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Four Crawley men charged after fight as police urge injured man to come forward



Police in Crawley who have charged four men following a fight, are also seeking another man they believe may have been injured.

At 3.55pm on Sunday 14 February, police responded to the reported fight in Lewisham Close, Broadfield, Crawley.

Four men were arrested and have been charged to appear in court.

Officers believe that another man may have sustained injuries as a result of this incident, but have not yet located him.

Detective Sergeant Mel Pyle said;

“We are urging this man to make contact with us so that we can check on his welfare and speak to him about this incident.

“We are also appealing for any other witnesses to make contact.

“Please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 750 of 14/02”.

Kharrum Chaudary, 40, a deliveryman, of Lewisham Close; Thomas Franks, 29, unemployed, of Langley Lane, Ifield, Crawley: Bashir Khan, 39, a driver, of Fennel Close, Crawley: and Jan Lee, 29, unemployed, of Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green, Crawley, have all been charged with threatening behaviour and are to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on 14 April.


Crawley’s buses to be fitted with anti-virus filters



Anti-virus air filters are being fitted to every bus on the Brighton & Hove and Metrobus fleet, as an added measure to further reduce the risk of Covid transmission.  

The new filters have an anti-virus coating and remove 99.99%* of viruses and bacteria, as air flows into both decks and the driver’s cab. Air is already regularly refreshed on buses with doors opening at stops and windows open and this is an extra safety precaution.  

Engineers have fitted the new air filters on every bus and converted the whole fleet of 400 buses within just one month. These filters will continue to be used as standard within the regular replacement programme.   

Brighton & Hove and Metrobus Managing Director Martin Harris said: “The new filters are a welcome addition to the safety measures we already have lined up on buses to defeat the virus, alongside high cleaning standards, face coverings, social distancing, keeping windows open and paying by contactless.  

“Our engineers have been working round the clock to fit these filters so that our passengers can feel even more confident that they are travelling in a clean and safe bus. A good flow of fresh air is increasingly being recognised as one of the most important protections against Covid alongside ‘Hands, Face and Space’ and these filters are an important step.”   The PEPA-F HVAC filters were developed by Filtration Control and train builder Bombardier and capture particles in the air that might contain pathogens and virus such as Covid-19. 

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