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20 year-old-man assaulted & dumped in stream in Furnace Green Crawley

Police appeal for help after horrific attack.



Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Furnace Green, Crawley, late on Monday 2 April in which a 20-year-old local man was knocked unconscious, driven off in a car, assaulted and thrown into a stream.

The victim was walking home along St Leonard’s Drive at 11.45pm when he was struck on the head and bundled into a car by three men who then hit him in the face and drove him a short distance.

He was then pulled from the vehicle – possibly in Rosamund Road, Furnace Green – and dragged down a footpath into woods where he was further assaulted before being dumped in a stream, thought to be Stanford Brook.

The victim was left in the water, but managed to get out and cross a railway line before calling police from Beckford Way. He later needed hospital treatment.

The suspects, all said to be unknown to the victim, were a mixed race man of large build and wearing a hat and black jacket, a white man wearing a black jacket with its hood drawn over his head and a similarly dressed tall black man.

Anyone who saw anything of what happened or who may have other information is asked to contact police online or call 101, quoting serial 31 of 03/04. Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child



Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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