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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

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Friday 24th November 2017

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Shoreham man found guilty of murder

Duncan Hearsey has been found guilty of the murder of a Lancing man who he claimed owed him money for gardening work.

On the evening of Monday 29 May this year, police attended the address of Alan Creasey in Ingleside Crescent, Lancing, where he was discovered seriously injured.

His injuries were consistent with being repeatedly punched and stamped on, and the 52-year-old was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he sadly died the following morning.

Following a two-week trial at Lewes Crown Court, Hearsey 44, unemployed of Harbour Way, Shoreham was found guilty of murder by a majority verdict of 10-2. He was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years' imprisonment on Wednesday (22 November).

For the full story and map showing locations where Hearsey was caught on CCTV on the day of the murder please see our link.

Crime summary



Reference: 1544 20th November

Location: Kingsland Road, Broadwater

Date and time: Between 1930hrs – 2300hrs 20th November

Details: Entry gained via an insecure window, nothing stolen. 

Reference: 0317 20th November

Location: Southlands Way, Shoreham

Date and time: Over the weekend.

Details: Someone has attempted to enter via locked door, damage caused to lock and no entry was gained

Reference: 0975 17th November

Location: Herbert Road, Sompting

Date and time: Between 1330hrs – 1500hrs 17th November

Details: Entry gained by causing damage to front door, nothing stolen.

Reference: 1160 22nd November

Location: Ham Road, Worthing

Date and time: Between 1500hrs – 1600hrs 22nd November

Details: Persons entered via an insecure door and stole an antique.

Other than dwelling


Reference: 0903 18th November

Location: Westcourt Rd, Worthing

Date and time: Between 0530hrs – 1730hrs

Details: Garage door was forced and a Pedal Cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0447 21st November

Location: Rosslyn Road, Shoreham

Date and time: Between 19th & 21st November

Details: Garage door was forced open, nothing stolen.


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