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14-year-old boy arrested in connection with Copthorne sexual assaults near Crawley

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Police investigating two reports of sexual assaults by touching in Copthorne have made an arrest.

In the first incident a suspect was reported to have forced his way into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her by touching in Newtown on Friday afternoon (12 July).

A short time later another woman reported that a man had approached her asking for a hug and then touched her as she tried to get into her car in Knowle Drive, Copthorne.

She shouted at him and he ran off.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of committing two sexual assaults.

He has been released on bail until 14 August.

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Family pay tribute to murdered Crawley man

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The family of a man who sadly died after being struck by a car following a fight in Brighton have paid tribute to him.

Suel Miguel Monteiro Delgado, 20, from Crawley, suffered serious head injuries in the incident in Marine Parade at 5.20am on Sunday (1 December).

He succombed to his injuries and died in hospital.

His family said:

“Suel was a beloved son, brother and friend. He always took care of his family and he will be sadly missed.”

Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team have launched a murder investigation after officers were initially called to a report of a large group of people fighting on the seafront early on Sunday.

As they responded, it was reported that three of the group had then been struck by a car.

The two other victims an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, who were also seriously injured, remain in a serious condition in hospital.

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