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Men released as police make another request for witnesses to OAP death

Two remain under investigation.

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Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses as they investigate the death of an elderly man who suffered a cardiac arrest following a robbery in the street in Crawley.

Police were called to The Boulevard at 3.48pm on Sunday (22 July) by ambulance service colleagues who were dealing with a 77-year-old man in a mobility scooter who was unwell.

It is believed that shortly beforehand he had been involved in an altercation close to the public toilets near to Marks and Spencer.

The victim, who has not been formally identified, was taken to St George’s Hospital in London, where he died shortly before 9pm. The incident is now being investigated as manslaughter.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of robbery and manslaughter. A 36-year-old man from Crawley has since been released without further action. A 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, both of no fixed address, have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about it or those involved is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Salzburg.

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Teenage boy robbed at knifepoint on train from Gatwick to Brighton

Can you help find these two men?

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Detectives investigating a knife-point robbery on a train East Sussex would like to identify them in connection.  

On 18 November at around 11pm, the victim, a 17-year-old young man, was travelling on a train from Gatwick Airport to Preston Park.   

He was approached by two men who tried to engage him in conversation for a short time. One of the men was noticeably intoxicated.  

They became increasingly more threatening and reached into the victim’s jeans as the train was approaching Burgess Hill, trying to take his wallet.   The victim put his hand on his pocket to try and stop them, and one of the men pulled up his top and told him he had a knife.  

The victim handed over his wallet, and the man then took out the knife and told him to hand over his phone too.  

The victim was threatened further as he left the train.  

It’s believe the two men boarded the train at East Croydon and left at Preston Park.  

Detectives believe the men in the CCTV images may have information which could help their investigation.  

If you recognise them or have any information please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 567 of 18/11/19.  

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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