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A voice for Crawley residents concerned about community safety

A new survey will enable residents to say what they’re most concerned about in their neighbourhood & if they are worried about becoming a victim of crime.

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The number of stabbings in the UK’s capital has reached a horrific number already this year.

And now, many Crawley residents are commenting on some of the incidents that have taken place in the local area. Incidents that have made them feel like their community isn’t as safe as it once was.

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The Safer Crawley Partnership is asking residents to voice their views to identify what community safety issues are important for Crawley in order to shape what they will focus on for the next year.

Made up of Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Probation and Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group, the partnership has a duty to reduce crime and disorder, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and reduce reoffending.

In 2017/18 they focused on three main areas; serious and organised crime, street community and vulnerable individuals.

The short survey asks:

  • What are you most concerned about in your neighbourhood?
  • What crimes do you think should be treated as priorities?
  • Are you worried about becoming a victim of crime?
  • Have you been a victim of crime in the past 12 months?

Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Lamb said:

“Community safety is a priority for Crawley Borough Council and in order to use our resources in the most effective way, the Safer Crawley Partnership needs to understand your priorities, so please take a few moments to complete this survey and tell us what matters most to you.”

The survey runs until 20 June and can be found at www.crawley.gov.uk/consultation

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Young woman raped in Pound Hill, police seek witnesses

Police in Crawley are investigating the rape of a 22-year-old woman on a local path in Pound Hill.

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At about 10pm on Thursday 13 June, the woman was walking along the footpath which runs between Somerville Road and Worth Park Gardens when she was attacked by a man who raped her before making off.

He is described as white, in his forties, about 5’10”, with short dark hair including grey streaks, and a beard. He was wearing dark jeans, black shoes (not trainers) and a blue t-shirt with a logo of some kind.

Detective Inspector Karrie Bohanna of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said;

“We have been working with the woman, with specially trained officers, to understand the full circumstances and to ensure she has further expert support and advice.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we have been making enquiries in the area. If you were in the Pound Hill, Worth Park Gardens area at around that time on Thursday 13 June, and saw anything suspicious, please get in touch with us online by calling 101, quoting serial 810 of 16/06.

“We would particularly like to identify and contact three people who may be able to help us. Following the attack the victim went to the nearby pub, Tavern on the Green, and sought directions. She spoke with two men there, one of whom escorted here to her address.

“The third person is a woman walking nearby with a black dog about 15 minutes before the attack. The woman is described as white, about 5’7” and with long dark hair, wearing a dark jacket.

“This appears to be an isolated incident for the area and not part of any pattern. Please let us know if you can help.”

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