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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.


‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.



Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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