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Your weekly News from Mid Sussex Police 12 Feb
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Witnesses sought to serious injury, single vehicle crash near Hassocks
We're trying to find out what happened after a car left the road and overturned, seriously injuring the driver, on the B2112 New Road at Clayton, south of Hassocks, in the early hours of Saturday (9 February).
The casualty was a 55-year-old man from Portslade-by-Sea. His black Suzuki sports utility vehicle had been travelling towards the A273 Brighton Road when the crash happened, leaving him with multiple injuries.
The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance attended, but he was taken by road to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he is currently being treated.
There were no other casualties. The crash happened shortly before 1am. Local road closures were put in place until 7am while the incident was being dealt with.
Anyone who saw what happened, who may have dash-cam footage or other relevant information is asked to contact police online or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Ross.
Burgess Hill sees a drop in anti-social behaviour following robust police response
Burgess Hill town centre has seen a considerable reduction in incidents of anti-social behaviour following robust action by local prevention officers and partner agencies.
Officers and PCSOs have conducted high visibility patrols in the town centre and St John’s Park area, directly interacting with anyone committing ASB and removing them from the area. By working closely with the local community and those directly affected, the Prevention team have been able to issue acceptable behavioural contracts to nine perpetrators banning them from the town centre areas.
As a result, the incidents of ASB in Burgess Hill have dropped considerably in these areas. The team of police officers and PCSOs will continue to maintain high visibility patrols in the area and will pursue any others who step out of line. To see a video and to read more click here.
Detectives investigate East Grinstead clothing shop robbery
Police are investigating a robbery in High Street, East Grinstead, which happened shortly after 2.30pm on Monday (4 February).
Two men entered Broadley’s clothing shop, threatened staff and are believed to have stolen items of clothing. A staff member present received a minor injury.
One suspect was a black man, wearing a black hat and black anorak, who made off on a bicycle. The other suspect, a white man, who was wearing a tan-coloured parka-style jacket, escaped on foot. A woman is also believed to have been involved.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have any other relevant information is asked to contact police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 619 of 04/02.
Alternatively there is the option of contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, either online or by phoning 0800 555 111.
A 21-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, both of no fixed address, and a 40-year-old man from Crawley have all been arrested on suspicion of robbery and currently remain in police custody while enquiries continue.
Don't be 'romanced' into becoming a fraud victim - £2.5million lost in Sussex last year
Sussex Police are supporting a national Action Fraud warning to the public to spot the signs of romance fraud ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Reports made to Action Fraud reveal that nationally a staggering £50,766,602 was lost to romance fraud in 2018 – an average of £11,145 per victim and a 27% increase on the previous year.
In Sussex during 2018, 157 victims lost a total of £2,561,906, with an average loss of £16,318 - sadly 127 out of 157 attempts succeeded. 61% live of victims alone and their average age is 65. Click here for more.
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Sarah Bonnell (Police, Prevention Support and Engagement Officer, Sussex)