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Cannabis factory in Maidenbower Crawley shut down by police

The small scale farm was discovered after police conducted a warrant following a tip off.



Posting on Facebook and Twitter, Crawley police showed a photo of the plants that were discovered.

40 cannabis plants were found at the property in Tuxford Close, Maidenbower when they undertook the warrant last Sunday (25th Nov).

Unfortunately when the police arrived there was no-one to be found.

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Police commented saying:

“Unfortunately for us, the owner was not there.

Do you know anyone green fingered they might belong to?”

They also revealed how they discovered where to go stating:

“Thanks to local community members talking to us who foiled their plot!”

The warrant forms part of Operation Oxide and the polices robust action to tackle issues with drugs in the Crawley area.


Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy



Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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