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15-year-old boy among teenagers arrested over Tesco burglary in Ifield, Crawley

Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with a supermarket burglary in Crawley.



Officers attended Tesco in Dobbins Place, Crawley, around 11.15pm on Saturday (June 8) after they were alerted by a burglary alarm.

On arrival, police spotted a group of people running away from the area.

They were pursued and later detained.

A 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old man both from Crawley were arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal.

A 15-year-old boy also from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal and the possession of a weapon for the discharge of noxious liquid or gas or electrical incapacitation device or thing.

All three have been released under investigation and enquiries are continuing.

Police are still searching for a further two suspects in connection with the burglary.

If you witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area at this time please report online or call 101 quoting 1446 of 08/06.


‘Let’s form a coalition’ – Crawley’s Conservative leader strikes back at Labour with new proposal as political chess game heats up



If you thought the political games were going to calm down this week then think again.

After the last few weeks of turmoil within Crawley Council it is all set to keep going as new political chess moves are made.

Now a leaked email has revaled that Crawley’s Conservative Leader has stuck back after the Labour and Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb made the first move inviting a motion of no confidence to be tabled.

In an email to the Council Leader, the Conservative leader Duncan Crow says:

“I invite you to meet with me in person to discuss options such as; forming a full coalition that we could potentially call a ‘Crawley Unity Coalition’, other power sharing arrangements, or a ‘confidence and supply agreement’ on key polices with a one-party Cabinet that has a major allocation of other influential Council positions for the other party(s).”

But this move isn’t the only political revelation of the day.

It has now been confirmed by West Sussex County Council that the recently resigned councillor Karen Sudan, who made her announcement last week to go independent, is in-fact still a Labour councillor in the County Council.

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