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Cyclist beaten unconscious and robbed in Furnace Green,Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was robbed in a Crawley street.

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At about 3pm on Wednesday 3 July the 37-year victim was riding his Carrera cycle along Warnham Road, Crawley, in the direction of Furnace Farm Road, when he was set upon from behind and beaten unconscious by unknown assailants who stole his cycle, Samsung mobile phone and his bag containing £60.

He was taken to the East Surrey Hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises.

Detective Constable Sam Jedrzejewska said;

“We would like to trace two men seen in the area at the time. One is described as black, in his 30’s, 6′, bald and of slender build, wearing dark clothing. The other man was described as 6′ and slim, wearing a dark blue hoody with the hood up.

“If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1573 of 03/07″.

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DON’T FORGET: From 1st Dec you must show ID when visiting Crawley’s Household Recycling site

Residents are being reminded that they will need to take ID with them when they visit a West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) from 1 December 2019.

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The new system is designed to save West Sussex taxpayers £250,000 per year by ensuring the sites are only used by those who pay for them.

Householders will need to prove they live within West Sussex by showing a form of ID such as a drivers licence or council tax bill.

The scheme has been introduced due to the high number of people travelling across county boundaries to recycle and dispose of their waste. This has a significant impact on waste disposal costs which ultimately fall to the West Sussex taxpayer.

Surveys have shown that an average of one in ten people using HWRSs closest to the county borders live outside of West Sussex.

At East Grinstead, this can increase to as many as one in five people. 

In response to this residents in certain areas of Surrey will be able to continue using the East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site, following an agreement between Surrey and West Sussex County Councils.

The councils have agreed a settlement which means Surrey residents living in the following postcodes – RH7 6, RH10 3, RH19 2, RH19 3, TN8 7, TN8 5 and TN8 6 – who find it easier to use the East Grinstead site, will still be able to do so.

All other sites in West Sussex will be restricted to West Sussex residents only from 1 December.

The new policy will be enforced through identification checks at HWRSs entrances to confirm that the site visitor pays their council tax to West Sussex County Council. 

People will need to show only one form of identification, such as:

• Current driving licence (photo card or paper licence)
• TV licence – less than a year old
• Council tax or utility bill – less than a year old

Further details about the changes can be found when visiting HWRSs and online at www.westsussex.gov.uk and www.recycleforwestsussex.org.

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