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Contact the Sussex Police  online or call 101 when it’s less urgent than 999.

Sussex Police monitor social media and pick up messages via Facebook and Twitter. People should not use social media in an emergency. The Sussex Police encourage people to use the 999 number. Click on one of the links above or here  for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Website.

Below are the latest posts by the Funtington Parish website about the Police. See also the Speedwatch and the Neighbourhood Watch Page on the Funtington Parish website.



Arson at a barn in Funtington Sussex Police
Sussex Police Officers are appealing to anyone who can help after a huge fire was started at a farm near Chichester. The fire was still burning on Thursday evening. Emergency services were called to New Barn farm at Funtington around 6.15am on Thursday (March 9) after around 100 tonnes of hay had been set on fire. There was damaged caused to two Caterpillar diggers and tools were found in the barn where the fire was started....
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Bogus Police Officers Target City
Residents are being warned about bogus phone callers pretending to be police officers. The warning follows more than £20,000 being stolen from three residents in our area. In a statement police said the fraud involves the pretend police officers getting people to hand over money to couriers. Police say that one elderly lady had a...
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Chichester Police – Operation Suppress
Community Notice Chichester District Non-Emergency contact number 101 – Emergency 999 Chichester police launch Operation Suppress Chichester Police have launched Operation Suppress to target offenders who cause the most harm to the district....
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Community Police in Funtington
Police Community Support Officers Our local P.C.S.O. Colin Booker together with PCSO Rosier visited the Church Room at St. Mary’s, Funtington on Wednesday, 11th February at 11.00 a.m. to discuss with residents law enforcement matters of local interest. Those who attended found it to be a very useful meeting. He is due to attend again...
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DNA Screening in Bosham – Sussex Police
  DNA screening information Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves are inviting all men aged over 17 who live, work or visit Bosham, to provide their DNA.  In addition, there is a mobile DNA screening unit in and around Bosham where police are using a major incident vehicle which can be moved around the...
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From the Sussex Police – DNA Screening
Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves have now set up a mobile DNA screening unit in Bosham. Last week the voluntary mass DNA screening sessions inviting all men aged over 17 who live, work or visit Bosham started at the Millstream Hotel in the village. Now police are using a major incident vehicle which can...
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Local Crime figures show a reduction
LOCAL CRIME It is very reassuring to see the contents of the report of the recent crime figures in the Chichester District published in the Chichester Observer of 7th November 2013, particularly to see the overall reduction of crime in Funtington, some 25% of the previous year’s figure. We must thank the Police and our...
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Neighbourhood Watch October 2015
In Southbrook Road, West Ashling there was theft from vehicle between 3pm 24 October – 10:30 am 25 October. Earlier in the month there were thefts from vehicles in Kingley Vale Car Park and in West Ashling...
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Neighbourhood Watch Update – Jan 2016
Watery Lane, Funtington – Theft of black waste bin. Stolen between 3:30pm, 10th January – 10am, 11th January. Funtington – Theft from wood yard of timber. Occurred between 5pm 4/1 and 7am, 5/1....
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Police and Crime Commissioner – Update May 2016
You have probably received your Poll cards for the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner which will take place on Thursday 5th May. The polling station for the Funtington Ward is the Funtington and District Village Hall and the voting hours will be from 7am to 10pm. The nominated candidates are Katy Bourne (Conservative),...
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Police Cannabis raid in West Ashling Oct 2015
From the Chichester Observer Chichester Police wrote on their Facebook page: “As a result of valuable community intelligence, a cannabis factory has been found and dismantled in West Ashling today and the property has been returned to the registered social landlord. “Hyde Martlet will now seek re-possession of the property through the legal system where...
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Police Update in the Parish September 2014
Sept19th – Sept 26th  No incidents recorded by police in the parish West Stoke –Between 3pm – 5pm 29/8 a vehicle at the location was broken into and a handbag stolen from within. In East Ashling  on the night of August 20/21, a garage was entered and a sit on lawn mower and tools stolen...
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Rural Policing Campaign Sept 2015
From the October Parish Newsletter. Although we appear to be fairly lucky a national campaign has been launched to highlight the importance of rural policing by the National Rural Crime Network. Only one third of people living or working in rural areas believe that the police are responding to issues of concern to them compared to...
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Speedwatch – Genesis and the Parish SID – October 2014 Update
The Sussex Police made their Genesis camera to the Parish volunteers for use at the designated sites in the Parish on a trial basis. The advantage over the SID, which has hitherto been used, is that a record can be obtained. The Police are able to send warning letters to speeding offenders who have been logged by volunteers using...
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Theft in East Ashling
On the night of 30/1 31/1 a dustbin and some harness was stolen from the field next to the Lay-by on the Funtington Road (News from a Private Source)...
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Theft in Hambrook Common Road
Hambrook Common Road Theft: Between 27/12 and 18/01, oil has been stolen from an exterior tank at above location. Did you see or hear anything? Sussex police reference 606 30/01/2014 refers. (News from Police Newsletter)...
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Theft in West Stoke
West Stoke: Downs Road Theft: Between 2:30pm and 3:30pm 26/01, a vehicle parked in above location was broken into and handbag stolen. Did you see or hear anything? Sussex police reference 1004 26/01/2014 refers. (News for Police Newsletter)...
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Theft of Trailer in West Ashling
West Ashling – Southbrook Road – Overnight 5 – 6 February a blue Ifor Williams 510 Horse Trailer was stolen....
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Vehicle damaged in West Ashling
West Ashling Vehicle Damage: At approximately 12pm on 31/1 a vehicle parked on a driveway had the windows smashed and tools stolen from within. A suspect had been identified and officers are investigating. Sussex Police reference 591 31/1   – See more at:
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