Chichester Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday, 2 March 2021

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Tributes paid to driver tragically killed in A27 crash
Tributes have been paid to a young man who was tragically killed in a crash on the A27 near Chichester.
Danny Terry (centre of photo) was driving his black Volkswagen Golf eastbound on the Sussex/Hampshire border about 11.40pm on Wednesday 10 February when he collided with the central reservation. You can read more here.

Update from our Roads Policing Unit
The glorious weather of the weekend saw an early start to the anti-social motorbike rider and car driver coming back to the roads. The Roads Policing Unit (RPU) were out and about as usual keeping our roads safe. Four motorbikes were stopped in one incident on the A24 and all riders were issued speeding fines and dealt with for anti-social riding.

It’s not only road traffic law that is being enforced at the moment. Another group of bikers were stopped near to Petersfield. They had no reason for being over 60 miles from home so they all were issued with fixed penalty notices for breaching the Covid-19 rules – travelling an unnecessary distance.

Midhurst has received some more attention from RPU. On one visit they located two vehicles that had no insurance, one also didn’t have a valid MOT, both were seized and both drivers were issued tickets. Vehicles that aren’t road worthy can also cause collisions, which have a far reaching impact for those involved, friends and families.

Two incidents of note in the Worthing area RPU stopped a vehicle as the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and subsequently discovered he was driving on a foreign licence which was only valid for one year, this person came to the UK two years ago. A simple road stop as many of these stories highlight can lead to the discovery of many other offences.

Our PCSOs responded to reports from the local community of a mini quad bike being ridden around the streets despite if being for off road use only in Southey Road, Worthing. The quad bike was found and the rider was given a Section 59 warning. This is powerful legislation and applies to both the rider and the quad bike, so if either are involved in a police stop again, the quad bike will be seized. This was a great report from the public showing how important information is to us to be able to act on and improve quality of life for everyone.
Crime summary

Chichester (WC1)
The Grange, Woodmancote - On Monday 22nd February, a road sign has been damaged, possibly by being used as target practice with a firearm. Serial 0932 22/02/21

Ferndale Road, Chichester – Overnight between Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th, February a catalytic converter was stolen Honda VTEC. Serial 0267 25/02/21

Bosham Quay, Chichester – Monday 22nd February, a padlock has been cut from a vessel within the harbour and attempt made to gain access causing damage. Serial 1381 22/02/21

St Pancras, Chichester – On Wednesday 24th February, a Vauxhall Vivaro Van was stolen belonging to a delivery driver and items stolen from inside. Serial 0972 24/02

Spur Road, Chichester – On Saturday 27th February, an attempt was made to gain access to a commercial property. Serial 0953 28/02/21

South Street, Chichester – Between Thursday 25th and Friday 26th February, a shop was broken into and clothing stolen. Serial 0286 26/02/21

Florence Road, Chichester – On Saturday 27th February, a Grey Mitsibishi Space Star was broken into and a wallet and mobile phone stolen. Serial 0938 27/02/21
Selsey, The Wittering’s and surrounding area (WC2)          
Walwyn Close, Birdham – Overnight between Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd February, a Silver Citroen C3 Picasso was broken into and items stolen from inside. Serial 0898 22/02/21.
Midhurst and surrounding area (WC3)
Bedham Lane, Fittleworth - Overnight between Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February, an attempt to gain access to a property was made by the rear door. Serial 0165 24/02/21

Cowdray Park, Chichester – On Saturday 27th February, the fence around the seating areas on the estate have been kicked causing damage. Serial 1490 27/02/21


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