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Do you recognise these men that approached children in Smallfield

Surrey Police have released CCTV images of two men we would like to speak to after a group of young children were engaged in conversation by two men in a park in Smallfield Sunday afternoon (14 April).

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The five children were playing in the park in Broadbridge Lane at the junction with Weatherhill Road around 3.30pm when the interaction took place.

The first man is described as dual heritage, around 30 years, 5ft 10 tall, of medium build and was wearing black and red trainers, light grey jogging bottoms and a grey hooded tracksuit top.

The second man is described as white, in his late 20s, 5ft 8 tall, of a skinny build, with mousey-brown hair and a goatee and moustache. He was wearing blue jeans, a black bomber jacket and a chunky, expensive-looking watch on his left arm.

The men are believed to have been driving a white Peugeot transit van.

A number of enquiries have already been carried out and the investigation remains ongoing.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the offence to come forward straightaway as you may have information which could help us. If you can help, please call them on 101, quoting crime reference number or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190038866.

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/

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Crawley police use golf buggies to track down suspected vehicle thieves in Tilgate Park

The resourceful officers were very greatful to Tilgate Golf Club for allowing them to use the buggies.

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When needed the local police are proving to be very resourceful and none more so when needing to track down suspects fleeing through a large wooded area.

After a silver Ford Transit van was reported stolen from London on Thursday, 8 August it was seen on Sunday, 11 August at 4.20pm travelling north on the A23 towards Crawley.

It failed to stop for officers and was followed to the Tilgate area of the town, where the driver and two men ran off on foot. The driver was quickly detained.

During a subsequent search for the two passengers, which took in the nearby Tilgate Forest golf course, resourceful officers utilised three golf buggies to help facilitate the search.

Tweeting their thanks to the golf club they said:

One man was detained but the third suspect has yet to be traced.

A 15-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, both from Orpington in the London borough of Bromley, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle.

Both have since been released under investigation, with enquiries now being handled by the Metropolitan Police.

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