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Police appeal after disabled woman on mobility scooter is struck in hit and run

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Mrs Kerry Lavington and her badly damaged mobility scooter

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a silver Honda Civic and an electric mobility scooter in Crawley.

The Honda failed to stop at the scene and continued northbound towards the Ifield roundabout.

The collision happened as the rider of the scooter was crossing the A23 Crawley Avenue at the junction with Gossops Drive at 4.30pm on Thursday (December 27).

The 45-year-old woman, Kerry Lavington who was on the scooter was taken to the East Surrey Hospital at Redhill for treatment to a minor neck injury.

Ms Lavingtons £2000 scooter has now been badly damaged and is currently unusable.

The £2000 scooter is now unusable.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or indeed, the driver of the Honda itself, who has not yet spoken to police is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 725 of 27/12.

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Teenager attacked by burglar with bat in Tilgate home

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of Thursday (March 21) at a property in Gresham Walk, Crawley.

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Around 12.45am a man came into the property and attacked a 19-year-old man with a bat. He was treated at hospital for head and arm injuries.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said:

“The victim has some serious, but not life threatening, injuries and remains in hospital. We are appealing to anyone who saw someone enter the property or was seen running away to contact us.”

Please contact police online quoting serial 55 of 21/03. Alternatively you can talk to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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