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2 May 2019
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Teenager wanted in connection with Brighton assault
Sussex Police are searching for wanted teenager Bradley Garrett. Garrett, 17, from Haywards Heath is wanted for two counts of failing to appear at court and in connection with a 2017 Brighton assault. Around 10.30pm on Sunday, October 15 2017, officers were called to North Street, Brighton by South East Coast Ambulance Service following a report of an assault. The victim, a South Korean man in his early 20s, suffered serious facial injuries. Garrett is also wanted in connection with three shoplifting offences in Haywards Heath. He is white, 6’, of slim build and with short light brown hair. He has links to Mid Sussex and Essex. If you see Garrett or have information on his whereabouts please report online or call 101 quoting 1481 of 15/10/2017.
Police make two arrests after fight in Haywards Heath
Two people have been arrested after an altercation between two groups of motorists in Haywards Heath. Police were called shortly before 11am on Tuesday (April 30) to a collision between two vehicles in America Lane. The people in the vehicles, two white transit vans, were then involved in an altercation and a number of weapons were seen. One man suffered a broken arm. Detective Inspector Jon Robeson said: "We believe these people are all known to each other and although there was a fight between the people involved and vehicles were damaged, only one person was injured. They are being treated at hospital. "We arrived quickly and arrested two people. We are appealing to any other motorists or residents in the area to get in touch if they saw anything or have dash cam footage which could help with our investigation. A 17-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man both of Haywards Heath were arrested on suspicion of affray. The man was also arrested on suspicion of affray, dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. They both remain in custody. Anyone with information is asked to report online quoting serial 405 of 30/4.
Man attacked and robbed at Forest Row, near East Grinstead
Police are investigating a robbery which occurred at approximately 11.45pm on Thursday 11 April when the victim, a 20-year-old local man, was attacked as he walked alone across the village cricket pitch at Forest Row, near East Grinstead. A group of 10 young men armed with knives and batons confronted the man, who had earlier walked through Tompsets Banks car park. He was beaten up and had his mobile phone and other personal items stolen. Immediately after the robbery the victim made his way down Highgate Road to its junction with Card Hill, followed by his attackers. He later attended Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, for treatment to cuts and bruises before being allowed home the next morning. Detective Constable Andy Mountford-Laker, the officer in charge of the investigation, said it had been an isolated incident but it was important that those responsible were identified as soon as possible. He said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, who noticed the group concerned before, during or after the attack, or who may have other information, dash-cam or CCTV footage that could assist our enquiries." Anyone able to help is asked to report details online or phone 101, quoting serial 74 of 12/04. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, either online or by phoning 0800 555 111.
Wanted man Mark Brazil has been arrested
Wanted man Mark Brazil has been arrested. The 20-year-old was located near his home in Haywards Heath on Thursday afternoon (25 April) and taken into custody. He has been arrested for offences including those he was sought in connection with – two counts of robbery, common assault, grievous bodily harm and witness intimidation. Brazil remains in police custody at this stage. Police would like to thank everyone who got in touch with information and intelligence following a social media appeal.
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