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UPDATE: Police stand down after search for men with hand gun reported in Tilgate Park, Crawley

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Sussex Police have now confirmed the situation that occurred earlier in Tilgate Park.

An earlier account of a male arrested has been now been confirmed to be a witness who was assisting officers and was in-fact wrongly reported in.

Police were called to the park after reports of two men, one with a hand gun were seen within the park.

Firearms were sent to the scene and a considerable search was undertaken including the police helicopter.

Numerous residents reported seeing the helicopter flying over the park and surrounding area while the police investigated the report.

After a thorough search of the area police have stood down at the scene and say there is no concern for the public.

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13-year-old girl requires hospital treatment after attack by teenagers in Southgate, Crawley

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A young teenage girl has been left with an injury to her face after she endured an attack in Southgate, Crawley.

The 13-year-old girl was walking along Barrington Road when she was assaulted by two teenage girls.

The attack happened on Sunday (2nd Aug) around 5:30pm.

Police said that it is understood that all the girls were known to each other.

As a result of the attack the victim sustained an injury to her face and had to go to hospital for treatment.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1147 of 02/08.

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