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Man jailed for burglaries in Horley

A man has been jailed for 3 years and 9 months following a number of burglaries in Horley.



Tony Hyde, 32 of Hexal Road, Lewisham appeared at Guildford Crown on Thursday, 8 November after being charged in connection with eight burglaries between June and August 2018.

The charges relate to the following burglaries:

  • Two burglaries in Cheyne Walk, Horley, on Wednesday, 8 August.
  • A burglary in the Upfield, Horley, on Wednesday, 8 August.
  • A burglary in the Glen, Croydon, between Wednesday, 13 June 2018 and Saturday 16, June.
  • Three attempted burglaries on Wednesday, 8 August in The Crescent, Horley.

Hyde pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary dwelling, with the other four offences ordered to lie on file.

Investigating officer, PC Lee Munday said:

“Hyde showed no regard for his actions. He was spotted by members of the public near the scene of one of the burglaries, resulting in a police pursuit involving the police helicopter. This caused significant disruption within the community.

“We hope that the sentence handed to Hyde will reassure the public that we take burglary very seriously and burglars should be in no doubt that if you offend we will come after you and ensure you are brought to justice.

“I would like to encourage people to take the necessary precautions to keep their homes safe from burglary. There are also a number of deterrents that might put burglars off, including marking your belongings with a forensic marking kit such as Selecta DNA spray or Smart Water.

“Another way of protecting your belongings is by registering them on Immobilise so they can be returned if they are recovered.”

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Help identify man who attacked a woman at her Langley Green home in Crawley

Police in Crawley have issued an Efit in their search for an intruder who struck a householder with a pole.



At 8.50am on Saturday (9 February) the man climbed into the rear garden of an address in Jackdaw Close, Crawley, and struck the 28-year-old woman as she came out of the back door to find out what was happening, almost rendering her unconscious, then going into the house and searching it before leaving.

It is not yet clear what if anything was taken.

The suspect is described as white, in his forties, of stocky build, over 6′, with a thick neck and short thick dark blond greying hair. He wore dark clothing.

The pole was not found at the scene or nearby and it is not known whether it was metal or wooden.

The woman sustained a slight cut to her head but declined medical treatment.

PC Allen Latter said;

“If you saw anything in that area at the time, or if you think you know who this man is, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 334 of 09/02.”

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