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Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash near Copthorne



Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in Crawley Down.

Officers were called to a single vehicle collision on the A264 Snow Hill just east of the Duke’s Head Roundabout at 8.50pm on Wednesday (September 8).

The vehicle, a grey Smart car, had left the road and hit a tree.

A woman aged 23 from Carshalton, London, who was a front seat passenger, died at the scene.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Battersea, London, was taken to St George’s Hospital in London with life-threatening injuries.

A man aged 28, who was a passenger in the back seat, suffered multiple fractures and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Their families and next of kin have been informed.

Road closures are in place in the area while the scene is investigated.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area to get in contact by emailing: and quote Operation Thorndon.


Jordan Bellamy from Crawley sought for recall to prison



Police in West Sussex are searching for 28-year-old Jordan Bellamy from Crawley, as the Probation Service require his arrest and recall to prison for breaching his release licence conditions.

Bellamy, who is white, 5’10″, of stocky build with brown hair and brown eyeswas released from prison on licence earlier in September part way through a 30-month sentence for coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Enquiries are being made in the Crawley and Brighton areas and anyone who sees Bellamy or knows of his whereabouts is asked not to approach him but to contact Sussex Police via 999 or 101, quoting serial 49 of 04/09.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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