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County Lines drug dealers under increased pressure in Sussex

Police across Sussex have been keeping up pressure on 'County Lines' and other drug dealers.

In just one week officers seized drugs valued at £125,000, £20,000 cash, and 50 computers and phones, as well as making 30 arrests.

During 2021 Sussex Police recorded 206 disruptions against phone 'lines' into the county, mainly from London, an increase of from 172 over the previous year. Over the past 12 months alone 184 lines have been disrupted.

And in March this work has been intensified as part of the continuing national effort.

To read the full story and to watch a video, please click on the link or go to our website.

Sussex Police launches scheme to connect businesses to its local policing teams

Following a successful pilot in Uckfield using DISC to enable local businesses small and large to connect with their local police team to share intelligence and information, Sussex Police worked with Wealden District Council and formed the Wealden Business Crime Partnership.​

Drawing on Safer Streets funding awarded from the Home Office, this new partnership will operate across the Wealden area to support local businesses.

DISC is launching initially in Hailsham, which will make it easier for businesses to report crime, share intelligence and connect with their local police officers with the intention to eventually make it available to businesses across the Wealden area.

DISC is a free online app where businesses can share information to help tackle business crimes such as criminal damage, shoplifting, and anti-social behaviour.

Across the UK, over 500 towns and city centres use DISC, as well as national retailers, many of the largest shopping centres in the country, security companies and police forces.

The app offers an alternative route to report incidents to police, reducing calling times to 101.

Businesses can also upload CCTV images to the app to share intelligence with other businesses, making it much easier for them to identify individuals causing concern.

To see the full story, please click on the link or go to the Sussex police website

Burglaries / break to sheds / garages / vehicles.  

King Edward Close, Broadwater – between 1730hrs 14th March and 0630hrs 15th March, some power tools including a digger and trailer were stolen. Cad 1412 15/03/22.

Manor Road, Worthing – between 1400hrs 5th March and 0830hrs 16th March, an insecure garage was entered and a mountain bike was stolen. Cad 0353 16/03/22.

Southview Road, Southwick – between 0500hrs and 0800hrs 10th March, building materials were taken from an insecure shed. Cad 0116 17/03/22.

Montrose Close, Goring – at approximately 1855hrs 19th March, entry was made to a property. Cash was stolen. Cad 0510 20/03/22.

King Edward Avenue, Broadwater – a fence was damaged and entry gained to a rear garden, then entry was made to a shed and a pedal cycle was stolen. Cad 1194 20/03/22.

Brighton Road, Worthing – at approximately 0400hrs 21st March, an insecure vehicle was entered, low value items were stolen. There is CCTV and investigations continue. Cad 0169 21/03/22.

Copthorne Hill, Salvington – between 1800hrs 18th March and 0800hrs 19th March, an insecure vehicle was entered, nothing was stolen. Cad 0529 19/03/22.

Broomfield Avenue, West Tarring – between 0030hrs and 0500hrs 19th March, windows were broken and entry gained to a vehicle. Loose change and sunglasses were stolen. Cad 0411 19/03/22.

Shirley Drive, Salvington – overnight 19th March, a vehicle was entered and tools were stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle. Cad 0311 19/03/22.

South Street, Worthing – between 1520hrs and 1730hrs 17th March, a vehicle was stolen. Cad 1507 18/03/22.

Lavington Road, West Tarring – at approximately 0345hrs 19th March, a padlock on a shed was damaged and entry was gained, a pedal cycle was stolen. Cad 1266 21/03/22.

Neighbourhood policing street briefings

In February the neighbourhood policing teams have been out and about holding various street briefings in and around Adur and Worthing.

Just in case you missed them:

They were at the Farmers market in Shoreham at the weekend of 12th / 13th February and on the 14th they were at the café in Shark Park.

They were in Lancing at Asda’s on the 17th February and in the Tesco’s in Durrington on the 20th They were in Tarring on the 23rd .

On the 26th there were three street briefings, Sompting, Findon and Goring.  

This week the neighbourhood team will be at Sainsbury's Lyons Farm on Friday, 25th March between 3pm & 4pm and there will also be an opportunity to get your pedal cycle marked. Also, due to reports of anti-social behaviour our PCSOs will be at St. Richard's Church in Maybridge this coming Saturday, 26th March between 10am and noon.

For future street briefings, please keep an eye on the Adur & Worthing Facebook and Twitter pages.

Of course our neighbourhood teams have been patrolling their areas and also getting involved in, seizing an uninsured vehicle, assisting other agencies during the storm, working with Immigration Officers in Horsham to carry out enforcement action, working with British Transport police in a week of action against knife crime and county lines drugs and so much more.

If you would like to meet your neighbourhood team, please contact them by emailing

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