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Arson attack in Broadfield, Crawley

Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the incident which left a car ‘100 per cent’ damaged.

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Crawley Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to Carman Walk in Broadfield late last night (25 June) after reports of a small vehicle fire.

One fire engine was sent to the incident just before midnight last night where an SUV was alight. The car was left ‘100 per cent damaged’ by the fire.

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A spokesperson from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

“The fire service received a report of a small vehicle fire in Carman Walk, Crawley at 23.55pm last night (June 25). One fire engine sent to the scene, where a car was well alight.

“It was 100 per cent damaged by fire following the incident. Crew left the scene at 12.42am. Police were also in attendance.”

Police posted on Twitter they are investigating and are treating the incident as ‘arson’.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Crawley Police.

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Langley Green man sent to prison after more than £13k drugs found in his home

A Crawley man found with nearly £13,500 worth of drugs in his home has been given a prison sentence.

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Police conducted a warrant at the address of Matthew Stevens in Dobson Road, Crawley, after reports from members of the public regarding suspicious behaviour in the area was reported.

During the search on 15 July 2016, officers found a quantity of cocaine, spice and drug paraphernalia. Stevens, 44, was then arrested.

He was released under investigation and the Crawley Investigation team began a long and complex analysis of items seized from the address.

Stevens was charged in May 2017 and pleaded not guilty to possession with intent to supply class A (cocaine), possession of a class B and possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance (spice).

He stood trial at Hove Crown Court and on Friday 2 November Stevens was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to a total of four years.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said:

“Sussex Police work tirelessly to stop the supply of illegal drugs within our community.
“The presiding Judge recognised the severity of Stevens’ actions and imposed a sentence representing that.

“We are conscientiously robustly tackling drug issues in Crawley and urge anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour to report it to us without delay.

“Let’s work together to make Crawley a safe place. No one knows their neighbourhoods better than residents themselves, so please get in touch if something seems out of place.”

You can read police’s advice on how to report issues of drugs here.

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