Weekly Bulletin – Arun District
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Police are looking to identify two individuals after a police car and a member of the public’s vehicle were damaged in Bognor Regis on Sunday (12 November).
The pair were captured on camera at around 5.45pm in Steyne Street near the medical centre.
The police car’s tyre was slashed while the officers were investigating a report, meaning they were unable to respond to emergency incidents while the vehicle was recovered.
Another vehicle’s windscreen was also damaged nearby.
If you recognise either of these people or have any information that could help, please contact police online or via 101, quoting serial 987 of 12/11. Click here for image: https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/witness-appeals/investigation-after-police-and-public-vehicles-damaged-in-bognor-regis/
Police are investigating a collision on the A24 between Findon and Washington.
Emergency services were called to the incident at about 8.45am on Thursday, November 16.
The dual carriageway was closed in both directions while emergency services responded to the incident.
The collision involved three vehicles, and a man was airlifted to the Royal Sussex Country Hospital via Air Ambulance with serious injuries.
Officers have appealed for witnesses or anyone with relevant CCTV or dashcam footage of the collision or vehicles in the area at the time to come forward.
Motorists are advised that there may be delays in the area while the incident is responded to, but the road is expected to reopen in the early afternoon.
Information can be reported to Sussex Police online or via emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting serial 247 of 16/11.
Hundreds of motorists were stopped by police as part of a national campaign to tackle speeding in Sussex.
Officers from Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) carried out increased patrols and stop checks as part of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s National Speed Campaign, which ran between October 16 and 29.
They were joined by colleagues from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) who attended key areas of the road network.
Excess speed is one of the main reasons why people are killed or seriously injured on our roads each year, and in Sussex, one in three collisions are caused because of speeding.
RPU officers stopped more than 500 vehicles as part of the campaign, of which, more than 200 drivers were issued with traffic offence reports (TORs) or were summonsed to court.
It included one driver who was stopped twice in just a few days, when officers caught them reaching 77mph in a 40mph zone.
Meanwhile during the first hour of a stop check on the A23, officers stopped two drivers travelling in excess of 100mph.
Officers also identified other offences including drink and drug-driving, and stopped a delivery driver who was seen watching television on their mobile phone as they approached an RPU stop check site.
Further checks by our SSRP colleagues across Sussex led to more than 1,000 offences being identified and Notices of intended Prosecution being sent to the drivers involved.
RPU Inspector Matt Wightwick said: “While most drivers understand that speed limits are in place for a reason, there are still some who continue to risk their lives and safety, as well as the lives and safety of others, by exceeding these limits - sometimes by quite a significant margin.
“Speed limits are in place at various locations and it is vitally important these are adhered to. Excess speed is one of the ‘fatal five’ causes of death or serious injuries on our roads.
“This campaign aims to educate road users and is run as part of our continued efforts to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads of Sussex.
“It runs in addition to the proactive patrols our officers conduct 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as part of our efforts to reduce deaths or serious collisions on our roads.”
Police have arrested two people in connection with drug offences in Bognor.
Officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Park Road on Saturday, 11 November where thousands of pounds in cash, a large quantity of Class A and Class B drugs, and high value items were seized.
A 22-year-old woman from Chichester and a 36-year-old man from Bognor have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A and Class B drug with intent to supply.
Both suspects have been released on bail, pending further enquiries. Our investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information, please contact police online or call 101 quoting serial 205 of 11/11.
Over the last week there have been two reports of burglaries across Arun district: Northwyke Road, Felpham and Tamarisk Way, East Preston.
We are reminding our residents to keep windows and doors locked when their property is unoccupied.
Burglaries are often the result of burglars gaining entry through open or unlocked doors and windows. Ensure windows and doors are in good condition. Keep your doors and windows locked, especially if you are elsewhere in the house.
Keep side gates locked at all times. Ensure that ladders and tools are locked away as an opportunistic burglar can find the tools they need in your shed or garage to break into your home.
Over the last week there have been fifteen reports of vehicle crime across Arun district.
Vehicles have been broken into and targeted for their belongings in Derwent Grove, Felpham – Haywards Close, Felpham – Bowling Green Close, Aldwick – Heghbrok Way, Aldwick – Worthing Road, Littlehampton – St Augustine’s Road, Littlehampton – Tideway, Littlehampton and Dial Close, Barnham.
Vehicles have been reported stolen in Station Road, Bognor and Quayside, Littlehampton.
Vehicles have been reported damaged in Markfield, Bersted – Merry End, Middleton – Steyne Street, Bognor and Ash Grove, Bognor.
Having your car broken into and losing your things to thieves can be very distressing. Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your vehicle, and what’s in it, safe. https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/
Please note – There will be no bulletin next week (24th November). Bulletins will resume on Friday 1st December.
Your Neighbourhood Policing Team –
PCSO Jeffry and PCSO Naiduwa Handi have recently joined our Neighbourhood Policing Team. Over the last couple of weeks, they have taken part in Remembrance Sunday, participated in hotspot patrols to tackle antisocial behaviour and shoplifting, visited local businesses and attended a community event alongside the local council to meet with local residents, listen to their concerns and provide crime prevention advice.
This week a number of additional, targeted patrols have taken place across Arun district to tackle ASB.
Officers from our Neighbourhood Policing Team have proactively patrolled a number of areas that received the highest number of reports of antisocial behaviour – Barnham, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.
If you are experiencing ASB in your neighbourhood, please ensure you report this to us, either on 101 or online.
Please don’t underestimate the importance of reporting to us.
By reporting antisocial behaviour we are able to effectively target our patrols.
Sussex Police are open for recruitment and are looking for compassionate, driven and community-minded people to start their policing career, whether that be as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), 999/101 Contact Handler, Police Officer or as a dedicated staff member or volunteer.
Policing offers a fulfilling career with lots of benefits. Visit the Sussex Police website for more information and to find a list of all current vacancies, www.sussex.police.uk/jobs.
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