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Lucky escape as agricultural crashes into bus near Copthorne

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A bus driver has had a very lucky escape this morning as his vehicle was hit by a agricultural vehicle near Copthorne.

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The photos show the full extent of the damage caused and the driver was very lucky to escape with only bruising and a broken bone.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident.

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A passer-by called the emergency services who were quick to attend.

Steve Wallis, Managing Director of Southdown PSV said:

“I can confirm that an agricultural vehicle collided with a stationary bus operated by Southdown after overtaking and striking a van making repairs to a pothole in West Park Road, Newchapel shortly after 12:30 yesterday.

Thanks to our driver’s quick reaction to stop his vehicle, he averted a much more serious incident. Our driver sustained minor injuries in this incident and was taken to East Surrey Hospital for assessment but was released shortly after. No passengers were on board at the time of the incident.”

 

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Police appeal for information following jewellery stolen in Southgate, Crawley

Police are appealing for information following the theft of sentimental jewellery from a Crawley property.

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A total of four rings, eight earrings, four necklaces, nine bracelets and £200 were stolen from a house in Wolstonbury Close, Crawley, between 6 and 17 September.

PC Luke Farley said: “The victims were away when the burglary took place, and the incident has left them very upset.

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“A lot of the jewellery stolen holds sentimental value and we would like to return them to their rightful owners.

“We would like to speak to anyone who noticed any suspicious behaviour in the area during the time the items could have gone missing.

“Do you have house CCTV footage that captured anything unusual?

“We are also urging everyone to keep an eye out for the jewellery being sold either in shops or online and to contact us immediately if you see it.”

You can report information to Sussex Police either online or by calling 101 quoting reference 783 of 17/09.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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