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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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Former Surrey man who now resides in Crawley sentenced for online offences

A 28-year-old man has been given a suspended sentence for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

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Adam O’Sullivan, of Hunter Road, Crawley, O’Sullivan believed he was talking to a 14-year-old girl but was actually speaking to an investigating officer posing as a teenage girl on Kik messenger.

In May 2016 while living in Weybridge, O’Sullivan used the messaging app to entice the 14-year-old girl he thought he was speaking to, to send indecent images of herself to him. He also sent indecent images of himself.

During their conversation he knew the user was underage but continued to request for various indecent images, they even discussed meeting up.

He was also in various online groups that were sharing indecent videos and images of children.

O’Sullivan was charged with attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of making indecent images of a child in July 2018. He initially pleaded not guilty to all charges at Guildford Crown Court but changed his plea to guilty just before trial in February. He was sentenced today (18 March), to 22 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months.

O’Sullivan was also given a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

DC Rene Murdoch said:

“Thankfully O’Sullivan was talking to the police instead of an innocent child and no one was hurt.

“Due to our undercover work we were able to identify an offender, and he will now be prevented from having contact with young persons and restrictions in place around his use of computers and the internet.

“We work tirelessly in Surrey to keep people safe from sexual offenders who pose a risk to children. Some of this work isn’t always visible but rest assured it goes on.”

Surrey Polices top tips:

We strongly advise to turn privacy settings on your social media accounts on to prevent messages and requests from strangers.

Do not accept requests from someone you don’t know.

Never give your personal details or send images of yourself to someone online.

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