TIM DREW: Community bulletins reveal there were 60 reported offences in Worthing in April

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FOUR weekly Community Bulletins have been issued by the police for the month ended April 28. They detail 60 offences in Worthing, of which seven involved residential properties, 26 non-residential ones and 27 involved vehicles.

The highest number of these categories of offence per ward (11) was recorded in Central ward, followed by Marine (10), Heene and Selden (six each), Goring, Salvington and Tarring (five each), Gaisford (four), Castle (three), Northbrook and Offington (two each) and Broadwater (one). No such offences were recorded in Durrington.

The offences included five thefts each of bicycles, other vehicles and sat navs and four of cash; other items stolen included laptops, tools, a catalytic converter and a back bumper. Ten cases involved commercial properties, and six involved sheds or garages.

In 13 instances, the attempt at burglary or theft was unsuccessful or nothing was taken, although considerable damage was caused several times.

Worthing Neighbourhood Watch is asking all co-ordinators to register their Scheme on the NHW website. Now the Worthing NHW website is live, we’ll be using the NHW Network & Alert System for all NHW communications by year-end. To register, visit http://worthingnhw.ourwatch.org.uk.

• PCSO Helen Green hosts her surgery at the Beach Office, Marine Parade, on Monday, May 11, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm with the Durrington & Northbrook Neighbourhood Panel meeting that evening between 7.30pm and 8.30pm at the Durrington Community Centre in New Road and the Tarring Community Forum meeting at West Worthing Baptist Church, South Street, Tarring between 7pm and 9pm the next day.

• PCSO Gary Morgan’s surgery is at the Durrington Community Centre between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday, May 13, and the Offington Neighbourhood Panel will meet at the Thomas A Becket pub at Rectory Road between 10am and 11am the next day.