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Police appeal for help after woman escapes man who tried to grab her in Crawley in broad daylight



Police are appealing for help after a woman managed to escape after a man tried to grab her in Crawley.

The woman was jogging along Haslett Avenue on Monday evening (May 25th) when a man grabbed her.

He grabbed her around the waist which caused her to stop momentarily but she was able to duck away and ran off.

A member of the public witnessed the incident, raised the alarm and went to the woman’s aid.

The man is described as black, 5′ 8″ – 5′ 9″, wearing a hat and winter coat and carrying a black rucksack.

He was said to be shuffling on his heels as he walked.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about the man is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1470 of 25/05.


Appeal for witnesses issued by Police after motorcyclist rushed to hospital following collision in Crawley Down



Police have responded to a serious injury collision involving a car and a motorcycle in Crawley Down this morning (Monday 6 July).

The incident occurred on Turners Hill Road, close to the junction with Old Hollow, around 8.44am.

The motorcyclist is being treated for serious injuries and police are urging anyone who saw what happened – or anyone with relevant dash cam footage – to email quoting Operation Drawbridge.

A section of the road is likely to remain closed for some time and motorists are urged to find alternative routes in the meantime.

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