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Car smashes into Crawley Sainsbury’s seriously injuring 10-year-old girl

A shocking scene with reports of multiple injuries.

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The car can be seen inside the entrance. Credit: Farah Khatab

A car has crashed into the entrance of the Sainsbury’s in the town centre of Crawley and injured a young girl and a woman.

Emergency services can be seen at the scene. Credit Farah Khatab

Photos from the scene show emergency services attending the scene at Queensway in Crawley.

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The Silver Kia Sorento was being driven by a 41-year-old local man who was uninjured.

Police have arrested the man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

An air ambulance was called and landed in Memorial Gardens. Credit: Farah Khatab

An air ambulance was called to the scene but was not needed; the injured 10-year-old girl was taken away with the adult by land ambulance to St Georges Hospital.

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The girl has serious but not life threatening injuries and the adult woman has minor injuries.

The police statement reads:

“About 18:00 on Wed 29th Aug a silver Kia Sorento collided with the front of Sainsbury’s Supermarket in Queensway Crawley. As a result a 10 year old female pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious but none life threatening injuries. The driver of the Kia a 41 yr old local man was uninjured and was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting operation shield.”

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said:

“We can confirm there has been an incident at our Queensway, Crawley store. We are temporarily closed while we support the police with their enquiries.”

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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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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