A 27-year-old man without a permanent residence, named Frazier Furlong, has been convicted and sentenced to two years in prison. His crimes, committed over a two-week period in Worthing, include three assaults on emergency workers, two burglaries, two instances of hindering a police officer’s duty, theft, fraud, attempted burglary, cocaine possession, and five acts of criminal damage, all taking place between October 28 and November 8.
Furlong’s crime spree began on October 28, when he tried to break into a house on Poulters Lane in Worthing. Failing there, he moved to Offington Drive, where he damaged a TV and a car. His arrest at Worthing Custody Centre led to an assault on an officer.
On November 2, Furlong burglarized a Warwick Street pub in Worthing, stealing alcohol, and then hit another pub on Brighton Road. He also smashed a car window and resisted arrest.
On November 8, he stole an Xbox from Currys in Lyons Farm, Worthing, sold it at a pawn shop, and vandalized two shops on Brighton Road and Warwick Street. His subsequent arrest involved another assault on an officer, resistance to arrest, and the discovery of cocaine in his possession.
Furlong admitted to all 16 charges and received his sentence at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 8.