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Woman assaulted outside her home in Three Bridges, Crawley

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted as she returned to her Crawley home.



Officers attended a property in Scallows Road, Crawley, at 10.55am on Monday (22 October) after a woman reported being hit over the head when she was opening the back door of her property.

The suspect was described as of slim build and wearing dark coloured trousers, a dark coloured hooded top and dirty trainers.

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A Sat Nav, wallet and receipts were reported as stolen from the victim’s car, which was parked on the driveway.

If anyone noticed any suspicious behaviour in the area at this time please report online or call 101 quoting 323 of 22/10.


Langley Green man sent to prison after more than £13k drugs found in his home

A Crawley man found with nearly £13,500 worth of drugs in his home has been given a prison sentence.



Police conducted a warrant at the address of Matthew Stevens in Dobson Road, Crawley, after reports from members of the public regarding suspicious behaviour in the area was reported.

During the search on 15 July 2016, officers found a quantity of cocaine, spice and drug paraphernalia. Stevens, 44, was then arrested.

He was released under investigation and the Crawley Investigation team began a long and complex analysis of items seized from the address.

Stevens was charged in May 2017 and pleaded not guilty to possession with intent to supply class A (cocaine), possession of a class B and possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance (spice).

He stood trial at Hove Crown Court and on Friday 2 November Stevens was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to a total of four years.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said:

“Sussex Police work tirelessly to stop the supply of illegal drugs within our community.
“The presiding Judge recognised the severity of Stevens’ actions and imposed a sentence representing that.

“We are conscientiously robustly tackling drug issues in Crawley and urge anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour to report it to us without delay.

“Let’s work together to make Crawley a safe place. No one knows their neighbourhoods better than residents themselves, so please get in touch if something seems out of place.”

You can read police’s advice on how to report issues of drugs here.

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