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Plea to help local terminally ill woman be reunited with stolen jewellery

Police are asking for the publics urgent help.



Some of the stolen items of jewellery

Have you seen any of this unique jewellery?

These were stolen along with other items in a burglary from a house in Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, in March.

The owner of the jewellery, who is terminally ill, had the items commissioned with the intention of passing them onto her nine-year-old daughter at significant moments in her life.

Detective Constable Rebecca Buckley said:

“The victim may not live to see these key times in her daughter’s life. These are highly emotive circumstances for the family involved and we are renewing our appeal for anyone who has any information about the jewellery to come forward.”

The burglary happened on Monday 4 March between 5pm and 7.30pm. The items stolen included rings, necklaces and earrings.

Anyone with any information should report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1064 of 04/03.


‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.



Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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