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Horley man gets jailed for possession with intent to supply cocaine

A man has been imprisoned for 30 months after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine after being stopped by police in Horley in March 2018.

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Rory Newton, 26, of Victoria Road, Horley, also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and drug driving when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday (13 May). As well as the prison sentence, he was also disqualified from driving, and an order was made to destroy the drugs, phones and paraphernalia which were found after Newton was arrested.

Newton was spotted by officers on the evening of 13 September 2018 getting out of a blue mini in Consort Way. He refused to provide his details and officers decided to search his car. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis after a green herbal substance was found in the vehicle.

Newton was drug wiped at the roadside, which showed he had taken cannabis, and he was arrested for drug driving.

He was further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine after he was found to be in possession of two bags of white powder, a burner phone and drugs paraphernalia. Examination of the phone uncovered messages which related to dealing drugs.

PC Steve Ellis, who led the investigation, said:

“Searches of Newton, his car and his address revealed clear evidence that he was involved in the supply of class A

“The fact that he is now behind bars means that he is no longer dealing drugs on our streets, and we hope that the sentence given to him will deter anyone involved in drug dealing from targeting our local communities.”

PC Ellis continued: “Information from members of the public can be really valuable in tackling drug dealing in our county. If you suspect someone is dealing drugs, or involved in the supply of drugs, we want to hear from you.”

If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

What are the signs of potential drug dealing?

– Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night

– People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash

– Lots of visitors bringing items such as T.V’s or bikes but leaving empty handed

– Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address.

What the police want to know

– Time, date and place

– Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour

– Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing

– Direction they travelling to and from

– How many times you have seen them – is it always at the same time of day?

Don’t put yourself at risk while gathering this information. Please always pass the information to the police and do not confront or approach suspected drug dealers.

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15-year sentence for rape of woman befriended in Crawley nightclub

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A Worthing man is starting a 15-year extended prison sentence for the rape of a woman he had befriended.

David Jani, 45, a care assistant, of Shelley Road, Worthing, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (19 March) having been convicted of raping the 25-year-old woman at his flat on the night of 13-14 August 2019.

He was given a custodial term of 12 years and an extension period of three further years on licence, a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last indefinitely, prohibiting him from residing with or inviting into his residence any person deemed as vulnerable, and will be a registered sex offender for life.

The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, followed an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

Detective Constable Emily Turner said;

“Jani was in a nightclub in Crawley, where he in effect targeted his victim who was on her own, taking her to his address and raping her.

“We are really glad that the victim has now seen justice done. She supported our investigation throughout and gave her evidence in court, facing cross-examination.

“This case shows once again how we will always support victims and seek to find the evidence to prosecute those who offend against them.”

The victim said;

“I would like to say a special thanks to friends and family, and to Littlehampton and Crawley Police for ensuring that this case was dealt with swiftly, namely DC Emily Turner, DC Hugh Charles and PC Alexa Wood.

“I now have an incredibly long way to go mentally to rebuild my life, as well as my future.”

For information on services and support available to victims of sexual offences see the Sussex Police website

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