Photo of Lyons Farm robbery suspect released

Paul Addison, wanted for burglaries in Sussex
Paul Addison, wanted for burglaries in Sussex

SUSSEX Police are appealing for information about a man who is suspected of burglary and robbery offences in Lyons Farm, Worthing, and of high value cars across Sussex.

Paul Addison, 23, of Brent Way, Halewood, in Liverpool, is wanted for questioning about an alleged conspiracy to commit burglaries of private addresses across Sussex in which high value cars were stolen between March and August this year.

Police have today (Wednesday, October 19) issued a photograph of Addison, who is also wanted for interview over the robbery of a security van delivering cash at Sainsbury’s, Lyons Farm, on March 8, and over a serious assault on a man in Brighton on August 18.

In that incident the 52-year old victim was subjected to an allegedly uprovoked assault in which several teeth were knocked out.

Addison is described as white, 5ft 10in, of stocky build with short dark brown hair which is sometimes shaved.

He has a Merseyside accent.

Merseyside and Cheshire Police also have arrest warrants for Addison in relation to a robbery at a farm in Widnes in December 2010 and breach of a community order in relation to a previous conviction for burglary and handling offences in Cheshire.

Detective Constable Lindsey Van Buiten of the West Sussex Priority Crime Team said: “Paul Addison was in the Brighton area in August 2011 but his current whereabouts are unknown.

“Members of the public should not approach him but report sightings to Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 and quote serial 546 of 10th October.

“Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

Sussex Police are also offering a reward of £1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Paul Addison and this reward can be claimed anonymously.

£25,000 was stolen in the Sainsbury’s robbery and has not so far been recovered.

Meanwhile, Thomas Hignett, 28, of Holland Way, Liverpool, L26 1UR, Adam Willis, 29, of Victoria Road, Chislehurst, Kent, Zac Marsden, 22 , of Portland Road, Hove, John Paul Gallagher, 22, of Ryelands Drive, Brighton, and Peter Heneghan, 29, of Torrington Drive, Liverpool, L26 1TS, appeared in custody at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday, October 18, and were remanded in custody to re-appear at the same court for a plea and case management hearing on November 25.

Hignett has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

Willis has been charged with the Sainsbury’s robbery and with conspiracy to rob a security van crew outside a post office in South Moulsecoomb in Brighton on August 3 this year.

Marsden has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and the conspiracy to rob at Widdicombe Way, South Moulescoomb on August 3.

Gallagher has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, with the conspiracy to rob at South Moulscoomb on August 3, and with possession of cocaine and amphetamine.

Hanaghan has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.