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Crawley man back in prison over more child sex offences

Barry Millard, a Crawley man who has already served a sentence for sex offences against a young boy in the 1970s has now been sent to prison again for a similar offence against another boy during the same period.

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Millard, now 71, of Horsham Road, Crawley, was given a 22-month sentence at Hove Crown Court on 26 November after admitting indecently assaulting a then 13-year-old boy during a camping trip to Ditchling Beacon in 1974.

The boy went alone on the trip with Millard who said he ran the ‘Crawley Mountaineering Club’ of which no independent record has ever been found. The offending happened when they stayed overnight in a tent.

The victim said nothing to anyone about this distressing experience for more than 40 years, but when he saw press coverage of Millard’s February 2017 three-year prison sentence for indecent assaults on another boy in his late teens in Crawley between 1977 and 1979, he felt encouraged to come forward and seek justice.

Millard is already a registered sex offender for life, and subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to young boy until further notice, and those requirement stay in place after his latest sentence.

Police Investigator Lucy Hailes said;

“We will always follow up and investigate reports of this nature, no matter how long ago the events are said to have happened.

“If you have been the victim of any kind of sexual abuse do not suffer in silence. You can contact us on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, and arrange to talk in confidence to experienced investigators.

We can also arrange access to further sources of support and advice.”

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Hunt is on for dangerous driver who filmed himself doing 201mph on M23 near Crawley

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Footage has emerged apparently filmed by the driver of an Audi RS6 clocking over 200mph on the M23 near Crawley, a vehicle worth more than £90,000.

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The totally irresponsible driver decided to not just drive at such a crazy speed but to even have the audacity to film it.

Reaction to the footage on social media has immediately pointed out the reckless and selfish attitude of the driver from others:

Police are currently in the process of investigating the incident.

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