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Former Crawley man sent to prison for indecently assaulting child

A former Crawley man has been sent to prison for indecently assaulting a child during the 1980s.

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A former Crawley man has been sent to prison for indecently assaulting a child during the 1980s.Clive Manning was found guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Monday January 7 of 12 counts of indecent assault which took place between the autumn of 1986 and spring of 1987.

Manning, 54, of Burnt Oak Lane, Newdigate, Surrey met the victim when he was 21 and she was just seven-years-old in Crawley. He began grooming her, which allowed him to engage in sexual activity with her for months before he moved out of the area.

More than 30 years later, the pair crossed paths by chance, and it was this meeting that prompted the victim to report the abuse to police for the first time in October 2017.

He was arrested and charged pleading not guilty to the allegations during his trial. However a jury found him guilty. He was sentenced to 15 years on Wednesday (January 16).

Detective Sergeant Martin Alchin-Gadd said:

“The victim was very brave to come forward after all this time. She has lived with the abuse she suffered as a child for a long time before deciding to come and speak to us. Now she has seen justice served.

“We will always take allegations of this nature seriously, regardless of how much time has passed since they happened, and a full investigation will take place. Wherever there is sufficient evidence, we will seek to bring offenders to justice.”

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Crawley Man who was trying to guide youths away from crime jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to casing serious injury by dangerous driving following a collision in Horley in September 2018.

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Iqubal Khan, 35, also pleaded guilty to failing to stop and failing to report an injury collision when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on 4 February.

Khan was also disqualified from driving for three years and nine months.

Khan was driving along Shipley Bridge Lane around 6.10pm on 23 September 2018 when his car, a Toyota Corolla, was involved in a head-on collision with a Range Rover Sport.

He fled the scene immediately following the collision, leaving one of his passengers behind with serious leg injuries. He also failed to report the collision.

It later emerged that the car he was driving was also dangerously overloaded with excess passengers, with four adults squashed on the rear seat.

The other driver escaped uninjured, while the other passengers suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Only recently Khan had expressed how much he wanted to help change the corrupt course of youngsters lives that drugs and knifes had put them on.

Khan was arrested on 29 November 2018 after officers tracked him down through DNA left in the vehicle when he fled.

Sergeant Geoff Longstaff, who investigated the collision, said:

“Not only was Khan driving dangerously at the time of the collision, his car was also excessively overloaded. He then fled the scene, not even bothering to check whether his passengers were unharmed. One of his passengers sustained serious leg injuries and is still suffering with the effects of the collision to this day.

“It didn’t take long to find out he had been driving, thanks to statements from his passengers and the other driver, and now he is off our roads and in prison where he belongs for the complete lack of regard and remorse he has shown.”

Sgt Longstaff added:

“The sentence handed to Khan demonstrates our determination to ensure that those who use Surrey’s roads dangerously and irresponsibly and put the lives of others at risk when they get behind the wheel, will be dealt with robustly.”

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