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Police operation between Tilgate & Furnace Green causes residents concern

A large police presence between Tilgate and Furnace Green has alarmed residents and drivers.

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Police have said residents in Tilgate and Furnace Green do not need to be concerned as sightings of a large police presence around Weirbrook Road are received.

Sussex police said an ongoing police operation was currently taking place but that residents in the area would not be affected and should not be concerned.

A taxi driver who was passing by said:

“I saw armed police and canine patrols.  It was if they were searching for someone.”

There were unconfirmed reports of someone running from the Tilgate Parade area but the police were unable to make any comment at this time.

UPDATE: The police have now made a statement over what happened here.

Are you in Tilgate?  Have you seen anything related to this?  Call our news desk on  01293 850 906 or email us at info@crawleynews24.co.uk

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Police search for man after attack on woman in Crawley

Have you seen Michael Tewolde?

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Police in Crawley are searching for Michael Tewolde who they want to interview about an attack on a woman known to him.

The 20-year-old woman was attacked at the address where she was living on Monday 26 March in Crawley. She was punched in the face and kicked in the back and stomach while on the floor.

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Police also want to talk to Tewolde about threats to kill the woman, and criminal damage – to an intercom system at the address – arising from the same incident.

Officers also want to talk to him about an incident in Hove on 3 February in which a pizza delivery driver was head-butted after a confrontation in the street, sustaining bruising.

Tewolde is described as black, 5’6″, and of medium build.

PC Michelle Hayes of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said:

“If you know where Michael Tewolde is, please contact us on 101 or online quoting serial 1571 of 26/03.

“If you see him, do not approach him but dial 999.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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