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Police seek witnesses as teenage boy escapes after being confronted by man in Three Bridges, Crawley

The incident happened this morning (11th July).

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Police are investigating after they received a report of a man approaching a teenage boy in Punch Copse Road, Three Bridges at 7.55am this morning.

The man demanded that the boy hand over his mobile phone.

The teenager managed to run away without anything being stolen and he was uninjured during the incident.

The suspect is described as Asian, in his 20s, wearing a hat and riding a red push bike.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the matter or saw a man matching the description in this area to report online or call 101 quoting 337 of 11/07.

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26-year-old man tasered and arrested at Crawley hotel after threatening people with hammer

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a Crawley hotel after he threatened people around him with a hammer.

Police were called to The Grange Hotel in Crawley at 3pm on Tuesday (4 August).

He was subsequently tasered to ensure the safety of members of the public and officers.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has since been released under investigation, but detained under the Mental Health Act.

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