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



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.


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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