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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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Police seek help tracing men after 20-year-old left with broken jaw and pelvis in Horley

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Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault near Horley train station earlier this month.

A 20-year-old man was left with a broken jaw and pelvis following the assault around 7.15pm on 9 February.

The victim, was travelling with three friends from East Croydon on their way back from Crystal Palace’s match with West Ham, when they became involved in a disagreement with a group of around 12 other men.

One of the suspects punched the victim’s friend outside Horley train station. The victim was also punched and kneed by two men.

A third suspect then punched the victim in the face, resulting in the broken jaw.

The suspects are described as follows:

Male, white, in his 20s, slim build, wearing a red t-shirt

Male, white, in his late 20s-early 30s, around 5ft 8, bald, wearing a grey Crystal Palace beanie

Male, white, early to mid 40s, bald.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Stoneham said:

“I’m hoping that someone recognises these three men as we would like to speak to them in relation to our ongoing investigation.

“The incident quickly escalated from a disagreement to the victim being punched in the face and left with serious injuries. We are appealing to anyone who has any information about it to come forward.”

If you recognise the men in these images, please call Surrey Police on 101 (999 in emergency), or tell us online via or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190015276.

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

For advice on how to stay safe on the streets, visit: https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/violence/

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