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26-year-old sustains knee and shoulder injuries after scaffolding fall onto Crawley shop roof

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Police have confirmed that a 26-year-old man rescued by the fire service on Saturday 5th Oct was lucky to escape without life-threatening injuries.

The ambulance service called for assistance from the fire service after they were called to assist a man who had ‘reportedly’ fallen from scaffolding onto the roof of a shop on The Boulevard.

Three fire crews attended to assist including one from Crawley, an aerial ladder from Horsham and the Technical Rescue Unit.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

“Fire officers helped ambulance teams to stabilise the casualty, before they were taken down to ground level by the aerial platform.”

The young man was then taken by ambulance to East Surrey Hospital where it was confirmed he had sustained knee and shoulder injuries, not thought to be life threatening.

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Langley Green, Crawley teenage drug dealer jailed

A Crawley drug dealer has been handed a prison sentence.

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Saud Ali, 19, of appeared at Lewes Crown Court on 22 November after pleading guilty to drugs charges.

Police were on foot patrol in Warren Drive, Crawley, on Monday 14 October when they spotted Ali throw a package on top of a shed roof. He was pursued by officers and detained nearby.

The package from the roof was retrieved and a total of 76 wraps of class A drugs, crack cocaine and heroin, were discovered.

Ali of Fox Close, Crawley, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty to both offences.

Ali was given a four-year prison sentence in a young offenders institute, which includes the activation of a suspended sentence of a year.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Karen Young said:

“We welcome the sentence the courts have given to Ali and hope this shows the severity of his actions.

“Issues with drugs can have a large effect on the immediate community and we are dedicated to tackling this behaviour. On the day Ali was arrested, we were out conducting foot patrols and the diligent officers spotted Ali acting suspiciously in the area.

“Our work around drugs will continue in the area to ensure those involved are disrupted and brought to justice.”

Two men, 35 and 22 and both of no fixed address, were also arrested on 14 October.

They were both arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drug and the 22-year-old was also arrested for acquire, use or possession of criminal property.

Both men were later released under investigation.

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