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THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1491
Time: 11.21am - 11.46am
Location: A264, Horsham
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 3 persons medically treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene safety maintained by WSFRS - incident left with police - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49017 / 2015
Report received: 07 May 2015 13:58
MISSING - William Johnson
Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 56-year-old William Johnson who has gone missing from his home in New Road, Littlehampton.
William, known as Bill, was last seen by a neighbour near his home on Tuesday, 5 May.
He is described as white, between 5' 9" and 6' and of slim build. He has short grey hair and a scar on his upper lip. It is not know what he was last seen wearing.
Police are concerned for his wellbeing due to his recent behaviour and because he suffers with depression.
Anyone who sees Bill or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1129 of 06/05.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

William Johnson
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49039 / 2015
Report received: 09 May 2015 16:17
Help us find missing 56-year-old Bill Johnson
Have you seen missing 56-year-old Bill Johnson?
Bill has not been seen since Friday 1 May and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
He left his home in Littlehampton on 1 May and went to the town's railway station where he was recorded on CCTV [pictured] at 8.30am. He sent a text message to a friend the following day but has not been in contact with anyone since 2 May.
Police have been looking for Bill for several days but have so far been unable to find him. He is a

Bill Johnson
regular churchgoer, usually in Chichester, but he could go to a service somewhere else. He uses buses and trains to get around and he particularly likes to go to the harbour area of Littlehampton and the seafront in the town.
Anyone who sees Bill or knows where he is should call 101 quoting serial 1129 of 06/05 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49102 / 2015
Report received:
Found - William Johnson
A 56-year-old Littlehampton man, William Johnson, known as Bill, reported missing from his home in New Road, on 5 May, has been found safe in Canterbury, Kent.
Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their help in tracing Mr Johnson.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1499
Time: 1.03pm - 1.40pm
Location: A24 Southbound, Dial Post
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 1 elderly woman trapped - woman released by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by ambulance - 2 further people medically assessed by ambulance paramedics at the scene
WrL Horsham, WrL Partridge Green, HRT Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1520
Time: 10.31pm - 10.47pm
Location: Staff Flat Rear of NHS Hospital - Spitalfield Lane, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
incident involving fire in staff flat involving curtains - extinguished by WSFRS - PPV fan used to ventilate smoke - accidental
WrL Chichester
 

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FRIDAY 8 MAY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49025 / 2015
Report received:
Man charged with Storrington attack
A man has been charged after attacking a woman in a supermarket in Storrington.
Michael Spruhan, 52, a machine operator, of Windmill Copse, Storrington has been charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and arson after attacking a woman in Waitrose at aorund 3pm on Wednesday 29 April.
Spruhan appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 1 May and was remanded in custody to appear at Chichester Crown Court on 22 May.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident or may have any information leading up to it to make contact police on 101 quoting serial 822 of 29/4 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49034 / 2015
Report received: 08 May 2015
Ford Prison escapee
Police and prison service officers are hunting for 36-year-old Michael O'Rourke who absconded from Ford Open Prison on Wednesday 6 May.
O'Rourke, who is serving a sentence for burglary and theft, was identified as missing from Ford at 4.30pm. He is known to have got a taxi around 9pm from Horsham railway station, where this photo was taken, and a number of reports of sightings have been received from Sutton, his home area and where his offending occurred.
He is white, of medium build, around 5' 8", with a shaved/bald head and when last seen was wearing grey jogging bottoms, white jumper and black trainers with a white trim. He is believed to be carrying a large green raincoat.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Parcel. If you see him, do not approach, but dial 999 immediately.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Michael O'Rourke
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49034a / 2015
Ford absconder recaptured
A recent absconder from HMP Ford has been recaptured after a successful joint operation involving Sussex Police, the Metropolitan Police and the prison service.
Michael O'Rourke, 36, was recaptured in the Westminster area of London in the early hours of Tuesday 12 May, having absconded on Wednesday 6 May. He has been charged with escaping lawful custody and was remanded to appear in court on Wednesday 13 May.
 

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SATURDAY 9 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1560
Time: 00.42am - 01.35am
Location: Business Unit - Fleming Way, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
electrical oil filled radiator in ground floor corridor on fire - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSFRS - area ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx2 Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49039 / 2015
Report received: 09 May 2015 16:17
Help us find missing 56-year-old Bill Johnson
Have you seen missing 56-year-old Bill Johnson?
Bill has not been seen since Friday 1 May and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
He left his home in Littlehampton on 1 May and went to the town's railway station where he was recorded on CCTV [pictured] at 8.30am. He sent a text message to a friend the following day but has not been in contact with anyone since 2 May.
Police have been looking for Bill for several days but have so far been unable to find him. He is a

Bill Johnson
regular churchgoer, usually in Chichester, but he could go to a service somewhere else. He uses buses and trains to get around and he particularly likes to go to the harbour area of Littlehampton and the seafront in the town.
Anyone who sees Bill or knows where he is should call 101 quoting serial 1129 of 06/05 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1576
Time: 5.38pm - 6.14pm
Location: A264 Copthorne
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with deer on road - no persons trapped or injured - male deer sadly was injured and was put to sleep at the scene by vet - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49042 / 2015
Police officers assaulted after being called to domestic abuse incident
A 37-year-old woman is being questioned by police after officers called to a report of domestic violence were themselves attacked.
Police were called to a home in Melbourne Street, Brighton, at 10.45pm after a report that a woman inside had attacked a number of people including her partner, mother and a 15-year-old girl.
Three officers who entered the home were assaulted by a woman who punched them, pulled their hair, spat at them and tried to bite them. The officers had to use incapacitant spray to subdue the woman so she could be arrested.
Two of the officers were injured in the assault but were able to continue with their duties.
A 37-year-old woman is currently being questioned in custody on suspicion of assault and assaulting police officers.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49041 / 2015
Time: 11pm
Location: Cyclepath off Haslett Avenue East, Three Bridges
Incident: Woman raped on cyclepath in Crawley
Police are appealing for information after an 18-year-old woman was raped in Crawley.
The victim was walking home after a night out when she was attacked by a man on a cyclepath off Haslett Avenue East in Three Bridges. He raped her and then left. She was found staggering along Haslett Avenue East by a member of the public shortly before 11.30pm.
She was treated by paramedics before being taken to a specialist unit that supports the victims of rape and sexual assaults.
Officers are trying to find anyone who may have seen the victim in Haslett Avenue East after the attack or the man responsible.
Crime scene investigators are currently examining the cyclepath, between Sutherland House and the BMW dealership, for any evidence that could identify the attacker. The incident is not currently being linked to any others.
Police need to speak to anyone who used the cyclepath that runs between Furnace Green and Haslett Avenue East on Saturday night or who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Bowler or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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SUNDAY 10 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1594
Time: 11.22am - 11.52am
Location: Railway Bridge - New Barn Road, Amberley
Incident: RTC
incident involving lorry in collision with railway bridge - no persons trapped - scene safety maintained by WSFRS - incident left with police and Network Rail - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1595
Time: 11.45am - 11.58am
Location: A27 Sompting
Incident: RTC
incident involving car off road - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Worthing
 

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MONDAY 11 MAY 2015


RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Time: 10.36am
Incident: Lifeboat launched to vessel aground
The RNLI were paged at 10.36a.m. after the 57-foot yacht 'Living the Dream' broadcast an emergency call saying they had run aground south of Selsey Bill.
The Lifeboat launched at 10.46a.m. and headed south until a local fishing boat reported that the yacht was in fact one mile to the south west of Selsey Bill. Reached at 10.59a.m. crew checked that the man and woman aboard were well. The skipper thought that the rudder was damaged but reported no ingress of water.
The tide was flooding so the ILB crew kedged an anchor out from the yacht and because of the size of the vessel requested that the all-weather Lifeboat remain at readiness to launch. At 12.35 p.m. 'Living the Dream' floated free of the shingle bank and, after checking the engines, steering and any water ingress, the kedged anchor was recovered and the vessel was escorted to the Looe buoys and east towards safe waters then continued her passage to Brighton
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1619
Time: 11.31am - 12.11pm
Location: Block of Flats - Squirrel Close, Langley Green
Incident: FIRE
fire fuelled by gas leaking from burnt internal gas pipe in ceiling of first floor corridor of flats - gas and electrics isolated by WSFRS - 2BA, 1HR used - area cut away and thermal imaging camera used to check ceiling void for damage - accidental
WrLx2 Crawley, WrL Horsham
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1623
Time: 12.52pm - 1.17pm
Location: Off Nye Road Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
large digger 20% damaged by fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - accidental - WrL Burgess Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49014 / 2015
Report received: 11 May 2015
Ian Wakefield sought for interview over Chichester B&B frauds
Police are looking for 60-year old Ian Wakefield, who they want to interview about three reports of fraud - three in Sussex and one in Swanwick, Hampshire.
PC Lewis Dines of Sussex Police said; "Wakefield is sought over reports that he stayed in two B&Bs in Chichester and left without paying, leaving rent, of £1000 and £1200 respectively unpaid. He is also sought over a similar offence in Swanwick, Hampshire.
Anyone entering into financial agreements with him should contact the police and we urge anyone who has had contact with Wakefield recently to get in touch with us too. If Wakefield does learn of this appeal, we also ask him to come to his nearest police station without delay so that these matters can be further investigated."
He is described as white, of medium to heavy build, with short balding grey/white hair.
Anyone with any information about his current whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting Sussex reference 682 of 09.05.2014, or 101 for Hampshire quoting their reference 44140017061.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Ian Wakefield

Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1632
Time: 5.35pm - 5.54pm
Location: Breezebush Drive, Bewbush, Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars and 1 van - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - 2 men and 1 woman taken to hospital by ambulance - incident left with police - WrL Crawley, WrL Horsham, HRT Crawley
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1633
Time: 5.41pm - 6.58pm
Location: Industrial Unit - Arundel Road, Poling
Incident: FIRE
fire in engine compartment of bus inside industrial unit - 4BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - unit ventilated using 2 PPV fans - 2 men with mild smoke inhalation given oxygen at the scene - accidental - WrL Littlehampton, WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1635
Time: 5.50pm - 6.21pm
Location: A23 Cheals Roundabout, Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Horsham
 

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TUESDAY 12 MAY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49034a / 2015
Ford absconder recaptured
A recent absconder from HMP Ford has been recaptured after a successful joint operation involving Sussex Police, the Metropolitan Police and the prison service.
Michael O'Rourke, 36, was recaptured in the Westminster area of London in the early hours having absconded on Wednesday 6 May. He has been charged with escaping lawful custody and was remanded to appear in court on Wednesday 13.
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1670
Time: 11.51am - 12.28pm
Location: Domestic Garage - Church Street, Storrington
Incident: Dangerous structure
car driven through garage and into rear wall of garage - no persons trapped - area cordoned off - car removed from garage wall by WSFRS and salvage carried out - WrL Storrington
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1674
Time: 12.24pm - 12.39pm
Location: Robson Road, Goring
Incident: RTC
incident involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - 1 woman medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Worthing
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1676
Time: 2.34pm - 4.08pm
Location: Waste Recycling Centre, Langhurstwood Road, Warnham
Incident: FIRE
building 100m x 20m used for waste recycling - fire in industrial shredder - 4BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - surrounding area damped down - incident handed back to onsite staff - accidental - WrLx2 Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49140 / 2015
Report received: 21 May 2015 08:15
Man given community order for drug dealing in Chichester
A 19-year-old man who was offering to supply cannabis in Chichester has been given a community order.
Bradley Murphy, of Hay Road, Chichester, pleaded guilty to offering to supply cannabis between October 2012 and August 2014 when he appeared at Worthing Magistrates' Court.
The court heard that Murphy was arrested when police officers carried out a drugs warrant at his home on Friday 7 November 2014. During the search they found cannabis and associated drug paraphernalia in the garden shed and a large quantity of expensive clothing and trainers in his bedroom.
He was given a one-year community order which involved carrying out unpaid work for 120 hours and being under a night time curfew on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 12 weeks. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1679
Time: 6.19pm - 7.34pm
Location: Semi Detached House - Foxglove Close, Burgess Hill
Incident: FIRE
1st floor bedroom 10% damaged by fire and 50% damaged by heat and smoke - 2BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental - WrLx2 Burgess Hill - Photo uploading
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1682
Time: 8.13pm - 8.53pm
Location: Beauty Salon - The Street, Rustington
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer involved in fire - 2BA, 1Co2 extinguisher, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSFRS - tumble dryer removed from building - accidental
WrLx2 Littlehampton
 

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WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1698
Time: 5.50am - 6.20am
Location: Buchan County Park, off A264, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
3 golf buggies destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49084 / 2015
Report received:
Time: 7.20am
Location: Lavant Close and Gossops Drive, Crawley
Incident: Attempted robbery of schoolgirl
Police are appealing for witnesses after a school girl managed to fight off two would-be robbers in Crawley.
The 16-year-old girl was walking to school through the alleyway connecting Lavant Close and Gossops Drive at about 7.20am.
Once she reached the end of the alleyway she was pushed to the floor and two men demanded her phone. The victim managed to keep hold of her phone and fought off the suspects. She then ran off.
One suspect is described as white, aged in his early 20s, of skinny build, and had a deep voice with a Scottish accent. He wore a red beanie style hat, a black hoody and black tracksuit bottoms which had the word Nike written in large on the top right leg. The other suspect is described as skinny and was wearing a short sleeved black t-shirt.
If anyone has any information about this or witnessed the incident please ring 101 quoting serial 0293 of 13/05.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49081 / 2015
Crawley man jailed for intent to supply £104,000 worth of drugs
A 20-year-old man from Crawley has been sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to drug offences.
Ashhaq Khan, of Grace Road, Crawley appeared at Hove Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs [cocaine], possession of class B drugs [cannabis] and acquiring/using/possession of criminal property in March.
Khan was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months imprisonment at Hove Crown Court today.
In December 2014, officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit [SEROCU] assisted by Sussex Police executed a warrant in Perryfield Road, Crawley.
For further information, please visit the SEROCU website
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49108 / 2015
Report received: 18 May 2015 11:15
Time: 10.30pm
Location: A272 Petersfield Road
Incident: Midhurst hit-and-run motorcyclist sought
Police are seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run collision at Midhurst involving two motorcyclists, one of whom failed to stop after the incident.
A 26-year-old rider, from Liss in Hampshire, suffered a broken ankle and foot, after his red Yiying motorcycle was struck by an unidentified motorbike travelling in the opposite direction on the A272 Petersfield Road, near the junction with June Lane, at 10.30pm.
He was taken to the Queen Alexandra hospital in Portsmouth.
It is known that the other motorbike, which was dark-coloured, was overtaking a beige Vauxhall Safira at the time, heading towards Midhurst from the Petersfield direction.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, saw the vehicles in the area in the time leading up to it or who has any information about the incident, or the rider who failed to stop, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 763 of 14/05. or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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THURSDAY 14 MAY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49085 / 2015
Time: 7.05am
Location: BP service station, South Road, Hailsham
Incident: Countywide search for gang after robbery in Hailsham
Police are appealing for witnesses after three men robbed a delivery driver and stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes.
At 7.05am today a gang of men in a white Ford Transit van pulled onto the forecourt of the BP service station forecourt in South Road, Hailsham, as a delivery was being made. The men ordered the driver to look away from them and then stole bags of cigarettes from his van. They drove off in their van, which had the registration number VE03 VGG, towards the A22 before stopping in Cacklebury Close. Two of the men then got out of the van and into a silver or grey car before the robbers drove both vehicles away.
The men were wearing yellow high visibility jackets, cream trousers and white socks. They were white and possibly Eastern European.
The delivery appears to have been targeted by the gang. Detectives believe it could be linked to a robbery in Faversham, Kent, on Monday,11 May.
Detective Sergeant Ross Bartlett said- "We think the men may have changed the numberplate of the van since the robbery so I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen numberplates being changed or who has found any dumped. We are working with colleagues in neighbouring forces to see if the van has left the county but are also searching across Sussex in case they are still here. We urgently need to speak to anyone who may have seen the two vehicles being driven together or anyone who has any information at all. There is no information to suggest the men are violent but if you see them , dont approach them but instead call 999."
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting 148 of 14/05 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1752
Time: 10.30am - 10.56am
Location: Pub - High Street, East Grinstead
Incident: FIRE
incident involving Chimney fire - chimney rods, thermal imaging camera and 1HR used by WSFRS
WrL East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49092 / 2015
FOUND - Joe French
Missing teenager Joe French is safe and well after returning to his home address on Thursday 14 May.
The 16-year-old had been reported missing on 6 May.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1770
Time: 10.27pm - 11.23pm
Location: B2116 Partridge Green
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with tree - female driver released by WSFRS and taken to hospital by ambulance - scene left with police
WrL Partridge Green, WrL Henfield
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49091 / 2015
Time: 10pm
Location: B2116, Shermanbury Road
Incident: Woman seriously injured in Partridge Green crash
Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on the B2116, Shermanbury Road, just east of Partridge Green, in which a woman was seriously injured.
At 10pm a blue Citroen C1 being driven east by a 19-year old local woman left the road and hit a tree. The driver, who was the sole occupant, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries.
Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact them by calling 101, quoting Operation Halton or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49105 / 2015
Teenage woman dies after Partridge Green crash
A 19-year-old woman who was seriously injured in a crash near Partridge Green has sadly died.
Alexandra Giddings of Brighton Road, Shermanbury, was driving a blue Citroen C1 east on the B2116 Shermanbury Road around 10.20pm when it left the road and collided with a tree. She was the only occupant. She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she died on Friday morning.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the car in the area in the time leading up to it is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Halton or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Reports and Family Tribute

Alexandra Giddings

 

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FRIDAY 15 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1773
Time: 03.04am - 4.55am
Location: Rear of House - Coolham Road, Brooks Green
Incident: FIRE
large shed 30% severely damaged by fire - 2HRs used by WSFRS - accidental
WrL East Preston, WrL Horsham
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49107 / 2015
High value lawn mowers stolen
Police are appealing for information after lawn mowers worth more than £30,000 were stolen from Godfreys, a garden machinery specialist on the A22 at Lower Dicker.
Some time between 5.30pm yesterday and 6.45am today five John Deere X590 petrol lawn tractors and a 42-inch cutter deck were stolen. It is believed that the burglars approached the business from Hackhurst Lane and travelled across fields at the rear of the property, cutting hedges to allow them to them to take the machines away. A number of people would have been needed to move the mowers because of their size and weight. The thieves may have used chainsaws to cut through the hedging so these would have made a considerable amount of noise.
Anyone with information, or who thinks they may have seen the items for sale, should call 101 quoting serial 269 of 15/05
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49114 / 2015
Time: 7am
Location: A22 East Hoathly By-Pass
Incident: serious injury crash on A22
Police are trying to find two drivers who may have valuable information about a crash on the A22 at East Hoathly which left another driver with serious injuries.
At about 7am a milk float and a van were driving north on the A22 East Hoathly By-Pass when a white Vauxhall Corsa saloon driving south left the road and collided with a tree on its nearside.
The Corsa driver, a 21-year old Uckfield man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where his condition is still described as serious.
The two drivers, and anyone else who saw what happened, are asked to contact Sussex Police by calling 101, quoting serial 246 of 15/5
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49102 / 2015
Found - William Johnson
A 56-year-old Littlehampton man, William Johnson, known as Bill, reported missing from his home in New Road, on 5 May, has been found safe in Canterbury, Kent.
Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their help in tracing Mr Johnson.
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1791
Time: 3.39 - 3.52pm
Location: Junction Sea Lane Gardens and Sea Lane, Ferring
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with wall - 2 women released by WSFRS and medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe - WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49095 / 2015
FOUND - Caylan Park
15-year-old Caylan Park who went missing from his home in Uckfield on Sunday 3 May has been found safe and well in Eastbourne.
Police had issued an appeal for his whereabouts on 8 May.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1793
Time: 5.11pm - 17.34pm
Location: NHS Hospital - Spitalfield Lane, Chichester
Incident: FIRE
fire extinguished by staff using Co2 extinguisher - inspection made by WSFRS - accidental
WrL Chichester
 

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SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1834
Time: 3.57pm - 4.24pm
Location: A259 Oving
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 1 woman assisted from car by ambulance paramedics - woman and 2 men taken to hospital by ambulance - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrLx2 Bognor
 
RNLI Selsey Lifeboat SELSEY LIFEBOAT
Lifeboat launches to free snagged Yacht
The Lifeboat crew were paged at 9.28 p.m. The 29-foot yacht 'Ventus' had snagged a fishing pot line 6.75 miles south south east of Selsey Bill. The crew had tried unsuccessfully to free the line and Solent Coastguard requested the Selsey all-weather Lifeboat to launch to assist them. The Tyne class Lifeboat 'Voluntary Worker' launched at 9.38 p.m. with a crew of seven and was on scene with the yacht by 10.04 p.m.- the yacht was freed from the lines at 10.26
After checking that she had power and steering the yacht continued its passage to the west, escorted by the Lifeboat in case damage had resulted by water ingress. After approximately 5 miles the Lifeboat was released by Solent Coastguard and returned to Selsey
full report
 

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SUNDAY 17 MAY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49118 / 2015
Report received:
Time: 2am
Location: High Street, Littlehampton
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to Littlehampton assault
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted when he tried to break up a fight near the Coco Lounge in Littlehampton.
The 21-year-old man was repeatedly punched and kicked during the assault and knocked to the ground at about 2am in the High Street. He was knocked unconscious and was taken to hospital for treatment.
A man aged 18 from Littlehampton, was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, a 21-year-old Bognor man was arrested on suspicion of assault and a woman aged 38 from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. They were all released on bail until 15 July.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should ring 101 quoting serial 0148 of 17/05.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1871
Time: 3.16pm - 3.51pm
Location: A272 Junction Wakehurst Lane, Bedham
Incident: RTC
incident involving 2 cars - 1 of the cars overturned - no persons trapped - 1 man and 1 woman medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSFRS - WrL Petworth, WrL Billingshurst
 

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MONDAY 18 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1903
Time: 8.02pm - 9.11pm
Location: Off Crawley Avenue, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
portacabin 10m x 3m destroyed by fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSFRS - deliberate ignition
WrL Crawley, WrL Reigate SFRS
 

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TUESDAY 19 MAY 2015


Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1916
Time: 00.32am - 4.25am
Location: Four storey block of flats - Beverley Mews, Crawley
Incident: FIRE
electrical cupboard on fire on third floor of block of flats - cupboard destroyed by fire - 2nd floor electrical cupboard 75% damaged by fire - 10% smoke damage to stairwell - 6BA, 3HRS, Thermal imaging camera and PPV fan used by WSFRS - accidental
WrL Crawley, WrL Turners Hill, WrL Reigate, ALP Horsham, WrLx2 Horsham, CU Haywards Heath, Red Cross Support Unit - Electricity Board in attendance
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1918
Time: 04.26am - 06.35am
Location: Semi detached house - Clun Road, Littlehampton
Incident: FIRE
1st floor bedroom on fire - 6BA, 4HRS and 3 thermal imaging cameras used by WSFRS - 1st floor of house 90% damaged by fire - 100% smoke damage to house - cause of fire under investigation
WrL x2 Littlehampton, WrL Arundel, WrLx2 Worthing, CU Bognor, FIO
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1928
Time: 7.15am - 8am
Location: M23 Northbound Junction 10A Maidenbower to Junction 10 Crawley
Incident: RTC
incident involving flat bed lorry and slow moving crane - 1 man trapped in van - road temporarily closed in both directions between Crawley and Pease Pottage - man extricated from van by WSFRS using hydraulic rescue equipment - man taken to hospital by air ambulance
WrL Crawley, WrLx2 Reigate SFRS, WrL East Grinstead
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1930
Time: 8.54am - 9.19am
Location: House - Linden Avenue, East Grinstead
Incident: RTC
incident involving car in collision with house - no persons trapped - female driver taken to hospital by ambulance - car made safe by WSFRS - structural engineer ordered - WrLx2 East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49130 / 2015
FOUND - Seren Hudaverdi
Metropolitan Officers in Islington were asking for help to locate 15-year-old Seren Hudaverdi who went missing from her West Sussex home on 13 April. Seren has been found safe and well.
We thank the media and the public for their assistance.
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Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1954
Time: 6.41pm - 7.16pm
Location: House - Rother Crescent, Crawley
Incident: WEATHER RELATED
LIGHTNING STRIKE - rafters in house roof affected by lightning strike - ground floor walling and curtain affected by resulting fire - fire out on arrival of WSFRS - area of roof insulation removed and damped down using 1HR - thermal imaging camera used for inspection
WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49133 / 2015
Report received: 19 May 2015 18:30
Help find missing Rebecca King
The 24-year-old has gone missing from her home in Worthing and Police are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.
She was last seen on the 700 bus in Wallace Avenue, Goring, at 3.30pm today.
She is 5' 10" and slim with wavy, mousy hair. She is wearing jeans, a brown coat and grey trainers.
Rebecca has learning difficulties and behaves much younger than her actual age.
Police believe she could be somewhere along the seafront, probably in West Sussex. If you see her, please tell them urgently.
If you see Rebecca or know where she could be, call 101 quoting serial 972 of 19/05. If Rebecca appears to be in danger or hurt call 999 immediately or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49134 / 2015
FOUND - Rebecca King
Date Added 19 May 2015 21:33
Missing 24-year-old Rebecca King has been found safe. The media & public are thanked for their help.
 

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WEDNESDAY 20 MAY 2015


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49135 / 2015
Cyclist injured in Broadbridge Heath collision
Emergency services are on scene of a serious collision involving a cyclist near to Broadbridge Heath.
Emergency services were called shortly after 9am to the Newbridge roundabout at Billingshurst Road, the A281 and the A264.
The man on the bike has been flown to hospital with serious injuries.
The road has been closed in the area while emergency services are on scene.
Anyone who saw what happened is urged to contact police on 101 quoting Op Linford.
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49137 / 2015
Time: 9.05am
Location: Newbridge roundabout near Broadbridge Heath
Incident: Appeal for witnesses to collision
At around 9.05am at the Newbridge roundabout at the junction of A264 and the A281 Guildford Road, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, a 37-year-old man on a pedal cycle was in collision with a black Audi Q7 car.
The cyclist suffered a serious head injury and was airlifted to St George's Hospital at Tooting.
Sergeant Neil Cox said: "This was a serious collision and as a result there were some severe delays in the Horsham and Broadbridge Heath areas and Sussex Police would also like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for their patience whilst this collision was being dealt with."
If you were a witness please contact Sussex Police via 101 quoting Op Linford

or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1983
Time: 2.58pm - 3.19pm
Location: A259 Colworth
Incident: RTC
incident involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSFRS - incident left with police
WrL Bognor
 
Fire & Rescue - Call Ref: 1990
Time: 8.40pm - 10.10pm
Location: Rear of House - Monteswood Lane, Lindfield
Incident: FIRE
large duck shed severely damaged by fire [no ducks involved] - 6 LPG cylinders also on fire - 200m safety cordon established - cylinders extinguished and cooled by WSFRS - 2BA, 1 fixed HR , 2HR and thermal imaging camera used by WSFRS - accidental
WrL x2 Haywards Heath, WrL Burgess Hill, WrC Burgess Hill
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR49143 / 2015
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Orion Close, Hailsham
Incident: seven-year-old in collision with car
Police are asking for witnesses after a seven-year-old boy was in collision with a car in Orion Close, Hailsham.
The boy from Hailsham was on a scooter when he collided with a Toyota Yaris at 7.30pm. The air ambulance landed as he had suffered a fractured leg but he was taken to the Conquest Hospital at St Leonards by road ambulance.
Police are asking forany witnesses who saw the boy moments before the collision or anyone who saw the actual collision to contact them on 101 quoting serial 1389 of 20/05.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
 
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South Downs cars and motorbikes or bikes. Driving, breaking down at the roadside, smash up and collisions while house burns after the crash. The crash and accident on the road called A23, A27, A272 and other sussex roads