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Arson attempt on Crawley home while child slept

Police are appealing for witnesses after an arson attempt on a house in Broadfield on Sunday (23 September).



Police in Crawley are appealing for witnesses to an attempted arson of a house in Broadfield.

Police say, shortly before 10.15pm on Sunday (23 September), a window at the front of the house in Selsey Road, Broadfield was smashed resulting in petrol being splashed inside the property. Firefighters attended, but the fuel was not ignited.

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However, a number of people were in the house at the time, including a young child asleep in bed, and the police are treating the incident as arson with intent to endanger life.

A statement from Sussex Police said: “A Dark-coloured car, possibly black and described as long and ‘newish’, was seen in the area shortly before the attack and police would like to hear from anyone with information about that vehicle or anything connected with the incident.”

Report online or call 101 quoting serial 1242 of 23/09.


Hunt is on for dangerous driver who filmed himself doing 201mph on M23 near Crawley



Footage has emerged apparently filmed by the driver of an Audi RS6 clocking over 200mph on the M23 near Crawley, a vehicle worth more than £90,000.

The totally irresponsible driver decided to not just drive at such a crazy speed but to even have the audacity to film it.

Reaction to the footage on social media has immediately pointed out the reckless and selfish attitude of the driver from others:

Police are currently in the process of investigating the incident.

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