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Attempted burglary in Horley results in large police presence.

Multiple police and dog units and a helicopter alarmed residents.

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A large police presence in Horley this afternoon alarmed many residents.

The Police got a call around 4pm to The Crescent Horley where a local resident had reported a suspicious male in the road looking at properties.

Police attended to search for the male and officers located a suspected person on Russell’s Crescent at which time the male ran from police and a foot chase began.

This resulted in the male using gardens and fences to aid his escape

As a result there was a huge increase in police resources including assistance by the national police air service and police dogs.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Advice from the police is to people who live in the area of Cheyne walk, Fairfield avenue and Russell’s Crescent and surrounding areas to check their gardens and contact police if any items that do not belong to them are found. Particulary black bags.

At this time the police believe the male has left the immediate vicinity

Please call 101 if you suspect something suspicious.

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Crawley teen girl one of four arrested during police drugs operation

A man and three teenagers were arrested during a drugs operation at The Level in Brighton over two days.

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A 15-year-old Hove boy and a 16-year-old girl from Crawley were arrested by police officers on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and burglary with intent to steal and a 16-year-old girl from Brighton, was detained on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal on Thursday (16 August). They were questioned and released under investigation.

On Friday (17 August) a 23-year-old Brighton man was arrested after he ran from police officers through the children’s play area at The Level. He was detained on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis after a large quantity of the drug worth several hundreds of pounds was seized (pictured) along with cash and other drugs paraphernalia. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin. He has also been released under investigation.

Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney said:

“Our prevention officers, who play a crucial role in helping tackle local issues, have been targeting suspected drug dealers at The Level using high visibility patrols, covert patrols and our passive drugs dog. We are also trying to identify drug users to direct them to agencies who can support them.

“If anyone suspects drug dealing is going on or has any information about it please contact us.”

You can report suspicious behaviour or drug dealing at our website or ring 101.
For advice and information about drugs see the Sussex Police drug advice page.

* Prevention teams play a crucial role in helping tackle local issues and where possible prevent them happening in the first place. The recent council tax increase will be used to strengthen these local teams.

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