Adur and Worthing Bulletin

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Tuesday 26th February 2019

News and appeals

Appeal for witnesses to stabbing in Worthing
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in West Street, Worthing, on Sunday (17 February) at about 10.40pm.
The 20-year-old victim suffered two stab wounds to his lower back and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment. His injuries were not life threatening and he was later released from hospital.
It is believed the man was followed by two men, one of who stabbed him from behind. He managed to run into the Travelodge hotel in Marine Parade to ask for assistance.
Detective Constable Mark Turner said: "We want to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information about it. Please get in touch."
Anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information about it should contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 1200 of 17/02. 
Man sentenced for offences against two women in Southwick and Portslade
A man who abused two women when they were in relationships with him has been given prison sentences totalling three years and four months.
Sam Bridgeham, 33, a building labourer, of Wallhouse Road, Erith, South East London, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 4 February.
He had pleaded guilty to coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship with a Southwick woman in her early forties, and had also been found to have breached on four occasions a court-issued non-molestation which ordered him to stay away from a Portslade woman in her early forties.
Bridgeham was given a sentence of 25 months for the coercive control offence and 15 months for breaching the non-molestation order.
He was also given a four-year Restraining Order prohibiting him from contact with the victim of his coercive and controlling behaviour.
He pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing actual bodily harm to the Southwick victim which was not proceeded with at court and will lay on the court file.
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If you or anyone you know is in an abusive relationship like this, contact us at any time online or by calling 101, and arrange to talk in confidence to experienced detectives. But if you are feeling threatened or are in fear now, call 999."
For sources of further information and advice about domestic abuse see the Sussex Police website.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Crime summary

Reference: 0790 24/02/2019
Location: Upper Shoreham Road Shoreham
Date and time: Between 22nd and 24th February
Details: Doors were broken to gain entry to a property. Jewellery and cash were stolen.   
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0158 20/02/2019
Location: Glebe Way Lancing
Date and time: Overnight on the 19th February   
Details: A garage was broken into a pedal cycle and power tools were stolen.

Reference: 1206 24/02/2019
Location: Lyndhurst Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 18th and 19th February
Details: A pedal cycle was stolen from a shed


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