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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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41-year-old man arrested in Crawley after reports of threats made with knife

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Police responded to a report of a man with a knife making threats inside a property at Wren Court, Tilgate Way, Crawley at 10.45am on Thursday (15 July).

Officers attended and safely detained the suspect, a 41-year-old man. No injuries have been reported. 

Chief Inspector Shane Baker; District Commander for Crawley said:

“We are thankful to the public for their patience and understanding while this incident was ongoing.

“During this incident, a distraction device was used, which may have caused some alarm and disruption to residents.

“We would like to assure the public that nobody was harmed and there is not believed to be any ongoing threat to the local community at this time.”

Anyone with information can report it online or call 101, quoting 482 of 15/07.

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