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WEST SUSSEX - MOST RECENT REPORTED INCIDENTS
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FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49880 / 2015
Gun found in woods
Police are keen to receive further information about a handgun found in a wooded area in Crawley.
A member of the public found the gun recently in a wooded areas off Lundy Close in Crawley and contacted the police.
The weapon is an Automatic Victoria, and was found, together with a magazine and five live bullets, wrapped in a couple of bin bags.
Police do not know how the weapon came to be there. It may have been dropped by someone, or hidden and disturbed by wildlife. Forensic tests will be carried out on the weapon to try to establish its ownership and to help determine whether it has been used in any criminality.
Anyone who has any information about where the gun came from, or who has seen suspicious activity in that area recently, is asked to call 101, quoting serial 1124 of 14/08 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49879 / 2015
Time: 2.30pm
Location: B2146 between Funtington and Ashling Park
Incident: Driver killed in crash at Funtington
At 2.30pm a silver VW Polo saloon car collided with a parked goods vehicle on the B2146 between Funtington and Ashling Park. The 21-year old local woman who was driving the car was killed and the two passengers received serious injuries, for which they have been taken to St Richards Hospital at Chichester and Southampton General Hospital respectively.
The road is closed while emergency services attend the scene and drivers are asked to avoid the area.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Sundridge or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
No further information is available at present.
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FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5865
Time: 2:26pm - 3:12pm
Location: B2146 between Funtington and Ashling Park
Incident: RTC FATAL
incident involving car and HGV - 1 person extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment - 2 people taken to hospital by ambulance - sadly one female was pronounced dead at the scene - WrL & HRT Chichester, WrL Emsworth
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49890 / 2015
Report received: 17 August 2015
22-year old woman dies in Funtington crash
A 22-year old woman died in a crash near Funtington.
She has been named as 22-year old Georgina Mannings, of Old Rectory Close, Emsworth.
At 2.30pm on Friday, 14 August, the silver VW Polo saloon she was driving collided with a parked DAF heavy goods vehicle on the B2146 between Funtington and Ashling Park.
Tragically, she died at the scene. The rear seat passenger, a 20-year old man from Emsworth, received critical back and leg injuries and is currently at Southampton General Hospital. The front seat passenger, a 34-year old Gosport man, was treated for cuts at St Richards Hospital, Chichester.
The road was closed for more than four hours while emergency services attended the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Sundridge or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat RNLI LIFEBOAT
Time: 3.25pm
Incident: Lifeboat goes to the aid of Yacht
The 40-foot yacht 'Silvi Belle 2' had radioed Solent Coastguard with an emergency call stating that they had run aground 1.5 miles south of Selsey Bill. The yacht had four people aboard.
The inshore Lifeboat at 3.25 p.m. and made best speed to the vessel which was visible from the Lifeboat station. The tide was still ebbing and the weather on scene was wind force 3-4 westerly, sea state slight in rain showers.
When the Lifeboat arrived on scene the Helmsman decided to make an attempt to pull the yacht clear of the reef. A line was attached to the mast and, after a short time, the vessel became free. The crew checked for damage and water ingress and, after reporting that all was OK, they continued their passage to Portsmouth Harbour.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49882 / 2015
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ESSEX POLICE
MISSING - David Robertson
Police searching for a man missing from his home in Essex believe that he could be in Sussex.
Essex Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen may have seen or has information about the current whereabouts of David Robertson, who is also known to some people as Tim.
David, 48, who lives in Greenways in Southend, has been missing since the early hours of Sunday, 9 August.
It is believed he may have been wearing the jacket he is wearing in this photograph. He is also thought to have been wearing a G-Star T-shirt similar to the one pictured and brown Vans-style shoes.

David Robertson
Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries since David was reported missing and they are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. They have been searching nearby parks including Southchurch Park and the seafront areas and have found no trace of him.
After speaking to people who know David, it is thought that he may have gone to Brighton or London.
Dc Richard Yapp, is one of a number of officers who has been making the enquiries. He said: "We are growing increasingly concerned for David's welfare and I would urge anyone who has any information as to where he may be to contact us immediately. We are worried about him as are his friends and family."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers at Southend on Essex Police on 101.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49980 / 2015
Report received: 26 August 2015
FOUND - David Robertson
David Robertson, 48, who was missing from Southend has been found. He was found in the Tower Hill area of London in the early hours of Tuesday 18 August.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5873
Time: 6:50pm - 7:19pm
Location: Convenience store - Fitzalan Rd, Roffey
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING
from car park affecting shop floor and electrics - external pumping of car park carried out by WSFRS - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5874
Time: 7:43pm - 8:21pm
Location: Nursery school - Harwood Rd, Horsham
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
FLOODING
caused by blocked drain - internal electrics affected - water stemmed, blockage cleared and electrics isolated by WSFRS - incident left with site management - WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49875 / 2015
Man charged with attempted murder in Angmering
Peter Mark Cooper, 46, unemployed, of Fletcher Way, Angmering, appeared before Crawley magistrates charged with attempting to murder Olivia Shirley at a property in Fletcher Way during the evening of Wednesday, 12 August.
He was remanded in custody to appear before Lewes Crown Court on 28 August.
The victim, 41, who suffered multiple stab wounds, remains in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition.
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SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5880
Time: 1:05am - 4:53am
Location: Crossbush Lane, Arundel
Incident: FIRE
Static home destroyed by fire - 4 propane cylinders removed and cooled - 2 jets and 1 hydrant used by WSFRS - cause of fire under investigation - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Arundel
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5907
Time: 9:49am - 10:28am
Location: Pagham Rd, Lagness
Incident: FIRE
in engine compartment of JCB - extinguished by WSFRS using CO2 extinguisher and low pressure hose from L4T - surrounding area damped down to prevent fire spread - WrLx2 Bognor Regis, L4T Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5926
Time: 22:25pm - 22:49pm
Location: Garage compound, Heo Green, Wick, Littlehampton
Incident: FIRE
Car well alight on arrival - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 2HR - deliberate ignition - WrL Littlehampton
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49926 / 2015
Boat and trailer stolen from Polegate
Police are appealing for information about the theft of a 16ft 'Mariner' boat and trailer, from premises off the A22 at Polegate, near to the Cophall roundabout, at some time during the night.
The boat has a small, two-berth cabin with two lights on top of it, together with a fish finder and a radio. Since the photograph was taken the name 'Wilson Flyer' had been painted on both sides of the bow and a Yamaha 40 engine had been attached to the stern.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting serial 1147 of 16/08 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49969 / 2015
Police are investigating the rape of a young woman on a footpath in Horsham and have issued a photograph of a man they wish to interview.
In the early hours the 22-year old Horsham woman left Piries bar in the town centre with a man. They walked along East Street and down The Causeway past St Marys Church, to a footpath which goes off to the left, where the attack took place.
Officers have been making intensive enquiries in the area since the crime was reported, and the woman has been receiving expert medical and welfare support.
Detectives are keen to identify and speak with the man shown in the photograph who may be able to help the investigation.
They are also keen to speak with a group of men who we believe spoke to the woman after she was assaulted.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the man and woman, or who has any other information, is asked to call 101, quoting serial 368 of 16/08.
NOTE; PHOTO DELETED - MAN ARRESTED
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49985 / 2015
Wednesday, 26 August
Man arrested over Horsham footpath rape
A 19-year old Horsham man was arrested on Wednesday, 26 August, on suspicion of the rape of a 22-year old woman on a footpath near St Marys Church in Horsham on Sunday 16 August. After being interviewed he was released on police bail until 20 October while enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Jon Robeson said; "We are grateful for the information so far received from the public but we still seek any more witnesses. If you were in Horsham town centre in the early hours of Sunday, 16 August, and saw a man and woman walking from Piries bar along East Street and down The Causeway past St Marys Church, to a footpath which goes off to the left, we would still like to hear from you. In particular we would like to speak to a group of men who we believe spoke to the woman after she was assaulted."
If you can help, please call 101, quoting serial 368 of 16/08 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Police are not linking this incident to any other offences in the Horsham area.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5949
Time: 2:27pm - 2:40pm
Location: Station Rd, Angmering
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving domestic greenhouse - extinguished by WSFRS using 2HR, 2BA - 50% of contents destroyed - deliberate ignition
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5964
Time: 22:38pm - 23:46pm
Location: Rear of Grafton Gardens, Sompting
Incident: FIRE
Fire in domestic garage - LPG cylinders removed and cooled - fire extinguished by WSFRS using 2 HR, 1 jet and 1 hydrant - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
 

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MONDAY 17 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5986
Time: 8.38am - 10:21am
Location: Rudford Industrial Estate, Ford Rd, Ford
Incident: FIRE
Fire in industrial unit used as garage - extinguished by WSFRS using 4BA, 2 jets, 1HR, 1 short extension ladder and 1 hydrant - building ventilated using PPV - TIC used to check for hot spots - cause under investigation
WrL Littlehampton, WrL Arundel, WrLx2 Bognor, 1 x BASU Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 5992
Time: 10:17am - 10:30am
Location: Marlborough Rd, Lancing
Incident: FIRE
fire under seating compartment of fork lift truck - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - advice given - accidental ignition - WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6000
Time: 2:08pm - 2:38pm
Location: Main Rd, Yapton
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen of static mobile home - caused by cooking left unattended on hob - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1HR - TIC used to check for hot spots - PPV fan used to ventilate property - safety advice given to occupier - WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6012
Time: 6:00pm - 6:25pm
Location: Graylingwell Park, Graylingwell Drive, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
fire involving a single storey derelict garage - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - incident left with Sussex Police - WrLx2 Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6014
Time: 6:15pm - 6:29pm
Location: Brighton Rd, Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - road made safe by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police and Ambulance Service
WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6025
Time: 8:21pm - 9:09pm
Location: Farm, Horsham Rd, Ashurst
Incident: FIRE
area of grassland alight - fire extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR and beaters - WrL Steyning, WrL Shoreham
 
 

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TUESDAY 18 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6057
Time: 7:42pm - 7:50pm
Location: Eastern Rd, Haywards Heath
Incident: FIRE
fire in tumble dryer in outside utility area - out on arrival - accidental ignition - WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6061
Time: 9:54pm - 10:14pm
Location: Broad Walk, Forestside
Incident: FIRE
Car on fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 2HR - accidental ignition - WrL Havant
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49980 / 2015
Report received: 26 August 2015
FOUND - David Robertson
David Robertson, 48, who was missing from Southend has been found.
He was found in the Tower Hill area of London in the early hours of Tuesday 18 August.
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WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6084
Time: 3:54pm - 4:58pm
Location: Recycling centre, Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving waste inside recycling hangar - extinguished by WSFRS using 4BA, 1HR, 1 Jet and 1 hydrant - TIC used to check area for hot spots - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental ignition
WrLx2 & WrC Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Crawley, WrL Brighton
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6099
Time: 11:15pm - 11:32pm
Location: Claypit Lane, Chichester
Incident: RTC
incident involving car on its side - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS using small gear - incident left with Sussex Police
WrL Chichester
 
 

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THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6103
Time: 12:47am - 1:44am
Location: Railway embankment, Lawrence Avenue, Rustington
Incident: FIRE
Fire involving 10 square metres of undergrowth - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - TIC used to check area for hot spots - cause unknown
WrL Littlehampton, WrL East Preston
 
 

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FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49947 / 2015
Time: 12.20pm
Location: A259 Chichester Bognor Road
Incident: Crash witnesses sought
Police are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle crash on the A259 Chichester Road between Bognor Regis and Chichester.
It happened at around 12.20pm when a green Mercedes Benz SLC 450 travelling south-east left the road and crashed through a fence into a field. Emergency services, including the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance, were called to the scene at Groves Farm, Colworth.
The driver, a 65-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital, where he has been detained for treatment.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Merchant.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6160
Time: 2:10pm - 2:39pm
Location: Fletchers Close, Horsham
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - one car overturned - vehicle stabilised by WSFRS - one male assisted from vehicle - one female extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - - WrLx2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49934 / 2015
FOUND - Daryan Rawf
Missing teenager Daryan Rawf found safe and well
Daryan Rawf, 17, from Uckfield, has been found safe and well in Nottingham.
He had been reported missing after last being seen on Wednesday, 12 August
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6164
Time: 2:47pm - 3:34pm
Location: Flats, Stoney Lane, Shoreham
Incident: FIRE
involving external bin store of two-storey block of flats - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR and 1 hydrant - refuse removed and damped down - PPV used to ventilate communal stairway - fire of accidental ignition - WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6169
Time: 4:08pm - 4:39pm
Location: Thicket Lane, Halnaker
Incident: FIRE
car on fire - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 2HR - accidental ignition - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49953 / 2015
Time: 9.10pm
Location: High Street, Bognor
Incident: Police seek witnesses to Bognor crash
Police are asking for witnesses to a crash in Bognor Regis town centre in which a car collided with a tree, injuring the driver.
It happened at around 9.10pm when a blue Vauxhall Corsa travelling south-west on the High Street left the road and collided with a tree. The crash happened near the junction with Albert Road. No other vehicle was involved.
The driver, a 43-year-old local man, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to St Richards Hospital, Chichester, for treatment.
A man, 43, from Bognor Regis has been arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol and other motoring offences.
Anyone who saw the collision or who may have other information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1666 of 21/08.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
 

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SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6192
Time: 5:14am - 5:27am
Location: Littlehampton Rd, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
involving motorcycle - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - TIC used to check surrounding area for hot spots - deliberate ignition
WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6200
Time: 1:08pm-2:16pm
Location: Junction of Allinora Avenue and Goring Rd, Goring
Incident: RTC
incident involving motorcycle - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - 1 female taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - 2015
Police ask drivers to avoid A27 after air crash at Shoreham
Police are advising all drivers to avoid the A27 in the Shoreham area for the rest of today after an aircraft has crashed.
At about 1.20pm the aircraft hit several cars on the A27 just to the north of Shoreham Airport, where an air display is taking place. There have been several casualties but we have no further information on these at the moment.
The A27 has been closed in both directions and drivers are asked to avoid the area until further notice.
Further information will be released as soon as possible.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: 2015
Seven dead in Shoreham air crash
A number of people are known to have died when a historic military jet crashed into a busy main road at Shoreham in Sussex.
The Hawker Hunter was taking part in an air show at the airport adjacent to the A27 when it crashed on to the road at 1.20pm.
Emergency services have declared a major incident and a number of helicopters have been deployed to the scene to evacuate casualties to hospital.
The A27 has been closed at Lancing and to the north of Hove and is expected to remain closed for some considerable time.
South East Coast Ambulance Service has confimed that there have been seven fatalities declared at the scene, one patient with serious life-threatening injuries has been transported to Royal Sussex County Hospital and further 14 patients treated for minor injuries. The casualties are all believed to have occurred on the road at this time and there are not thought to be any injuries to anyone actually on the airfield.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has sent ten appliances to the scene.
The Air Accident Investigation Bureau is attending the scene and have asked anyone who has video or photographs of the plane in the time leading up to and including the crash to hold on to them and await advice as to whether they may be wanted to assist with the investigation.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49960 / 2015
Report received: 24 August 2015 17:59
No further victims found as jet is removed from Shoreham crash site
As a crane lifted the wreckage of a historic fighter jet from where it crashed into a busy main road at Shoreham, Sussex Police have revealed that over 200 people have called in to report concerns for missing relatives or friends since the incident.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said: "As a result of lifting the jet, we have not discovered any evidence of further victims and our estimate of 11 highly likely victims remains in place. However, until we have fully completed the search of what is an extensive scene, I must caution that there is still the possibility that we may discover evidence of further victims, but I am not prepared to speculate on that figure.
Around 300 police officers and staff, along with support from other emergency services and partner agencies, have been working at the site and in support of the operation since the crash. We are now working on the recovery of the victims who were found at the site, which has now been discovered to extend a little further than the initial 400 yards of the A27 that was first identified.
Along with colleagues from the Air Accident Investigation Branch, we have removed the jet, which will transported to Farnborough for examination, and then we will remove all of the vehicles and other debris from the scene. After that there will a second phase of checking that we have accounted for all the victims and this will be followed by a thorough finger tip search of the area to ensure that we have recovered all of the forensic evidence. We will prioritise the search of the road and the verges so that we can hand it back to the highways authority at the earliest opportunity in order that they can get on with repairing and restoring the road.
Again I should like to pay tribute to everyone who has been affected by this horrific and tragic incident. Not least, the local community who have responded magnificently, from the taxi firm who offered free lifts to the airport to those who needed to recover cars, to Brighton and Hove Albion who have generously allowed those working at the scene use of their splendid new facilities at Lancing.
I appreciate that things will never be the same again in Shoreham, but would like to assure everyone affected by the incident that all of us working on the operation are determined that we will provide answers to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones and work as quickly as we can to complete our investigations and reopen the road."
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6213
Time: 8:13pm - 8:44pm
Location: Pagham Rd, Lagness
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road into undergrowth - 1 elderly female assisted from vehicle and assessed by paramedics at scene - incident left with Sussex Police - Wrl Bognor, WrL & HRT Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6217
Time: 10:26pm - 10:47pm
Location: Junction of West Street and Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - vehicles and road made safe by WSFRS - WrLx2 Burgess Hill
 
 

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SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: 961 / 2015
Location: Crawley High Street
Incident: Six arrested following Crawley assault
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was set upon by a group of people near a taxi rank in Crawley High Street in the early hours.
A 44-year-old local man was knocked to the ground and punched and kicked in an unprovoked attack outside United Taxis.
Six people have been arrested, two women aged 22 and four men aged 18, 31, 29 and 27, on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray. They have been bailed until 17 October for further enquiries. This was a vicious and an unprovoked attack and Police are appealing for anyone, who was in this busy area and witnessed what happened, to contact them on 101 quoting serial 46 23/8.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6242
Time: 8:08pm - 8:27pm
Location: A23 Northbound Bolney to Slaugham
Incident: RTC
incident involving car - no persons trapped - 1 adult and 2 children taken to hospital by ambulance - vehicle and road made safe by WSFRS
WrL Haywards Heath, HRT Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6244
Time: 8:30pm - 8:56pm
Location: House, Westward Close, Bosham
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen involving chip pan - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1HR - property ventilated using PPV fan - accidental ignition
WrLx2 Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49970 / 2015
WANTED - Abil Abdullah
Police in Brighton seek Abil Abdullah over rape in flat.
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in a Brighton flat have identified a man they want to trace and interview.
Police received a report that at about 10.30pm a man had forced his way into a flat in Upper Park Place, Brighton, and raped the 38-year old woman living there.
The man police want to interview is 30-year old Abil Abdullah, who comes from the Haringey area of North London, but who has also frequented Brighton.
He is described as black, slim, 5'9", and bald, and he was wearing dark trousers and a white t-shirt with a 'V' shaped motif on the front.
Detective Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said; "This is a very rare occurrence and it is currently a fast moving investigation. We are keen to find Abdullah as soon as possible. If you have seen him or know where he may be we would like to hear from you as soon as possible. Also, if you were in the Queens Park area of Brighton on Sunday night and saw anything suspicious, please contact us via 101 quoting Operation Underwood. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49995 / 2015
London man charged with rape
A 30-year old London man has been charged with the rape of a woman in a Brighton flat.
Police had received a report that at about 10.30pm on Sunday, 23 August, a man had forced his way into a flat in Upper Park Place, Brighton, and raped the 38-year old woman living there.
Abdullah was arrested in London on Wednesday evening, 26 August, following an investigation by Brighton detectives, working with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police.
Adil Abdullah, of Gladstone Avenue, London, N22, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in North London on Thursday, 27 August. He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on a date yet to be fixed.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6247
Time: 11:15pm - 12:07am
Location: Paddockhurst Rd, Turners Hill
Incident: FIRE
involving commercial van - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 2HR - TIC are used to check for hot spots - accidental ignition
WrL Turners Hill
 
 

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MONDAY 24 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6276
Time: 4.12pm - 4.33pm
Location: Saint Hill End, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead
Incident: RTC
incident involving HGV in collision with tree branch - branch removed from top of vehicle using triple extension ladder and rope - road made safe with assistance of members of public and Sussex Police - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6278
Time: 4.41pm - 5.07pm
Location: B2133 Ashington
Incident: RTC
incident involving car - no persons trapped - scene safety by WSFRS - WrL Storrington
 
 

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TUESDAY 25 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6295
Time: 1.27am - 2.39am
Location: Climping Rd, Ifield
Incident: FIRE
involving bedroom of mid terrace house - 2 cats rescued from property - fire extinguished by WSFRS using 4BA, 2HR, 1 safety jet and 1 hydrant - 1 male and 1 female treated at scene by South East Coast Ambulance Service for mild smoke inhalation - support offered to occupants by British Red Cross Fire Emergency Support Service - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Reigate, FESS x 1
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6301
Time: 5.49am - 6.25am
Location: A285 Duncton
Incident: RTC
incident involving motorcycle overturned in field - first aid given at scene by WSFRS - incident left with Sussex Police - WrL Arundel
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49967 / 2015
MISSING - Frankie Catton
Police are concerned for the welfare of 13-year-old Frankie Catton, missing from Sompting.
Frankie was last seen by her mother at home in Sompting on Sunday afternoon, 23 August, and she hasn't been in touch with family or local friends since. CCTV shows her at Three Bridges railway station on Monday morning.
She is described as white, 5'7" and of slim build with long light brown hair. She was last seen wearing black jeans with ripped knees with a black crop top and black Adidas trainers.
If you see Frankie or know where she has been please call 101 quoting serial 1603 23/8 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report
NOW FOUND - Frankie Catton
Frankie Catton, 13, has been found safe and well in Southampton after going missing from her home in Sompting on Sunday.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6337
Time: 4.08pm - 5.34pm
Location: Corner of Hastings Close, West Meads Drive, Bognor
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with tree - 1 female extricated by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 Bognor, HRT Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6345
Time: 6.35pm - 7.36pm
Location: A280 Long Furlong
Incident: RTC FATAL
incident involving 2 cars - 1 male extricated - CPR and 02 therapy administered but sadly the man was declared deceased at the scene - 1 further male casualty treated at scene by paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance - WrLx2 & HRT Worthing
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49973 / 2015
Witness Appeal following fatal RTC
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A280 Long Furlong just after 6.30pm.
Two vehicles were involved, a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a blue Ford Fiesta.
Sadly one of the drivers, a 20-year-old man from Worthing, died at the scene. The coroner has been informed. The driver of the other vehicle, a 34-year-old man from Worthing was taken to Worthing Hospital with minor injuries. The road was closed for around five hours while officers were on the scene and police would like to thank motorists for their patience.
Sergeant Richard Hornsey of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or the events leading up to it. Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting Operation Dovedale or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6347
Time: 9.43pm - 10.06pm
Location: House, Avondale Close
Incident: FIRE
in under stairs cupboard involving electricity meter - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1 Co2 extinguisher - WrLx2 Worthing
 
 

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WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6380
Time: 7.07pm - 7.27pm
Location: House, South Farm Rd, Worthing
Incident: FIRE
fire involving door frame - caused by decorators heat gun - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR and small gear - affected area cut away and TIC used to check for hot spots - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49985 / 2015
Man arrested over Horsham footpath rape
A 19-year old Horsham man has been arrested on suspicion of the rape of a 22-year old woman on a footpath near St Mary's Church in Horsham on Sunday 16 August. After being interviewed he was released on police bail until 20 October while enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Jon Robeson said; "We are grateful for the information so far received from the public but we still seek any more witnesses. If you were in Horsham town centre in the early hours of Sunday, 16 August, and saw a man and woman walking from Piries bar along East Street and down The Causeway past St Marys Church, to a footpath which goes off to the left, we would still like to hear from you. In particular we would like to speak to a group of men who we believe spoke to the woman after she was assaulted."
If you can help, please call 101, quoting serial 368 of 16/08 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Police are not linking this incident to any other offences in the Horsham area.
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FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6387
Time: 9.28pm - 9.56pm
Location: B2145 Selsey
Incident: FIRE
involving engine compartment of car - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA and 1HR - accidental ignition - WrL Selsey
 
FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6389
Time: 10.27pm - 10.53pm
Location: Bungalow, Hedgway, Felpham
Incident: FIRE
in attached domestic garage - extinguished using 1HR - two smoke detectors fitted in property by WSFRS - WrL Bognor, WrL Littlehampton
 
 

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THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2015


FIRE & RESCUE report - Call Ref: 6408
Time: 4.12pm - 4.38pm
Location: Shopping Centre, Carfax, Horsham
Incident: FIRE
fire in atrium light unit - extinguished by WSFRS using 2 x Co2 extinguishers and triple extension ladder - TIC used to check for hot spots - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Horsham
 
 

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FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49648 / 2015
Crawley man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving
A man was jailed for seven years today for causing death by dangerous driving after he lost control of his car in Crawley, collided with a fence and his girlfriend was thrown from the vehicle.
Lewes Crown Court heard that Minesh Parbat, 36, of Gregory Close, Maidenbower, Crawley, was driving his BMW Z3 sports car west along Crawley Avenue at 1.40am on Sunday 9 March 2014 when it left the road and collided with a fence. His girlfriend, Lisa Watling, 28, who was a passenger, tragically died later in hospital from her injuries.
Parbat, who was also over the drink-drive limit, denied the charge but a jury found him guilty after a six-day trial. The alcohol level in his blood was 102 milligrammes in 100 millilitres of blood - the legal limit is 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. He also received a three-and-a-half year driving ban which he will serve when released from prison.
Lisa's family said: "Our lives have been ripped apart leaving a wound that will never fully heal, no

Minesh Parbat
matter how much times passes. For Lisa's children there is no justice. Their mum will not be coming home with us today. She is gone forever and there is no justice in that."
Sergeant Clare Kenward said: "Parbat has blamed everyone but himself throughout and has caused the family of Lisa Watling a huge amount of distress. I hope the verdict and sentencing goes some way to easing their pain."
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