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Crawley 5-year-old crowned health hero at national awards

A 5 year-old from Crawley was honoured as Young Health Hero at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards last night.



Penny Lancaster with Young Hero winner Ronnie Musselwhite. Photo: The Sun

The awards, hosted by Sun columnist and TV presenter, Lorraine Kelly, are now in their third year.

They were set up to allow readers to pay tribute to the selfless medics, researchers, heroes and volunteers who have touched – or in many cases – saved lives.

Ronnie Musselwhite gave his older sister Ebonie a bone marrow transplant last year. Eight-year-old Ebonie had leukaemia and it was her only hope. Ebonie nominated her younger brother before her death in June.

He was handed his gong by Penny Lancaster, who was reduced to tears by his story.

Penny Lancaster said:

“To say I am humbled to be here is an understatement. Sometimes you think life has turned a corner on you, but then someone else turns up to give you some inspiration. The courage this little man has shown is absolutely incredible. He’s only five years old, he’s lost a sister. He was incredibly shy to stand up in front of everyone to collect his award, but he again was so brave.”

His mum, Christine Jenkins, 40, said:

“We want Ronnie to know that what he did still worked, was still brave, even though he lost his sister.”


Two men arrested after night of criminal damage across Crawley and Horsham

Two people have been arrested in connection with a spate of criminal damage in Crawley and Horsham on Wednesday evening (16 October).



Photos show one car windows damage and one of the ball bearings found.

Police responded after deliberate damage – consistent with the firing of ball bearings – was caused to a number of vehicles and buildings in the area.

Further to this, at least two people have been treated for minor injuries, again believed to be from ball bearings.

Officers carried out an extensive search of the area, assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter, and have arrested two suspects in Crawley.

Two men from Crawley, aged 39 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and remain in custody at this stage.

Police are urging anyone with CCTV which may have captured any offences to come forward.

Or if you have any information about any of the incidents, you can report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1372.

Approximately 15 reports have been received to date. These are not believed to be targeted attacks, however enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

In Ifield Drive six cars have been damaged along the road, with one car having the whole drivers side window smashed.

One Ifield resident said he heard a car drive past his house at speed followed by a smashing sound. He checked his car to find the window smashed and large ball bearing inside the footwell.

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