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Pease Pottage Driver accused of reaching 200mph on M23 set to face court

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A driver alleged to have reached speeds of up to 200mph on the M23 during lockdown is due to appear in court.

James Hollett, 39, of Grouse Road, Pease Pottage, has been reported for summons to face the following charges at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 4 August:

  • Dangerous driving, relating to speeding on the M23 near Crawley on 26 April 2020;
  • Aggravated vehicle taking, relating to the same incident;
  • Dangerous driving, relating to an incident on the A24 near Horsham on 2 June 2019.

The summons, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follows an extensive investigation by Sussex Police.

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41-year-old man arrested in Crawley after reports of threats made with knife

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Police responded to a report of a man with a knife making threats inside a property at Wren Court, Tilgate Way, Crawley at 10.45am on Thursday (15 July).

Officers attended and safely detained the suspect, a 41-year-old man. No injuries have been reported. 

Chief Inspector Shane Baker; District Commander for Crawley said:

“We are thankful to the public for their patience and understanding while this incident was ongoing.

“During this incident, a distraction device was used, which may have caused some alarm and disruption to residents.

“We would like to assure the public that nobody was harmed and there is not believed to be any ongoing threat to the local community at this time.”

Anyone with information can report it online or call 101, quoting 482 of 15/07.

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