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Man arrested after teen dies following fatal Horley collision

Offences include causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at a road traffic collision, and causing death by driving a vehicle without a licence and while uninsured.



Surrey Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal collision near Horley that sadly led to the death of a 19-year-old man.

On Friday (26 October) officers were called to Rookery Hill in Outwood at 11.30pm after a white van was involved in a collision with a tree.

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Police said the Vauxhall Combo van was driving north ‘when the driver lost control and collided with a tree. The driver of the vehicle was seen leaving the scene on foot as the emergency services arrived.’

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries. A woman in her 20s was seriously injured and is still recovering in hospital.

A statement from Surrey Police has revealed a man has been arrested on suspicion of: causing death by dangerous driving; Causing serious injury by dangerous driving; Failing to stop at a road traffic collision; Failing to report a road traffic collision; Causing death by driving a vehicle without a licence and while uninsured.

He has been released on bail.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said:

“Anyone with information, or dash-cam or helmet-cam footage, that could help the investigation is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation unit on 01483 639922 (999 in an emergency) quoting ref PR/45180114652.”


Crawley man jailed for over 4 years after racist and homophobic abuse at Brighton Pride revellers

A man who hurled racist and homophobic abuse at revellers heading to Brighton Pride has been jailed for more than four years.



Ryan Brown was heading to Pride himself when he threatened to ‘knock a woman out’ and shouted racist and homophobic terms at train passengers.

The incident happened shortly after 5pm on Saturday 5 August 2017.

The 31-year-old from Hastings Road in Crawley, West Sussex, resisted arrest at Brighton and had to be restrained by BTP officers.

In his pocket he had a large number of small bags containing MDMA.

He was found guilty of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and causing fear of violence through racially charged and homophobic language.

Brown was also sentenced at the same time for a separate matter which included affray, criminal damage, and assault with intent to resist arrest which he pleaded guilty to in December 2018.

He was jailed for four years and six months at Hove Crown Court on Thursday 10 January.

British Transport Police DC Imogen Sweeney said:

“I would like to thank the victim in this case. She was subjected to a frightening ordeal by Brown, receiving homophobic abuse and witnessing racist abuse. 

“She has remained determined to pursue justice throughout this investigation and I have nothing but admiration and praise for her strength.

“Brighton Pride celebrates diversity and equality, values that Brown clearly needs education in. I believe this sentence reflects the seriousness and particularly nasty nature of his offending on that day.”

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