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Crawley Police warn against distraction burglaries after burglary in Langley Green

In a stark warning to residents Crawley Police have posted a reminder of recent crimes in the area.

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Using their social media account @crawley_police the towns local officers have released information about a distraction burglary that took place in the town.

On the 15th May a suspect knocked on the door of a resident in Langley Green claiming to be from the Water Board.

The resident was told their stop cock needed to be checked and was let into the property.

Once inside however the resident was distracted with the ‘so called’ checks and only after the suspect had left did they realise that valuables had disappeared.

It was later confirmed by the Water Board that no works were taking place in the area.

Crawley Police have provided a link to their ‘Little Book of Scams’ to help advise residents of the tricks. You can view this here.

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13-year-old girl requires hospital treatment after attack by teenagers in Southgate, Crawley

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A young teenage girl has been left with an injury to her face after she endured an attack in Southgate, Crawley.

The 13-year-old girl was walking along Barrington Road when she was assaulted by two teenage girls.

The attack happened on Sunday (2nd Aug) around 5:30pm.

Police said that it is understood that all the girls were known to each other.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained an injury to her face and had to go to hospital for treatment.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1147 of 02/08.

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