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Sussex Police give cash boost to Horsham swimming group

A Horsham swimming group has benefited from a cash boost from Sussex Police.

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Sunbeam, a swimming club for people of all ages with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), received a £500 cheque through the Police Property Act Fund.

This is made up of monies received by the police from the sale of found property, and from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

Swimming coach Sarah Burling said:

“The money we have received from the police fund will ease the pressure on the committee to raise money to pay for the hire of the pool.

“The money will also be put towards our first ever swimming gala in 2020. Having enjoyed so many galas run by other swimming clubs in Sussex and Surrey, we are all looking forward to hosting our own event and welcoming swimmers to The Pavilions in Horsham.”

The money was secured by PCSO Laura Webber from the Adur, Worthing and Horsham Prevention Team.

She added:

“I am really pleased we were able to provide the group with extra funding that will help the group tremendously.

“It is a brilliant group who are all very welcoming and I wish them the best for the future in particular for their gala.”

To find out more about the Police Property Act Fund and how you can apply for funding, visit their website here.

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Woman with four young children kicked in face and robbed

Police are investigating after a 32-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in North Street, Horsham, shortly before 5pm on Wednesday (22 May).

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The victim, accompanied by her four young children, had bent down to pick up some shopping that had fallen from a baby buggy.

A man who initially appeared to be helping her then kicked her in the face and made off with a bag containing food and tobacco.

He was described as white, in his mid 20s, with a patchy beard. He was wearing a black baseball cap, ripped green t-shirt, a cream jacket, dark jeans and dirty white trainers.

He smelt strongly of alcohol and body odour.

His victim was left bruised and shaken.

Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed or knows the suspect, is asked to contact Sussex Police online (https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/) or by phoning 101, quoting serial 1132 of 22/05.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, either online or by phoning 0800 555 111.

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