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FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48340 / 2015
Time: 8.30am
Location: A280 Long Furlong
Incident: Man injured in collision
Just after 8.30am a Kia saloon and a transit van collided on the A280 Long Furlong.
The 48-year old Findon man driving the van was taken to Worthing Hospital to be treated for serious hand and wrist injuries. The 40-year old Worthing man driving the Kia was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101 quoting serial 191 of 20/2
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48338 / 2015
Time: 9.15am
Location: Ditchling
Incident: Death of 17-year-old girl
The death of a 17-year-old girl from Lewes at a house in Ditchling is being treated as unexplained at this time.
Paramedics were called to the house in South Street around 9.15am to a report of a girl in cardiac arrest. She had been found collapsed in the house by a friend, but sadly was declared dead at the scene around 10.30am.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark O'Brien said: "This is a very tragic incident and our thoughts are with the girl's family and friends at this sad time. A post mortem will be held to determine the cause of her death, but until that time it will be treated as unexplained."
Due to the number of emergency vehicles attending the scene in what is a narrow village street, the road was closed to traffic and remained so at 12.30pm.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48358 / 2015
Tribute from family of teenager who died
The 17-year-old girl who died at a house in Ditchling on Friday last week, 20 February, has been formally identified as Annie Edwards from Southdown Avenue, Lewes.
A post mortem was held on Tuesday morning, 24 February, but did not establish the cause of death and further tests have been requested. An inquest date has yet to be set.
Her family have issued this tribute-
Annie Louise Edwards was three months short of her 18th birthday, 20 May. She grew up in Lewes and attended Southover primary school and Priory secondary school. She was in her second year at Varndean college and predicted to get three A grade at A-levels. She recently received an unconditional offer from Birmingham University to study English Language and Classical Literature.
She loved music and would have taken her grade 8 exam for the flute this year, in addition to which she loved music festivals and gigs, and had an extensive and eclectic taste in recorded music. She had recently had new CD reviews published in the Lewes Musical Express.
Our wonderful, happy, loving, warm-hearted, clever, mad, beautiful daughter Annie passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday morning. She was at a party with close and loving friends, having a wonderful time, and at the end it seems she laid down, went to sleep, and never woke up. We have always found it difficult to believe that someone so perfect should choose to spend their life with us. It is now impossible to believe we will never see her again.

Annie Edwards

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14747
Time: 13:28-14:04
Location: DOMESTIC GARAGE - CHILTERN CLOSE, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
domestic garage in compound on fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2, WrLx1 ESFRS
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14749
Time: 13:33-14:03
Location: ARUNDEL ROAD JUNCTION COTES STREET, ARUNDEL
Incident: RTC
collision involving single car - female driver trapped - woman released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and left in the care of ambulance paramedics - WrLx2, HRTx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48341 / 2015
Wanted Lucas Lamb, arrested
Lucas Lamb, who walked out and failed to return to Ford Prison on Friday, 5 September last year, has been arrested.
He was arrested by officers in East Sussex this morning and has been returned to a closed prison. Lamb, 31, had been convicted of causing GBH with intent in Hailsham in October 2012.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14755
Time: 20:23-20:44
Location: RUSPER ROAD, CRAWLEY
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 1 woman, 1 man and child medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS - police in attendance - WrLx2
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48339 / 2015
Man charged in connection with Worthing fatal collision
A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in Worthing in July last year.
Richard Godfrey, 51 of Blackthorns, Hurstpierpoint has been charged with causing death by careless driving, causing death while unlicensed and uninsured and driving with uncorrected defective eyesight.
The collision occurred at 6.50pm on July 31 close to the junction of the B2223 Dominion Road with Southdown View Road. Eileen Scott, 87, died on August 2. He will appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on March 10.
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SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48409 / 2015
Time: 2am
Location: Richmond Road, Worthing
Incident: Attack on man outside library
Report received- 02 March 2015
Police in Worthing are asking for witnesses to an unprovoked attack around 2am outside Worthing Library.
A 34-year old local man was walking home along Richmond Road when he was approached from behind and hit on the back of his head causing him to fall to the floor and hit his face. He saw two men standing over him, one of whom kicked him in the ribs. They both then tried to steal his wallet and phone, but a car drove past, causing the pair to stop what they were doing and run off empty-handed.
The victim was shocked and bruised but made his way home and did not receive medical attention.
They are both described as white, over 6', average build, in their twenties and wearing dark clothing.
Did you witness this attack and in particular were you in the car that drove past. If you can help, please contact police and call 101 quoting serial 1005 of 21/02 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14770
Time: 13:32-14:00
Location: 1st FLOOR FLAT - LONDON ROAD, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen caused by unattended candle on windowsill - fire out in arrival of WSFRS - smoke ventilated - from flat - accidental - WrLx2
 
Advice from WSFRS:
Candle fires result in around 350 casualties each year, and with nearly 40 per cent of fires started by candles resulting in death or injury West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to take extra care with candles. For more advice on using candles safely click here
 

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SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14787
Time: 09:18-10:15
Location: HOUSE - HOUGHTON LANE, BURY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrLx1
 
WSFRS advice:
Chimney fires are one of the most common incidents attended by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service crews. Firefighters tackled 128 chimney fires across the county last year - 2014. Having your chimney swept regularly is the best way to reduce the risk of a chimney fire occurring. The National Association of Chimney Sweeps has a network of sweeps throughout the county. All NACS members are fully insured and work to a code of practice. To find your local NACS member phone 0800 833464.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48378 / 2015
Cannabis site closed down at Partridge Green
Police have closed down a cannabis growing site in Partridge Green.
At 12.52pm following information from members of the public, police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant to search a disused warehouse on the Star Road trading estate, Partridge Green. Inside they found 100 baby cannabis plants and some 250 mature plants.
Later the same day a 41-year old Brighton man was arrested at his home address, on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis. He was later released on police bail until 20 May while enquiries continue.


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14796
Time: 14:38-14:50
Location: HOUSE - BLACKETT ROAD, MAIDENBOWER, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
fire in dining room caused by candle igniting paper - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - inspection only - WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14810
Time: 21:08-22:12
Location: HOUSE - HOUGHTON LANE, BURY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney well alight - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrLx1
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14811
Time: 21:21-22:51
Location: HOUSE - GREEN GATES, LURGASHALL
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment, ladders and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - WrLx2
 

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MONDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14814
Time: 01:22-01:45
Location: HOTEL - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
fire in spa area of hotel - 2BA, 2HR and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx3, WrLx1 SFRS
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14817
Time: 07:52-08:52
Location: HIGH SCHOOL - SACKVILLE ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor classroom - 4BA, 2HR and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48345 / 2015
Date Added- 23 February 2015
Man sought over sexual offences against two girls
Police in Brighton and Hove are searching for Obaidullah Shenwari, who is sought on suspicion of serious sexual offences against two teenage local girls known to him.
Shenwari is described as 21, 5'7", of medium build and with a distinctive tattoo of Arabic writing in a scroll on the left side of his neck. He speaks and understands English. He is sought on suspicion of the rape of 15-year old girl and another serious sexual assault on a 14-year old girl, at an address in Hove in June 2013.
Detective Sergeant Richard Harris of the Brighton Specialist Investigation Unit said; "We believe Shenwari, who may until recently been elsewhere in the UK, is currently in or around the Brighton and Sussex area. If you know where he is, or have any other information that could help us trace him, please get in touch"
Call 101 quoting Serial 696 of 28/01 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Obaidullah Shenwari

SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48351 / 2015
MISSING - Mathew Rogers
Police are appealing for a missing man from Worthing to get in touch.
Mathew Rogers, 35, from Twyford Road, Worthing was last seen when spoken to during the day on Friday 20 February. However he did not return home from work at Manhattan Kitchens on Friday evening and was reported missing on Sunday night.
He is described as white, around 5' 10" with short brown hair which is spiky on top and a hooped right earring. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and trainers and a blue fleece. Police are asking for him to get in touch so they know he is ok. Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1022 of 22/02.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Mathew Rogers
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48376 / 2015
FOUND Mathew Rogers
Missing Worthing man Mathew Rogers has now been found safe and well in Brighton.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48353 / 2015
FOUND Kylie Stoddart
Kylie Stoddart, 56, who was last seen in Chichester at 3pm on 12 February, was found safe in Bognor on Monday evening, 23 February.
Kylie had been subject of a police publicity appeal on 19 February.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48402 / 2015
Man found guilty of defrauding charity
Report received- 27 February 2015
A man has been sentenced after de-frauding the charity where he worked.
Victor Scuse, 76, of Wigmore Road, Worthing was treasurer for the Royal Air Force Association in Worthing for 8 years and had control of the financial decision making for the club from 2008.
In 2011 he was challenged by the committee at the charity over losses over the last 3 to 4 years but Scuse handed in his resignation. Police started investigating and discovered Scuse had been charging the RAFA club for goods and services which they never received at extortionate prices, including, an automatic hand dryer - £528.75, 20 litres of weed-killer £451.20 [they do not have a garden], repairs to existing satellite dish - £112.80, repairs to chiller refrigeration unit - £675.63, glass dishwasher maintenance contract - £564.00 and handtowels - £1508.82
During the period 2008 to 2010 the RAFA club received invoices from Forefront Sales, the company Scuse owned, for a total of £26,120.
He was arrested in 2012 and charged with fraud by abuse of position between December 2007 and April 2011.
He pleaded guilty today at Chichester Crown Court and was sentenced immediately to 12 months, suspended for two years and ordered to pay RAFA £2,400 compensation.
Detective constable Beccy Hopkins said: "The RAF Association is a charity which provides vital support to ex-servicemen and women and relies upon the generosity and integrity of its members. The RAF Association trusted Victor Scuse to carry out his duties as treasurer to the benefit of the charity. Scuse abused his position and the trust that had been placed in him. It is to the credit of the current committee who have worked tirelessly to keep the Club going during this difficult time."
 

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TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14879
Time: 18:54-19:30
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - WESTBROOKE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
heater in bathroom on fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - flat ventilated using PPV fan - 1 elderly man with smoke inhalation and minor burn treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrLx4, Red Cross Support Unit
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48384 / 2015
Woman given two year ASBO
A Worthing woman who is said to have led a reign of terror against residents and businesses in the town has been given a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order [ASBO].
The order was granted against Alexandra Capone, 40, of Marine Parade, at Brighton Magistrates' Court to run until 23 February 2017.
The court heard that Capone had led a campaign of anti-social behaviour against her neighbours by having late night drunken arguments and shouting and swearing at them.
She had also caused alcohol fuelled anti social behaviour in Worthing town centre. Over the past year she had increasingly been associating with the street community, abusing members of the public and harrassing shopkeepers and businesses. She had also been a nuisance to the emergency services, where she had been identified as one of the highest repeat demand callers to Sussex police.
During the early part of 2013 police held a public meeting after concerns from residents. As a result more than 25 residents and members of the public attended and the majority of these people provided statements supporting Worthing Borough Council and Sussex Police's application for an ASBO.
PC Marv Lucas said- "Alexandra Capone has led a reign of terror against residents, businesses and the wide community over the last two years. Obtaining the two year ASBO against her is an excellent
piece of work which demonstrates good partnership working between Worthing council and the police.
The ASBO bans Capone from causing a nuisance, alarm or distress to the public, using or threatening violence towards the public, being in possession of alcohol in a public place except on a licensed premises, being drunk in a public place, entering Rowlands Road, Montague Street, Western Place and Western Row, Worthing, being with others where alcohol is being consumed in a public place except on licensed premises, making a noise within her home in Marine Parade that is loud enough to be heard outside, making a noise which can be heard outside Heene Court Mansions, Heene Terrace, allowing more than two visitors to enter the home between 10pm and 8am and allowing more than two visitors to enter Heene Court Mansions, Heene Terrace, between 10pm and 8am.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report
WANTED - Mark Robinson
Police are urgently looking for Mark Anthony Robinson from Worthing who is wanted on recall to prison after he breached the terms of licence.
Robinson, 53, of Winchester Road, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years for committing false imprisonment, assault, battery and affray in 2009. He is described as white, 5' 8", with dark brown hair, blue eyes, of slight build and was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket, a blue and white checked shirt, jeans, with white puma jeans. He has links to Chichester, Worthing and Brighton.
If anyone sees him or has any information as to his whereabouts, ring police on 101 quoting serial 1190 of 25/02.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48397 / 2015
Mark Robinson arrested
Report received 27 February 2015 11:53
A man wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.
Mark Robinson, 53, of Winchester Road, Worthing has been arrested for breaching the terms of his licence.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14887
Time: 21:34-22:22
Location: HOUSE - LARKE CLOSE, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire involving exterior of utility room - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrLx2
 


 
Note that this section was subject to report delays between 25 February to 3 March 2015
 
 

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WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48376 / 2015
FOUND Mathew Rogers
Missing Worthing man Mathew Rogers has been found safe and well in Brighton.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48386 / 2015
Time: 1.35pm
Location: East Walls, Chichester
Incident: Man arrested after Chichester city centre assault
At 1.35pm police were called to East Walls, Chichester, where a 36-year old local man had received a cut to his face from what is believed to be a knife. He received medical treatment at St Richards Hospital, Chichester.
Shortly after 3pm officers arrested a 44-year old man nearby in the city centre on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released on police bail until 24 March while further enquiries are made.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police by calling 101 quoting serial 760 of 25/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48381 / 2015
Time: 2pm
Location: Nuthurst Road, Horsham
Incident: Driver seriously injured in Horsham crash
A driver was airlifted to hospital in London after he was seriously injured in a collision between a van and a car near Horsham on Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Nuthurst Road, about 300 yards south of the junction with the A281 at Monk's Gate, a few minutes before 2pm, where a blue Ford Fiesta had collided with a Ford Transit van. The driver of the Fiesta, a 24-year-old man from Horsham, was flown to St George's Hospital in Tooting with life-threatening multiple injuries.
The driver of the Transit, a 25-year-old man from Worthing and a passenger in the Fiesta, a 25-year-old man, sustained minor injuries. They were both taken to the East Surrey Hospital at Redhill for treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information relating to it is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Ickford.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48391 / 2015
Time: 4.20pm
Location: A27, Sussex Pad
Incident: Witnesses sought to hit and run collison
Police are seeking a driver who did not stop after a collision on the A27 at Shoreham.
Officers were called to the collision at the westbound A27-Sussex Pad traffic lights, at 4.20pm. Two vehicles were involved - a Red Nissan Primera, and a light coloured 4 x 4 vehicle which is currently untraced. The Primera was struck in the rear whilst stationary at the traffic lights by the other vehicle that did not stop and left the scene. The 34-year old Worthing man driving the Primera was treated at Worthing Hospital for a neck injury.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1088 of 25/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48398 / 2015
Bogus charity collectors
Police are warning shops and businesses about a scam by bogus charity collectors, following incidents in Crowborough, Hailsham and Bexhill today where mobile phones and debit cards were stolen. In each case police believe the same two men were involved.
They visited a shop in the High Street, Crowborough at around midday. One of the men showed staff and customers a leaflet claiming to be about a disabled children's charity, while the other wandered around. After they had left it was discovered that a mobile phone had been stolen.

Around an hour later, a shop in Vicarage Field, Hailsham, received a visit from two men. They came into the shop and said they were collecting for charity, distracting a staff member with their clipboards. After they had left, a mobile phone and debit cards were found to be missing. These two men are described as tanned, and one of them has a beard.
Then at 3pm two men holding clipboards entered a shop in Sackville Road, Bexhill claiming to be raising funds for an unnamed children's deaf school. The men were acting suspiciously and made out they couldn't talk. They were able to distract the victim and steal an iphone 6 mobile phone.
The men were described as Middle Eastern, aged 20 - 30, of medium build and height. They were both wearing blue jeans, one with a black jacket and the other a blue hat.
The two men then went to a number of shops in Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill and again were asking shop workers to support the charity and sign a petition. There were no thefts at these premises. Police are extremely keen to locate and speak to these two men and would also advise people to keep their valuables locked or hidden away and never left in an easily visible and accessible place such as the top of a desk or counter.
Anyone who saw the men on Wednesday is asked to contact police via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serials 561 or 670 of 25/2 for Crowborough or Hailsham, and serial 969 of 25/2 for the Bexhill incident.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Note;
The attached CCTV photos show two men police want to talk to, seen leaving a shop in Cooden Sea Road. The images are the best quality available.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48389 / 2015
Two men charged with murder
Report dated - 26 February 2015
Detectives have charged two men with the murder of Jason Martin-Smith in Hastings in 2001.
Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team made four arrests today related to the homicide investigations into Jason Martin-Smith and Jimmy Millen who were murdered in Hastings in 2001.
Mark Searle, 36 of Chambers Road, St Leonards, has been charged with the murder of Jason Martin-Smith on 22 August 2001 as well as conspiracy to kidnap and perverting the course of justice. Steve McNicol, 42, of Whitefrairs Road, Hastings, has been charged with the murder of Jason Martin-Smith on 22 August 2001 and conspiracy to kidnap. They will appear at Hastings Magistrates' Court on Friday, 27 February. A 46-year-old St Leonards man who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Jimmy Millen, has been released on bail until 21 May and a 34-year-old man from St Leonards who was arrested on suspicion of murdering Jason Martin-Smith and conspiracy to murder Jimmy Millen has been bailed until 2 April.
Mr Millen, aged 27, was shot as he worked on his car in Tile Barn Road, Hastings on 24 October, 2001. A passenger on a black motorbike fired shots from a handgun at him and he staggered into Carpenter Drive when he collapsed and later died. The bike drove off from Tile Barn Road where Mr Millen was shot and past the junction of Lancaster Road.
During this investigation information came to light that 28-year-old Jason Martin-Smith, an acquaintance of Millen, who had disappeared in August 2001 in Hastings had been abducted and murdered. His body has never been found.
If you have information on either case contact police on 101 quoting Operation Fare
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48383 / 2015
Arrests for money laundering in Crawley
This Release is issued on behalf of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit;
The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit has carried out three warrants at addresses across Crawley this morning.
Officers from SEROCU, working alongside colleagues from Sussex Police, executed the warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Theft Act as part of the continued push to tackle drugs in Crawley.
Following on from the operation earlier this month, warrants were executed at properties in the following locations:
Cotton Walk, Crawley
Two addresses in Burdock Close, Crawley
For more information, please visit the SEROCU website. HERE
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14935
Time: 12:57-13:26
Location: WANTLEY LANE, STORRINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 3 men released before arrival of WSFRS - 1st aid and scene safety provided by WSFRS - men medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48375 / 2015
WANTED - Malcolm Howell
Police are asking for information about 49-year old Malcolm Howell, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his release licence.
Howell is also sought by South Wales Police for interview about a burglary in Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, on Wednesday, 30 July, last year. He has links to Sussex.
He was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court on 20 September 2013 to 2 years imprisonment for possessing cocaine with intent to supply and had been released on licence part way through that sentence. He is white, 5'7", of slim build and with short brown hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 for Sussex quoting serial 494 of 25/2 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48395 / 2015
Time: 8.25pm
Location: Sandman Hotel, Crawley
Incident: Two arrested for van theft after police search
Two men were arrested after attempts to steal from vans in a Crawley hotel car park.
At 8.25pm two men were disturbed whilst trying to break into a parked van in the car park of the Sandman Hotel, Crawley Avenue, Crawley. They made off in a silver Volvo S30 and after a brief police pursuit of less than ten minutes the car collided with a parked car in The Birches nearby and was abandoned in the garden of a house there.
The occupants made off but following an immediate police search of the area with the assistance of a police helicopter and dog unit, two men were arrested in gardens of a houses in adjacent Rye Ash, aged 19 and 20, on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle, and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
Anyone who was in the Three Bridges area on Thursday evening, in particular Hazelwick Avenue and The Birches, and who saw the vehicle or the suspects is requested to contact the police via 101 quoting serial 911 of 26/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48380 / 2015
WANTED - Dale Arrowsmith
Dale Arrowsmith, 18, has breached his licence conditions since he was released on Thursday 15 January. He was originally sentenced in November 2013 to 2 years and 6 months for robbery.
He is described as white, 5' 11", of skinny build with short brown hair. He has three music notes tattooed on the top of his left hand.
Anyone who has information about where he is staying or hanging around to call 101 quoting serial 996 of 24/02. If you see him please contact us straight away on 999.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


 

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FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48397 / 2015
Mark Robinson arrested
A man wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.
Mark Robinson, 53, of Winchester Road, Worthing has been arrested for breaching the terms of his licence.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 14987
Time: 21:01-21:41
Location: ENTRANCE TO SERVICE STATION - BRIGHTON ROAD, PEASE POTTAGE
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine compartment of car with trailer carrying boat - 1HR, 2BA used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48387 / 2015
New crackdown on drug-drivers in Sussex and Surrey
Report added- 26 February 2015 15:40
Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking drugs are to be targeted in a new road safety crackdown across Surrey and Sussex.
Legislation that comes into force on 2 March sets legal limits for how much of a substance - both illegal drugs and prescription medication - motorists can have in their system while driving.
A new device has also been approved that will allow officers at the roadside to test if a motorist has taken cannabis or cocaine. The DrugWipe system allows officers to determine in minutes whether motorists have the illegal substances in their body, using a swab from inside a driver's cheek. Officers no longer need to prove that a motorist is fit to drive - just that the motorist has an illegal level of drugs in their system while driving.
Any drivers who fail the tests will be arrested and taken to a police station where they will be asked to consent to a sample of their blood being taken. That blood will then be sent away to be examined and if illegal levels of a drug are found, the motorist faces being prosecuted for drug-driving. If the driver refuses to give consent, they face being prosecuted for the offence of failing to provide a sample of blood for analysis. The change in the law is designed to make it quicker and easier for drug-drivers to be prosecuted - meaning more of the dangerous motorists can be removed from the streets.
Drugs covered by the new rules include cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and ketamine. Medicinal drugs covered include diazepam, methadone and morphine. The limits for these drugs have been set after advice from a panel of medical experts, at the level where the substances begin to affect driving.
National statistics suggest one in six drivers who die in crashes in the UK have traces of illegal drugs in their systems - with many of them having taken both drink and drugs.
These changes to the law will give the police the enforcement tools they need to protect road users from dangerous drivers and pursue those who have committed serious crimes. Crucially, this will improve the safety of everyone by taking drug drivers off our roads.
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Sean Thompson, of Holmbush Way, Midhurst, 26, was arrested after he crashed his Ford Focus into a van in Petersfield Road, Midhurst, at 7.45am on 11 July 2014. He and had already hit at least four parked cars on the journey before he crashed into the van, wrecking it and his vehicle. When officers arrived he was trying to push his car at the scene. He had cocaine, ketamine and alcohol in his system.
 

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SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15016
Time: 17:44-18:01
Location: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION - UPPER BOGNOR ROAD, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in 2nd floor communal kitchen caused by tea towel left on electric hob - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - PPV fan used to ventilate - accidental - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48424 / 2015
Time: 10.30pm
Location: Sidley
Incident: Fire started at sports club
Police are investigating a fire at Sidley Sport Club on North Road.
The fire at the pavilion started around 10.30pm.
Although the building is derelict and no-one was in it at time, it could have spread to nearby buildings We are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information about the fire to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1524 of 28/02."
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48423 2015
Time: 11pm
Location: Burrell Arms, Commercial Square, Haywards Heath
Incident: PC assaulted following pub fight in Haywards Heath
A Police officer was injured after stopping a group of youths suspected of assaulting two men in a Haywards Heath pub.
The constable was attacked after being called to a fight which broke out at The Burrell Arms in Commercial Square at around 11pm, during which several glasses and advertising boards were broken. Two men, aged 45 and 46, and both from Lindfield, were punched and struck with bottles after supporting repeated requests by the landlady for the group to behave. One man was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, with a suspected fractured cheekbone.
The suspects then fled but were spotted in nearby Queen's Road by a lone officer who tried to detain them. He was attacked, suffering minor injuries, but was able to captor spray two of his assailants, a 24-year-old-man and a 17-year-old boy, who were then arrested by colleagues on suspicion of assault, criminal damage and assaulting a police officer. A third suspect, aged 20, got away but was later arrested on suspicion of similar offences.
The suspects were interviewed and have been bailed until 18 April while enquiries continue.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 1577 of 28/2.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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SUNDAY 1st MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15057
Time: 19:52-20:23
Location: HAWTHORN ROAD, WICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48415 / 2015
Time: 8pm
Location: Skinners Lane, Catsfield
Incident: Cyclist critically injured in collision
A cyclist suffered a life-threatening head injury when he was in collision with another of a group of four riders in Catsfield.
The four men were cycling in Skinners Lane shortly before 8pm when two of them collided and fell from their bikes. One, a 43-year-old man from Catsfield, suffered a minor head injury, while the other, a 52-year-old man also from Catsfield, sustained serious injuries, including a fractured pelvis and spine and internal injuries, along with the life-threatening head injury. He was airlifted to St George's Hospital in London.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the group of cyclists around that time or has information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48428 / 2015
Catsfield cyclist crash victim dies
The cyclist who sustained serious injuries when he was in collision with another cyclist in Catsfield has now died.
Martin Leonard, 52, of Skinners Lane, Catsfield, was airlifted to St George's Hospital in London but sadly died on Tuesday afternoon, 3 March.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy.
 

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MONDAY 2 MARCH 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48419 / 2015
Wine stolen from warehouses in Mid Sussex
Sussex Police are investigating two thefts of wine in the last week.
At 8.45am on Friday 27 February a burglary was reported at a vineyard in Foxhole Lane, Bolney.
More than 4,000 bottles of wine with a total estimated value of more than £80,000 were stolen by intruders who broke into a warehouse.
Around 9am on Monday, March 2 it was reported there had been a burglary at the DF Warehouse in Brighton Road, Pease Pottage. A worker arrived on Monday morning and found 350 cases of Bottega Gold sparkling wine and 20 to 25 cases of Bottega Rose had been stolen. It is estimated to be worth more than £10,000.
Anyone with information, who saw anything suspicious in either area or have been offered any Bottega for sale should call 101
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15080
Time: 12:05-12:31
Location: SCRAP YARD - CHARTWELL ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: FIRE
fire involving fuel under scrap car - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - inspection only - 1 man with minor burn injury - no medical treatment required - accidental - WrLx1
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15092
Time: 16:31-16:55
Location: CAPEL ROAD, RUSPER
Incident: RTC
involving 1 light van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrLx1
 

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TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2015


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15110
Time: 03:42-04:55
Location: GROUND FLOOR RESTAURANT - BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
smoke issuing - fire in restaurant kitchen - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - restaurant ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 15115
Time: 07:31-07:50
Location: HOUSE - RUSHAMS ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in log burner in lounge - burning material removed and chimney inspected by WSFRS using thermal imaging camera - WrLx1
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48426 / 2015
Crawley man jailed and ordered to pay over £80,000
A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 20-months imprisonment following his failure to pay an outstanding confiscation order.
Naz Ahmed, of Cotton Walk, Crawley appeared in front of Magistrates and was sentenced the same day.
The pre-existing confiscation order related to his conviction in July 2011 for drug trafficking offences in the Crawley area in 2010. Ahmed was ordered to pay the total £80,490.00 by a Cconfiscation Order issued at Birmingham Crown Court in November 2012 following an investigation by the Sussex Police Serious Organised Crime Unit.
For further information visit the SEROCU website
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR48428 / 2015
Catsfield cyclist crash victim dies
The cyclist who sustained serious injuries when he was in collision with another cyclist in Catsfield on Sunday evening 1 March, has now died.
Martin Leonard, 52, of Skinners Lane, Catsfield, was cycling with three other men in Skinners Lane when he collided with one of the others and they both fell from their bikes. Mr Leonard was airlifted to St George's Hospital in London but sadly died on Tuesday afternoon, 3 March.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Burgundy.
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WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2015


Call Ref: 15142
Time: 08:21-09:00
Location: RECYCLING CENTRE - STANE STREET, WESTHAMPNETT NEAR CHICHESTER
Incident: FIRE
Smell of smoke - fire alarm sounding - fire in battery backup unit in ground floor computer room of administration building - electrics isolated by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2
 
 
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