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Man brandishing Samurai sword arrested near Three Bridges station, Crawley

Another busy afternoon for Crawley police after they were called to reports of a man waving a sword around in the street.

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People around Three Bridges were concerned this afternoon after a large police presence was spotted near the train station.

Police had been called after they had received reports of a man brandishing a Samurai sword.

The man had been reported heading towards Three Bridges railway station.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene in Haslett Avenue at 2.41pm and a man was detained shortly afterwards.

A 26-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has now been charged and will appear in court on 14th Jan ’19.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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