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Man arrested after two children shot by air rifle in Northgate, Crawley

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A man has been arrested and police are seeking witnesses after two young boys were injured by air rifle pellets in Crawley.

Shortly after midday on Thursday 26 August the two boys, aged 11 and 12, were playing football with friends on open ground at Oak Way, Northgate, Crawley, when they were hit by air gun pellets.

The 11-year old was hit once in the arm and the 12-year old was hit once in the leg.

The 11-year-old was treated for his injuries at Crawley Hospital. The 12-year-old did not require hospital treatment.

Police made immediate enquiries and a 47-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and of firing an air weapon in public.

He is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

Officers seized an air rifle at a local address for examination.

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Jordan Bellamy from Crawley sought for recall to prison

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Police in West Sussex are searching for 28-year-old Jordan Bellamy from Crawley, as the Probation Service require his arrest and recall to prison for breaching his release licence conditions.

Bellamy, who is white, 5’10″, of stocky build with brown hair and brown eyeswas released from prison on licence earlier in September part way through a 30-month sentence for coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Enquiries are being made in the Crawley and Brighton areas and anyone who sees Bellamy or knows of his whereabouts is asked not to approach him but to contact Sussex Police via 999 or 101, quoting serial 49 of 04/09.

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

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