Police force entry to end domestic dispute

POLICE were forced to break down the door of a Sompting house on Saturday, in order to stop row between the occupants.

Officers were called to the address in Test Road, Sompting, at 10.30pm, in response to reports of two people having a row inside the house.

On arrival, officers had to force their way into the building, near Sompting Village Primary School, to ensure the safety of the people inside.

One of the occupants, unemployed Clive Day, 57, was charged with resisting a police officer and breaching police bail.

Mr Day appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he was fined £55, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

Mr Day has been remanded in custody until a crown court hearing for breach of bail, provisionally arranged for February 21.

A 36-year-old local woman was issued with a formal police caution for assaulting one of the attending police officers.