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3 May 2018

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HGV ‘supercab’ used to detect driving offences in Surrey and Sussex

An HGV ‘supercab’ has been used to detect dangerous and distracted drivers for the first time in Sussex.

The vehicle, which is modified for policing purposes on major trunk roads, was loaned out as part of a dedicated campaign to crackdown on motorists committing ‘fatal four’ offences.

These offences – drink/drug-driving, speeding, using handheld devices and not wearing a seatbelt – are the most common causes of fatal and serious injury collision in the UK. Read more here.


Woman has her purse stolen in Burgess Hill

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was threatened and robbed in Burgess Hill.

The incident occurred in Royal George Road around 4.45am on Saturday (28 April).The victim, a woman in her late 20s, was approached by two men who demanded she handed over her purse, which had £70 of cash within. More here.


Archie Gates, from East Grinstead, wanted on recall to prison

Police are searching for Archie Gates, who is wanted on recall to prison.

The 20-year-old, from East Grinstead, was jailed for 14 weeks on 30 January in relation to an assault in the town.

Following his release from prison, Gates is suspected of committing further offences and displaying poor behaviour. Read more here.



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