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Crawley MP welcomes £6m of funding to tackle West Sussex Potholes

Henry Smith MP has welcomed over £6 million of funding to improve the condition of roads in West Sussex.

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, announced at the recent Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks.

Henry said;

“I’m pleased that West Sussex will be receiving a funding boost of more than £6 million to improve roads over the coming winter months helping Crawley cyclists and motorists.

“This additional new funding represents a significant boost in road maintenance and is on top of £950 million already being provided to councils this year for local highways maintenance.”

West Sussex County Council will receive £6.083 million to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other highways works that may be needed.

At the Budget the Chancellor also announced the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads, meaning that people can get to and from home and work quicker, boosting the local economy and improving air quality.

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‘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.

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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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