Adur and Worthing Bulletin

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Friday 21st December 2018

News and appeals

Woman sexually assaulted in Worthing
Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Worthing.
The victim, a woman in her 50s, was walking along a footpath accessed by Ilex Way around 11.45am on Tuesday (December 18) when she was approached by a man from behind.
The man pushed the victim into a bush and sexually assaulted her before riding off on his bike.
Detective Inspector Sally Arbuckle said: “This was an isolated and unprovoked attack and we want to hear from anyone who could aid our investigation.
“The suspect smelt strongly of aftershave, had dark coloured eyes and was wearing a blue hooded top.
“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed a man matching this description in this area either before or after the offence occurred.”
You can report information online or by calling 101 quoting 532 of 18/12.
Police looking for wanted man Thomas Keatley
Police are looking for Thomas Keatley who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.
Keatley, 33, formerly of Brighton Road, Lancing, was released from prison after being jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in October 2013.
Keatley has links to Lancing, Brighton, Worthing and Crawley. He is white, of heavy build with black hair.
Anyone who has seen Keatley or has any information about him should contact police by emailing or call101 quoting serial 710 of 26/09.

Man sought after robbery in Worthing McDonalds
A man threatened and robbed another man in a restaurant in Worthing.
The 18-year-old victim was cornered in the toilets of McDonalds in Liverpool Road around 8.40pm on Saturday evening (November 24). He was threatened that he would be stabbed if he didn't hand over his wallet and phone, which he did.
The suspect is described as of Asian appearance, about 40, 5' 10", of average build with a short stubble beard. He was wearing a black beanie hat, black jacket and a single black leather glove on his right hand (Please click on link for photograph)
On leaving the restaurant, he made off towards Montague Street and believed to be in the company of another man described as white, 30-40, 5’ 10’’, wearing a black three-quarter length jacket, hood down, light coloured top underneath with white box motif, dark grey trousers, black beanie hat and maroon suede Adidas trainers. They are thought to have then headed off towards Victoria Park.
Anyone who recognises the man, saw him the area on Saturday evening or who has any information about the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1047 of 24/11.
For advice on how to protect yourself from personal robbery please see our website
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Reference: 0237 15/12/2018
Location: The Crescent Southwick
Date and time:  Between 14th and 15th December
Details: It is unknown how entry was made to a property. Car keys and a vehicle were stolen.  

Reference:  0906 18/12/2018
Location: Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham
Date and time:  Between 11th and 15th December
Details: Jewellery was stolen from a property. It is unclear how entry was gained to the property.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0562 15/12/2018
Location:  Offington Avenue Worthing
Date and time: On the 14th December
Details:  A garage door was forced and a pedal cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0796 19/12/2018
Location:  Belsize Road, Worthing
Date and time:  Overnight between 18th and 19th December
Details: A shed door was forced open. Two Bicycles were stolen.
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