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REPORTED WEST SUSSEX INCIDENT SUMMARIES - OCTOBER 2015
 
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Thursday 1 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7704
Time: 8.55am - 9.43am
Location: Winterpit Lane, Mannings Heath
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
stag trapped by its antlers in fencing - stag released by TRU officers using small tools - TRU Officers
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50239 / 2015
Report received:
£500 REWARD - Horsham robber
Police are now offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest
and conviction of a man suspected of carrying out three robberies in the Horsham area.

reward
The robberies took place on Tuesday September 22, Saturday September 19 and on September 6, all around 4pm.
On 22 September, at 4.15pm police were called to the general stores in Elm Grove, Horsham where a man had come in holding a hammer and demanded money. He hit the till several times with the hammer and took money from the counter before leaving the shop and running up the alley opposite Eversfield Road.
At about 4.20pm on Saturday September 19 a man entered The Warnham Village Store in Warnham.
He brandished a knife and demanded money from the shop assistant, but other staff heard the threats and came to assist. The man ran out of the shop empty handed, turning right into Church Street.
On Sunday September 6 at around 3.45pm a man came into the Caterways store on Merryfield Drive, Horsham and demanded cash while holding a hammer. The shop worker handed over a couple of hundred pounds and he left in the direction of Greenway.
Anyone with information is asked to ring 101 quoting Operation Switch or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Link to CCTV footage of Elm grove general stores robbery
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7720
Time: 4.37pm - 5.06pm
Location: New Town Road, Storrington
Incident: FIRE
ground floor kitchen 10% damaged by fire - remainder of kitchen damaged by smoke - 2BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental
WrL Storrington, WrL Worthing
 
 

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Friday 2 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7753
Time: 2.10pm - 3.01pm
Location: Clays Hill, Bramber
Incident: RTC
incident involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - 2 elderly woman treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7772
Time: 9.02pm - 9.19pm
Location: Junction South Holmes Road and Harwood Road, Horsham
Incident: RTC
incident involving 1 car - female driver assisted from car by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50406 / 2015
Report received- 22 Oct 2015
Time: 11pm
Location: Broadwater Green, Worthing
Incident: Sexual assault, Worthing
Police investigating a sexual assault by touching at Broadwater Green, Worthing, have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
It happened between 11pm and midnight, while a 17-year-old foreign student was with her friends. They were approached by a group of 10 men of Middle Eastern appearance, five of whom touched the girl over her clothing. When she resisted, one of the group produced a knife and pointed it at her, but she managed to break away and flee.
Anyone who saw what happened, or who may be able to identify any of the offenders, is asked to come forward by phoning 101, quoting serial 376 of 03/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
 

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Saturday 3 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50252 / 2015
Location: Sunken Gardens, Waterloo Square, Bognor
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to Bognor rape
Police are seeking witnesses after a woman reported being raped in the Sunken Gardens, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis in the early hours of this morning.
The 26-year-old was subjected to a prolonged assault by a man around 2am, who is then believed to have left the area on a pedal cycle.
Detective Sergeant Alan Fenn said- "During Friday evening and early hours of Saturday morning it is known that there were a number people who were within the area of the gardens. Police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed any groups of people within the gardens at that time, and especially anybody that saw a woman speaking with a group of males during that time period."
The suspect is described as white, in his 40s, 6' 3", of large build with a shaven head. He was wearing a red top and riding a pedal cycle.
If anyone witnessed anything or has information about this incident please call 101 quoting serial 0168 of 03/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50259 / 2015
Man arrested on suspicion of Bognor rape
A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in the Sunken Gardens, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis on Saturday 3 October.
The 26-year-old victim was subjected to a prolonged assault by a man at around 2am, who is then believed to have left the area on a pedal cycle. A 42-year-old man from Bognor was arrested on suspicion of rape later that evening.
He has been released on police bail until 28 November.
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this rape.
Witnesses are still urged to call 101 quoting reference 0168 of 03/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
RNLI Brighton Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 05.10am
Incident: Lifeboat saves man in early morning call out
The RNLI volunteers at Brighton rushed to the rescue of a man, who was spotted just west of Brighton Marina this morning.
The crew were paged at 5.10am after receiving a 999 call informing Sussex Police that a male had entered the water and was now in difficulty. With a quick launch the crew were soon on scene where the casualty was located hanging on to a lifesaver ring. A crew member entered the water and brought the casualty safely back to Brighton lifeboat where he was brought on board and given medical assistance.
Due to cold water shock, and difficulty with breathing, the casualty was transferred to South East Coast Ambulance Service who provided further medical assistance before he was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
full report
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7791
Time: 1.35pm - 1.52pm
Location: A27 Bognor Bridge Roundabout, Chichester
Incident: RTC
incident involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - 4 persons left cars unaided - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7809
Time: 10.12pm - 10.55pm
Location: Village Hall off Tipper lane, South Harting
Incident: FIRE
ground floor toilets in village hall involved in fire - 2BA, 2HR and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental
WrL Midhurst, WrL Petersfield
 
 

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Sunday 4 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50308 / 2015
Location: QE II pub in The Steyne, Bognor
Incident: Assault in Bognor
Police were called at around half past midnight after a 45-year-old man from the town was hit in the face with a bottle, suffering cuts and bruises. A 44-year-old man from Bognor Regis was arrested on suspicion of ABH and released on police bail until 6 November.
Witnesses can call 101 quoting reference 0057 of 04/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7812
Time: 00.24am - 1.04am
Location: Shripney Road Bognor
Incident: RTC
incident involving 1 car - 2 male adults released before arrival of WSFRS and in the care of ambulance paramedics - small fire extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - WrL x2 Bognor
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50255 / 2015
Time: 12.21am
Location: Shripney Lane
Incident: BMW crash in Bognor
A man was seriously injured when his car left the A29 Shripney Road in the town crashing into a wall and street furniture.
Emergency services were called to the scene near the junction with Shripney Lane at 12.21am where the silver BMW 318i had rebounded to a stop in the carriageway. The driver, a 23-year-old man from Bognor Regis, was taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester for treatment to head and shoulder injuries. A 23-year-old man, also from Bognor Regis, who was a passenger in the car, was treated in hospital for minor injuries. Both men have been discharged.
Police want to talk to anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who may have seen the silver BMW in the area in the time leading up to the incident. Please call 101 quoting serial 38 of 04/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 5.07pm
Incident: Selsey Lifeboat launched
Solent Coastguards requested the Selsey All-weather Lifeboat to launch to the assistance of the 8.5-metre yacht, Sea Lady. The yacht was 2.5 miles east of Selsey Bill and had two people aboard.
She was on passage from the Solent to Littlehampton under sail and had started the engine to help with the passage against the tide through the Looe channel but, after a short while, the engine stopped. One of the crew was sea sick and the skipper was concerned about entering Littlehampton Harbour without engine power and so contacted the Coastguard.
The lifeboat launched at 5.07 p.m. and was quickly on scene. After establishing a tow a course was set for Littlehampton Harbour. The weather conditions on scene were wind south east force 4, sea state moderate in cloudy sky. At 7.03 p.m. the yacht was safely berthed alongside in the harbour and left in the care of the Littlehampton Coastguard team, who assisted with the berthing.
full report
 
 

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Monday 5 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50257 / 2015
Report received: 05 October 2015
Joe Mupawaenda
Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 51-year-old Wishard Mupawaenda from Hove.
Wishard, also known as Joe, was last seen by relatives when he was leaving his home address in Arthur Street, Hove, on Wednesday 26 August, his intentions were unknown. His family reported him missing to police on 9 September.
Joe is described as black, 5' 6" and of slim build, with short brown dreadlocks and facial stubble. He was last seen wearing jeans with a dark grey waistcoat and brown shoes. He was carrying a grey rucksack and also has red raincoat and a brown flat cap.
Police enquiries have included contacting Joe's friends and family and checking CCTV and all transport systems. There is concern for Joe who suffers with depression, and this disappearance is out of character for him. Please contact Police if you have any information which helps find him.
If you see Joe or have any information about his whereabouts please call 101 quoting serial 316 of 09/09 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Joe Mupawaenda
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50419 / 2015
FOUND - Wishard Mupawaenda
51-year-old Wishard Mupawaenda who has been missing from his home in Hove since September, has been found safe and well in London.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50324 / 2015
Report received: 12 October 2015
Seafront assault
A man has been given almost two years in prison and faces deportation for an assault in Brighton.
Mohammed Abusetta has been sentenced to 21 months in prison at Lewes Crown Court today.
Officers investigated an altercation between two men on the Kingsway, near to the West Pier, at around 6pm on 10 June. The victim, a 27-year-old man from Kent, was punched in the face and suffered a broken eye socket.
Abusetta, 26, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with GBH. He pleaded guilty at court on 28 August.
DC Tom Coll said- "Abusetta broke the victim's eye socket after a minor verbal altercation on the seafront. This level of violence is completely unacceptable and he has been punished for his actions"

Mohammed Abusetta

FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7886
Time: 10.36pm - 00.13am
Location: Ockley Road Bognor
Incident: FIRE
2 storey house divided into 2 student flats - 40% of ground floor destroyed by fire - 80% of building damaged by smoke - 6BA, 3HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - 1 male occupier with smoke inhalation treated by ambulance paramedics - accidental
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester, WrL Littlehampton, CU Bognor, Red Cross Support Unit
 
 

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Tuesday 6 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7907
Time: 9.43am - 10.21am
Location: Coneyhurst Road, Billingshurst
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road and into hedge - no persons trapped - driver given 1st aid by WSFRS and left in the care of ambulance paramedics - incident left with police - WrL Billingshurst
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50265a / 2015
Report received: 6 October 2015
FOUND - Jade Davis
Missing Jade Davis was found safe and well in Brighton on Tuesday morning 6 October.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7918
Time: 12.55pm - 1.22pm
Location: Western Road, Junction Of A259 Lancing
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and ambulance - road closed by police - elderly female car driver extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL x2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50270 / 2015
Incident: Car and ambulance in collision, Lancing
At 12.43pm today a car and an ambulance were in collision at the junction of Western Road with the A259 Brighton Road in Lancing.
Police are currently at the scene and have closed Western Road southbound and the eastbound carriageway of Brighton Road from Seamill Park Avenue, Lancing.
The ambulance was on blue lights transporting a patient to hospital when the collision occurred. Its crew and patient were unhurt, and the patient has been transferred to another ambulance called to the scene. An elderly woman driving the car suffered potentially serious injuries and she has also been taken to hospital.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the time being.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 631 of 06/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7923
Time: 4.44pm - 5.17pm
Location: Northgate Chichester
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING
road flooded by rainwater and threatening buildings - water pumped by WSFRS to make road safe - WrLx2 Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50278 / 2015
Location: Queensway, Horsham
Incident: Dumper truck stolen
Police are investigating the theft of a Thwaites three-ton swivel dumper truck from a secure building site in Queensway, Horsham.
The £20,000 vehicle was stolen between 4.30pm and 6.30am the following day.
It is thought the truck was driven a short distance along Queensway before turning right onto Brighton Road. It is probable that it was then placed on a low loader or similar vehicle before being driven away from the scene.
Anyone who may have seen the stolen vehicle or anything suspicious in the vicinity are asked to phone 101, quoting serial 165 of 07/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50275 / 2015
Report received: 6 October 2015
Officers in Shoreham air crash conduct investigation leave the force
The Chief Constable of Sussex Police has received a recommendation from Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith that two probationary police officers, investigated in relation to their inappropriate behaviour following the tragic Shoreham air crash, should be dismissed.
The Brighton-based officers, aged 23 and 24, appeared before Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith on 30 September. He assessed the evidence and submitted a detailed report to the Chief Constable this week.
Both officers have since offered their resignations, which they have a right to do under Regulation 13, and these have been accepted.
Chief Constable Giles York said: "We, along with the public, expect the highest standards of professional behaviour. An investigation has taken place and I am reassured that Sussex Police has responded promptly and fairly. The men, who have less than two years service, are clearly remorseful and have acknowledged the impact of what they had done; but when it really mattered the officers failed to show understanding and compassion for the victims and their families. I am confident that they would not go on to become well-conducted officers. The police service has a national code of ethics that we expect officers and staff to abide by - including showing respect and courtesy."
 
 

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Wednesday 7 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50284 / 2015
Report received: 07 October 2015
MISSING - Charley Mullender
Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 16-year-old Charley Mullender from Chichester.
Charley was reported missing on Monday 5 October, after she failed to return home. She was last seen earlier the same day at 8.30am.
She is described as white, 5' 2" and of slim build with long straight mousey brown hair and blue eyes. It is not known what she was last seen wearing but she has two tattoos, one of a cross on her left wrist and one of a heart on her right index finger.
If you see Charley or have any information about her whereabouts please call 101 quoting serial 1594 of 06/10
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Charley Mullender
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50326 / 2015
FOUND - Charley Mullender
16-year-old Charley Mullender from Chichester, who had been reported missing on Monday 5 October,
was found safe and well in Bognor Sunday 11 October
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50287 / 2015
FOUND - Charles Duthie
A missing man from Lower Beeding has been found.
Charles Duthie, 54, who went missing on Lower Beeding on August 30 has been found safe and well in Fort William in Scotland.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7966 click to enlarge
Time: 1.57pm - 4.08pm
Location: Weald Drive, Furnace Green
Incident: FLOODING
burst water main causing large amount of flooding on road - floodwater removed by WSFRS by clearing main drain and using 2 pumps
WrLx2 Crawley
PHOTO - copyright Eddie Howland
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7970
Time: 4.28pm - 2.37am
Location: Woodfield Close, Tangmere
Incident: GAS LEAK
gas main ruptured by builders - road closed and neighbouring houses evacuated to leisure centre, safety cordon set up by WSFRS - 1 safety HR in place - 4 Gas Board engineers using breathing apparatus sealed leak supported by WSFRS using 2HR to supply safety cover - incident handed back to Transco - WrL x2 Chichester, WrL East Preston, WrL East Wittering
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50365 / 2015
Report received: 16 October 2015
Incident: Decontamination Unit stolen near Patcham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a £15,000 Decontamination Unit was stolen from a parking bay on the A23 near Patcham.
The trailer was left at 2.30pm on Tuesday, 6 October between the Black Lion pub and the Patcham roundabout. When the workmen who had hired it returned the next day at 2.30pm it was gone. The white unit is approximately the size of a burger van and is used by staff to shower in after dealing with asbestos.
Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference 0841 of 07/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50286a / 2015
FOUND - Sasha Forster
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY
Missing Hampshire woman Sasha Forster has been found.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7991
Time: 9.41pm - 10.06pm
Location: Northgate Avenue, Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and van - man extricated from car by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx2 Crawley, HRT Crawley
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50296 / 2015
Time: 9.20pm
Location: Crawley Avenue, Crawley
Incident: Two vehicle collision in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle collision on the A2011 Crawley Avenue, Crawley.
Officers were called at around 9.20pm following a report a white Ford Transit had collided with a black Chrysler Grand Voyager.
The driver of the Chrysler, a 77-year-old man from Horley, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious head injuries.
Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting Operation Cubit or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 7994
Time: 10.27pm - 10.59pm
Location: London Road, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - candle alight on 1st floor window ledge - occupier not at home - door opened by WSFRS using hydraulic door opener and candle extinguished - occupier returned home and was given advice by WSFRS - WrL Turners Hill
 
 

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Thursday 8 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8021
Time: 10.23am - 10.44pm
Location: A27 Westbound Clapham to Hammerpot
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Littlehampton on Thursday 8 October
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50376 / 2015
Time: 1.30pm
Location: Debenhams, County Mall
Incident: Dangerous driving in County Mall, Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in a Crawley shopping centre.
Between 1.30pm and 2pm that day where two women, who had a young child with them, entered Debenhams in County Mall and selected items before walking out without paying.
Staff were alerted to the suspected theft and have followed the suspects to the car park where they got into a car parked in a parent and child bay. The vehicle reversed out of the bay narrowly missing one member of staff and collided with another, leaving him with an injury to his leg. The car then drove through a barrier in the shopping centre car park, breaking it, and onto Three Bridges Road.
A 29-year-old woman from Surrey was arrested on suspicion of theft, dangerous driving and common assault later that evening in Surrey and has been released on bail until 25 November. A second women described as being Asian, slim, about 30, dressed all in black and carrying a brown coloured hand bag is still be sought by police.
If anyone saw the incident or has information they are asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 698 08/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8032
Time: 5.06pm - 5.42pm
Location: Angmering Way, Rustington
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with domestic garage - no persons trapped - female driver medically assessed by ambulance paramedics
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
 

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Friday 9 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8048
Time: 8.13am - 9.14am
Location: B2141 South Harting
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - woman and 2 children released from one car before arrival of WSFRS - elderly woman in second car extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - all persons taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe and handed over to police
WrL Petersfield, WrL Havant, HRT Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50311 / 2015
Report received: 09 October 2015
Hampshire police issue e-fit of unidentified dead kayaker
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY
Police have issued an e-fit of the kayaker they are still trying to identify.
This latest appeal follows the release of CCTV images of the kayaker, which so far has not helped police to identify the man whose body was found in a kayak on Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on Friday, September 11.
The man was last seen at Brighton Canoes, in Newhaven, Sussex, at around 4pm on September 8, where he was described to have had an Irish accent.
Information has been shared in the force area of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, as well as in Sussex and Ireland; however, we are no closer to identifying the man and need the public's help. We do not know where the man lived or where he was originally from.
He is described as white, approximately mid 20s - mid 30s, blue eyes, dark hair, nice teeth, 'well built' and was wearing beige shorts and a blue zip-up jacket.
The kayak was a yellow and black 'blow up' Sevylor Conrad.
The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.
If you recognise the man in the e-fit image, or have any information that may help our investigation, please call Newport CID on 101, quoting 44150315983.

dead kayaker
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50393 / 2015
Issued by Hampshire Police: Police release name of kayaker whose body was found on Isle of Wight beach
Dead Kayaker named
The name of the man whose body was found in a kayak on Yaverland beach on the Isle of Wight on 11 September has been released by police. He was Morgan Savage, 40, from Dublin.
A post mortem, carried out on 24 September, was inconclusive. The coroner is awaiting histology results.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8054
Time: 9.43am - 10.08am
Location: Terraced House, Woodfield Road, Northgate, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen out on arrival of WSFRS - 50% of kitchen damaged by fire - 30% of ground floor of house and 10% of 1st floor of house damaged by smoke - damaged areas cut away and gas and electrics isolated by WSFRS - male occupant with smoke inhalation given 1st aid and oxygen by WSFRS - PPV fan used to assist in ventilation of house - accidental - WrL x2 Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8058
Time: 12.01pm - 12.44pm
Location: 2 Storey Building of Flats - Canada Grove, Bognor
Incident: RESCUE
man stuck near chimney on roof of 2 storey terraced building used as flats - road closed by police - man assisted by WSFRS down ladders and checked by ambulance paramedics - WrL Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
 

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Saturday 10 October 2015


RNLI Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 04:11
Incident: Large scale search for missing passenger
Four lifeboats, a Type 45 Frigate, 2 helicopters, a cruise ship and a cruise ship's own rescue RIB were involved in a search for a cruise ship passenger who was thought to have gone overboard during the ship's return to Southampton following a 14-day cruise.
At 04:11 the Frank and Anne Wilkinson was launched to conduct a search for a missing passenger from the cruise ship Ventura. At the same time the rescue helicopter was tasked from Lee on Solent. Selsey's ALB was also launched to assist, however as the search area was adjusted to a position roughly 20 miles south of the Isle of Wight she was returned to station.
At approximately 07:45, Yarmouth's Severn Class ALB was launched, however as they were making there way down towards the search area a crewman became ill and required evacuation. Freshwater Independent Lifeboat was launched to carry out this evacuation, which had to be aborted due to the prevailing weather conditions. The Frank and Anne Wilkinson meanwhile carried out search patterns in the suspected area where the passenger was last seen along with the Ventura who had reversed her course and the Ventura's own rescue rib which had been launched.
HMS Diamond a Type 45 Frigate was also tasked to assist in the search, and Yarmouth's ALB having returned their crewman to Yarmouth were re-tasked and proceeded to the search area. With the Rescue helicopter having to refuel twice during the search, an additional helicopter from Portland was also tasked.
The on-scene weather conditions were described as a 2m breaking sea with a force 5 to 6 ENE wind.
The search has been stood down with sadly nothing found.
full report
BBC Report
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50342 / 2015
Report received: 14 October 2015
Time: 4.45am
Location: Belmont Street, Bognor Regis
Incident: Woman robbed and punched in Bognor
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen and was assaulted in Bognor Regis.
The victim was walking down Belmont Street at around 4.45am after a night out with friends when she was approached by a man who grabbed her bag, causing the contents to spill out onto the pavement. The suspect put the belongings back into the bag before punching the victim in the head and running off down Lennox Street towards the seafront.
He is described as white, around 5'8", in his early thirties, of medium build with short dark hair and a pale complexion with an Eastern European accent.
DC Andrea Watts would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the suspect before or after the robbery.
Any witnesses can call 101 quoting reference 0250 of 10/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8099
Time: 7.40am - 8.09am
Location: A23 Southbound Hickstead to Muddleswood
Incident: RTC
incident involving car overturned - no persons trapped - 1 person released before the arrival of WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Burgess Hill, HRT Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8209
Time: 12.09pm - 2.32pm
Location: Mid Terraced House, Harwood Road, Littlehampton
Incident: FIRE FATAL
mid terraced house - 8BA, 4HRs and 2 thermal imaging cameras used by WSFRS - sadly 1 woman occupier was confirmed deceased at the scene - 2 persons taken to hospital by ambulance - incident under investigation
WrL x2 Littlehampton, WrL East Preston, WrL Worthing, FIO
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50318 / 2015
Time: mid-day
Location: Harwood Road, Littlehampton
Incident: Woman dies in Littlehampton fire
Shortly after 12 midday emergency services were called to a terraced period property in Harwood Road, Littlehampton, following reports of a fire. Strenuous efforts were made to rescue the occupants and while two adults were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, sadly a woman in the property was found to have died.
The full circumstances of the fire are being investigated. At present the cause remains unexplained.
Harwood Road, North Ham Road and Fort Road were subject to road closures while emergency services were at the scene.
The West Sussex coroner has been informed.
Anyone who saw what happened at the time the fire broke out or who may have any other relevant information is asked to call 101, quoting serial 634 of 10/10. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: PR 7675
12 October 2015
Smoking believed to be cause of fatal fire in Littlehampton
A fire which has claimed the life of an elderly woman in Littlehampton is believed to have been started by smoking materials.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to Harwood Road in Littlehampton at 12.10pm on Saturday 10 October following a report of a fire in a terraced house.
Firefighters from Littlehampton were at the scene within 4 minutes of the alarm being raised and were confronted with a well-developed fire on the ground floor of the property. A team wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and discovered the woman, who was in her 70s and has not yet been named, in the living room. Sadly, the woman was declared dead at the scene. Two other people were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
The blaze was extinguished by fire crews using two hose reels and two jets. Four fires engines, fire service command and support vehicles, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Sussex Police and the Red Cross Fire Emergency Support Service all attended the scene.
A joint investigation has been carried out by Fire Officers and Sussex Police and the fire is believed to have been started accidentally by smoking materials.
 
 

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Sunday 11 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8155
Time: 12.41pm - 1.32pm
Location: Henfield Road, Small Dole
Incident: RTC FATAL
incident involving car and motorbike - sadly the male motor bike rider was confirmed deceased at the scene - female driver of car extricated by WSFRS using small tools and taken to hospital by road ambulance - WrLx2 Worthing, HRT Worthing, WrL Shoreham
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50321 / 2015
Report received: Sunday 11 October
Time: 12.40pm
Location: A2037 Henfield Road at Small Dole
Incident: Police seek witnesses to fatal crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A2037 Henfield Road at Small Dole in which a motorcyclist died and a car driver was seriously injured.
It happened at 12.40pm on Sunday 11 October, and involved a silver Peugeot 207 hatchback and a red Honda CBR600 motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Saltdean, Brighton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The car driver, a 65-year-old woman from Small Dole, suffered severe head and facial injuries and had to be cut free from her car by West Sussex firefighters. She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where she has been detained for treatment. Her condition is described as serious.
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance attended to provide medical support. The road was closed for six hours, with diversions via Horn Lane and Edburton Road.
Anyone who saw the collision or either vehicle being driven shortly before it occurred is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Director
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50326 / 2015
FOUND - Charley Mullender
16-year-old Charley Mullender from Chichester, who had been reported missing on Monday 5 October, was found safe and well in Bognor this evening
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Monday 12 October 2015

on Monday, October 12
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50377 / 2015
Report received: 19 October 2015
Time: 1.20am
Location: Stephenson Way, Crawley
Incident: Man suffers facial injury in assault
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man in the Three Bridges area of Crawley.
The victim, a 29-year-old man, was punched in the face after an altercation with three people around 1.20am on Stephenson Way. He suffered a serious facial injury.
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of GBH. A 26-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman from Crawley have been bailed until 12 November and a 24-year-old man of no fixed address has been bailed until 9 November.
Police are asking anyone who might have seen what happened to phone 101 quoting serial 51 of 12/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8222
Time: 9.41pm - 00.20am
Location: House, Skiff Lane, Wisborough Green
Incident: FIRE
fire in roof space of detached 16th century house - 8BA, 4HRS, 1 short extention ladder and small tools used by WSFRS - salvage undertaken - 75% of roof space damaged by fire - 50% of ground floor damaged by water - accidental
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Petworth, WrL Horsham, WrC Petworth, L4T Petworth
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8223
Time: 10.38pm - 00.26am
Location: East Beach Road, Selsey
Incident: FIRE
caravan well alight on arrival of WSFRS outside retirement flats - caravan destroyed by fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSFRS - adjacent building inspected using thermal imaging camera for any hot areas - no signs - one man with mild smoke inhalation given oxygen and 1st aid by WSFRS and ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrL Selsey, WrL Chichester
 
 

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Tuesday 13 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50334 / 2015
MISSING - Norman Mitchell
Police are concerned for the welfare of Norman Mitchell who has gone missing from Littlehampton.
Norman, 76, was last seen at 11pm on Sunday 11 October, at his home in Broad Strand.
PC Ben Whitehead said: "This is out of character for Norman. He suffers from epileptic fits and memory loss. He was due to attend an appointment with his GP which he missed."
Norman is described as white, 5' 11", slim, with short grey hair and a beard. He was possibly wearing a blue and white checked shirt, light coloured trousers, a blue jacket, brown shoes and a dark brown cowboy shirt.
If anyone has seen Norman or knows of his whereabouts, please contact police on 101 quoting serial 0332 of 12/0 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Police are no longer looking for 76-year-old Norman Mitchell. The body of a man who fell from a carpark in Montague Street in Worthing around 1.40am on Thursday 15 October, is believed to be him.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50345 / 2015
Possible building scam in Haywards Heath
Police are warning people in mid-Sussex to beware of being tricked into buying expensive building supplies by cold callers.
It follows an incident at Jewson's warehouse on the Bridge Road industrial estate in Haywards Heath shortly before 12.30pm today
Staff became suspicious after an elderly man accompanied by a man in his 20s came in and bought more than £1,000 worth of goods on the older man's card. They left together in a black Ford Focus car but the younger man later returned to the store in a white tipper truck to collect the materials. Because the purchaser had appeared confused police were called, and on seeing officers arrive the man made off on foot. His vehicle and the goods were seized and officers are now trying to trace the man, described as a white Irishman, 5', of skinny build, with curly ginger hair.
They also want to hear from anyone else who may have been asked to buy items in similar circumstances by a man answering this description in order to establish if any crimes have been committed.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting serial 565 of 13/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50361 / 2015
Two car crash at Mid Lavant, near Chichester
Police are seeking witnesses to a two car crash at the junction of the A286 Midhurst Road and the B2141 in Mid Lavant.
It happened just before midnight and involved a white Renault Clio and a black Vauxhall Insignia estate car.
The driver of the Clio, a 27-year-old woman from Gosport, Hampshire, sustained a broken ankle and was taken by ambulance to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
Also taken to hospital with chest pains and bruising was her front seat passenger, a 19-year-old man from Waterlooville, Hampshire.
The Vauxhall driver, a 64-year-old man from Emsworth, sustained a bruised right knee but did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone who saw the collision or who may have other information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1587 of 13/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
 

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Wednesday 14 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8276
Time: 00.19am - 00.34am
Location: Windmill Parade, Southwick
Incident: FIRE
telephone kiosk set on fire by firework - 1HR used by FRS - WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8285
Time: 8.56am - 9.24am
Location: Lidsey Road, Woodgate
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and historic army vehicle - no persons trapped - 1 man medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - WSFRS made scene safe and assisted police with traffic control - WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8301
Time: 12.46pm - 1.48pm
Location: The Poplars, Littlehampton
Incident: FIRE
investigated by WSFRS using thermal imaging camera - fire located in bundle of clothes in cupboard that had come in contact with light fitting - 1HR, 2BA, thermal imaging camera and small tools used by WSFRS - house ventilated used PPV fan - accidental
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Arundel
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8318
Time: 5.51pm - 6.13pm
Location: Brittens Lane, Fontwell
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road and into a ditch - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
 

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Thursday 15 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50356 / 2015
Report received: 15 October 2015
Time: 10.30am
Location: Selsey High Street
Incident: Selsey collision
Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses following a collision in Selsey High Street earlier today.
The collision, involving a mobility scooter and a lorry, took place around 10.30am near the Crown public house.
Although the air ambulance was in attendance, the female driver of the scooter, who is in her 80s, was taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester by road. She is currently being treated for injuries to her head and ankle.
The road is currently closed while emergency services deal with the incident.
Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 393 of 15/10.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Police Officer banned from driving
A police officer from West Sussex has been banned from getting behind the wheel after she drove to work while twice the drink-drive limit.
Pc Nicola Townsend, of The Alders, Billingshurst, pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court to the offence of drink driving and was given an 18-month driving ban, fined £550 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £55 victim surcharge.
The court heard that the 30-year-old had been seen to park her car at Guildford police station on 29 September before an inspector smelled alcohol on her breath. She was asked to take a breath test which showed she had 70mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mg.
 
 

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Saturday 17 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8431
Time: 00.02am - 1.43am
Location: 3 Storey Building, High Street, Shoreham
Incident: FIRE
3 storey building with basement used as dry cleaning shop with flats on upper floors - fire in dry cleaners premises on lower floors - lower floor 40% damaged by fire and 100% damaged by smoke - ground floor 30% damaged by smoke - fire believed to have been caused by ignition of towels in tumble dryer - 6BA, 5HRs, thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Shoreham, WrL Lancing, WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50383 / 2015
Report received: 19 October 2015
Missing Albanian teenager Lata Kastroit found
Albanian teenager Lata Kastroit who had disappeared from the address at which he was staying has been found in Brighton.
Lata, 16, who arrived in the country on Sunday 11 October was reported missing the following day.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8441
Time: 3.56pm - 4.22pm
Location: Domestic Garage Block, Cedar Avenue Salvington
Incident: FIRE
car and garage in compound well alight on arrival of WSFRS - 2BA, 2HRs used - car and garage severely damaged by fire - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50405 / 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Location: County Mall, Crawley
Incident: Crawley assault
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man who was attacked near Primark, in the County Mall, Crawley.
The 30-year-old victim from Crawley was walking with his girlfriend when the assault took place at 5.30pm. He was punched twice to the face causing a broken jaw which required hospital treatment
A 24-year-old man from Crawley, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was questioned and bailed until Saturday, 21 November.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police, call 101 quoting serial 1083 of 17/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8448
Time: 6.20pm - 6.41pm
Location: Domestic Garage Block, Cedar Avenue, Salvington
Incident: FIRE
rubbish on fire in domestic garage in compound - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS -deliberate ignition - police in attendance - WrL x2 Worthing
 
 

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Sunday 18 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50382 / 2015
Time: 2pm
Location: Boulevard, Crawley
Incident: Man stabbed in Crawley
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight where a man was stabbed in Crawley.
Detectives are investigating the stabbing in Crawley town centre on The Boulevard.
Emergency services were called to The Boulevard at 2pm to reports a man had been stabbed. The 37-year-old man has been taken to East Surrey Hospital to be treated for the wound to his leg.
Police believe the suspects left the scene along the alleyway which joins to Northgate Road. We are appealing to anyone who saw what happened or was in the Northgate Road area shortly after 2pm to contact them on 101 quoting serial 779 of 18/10
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
 

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Monday 19 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8507
Time: 7.57am - 8.47am
Location: Turners Hill Road, Worth
Incident: RTC
incident involving coach and car - no casualties on coach - 1 man trapped in car - man extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment after assessment by ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe and left with police - WrL Turners Hill, WrL East Grinstead, HRT Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8513
Time: 11.41am - 11.59am
Location: Offington Lane Junction Ash Acre Lane, Broadwater, Worthing
Incident: RTC
incident involving car and motorbike - male motorbike rider taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
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Heyshott driver banned
A drink driver who failed to stop after colliding with a stone wall in West Lavington, near Midhurst on Saturday 17 October, has been disqualified from driving for three years.
Police said a blue Peugot 206 collided with the wall at 6.50pm on Saturday outside Kennels Dairy in Selham Road.
Sussex roads police officers tracked down the vehicle later on Saturday evening and arrested the driver Marius Sitarz aged 36 who lives at Dunford House, Heyshott.
He appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court this morning, pleading guilty to driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop after a collision and driving with no insurance.
He was fined a total of 620.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8535
Time: 8.04pm - 9.56pm
Location: Newbridge Road, West Billingshurst
Incident: FIRE
semi detached house, fire in 1st floor bedroom - 4BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - 10% of 1st floor damaged by fire and 100% damaged by smoke - accidental - WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham, WrL Storrington
 
 

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Tuesday 20 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8557
Time: 9.33am - 9.59am
Location: A27 Eastbound Worthing - near the Coach and Horses pub
Incident: FIRE
transit flatbed vehicle 60% destroyed by fire - police in attendance for traffic control - 2BA, 3HRs used by WSFRS - accidental
WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8568
Time: 11.31am - 12.47pm
Location: Nyetimber Lane, West Chiltington
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer on fire in domestic garage - garage 100% damaged by smoke and heat - adjacent house severely smoke damaged - 2BA, 2HRs and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Storrington, WrL Billingshurst, WrL x2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50393 / 2015
Issued by Hampshire Police: Police release name of kayaker whose body was found on Isle of Wight beach
Dead Kayaker named
The name of the man whose body was found in a kayak on Yaverland beach on the Isle of Wight on 11 September has been released by police. He was Morgan Savage, 40, from Dublin.
A post mortem, carried out on 24 September, was inconclusive. The coroner is awaiting histology results.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50392 / 2015
WANTED - Billy Joe Wiggins
Sussex Police are seeking the whereabouts of convicted drug dealer Billy Joe Wiggins, and the net is even being cast as far as the Baltic state of Lithuania.
Wiggins, 25, was recalled to prison on 4 September for breaching licence conditions attached to a three-year sentence for supplying drugs.
He is described as white, 5'11", 180cms, of medium build with light brown hair and hazel eyes. He has several social media accounts.
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heater, senior investigating officer, said- "We've reason to suspect that Wiggins has recently been in Lithuania. This is primarily in the town of Kaunas, and possibly the capital, Vilnius. We are liasing with other forces both at home and abroad in an effort to trace him."
Anyone who has seen Billy Joe Wiggins him or who may know of his present location is asked to phone 101 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Billy Joe Wiggins

FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8577
Time: 3.12pm - 3.51pm
Location: Benbow Pond off A272 Easebourne, Midhurst
Incident: RESCUE
Fire crews and police rescued two people from a car that had overturned in a pond and was sinking in soft mud.
A fire engine and 4x4 from Midhurst were alerted to the incident at 3.12pm yesterday at Benbow Pond off A272 Easebourne, near Midhurst. They quickly arrived at the scene and worked with police to free an elderly man and woman from the upside down vehicle. Crews from Storrington and Haslemere were also sent to the incident but not required
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Lee Neale said: "Our response to this incident highlights the positive aspects of the new ways of working we brought in earlier this year. In April we set up a Crewing Optimisation Group, or COG for short, a team of firefighters deployed to different stations on a daily basis to support the resilience of our retained crews and to carry out community safety work. In their first three months of operation team members helped make available additional on-call appliances on 335 occasions and they played a critical role in this pond rescue. A supervisory officer from the team had been sent to Midhurst for the day to work with the local crews. That meant a fire engine from Midhurst was quickly crewed and sent to the scene. Additional firefighters were able to travel to the incident on the station's 4x4, this was another change in our deployment strategy brought about in April. Both of these teams were quickly at the scene but when the emergency call was first received our control centre also requested additional appliances. One of these, from Storrington, was, again, able to quickly mobilise thanks to a COG team member located at Storrington for the day to boost available resources in that area."
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8582
Time: 4.43pm - 5.17pm
Location: A27, Manor Roundabout Lancing
Incident: RTC
incident involving lorry and car - female car driver assisted from car by ambulance paramedics and medically assessed - scene safety maintained by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Shoreham, WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8589
Time: 7.03pm - 8.28pm
Location: Waste Depot off A27, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
portacabin 5m x 20m destroyed by fire - 2Hrs used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
 

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Wednesday 21 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8605
Time: 6.28am - 7.26am
Location: Ground Floor Flat, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint
Incident: FIRE
kitchen fire in ground floor flat caused by cooking - elderly male occupier led to safety by WSFRS and treated for smoke inhalation with oxygen therapy - man left in the care of ambulance paramedics - kitchen 10% damaged by fire - flat 60% damaged by smoke - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Hurstpierpoint, WrL Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8607
Time: 7.01am -7.36am
Location: Titnore lane, Worthing
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with tree - male driver trapped - man extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL x2 Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 16:50
Incident: Shoreham Lifeboat assists ambulance
The Shoreham inshore lifeboat was called to a report of a woman feeling unwell on board a cabin cruiser on the River Adur by Coronation Green, Shoreham. The boat was located and the woman was stretchered off onto the lifeboat and taken to a waiting ambulance on the slipway by Coronation Green. See footage of the service https://t.co/1PaEitRsQy
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8633
Time: 8.16pm - 9.13pm
Location: A24 Junction Robin Hood Lane, Horsham
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road and in collision with tree - 1 woman extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic and electric rescue equipment - woman taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley,
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8635
Time: 8.33pm - 9.09pm
Location: Railway Approach, East Grinstead
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 vans - no persons trapped - 1st aid given to 1 person by WSFRS who was then left in the care of ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
 

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Thursday 22 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8655
Time: 12.52pm - 1.29pm
Location: Field off A29, Billingshurst
Incident: FIRE
tractor pulling muck spreader on fire - 2HRs used by WSFRS - tractor destroyed by fire, muck spreader 5% damaged by fire - accidental
WrL Billingshurst, WrL Horsham, L4T Horsham, L4T Petworth
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50408 / 2015
WANTED - Ashkaan Kalhory
Police searching for 23-year old wanted man Ashkaan Kalhory, are now concentrating their enquiries in Brighton, following information that he is currently in the city.
Kalhory, who had been released on licence while serving a sentence of five and a half years for conspiracy to rob imposed at the Old Bailey in March 2012, has breached the terms of his licence while under Probation Service supervision.
He is described as of mixed race, 5'10", and of muscular build, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone who sees Kalhory should not approach him but should contact police via 101 quoting serial 1092 of 04/09 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Ashkaan Kalhory

FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8666
Time: 5.02pm - 7.14pm
Location: 2nd Floor Flat, Garden Walk, West Green, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
kitchen fire in 2nd floor flat caused by washing machine - flat 50% damaged by fire and 100% damaged by smoke - 4BA, 3HRs used by WSFRS - 2 further flats slightly affected by water - accidental - WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, WrL Reigate
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: / 2015
Report received: 22 October 2015
WANTED - Joseph Brazil
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE
Surrey Police is still appealing for help from members of the public to locate this 20-year-old man who is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at courts in Guildford.
Joseph Brazil was due to appear at South West Surrey Magistrates Court on 24 September and Guildford Crown Court on 25 September to answer charges relating to various offences including impersonating a police officer, assaulting police, attempted theft of a vehicle, handling stolen goods and public order offences.
Brazil, of no fixed abode, has links to the Guildford, Woking and Chichester areas.
Despite various enquiries to trace Brazil, officers have been unable to locate him and are asking anyone with information to contact them.
The public is advised not to approach Brazil but to call 999.
Anyone with further information should contact police via 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Joseph Brazil
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50701 / 2015
Report received: 01 December 2015
Joseph Brazil arrested
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE
Joseph Brazil, of no fixed abode, who was wanted on warrant after failing to appear at courts in Guildford has been located and remanded in custody. The media and the public are thanked for their assistance with this matter.
 
 

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Friday 23 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50419 / 2015
FOUND - Wishard Mupawaenda
51-year-old Wishard Mupawaenda who has been missing from his home in Hove since September, has been found safe and well in London.
Police had issused an appeal for his whereabouts on 5 October.
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RNLI Selsey Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 7pm
Incident: Lifeboat Launched to Locate Kayak
Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the Selsey lifeboat after a member of the public had expressed concern for a kayak approximately half a mile offshore from Park Copse, Selsey.
The Selsey Coastguard team were sent to Park Copse but, with fading light, were unable to see the kayak. They fired a white parachute flare to illuminate the area and, after spotting an object and small light they couldn't identify, requested the lifeboat to check the area.
The lifeboat found the kayak, and the Coastguard team on the beach confirmed that the lifeboat was in the position of the object and light which, in fact, was a head torch the kayaker was wearing. The kayaker confirmed that he was fishing and would be for the next hour. He was well equipped with safety equipment.
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FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8704
Time: 10.03pm - 10.31pm
Location: Terminus Road, Littlehampton
Incident: RTC
incident involving car overturned - 2 male occupants of car released before arrival of WSFRS - 2 women assisted from car by WSFRS - WrLx2 Littlehampton, HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50421 / 2015
South Wales coroner appeals for information about next of kin for Darren Saxby-Wade
A coroner in Wales are hoping to trace the next of kin of a man who died earlier this month.
Darren Saxby-Wade, 46, lived in Merthyr Tydfil and died on October 6. It is believed he has a step-brother living in the Sussex area who the coroner's officer has been unable to trace.
Anyone with information or family members are asked to contact coroners officer Patrick Williams on 01685 724228 or 07969 853746.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8706
Time: 11.47pm - 1.30am
Location: Scrap Yard, Gravel Lane, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
industrial container in scrap yard, containing 4 oxygen cylinders and 1 propane cylinder, on fire - cylinders cooled by WSFRS using 2 fixed HRs and checked using thermal imaging camera - container 80% damaged by fire - adjacent office building 10% damaged by fire - 2BA, 2 Fixed HRS, 6HRs thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Chichester, FIO
 
 

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Saturday 24 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8712
Time: 3.36am - 4.36am
Location: Dominion Road, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
fire in domestic garage - 4BA, 3HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - male occupier with smoke inhalation taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50438 / 2015
Time: 10:30am
Location: The Broadway, Lancing
Incident: Fatal collision in Lancing
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a cyclist and car in The Broadway, Lancing at around 10.30am.
A 68-year-old man from Lancing was riding north when he collided with a parked vehicle on the side of the road. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious head injuries but sadly died on Monday morning [26 October].
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Lanrick or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50426 / 2015
Location: Cherry Lane, Langley Green
Incident: Burglary and assault in Langley Green
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted near Cherry Lane, Langley Green following a burglary this afternoon.
Officers were called to the football club at around 2.20pm after a report property had been stolen from the changing rooms.
Players found a bag containing most of the stolen items in woodland near the back of the playing field, along with a group of youths. One of the suspects was confronted and produced a knife, stabbing one of the players in the neck causing serious but not life-threatening injuries. The victim, a 26-year-old man from Crawley, was taken to St George's Hospital in London where his condition is described as stable.
A 17-year-old from Crawley was arrested and subsequently charged with wounding with intent. He appeared before magistrates on Monday, 26 October, and has been remanded to prison to appear at Worthing Youth Court on Thursday 29 October.
A 17 year-old boy from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed until 8 December.
An 18-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of cannabis, theft and conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm. He has been released on bail until 8 December.
Police are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area. Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference 0828 of 24/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50424 / 2015
Time: 9.30pm
Location: B2123 Falmer Road, Woodingdean
Incident: Serious injury crash
Witnesses are being sought to a serious injury single-vehicle car crash on the Falmer Road, Woodingdean, at around 9.30pm.
A blue Rover 25 left the road and overturned in a field, leaving the driver - a 47-year-old man from South Chailey, near Lewes - with serious head injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
Anyone who saw what happened or noticed the Rover being driven shortly before it crashed is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Pollington. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
 

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Sunday 25 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8775
Time: 2.55pm - 3.32pm
Location: Bungalow, Abeckett Gardens Salvington
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen - kitchen 50% damaged by fire, heat and smoke - 2BA, 1HR and 1Co2 extinguisher used by WSFRS - smoke ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8786
Time: 8.39pm - 10.04pm
Location: A286 Midhurst near Budgenor Lodge
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with tree and lamppost and overturned - 1 man trapped - man extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and small tools - 1 further man given 1st aid and oxygen at the scene by WSFRS - both men taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Midhurst, WrL Petworth, HRT Chichester
 
 

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Monday 26 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: / 2015
Report received: 26 October 2015
Business fraud warning after Eastbourne firm loses £18,000
Police are warning businesses about a current type of fraud which might affect them.
Last month a firm of accountants in Sussex received an email purporting to be from a senior manager at the firm, asking for £18,900 to be transferred into a specific bank account. This was done and only later did it turn out that the request was not authorised and that both the email address and the account had been set up for the fraud, and the money had been taken from the account in cash from a bank in the north of England.
Financial Fraud Action UK advise that the fraudsters use special software to make the message appear genuine.
This type of scam has been dubbed 'whaling' fraud, as it targets the so-called big fish of business.
The emails request that urgent payments are made outside normal procedures, often for a pressing reason, such as the need to secure a contract. When the money is transferred, it goes into an account set up by the fraudsters.
There have been no other reported examples in Sussex so far but police are warning firms to be on the alert.
Scam letters, emails, telephone calls and faxes of different types are sent out in their thousands daily to individuals and companies worldwide.
If you have been a victim of fraud, please report it online or by phone to Action Fraud.
Action Fraud is the UK's national fraud reporting centre and the place for you to report fraud and scams, or to get advice if you're not sure what to do. Contact them online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or phone 0300 123 2040.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8814
Time: 4.37pm - 5.58pm
Location: Semi detached house , Condor Way, Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
semi detached house - fire in 1st floor bedroom caused by worn wiring - 4BA, 3HRs and 2 thermal imaging cameras used by WSFRS - 10% of house damaged by fire - 70% of house damaged by smoke - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50430 / 2015
WANTED - Glyn Evans
Police are searching for 27-year-old Glyn Evans, who is wanted for bail offences and burglary.
He is described as white, 6' 1", of medium build with short dark brown hair.
If you see him, do not approach, but dial 999 immediately.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts or who may have seen him is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1070 of 16/03.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Glyn Evans

FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8825
Time: 9.25pm - 9.52pm
Location: Richmond Road junction Gratwicke Road, Worthing
Incident: RTC
incident involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Worthing
 
 

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Tuesday 27 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8841
Time: 3.50pm - 4.34pm
Location: Leechpond Hill, Lower Beeding
Incident: FIRE
lorry well alight on arrival of WSFRS - 2BA, 1 foam HR and 1 HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50443 / 2015
MISSING - Kit Christie
Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing teenager who has now been missing for more than 36 hours.
Kit Christie has been missing from the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath since Monday afternoon 26 October where Kit was last seen around 4.45pm. The 15-year-old has been in the Chalkhill unit at the hospital being treated for anorexia but is from Frant in East Sussex. The last sighting of Kit was around 5pm walking along Hurstwood Lane, Haywards Heath.
Kit is described as white with straight, collar-length brown hair with a long fringe over the face, around 5' 2" and was last seen wearing a large blue puffa style jacket, faded blue jeans, black top, black shoes and possibly carrying a rucksack.
Inspector Roy Hodder said: "We are extremely concerned for Kit's welfare. Kit is very thin and has now been missing for more than 36 hours. Kit is very withdrawn and won't usually speak to people. We believe Kit may have hidden away in woodland, an outhouse or garden shed. Kit might have taken a rucksack with a change of clothes so might be wearing green khaki trousers. Kit hasn't taken a mobile phone and only has loose change, not enough money to travel far."

Police have search teams, along with volunteers, out looking for Kit in Haywards Heath and the area around the Princess Royal Hospital. They are appealing to anyone who might have seen a teenager matching Kit's description to please get in touch. Please also check garages, sheds and outbuildings where Kit could have hidden.
Anyone who sees Kit is urged to immediately call 999 or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Bridgemere.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50446 / 2015
FOUND - Kit Christie
Missing Kit Christie has been found.
Kit, 15, who went missing on Monday afternoon has been found safe in Haywards Heath on Wednesday 28 October.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8846
Time: 4.04pm - 4.41pm
Location: Southdown Court, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - firework set off by children near block of flats - firework lodged on flat roof of flats causing smoke - inspection made by WSFRS using thermal imaging camera - small amount of scorch marks in loft space - no further hot areas found - WrL x2 Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8858
Time: 9.08pm - 9.25pm
Location: Napier Way, Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8864
Time: 11.15pm - 2.17am
Location: Farmland off Holtye Road, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
3 separate locations on farmland - 1st fire involving barn 20m x 10m containing digger and 50 tonnes of straw - well alight on arrival of WSFRS - 2HRs, 3 fixed HRs used - 2nd fire involving caravan and 10m of hedgerow destroyed by fire - 2HRs used - 3rd fire involving horse cart 30% damaged by fire - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - all 3 fires deliberate ignition
WrLx2 East Grinstead, WrL Turners Hill, WrL Lingfield, WrC Burgess Hill, CU Haywards Heath, L4T Haywards Heath, WrLx2 Crawley, FIO
 
 

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Wednesday 28 October 2015


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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50446 / 2015
FOUND - Kit Christie
Missing Kit Christie has been found.
Kit, 15, who went missing on Monday afternoon has been found safe in Haywards Heath.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50445 / 2015
Five arrested following burglaries in Crawley
Police in Crawley arrested five people in the early of hours in connection with a number of burglaries.
Officers were called at around 1.15am to Hazelwick Road, Crawley to a report that garages had been broken into. Officers were then called to Cherry Lane, Crawley at around 1.40am to a similar report. A silver Ford Mondeo was seen driving away from the area and a car matching that description was found in Juniper Road. A 16-year-old boy and two 19-year-old men, all from Crawley, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary. A 17-year-old girl from East Grinstead was also arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Officers searched another garage in The Dingle, Crawley at around 5am and a 63-year-old local man, who arrived at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. All five people have been bailed until 29 January 2016.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 0071 of 28/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 10:10
Incident: Shoreham Lifeboat launched
The Shoreham all weather lifeboat was launched to reports of an up turned vessel 23 miles off Worthing. On scene a search commenced and a small white tender was found. The tender had been reported lost by its owner a few days before. With nothing else found the lifeboat was stood down by the coastguard and returned to station.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8883
Time: 2.01pm - 2.44pm
Location: Ground Floor Flat, Kingsland Close, Shoreham
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing from ground floor flat - bin fire in kitchen - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by FRS - asthmatic male occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen as a precaution and medically checked by ambulance paramedics at the scene - accidental
WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8885
Time: 2.23pm - 2.38pm
Location: Limbrick Lane, Goring
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with parked car - 1 man with minor injuries medically assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8895
Time: 4.05pm - 4.57pm
Location: Butlins Holiday Resort, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor
Incident: FIRE
fire in lighting transformer in roof space of stock room in public entertainment building - building evacuated - electrics isolated by on site electrician - inspection made by WSFRS using thermal imaging camera to confirm the fire was out - roof space slightly smoke logged and ventilated by WSFRS - accidental - WrL x2 Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8906
Time: 7.18pm - 8.33pm
Location: Wood Recycling Plant, Lancing Business Park, Marlborough Road, Lancing
Incident: FIRE
mobile crane alight inside building used as wood recycling plant - 1 foam HR, 1HR, 4BA and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Lancing, WrLx3 Worthing, CU Bognor
 
 

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Thursday 29 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50449 / 2015
Steyning High Street closed by collision
A collision between a Ford Fiesta car and a refuse wagon shortly before 7.30am means the High Street at Steyning is currently blocked.
No one was hurt, but the vehicles need to be recovered and an oil spillage cleared.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50442 / 2015
MISSING - Carl Owston
Police are looking for 26-year-old Carl Owston who has gone missing from Hailsham.
Carl was last seen around 9.30am on Wednesday, October 21. He was due to have visited Eastbourne during the day, but did not return home as expected by 3.30pm.
He is white, 5' 10", of medium build with short brown hair and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a black coat, grey shirt, blue trousers, white trainers and was carrying a yellow bag.
Carl is known to have contacts in Sussex and also Middlesbrough, where he originates from.
He may be alarmed, possibly aggressive, if approached and anyone who sees him is asked not to make contact with him, but call 999 immediately. If you believe you have seen him or you have information about his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting serial 1012 of 21/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Carl Owston
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50884 / 2015
FOUND - Carl Owston
Carl Owston, 27, was found safe on Tuesday 22 December, in Hove after he went missing from Hailsham on 21 October.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50450 / 2015
MISSING - Daniel Boorman
Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 26-year-old Daniel Boorman, from St Leonards.
Of no fixed address, he was last seen in Southwater Road, St Leonards, on Tuesday 27 October.
The following morning a bag containing personal possessions was found on a local beach.
Searches have so far disclosed no trace of Mr Boorman, who is described as white, 5' 8", of stocky build, with facial stubble and cropped light brown hair.
Anyone seeing him, or who may know of his whereabouts, is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 0288 of 28/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Daniel Boorman
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50466 / 2015
FOUND - Daniel Boorman
26-year-old Daniel Boorman, feared missing after personal possessions were discovered on a local beach, has been found safe.
Mr Boorman, of no fixed address, had last been seen on 27 October.
He was located late on Thursday evening 29 October. Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their help in tracing him.
 
 

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Friday 30 October 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50456 / 2015
WANTED - Glenn Waters
Police in West Sussex are looking for 29-year old Glenn Waters who is wanted over theft and assault allegations.
He is known to frequent the Shoreham and Worthing areas, and is suspected of eight thefts including shoplifting at chemists in Bognor and Seaford between March and August this year. He is also sought over his failure to appear at court to answer charges over one other alleged theft, two alleged common assaults, and for allegedly breaching a court order, all between February and April this year.
Police think Waters is still in the Worthing and Shoreham areas, and anyone who sees him or has any other information is asked to call 101, quoting serial 502 of 29/10 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50468 / 2015
Report received: 02 November 2015 14:37
Wanted man Glenn Waters detained
Glenn Waters, 29, wanted by police over allegations of theft and assault, and failure to appear at court, has been arrested. He was detained in Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham on Friday 30 October, following an appeal for information concerning his whereabouts.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50457 / 2015
Man charged with attempted murder
A man has been charged with attempted murder after an attack at a house in Tilgate, Crawley on Wednesday afternoon 28 October.
Emergency services were called at 5.40pm to Ross Close to reports a man had been assaulted. The victim, a 51-year-old man, was taken to East Surrey Hospital
Jason Halliday, 45, of Ross Close, has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking a man who was known to him.
Halliday appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court today and has been remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 13 November.
 
 

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Saturday 31 October 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 8973
Time: 11.00am - 11.50am
Location: Rear Garden of House, Nuthurst Street, Nuthurst Incident: Assistance to RSPCA - large male deer trapped in sheep netting in rear garden of house - deer released by TRU officers using animal rescue equipment and released back in to the wild - TRU Officers
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50461 / 2015
Man charged following shooting in Fittleworth
Police have charged a man following a shooting in Fittleworth.
Officers were called to an address in Fairmead Close, Fittleworth at around 6.40pm to a report of an argument between two men.
A 61-year-old man from the village was treated by paramedics at the scene for a gunshot wound to the leg and taken to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Brian Acott, 70, from Fairmead Close, Fittleworth was arrested and subsequently charged with wounding with intent, possessing a firearm when prohibited for life and possessing a prohibited weapon. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Crawley magistrates on Monday 2 November.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Milestone or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
SEE ABOVE
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50471 / 2015
Man appears in court following Fittleworth shooting
A man has appeared before Crawley magistrates on Monday 2 November, following a shooting in Fairmead Close, Fittleworth on Saturday evening 31 October.
A 61-year-old man from the village was shot in the leg and remains in hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Brian Acott, 70, of Fairmead Close, Fittleworth was charged with wounding with intent, possessing a firearm when prohibited for life and possessing a prohibited weapon.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Chichester Crown Court on 23 November.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR50473 / 2015
Beware of tricksters - ringing the changes
Police are warning local retailers to be on their guard following two reported fraud incidents in Uckfield.
The incidents involved a type of fraud often called 'ringing the changes', where someone asks for a sum of money to be changed into notes of a smaller denomination.
While the cashier or shop assistant is doing this, the trickster deliberately confuses them in order to obtain more money than they handed over in the first place.
Just before 1pm on Saturday 31 October two men entered the Post Office in Lewes Road, Uckfield, but the assistant realised what was happening and they left empty-handed.
One of the men is described as white, with an eastern European accent, in his mid to late 20s, of stocky build and wearing a hat and a grey/blue fleece. The second man was similar in terms of age and accent, but he had a tanned appearance and was wearing a blue bandana and a grey/blue fleece.
The second incident happened later the same day at a business off the High Street, Uckfield. At around 10.30pm two women managed to obtain more than £100. One of the women was described as 20-30 years-old, of Eastern European appearance, with brown hair and a slim build, wearing a white top and jeans. Her companion was a 35 to 40-year-old woman, with brown hair, wearing tracksuit bottoms and a hooded top.
Sergeant Kara Tombling said: "I would like to advise businesses and retailers to be very cautious if they are asked to exchange notes for lower denominations, and if they are in any doubt, to refuse the request. As the festive season approaches, shops and businesses will be getting busier, so extra vigilance is needed and counter staff need to be made aware of this scam, which can prove to be very costly."
 
 
 
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