Chichester man jailed for sexual assaults on girl A West Sussex man has been sentenced for sexual offences against a young girl.
Richard Tallis, 54, of Bolsover Road, West Tarring, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday 30 July, having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to six counts of sexual assaults in the Chichester area on a girl aged under 13, known to him, between seven and 15 years ago.
Tallis was sentenced to a total of 17 and a half years.
He will also be a registered sex offender indefinitely and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to children, to last until further court order.
The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, followed an investigation by West Sussex Safeguarding detectives, who worked with local authority childrens' services to ensure that no children were at any further risk.
Detective Constable Angela De Vivo of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said; "Tallis had systematically abused this very young girl over several years, causing her deep and lasting distress. Only three years ago did she feel strong enough to come forward and report what had happened to her.
"We admire her courage and resolution in doing so and in supporting our investigation all the way, and in being ready to give evidence if needed.
"Please contact us at any time if you or anyone you know has been the victim of such offences. We will always investigate, and can arrange for you to have expert support and advice."
For further information about reporting sexual offences and the support that is available, see the Sussex Police website.
Identities sought for Goodwood race meeting assailants Police in West Sussex are seeking information to help identify suspects involved in attacks on two men at Goodwood racecourse.
At about 5.15pm on Friday 30 July, the two men, both aged 26, were assaulted by several other men in the racecourse side of the Gordon Enclosure on the final afternoon of the July meeting.
Both men sustained head injuries, but neither of them required hospital treatment.
Another 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray, causing actual bodily harm, and possession of cocaine. After being interviewed he was released under investigation.
PC Stephen Webb said; "Our enquiries are continuing to identify and trace other men involved. If you saw the incidents and have any video footage, or if you can put names to any of the people allegedly responsible, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Newport."
Men identified in relation to Chichester assault appeal Two men sought by police in relation to a serious assault in Chichester have been identified.
Officers are investigating after a man suffered potentially life-changing eye injuries in an assault at The Foundry, in Southgate, in the early hours of Saturday 31 July.
Police issued an appeal to identify two men believed to have been present at the time of the assault. One man is now being treated as a witness and is assisting police with their enquiries.
Officers have also arrested a man on suspicion of wounding with intent. He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.
Anyone who witnessed the assault or who has any other information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 447 of 02/08.
Crime summary Chichester - New Park Road, Chichester – Overnight between Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th July, a vehicle was broken into and clothing items stolen. Serial 0108 27/07/21 Gordon Road, Southbourne - Overnight between Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th July, a Catalytic Converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0614 27/07/21 West Stoke Car Park, West Stoke – On Tuesday 27th July, a number of vehicles had their windows smashed in the car park in an attempt to steal items. Serial 27/07/21 Bleaches Court, Lavant – On Tuesday 27th July, a Catalytic Converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0991 28/07/21 Pound Farm Road, Chichester – On Thursday 29th July, two vehicles were entered on a residential driveway and a search made of both in an attempt to steal items. Serial 0099 30/07/21 Hook Lane, Bosham – On Thursday 29th July, a Rotivator was damaged on a Farm. Serial 1249 29/07/21
Selsey, The Wittering’s and surrounding area - Warners Lane, Selsey – Overnight between Thursday 29th and Friday 30th July, a set of number plates were stolen from an vehicle. Serial 1492 31/07/21 May Close, Siddlesham – Overnight between Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July, a number of windows were damaged at the Football Club. Serial 0428 31/07/21
Midhurst and surrounding area - The Croft, Cocking – Overnight between Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th July, a Catalytic Converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0130 27/07/21 Woolbeding Common Car Park, Redford – On Tuesday 27th July, a vehicle had its rear window smashed and a Buggy stolen. Serial 0993 27/07/21 New Road, Midhurst – On Tuesday 27th July, a vehicle was broken into and a handbag stolen. Serial 1268 27/07/21 Rosemary Lane, Petworth – On Monday 26th July, graffiti has been sprayed onto the side of a residential property. Serial 0388 26/07/21 Middle Street, Petworth – On Monday 26th July, graffiti was sprayed onto the side of a business property. Serial 0706 26/07/21
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