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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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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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