Adur and Worthing Bulletin

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Tuesday 15th January 2019

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Dangerous driver sentenced to prison after crashing into a Portslade park
A man who assaulted his partner and crashed his car to try and injure her has been sent to prison.
Christopher Delacy was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a three day trial at Brighton Crown Court.
At about 2.45pm on Wednesday, November 16, police were called to a collision on the westbound Old Shoreham Road, opposite the junction with Romany Close.
A blue Vauxhall Corsa had left the road and collided with a wooden fence post. It then continued down the grass bank towards Victoria Recreation Ground, where it collided with a tree.
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Woman sentenced for Worthing town centre arson
A woman has been jailed for an arson after setting fire to a rough sleeper's bedding and belongings which spread to a nearby shop.
Lindsey Dewey, 41, of no fixed address has been found guilty of two counts of arson in the Montague Centre, Worthing, at 12.25am on Saturday October 6.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue attended and found the fire to the bedding and belongings had spread to the doorway of the Laura Ashley shop in the centre. Dewey was identified from CCTV, arrested and later charged.
She was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (January 11) to 32 weeks for each count, to run concurrently. She has also been given a restraining order not to contact the victim, whose bedding she set fire to, for 10 years.
Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard said: "Thankfully no-one was hurt in the fire but the belongings and part of the shop's stock was destroyed in the blaze."

Indefinite restraining order for Shoreham man
 A man who made his neighbour’s life a misery has been given an indefinite restraining order following a Sussex Police investigation.
Ronny Fox, 69, of Downside, Shoreham was handed the restraining order, 100 hours of unpaid work, £100 compensation to the victim, £85 Victim Surcharge and £620 in court costs at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Monday, January 7 following an earlier conviction, after his not guilty plea to harassment.
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Woman steals cash from member of public who gave her a lift in Shoreham
 Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after cash was stolen from a woman in Shoreham.
The victim had offered to take another woman from the Holmbush car park around 11.45am on Friday, January 4. The woman explained she had had an argument with her boyfriend and had no means of getting home.
After dropping the woman off in Shoreham town centre, the victim realised cash was missing from her purse.
The suspect was described as a white woman, in her 30s, 5’ 5”, with blonde curly hair in a ponytail and a tattoo down her left arm.
Sussex Police would like to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage of a woman matching this description and who saw or was approached by a woman matching this description. Report information online or call 101 quoting 1236 of 04/01.
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Crime summary
Reference: 1060 12/01/2019 
Location: Williams Road, Shoreham by sea
Date and time: Between 4:30am and 7pm on the 12th January  
Details: It is unknown how entry was gained to a property. Unknown if anything has been stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0552 12/01/2019
Location: The Broadway, Lancing
Date and time: Between 10am and 1:30pm on the 12th January
Details: Metal cable was stolen from a garage.
Reference:  0727 14/01/2019
Location:  The Gardens, Southwick
Date and time: Between the 11th and 13th January
Details: Entry was gained to a shed by forcing the lock. A bicycle was stolen
Dear Neighbourhood Alert members,
There has been an increase in the number of people who have installed CCTV at their home, whether it is the traditional wall mounted cameras or ‘Ring’ doorbells and similar devices.
These devices have increased in their image quality, and I am sure provide reassurance to many people.
We recognise that CCTV can provide vital evidence in criminal investigations and it is often a key line of enquiry for colleagues.
You may be aware that there is the option to record the fact that you have CCTV at your property, within the Neighbourhood Alert (NA) system.
Can I please invite those members who do have CCTV, which has not yet been recorded within NA to do so.
It is easy to do. You simply go to ‘Other Community Roles’ and tick the box next to ‘Do you have CCTV?’
Thank you, and kind regards,
Peter Allan
Prevention Sergeant – Adur, Worthing & Horsham


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