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Tuesday 25th January 2022

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Two arrested after burglary at Worthing ice cream parlour
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following a break-in at an ice cream parlour in Worthing on Tuesday morning (January 18th).
Police received reports of a break-in at a business in South Farm Road in Broadwater just before 4am, with two suspects spotted fleeing the premises.
Officers attended to secure the scene and a search of the area by a dog unit uncovered evidence that led to a suspect.
Less than 90 minutes after the offence, two people from Worthing were arrested on suspicion of burglary and remain in custody at this time.

Nurse, golf player and motor mechanic among those convicted for drink-driving in Sussex
Some of the first offenders who were arrested in Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug-driving this winter have been convicted in court.
Officers made 257 arrests during the month-long campaign which runs from December 1 to January 1.
The aim is to raise awareness that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the major reasons why people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.
Of the arrests, 58 were made as a result of officers attending reports of road traffic collisions.
In keeping with previous campaigns, the details of those who are convicted in court are to be publicised on the Sussex Police website and social media channels as a deterrent to stop offenders.
Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit (RPU) said: “Although most road users are conscientious and law-abiding citizens, there is a stubborn minority of people who refuse to comply with the law. Not only is this putting their own lives at risk, but also other innocent people’s lives as well.
“These people may think that nothing bad is going to happen to them, but in reality even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can impair your judgement and seriously increase the risk of you injuring or killing yourself or someone else.
“Those that have been arrested and convicted as part of this campaign will be publicly named on our website and social media platforms.”
To read about the persons who were arrested, please click on the link or go to our website.
The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include:

Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
A minimum 12-month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance costs;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.

Dangerous driver's vehicle seized after 140mph speeding offence in Sussex
A dangerous driver claimed he felt the “need for speed” when he drove off from police at speeds of 140mph in Worthing, Shoreham and Washington.
Michael Shorter, 33, was seen driving in a BMW away from officers on November 27 last year.
At Hove Crown Court on January 7, Shorter admitted dangerous driving and failing to stop.
Judge Roger Chapple sentenced Shorter to a six-month suspended prison sentence, 150 hours of unpaid work, and disqualified him from driving for two years.
Shorter’s vehicle was seized, and the judge made a deprivation order under the Sentencing Act 2020 which means he will be deprived of his rights to the vehicle.
He was also ordered to pay £425 court costs and a £128 surcharge.
This case shows dangerous motorists that they too could lose their licence and their vehicle and demonstrates our determination to catch offenders to ensure our roads are safe.
To read the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.

Fraud newsletter
This month’s fraud newsletter is now on our website under the campaigns section. This month it includes Romance Fraud and there are videos about of Cyber Fraud Awareness.
As always, we would like your help in sharing the information with those who are elderly or vulnerable and may become a victim of crime.

Rural Crime
The Rural Crime Team monthly update for January has been published on the Sussex Police website and provides an overview on what the team has been working on.
You can find the latest update here in the campaigns section on the Sussex Police website.

Crime summary
Bath Place, Worthing – at approximately 0115hrs 18th January, a male was seen to climb up a fire escape and enter a property, items that were stolen were later recovered. Cad 1387 18/01/11.
The Quadrant, Goring – between 0600hrs and 2200hrs 18th January, car keys were stolen from an insecure property and the car was then stolen. Cad 0872 19/01/22.
Tower Road, Lancing – overnight between 19th and 20th January two vans parked on a driveway were entered, a bank card, driving licence and some cash were stolen. Possible CCTV at a nearby retailer, investigations continue. Cad 0357 20/01/22. 
Hurstfield, Lancing – at approximately 0300hrs 20th January, two people were seen on CCTV to enter a vehicle which was parked on a driveway. The glove box was searched but nothing was stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle. Awaiting results of CCTV footage. Cad 0401 20/01/22. 
Leconfield Road, Lancing – between 2230hrs 19th January and 0545hrs 20th January, a van door was damaged, and a pedal cycle was stolen from within. Cad 0520 21/01/22.
The Green, Southwick – between 1900hrs 20th January to 0930hrs 21st January, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda car. Cad 0077 22/01/22.
Sompting Road, Lancing – between 19th and 22nd January, a motorcycle was stolen from a car park. Cad 0512 22/01/22.
Old Shoreham Road, Southwick – between 2300hrs 21st January and 2000hrs 22nd January, a Land Rover was stolen. Cad 1296 22/01/22.
The Twitten, Southwick – between midnight and 1000hrs 23rd January, both front and rear number plates were stolen from a Ford Fiesta. Cad 0830 23/01/22.
Stoney Lane, Shoreham – between midnight and 0800hrs 22nd January, front and rear number plates were stolen from a Vauxhall Corsa car. Cad 1024 23/01/22.
Manor Road, Lancing – approximately 1215hrs 24th January, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda car. Enquiries are ongoing. Cad 0544 24/01/22.
Wiston Avenue, Worthing – overnight between 23rd and 24th January, front and rear number plates were stolen from a car. Cad 0713 24/01/22.
There will be a street briefing outside the Broadwater medical centre this Thursday, 27th January between 12 noon and 2pm.

This year the PCSO for Cissbury ward will be holding regular street briefings and the first one is due to be held on Friday 28th January between 3pm and 4pm at The Gallops, Findon.

Also, our neighbourhood policing team will be in Montague Place, Worthing this Friday 28th January between 2pm and 4pm.

If you have concerns about your neighbourhood or if you have any questions or just want to go and meet the team, please go along to any of these street briefings and have a chat.
Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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