Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 30th October 2018

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Man sentenced for being racially abusive while being treated by ambulance staff

A man from Worthing who was racially abusive while being assisted by ambulance staff and police officers has been sentenced.

Lee Bailey pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress in court on Wednesday (October 17).

The 38-year-old of Cortis Avenue, Worthing was being assisted by ambulance staff in Westcourt Road, Worthing, on Tuesday (October 16) having fallen over in the street.

As he was being treated, he swore at police officers and towards passing members of public, including children, using racist language.

Bailey was arrested by officers from the Adur, Worthing and Horsham Prevention team.

He was charged with racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress and was remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (October 17).

He was ordered to pay a £200 fine, the court also imposed a Victim Surcharge of £30 and costs of £85.

Sergeant Peter Allan, from the Adur, Worthing and Horsham Prevention team, said: "The court acted to increase the sentence, to reflect the racist nature of Lee Bailey’s behaviour.This case sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach.

"Although the racial element of this case was not targeted at anyone specifically, I hope it will encourage victims of hate crime to report such behaviour to the police. We appreciate how difficult it can be for victims and witnesses to give evidence, but we will support them throughout the process."

Hate crime can be reported to us by calling 01273 470101, or 999 in an emergency. For those who wish to report
online, you can do so by completing the short form which is availa


Man arrested over Worthing burglary series


Police linking four burglaries or attempts in the Lansdowne Road and Manor Road areas of Worthing on 9 October have arrested a man.

Detective Constable Jon Berisford said: "Following our enquiries, a 25-year-old Worthing man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the burglaries. He is currently on bail until 16 November while enquiries continue. 

"We thank local residents for their help with the case so far, but still remind people to ensure that their homes are secure. You can find advice on making it tougher for burglars at our

Police had issued a warning to local residents and an appeal for information on 15 October



Sussex Police and Trading Standards join forces for Operation Rogue Trader


Sussex Police and Trading Standards join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted during October as part of Operation Rogue Trader.

Officers worked with Trading Standards on a joint week of activity to stop rogue business practices and raise awareness of the dangers linked to hiring cold-callers.

The Preventions teams for Adur, Worthing and Horsham went out with two trading standards officers during the week and patrolled a number of different areas. They spoke to around 12-15 trades persons and did not identify any rogue workers with everyone happy with the work being completed.

Operation Rogue Trader is a national multi-agency campaign coordinated by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) with Liberal, the Police National Intelligence Unit.

Last year’s campaign involved over 1,400 personnel, 1806 were stopped and searched, 87 arrests with 871 offences and over £40,000 in property seized.

Operation Rogue Trader began specifically to target doorstep crimes, especially distraction burglaries and rogue trader offences. As rogue trading practices diversified, Operation Rogue Trader grew to allow participating authorities to proactively target criminal behaviour, and raise awareness amongst the most vulnerable groups.

Richard Strawson, Team Manager for East Sussex County Council’s Trading Standards Service, said: “Rogue traders and doorstep fraudsters prey on the most vulnerable in society. Through the continued efforts of both Trading Standards and Sussex Police we aim to protect people from these criminals and allow legitimate businesses to continue without the unfair competition.”

A Sussex Police spokesperson said “Two of our priorities are to protect the vulnerable and catch criminals. Rogue Traders and fraudsters are unscrupulous and target people for their own personal gain. Working in partnership strengthens how we can deal with rogue traders and by raising awareness of their activity allows us to protect the public and keep people safe.”

If you suspect someone of being a rogue trader, or find yourself accosted by uninvited doorstep sellers, contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506 or contact police on 999 or 101.

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Crime summary



Reference:   0591 25/10/2018

Location: Park Avenue, Shoreham 

Date and time: Between 21st and 25th October

Details: Access was gained to a property through a window. Jewellery, watches and cash were stolen.  

Reference: 0038 29/10/2018  

Location: Clifton Road, Worthing

Date and time:  Between 25th and 26th October

Details: In an attempt to break into a property a lock was damaged to a front door. No access was gained.   


Other than Dwelling


Reference:  0848 26/10/2018

Location: The Gardens, Southwick   

Date and time: Between 24th and 25th October

Details: An attempt was made to break into a garage by damaging the lock. No access gained.



Hallowe’en can be great fun but it can also be intimidating for others

Remember to be polite on Hallowe’en night

You can download the “no trick or treaters” posters or “trick or treaters welcome” posters by following the link.

Our front offices at Worthing Chatsworth Road Police Station, Horsham Police Station, Shoreham and Steyning Police station also have copies of both posters.



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