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Wednesday 15th September 2021


Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash near Copthorne



Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in Crawley Down.
Officers were called to a single vehicle collision on the A264 Snow Hill just east of the Duke’s Head Roundabout at 8.50pm on Wednesday (September 8).
The vehicle, a grey Smart car, had left the road and hit a tree.
A woman aged 23 from Carshalton, London, who was a front seat passenger, died at the scene.
The driver, a 29-year-old man from Battersea, London, was taken to St George’s Hospital in London with life-threatening injuries, and sadly died on Friday (September 10).
A man aged 28, who was a passenger in the back seat, suffered multiple fractures and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Their families and next of kin have been informed.
Road closures were in place in the area while the scene was investigated.
Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area to get in contact by emailing: collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk and quote Operation Thorndon.

Jordan Bellamy from Crawley sought for recall to prison


Police in West Sussex are searching for 28-year-old Jordan Bellamy from Crawley, as the Probation Service require his arrest and recall to prison for breaching his release licence conditions.

Bellamy, who is white, 5’10", of stocky build with brown hair and brown eyes, was released from prison on licence earlier in September part way through a 30-month sentence for coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Enquiries are being made in the Crawley and Brighton areas and anyone who sees Bellamy or knows of his whereabouts is asked not to approach him but to contact Sussex Police via 999 or 101, quoting serial 49 of 04/09.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Six arrests and weapons seized on Crawley day of action

Police teams working to tackle knife crime and violence carried out a day of action in Crawley on Saturday (September 4).
Officers working under Operation Safety completed knife sweeps in Memorial Gardens, West Green Park and Goffs Park, and patrolled hot-spot areas for crime and anti-social behaviour.
Officers on proactive patrol arrested six people during the day for offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, being wanted on warrant, and sexual assault.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs after running from officers when they tried to engage with him in the town centre.
He came to a stop in an alleyway nearby, where dozens of wraps of suspected crack cocaine were found under a vehicle. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
During the day, a large knife and two hammers were also seized by police.
Officers engaged with around 40 people, highlighting the dangers of carrying a knife and the work being done by police to tackle the issue.
Sergeant Scott Walters said: "This day of action in Crawley is just one example of the proactive work being done by Sussex Police to take action on knife crime and serious violence.
"As well as targeting offenders and disrupting criminal activity, our focus is raising awareness of the dangers of knife possession to prevent lives being impacted by knife crime.
"We will continue to work to keep our communities safe from knife crime, and encourage anyone with any information or concerns to report it to us so we can respond effectively.”
You can report knife crime online or by calling 101. In an emergency always call 999.
To report knife crime anonymously go to https://www.fearless.org/en/give-info.


 




 




 
 

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