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Crawley man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after crash on Overdene Drive, Ifield

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Police were called to a two vehicle accident on Overdene Drive, Ifield this morning at 9:10am.

The accident happened on the bridge that goes over the railway line.

Police arrested a 37yr old man from Crawley on suspicion of drug driving.  He was taken into custody where he currently remains.

One of the vehicles had hit the metal railings to the side of the road.

The vehicle was recovered around 11am.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact police online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or to phone 101, quoting serial 273 of 19/12.

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Betting shop robbed at knifepoint in Southgate, Crawley

Sussex Police are investigating a knife point robbery in Crawley and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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A man entered a betting shop in Southgate Parade, Crawley around 10.05am on Wednesday (June 5).

He threatened the staff worker and demanded money from the till before fleeing the scene.

Officers attended the premises and conducted an area search but the suspect was not found.

Sussex Police say that all lines of enquiry will be investigated.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

“All lines of enquiry connected to this incident will be investigated.

“Engagement with the communities is vital and we will continue to educate members of the public about the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

“Our message to those who carry a knife or thinking of carrying a knife is that it does not protect you and could actually make you more vulnerable and in danger of serious harm.”

Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 351 of 05/06.

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