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Ifield, Crawley man charged with murder after shooting



A Crawley man is to appear in court charged with the murder of a man from Cheam.

Luke Matthews, 28 of Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, was arrested on Tuesday, 23 June, at an address in Whitstable, Kent. 

He has been charged with murder and will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 25 June. 

The charge has been brought following a shooting on Brocks Drive in North Cheam at 01:12hrs on Friday, 19 June. 

Officers, including firearms officers, attended, and found 25-year-old Kyle Kelson in the street suffering from a gunshot injury. He died a short time later.


Crawley Council urges closed businesses to apply for lockdown business grants



Businesses that have had to close due to the current lockdown can now apply for new government grants.

This latest grants are called ‘Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum: 5 January onwards’ (LRSG) and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP).

The grants cover the six-week period of lockdown from 5 January until 15 February.

Both grants are based on rateable value. The rate of payment for eligible businesses is:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants are £2,001 (LRSG) and £4,000 (CBLP) – a total of £6,001
  • For properties with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £50,999, grants are £3,000 (LRSG) and £6,000 (CBLP) – a total of £9,000
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grants are £4,500 (LRSG) and £9,000 (CBLP) – a total of £13,500.

Crawley Borough Council is administering and distributing these grants on behalf of the government.

Businesses can check if they’re eligible by visiting

Applications for these grants can be made at

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, said:

“We know many local businesses are struggling. While the council is doing everything it can to support and rebuild the local economy, it’s vital any organisation which does need support applies for every grant for which they are eligible.”

For more details on help available for businesses visit

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