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Crawley teenager gets sentenced for sex offences against an eight-year-old

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A 16-year-old Crawley boy has been sentenced to a total of six years’ custody for sexual offences against an eight-year-old girl known to him.

At Brighton Crown Court on Thursday 19 October, having been found guilty after a trial at Lewes Crown Court, the boy was given six years for rape, and five years for each of two sexual assaults, all to run concurrently.

He has been sent to a Youth Offenders’ Institution to begin serving his sentence.

He was between 14 and 15-years-old at the time of the offences, which took place in 2015 and 2016.

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Judge Guy Anthony described the assaults as “appalling sexual abuse”.

The prosecution followed an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit, who worked closely with partner agencies.

Detective Constable Nicky Beard said: “This was a distressing case but it sends a message to all young people that sexual offending will be taken seriously and investigated.

“If you ever have concerns about such behaviour, please contact us on 101, and arrange to speak in confidence to experienced investigators. We can also arrange access to sources of further counselling and support.”

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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.

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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