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Thiefs steal £7,000 worth of jewellery from house in Crawley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after jewellery worth £7,000 was stolen from a Crawley property.

The owner of the house in Chichester Close returned to her property at 3.45pm on Tuesday (November 21) to find a man sitting in her garden.

The victim attempted to approach the man but he jumped over the garden fence. She later realised four bridal sets and her gold band wedding ring with a floral design had been stolen.

The man is described as mixed race, 5’ 7”, of large build and with dark hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

Police Constable Claire Selwyn of the Neighbourhood Prevention Team said: “These pieces of jewellery have a lot of sentimental value and we are keen to reunite them with their rightful owner.

“Have you spotted someone trying to sell jewellery like the ones in the picture?”

Please report any information online or call 101 quoting reference 954 of 21/11.

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Crawley drug dealer jailed

Dealer gets four and half years in prison.

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A man has been jailed for four and a half year for drug dealing and possession of knives and a CS canister in Crawley.

Michael Murray, 26, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine, money laundering, possession of a CS canister and one count of possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing on 26 March.

He was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday (18 May).

The court heard that police were called to a hotel in Goffs Park Road, Crawley on 27 February this year to a report of an aggressive guest who was refusing to leave.

When the officers went into his hotel room they found Murray with drugs and a subsequent search of the room found an envelope containing several hundred wraps of cocaine with a street value of approximately £9,000, a quantity of cannabis, nearly £10,000 cash, drug dealing paraphernalia and a canister of CS gas.

Murray was arrested and later charged.

Detective Constable Melanie Fox said: “Murray was found with a substantial quantity of drugs, cash and weapons. We are committed to disrupting the supply of drugs in Crawley. This sentence shows that anyone convicted of dealing drugs in Sussex can expect a jail term.”

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