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Witnesses sought after teenage girl sexually assaulted in Crawley

Were you in the area and did you see anything that could help the police.

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Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a young girl in Crawley believe that occupants of a car which drove past at the time may have valuable information.

Between 7pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 2 June the 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted as she walking along West Street, off Springfield Road in Crawley.

Investigator Lauren Chapman said;

“We are particularly interested in a black car which may have passed the incident, without the occupant or occupants realising exactly what was happening.

“If you were in that car, or if you were in the area and saw anything suspicious, please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 1571 of 02/06.

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“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and after being interviewed has been released under investigation.

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Wanted man Thomas Keatley may be in Crawley

Keatley was jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Police say he has links to Crawley.

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A man who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence has links to Crawley, Police have revealed.

Sussex Police are on the hunt for 33-year-old Thomas Keatley, formerly of Brighton Road in Lancing.

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Keatley was jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in October 2013.

Police had discovered a homemade gun, bullets, equipment used to make ammunition as well as a USB stick containing guides on how to make handguns and automatic machine guns inside a Crawley garage.

He has been released from prison.

A Sussex Police statement says: “Keatley has links to Crawley, Brighton and Worthing. He is white, of heavy build with black hair.

“Anyone who has seen Keatley or has any information about him should contact police online
or ring 101 quoting serial 710 of 26/09.”

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