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Pedestrian dies and child in serious condition after collision at Tushmore Roundabout

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Emergency services were called around 8.30am on Thursday (1 November) to a serious collision at the Tushmore roundabout on Crawley Avenue.

A red Fiat 500 car collided with a male pedestrian and a child on a bike who were using a pelican crossing.

A 49-year-old Crawley man, who was a pedestrian, sadly died at the scene. A 5-year-old boy riding a bike was also seriously injured and remains in hospital with a broken leg. They weren’t together.

The driver of the car, a 30-year-old local woman, was uninjured. 

Sergeant Richard Hornsey said:

“We are supporting the man’s family as we begin our investigation.

Sergeant Dan Eaton said:

“This was a busy time of the morning and we are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to please get in touch. Anyone with information is asked to please contact us.”

If you have any information about the collision please contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Rosslare.”

More from the scene of the collision here

 

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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