15th September 2017
News and appeals
Two teenagers are banned from Worthing for anti-social behaviour
Two trouble-making teenagers have been banned from associating with each other and from being in Worthing centre for two years as a result of anti-social behaviour in the local area.
Jasmine Shepherd, 18, from Broadwater Road, Worthing, and Ellie Taylor, 19, from King’s Road, Lancing, were both given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) by Worthing magistrates after the court heard they had been intimidating the local community. The Adur and Worthing Safer Communities Partnership has been focusing on the behaviour of the pair who have committed assaults, intimidated people in public and targeted vulnerable people.
The order has also banned the pair from Worthing seafront and shopping precincts, and from socialising together. However, Taylor is permitted into the excluded areas if accompanied by a person nominated in the order.
Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell, district police commander for Adur and Worthing, said: “These two women have been causing a lot of trouble in the area for a long time.
“We were aware that many in the local community were subjected to mindless and random acts of violence and intimidation by Taylor and Shepherd.
“They would often prey on the vulnerable and would cause trouble on a regular basis.
“This order should have a significant positive impact in Worthing town centre and in Lancing where we are focusing on addressing anti-social behaviour. I hope that this sends out a clear message to the local community that Sussex Police, Adur and Worthing District Council and our partners within the Safer Communities Partnership do not condone this behaviour and will work in partnership to use our legal power in order to address it.”
If anyone sees Taylor or Shepherd together, or unaccompanied in the town centre, seafront or shopping areas, then contact police online or phone 101.
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Joanne Nash from Sompting charged with office thefts
A Sussex woman who was subject of a police appeal for her whereabouts has been arrested and charged with three thefts.
Joanne Nash, also known as Joanne Cullen-Nash, 43, an admin assistant, now of Hillside Road, Sompting, is due to appear on bail at Worthing Magistrates Court on 10 October, charged with three cases of thefts from businesses.
In July 2014 cash was taken from the wages office of a food distributor in Avis Way, Newhaven. The following month cash was taken from a dentist's office in Meeching Way, Newhaven, and in July the following year a further sum was taken from the office of a letting agency in West Worthing. The total amount taken from these businesses is £1850.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Reference: 0510 12th September
Location: Yewtree Close, Lancing
Date and time: 25th – 28th September
Details: Unknown how entry was gained to the property. Jewellery was stolen.
Other than dwelling
Reference: 0931 8th September
Location: Caledonian Place, Worthing
Date and time: Between 1100hrs – 1500hrs 8th September
Details: Garage broken into and tools stolen.
Reference: 0995 8th September
Location: Charmandean Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 6th – 8th September
Details: Two Sheds broken into and two Pedal cycles and tools stolen
Reference: 0818 13th September
Location: Central Avenue, Worthing
Date and time: Between 12th & 13th September
Details: Shed broken into nothing stolen.
Reference: 0205 of 14th September
Location: Hall Avenue Worthing
Date and time: Between 10th September and 14th September
Details: A garage was broken into tools and alcohol stolen
Reference: 1252 of 14th September
Location: Ambrose Place Worthing
Date and time: Between 12th and 13th September
Details: Garage broken into by forcing the door food stolen from a freezer
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