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Your update from Crawley Sussex Police 23 April

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Crawley teenager found guilty of murder:

Kai Gasson, 17, unemployed from Crawley admitted to using a lock knife to wound the torso of Arnold Potter which he claimed was in self defence.  The injuries lead to the death of Crawley victim Arnold Potter, aged 24 on Thursday November 15.

Following a two week trial which concluded on Thursday 18 April, the jury found the defendant guilty of murder, possession of an offensive weapon, and possession with an intent to supply Cocaine, and was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

Reporting restrictions have been lifted which allows the offender to be named.

For images and more on this story, knife crime and a tribute, click here.

Two men arrested and charged with vehicle interference in Medway Road, Crawley:

Thanks to a quick acting member of the public, we received a call at 1.48am on Saturday 13 April which alerted us to two men acting suspiciously around vehicles. 
We were able to attend, conduct an area search and locate the men involved.

Jake Sheldrake aged 31, and Marcus Wells aged 46, neither of fixed abode, were charged with vehicle interference and will appear at Crawley Magistrates court on 15 May.

Please do not leave valuables on show, park in a well-lit area, and ensure your windows and doors are locked as thieves are opportunists and often simply rely on victims forgetting to lock car doors.

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