Policing News in Arun and Sussex 10 July 2021

Aun Weekly Bulletin

Thursday 8th July 2021

News and appeals

Sussex Police donates £500 to Bognor Housing Trust
Sussex Police has donated £500 to help support the work of the Bognor Housing Trust.
Bognor Housing Trust was founded in 1984 and has since developed to now own and manage three supported housing projects for single homeless people in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
Its overall objectives are to assist clients to strengthen and enhance their self-esteem and to provide access and support to assist clients to engage in mainstream social and economic activity.
The Trust has received a £500 donation from the Police Property Act Fund to assist clients moving on, with items such as furniture, utensils and appliances. This will help ensure that their move is sustainable and they’re able to build on the skills they’ve learnt while at the Trust.
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Sussex Police apologises following inquest on death of Susan Nicholson
Susan was murdered by her partner Robert Trigg, in Worthing in April 2011. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder in July 2017, and was also sentenced for the manslaughter of a previous partner, Caroline Devlin, in March 2006.
Today, Monday 5 July, a jury at Crawley Coroners Court concluded that police prematurely closed an investigation into Caroline Devlin’s death, and this may have contributed to Susan’s death. They also found that the force should have known about the real and immediate risk to Susan and that, by not taking reasonable action, this had caused or contributed to her death.
Following the inquest, Assistant Chief Constable Fiona Macpherson said: “Susan’s family and friends have waited a long time to hear all the facts surrounding her death and our thoughts remain with them, and with the family of Caroline, at this difficult time.
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Cash and drugs seized in Littlehampton police operation
A significant quantity of cash and drugs have been seized as police continue to crack down on drug offences in Sussex.
Acting on intelligence, local officers executed a search warrant in Littlehampton on Thursday morning (1 July), and subsequently entered and searched two other addresses in the town and surrounding area.
An active cannabis grow containing around 120 plants was recovered, as well as approximately £5,000 in cash and a further 18kg of cannabis.
Three people have been arrested.
Police District Commander, Chief Inspector Jon Carter, said: “The supply and use of drugs causes significant harm to individuals and the wider community. We are determined to tackle this, and the activity today has resulted in a significant disruption to this insidious criminal activity.
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Crime summary

Bognor Regis and surrounding areas -
Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis — On Friday 2nd July, a derelict property was broken into and damage caused. Serial 0808 02/07/21
Guernsey Farm Lane, Bognor Regis — Overnight between Sunday 27th and Monday 28th June, a vehicle was entered and a Sat Nav stolen. Serial 0061 29/06/21
North Bersted Street, Bognor Regis — On Wednesday 30TH June, the rear number plates on a vehicle were stolen. Serial 0261 30/06/21
Chichester Road, Bognor Regis — Overnight between Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th June, the front number plate on a vehicle was stolen. Serial 1604 30/06/21
Hampshire Avenue, Bognor Regis — On Friday 2nd July, a vehicle was broken into and an electric scooter, football boots and books stolen. Serial 1133 03/07/21
Queensway, Bognor Regis — Overnight between Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th June, damage was caused to a vehicle that had been parked in a car park. Serial 0369 30/06/21
Queensway, Bognor Regis — On Saturday 3rd July, damage had been caused to a number of vehicles parked in the street. Serial 1321 03/07/21

Littlehampton, Rustington and surrounding area –
Connaught Road, Littlehampton — Overnight between Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th June, a residential property was broken into and a TV and Keys stolen. Serial 0163 30/06/21
Acorn Close, Angmering — Overnight between Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July, a residential garage was broken into and a vehicle entered. Serial 0300 01/07/21
Dorset Close, Littlehampton — Between Sunday 27th and Wednesday 30th June, a Black Audi Q7 was stolen. Serial 0434 30/06/21
Greenwood Drive, Angmering — Overnight between Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July, a vehicle was entered and a search made inside. Serial 0125 02/07/21
Carina Drive, Angmering — Overnight between Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July, a vehicle was broken into and a briefcase stolen. Serial 0261 02/07/21

Arundel, Barnham and surrounding area -
Arundel Road, Fontwell — Overnight between Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July, a residential property and garage were broken into. A handbag, motor cross bikes and a mountain bike were stolen. Serial 0242 01/07/21
Bilsham Road, Yapton — Overnight between Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July, a residential property was entered via the rear door and an attempt to steal items made. Serial 0300 02/07/21
Church Road, Aldingbourne — On Wednesday 30th June, a window was smashed on a vehicle causing damage. Serial 0698 30/06/21
Mill Road, Arundel — On Sunday 4th July, a Grey Audi was stolen from a car park. Serial 1309 04/07/21
Nyton Road, Westergate — On Wednesday 30th June, damage was caused to a vehicle after the rear window and wing mirror were smashed. Serial 0940 30/06/21

Neighbourhood Watch
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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

Thursday 1st July 2021

News and appeals

Police searching for wanted man Cain Richards
Police are searching for Cain Richards, who is wanted for absconding from Ford Prison.
Richards, 23, was last seen by staff at the open prison on Saturday, June 12 and is now sought for being unlawfully at large.
He is described as white, 6’ 3” tall, of slim build, with brown hair, blue eyes and a full beard. He has a tattoo on his right arm which says ‘NAN’ and is known to have links to the Essex area. To read more about this and see an image of the wanted man click here

New cohort of officers join Sussex Police
Twenty-five new recruit constables have taken their first steps in policing this week.
The new recruits were formally sworn in as police officers on Tuesday (29 June) at a low key attestation ceremony carefully adapted to meet Covid-safety measures, with family and friends of the new recruits experiencing the proud moments via Zoom.
Twelve of the new recruits have joined through the three year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and thirteen have joined through the two-year Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). The new officers will spend nine weeks training at the county police HQ in Lewes before joining dedicated coaching units in police stations countywide.
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Police issue stark warning after 90 arrests made at unlicensed event
Mass gatherings of unlicensed events will not be tolerated, and anyone who attends or organises these events can expect to face robust action.
This is the stark warning issued by Sussex Police, after almost 100 arrests were made during a ‘rave’ in Steyning.
Officers responded to the large scale event off Bostal Road in the early hours of Sunday 27 June, where some 2,000 people were found to be in attendance.
A large number of officers were deployed to ensure public safety and to bring the event to a safe conclusion, however some were met with significant hostility.
A total of 90 arrests were made, of which 79 were for motoring offences — drink or drug-driving, or failing to provide a specimen for analysis.
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Sussex Police leading the way with Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel
Sussex Police is looking for members of the community to be part of a new Sussex Independent Hate Crime Scrutiny and Involvement Panel.
The panel will be made up of volunteer members of the public, and will provide feedback and advice on the police’s response to Hate Crime in the county, seeking to improve the two-way communications between officers and the diverse communities they serve.
Superintendent Rachel Swinney, Force lead for Hate Crime, said: “Last year Sussex Police was the first force nationally to volunteer to take part in a Hate Crime Investigations Inspection. This was carried out by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and independent members of the National Independent Advisory Group (IAG).
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Crime summary
Bognor Regis and surrounding areas -
Norbren Avenue, Bognor Regis — On Monday 21st June, an attempt was made to gain entry to a residential garage by using a jack. Serial 0283 21/06/21
Blakes Road, Bognor Regis — Between Sunday 20th and Monday 21st June, a shed was broken into and a mountain bike was stolen. Serial 0468 21/06/21
The Boulevard, Bognor Regis — Overnight between Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd June, an office was broken into and a TV stolen. Serial 0209 22/06/21
Priestley Way, Bognor Regis — On Wednesday 23rd June, an attempt was made to gain access to a residential property through the front door. Serial 1287 23/06/21
Ash Grove, Bognor Regis — Overnight between Sunday 20th and Monday 21st June, a Black Enigma motor bike was stolen. Serial 0198 21/06/21
Aldwick Gardens, Bognor Regis — Overnight between Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd June, a vehicle was broken into and a wallet, IPhone and clothing stolen. Serial 0810 24/06/21
Connaught House, Bognor Regis — On Tuesday 22nd June, damage was caused to CCTV cameras in a communal block of flats. Serial 0005 24/06/21
Norfolk Way, Bognor Regis — Between Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th June, the driver’s side window was smashed on a vehicle. Serial 0385 24/06/21
Mead Lane, Bognor Regis — Between Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, a Land Rover Discovery was stolen from a layby. Serial 25/06/21

Littlehampton, Rustington and surrounding area -
St Joseph’s Church, Rustington — Overnight between Sunday 20th and Monday 21st June, access was gained to the Church and cash stolen from the safe. Serial 1208 21/06/21
Parham Close, Rustington — On Thursday 24th June, a residential property was broken into and access gained by a ground floor window. Serial 1485 24/06/21
Greenfields, Littlehampton — On Wednesday 23rd June, an attempt was made to gain access to a vehicle. Serial 0973 23/06/21
Bridge Road, Littlehampton — Overnight between Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, a White flatbed lorry was stolen. Serial 0258 25/06/21
Clifton Road, Littlehampton — On Monday 21st June, damage was caused to a business premises after a brick was thrown through a window. Serial 0784 21/06/21
Linden Road, Littlehampton — Overnight between Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June, a Silver BMW M3 was stolen. Serial 0334 27/06/21
Littlehampton Mini Railway, Littlehampton — On Saturday 26th June, damage was caused to the fencing around the skate park. Serial 1695 26/06/21

Arundel, Barnham and surrounding area -
North End Road, Yapton — Between Saturday 12th and Monday 14th June, a construction site was broken into and various tools stolen. Serial 0303 14/06/21
Houghton Forest, Arundel — On Friday 18th June, the passenger window was smashed on a vehicle and a gym bag stolen. Serial 1017 18/06/21
Slindon House Top Road, Slindon — On Thursday 17th June, a vehicle was broken into and a handbag, mobile phone and Sat Nav stolen. Serial 0663 19/06/21
Park Lane, Slindon — On Sunday 20th June, the passenger window on a vehicle was smashed and a swimming bag stolen. Serial 0668 20/06/21
Main Road, Yapton — On Saturday 19th June, graffiti was sprayed in the play park causing damage. Serial 0935 19/06/21
Yapton and Ford Village Hall, Yapton — Overnight between Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, offensive graffiti was sprayed onto the wall of the hall causing damage. Serial 0966 26/06/21

Neighbourhood Watch
We work closely with Neighbourhood Watch and you can find out more about your local scheme online or by emailing. Visit the Arun Neighbourhood Watch website: arunwestnhw.org.uk and for more info email: info@arunwestnhw.org.uk

Your local teams
Click here to contact your local team, find information about meetings and events in your area and view actions being taken regarding your priorities.

Social Media
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArunPoliceUK/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ArunPolice
Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chichester_arun_police/

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

Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure Websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Message Sent By
Kieren Rogers (Police, Officer, Chichester & Arun)

July Our News Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters Across England and Wales

Dear Jan

July OUR NEWS — The newsletter for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters

We are pleased to share with you our July newsletter — click here to view it.

In a world where we have become more dependent on using technology and being digitally connected, we are increasingly aware that the downside to using is the increase of scams, amounting to a staggering 41% of crime is now either on the phone or online. To help tackle this issue, we have launched a SLING YOUR HOOK scams awareness campaign to run on our social channels during July. Our newsletter contains more information on this campaign and a link to our website’s dedicated scams section, which includes clear guidance on protecting yourself and others from becoming a victim.

On a brighter note, we have some great new partnership opportunities to share with you, including our new partnership with Deliveroo to train riders in community safety, discounts from Patlock for our members and supporters, and the chance to win a fun-filled Croods 2 inspired family vacation.

With all this and more, we hope you enjoy this month’s edition.

Keep safe,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us… ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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Central Support Team (NWN, Neighbourhood Watch Network, England and Wales)

Get Safe Online Safe Job Searching Campaign

With so many people looking for work — and so much being advertised — you need to be sure you’re applying for a genuine job. Don’t fall victim to an employment scam.

Like many other aspects of life, the job market has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a succession of business closures, redundancies and migrant workers returning home.

Now, with restrictions easing and life returning to normal, the employment market is becoming busier, with many more jobs being advertised — mainly online — and huge numbers of applications for each role.

Employment scams have always been commonplace, ranging from being charged for non-existent DBS or CV checks to money laundering. But the current situation is being heavily exploited by cybercriminals, with 74% of job seekers applying for jobs that weren’t genuine during the pandemic*. Fall for one, and you could become a victim of financial or identity fraud, or even unwittingly pick up a criminal record. Read our expert tips, and don’t let this happen to you.
*Disclosure & Barring Service / JobsAware

Your top tips for safe job searching

  • Do thorough research to ensure job sites, employment agencies and prospective employers are reputable, with a physical address and landline phone number.
  • When listing your profile, select the option of keeping it public, confidential or private according to your needs.
  • Never divulge information such as NI, passport or driver’s licence numbers, bank account/payment card information or date of birth, either typed on your CV or application, or in photos/scans. This could lead to identity theft. Supply these only when you’ve met the employer, landed the job and are satisfied that everything is legitimate.
  • Devise and use strong passwords, keep them protected and don’t use them on more than one online account or other website. Please read the advice on the Get Safe Online website about how to devise strong passwords and keep them protected.
  • If you receive an email claiming to be from a potential employer who has seen your CV on a job site, take care when clicking on links and ensure they lead to a legitimate job posting.
  • Don’t call advertisers for telephone interviews, it could be an expensive premium rate number. Instead, make sure prospective employers call you.
  • Be wary of jobs that offer income for very little work or seems too high to be true, don’t need any experience or press you to apply immediately. These could involve you in money laundering or muling.
  • Bear in mind that many fraudulent job ads can be found on social media sites.
  • Be wary of requests for up-front payment for CV services, DBS or other security checks or headshots.
  • Don’t conduct the entire process via website, email, text or messaging. Most genuine employers will require a face-to-face (or video) interview, and that way you can check them out too.
  • Ensure that potential employers are genuine before meeting for a face-to-face interview, to ensure that your personal safety isn’t at risk.

If you’ve been the victim of a recruitment scam, report it to SAFERjobs at www.safer-jobs.com.

If you’ve been defrauded as a result of applying for a job, report it to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or on 0300 123 2040. In Scotland, call Police Scotland on 101.

For comprehensive, practical, impartial advice on safe job searching online visit www.getsafeonline.org/personal/articles/job-searching.

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of information and advice on online safety and security, for the public and small businesses. It is a not-for-profit, public/private sector partnership backed by law enforcement agencies and leading organisations in internet security, banking and retail.

For more information and expert, easy-to-follow, impartial advice on safeguarding yourself, your family, finances, devices and workplace, visit www.getsafeonline.org.

If you think you’ve been a victim of online fraud, report it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre on 0300 123 20 40 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk. In Scotland, report fraud to Police Scotland by calling 101.

Message Sent By
Derek Pratt MBE (NWN, Administrator, Sussex)

Free Webinars About Scams In July

Dear Jan

Following on from our Alert last week relating to yet another online scam to look out for, I am delighted to be writing to you to invite you to join us in July for a month of weekly online webinars to expose the truths behind scams.

The webinars are FREE to attend and are open to anyone who would like to know more about scams, the psychology behind scams, prevention and how a fraud case is investigated.

The webinars bring together experts in their field relating to online fraud, a topic which we are all too familiar with and can affect anyone and everyone, as our lives are played out more digitally.

The dates of the webinars and their topics are as follows:

6th July, 5pm
Exploring the psychology behind scams and how scammers are so effective at their crimes
Paul Maskell, Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention Manager, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

14th July, 5pm
Insights into how a fraud case is investigated and how not to be the next victim
Ben Hobbs, Detective Sergeant; and Catriona Still, Head of Fraud Prevention & Training, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

23rd July 5pm
Scams awareness training from the Friends Against Scams initiative
The National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST)

30th July, 5pm
Don’t get hooked by scammers! What you need to know about flubot and phishing scams
Christopher Budd, Senior Global Threat Communications Manager, Avast

How to book your place
You can click on the links within this message on each of the webinars topics to register your place or you can go to www.ourwatch.org.uk/webinars and click on the webinar that you wish to attend, you can attend all of them if you wish and so make sure that you complete the registration page for each of them.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Best wishes

Cheryl

Cheryl Spruce | Head of Membership and Community Engagement
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

Message Sent By
Cheryl Spruce (NWN, Head of Membership and Community Engagement , National)

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