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WANTED
John Hore
John HORE, also known as John Hope
There is a 200 reward for information that leads to his arrest and conviction. He is 46 years old and has a Liverpool accent. He is believed to be in the Sussex area and has previous links with Eastbourne. Anybody who has any knowledge of his whereabouts, or may recognise the man, is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jackie Shaw
phone- Sussex Police 101.
Do you recognise this woman?
Press Release:
On Wednesday, March 14 2007 jewellery was stolen from a jewellers shop in North Street, Chichester. PC Jimmy Upton, is asking for help in identifying a woman suspect captured on CCTV.
She is white aged between 20 and 28 years.
Chichester police station 01243 520306
quote reference WC1/1649/07



Constable summonsed to court for assault
16 March 2012 - Reference- PR38648-2012

PC Michael Perkins, Roads Policing Unit at Chichester, is to appear before Eastbourne Magistrates Court on 20 March. He has been summonsed for common assault and an offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act. This is in relation to the arrest of a woman driver in Chichester on 5 November, 2011.
 
20 March 2012 - update
PC Michael Perkins, a Sussex Police road policing officer, summonsed to Eastbourne Magistrates Court today for common assault and an offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, has been committed for trial on June 29.
 


WANTED - £500 REWARD
Christopher Brown
CHRISTOPHER BROWN
09 August 2010 - click image for info

Solomon Dixon WANTED
by Sussex police

Date- 26 October 2011
Police want to speak to 22-year-old Solomon Dixon in connection with their investigation into a number of burglaries in West Sussex in March this year. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with offences in Nottingham and Southampton.
update
  Man charged with series of burglaries
Date- 20 February 2012
Solomon Dixon, 22, of Wadhurst Gardens, Southampton, has been charged with a series of burglaries of shops and industrial properties. He appeared before Chichester Magistrates Court on 18 February charged with eight burglaries and an attempted burglary and has been remanded to appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on 13 March. The burglaries took place at the following premises Easy Lay Carpets, Tyre Express, Property Maintenance Services and Caterbake Packaging on a business park in Shripney Road, Bognor, and Eurotek, Steyning Way, Bognor, between 28 February and 3 March 2011. There was also a burglary at Barnham Trading Post, Barnham on 11 March 2011. He is charged with an attempted burglary at Patisserie Valerie at The Buttermarket, North Street, Chichester, as well as burglaries at Stead and Simpson and the West Cornwall Pasty Company in South Street, Worthing, overnight on 14 to 15 September 2011.
 


York Stone thief arrested at Fernhurst
05 October 2009
Police have arrested a suspected thief in Fernhurst this morning after a 999 call reported that 3 men were digging up a patio in Lickfold Road, Fernhurst.
Police stated that the three men made their escape, one being later detained and taken into custody by officers.
The arrested man, from Bordon, aged 48, is suspected of stealing York stone paving and has been bailed to appear on October 18. Inquiries are ongoing and Police are still looking for the other two men.
There have been a large number of York Stone thefts in the area lately.
 

Midhurst teenager charged with rape
03 May 2010
A teenager has been charged after a woman was sexually assualted in a Chichester street. A 17 year old from Midhurst was arrested and has since been charged with rape, after the incident in the Parklands area on Saturday May 2 at 11.30pm. He has also been charged with robbery, and will appear before Worthing Magistrates Court tomorrow.
 

PC Ian Harman retires
Community policing a huge part of Ian's long career

January 2007
The police force in Sussex has been Ian Harman's life, man and boy, for more than three decades. But now, almost 33 years since he joined as a 16-year-old cadet, he has retired.
The former police constable, who is 48, has spent the bulk of his service in the Petworth area. From 1985 until 1993 he was beat bobby at Northchapel, living in the police house there and patrolling his own patch - Northchapel, Ebernoe, Lurgashall, Balls Cross and Shillinglee.
He was also well known in the Lodsworth area, looking after that when its own officer was off duty. "We used to share the car, and each other's areas as well," he recalled.
Report in January 18 2007 issue of the Observer



High number of motorcyclists being killed or injured on Sussex roads
Press Officer: Patrick Rea
Telephone: 01273 404173
Email: paddy.rea@sussex.police.uk

13 August 2007
Press Release:
Sussex Police has become increasingly concerned at the high number of motorcyclists being killed and seriously injured on Sussex roads.
In the past three weeks, four people have been killed and two others so seriously injured that they were thought unlikely to survive. It is not hard to imagine the consequences of these tragedies on the families of those involved, whose lives have been irreversibly blighted, but an often overlooked cost is the trauma experienced by witnesses who can be deeply affected for some time after.
The majority of fatal motorcycle collisions are single motorcycles on 'A' roads where the rider has lost control of his machine. It is apparent to investigating officers that the causes are riders failing to respect the road by ignoring road signs and markings, coupled with thrill seeking behaviour such as excessive speed, taking risks by overtaking vehicles in the face of oncoming traffic, inexperience and riding beyond the capabilities of themselves or their machines.
Road Policing Unit officers are operating a zero tolerance policy to those that are caught and are determined to put pressure on motorcyclists to try to reduce the number of them being killed. As well as the obvious issue of irresponsible, dangerous riding, including speeding, Sussex Police are targeting those who deliberately engage in any illegal behaviour including riders with illegal visors that may look good but impair vision, illegal number plates clearly designed only to avoid detection and other irregularities.
Insp Mark Armstrong, Sussex Police RPU said; "Motorcyclists will tell you that the main cause of their crashes is car drivers not looking properly and not seeing them. This may be true in urban areas where lower speeds make fatalities rare, and in some very few cases on the open road but it is largely a myth."
Insp. Armstrong added, "The vast majority of motorcyclists residing in or visiting Sussex ride in a safe and responsible manner and we are certainly not anti motorcyclist, many of our officers being riders themselves, but unless motorcyclists face up to their own responsibility for these deaths, more will follow. "Research has shown that nine out of ten motorcycling fatalities are on 'A' roads and that the riders themselves are the cause. The latest collisions support these findings. There is still a hard core of riders, a fair number of them old enough to know better, predominantly using high powered sports bikes, using the roads like a race track."


 

Police Press Release:
Date Added: 14th Mar. 2007 8:14 am
Title: Duncton collision
Location: Chichester

At 1635 hours on Tuesday 13th March 2007, a collision occurred on the A285, at Duncton, involving a BMW motor car and a Compass local bus. There were 11 casualties.
As a result of this incident 8 people were conveyed to St Richard's hospital. 4 adults - 3 with serious injuries (including both drivers), and 1 minor injury. There were three adults in the car - all went to hospital.
4 students on the bus - 3 with minor injuries. 1 pregnant female for a check up (uninjured).
All of the students were released from the hospital during the evening.

Chichester road policing department is appealing for witnesses to this collision to contact PC Greg Harper on 101.
Fire - Rescue - Ambulance report


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