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Murder investigation: Police appeal for witnesses who may have seen two cars in Crawley

Detectives investigating the murder of Abdul Deghayes are looking for witnesses who may have seen either of these cars in Brighton or Crawley.

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Officers want to hear from anyone who sighted a sky blue Nissan Micra registration GU63 DLO and a midnight blue Citroen Cactus registration WX16 BSY in either of the two areas between Saturday 16 February and Monday 18 February.

Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team Detective Chief Inspector Colin Pirie from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said:

“We are asking the public to recall whether they have seen either of the two cars travelling or parked in Brighton or Crawley during the three-day period.

“If you have any information about the two vehicles please get in touch with us.”

The 22-year-old victim was found in the passenger seat of a car that had collided with a number of cars near St Joseph’s Church off Elm Grove, Brighton on the evening of 16 February.

He had suffered a number of stab wounds and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he sadly died from his injuries the following morning.

Contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Login.

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Former Surrey man who now resides in Crawley sentenced for online offences

A 28-year-old man has been given a suspended sentence for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

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Adam O’Sullivan, of Hunter Road, Crawley, O’Sullivan believed he was talking to a 14-year-old girl but was actually speaking to an investigating officer posing as a teenage girl on Kik messenger.

In May 2016 while living in Weybridge, O’Sullivan used the messaging app to entice the 14-year-old girl he thought he was speaking to, to send indecent images of herself to him. He also sent indecent images of himself.

During their conversation he knew the user was underage but continued to request for various indecent images, they even discussed meeting up.

He was also in various online groups that were sharing indecent videos and images of children.

O’Sullivan was charged with attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of making indecent images of a child in July 2018. He initially pleaded not guilty to all charges at Guildford Crown Court but changed his plea to guilty just before trial in February. He was sentenced today (18 March), to 22 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months.

O’Sullivan was also given a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

DC Rene Murdoch said:

“Thankfully O’Sullivan was talking to the police instead of an innocent child and no one was hurt.

“Due to our undercover work we were able to identify an offender, and he will now be prevented from having contact with young persons and restrictions in place around his use of computers and the internet.

“We work tirelessly in Surrey to keep people safe from sexual offenders who pose a risk to children. Some of this work isn’t always visible but rest assured it goes on.”

Surrey Polices top tips:

We strongly advise to turn privacy settings on your social media accounts on to prevent messages and requests from strangers.

Do not accept requests from someone you don’t know.

Never give your personal details or send images of yourself to someone online.

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