Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

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Wednesday 21st November 2018

News and appeals

Body found believed to be missing Carole Matthews

A body has been found in Lancing believed to be missing woman Carole Matthews.


The 56-year-old was reported missing on Monday (November 12).


A member of the public called police at 9.04am on Thursday (November 15) to report a body had been found near Lancing ring. Although not formally identified, it is believed to be Carole.


Her death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.


Can you identify this would-be street robber in Worthing?

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Can you help police identify this would-be Worthing robber?

Shortly after 6pm on Sunday 7 October, he approached from behind a 64-year-old man walking along York Road, Worthing, having been looking at him for some moments, placed a sharp pointed article into the small of his back and demanded money.

However the man refused and after a brief verbal altercation the suspect walked away empty handed. The man was unhurt.

The suspect is described as white, about 5'6" and of medium build. He was wearing a red top and beige trousers.

PC Ross Markie said; "If you recognise this man please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 866, of 07/10."

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


A27 now fully reopen following crash at Shoreham

The A27 is now fully reopen following an earlier collision at Shoreham.

A white Vauxhall Vivaro and a red Peugeot 308 collided at the crossroads with Coombes Road shortly before 5.30am on Monday (19 November).

The Peugeot driver – a 50-year-old woman – and her passenger – an 11-year-old boy – were both taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Vauxhall driver – a 39-year-old man – was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

The eastbound carriageway was closed until about midday while investigations and recovery were carried out.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Fairmile.


Officers seek witnesses to window attack in West Tarring, Worthing

Police are seeking witnesses to an attack on a house in Chippers Road, West Tarring, Worthing, in which a brick was hurled through a window, sending shattered glass spraying across a living room.

Only moments before the occupants' baby daughter had been moved out of a high-chair that was showered in shards from the broken window.

The incident took place shortly before 7pm on Thursday (15 November). Suspects, thought to be two people wearing hooded tops, are believed to have then made off in the direction of Castle Road.

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious, or who may have other relevant information, is asked to contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting serial 1219 of 15/11.

Alternatively they can visit Crimestoppers or phone the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.



Reference: 1035 18/11/2018

Location: Upper Brighton Road Lancing

Date and time:  Between 17th and 18th November

Details: Entry was gained to a property through an insecure door. A purse and car batteries were stolen.   

Reference: 0163 20/11/2018

Location: Ham Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 19th and 20th November  

Details: A purse and keys were stolen from a property. Access was gained through an insecure door.   


Other than Dwelling


Reference: 1038 16/11/2018

Location: Victoria Road Southwick  

Date and time: In the last 3 weeks

Details: A motorcycle was stolen from a garage   



There have been reports of thefts from vans in the Shoreham, Lancing and Southwick areas in the last week. Tools were stolen.
Please make sure your vehicles are locked and nothing of value is left inside. 
Call us on 999 if you see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles. 
Click below for the latest vehicle crime prevention advice.


Fraud Newsletter

This month’s Keep your Money Safe looks at the persistence of romance fraud, with over 149 victims in Sussex over the past year. We are supporting a new video warning people of the dangers of falling victim to romance fraudsters.


Our second story involves a fraudster targeting elderly people across Surrey and Sussex, demanding huge sums of money for maintenance work he didn’t carry out.


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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

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