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Pulborough man charged after teen rape at Three Bridges

Police appeal for anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

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A 26-year-old man from Pulborough has been charged with rape in connection with an incident at Three Bridges station. 

Detectives from British Transport Police launched an investigation following an allegation of rape at the train station on Friday evening (06/07).

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Shortly after 11pm, a girl in her late teens was raped by a man by the bicycle racks and smoking area at Three Bridges station.

Police confirmed in a statement that 26-year-old ‘Callum Fife-Wright, of Stane Street Close, Pulborough, will appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court today (9 July)’.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or may have seen what happened, to come forward.

Detective Constable Imogen Sweeney from British Transport Police, said:

“We in the early stages of our investigation and we’re making a number of urgent enquires. I am conscious a number of people were at Three Bridges yesterday evening and may of saw what happened.

“If you have any information, witnessed what happened or saw a man acting suspiciously at the station then please get in touch as soon as possible. Your information could prove vital in our investigation.

“Officers will be in the area today and over the coming days, so please do speak to them if you need to talk to anyone.

“This would have been a frightening ordeal for this victim and we have specially trained officers providing her with support.”

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 48 of 07/07/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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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