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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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Four charged with supplying class A drugs in Crawley

Three of the four men have home addresses in Crawley. They are due to appear in Court on 10 October.

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Four men have been charged with supplying class A drugs in Crawley following a long running investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Community Investigation Team.

Three of the four men are Crawley residents and the charges include supplying class A drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.

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27-year-old Laeek Ahmed, of Denchers Plat in Crawley, has been charged with five counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin), possession with intent to supply heroin and three counts of money laundering from 1 September 2016 to 7 January 2017.

Syed Hussain, a 39-year-old, of Heron Close, Crawley, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin and one count of money laundering from 1 to 24 November 2016.

Sarder Bashir, 37-years-old, of Martyrs Avenue in Crawley, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin from 1 to 24 November 2016 and one count of perverting the course of justice from 22 to 25 November 2016.

They are due to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 10 October.

Francis Gomez, 40, of Yeats Close, London, has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs – cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, two counts of supplying cocaine and cannabis and two counts of money laundering from 1 September 2016 to 19 October 2017.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 5 October.

Detective Inspector Alan Pack said:

“This case demonstrates our determination to continually review and gather evidence in order to bring charges no matter how long it takes. I would actively encourage the public to provide information that assists us so that we can continue this important work.”

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.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police added:

“We have put increased resources within the Community Investigations Teams, a successfully proven element of the new local policing model, to meet demand better as they deal with crime series, such as burglary and organised crime.”

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