Neighbourhood Watch

Police Crime Summary - 16th October 2017

Burglary

Reference: 1099 06/10/2017
Location: Chapel Road, Barns Green
Date and time: Between 11:00 -17:40 on the 6th October
Details: Entry was gained to a property by forcing a rear door. Jewellery, cash, a laptop and I phone were stolen

Reference: 1124 06/10/2017
Location: Blackbridge Lane Horsham
Date and time: Between 12:00 -15:45 on the 6th October
Details: A rear window was forced open to gain entry. A wallet and watch were stolen.

Other than Dwelling

Reference: 0827 06/10/2017
Location: Lordings Lane, West Chiltington
Date and time: Between 07:00 -14:30 on the 6th October
Details: A lock was forced on a shed a strimmer and a lawn mower were stolen

Reference: 0232 07/10/2017
Location: Greatham Lane Pulborough
Date and time: Sometime between 4th and 5th October
Details: A shed was broken into by removing a padlock. A lawn mower was stolen

Reference: 0897 07/10/2017
Location: Horsham Road Rusper
Date and time: Between 01st and 7th October
Details: Garden shed broken into by removing the lock and handle. Tools stolen

Reference: 0077 09/10/2017
Location: Sanctury Lane Storrington
Date and time: Between 01st and 6th October
Details: A door was removed on a shed to gain access. A lawn mower was stolen.

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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Police News And Appeals - 6th October 2017

Trio found guilty of trafficking women into UK for prostitution

Three people have been found guilty following a long-running investigation into the trafficking of vulnerable women for prostitution.

A total of 19 victims, all from South East Asia, were identified as being exploited at hotels across the South East between 2013 and 2015.

Sussex Police first became aware of the illicit operation in February 2015 after one of the women reported being debt bonded, which led to extensive enquiries being carried out.

Four people were arrested in connection with the investigation on 10 June 2015 and later charged.

Detective Inspector Andy Richardson said: "This has been a complex and lengthy investigation where vulnerable women were trafficked into the UK for the purposes of prostitution.

"Often the women were moved to different towns around the South East where hotel rooms were booked for them, and then they were told who they would be seeing and what services they had to offer; they had no say in any of this.

"Each of the defendants vehemently denied the offences, however through exploring their movements, their finances and their lifestyle arrangements we were able to provide key evidence to the prosecution.

"We were able to show the hundreds of hotel and adult website bookings the defendants made, and recovered numerous mobile telephones, SIM cards and hotel room keys as well as other key evidence in searches.

"This was effectively a well organised and structured business which made the defendants thousands of pounds, as was seen from their bank accounts.

"Over the course of the investigation officers spoke to a number of women with their safety and welfare at the forefront of our minds.

"Each of the women we spoke to were offered support and protection (through the National Referral Mechanism).

"Our case was also supported by the strength of the account given by one of the victims, who bravely gave evidence at the trial and I am grateful for her cooperation.

"These convictions are a really positive result for Sussex Police, for the victims involved and for all communities to show that human trafficking is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

"Working with partner agencies, we are committed to preventing and detecting human trafficking, and protecting vulnerable victims. We will continue to investigate all reports of human trafficking to bring offenders to justice.

"We would also encourage any other victims of human trafficking to report it to us online or call 101, or in an emergency call 999. We are here to help and support you."

Please click on the link for the full story

https://sussex.police.uk/news/trio-found-guilty-of-trafficking-women-into-uk-for-prostitution/

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Elderly people are receiving a high volume of phone calls purporting to be from HMRC. So far, none of them have sent money, but it is vital that people are aware of the signs and act on them.

Click the button below to read the latest Sussex Fraud Newsletter additional news.

Kind regards

Paula Lewis
Communications Manager
Corporate Communications and Public Engagement Department
Sussex Police | Church Lane | Lewes | BN7 2DZ
Tel: 01273 470101 or 101 Ext. 544347

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