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M&S and Aldi in Crawley evacuated briefly after disturbance

Windows smashed and debris scattered across one of the supermarket floors.



M&S and Aldi in Acorn Retail Park in Manor Royal were evacuated this afternoon (13th Feb) for the safety of customers and staff.

Reports from some shoppers say that at around 3pm the fire alarm sounded causing M&S to be evacuated after someone was seen and heard causing a disturbance.

Shortly afterwards the individual reportedly went into Aldi next door and did the same causing the store to also be evacuated.

Shoppers had to wait up to thirty minutes while police were called and the store was deemed safe.

Five large windows at the front of Aldi are smashed and staff were seen clearing up debris from inside.

A statement from the police said:

“Just after 3pm on Wednesday (13 February) police were called to Aldi in Betts Way, Langley Green, where a man was throwing bottles around inside the store. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray. There were no reports of injuries. “

Both stores reopened shortly afterwards.


‘Let’s form a coalition’ – Crawley’s Conservative leader strikes back at Labour with new proposal as political chess game heats up



If you thought the political games were going to calm down this week then think again.

After the last few weeks of turmoil within Crawley Council it is all set to keep going as new political chess moves are made.

Now a leaked email has revaled that Crawley’s Conservative Leader has stuck back after the Labour and Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb made the first move inviting a motion of no confidence to be tabled.

In an email to the Council Leader, the Conservative leader Duncan Crow says:

“I invite you to meet with me in person to discuss options such as; forming a full coalition that we could potentially call a ‘Crawley Unity Coalition’, other power sharing arrangements, or a ‘confidence and supply agreement’ on key polices with a one-party Cabinet that has a major allocation of other influential Council positions for the other party(s).”

But this move isn’t the only political revelation of the day.

It has now been confirmed by West Sussex County Council that the recently resigned councillor Karen Sudan, who made her announcement last week to go independent, is in-fact still a Labour councillor in the County Council.

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