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VIDEO – Shocking footage as driver tries to force his way through closed roads during Run Gatwick

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Shocking footage has emerged of a frustrated driver who ‘just wanted to go home’ after he was stuck due to road closures for the Half Marathon.

Footage captured by Jack Sullivan shows the man on Warren Drive trying to get onto Ifield Avenue which was closed for runners as the inaugural Run Gatwick took place.  The man can be heard screaming at the top of his voice before he knocks a Road Closure sign over.

Mr Sullivan is then seen going over to check on the marshal just before the driver is seen trying to force his way through the road block visually scaring pedestrians just feet away.

On failing to get through the driver then gets back out of his car and starts shouting and waving his arms around.

Mr Sullivan who grew up in Crawley but now lives in Horsham was in the area to watch his brother take part in the race. He said:

“I was on the way back to my car from spectating my brother run the race, and then I heard shouting. I instantly pulled out my phone to record in case something happened.

My concern was for the safety of the volunteer who was keeping the crowd engaged and clapping for every runner.

From what I did see, the police was just trying to calm and reason with the man.”

The man did eventually calm down and police arrived quickly to help bring the situation to a conclusion.

Social media users have been busy commenting on the incident since Mr Sullivan posted it on twitter.

Whilst there have been numerous negative comments about the road closures the Run Gatwick event has been hailed a huge success with thousands of participants.

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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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