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3,000 homes and businesses in Crawley lose power after cable fault

The issue was rectified just after 9am.

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UK Power Networks have apologised after a power cut saw around 3,000 of their customers lose power.

A fault on an underground cable at 7:04am saw homes and businesses across the town.

Engineers were called and worked quickly to safely restore power but as this was done in stages initially all customers except around 300 had this done within 30 minutes.

At 8:45am UKPN had reduied this number to just one final customer who was reconnected at 9:14am.

A spokesperson for Uk Power Networks said:

We appreciate how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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Young man knocked unconscious and robbed in broad daylight in Memorial Gardens, Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Crawley Memorial Gardens.

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At about 1pm on Sunday 21 July, the 26-year-old victim was walking through the Memorial Gardens when he was hit from behind to the side of his head with a solid object and fell to the ground, losing consciousness.

His mobile phone and wallet were stolen.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for a large lump to the side of his head and bruising to his eye and cheek.

Detective Constable Sam Jedrzejewska said;

“We would like to trace three men seen in the area at the time. One is described as black, in his early 20’s, 5’6”, with a short black afro and of skinny build, wearing a plain black t-shirt and Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

The second man was described as black, about 17 years old, 5’4 and skinny build, wearing a red head covering. The last man is described as black, around 19 years old and of skinny build.

“If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 718 of 21/07.”

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