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WEST SUSSEX - MOST RECENT REPORTED INCIDENTS
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FRIDAY 5 DECEMBER 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47626 / 2014
Time: 00.30am
Location: Troys Kebab House, Crawley High Street
Incident: Late night Crawley attack
Police in Crawley are seeking two men suspected of involvement in a violent late night town centre attack.
At about 00.30am there was an altercation between two men and two other men in Troys Kebab House, Crawley High Street, during which one of the first two, a 39-year old from Wickford in Essex, sustained a serious injury to his jaw. The victim was treated at East Surrey Hospital and then went to Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead to await surgery on his jaw.
The suspects are both described as Asian, aged 20 to 30 and of medium build. One is 5'8" with a bushy beard and was wearing a hat. The other suspect was about 5'6"-5'7".
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who knows the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the CID at Crawley via 101 quoting serial 18 of 12/12 - or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11636
Time: 08:11-09:16
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - HAZEL ROAD, JUNCTION DURLSTON DRIVE, BOGNOR
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - 2 storey block of flats - ground floor flat involved in fire - elderly male occupier led to safety by WSF&RS - flat 30% damaged by fire - remainder of flat damaged by heat and smoke - ground floor communal corridor 50% damaged by heat and smoke - 6BA, 3 thermal imaging cameras and 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental
WrLx2 Bognor, WrL Chichester, WrL Littlehampton, CU Bognor
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11642
Time: 11:17-11:44
Location: JUNCTION MILL ROAD AND GRAND AVENUE, WORTHING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47671 / 2014
Two sentenced for Chichester robbery
Two rough sleepers have each been sentenced to 40 months imprisonment for a Chichester robbery.
Jamie Bryanton, 27, and Wayne Wennington, 43, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to robbery at Chichester Crown Court and were sentenced today.
The court heard that in the early hours of 22 November the victim, a 39-year-old homeless man, went to the underground car park in Chapel Street where the two men were sleeping rough. He asked to join them and an argument escalated with the victim being assaulted and his mobile phone stolen.
DC David Midgley said- "The victim suffered some nasty injuries - cuts, bruising and he lost a tooth - but thanks to his quick actions in reporting this, officers were able to make arrests and search and find the stolen phone. The sentence reflects the tough stance the justice system takes towards such acts of violence"
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11656
Time: 16:02-16:29
Location: HOUSE - GORING WAY, GORING
Incident: FIRE
fire on cooker hob - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - damaged items removed by WSF&RS and ventilation carried out using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11664
Time: 17:49-19:25
Location: HAIR SALON - NEW STREET, HORSHAM
Incident: FLOODING
approx 4 foot of water affecting basement - water pumped by WSF&RS using 1 pump - incident handed back to shop owner
WrL Horsham
 
RNLI shoreham Lifeboat SHOREHAM LIFEBOAT
Time: 9.30pm
Incident: Yacht taking on water
The all weather lifeboat was launched to a report of a yacht with six people on board, which was taking on water.
The 32ft vessel was located 10 miles south west of Shoreham Harbour. The crew was told by the skipper that the vessel's bilge pumps had controlled the water leak. The lifeboat escorted the vessel back to Shoreham Harbour.
full report
 

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SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11683
Time: 07:00-08:10
Location: OUTSIDE GARAGE, REAR OF SOUTHCOURT CLOSE, RUSTINGTON
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2 garages 10% heat damaged - 2BA, 3HRs, 1 dry powder extinguisher used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL East Preston, WrLx2 Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11704
Time: 09:21-09:45
Location: 1ST FLOOR FLAT - HEATH ROAD, HAYWARDS HEATH
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen involving unattended cooking - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - flat smoke logged - ventilation carried out by WSF&RS
WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11706
Time: 10:21-13:13
Location: COMPOST SITE - TITNORE LANE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
approx 200 square metres of compost on fire - 2 foam HRs and 1HR used by WSF&RS assisted by digger - handed back to site manager
WrL Worthing, Wrl East Preston, WrC Littlehampton, WrL Crawley, Operational Support Unit Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11708
Time: 11:38-11:57
Location: FLAT - ST AGNES ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in tumble dryer - 1 Co2 extinguisher , 1HR used by WSF&RS - tumble dryer removed to open air- accidental
WrL East Grinstead
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11716
Time: 13:51-14:08
Location: HOUSE - FLETCHER ROAD, BROADWATER, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor lounge involving bio oil heater - fire extinguished by WSF&RS using buckets of water - fire surround removed and area inspected - accidental - WrLx2 Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11720
Time: 16:03-17:08
Location: HOUSE - CRAWLEY ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11722
Time: 16:37-17:46
Location: FIELD OFF BEDHAM LANE, FITTLEWORTH
Incident: ANIMAL RESCUE
horse in ditch - 16 hand high horse rescued by TRU officers using animal rescue and lifting equipment - horse left in the care of owner and vet - TRU Officers x 3
 

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SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11727
Time: 03:06-03:44
Location: GREENHURST LANE, STORRINGTON
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with tree - car occupants absconded from scene - car made safe by WSF&RS - incident left with police
WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11738
Time: 04:29-04:49
Location: M23 SLIP ROAD TO BALCOMBE ROAD, MAIDENBOWER
Incident: RTC
involving car in collision with road side fence - 2 persons released from car by WSF&RS - 1 male adult taken to hospital by ambulance
WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11755
Time: 13:56-14:39
Location: HOUSE - FARHALLS CRESCENT, ROFFEY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Steyning
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11756
Time: 14:03-15:15
Location: HOUSE - WOODWARDS, BROADFIELD, CRAWLEY
Incident: FLOODING
ground floor of house flooded - water isolated and salvage undertaken by WSF&RS - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11779
Time: 19:46-20:12
Location: ANTLANDS LANE, WEST FERNHILL
Incident: FIRE
car destroyed by fire - 2 further cars damaged by radiated heat - 2BA, 1HR used by F&RS - deliberate ignition
WrL Reigate
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11784
Time: 21:07-21:42
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - ASHDOWN DRIVE, TILGATE
Incident: FLOODING
significant water leak from burst pipe in roof space affecting 2 flats - electrics and main tank valve isolated by WSF&RS - incident left with Crawley Borough Council engineer - WrL Crawley
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11785
Time: 21:09-22:32
Location: HOUSE - DEAKS LANE, ANSTY
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - smoke logging to house - house ventilated naturally by WSF&RS - female occupier with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS - chimney equipment and thermal imaging camera used to extinguish chimney
WrL Haywards Heath, WrL Hurstpierpoint, L4T Haywards Heath
 

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MONDAY 8 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11786
Time: 02:57-03:45
Location: PUB - SELSFIELD ROAD, ARDINGLY
Incident: FIRE
tumble dryer in ground floor laundry room on fire - 2BA, 1HR and Co2 extinguisher used by WSF&RS - tumble dryer removed from building - heavily smoke logged laundry room ventilated by WSF&RS using PPV fan - accidental
WrL Turners Hill, WrL Haywards Heath
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11790
Time: 08:15-08:55
Location: B2028 TURNERS HILL
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned - 1 person trapped - person released by WSF&RS using hydraulic cutting equipment and handed in to the care of ambulance paramedics - WrL East Grinstead, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47636 / 2014
Time: 8.50am
Location: A26, Crowborough
Incident: Man seriously injured in collision at Crowborough
At 8.50am a Suzuki jeep driving north and a van driving south, collided on the A26 Uckfield Road, Crowborough, just south of the Crow and Gate pub. The 66-year old man driving the Suzuki was freed by firefighters and taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries. He is currently in a stable condition.
The A26 was closed in both directions and was reopened at 12.50pm.
If you saw what happened please contact police on 101 quoting Operation Merton.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11800
Time: 10:24-11:27
Location: PUB - COT LANE, CHIDHAM
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by F&RS - WrL Emsworth
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47635 / 2014
Time: 11am
Location: Kerves Lane, Horsham
Incident: Cyclist dies following collision in Horsham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedal cyclist died following a collision with a silver Citroen C2 car in Kerves Lane, Horsham.
The collision occurred shortly before 11am near Bournehill Lodge, and resulted in Kerves Lane being closed to traffic between its junctions with the A281 Brighton Road to the north and Hard's Hill/Coldstaple Lane to the south.
Land and air ambulance paramedics attended but sadly the cyclist, a local man aged 65, died at the scene. The coroner has been informed.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
In particular, officers would like to speak to two horseriders believed to have passed the scene shortly before the collision occurred. Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Ashling or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47661 / 2014
Man charged
A man is to appear in court charged with knocking down and killing a cyclist in Horsham.
Michael Dixon, 65, was cycling south in Kerves Lane, Horsham, when he was struck by a silver Citroen shortly before 11am on Monday, 8 December. Mr Dixon, of Trundle Mead, Horsham, died at the scene.
Police have now charged a man who has given his name as Luigi Dannile, 26, of Broadwater Lane, Copsale, near Horsham, with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. The man was remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 10 December.
Police are still appealing for any witnesses to call 101 quoting Operation Ashling.
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Michael Dixon

FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11808
Time: 12:52-14:25
Location: BILLINGSHURST ROAD, BROADHURST HEATH
Incident: Making safe
electricity pylon damaged by traffic collision - sparking pylon cordoned off by WSF&RS and electricity company requested to attend
WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11817
Time: 16:57-17:18
Location: BREEZEHURST DRIVE, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
3 tonne digger damaged by fire - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11820
Time: 17:26-18:13
Location: TARRINGES AVENUE, TARRING
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - 1 male adult trapped - man released by WF&RS using hydraulic and electric cutting equipment - man taken to hospital by ambulance - WrL Worthing, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11822
Time: 18:07-19:03
Location: HOUSE - CHURCH LANE, PLUMMERS PLAIN
Incident: FIRE
Chimney fire - chimney equipment used by WSF&RS - WrL Horsham
 

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TUESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11868
Time: 10:19-11:05
Location: HOUSE - CLAPPERS LANE, FULKING
Incident: FIRE
90% severely damaged by fire - 2 HRs used by WSF&RS - 1 woman with minor burn given 1st aid by WSF&RS and ambulance paramedics - accidental - WrLx1
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11880
Time: 12:15-13:00
Location: HOUSE - HIGH STREET, BILLINGSHURST
Incident: FIRE
fire in kitchen involving unattended cooking - 2BA, 1HR and PPV fan used by WSF&RS - accidental - WrLx2
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11882
Time: 12:46-14:03
Location: FURNITURE WORKSHOP - EASTINGS CLOSE, WORTHING
Incident: FIRE
dust extraction unit 90% damaged by fire and heat - 10BA, 2HRs and thermal imaging camera used by WSF&RS - surrounding area damped down - accidental - WrLx2
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47652 / 2014
MISSING - David Whittaker
Police are searching for 33-year-old David Whittaker who has been missing from his hospital accommodation in Worthing since Saturday, 6 December.
David, who is 5'10", of heavy build, with long dreadlocked brown hair, wore a long khaki coat, red trousers and Timberland-style boots. He left Meadowfield Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for mental health problems, on Saturday morning to go to the shops but did not return within two hours as arranged. Police believe he may still be in the Worthing area.
Anyone who has any information on David's whereabouts is asked to contact Sussex Police via 101 quoting serial 1613 of 06/14
or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

David Whittaker
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47652a / 2014
Missing man found
David Whittaker, 33, who had been missing from his hospital accommodation in Worthing since Saturday, 6 December, has been found by Metropolitan Police at a London Underground station and returned to hospital.
Thank you to all who have publicised his disappearance in whatever form.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11896
Time: 17:58-19:00
Location: HOUSE - CORNFORD CLOSE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire caused by candle near television in lounge which ignited nearby items - the female occupier had left the candle lit whilst she was upstairs attending to her 2 children and didn't hear the single fire alarm downstairs that activated - fire service advice is that if your home has more than one floor, at least one alarm should be fitted on each level - the mother was only alerted to this fire when a neighbour heard the smoke alarm and shouted through the letter box - the family then got themselves outside the house and called the fire service - lounge 25% damaged by fire - house fully damaged by smoke - 4BA, 3HRs used by WSF&RS - both children and mother with smoke inhalation given oxygen by WF&RS before being taken to hospital by ambulance - accidental - WrLx2
 

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WEDNESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11917
Time: 12:31-12:37
Location: ROOF OF BUILDING - HIGH STREET, SHOREHAM
Incident: Making safe
flag pole hanging from 1st floor roof - area cordoned off by WSF&RS and flag pole removed using aerial ladder platform and small tools - WrL Worthing, ALP Worthing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47663 / 2014
MISSING - Martin Smyth
Police are growing concerned for a missing man from Littlehampton.
Martin Smyth, 56, from Courtwick Road was reported missing on Tuesday 9 December by his landlord but he has not been seen since 26 November when he left his work mates in Worthing at around 2pm.
He is described as white, 5'11", slim with short brown hair and although he has had a beard, he was last seen clean shaven. He also has a northern accent. He has a tattoo of a cassette tape with musical notes coming out of it on his left forearm and a celtic band around his upper right arm.
If anyone has seen him or has any information please contact police on 101 quoting serial 1092 of 09/12 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk

Martin Smyth
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47689 / 2014
Martin Smyth found
Martin Smyth, 56, reported missing on Tuesday 9 December was found in Portsmouth on 11 December, safe and well.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11926
Time: 18:39-19:10
Location: JUNCTION HADRIANS AVENUE AND THE CRESCENT, SOUTHWICK
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - 2 adults medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene safety provided by WSF&RS - WrL Shoreham, HRT Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11927
Time: 18:44-19:02
Location: BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER
Incident: RTC
collision involving 3 cars - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS using small tools - incident left with police - WrL Chichester
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47717 / 2014
Robbery at the One Stop shop, Buckingham Road, Shoreham
Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery at the One Stop shop in Buckingham Road, Shoreham, which occurred just as the shop had ceased trading for the day at around 11pm.
As two women employees, both in their 30s, were closing the door they were forced back into the shop and ordered to hand over cash. Both were threatened and one was struck in the face. Several hundreds of pounds were stolen. Two men in their late teens, both wearing balaclavas and hoods but otherwise casually dressed, are suspected of the robbery. One is thought to be white, 5'11", of slim build, and the other possibly black, 5'6" - 5'8", also slim. A man wearing a hat and a knee-length coat, and carrying a satchel bag, is known to have been in the area at the time and may have seen the incident.
Anyone witnesses are asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1607 of 10/12 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11930
Time: 00:06-00:39
Location: GROUND FLOOR FLAT - ARTHUR ROAD, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - fire in unattended cooking on hob - flat smoke logged - male occupant led to safety by WSF&RS and medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - 2BA, 1HR used by WSF&RS - flat ventilated using PPV fan - accidental - WrLx3 Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11931
Time: 00:19-00:37
Location: UNDERPATH UNDER A23 NEAR BEEZEHURST DRIVE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
motorbike alight in underpath -1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Horsham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11939
Time: 12:40-13:01
Location: VOWELS LANE, KINGSCOTE
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped - small spillage covered using soil - scene made safe - police and ambulance in attendance
WrL Lancing
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47712 / 2014
Location: Worthing
Two arrested after drug warrants carried out
Two people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply following the execution of a drugs warrant at a property in Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing.
A 38-year-old man from Worthing and a 24-year-old woman from Worthing who were arrested have been released on bail until 1 February while inquiries continue.
A second warrant was executed simultaneously at another address in the same road. A 21-year-old man was arrested and cautioned for possession of a controlled substance.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11946
Time: 15:31-16:40
Location: HOUSE UNDER REFURBISHMENT - CHURCH ROAD, ALDINGBOURNE
Incident: FIRE
Smoke issuing - small amount of smoke in chimney stack - internal and external inspection of stack made by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - smoke in debris approx 2 metres from chimney pot between flue and external wall - debris removed from stack and damped down using 1HR - accidental - WrL Chichester, WrL Bognor
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47689 / 2014
Martin Smyth found
Martin Smyth, 56, reported missing on Tuesday 9 December was found in Portsmouth today, safe and well.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11953
Time: 17:51-20:31
Location: HOUSE - CHURCH GREEN, SHOREHAM
Incident: FIRE
ground floor kitchen involved in fire caused by aerosols - 4BA, 3HRs used by F&RS - female occupier with smoke inhalation treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics - accidental - Red Cross Support Unit in attendance - WrL Shoreham, WrL Hove
 

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FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11967
Time: 00:17-00:36
Location: BIRDHAM ROAD, BIRDHAM
Incident: RTC
involving car into ditch - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS using small tools
WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11971
Time: 08:25-08:49
Location: PUB - NEW ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: Making safe
pub sign hanging off building - sign removed by WSF&RS using 1 ladder and small tools
WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11986
Time: 18:00-18:20
Location: A283 PETWORTH
Incident: RTC
involving car overturned on road - no persons trapped - car and road made safe by WSFRS - WrL Petworth
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11988
Time: 19:14-20:15
Location: COTTAGE, WEPHURST LANE, KIRDFORD
Incident: FIRE
CHIMNEY FIRE - extinguished by WSFRS using chimney gear - emergency smoke detector fitted - advice given to occupier - WrL Billingshurst
 

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SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 11995
Time: 00:37-08:06
Location: DERELICT FARM BUILDING, STORRINGTON RD, THAKEHAM
Incident: FIRE
fire in 70m by 100m derelict farm building - extinguished by WSFRS using 3 jets and 1 hydrant - TIC used to check for hot spots - deliberate ignition - WrL Storrington, WrLx2 Worthing, WrL Billingshurst - relief pumps from Turners Hill, Littlehampton and Horsham.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12000
Time: 03:44-04:10
Location: LINCH RD, REDFORD
Incident: FUEL SPILLAGE
200 litres of domestic heating oil leaked from tank - spillage made safe using sand - incident left with police - WrL Midhurst
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12016
Time: 15:39-16:10
Location: MULTI STOREY BUILDING, QUEEN ELIZABETH AVE, BURGESS HILL
Incident: FIRE
fire on roof of 5-storey building - out on arrival inspection only by WSFRS crew - accidental ignition - WrL Burgess Hill
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12028
Time: 21:19-22:06
Location: HOUSE, WORSTED LANE, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: FIRE
fire in ground floor bathroom - fire extinguished before arrival of crews using dry powder extinguishers - remainder of property checked by WSFRS using TIC - accidental ignition - WrL & L4T East Grinstead
 

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SUNDAY 14 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12040
Time: 08:38-09:09
Location: FLAT, ROCK CLOSE, SOUTHWICK
Incident: FIRE
fire inside washing machine - washing machine isolated and removed by WSFRS - light smoke logging to flat ventilated naturally - accidental ignition - WrL Shoreham
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12051
Time: 15:43-16:28
Location: MARINA, THE CAUSEWAY, BIRDHAM
Incident: FIRE
BOAT FIRE - fire involving boat moored at quay - extinguished by WSFRS using 2BA, 1HR and 1 covering jet - PPV used to ventilate - accidental ignition - WrLx2 Chichester, WrL & L4T Bognor Regis, L4T East Wittering, L4T Selsey
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12055
Time: 19:49-20:11
Location: GOLDEN AVE, EAST PRESTON
Incident: FIRE
BONFIRE - small bonfire extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - deliberate ignition - WrL East Preston
 

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MONDAY 15 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12057
Time: 02:29-02:43
Location: COXCOMBE WALK, BEWBUSH, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
VEHICLE FIRE - 1 motorbike alight - extinguished by WSFRS using 1HR - incident left with police - deliberate ignition - WrLx2 Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47721 / 2014
Knife Robbery at Flowerbowl Garage near Northchapel
Police are appealing for witnesses to a knife point robbery at a garage between Northchapel and Petworth.
At around 7.45pm at The Flower Bowl Garage in London Road, a man walked into the garage with a knife. He threatened the member of staff on duty and forced him to hand over a substantial amount of cash.
Detective Sergeant Jo French said- "Thankfully no one was injured in the robbery. The man is described as wearing dark clothes with his face covered, carrying a pale blue rucksack. This is an unusual incident for this area and we believe several vehicles drove past the garage around the time we are keen to trace these people as witnesses."

Flowerbowl garage
If anyone has information or saw what happened please call 101 quoting serial 1432 of 15/12 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47739 / 2014
Time: 10.45am
Location: Morrisons, High Street, Crawley
Incident: Man slaps child in supermarket
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man slapped a child across the face in a supermarket in Crawley.
The six-year-old boy was in a shopping trolley at Morrisons in High Street at 10.45am with his mother when she momentarily turned away from her son. While her back was turned a man approached the boy and slapped him across the face. The man then left the supermarket. He was white, between 20 and 25, stocky and about 6ft. He had a round, spotty face with some stubble and was wearing a green hooded jacket with fluff around the hood and with a woman who was white, thin and 6ft. She had long dark hair and was wearing white trousers.
PC Gillian Sadler said- "This appears to be a completely motiveless attack on a defenceless child, who fortunately only received minor injuries. We need to speak to anyone who saw the incident or who recognises the description of the man and woman. If you know anything at all about what happened, please call us."
Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 444 of 15/12 or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12068
Time: 11:50-12:22
Location: WORTHING ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and van - police in attendance for traffic control - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Littlehampton
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12069
Time: 12:26-13:42
Location: A281 GUILDFORD ROAD, BUCKS GREEN, HORSHAM
Incident: RTC FATAL
collision involving car and van - sadly one woman from the car was declared deceased at the scene - male adult released from car by WSF&RS using hydraulic rescue equipment and taken to hospital by air ambulance - incident left with police
WrL x2 Horsham, HRT Crawley
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SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47708 / 2014
Time: 12.30pm
Location: A281, Bucks Green, near Horsham
Incident: Serious road traffic collision on A281 Guildford Road
Police have closed the A281 Guildford Road on the Sussex-Surrey border at Bucks Green, near Horsham, following a serious road traffic collision involving a head-on crash between a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and a white Mini Cooper car. It happened just before 12.30pm.
Sadly 67-year-old Denise Osborne of Old Road, Buckland, Betchworth Surrey, driving the Mini was confirmed dead at the scene. The coroner has been informed.
The woman's front seat passenger, a 75-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was flown to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance. He has been detained for treatment.
A 17-year-old youth driving the van suffered minor injuries. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until 11 February. All those involved in the crash were from Surrey.
Emergency services are at the scene, near the road's junction with Hillhouse Lane and Cooks Hill and in addition to local road closures motorists using the A29 and A281 are being advised to avoid the area.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Brittas or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12075
Time: 17:08-17:29
Location: GREVATTS LANE JUNCTION YAPTON ROAD, MIDDLETON
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - one of the cars into field - no persons trapped - scene made safe by WSF&RS
WrL Bognor
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12079
Time: 17:38-18:19
Location: HOUSE - HIGH STREET, UPPER BEEDING
Incident: FIRE
occupier attempted to ignite real fire in lounge - petrol can removed from house and extinguished - 10% of kitchen damaged by fire and 30% damaged by smoke - 1 dry powder extinguisher and thermal imaging camera used - male occupier with mild smoke inhalation given oxygen by WSF&RS - accidental
WrL Steyning, WrL Shoreham, WrL Worthing
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12080
Time: 17:48-18:04
Location: PUB - HILLFIELD ROAD, SELSEY
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in electrical control box in commercial kitchen - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - power supply isolated by WSF&RS - accidental - WrL Selsey
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12082
Time: 18:05-18:25
Location: BLOCK OF FLATS - LITTLEHAMPTON ROAD, WORTHING
Incident: FLOODING
water affecting 1st and ground floor flats - water isolated and salvage undertaken by WSF&RS - WrL Worthing
 

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TUESDAY 16 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12102
Time: 05:02-05:53
Location: HOUSE - OFF A286, KINGLEY VALE
Incident: FLOODING
large amount of water affecting ground floor of house - water and electrics isolated by WSF&RS and salvage carried out
WrL Midhurst, L4T Midhurst
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR477722 / 2014
Time: 7.07am
Location: Offington Lane, Salvington
Incident: 13-year-old cyclist seriously injured
A 13-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after his bicycle was in collision with a van in Worthing.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Offington Lane, Salvington at 7.07am. The boy, from Worthing, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where his condition is described as critical, but stable. He is to be transferred to King's College Hospital in London. The road was closed while rescue and recovery work took place, but was reopened around 10.45am.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Bansha or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12115
Time: 09:41-10:31
Location: HOUSE - EASTERGATE LANE, WALBERTON
Incident: FIRE
Fire alarm sounding - small fire in bathroom caused by portable LPG gas heater - fire out on arrival of WSF&RS - electrics isolated and bathroom inspected by WSF&RS using thermal imaging camera - damaged areas cut away and damped down using backpack water HR - accidental - WrL Chichester
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12119
Time: 11:07-11:38
Location: POLLARDS DRIVE, HORSHAM
Incident: FIRE
car on fire near to house - 2BA, 2HRs used by WSF&RS - exterior of house inspected using thermal imaging camera and ladder - no signs of fire damage found - accidental - WrL Horsham, WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47652a / 2014
Missing man found
David Whittaker, 33, who had been missing from his hospital accommodation in Worthing since Saturday, 6 December, has been found by Metropolitan Police at a London Underground station and returned to hospital.
Thank you to all who have publicised his disappearance in whatever form.
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FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12122
Time: 11:24-12:18
Location: A283 THE PIKE, WASHINGTON
Incident: RTC
collision involving car and motorbike - male motorcyclist medically assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics - scene safety maintained by WSF&RS and police - WrL Storrington
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12124
Time: 11:56-12:15
Location: THE PARADE - LONDON ROAD, EAST GRINSTEAD
Incident: RTC
collision involving pickup truck and commercial road sweeper - no persons trapped - 2 persons with minor leg injuries medically assessed by ambulance paramedics - scene made safe by WSF&RS - WrL East Grinstead
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47766 / 2014
Suspected burglar extradited from Poland
A suspected burglar who skipped bail and returned to his native Poland has been extradited back to England.
Tomasz Krukowski, 33, formerly of The Croft, Bognor Regis, failed to return on bail to Sussex Police in September 2013. He had been due to be charged with conspiracy to commit burglary across West Sussex at houses in Chichester, Petworth, Bosham, Slindon, Broadbridge Heath and surrounding areas.
Police from the Pomeranian Command, Gdansk, subsequently arrested Krukowski in Czarne, Northern Poland, and he was flown back to Britain. Today he appeared before Crawley magistrates after being charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries between 19 September 2011 and 16 May 2012. He was remanded in custody to appear at Chichester Crown Court on 14 January, 2015.
 
FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12136
Time: 16:50-17:59
Location: NEW ROAD, GOODWOOD
Incident: RTC
collision involving 2 cars - no persons trapped scene made safe by WSF&RS using small tools - incident left with police
WrL Chichester
 

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WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12145
Time: 00:38-01:02
Location: PARK OFF SORREL CLOSE, CRAWLEY
Incident: FIRE
2 motorbikes destroyed by fire - 1HR used by WSF&RS - deliberate ignition - WrL Crawley
 
SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47750 / 2014
Time: 10pm
Location: High Beeches Lane, Handcross
Incident: Double Fatal RTC at Handcross
Police are appealing for witnesses after two passengers sadly died when the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree at Handcross.
A man aged 21, from Lindfield, and a man aged 22 from Haywards Heath who were in the back of the BMW died later in hospital from their injuries after the car struck a tree and flipped onto its roof just after 10pm. The BMW was travelling east to west on High Beeches Lane heading towards Handcross village when it came off the road.
The driver, a 20-year-old man from Lindfield, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. A front seat passenger, a 16-year-old girl from Haywards Heath, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital before being released.
High Beeches Lane remains closed but should re-open in a short while.
Anyone who saw anything is asked to ring 101 quoting Operation Ashwick or email sussex.pnn.police.uk
 

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THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER 2014


FIRE & RESCUE - Call Ref: 12199
Time: 13:48-15:00
Location: HOUSE - EAST BRACKLESHAM DRIVE, BRACKLESHAM
Incident: RTC
collision involving car into house - male driver released before arrival of WSF&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - house inspected by WSF&RS - incident left with Building Control and police - WrLx1
 

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FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER 2014


SUSSEX POLICE report - Ref: PR47770 / 2014
Three collisions in 30 minutes
Three collisions in the space of 30 minutes caused widespread traffic congestion north of Brighton
At 7.46am police were called to the A23 at its junction with the A273 at Pyecombe where six vehicles had been involved in a smash, blocking lanes one and three northbound. No one was hurt and all lanes were clear by 8.30am.
At 8.13am lanes two and three northbound on the A23 at Handcross were blocked following a collision between two cars. No injuries were reported. And at 8.16am a car span off the A27 at Hollingbury, though without injury and without disrupting traffic.
Long queues built up on the approaches to the various crash scenes while emergency services worked to get traffic flowing again.
 
 
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