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Horsham Police show they never give up

With a prolific criminal behindbars the local force have shown they will never give up when bringing someone to justice.

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Horsham’s determined officers have yet again shown their resilience in bringing a prolific criminal to justice.

Darion Bates, 49, of South Holmes Road, Horsham, pleaded guilty to six separate offences of vehicle interference, damaging a car in an attempt to steal the contents, throughout February in the town.

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Bates was sentenced at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Friday 2 March and given a six month community order with curfew conditions.

Prevention Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter said:

“Bates has been a prolific offender for vehicle crime in Horsham for a while and we have been determined to catch him. He has now been convicted for 20 separate offences since October 2017.

“Our diligent and hard work behind the scenes enabled us to hand Bates over to the courts to be brought to justice for his behaviour.

“Local officers have worked incredibly hard to catch and convict Bates and we will continue to ensure vehicle crime remains a priority and those persons responsible are dealt with robustly.”

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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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