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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after crash in Gossops Green

A 23-year-old man from Crawley, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released on conditional bail until 6 August pending further enquiries.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Crawley.

Officers were called to the scene in Medway Road, Gossops Green, about 6.30pm on Saturday (7 July), where a 25-year-old local man was discovered with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and later transferred to another hospital in London, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The vehicle involved, described as a black Nissan, is reported to have mounted the pavement and collided with the victim, before making off from the scene.

Detective Constable Karen Young said:

“This was a very traumatic incident for the victim, who has been left with serious injuries and remains in hospital at this time.

“We would like to hear form anyone who may have any information about what happened, or who may have seen a vehicle matching the description in the area at the time.”

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Hernhill.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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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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