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Arson attack in Broadfield, Crawley

Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the incident which left a car ‘100 per cent’ damaged.



Crawley Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to Carman Walk in Broadfield late last night (25 June) after reports of a small vehicle fire.

One fire engine was sent to the incident just before midnight last night where an SUV was alight. The car was left ‘100 per cent damaged’ by the fire.

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A spokesperson from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

“The fire service received a report of a small vehicle fire in Carman Walk, Crawley at 23.55pm last night (June 25). One fire engine sent to the scene, where a car was well alight.

“It was 100 per cent damaged by fire following the incident. Crew left the scene at 12.42am. Police were also in attendance.”

Police posted on Twitter they are investigating and are treating the incident as ‘arson’.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Crawley Police.

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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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