Assault [updated]

Crawley Police Station
Police are investigating an assault on a young woman on Sunday 19th June. She was in the local area (local enough for the police to come knocking on Fulking doors yesterday) from 9:30pm to 00:30am that day. If you spoke to her, or saw or heard anything that evening that might be relevant, please contact Sussex Police by email at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or telephone 101, quoting reference 1557 19/06/2016.

Sergeant Mike Butler
Crawley Police Station

Update July 2nd: there is much more information about this incident in The Argus.

Missing 13 year old Bethany Sadler

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who has been reported missing from her home in Henry Burt Way, Burgess Hill.

Bethany Jade Sadler is described as white, 5’3″, of medium build, with medium brown hair. She may be wearing white trainers with light blue sides and velcro fastenings.

She was last seen at her home at 6.45am on Tuesday (25 August). Police Constable Paul Bubb, of the Mid Sussex Neighbourhood Ressponse Team, said: “We are very concerned for Bethany and every effort is being made to find her as quickly as possible.”

If you see Bethany or have any information about where she may be please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 231 of 25/8.

If she is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention please call 999 immediately.

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This message was sent by PCSO Eve Maryan 27921 Public Engagement Officer Mid Sussex

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The Lone Ranger leaves The Royal Oak at Poynings

We not work for pay. We work for justice.

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Horse riders are being asked to help police fight the rising levels of rural crime by becoming horse rangers. The pilot areas are Bolney, Warninglid,Twineham, Hickstead, Albourne, Pyecombe, Poynings, Fulking, Hurspierpoint, Sayers Common and Hassocks. Crimes include theft of tractors, agricultural equipment, quad bikes and livestock .. equestrian equipment is featured in the top ten items most commonly targeted.

Application deadline August 10th. More information here.

Seven years

Seven years for Small Dole timber fraud

[Robert] Austin was a director of a company within the Mackintosh and Partners group, a timber firm based in Small Dole, near Brighton and in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, of which his father was the owner.

“Austin stole £2.6m from the group of companies between 2002 and 2008, falsifying records required for accounting purposes in order to do so,” said detective constable Dan Clark of the Sussex Police major fraud unit.

The firm went into liquidation as a direct result of the losses. It was an otherwise profitable company which had successfully traded for some 70 years.

The company had been one of southern England’s leading manufacturers of planed and moulded timber.