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Robert Madejski wanted on recall to Prison

Police are appealing for information to find Robert Madejski after he absconded from Ford Open Prison.

Madejski was last seen in the area near Worthing Library around 8am on Wednesday (May 11).

The 30-year-old man is part-way through a five-year sentence for fraud offences.

He is described as white, 6’ 3” and of heavy build. He has brown eyes, a full beard and brown hair.

Madejski is believed to have links to Kent as well as East Sussex, Essex, Lincolnshire and London.

Anyone who sees him is urged to dial 999. Any other information on his whereabouts can be reported to police online or via dialling 101 and quoting serial 1378 of 11/05.

There is a photo of Robert on the Sussex police website.

https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/wanted/robert-madejski-wanted-on-recall-to-prison/ 

Teenagers guilty of assault which left Worthing father with life-changing injuries

Three teenagers have been convicted of a sustained and vicious assault which left a Worthing father with life-changing injuries.

Alan Willson, 47, was found in Longcroft Park by a member of the public around 7.30pm on Easter Sunday (April 4) 2021.

He had suffered catastrophic head injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he stayed for three months before being discharged to continue his recovery and rehabilitation at home.

YOU CAN READ THE FULL STORY WHICH INCLUDES VIDEOS AND A PHOTOGRAPH  BY CLICKING THE LINK OR GOING TO THE SUSSEX POLICE WEBSITE.

https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/court-results/teenagers-guilty-of-assault-which-left-worthing-father-with-life-changing-injuries/ 

People in Sussex urged to be vigilant to protect themselves from courier or impersonator fraud

When receiving a call from an unfamiliar number, do you know how to determine whether a call is fraudulent or genuine?

Sussex Police are keen to re-emphasise this could be courier fraud, which usually starts with a phone call and is one of the most prominent fraud types in the county with more than £2million stolen from victims in the first four months of this year.

The force are asking the public to help make the vulnerable aware, particularly the elderly, as sadly they are the most common victims of this fraud type last year.

Of the cases reported to Sussex Police this year, 91 per cent of victims are aged 60+ with the overwhelming majority of these people being aged 75 and over.
In most cases of this type, a fraudster phones their victim and claims to be from their bank, the police or other law enforcement authority.

They then con the victim into revealing their PIN and credit or debit card details.
The scammer then sends a courier or taxi to pick up the card from your home.
Even the driver may not know they’re being used as part of the scam.

A variation of this scam is the fraudster asks the victim to withdraw a large sum of money, which the police or bank will mark, then put back into the banking system.

They say this will help them identify the corrupt person. Once the cash is handed over, the scammers simply take it.

Another example is when a person pretending to be a police officer phones or approaches you and asks you to buy an expensive watch or other high-value item in order to detect whether counterfeit goods are being sold.

An elderly man from East Sussex reported these calls Sussex Police after he was repeatedly contacted by fraudsters.

However, Sussex Police are working collaboratively with banks to prevent people falling victim to this fraud type.

PC Bernadette Lawrie, Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer for Surrey Police and Sussex Police said: "Behind all of the clever tricks and ever-changing narratives, there are a few basic recurring elements that are common across many frauds, including courier fraud.

“It pays to stop and think anytime you receive a request for personal or financial information. Remember, if you feel uncomfortable or unsure about what you’re being asked to do, contact your bank or financial service provider directly, using a number you trust, such as the one listed on your bank statements or on the back of your card.
"Alternatively, check your actions with a trusted friend or family member.”

If you suspect you or someone you know has been victim to a scam, report it to Action Fraud or by calling 0300 123 2040.
However, where the victim is vulnerable or elderly, please contact Sussex Police directly on 101.
If it's an emergency, always call 999

TO SEE THE FULL STORY, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS ELDERLY OR VULNERABLE, PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH THEM TO PROTECT THEM FROM BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME. 

https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/people-in-sussex-urged-to-be-vigilant-to-protect-themselves-from-courier-or-impersonator-fraud/

 

Slonk Hill Road, Shoreham – at approximately 0830hrs 7th May, a motorcycle was stolen from a garage. Cad 0067 11/05/22. 

Ryecroft Close. Goring – between 1100hrs and 1715hrs 15th May, a doorhandle on rear French doors were broken believe in an attempt to enter, unsure if entry has been made as nothing was stolen. Cad 1060 15/05/22. 

Dominion Road, Broadwater – overnight between 14th & 15th May, an insecure garage was entered, nothing was stolen. Cad 0430 15/05/22. 

Goring Beach, Goring – between 1230hrs and 1430hrs 13th May, a solar panel, water tank cap and other items were stolen from a motorhome. Cad 1176 13/05/22. 

Lansdowne Road, West Worthing – between 30th April and 9th May, a motorcycle was stolen from a secure garage. Cad 0332 16/05/22. 

Brighton Road, Shoreham – between November 2021 and 13th May 2022, a vehicle was stolen. Cad 0343 16/05/22. 

PCSO Street Briefing 

There will be a street briefing at the north end of Findon Parade on 25th May between 3pm and 4pm. If you have anything you would like to discuss with your neighbourhood policing team, please go along. 

 


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