipped the kerb and collided with a wall. The 33-year-old from Haywards Heath died at the scene.
Anyone who saw the Honda CBR or witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting Operation Clifford.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48758 / 2015
Motorcyclist named
The man who died when his motorcycle crashed into a wall in Haywards Heath on Saturday 4 April, has been named as 33-year-old Joel Devalda.
Joel, who lived in Haywards Heath, was a serving police constable with the Metropolitan Police at Wandsworth in London. He was riding east in College Road towards Lindfield around 4pm when his Honda CBR is thought to have clipped the kerb before colliding with the wall. Sadly, he died at the scene.
 

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SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 148
Time: 4.18am - 4.41am
Location: Crooked Lane, Birdham
Incident: RTC
incident involving car into ditch - 3 youths released before arrival of WSFRS - scene made safe - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 190
Time: 6.07am - 6.34am
Location: Rear of House - Crown Road, Shoreham
Incident: FIRE
fire spread from reignited bonfire - 10% fire damage to domestic garage and guttering - 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Shoreham
 

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MONDAY 6 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 192
Time: 7.41am - 8.08am
Location: A264 Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 1 man trapped - man released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 197
Time: 11.39am - 12.33pm
Location: Terraced House - Ryelands, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
1st floor bedroom well alight - 30% of 1st floor of house damaged by fire - 100% of house smoke damaged - 2BA, 4HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Reigate, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 232
Time: 8.04am - 8.43am
Location: Outside Business Premises - Crompton Road, Crawley
Incident: RESCUE
Person Trapped - 1 man trapped by his lower leg under 400Kg of wood - man released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and physical strength - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley, TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 200
Time: 3.31pm - 3.56pm
Location: Rear Garden of House - Somerset Road, East Preston
Incident: FIRE
summerhouse 4mx4m destroyed by fire - 2HRs used by WSFRS - area damped down and turned over - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 192
Time: 7.41am - 8.08am
Location: A264 Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 1 man trapped - man released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 197
Time: 11.39am - 12.33pm
Location: Terraced House - Ryelands, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
1st floor bedroom well alight - 30% of 1st floor of house damaged by fire - 100% of house smoke damaged - 2BA, 4HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Reigate, Red Cross Support Unit
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 232
Time: 8.04am - 8.43am
Location: Outside Business Premises - Crompton Road, Crawley
Incident: RESCUE
Person Trapped - 1 man trapped by his lower leg under 400Kg of wood - man released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and physical strength - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley, TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 200
Time: 3.31pm - 3.56pm
Location: Rear Garden of House - Somerset Road, East Preston
Incident: FIRE
summerhouse 4mx4m destroyed by fire - 2HRs used by WSFRS - area damped down and turned over - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 7 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 252
Time: 12.52 - 14.11
Location:Semi Detached House - Outerwyke Avenue, Bognor
Incident: FIRE
2 storey semi detached house - fire in conservatory at rear of the house and affecting domestic garage and outbuilding - 6BA, 3HRs and 2 thermal imaging cameras used by WSFRS -3m of roof and guttering on adjacent house affected by heat - accidental
WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton, WrL Arundel, WrL Chichester, FIO, Red Cross Support Unit
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 22.20
Incident: Lifeboat launched to woman in distress
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of a woman in the water within the canal north of Parks Steels at Southwick. The crew found the woman in the water in distress and in difficulty only just staying above the water line. But she refused to get into the boat. Eventually the crew grabbed her and got her into the boat. She was taken to the Lady Bee marina to an ambulance, which was waiting to check her over. She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, suffering from hyperthermia. The lifeboat returned to the station.
full report
 

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WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 274
Time: 7.28am - 7.38am
Location: Annandale Avenue, Bognor
Incident: RTC
incident involving motorbike and van - spillage of fuel on road sanded by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 276
Time: 9.26am - 9.59am
Location: Copthorne Cafe Layby, A264, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2Hrs used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 288
Time: 12.39pm - 13.21pm
Location: Ancton Lane, Elmer
Incident: FIRE
fire in rear of dustcart extinguished by WSFRS using 2HRs- inspection made using thermal imaging camera - dustcart escorted by WSFRS back to depot where the load was emptied and checked to confirm that the fire was fully out - accidental - WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48753 / 2015
Report received:
Missing Hampshire woman could be in Sussex
Sasha Forster, 18, from Fleet was last seen on Tueday 7 April at 3.30pm at her home. She is described as white, 5' 5" with brown waist length hair with dyed purple ends and a nose piercing. She was wearing purple trainers, blue jeans, a grey vest top and black cardigan. She was carrying a small black satchel bag.
There is concern for her welfare and she may have travelled to Brighton.
If you've seen Sasha, either last night or this morning, please call Hampshire Police on 101 quoting 44150116863.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48761 / 2015
Missing Sasha Forster found
RELEASED ON BEHALF OF HAMPSHIRE POLICE
Thank you for your help in sharing our appeal to find missing 18-year-old Sasha Forster from Fleet.
We're pleased to say she has been found safe and well in London on 9 April.

Sasha Forster

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 300
Time: 18.39pm - 18.55pm
Location: Junction Marine Drive and Arlington Avenue, Goring
Incident: FIRE
barbeque in rubbish bin causing fire - 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48754 / 2015
Missing Andrew Kinsella found dead
Andrew Kinsella, 39, who was missing from his home in Uckfield has sadly been found dead at Buxted.
A missing person appeal was made after Andrew was last seen on 23 March. This evening a dog walker found his body in a tent in Buxted Park woods.
There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been passed to the coroner. His next of kin have been informed.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48770 / 2015
Man dies in hospital after Sharpthorne collision
A Crawley man has died in hospital two days after he was involved in a road crash in Sharpthone.
At 3.10pm on Easter Monday 6 April, a Mazda Premacy saloon and a Landrover collided in Plawhatch Lane, Sharpthone, at the junction Grinstead Lane. The sole occupant of the Mazda, Kenneth Edmondson, 83, of Parkway, Crawley, was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill with serious injuries, and has sadly died there two days later.
The 22-year old Crawley Down man driving the Landrover was unhurt, and his passenger, a 30-year woman from East Grinstead, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101, quoting Operation Caribou.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 308
Time: 20.57 - 22.57
Location: Semi detached House - Mallon Dene, Rustington
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor hallway ceiling void of house - 4BA, 3HRs , 1Co2 extinguisher and ladders used by WSFRS - affected areas damped down and cut away - 20% of house damaged by fire, heat and smoke - accidental - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance
WrLx2 Littlehampton, Red Cross support Unit
 

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THURSDAY 9 APRIL 2015


RNLI selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 4.19am
Incident: Lifeboat early morning launch
Selsey volunteer crew were paged at 4.19am. to launch the Lifeboat.
Sussex police had requested a Lifeboat attendance at Bognor Pier where they were searching for two vulnerable females. The Lifeboat was launched at 4.31 a.m. and soon after launching the two females were found by police and the Lifeboat was stood down.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 323
Time: 11.05am - 11.23am
Location: Junction Stephenson Way and Haslett Avenue, East Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 324
Time: 11.19am - 11.45am
Location: Flat - Priestley way, Middleton
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of flat - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSFRS - kitchen ventilated using PPV fan - accidental
WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48759 / 2015
MISSING - Ashley Colton
Police are concerned for the welfare of a 23-year-old Hailsham man, Ashley Colton, who has been missing since late morning on Tuesday 7 April.
Ashley is 6' 1" and of muscular build. He has short dark hair and a prominent beard. When last seen he was wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a black baseball cap.
Ashley is extremely vulnerable and requires regular medication. He may be alarmed if approached and may become aggressive, particularly towards women. If you see him or know of his whereabouts please call 999 immediately quoting Sussex Police serial 521 of 7/4.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49459 / 2015
Tuesday 30 June 2015
FOUND - Ashley Colton
Ashley Colton, 23, from Hailsham, has been found safe in London after last being seen on Tuesday 7 April. Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

 Found - Ashley Colton

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 335
Time: 5.25pm - 5.53pm
Location: Off London Road A24 Washington
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - bonfire causing excessive smoke - 1HR used by WSFRS - WrL Storrington
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48760 / 2015
Police arrest robbery suspect in Lancing
Following a report 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.
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 345
Time: 7.02pm - 7.32pm
Location: Rear Garden of House - York Road, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
fire in garden involving fence and tree and shrubbery - 1HR and drag rake used by WSFRS - WrL Chichester
 

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FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48764 / 2015
Collision, A29 Bury
UPDATED: Car and motorcyclists in collision on the A29 at Bury, near Pulborough
Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the A29 at Bury, south of Pulborough, involving two motorcycles and a Volkswagen Golf car. The collision occurred at around 1.20pm and the road was closed in both directions.
It re-opened shortly before 2.30pm.
At least one of the motorcyclists is believed to have sustained serious injuries.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 377
Time: 7.29pm-8.25pm
Location: Commercial building, The Boulevard, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
Fire in 3-storey commercial building started in bins at rear of property - extinguished by WSFRS using 4BA and 2HR, 1 triple extension ladder and small gear - building checked for hot spots using TIC - incident left with Sussex Police - deliberate
WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48767 / 2015
Missing Selsey teenager Jade Cooper
Concern is growing for the welfare of missing 16-year-old Jade Cooper from Selsey.
Jade was last seen on Tuesday 7 April when she left her home around 4pm.
She is described as being 5' and of slim build with a pale complexion. She has red shoulder length hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a white long-sleeved top covered with a fur-hooded white body warmer and skinny jeans.
Because of her age police are concerned for her safety and believe she may be in either Brighton or Worthing.
Anyone who sees Jade or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1101 of 07/04.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Jade Cooper
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR488864 / 2015
Jade Cooper, missing Selsey teenager, found in Brighton
Missing 16-year-old Jade Cooper from Selsey was found in Brighton on Monday evening 20 April.
Jade was last seen on 7 April.
 

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SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 324
Time: 00.13am - 00.35am
Location: Flat, Priestley way, Middleton-On-Sea
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen in ground floor flat - out on arrival - PPV used by WSFRS to clear smoke - two males given oxygen therapy at the scene for smoke inhalation - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 399
Time: 11.37am - 11.51am
Location: Sincox Lane, Shipley
Incident: FIRE
Quad bike well alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - accidental ignition - WrL Billingshurst
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 414
Time: 11.29pm - 11.56pm
Location: House, Lanfranc Rd, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving kitchen of mid terrace house - 4BA and 2HR used by WSFRS - 1 female led to safety - accidental ignition - WrLx3 Worthing
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 12.20
Incident: Coastguards and Lifeboats search beach
The Shoreham all weather and inshore lifeboats were launched following a report from Brighton Beach office after a pile of clothes had been found on the beach in between the West Pier and Brighton Pier. A shoreline search was quickly carried out from the marina to the pier and around the pier. In liaison with Solent Coastguard, Shoreham lifeboats and the Brighton lifeboat carried out an extensive search between Brighton Marina and the West Pier, with nothing found. The lifeboats were stood down just after 2pm.
full report
 

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SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48777 / 2015
Report received:
Time: 12.40am
Location: Rotherfield Road, Crowborough
Incident: Crowborough fatal collision
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Crowborough where two men died.
Emergency services were called to Rotherfield Road around 12.40am this morning to a car which had collided with a church wall and overturned.
Two men, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old from Tunbridge Wells, sadly died at the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened or has details on the collision please call 101 quoting Op Lapwing.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48796 / 2015
Two men named
The two men who sadly died in a collision in the early hours of Sunday 12 April, in Crowborough have been named.
Michael James Robert Owen, 21, and Kyle Careford, 20, both had been staying in Crowborough but originally from Tunbridge Wells.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 422
Time: 6.53am - 7.27am
Location: Shripney Road, Bognor Regis
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving car into a tree - 1 male and 1 female released from vehicle by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - CPR and oxygen therapy administered but sadly the male was declared deceased at the scene - incident left with Sussex Police
WrLx2 Bognor, HRT Chichester
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48779 / 2015
Time: 6.50am
Location: A29 Shripney Road, Bognor
Incident: Fatal Bognor collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver died when his car left the road and hit a tree on the A29 Shripney Road at Bognor.
The collision happened at 6.50am involving a Peugeot 106 car travelling northwards, which collided slightly with another vehicle, a Kia Picanto, before it came off the road.
The driver sadly died at the scene. He was Peter Adair, 22, of Victoria Drive, Bognor. His passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Ford, suffered serious head and back injuries and was taken to Southampton Hospital. She is in a critical condition. The Kia driver, a 46-year-old woman from Bognor, was uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to ring 101 quoting Operation Bingley or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48775 / 2015
Report received:
MISSING - Rupert Greenwell
Police are concerned for the welfare of Rupert Greenwell who has gone missing in Amberley.
Rupert, 51, from London, was visiting family in High Street, Amberley and was last seen at 10.30pm on Thursday 9 April. Officers have been searching the area around Amberley along with the police helicopter.
Rupert suffers from mental health issues and there is growing concern for his welfare.
He is described as white, 6' 1", with grey collar length hair, medium build, with a beard and wears glasses. He may be wearing a black padded puffa style jacket, beige trousers, brown shoes and a brown trilby style hat.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48780 / 2015
Missing Rupert Greenwell found
Missing Rupert Greenwell has been found in Bognor just before midnight on Sunday, 12 April.
Rupert, 51, from London, went missing on Thursday, 9 April, whilst visiting family in High Street, Amberley. Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

Rupert Greenwell

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 433
Time: 12.09pm-2.42pm
Location: Cakeham Road, East Wittering
Incident: RTC
incident involving car into block of flats - no persons trapped - structural damage to gable end of building - area cordoned off, building and scene made safe by WSFRS - 3 casualties taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with Sussex Police
WrL East Wittering, TRU Officers x 2
 

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MONDAY 13 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 455
Time: 1.14am - 5.19am
Location: Hotel, Chapel Street, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving a building of four floors used as a hotel - external fire spreading to 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor - building evacuated - fire extinguished by WSFRS using 14BA, 4 jets, 2HR and 1 ALP - no reported injuries to public - 1 firefighter sustained minor injury and was taken to hospital - fire currently under investigation
WrLx2 & BASU Chichester, WrLx2 & CSU Bognor, WrL Arundel, WrL Selsey, WrL East Wittering, ALP Worthing,
WrL Littlehampton WrL Havant & WrL Emsworth
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FIRE & RESCUE - Ref: PR 7182
Time: 01.14
Location: Travelodge, Chapel Street, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a hotel in Chichester through the early hours of this morning.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to Chapel Street in Chichester at 01.14 this morning after a fire was reported at the rear of the Belle Isle restaurant. Thankfully, all the hotel's guests were safely evacuated and relocated to the Travelodge in Fontwell, near Arundel.
The first fire crew arrived within 4 minutes of the 999 call and found the blaze had spread externally up the three storey building.
Additional crews were immediately requested and despatched to the scene. At its

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height ten fire engines and the Aerial Ladder Platform from Worthing were all involved in the firefighting operation.
Assistance was also given by Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service with engines sent from Emsworth and Havant.
Teams of breathing apparatus wearers tackled the fire from both inside and outside of the building to prevent any further fire spread. The blaze was extinguished at around 4am but one crew still remains at the scene carrying out a watching brief.
Unfortunately, one firefighter sustained an injury from a falling roof tile. He was taken to hospital and x-rayed but his injuries are thought to be minor.
Fire Investigation Officers are currently at the scene working alongside the Police to establish the cause of the fire. Early indications are that it may have started in a rear storage/utility area of the restaurant. Chapel Street, which was closed during the firefighting operation, has now reopened.
Group Manager Gary Locker, who was at the scene, said afterwards: "The attending firefighters did an excellent job. This was a protracted incident and crews had to fight the fire from a number of sectors to successfully surround and extinguish it, including a service ventilation shaft with difficult access. I would also like to thank the team at the Dolphin & Anchor in Chichester who helped to look after the evacuated hotel guests until they could be taken on to their replacement hotel."
PHOTO & REPORT
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 485
Time: 4.09pm - 4.38pm
Location: Off Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint
Incident: FIRE
hay on fire in open sided barn 16mx18m - 1HR used by WSFRS - area damped down and turned over - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 499
Time: 9.03pm - 9.48pm
Location: Junction West Tyne and Columbia Drive, Durrington, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
caravan destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrLx3 Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 525
Time: 2.28pm - 2.41pm
Location: Domestic Garden off Lower Mere, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
ride on lawn mower in domestic garden destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSFRS - 1 man with minor burn injury given 1st aid BY WSFRS and didn't need to go to hospital - accidental - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 535
Time: 7.55pm - 9.17pm
Location: House - The Street, Clapham
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 555
Time: 11.05am- 12.38pm
Location: A272, East of Petworth
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road and into ditch - male driver trapped - man released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Midhurst, HRT Chichester
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 565
Time: 4.48pm - 6.36pm
Location: Off Warninglid Lane, Plummers Plain
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
Horse in ditch - vet in attendance - horse recovered from ditch by TRU officers using Unimog and animal rescue equipment - horse taken back to stable by TRU officers and left in care of vet - TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 581
Time: 8.48pm - 10.33pm
Location: House - Grouse Road, Colgate
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 576
Time: 10.03pm - 10.34pm
Location: Crawley Road Horsham
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 4 persons assessed medically at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene safety maintained by WSFRS - WrL Horsham
 

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THURSDAY 16 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 583
Time: 01.48am - 2.27am
Location: Allotments off St Johns Road, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire on allotments extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 586
Time: 02.02am - 2.37am
Location: College Building - A286 West Dean
Incident: FIRE
fire in emergency lighting fuse box in college building - power and battery to fuse box isolated by WSFRS - 1Co2 extinguisher and thermal imaging camera used - WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 589
Time: 8.21 - 9.49am
Location: Farmland off Hundred Acres, Compton
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
large stag trapped by its antlers in fence and barbed wire - stag released by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and released into field - TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 601
Time: 12.36pm - 13.21pm
Location: Shop at the Guildbourne Centre, Chapel Road, Worthing
Incident: FLOODING
shop flooded by water coming from internal burst water pipe - water isolated by WSFRS and salvage carried out using brooms and mops - Water Board in attendance - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 602
Time: 13.01pm - 13.29pm
Location: Warehouse - Faraday Close, Durrington, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
3 storey warehouse building - fire in 1st floor heat box machine involving cardboard boxes - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - inspection made using thermal imaging camera - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 607
Time: 14.49pm - 15.39pm
Location: Church - Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley
Incident: FIRE
fire in pulpit area of church - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 621
Time: 20.53pm - 21.23pm
Location: Off Holt Lane, Clapham
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - large bonfire out of control - 2HRs used by WSFRS - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 623
Time: 21.07pm - 21.55pm
Location: House - Lavender Row, Stedham
Incident: FIRE
Chimney - severe fire in chimney - chimney equipment used by WSFRS - WrL Midhurst
 

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FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 631
Time: 7.49am - 8.12am
Location: Nature Reserve off Coopers Close, Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - bonfire out of control in wooded area fire extinguished by WSFRS - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 650
Time: 2.19pm - 4.13pm
Location: Hotel - Langley Drive, Crawley
Incident: GAS LEAK
large high pressure gas pipe fractured by heavy goods lorry - lorry driver uninjured - gas venting into open air - 100m cordon set up by WSFRS and scene sectorised - hotel occupants evacuated to opposite end of hotel by hotel staff - Southern Gas Network engineers and Police in attendance - 2 safety HRs laid out by WSFRS - gas isolated by Gas Board engineers - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 664
Time: 10.02pm - 10.55pm
Location: House - the Brambles, Cuckfield
Incident: FIRE
Chimney - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Haywards Heath
 

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SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2015


RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 12.09pm
Incident: Lifeboat launched to person cut off by rising tide
Brighton Lifeboat 'Random Harvest' was launched today at 12.09pm to a male cut off by the rising tide at Peacehaven.
Solent Coastguard requested the lifeboat to launch after 999 calls were received with details that a male was unable to access a safe part of the beach after being cut off by the rising tide. The lifeboat was quick to launch and once the casualty had been located, he was evacuated off the beach by the ILB. No medical attention was required. The gentleman was taken back to Brighton Lifeboat Station from where he made his trip home.
Roger Cohen, Lifeboat Operations Manager of Brighton Lifeboat said- "visitor's to the coast need to be aware of the tides when walking along unfamiliar coastlines."
full report
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 12:30
Incident: Lifeboat Launched Person in the water - emergency assistance
The D-Class lifeboat was tasked to go to the top of Thorney Channel in the vicinity of Thornham Marina, as there had been a report of a person in the water.
The lifeboat arrived at the same time as the Chichester Harbour Patrol Vessel and they found that the person had been taken out of the water onto the marina pontoon and was being attended by members of the public. The lifeboat crew together with the Chichester Harbour Patrol crew, who are community first responders, carried out first aid until an ambulance arrived.
full report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48849 / 2015
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Cuff Miller and Company garage in Horsham Road, Littlehampton
Incident: Knifepoint robbery at garage
Police are investigating a knifepoint robbery that took place at the Cuff Miller and Company garage in Horsham Road, Littlehampton
Shortly before 7.30pm a woman cashier was confronted by a man with a knife, wearing a grey woollen hoody and dark grey jeans, and with a scarf covering his face. He threatened the cashier and demanded cash before running off. He spoke with what sounded like an East European accent and is thought to have taken around £200. No one was hurt.
The suspect is described as white, 6', and very skinny. In addition to the hoody he wore dark grey jeans and spectacles. He was carrying a Lidl-brand bag.
Anyone who saw what happened, who noticed the offender or who has other information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1428 of 18/4.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48910 / 2015
Man charged with two knifepoint robberies at Littlehampton garage
A man has been charged with two knifepoint robberies at a garage in Littlehampton.
Liam McGuicken, 42, unemployed, of Falkland Avenue, Littlehampton, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on 24 April 2015, charged with the robberies, at the Cuff Millar garage in Horsham Road, Littlehampton, on 16 March and 18 April.
He was remanded in custody for an initial hearing at Chichester Crown Court on 15 May.
On each occasion a quantity of cash was stolen.
 

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SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 716
Time: 5.17am - 10.03am
Location: House - College Lane, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
House Fire - 3 storey end of terrace house - 1st and 2nd floor converted roof space well alight on arrival of WSFRS - 18BA, 8HRs, ladder and 3 thermal imaging cameras used by WSFRS and ESFRS - salvage carried out in house and neighbouring house - ALP used to survey damage to roof - 100% of 1st and 2nd floor converted roof space damaged by fire - 70% of ground floor damaged by heat and smoke - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - cause of fire under investigation
WrL East Grinstead, WrL Forest Row, WrL Turners Hill, WrLx2 Crawley, CU Haywards Heath , L4T Haywards Heath
Red Cross Support Unit, FIO
 
SUSSEX POLICE report
Time: 11am
Location: The Drive, Chichester
Incident: Couple found dead in Chichester home
Officers were called to The Drive, Summersdale, just before 11am, where they discovered an elderly couple dead.
A spokeswoman from Sussex Police said a care worker was concerned about an elderly resident of the home and dialled 999.
Police said inquiries are currently ongoing to try to determine how they died, and the coroner's office has been notified.
The couple, who sadly died in Chichester on Sunday, have been identified as Peter Thompson, 84, and Sheila Thompson, 88, both of The Drive, Chichester.
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 12:54
Incident: Lady falls and breaks her ankle
The Coastguard alerted Hayling Lifeboat to a request from the Hampshire Ambulance Service to go to a 61 year old lady who had fallen from the Chichester Harbour sea wall and broken her ankle. She had been walking from Emsworth and fell in a remote area near Coniger Point, Warblington, and the ambulance could not get to her. The Lifeboat soon located the lady who was being attended to by paramedics. She was lifted onto the lifeboat and taken to the Pook Lane slipway where the ambulance could get close to her.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 732
Time: 2.55pm - 5.18pm
Location: Hoe Lane, Flansham
Incident: FIRE
Bonfire - unattended bonfire extinguished by WSFRS due to close proximity to footpath - 2HRs used by WSFRS
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Littlehampton, WrC Petworth
 
RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 16:38
Incident: Yacht goes aground suspecting a leak
A yacht made a MAYDAY call as the skipper suspected he had a leak and was taking on water, so he ran the yacht aground. After some confusion the D-Class lifeboat was launched as the DLA could see the casualty yacht aground on the Winner Bank. The Harbour Patrol Vessel and Hayling Rescue were attending but in deeper water and the lifeboat was able to get close. The lifeboat helm went aboard the yacht and checked for water coming in, and since the tide was dropping rapidly checked outside the hull. All seemed OK and it seemed likely that sea water taken into the gas locker during passage had drained into the bilges. The lifeboat crew laid out a kedge anchor for when she re-floated and it was agreed that the owner would check the bilges as she re-floated and call for assistance if needed - which it turned out there was no leak.
full report
 

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MONDAY 20 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 757
Time: 6.02am - 6.26am
Location: Swan Pub - Lower Street, Fittleworth
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor kitchen of pub - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Petworth, WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 761
Time: 9.16am - 10.56am
Location: Caravan Park - Paddock Lane, Selsey
Incident: FIRE
static caravan destroyed by fire - 2nd static caravan 10% damaged by fire - 1 man rescued by WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - 3 further persons given oxygen therapy by WSFRS - 2 cylinders removed from caravan to place of safety - 3HRs, 6BA used by WSFRS - cause of fire under investigation - WrL Selsey, WrLx2 Chichester, L4T Selsey
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR488864 / 2015
Jade Cooper, missing Selsey teenager, found in Brighton
Missing 16-year-old Jade Cooper from Selsey was found in Brighton on Monday evening 20 April.
Jade had left her home in Selsey on 7 April.
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 767
Time: 11.17am - 11.36am
Location: Junction of Seaview Road and West Parade Worthing
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 3 persons given 1st aid by WSFRS - scene made safe - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 779
Time: 1.46pm - 3.12pm
Location: Rear of House - Warninglid Lane, Warninglid
Incident: FIRE
domestic garage destroyed by fire - two 25kg propane cylinders removed from garage and cooled using HR - 4BA, 3HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley, BASU Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 804
Time: 7.47pm - 8.07pm
Location: Goffs Park, Old Horsham Road, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
fire in skip extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL Crawley, L4T Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 808
Time: 8.24pm - 8.50pm
Location: Dutchells Copse, Rusper Road, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
fire in woodland extinguished by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 814
Time: 9.12pm - 9.31pm
Location: Leechpool Woods, Harwood Road, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
unattended bonfire in woodland extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham
 

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TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 817
Time: 05.48am - 6.04am
Location: House - Clarendon Road, Broadwater, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
fire in bedroom caused by a newspaper coming into contact with bedside light - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - thankfully, because West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service had previously carried out a Home Fire Safety Check at the property in October 2014, the occupier was protected by a Lifeline System with a specialist 'Firelink' smoke alarm - this meant that an operator at a 24-hour monitoring centre was automatically alerted to the fire and could place the 999 call to the Fire Service - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 835
Time: 11.34am - 12.18pm
Location: Junction of Rowan Way and Shripney Road, Bognor
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 2 elderly men assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - 1 of the men taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 838
Time: 1.40pm - 2.52pm
Location: Woodgate Park Road, Westergate
Incident: FIRE
shed and contents destroyed by fire - 2 further sheds affected by fire and smoke - 1 summerhouse damaged by fire - roof construction and door linings of 2 domestic garages damaged by fire - 4BA, 2HRs, 2 thermal imaging cameras and 2 ladders used by WSFRS accidental
WrL Bognor, WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48877 / 2015
Report received:
WANTED - Glenn Trevor Williams
Detectives from East Surrey are appealing for help in locating a man they would like to speak to following recent offences in East Surrey and Sussex.
Officers from Surrey Police have been working hard to locate 55-year-old Glenn Trevor Williams from Winchelsea. They would like to speak to him in connection with a domestic related incident in Tandridge but have so far been unsuccessful. He may have connections to Sussex.
Mr Williams is described as a white man, around 5ft 10in tall and of large build.
Anyone who can assist officers locate Mr Williams is urged to contact Surrey Police quoting reference 45150031933.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

WANTED -  Glenn Trevor Williams

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 851
Time: 2.32pm - 3.39pm
Location: Outside House, Handford Way, Plummers Plain
Incident: FIRE
campervan destroyed by fire - fire spread to tree and affected 10% of domestic garage - 2BA, 1 HR and 1 foam HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 857
Time: 3.36pm - 4.43pm
Location: River off Lock Lane, Partridge Green
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
sheep in river - sheep rescued by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment - TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 865
Time: 7.49pm - 8.03pm
Location: Aldsworth Avenue, Goring
Incident: FIRE
bin fire caused by barbeque - fire extinguished by WSFRS - WrL Worthing
 

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WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 884
Time: 10.19am - 11.22am
Location: Outside House - Upper Brighton Road, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
4 metres of timber fencing and car port destroyed by fire - 5% radiated heat damage to adjacent property. Fire believed to be deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48900 / 2015
Time: 10.20am
Location: A27, Upper Brighton Road, Worthing
Incident: Worthing arson
Police are asking for witnesses to a house and garage fire which broke out on the A27, Upper Brighton Road, in Worthing.
The fire started around 10.20am in a car port, which spread to the roof, causing damage to the car port, doors, windows and brickwork of the next door property.
Fire investigators have assessed the fire was started deliberately.
PC Scott Walters said: "We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of the Charmandean Centre around 10am on Wednesday morning and might have seen anything suspicious is asked to get in touch. Thankfully no-one was injured,but we need to talk to anyone who can help with our enquiries".
If you can help please call 101 quoting serial 366 of 22/04 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 891
Time: 12.05pm - 12.34pm
Location: House, South Ambersham
Incident: FIRE
summerhouse destroyed by fire - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - area turned over and damped down by WSFRS using 1HR - accidental
WrL Bognor, WrL Godalming ? ?
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48873 / 2015
MISSING - James Ashby
Police are appealing for the whereabouts of James Ashby.
James, 68, was last known to be living in Mill Road in the West Ashling area of Chichester but it is believed he might have moved in December.
PC Heather Mackay said: "James met his brother for a coffee in early March and was due to meet again in late March but did not answer messages. The car James drives, a pink Peugeot 107, was last seen near Bosham on Tuesday 21 April.
We are growing concerned for James as he has not been seen in person since 7 April and has not spoke to anyone recently. He is described as white, around 5' 8", bald and most often clean shaven."
Anyone with details about where he might be is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 225 of 14/04.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
James Ashby
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48909 / 2015
Missing James Ashby found
James Ashby, 68, from West Ashling, Chichester, has been found safe and well after last being seen on Tuesday 7 April.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 898
Time: 3.00pm - 3.43pm
Location: Building - High Street, Henfield
Incident:Dangerous structure
area of corrugated metal roofing loose on roof of building - area made safe by WSFRS using triple extension ladder and small tools
WrL Henfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 903
Time: 6.01pm - 6.30pm
Location: Petersfield Road, South Harting
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - man assisted from car by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital - scene made safe by WSFRS
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petersfield
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 907
Time: 6.16pm - 6.38pm
Location: Off New Road, Clayton
Incident: FIRE
out of control bonfire extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL Burgess Hill
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48883 / 2015
Prolific burglar caught in the act by dog handler
A prolific burglar has been jailed after a police dog handler caught him in the act.
Paul Yardley was inside a bungalow in High Street, Findon, filling his pockets with rings and earrings when PC Matt Songhurst, who was on patrol in the area with his dog Mitch, were alerted by neighbours to suspicious noises in the area and rushed to the scene, shortly before 6pm on 4 February.
PC Songhurst spotted Yardley inside the home and raced to the back door of the home where the sight of a barking Mitch and the shouts of the officer were enough to convince the burglar to drop to the floor and give himself up.
Yardley, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to burglary when he appeared at Chichester Crown Court. The 29-year-old also admitted breaking into six homes in Medstead, Winchester, Wonston and Sutton Scotney, in Hampshire, as well as one in Warminster, Wiltshire - all between 26 January and 2 February. Yardley, who had 22 previous convictions for burglary, was jailed for four years and eight months. He had committed at least eight burglaries that Police know of in just over a week which shows just how prolific he was and how many people were falling victim to him.

Paul Yardley

 

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THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 925
Time: 10.37am - 11.14am
Location: A259 Littlehampton
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and lorry - 1 elderly man assessed by ambulance paramedics and extricated from car by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - small diesel spillage from lorry sanded - incident left with police
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Arundel, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 929
Time: 10.49am - 11.07am
Location: Rear of House - Marvell Close, Pound Hill
Incident: FIRE
shed and fence on fire in rear garden - 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL x2 Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 939
Time: 12.37pm - 1.23pm
Location: Farmland off Glasshouse Lane, Kirdford
Incident: FIRE
4 wheel pick up vehicle destroyed by fire - 1HR, 2BA used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Midhurst, WrC Petworth
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 940
Time: 1.07pm - 1.23pm
Location: 1st Floor Flat - Downsview Avenue, Storrington
Incident: FIRE
in kitchen involving cooking and cooker - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - kitchen smoke logged - cooker isolated and removed by WSFRS and kitchen ventilated naturally - accidental - WrL Storrington
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 14:20
Incident: Lifeboat launched to disabled boat
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was tasked to a 19ft motor vessel just outside the eastern arm of Shoreham Harbour, which had suffered engine failure. The crew located the vessel with two people on board and set up a tow. It was towed back to the harbour and through the locks.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 946
Time: 2.50pm - 3.54pm
Location: B2110 Handcross
Incident: FIRE
out of control bonfire spread to embankment - 1HR, 1 foam HR, beaters and pitch forks used by WSFRS - approx 25m of road embankment destroyed by fire - WrL Burgess Hill
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 947
Time: 3.20pm - 3.34pm
Location: Coolhurst Lane Horsham
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with house - no persons trapped - car and house inspected by WSFRS - no damage to house - driver medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - incident left with police - WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 948
Time: 4.00pm - 4.09pm
Location: Kyoto Court, Bognor
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with house - no persons trapped - elderly woman assessed by ambulance paramedics - inspection only by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48902 / 2015
Four car crash on the A27 at Polegate
Traffic is currently heavy on the A27 Polegate by-pass following a four car collision between the Cophall roundabout and traffic lights at the junction with the A2270 Eastbourne Road. It happened just before 5pm.
One vehicle is blocking the road and motorists are being advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes for the time being. There are currently no reports of any injuries.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48907 / 2015
Police officers rescue man from the River Lavant, Chichester
Two police constables and a police community support officer plunged into the River Lavant to rescue a man who had earlier been reported missing from St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
A passer-by called police after hearing groans and screams coming from the direction of the river near Church Road.
Officers responded and found the man, 33, in 12 feet of water. He was extremely cold and resistant to help, but the officers managed to get him onto the bank before he was returned to the hospital by ambulance.
The officers involved were PC James Bunch, PC Richard Smart and PCSO Daniel Sibun.
 

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FRIDAY 24 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 970
Time: 1.45am - 2.51am
Location: Factory Unit - Water Lane, Storrington
Incident: Cylinder
leaking acetylene cylinder in factory unit - factory evacuated - cylinder isolated by WSFRS - building allowed to ventilate naturally
WrL Storrington, WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 971
Time: 3.43am - 4.56am
Location: Front Garden of House - West Park Crescent, Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
approx 15mx10m of assorted rubbish alight in domestic front garden - fire affecting guttering, front porch of house and fence - 3HRs, 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Hurstpierpoint , WrL Haywards Heath
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48916 / 2015
Report received:
MISSING - Dawid Pietryja
Concern is growing for a man who has gone missing from hospital in Chichester who is reliant on daily medical treatment.
Dawid Pietryja, 34, a patient at Graylingwell, went missing just before lunchtime on Thursday 23 April. He was last seen in Chichester city centre at 11.35am from where he was reported missing by hospital staff. Bank records show that he withdrew cash from a machine in Bognor Regis at 12.06pm the same day.
His lack of medication may cause him to be alarmed if approached and anyone who sees him is asked not to engage with him, but to call 999 immediately. If he is in need of medical attention, please ask for ambulance assistance as well.
If you know of his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting serial 529 of 23/04.

Dawid Pietryja

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1004
Time: 11.52am - 12.43am
Location: House - London Road Pulborough
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSFRS - WrL Billingshurst
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48910 / 2015
Man charged with two knifepoint robberies at Littlehampton garage
A man has been charged with two knifepoint robberies at a garage in Littlehampton.
Liam McGuicken, 42, unemployed, of Falkland Avenue, Littlehampton, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court charged with the robberies, at the Cuff Millar garage in Horsham Road, Littlehampton, on 16 March and 18 April.
He was remanded in custody for an initial hearing at Chichester Crown Court on 15 May.
On each occasion a quantity of cash was stolen.
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RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 13:25
Incident: Lifeboat launched to disabled boat
The Shoreham lifeboat was launched to a broken down 20ft speedboat with two people on board which had suffered engine failure south of the Shoreham Power Station. The boat was in danger of going aground until a passing vessel towed it to the harbour and then the ILB took over the tow and took it into the Lady B Marina.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1013
Time: 4.36pm - 4.57pm
Location: The Street, Patching
Incident: RESCUE
man trapped by his leg under tractor wheel - tractor stabilised and man released by WSFRS using airbags - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1023
Time: 7.46pm - 8.26pm
Location: Lyons Way, Worthing
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 woman treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS and police - WrL Worthing
 

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SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1037
Time: 04.22am - 04.47am
Location: Homefield Park - Park Road, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
tent on fire - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1043
Time: 8.44am - 9.02am
Location: Nyton Road, Westergate
Incident: RTC
incident involving 1 car - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48921 / 2015
Time: 9pm
Location: Burndell Road, Yapton
Incident: Woman attacked at Yapton bus stop
Police are investigating an incident in Burndell Road, Yapton, in which a 52-year-old Ford woman was attacked by a 50-year-old man, also from Ford. It happened at around 9pm when a man was seen to be forcibly restraining the woman, who suffered facial injuries, at a bus stop.
The woman was taken by ambulance to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, where she was detained overnight for treatment and observation. Officers arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released on conditional bail until 12 May while enquiries continue. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, and in particular a man who was flagged down by the woman as she sought help.
They are asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1432 of 25/4 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1065
Time: 6.26am - 7.00am
Location: Business Premises - Faraday Road, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
deep oil fryer alight in commercial kitchen - 1 fire blanket, 2BA, 2 wet chemical extinguishers and 1HR used by WSFRS -accidental
WrLx2 Crawley
 
SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 10.11am
Incident: Selsey Lifeboat launched to disabled Dive Boat
Selsey RNLI Lifeboat went to the aid of the 10-metre dive boat 'Cast-away' which had broadcast a distress call. The vessel reported gearbox problems in a position 6.5 miles south west of Selsey Lifeboat station. She had a party of seven divers on board and was out of Littlehampton Harbour. The Tyne class Lifeboat 'Voluntary Worker' launched at 10.22 am. and proceeded to the position. The dive boat had reported that they had a line in their propeller and a diver could free it once the Lifeboat arrived on scene.
At 10.50 a.m. the lifeboat was alongside and a tow was established between the two vessels. When the line was freed from the propeller the tow commenced towards Littlehampton
Selsey lifeboat
Harbour. Due to state of the tide the Littlehampton Lifeboat had been requested to take over the tow to enter the harbour. At 1.10 p.m. the tow was passed to the Littlehampton Lifeboat and the Selsey Lifeboat was released by Solent Coastguard to return to base. - Full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1076
Time: 1.21pm - 1.40pm
Location: 1st Floor Flat - Walton Road, Bognor
Incident: FIRE
smell of burning coming from 1st floor flat - access made by WSFRS using ladder - cooking left unattended on hob - cooker isolated - flat ventilated using PPV Fan -accidental - WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 13:30
Incident: Lifeboat in search for Speedboat
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was called to search for a speedboat broken down south of Brighton Pier. Once afloat the coastguard told the crew that the boat was in fact 2.8 miles south of the pier. The lifeboat proceeded to that position but could not find the speedboat with three people on board. They were eventually found 2.8 miles west of the pier. The 19ft speedboat was taken under tow back to Shoreham Harbour.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1085
Time: 9.27pm - 10.42pm
Location: House - Bowers Place, Crawley Down
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - triple extension ladder, 1 ladder, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS
WrL Turners Hill, WrL East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48922 / 2015
on behalf of Surrey Police
Time: 10pm
Location: A24, Capel
Incident: Fatal Collision A24 near Capel
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A24 in Capel.
The collision occurred at 10pm between the Clark's Green roundabout and the Kingsfold railway bridge which crosses the A24.
It involved a grey Seat Ibiza which was travelling northbound and a silver Ford Fiesta which was travelling southbound.
A teenage girl, who was a passenger in the Ibiza, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second teenage girl who was also a passenger of the Ibiza was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Ibiza, a teenage boy, and the driver of the Fiesta a woman in her 20s, were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Detective Sergeant Gary Wright from the Collision Investigation Unit said: "I would appeal to anybody who was travelling on the A24 in either direction on Sunday night to get in touch if you saw this collision or either of these vehicles prior to the collision."
Surrey Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved to call 101 or report it online quoting the reference number P15106463.
 

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MONDAY 27 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue
West Sussex firefighters join Nepal rescue effort
Members of West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Technical Rescue Unit have flown out to Nepal as part of the UK's International Search and Rescue response to the earthquake disaster.
Following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday morning 25 April, killing more than 2,000 people and leaving an unknown number still trapped, the Nepalese government have accepted an offer of assistance from the UK to support the international search and rescue effort.
The team flew from Stansted Airport at 9.15pm last night and are scheduled to land in Nepal's capital Kathmandu later today.
The team has taken more than 11 tons of equipment with them, including search cameras, listening devices, breaking and breaching tools and jacking and lifting gear, all designed to locate and safely rescue trapped casualties. The West Sussex firefighters are part of a UK team of 67 responders including search and rescue crews, four search dogs, a medical support team and hazardous materials specialists.
The Technical Rescue Unit, which is based in Horley but whose members live across the county, is equipped to respond to disasters at home and abroad and has previously been deployed to earthquakes in Indonesia, Haiti, Japan and New Zealand.
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Fire & Rescue
29 April 2015
West Sussex firefighters in action in Nepal
The UK International Search and Rescue [UKISAR] team, which includes West Sussex firefighters, has arrived in Nepal and begun their mission in the earthquake-hit country.
They have been tasked with searching an area north of Kathmandu's centre in the suburb of Chandol, plus surrounding areas.
The team flew from Stansted airport at 9.15pm on Sunday 26 April, bound for Kathmandu, but heavy air traffic at the Nepalese capital's airport meant that they were diverted to Delhi.
The UKISAR team is fully self-sufficient for up to 10 days, providing its own tented accommodation, food and water and medical support for the duration of the deployment. The team of nearly 70 volunteers, drawn from UK fire and rescue services and health trusts, has been deployed by the Department for International Development.
The West Sussex firefighters Technical Rescue Unit have previously been mobilised to earthquakes in Indonesia, Haiti, Japan and New Zealand.
For more information on the Nepal Earthquake and UK efforts, please visit www.gov.uk and the Department for International Development.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48930 / 2015
Time: 9.40am
Location: Lyminster Road, A284
Incident: Crossbush collision
Two light goods vans travelling in opposite directions collided in Lyminster Road, the A284, at the junction with the A27 Arundel Road, Crossbush, at 9.40am.
The driver of one of the vans, a 56-year old Portslade man, was taken to Worthing Hospital to be treated for serious chest injuries which were not reported as life threatening. The driver of the other van, a 33-year old man from Southampton, was unhurt.
Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to call 101, quoting serial 316 of 27/4.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1096
Time: 11.06am - 12.31pm
Location: Theobald Road, Burgess Hill
Incident:Dangerous Structure
overhead electrical cable struck by LGV mounted crane - cable isolated by National Grid engineer - spillage of hydraulic fluid from crane sanded by WSFRS - crane removed from cable - WrL Burgess Hill
 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat BRIGHTON LIFEBOAT
Time: 13.29
Incident: Lifeboat launched to fishing vessel in difficulty
Brighton Lifeboat volunteer crew were tasked today at 1.29pm after a fishing vessel got into difficulty near Brighton Marina.
With a quick launch, Brighton Lifeboat located the casualty where it became clear that the vessel had rope wrapped round their prop. The rope was cleared and the fishing vessel continued on its way.
full report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48928 / 2015
Missing Jayleigh White found
Jayleigh White, 15, who had not been seen since she left her address in Lancing on Tuesday 21 April, has been found safe and well in Brighton.
Police had issued a media appeal asking for her whereabouts on Friday 24 April.
 

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TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1147
Time: 4.12pm - 4.48pm
Location: Recreation Ground off Brighton Road, Shoreham
Incident: FIRE
storage shed 2mx3m destroyed by fire - part of radio controlled car race track damaged by heat - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition
WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48945 / 2015
Wanted man from Chichester arrested
Daniel Benjamin White from the Chichester area who was wanted for recall to prison was arrested in Portsmouth today.
The 31-year-old is now in custody.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1166
Time: 8.27pm - 9.10pm
Location: Lower Jordans Lane, West Chiltington
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, 1HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Storrington
 

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WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2015


RNLI Hayling Lifeboat HAYLING LIFEBOAT
Time: 14:29
Incident: Fishing trip ends dramatically
The Atlantic 85 was launched in response to a Coastguard call about a leisure fisherman on a charter boat 'Valkyrie' who had overdosed on seasickness tablets and had collapsed. The Atlantic 85 reached the vessel and two crew went on board to give first aid.
The lifeboat helm decided that as the vessel was making 10 knots into the harbour and had plenty of deck space, the casualty would have a more comfortable ride into calmer waters than on the lifeboat. The two boats initially headed for Sparkes Marina, but the Coastguard had scrambled the S&R Helicopter which then airlifted the angler to hospital. The lifeboat crew were transferred back to the Atlantic 85 and both lifeboat and ambulance were stood down and returned to their bases.
full report
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1192
Time: 3.53pm - 4.38pm
Location: House - Forest Grange, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - kitchen smoke logged - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental
WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48957 / 2015
Report received:
Three sentenced for raping woman at party
Three men have been sentenced for raping a 19-year old woman during a house party in Brighton.
Rani Mishrigi, 25, a doorman, of Hangleton Manor Close, Hove; Kurlos Ramzi, 25, unemployed, of Flint Close, Portslade; and Hany Mohamed, 26, unemployed, of Regency Square, Brighton, were sentenced at Hove Crown Court today.

rapists
Ramzi was sentenced to 7 years, Mohamed was sentenced to 9 years, and Mishrigi was sentenced to 6 years. They will also be registered sex offenders for life. They had all been found guilty after a two week trial at the same Court in March this year.
The incident happened on 26 July 2013 when the woman, now 21, was raped at the party, which took place at a flat in New England Road then occupied by Mohamed. She was a guest at the party, and when the three defendants saw that she was in a vulnerable state through drink, they each decided to take advantage of the opportunity to have sex with her, which she was clearly in no state to consent to. At the trial they all maintained that she had consented, but her testimony and supporting forensic evidence was compelling, and the jury saw through their lies.
Left to right are; Ramzi, Mohamed and Mishrigi.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1193
Time: 4.32pm - 5.01pm
Location: Rear Garden of House - Gregory Close, Maidenbower
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
puppy trapped under garden decking - dog released unhurt by TRU officers using small tools
TRU Officers
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1195
Time: 5.20pm - 6.02pm
Location: House - Durbans Road, Wisborough Green
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrL Billingshurst
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48952 / 2015
Time: 8.15pm
Location: Ifield Drive, Crawley
Incident: Police officer hurt while trying to make arrest
A police officer is recovering in hospital after being hurt while trying to arrest a suspect in Crawley.
Just before 8.15pm the uniformed police officer stopped a blue Toyota Corolla car in the Ifield Drive area of Crawley.
Both the driver and his passenger ran off on foot. The officer pursued the driver into a block of flats where he tried to arrest him, but suffered a head injury. Other officers were quickly on the scene and a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop for police. The injured officer was taken by ambulance to the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, where he is now recovering.
A widespread search was mounted for the passenger who ran off and he is still being sought. Resources used included a police helicopter and a dog unit.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information about the incident or those involved is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1444 of 29/4 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1206
Time: 9.16pm - 11.27pm
Location: Field off Langhurst Lane, Rusper
Incident: FIRE
large unattended bonfire in field extinguished by WSFRS using 2HRs
WrL Partridge Green, L4T Crawley, L4T East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue
29 April 2015
West Sussex firefighters in action in Nepal
The UK International Search and Rescue [UKISAR] team, which includes West Sussex firefighters, has arrived in Nepal and begun their mission in the earthquake-hit country.
They have been tasked with searching an area north of Kathmandu's centre in the suburb of Chandol, plus surrounding areas.
The team flew from Stansted airport at 9.15pm on Sunday 26 April, bound for Kathmandu, but heavy air traffic at the Nepalese capital's airport meant that they were diverted to Delhi.
The UKISAR team is fully self-sufficient for up to 10 days, providing its own tented accommodation, food and water and medical support for the duration of the deployment. The team of nearly 70 volunteers, drawn from UK fire and rescue services and health trusts, has been deployed by the Department for International Development.
The West Sussex firefighters Technical Rescue Unit have previously been mobilised to earthquakes in Indonesia, Haiti, Japan and New Zealand.
For more information on the Nepal Earthquake and UK efforts, please visit www.gov.uk and the Department for International Development.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48943 / 2015
Report received: 29 April 2015
Don't be conned by roadside petrol scam
Horsham police is warning motorists to remain vigilant following a recent spate of people being conned into giving money for petrol by suspects pretending to be drivers in need.
The first incident, reported to police on Wednesday 22 April, occurred on the A281 in Cowfold at approximately 2.15pm. A woman from Horsham was flagged down by a man in a lay-by who told her that his car was low on fuel, and he had no money but was trying to get to a meeting in Manchester. He asked to borrow some money in exchange for a gold-coloured ring and bracelet. The Good Samaritan gave the man £65 and he left her with his business card. The man was driving a dark-coloured BMW and is described as white, large build, with a beard and moustache, with very short hair and a round face. He was wearing a grey jacket.
There was a further, similar incident the same day at Horn Lane, Henfield, where again a man parked in a lay-by flagged down a passing motorist stating that he needed money to get back to Manchester. The local driver followed the suspect to a near-by petrol station where he paid for £50 worth of fuel on his behalf and also gave him £50 in cash. The suspect again gave a gold bracelet and ring as collateral.
At 2.30pm on Sunday 26 April, a Henfield resident was flagged down by a man who had stopped his vehicle on the Wheatsheaf Road. The man said he could not speak much English and that his bank card was not working. He said his car was nearly out of fuel and he also needed to buy food.
The victim said she only had a small amount of cash that she could lend him but he reached into the car and took her purse, removing £120. The man offered the victim a necklace and ring in exchange for the cash.
He is described as being smartly dressed in a grey suit, of Eastern European origin, in his late 30s to early 40s, medium build, with very short black hair and was a passenger in a green hatchback car. The victim followed the vehicle to a local petrol station but it did not stop.
If you have any information about these men or you have been offered jewellery in exchange for money for petrol please contact police by phoning 101, quoting serial 764 of 27/04 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1242
Time: 10.04pm - 10.27pm
Location: Roundabout Junction Cuckfield Road and A2300, Goddards Green
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with tree on centre of roundabout - man assisted from car by WSFRS and medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48949 / 2015
WANTED - Simon Knights - £2,500 reward
Detectives hunting for a commuting criminal are linking him to another burglary in the south east.
Officers believe Simon Knights, 38, uses the rail network to move from town to town dressed smartly in a jacket, shirt and trousers, committing burglaries and then getting the next train home.
Detectives from five police forces - Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Essex and the Metropolitan Police - were already looking for Knights and a £2,500 reward has been put up for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of him for at least one of the offences.
Now Surrey Police have joined the hunt after Knights was linked to a burglary in Woodruff Avenue, Guildford. Police have now recovered CCTV footage, pictured, recorded nearby of the suspect and have identified him as wanted man Simon Knights.

Simon Knights
It is thought he is stealing cash and jewellery from homes to fund his gambling addiction, selling off any jewellery and spending the cash in betting shops, casinos and on fruit machines. Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery have been stolen during the more than a dozen break-ins that Knights is suspected of being responsible for in Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, London and Essex since June.
If you have any information about where he is or where he has been, please get in touch. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 840 of 16/06 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49454 / 2015
Most wanted burglary suspect arrested
Date Added: 29 June 2015 12:41
One of the most wanted burglary suspects across the south east has been arrested and charged with a series of offences.
Simon Knights was arrested in Great Yarmouth on Friday, 26 June, after a long-running investigation involving officers from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Essex and the Metropolitan Police.
The 39-year-old, of no fixed address, has now been charged with 13 burglaries and one attempted burglary and remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Monday 29 June.
The burglaries were committed at:
- Downview Road, Barnham, on 16 June 2014
- Oving Road, Chichester, on 12 June 2014
- Barnham Road, Eastergate, on 16 June 2014
- Downview Road, Barnham, on 16 June 2014
- Elm Grove, Barnham, on 16 June 2014
- Park Road, Burgess Hill, on 19 June 2014
- Watling Road, Southwick, on 18 June 2014
- Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, Surrey, on 8 April 2015
- Townscourt Crescent, Orpington, Kent, on 26 November 2014
- Hayes Barton, Southend, Essex, on 23 July 2014
- Westbrook Avenue, Margate, Kent, on 15 July 2014
- Tilmore Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, on 3 July 2014, and
- Ancton Lane, Bognor Regis, on 25 June 2014
The attempted burglary was in Barnham Road, Barnham, on 16 June.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49664 / 2015
20 July 2015
Most wanted Sussex burglar jailed
Sussex's most wanted burglar has been jailed for more than five years for a series of break-ins across the south east.
Simon Knights broke into eight homes in Sussex, two in Kent and one in each of Surrey, Hampshire and Essex and attempted to break into another home in Sussex in a spree that ran from June 2014 to April 2015.
In each case the 39-year-old used the rail network to move from town to town dressed smartly in a jacket, shirt and trousers, committing burglaries and then getting the next train home.
He stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery in the burglaries that police have been able to link to him.
But there could be other crimes that he committed that officers have not yet proved were done by Knights.
He was eventually arrested in Great Yarmouth on 26 June after a series of national and local appeals and a long-running investigation involving officers from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Essex and the Metropolitan Police.
Knights, who gave his address as Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of burglary and one of attempted burglary when he appeared in court. He was jailed for five years and six months when he appeared at Chichester Crown Court Monday, 20 July 2015.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1226
Time: 12.36pm - 1.03pm
Location: NHS Hospital - Hurst Road, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
fire in roof space of generator house at the rear of hospital - 1 HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental
WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48944 / 2015
Man charged with courier fraud in East Grinstead
A man has been charged with fraud after he was arrested for trying to scam cash out of a couple in East Grinstead.
Hassan Khan, 22, of Finsbury Park, North London, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court today and was bailed to appear at a crown court to be set.
It alleged that Khan acted as a courier turning up at a couple's home in East Grinstead to collect £4,000 cash on Tuesday 28 April, which they had been told to withdraw from their bank account because their bank debit card was being used.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report
Time: 9pm
Location: Green Lane, near A259, Chichester
Incident: Chichester cyclist assault
Police are asking for witnesses to an assault on a 21-year-old man who was attacked in Green Lane, next to the A259 at Chichester.
The victim was riding a pedal cycle and was assaulted by three or four men at around 9pm.
The suspects are all believed to be white men aged 20 - 30 years. One in particular is described as being 5'10", of slim build and with brown hair. He was wearing a long black jacket.
It is believed that a man and woman, both aged between 20-25 years, may have witnessed the incident.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1578 of 30/4.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
 
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Compressed Air Foam System
Command Unit
Breathing Apparatus Support Unit
Aerial Ladder Platform
Rigid Inflatable Boat
Positive Pressure Ventilation fan
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Breathing Apparatus
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Heavy Rescue Tender
Bulk Fluid Carrier
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Surrey Fire & Rescue Service
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
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photo: Phil Dixon 2006
'1st' Midhurst WrL - North Mill, 11th Oct 2006

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