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Pound Hill, Crawley man charged with murder of Ifield woman

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a charge of murder against a man arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Crawley.

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Emergency services were called to a fire at a flat in Warren Drive about 5.38pm on Wednesday 11 July, 2018.

They carried out CPR on a 53-year-old woman but despite their best efforts, she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

She has been identified as Marie Denise Toulsee of Tussock Close, Crawley. The victim’s family have been updated and are being supported by specialist officers.

Two local men who were also inside the property when police arrived, were arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Following new evidence, Louis Navarre, 56, a cleaner, of Blackwater Lane, Crawley, was re-arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday 7 November and has since been charged with this offence.

He appeared before Staines Magistrates’ Court on Friday 8 November and has since been remanded in custody to appear for a preliminary hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 11 November.

The second suspect – a 38-year-old man – voluntarily attended police custody and was released without charge. He will face no further action.

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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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