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Police name man who died in Crawley Roundabout collision

A man who died in the Tushmore Roundabout collision last Thurs (Nov 1st) has been named.

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Robert Taylor, 49, was from the Langley Green area of Crawley.

The collision occurred around 8.30am when a red Fiat 500 car collided with a pedestrian and a child on a bike, both of whom were using a pelican crossing.

Mr Taylor sadly died at the scene.

The five-year-old boy riding the bike suffered a broken leg and has since been released from hospital to recover. They weren’t together.

The driver of the car, a 30-year-old local woman, suffered minor injuries.

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Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone who has information about the collision is asked to contact police online or by ringing 101 quoting Operation Rosslare.

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Crawley student heading for the Olympics

Anton Adewale a Crawley student at Thomas Bennett Community College who attends Pegasus Gymnastics Club in Maidstone has received some exciting news.

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After many years of training and hard work, gymnast Anton has been selected for the Team GB TOP Junior Squad.

The Olympic Programme (TOP) is world class and Anton will be attending 8 camps a year at Lilleshall which is a national sports centre.  Anton will be training alongside world class gymnasts from the Men’s Artistic GB Senior Team.

Anton has been training since just 6 years old and his immense dedication and commitment to gymnastics has resulted in his success. 

Supported by his family and Thomas Bennett Community College his dreams of reaching the Olympics are looking hopeful.

The Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College, Stuart Smith says:

“The whole school take pride in Anton’s achievements. This is a significant accomplishment for a young person.  We are delighted to support Anton and look forward to hopefully seeing him join Team GB at the Olympics in the future”.

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