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Police reassure public after reports of armed man at Crawley Hospital caused alarm



There is a heightened police presence around Crawley Hospital this afternoon (22nd May) after police received a call about a possible armed man.

Sussex Police say they received a third party report at 1:16pm of a man claiming he had a gun in the hospitals car park.

Sussex Police conducted a search of the area around the hospital but the man was not located.

In a statement Sussex Police said:

“There will be a high visibility of police in the area but there is not believed to be a threat to the public.”

There had been some earlier suggestions that the hospital had been put into lockdown, but Sussex Police confirmed they did not do this.


Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy



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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