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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.

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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.”

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Betting shop robbed at knifepoint in Southgate, Crawley

Sussex Police are investigating a knife point robbery in Crawley and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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A man entered a betting shop in Southgate Parade, Crawley around 10.05am on Wednesday (June 5).

He threatened the staff worker and demanded money from the till before fleeing the scene.

Officers attended the premises and conducted an area search but the suspect was not found.

Sussex Police say that all lines of enquiry will be investigated.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

“All lines of enquiry connected to this incident will be investigated.

“Engagement with the communities is vital and we will continue to educate members of the public about the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

“Our message to those who carry a knife or thinking of carrying a knife is that it does not protect you and could actually make you more vulnerable and in danger of serious harm.”

Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 351 of 05/06.

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