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Body found near Crawley roundabout identified as local man

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Sussex Police has identified the body of a man discovered in Crawley.

Officers were alerted to a body near the Southgate roundabout on the A23, in Crawley, just after 1pm on Monday (15 June).

The body has been formally identified as local 29-year-old Adam Beynon.


Next of kin have been informed and the matter has been passed to the Coroner’s Officer.

The police were alerted to the discovery of the body at 1:04pm on June 15th.

Officers erected a cordon around the scene, close to the football stadium, and begun enquiries.

A police spokesperson said:

“These lines of enquiry were and are to establish the full circumstances.”

A missing persons appeal had been put out by Sussex Police a few weeks earlier for Mr Beynon after he was last seen near Crawley train station.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference Operation Roseland.

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Drug use and breach of guidelines – the reason Crawley Police increased their presence across Maidenbower Park

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Crawley Police increased their presence across Maidenbower Park after receiving reports of Anti Social Behaviour.

The reports included use of Class B drugs being taken within the park.

What constitutes antisocial behaviour?

There are three main categories for antisocial behaviour, depending on how many people are affected:

  • Personal antisocial behaviour is when a person targets a specific individual or group.
  • Nuisance antisocial behaviour is when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community.
  • Environmental antisocial behaviour is when a person’s actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings.

Sussex Police confirmed they are working with Crawley Borough council to deal with any reports of on going anti social behaviour at Maidenbower Park.

In a statement Crawley Police said:

“These reports are mainly focused on but are not limited to groups congregating in breach of previous Covid-19 guidelines and the use of Class B drugs in the park.”

The public are encouraged to continue to report any new incidents to Sussex Police via 101 or the Sussex Police internet reporting system. If the matter is an emergency then please ring 999

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