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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.



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″.


26-year-old man tasered and arrested at Crawley hotel after threatening people with hammer



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A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a Crawley hotel after he threatened people around him with a hammer.

Police were called to The Grange Hotel in Crawley at 3pm on Tuesday (4 August).

He was subsequently tasered to ensure the safety of members of the public and officers.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has since been released under investigation, but detained under the Mental Health Act.

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