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Local teenage motorcyclist sentenced to prison for dangerous driving

A teenager has been sentenced after pleading guilty to dangerous driving through Salfords last year.



A teenager has been sentenced after pleading guilty to dangerous driving through Salfords last year. On 17 September, 19 year old John Reynolds, of The Crescent in Horley, was seen overtaking an unmarked police car on the A23, driving his motorcycle in excess of the speed limit.

Reynolds failed to stop for the officers, who used blue lights and sirens to attract his attention. The motorcycle rider drove through a red light and continued northbound on the A23.

Officers followed and he stopped at a red traffic light by Woodlands Road, where he identified himself as Reynolds. He admitted that his driving may have been dangerous.

This follows a previous incident in June where he was seen speeding on Horley Road and was driving on the wrong side of the road in order to get away. He was identified and interviewed subsequently.

Investigating officer Steve Ellis:

“The worst thing about a police officer’s job is telling someone their loved one has died.

“With the way Reynolds was driving, there was a very good chance we’d have had to make that call be it to his family or someone else’s.

“If you drive dangerously on Surrey’s roads you will be arrested, charged and brought before the courts.”

At Guildford Crown Court on 7 January, Reynolds was sentenced to 20 and 24 weeks, to run consecutively, for the dangerous driving charges and disqualified from driving for two years.

He was also on a 12 week suspended sentence that was imposed in July which was activated to run consecutively to the dangerous driving sentences, meaning a total sentence of 56 weeks in prison.


Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child



Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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