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9 July 2019

News and appeals

Appeal for witnesses to deliberate fire at Burgess Hill garage

Police are appealing for witnesses to a suspicious fire which damaged a number of vehicles at Ford Dinnages garage in London Road, Burgess Hill.
The fire broke out at about 11.30pm on Saturday (29 June). Two vans parked at the garage were severely damaged and two other vehicles also suffered slight damage. The wall of the garage workshop was also damaged. No one was hurt.
Crime investigator Kim Martin said: "We are keen to hear from any witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the incident. The fire caused significant damage to two vehicles. If you can help our investigation please get in touch with us."
If you have any information report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1739 of 29/06.

Hand in your illegal or unwanted guns during national firearms surrender


People in possession of unwanted guns or ammunition are being encouraged to hand them in as part of a campaign to make Sussex and Surrey safer.
Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality, or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.
This appeal gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply handing them in at their local police station – a list of opening times and locations can be found below.
During the surrender period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession of a firearm at the point of surrender of the firearm to lawful authority, and they can remain anonymous.
However, this surrender does not mean police will not investigate firearms offences, should any come to light, once the operation has concluded. Read more here.

Police Property Fund 

Mid Sussex PCSOs raised £500 for the Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club by applying through the Police Fund. The club is for boys & girls aged 3 to 16. It is an affordable sport opportunity for children which includes subsidised clothing.
You can find more information about the club here.

Sussex and Surrey Fraud newsletter

Here is this month’s newsletter about ‘phishing’, keeping your money safe, and incidents of fraud to be aware of.
Click here to open the Newsletter.


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