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Pedestrian, car and cyclist involved in serious accident at Tushmore roundabout

Gridlock around the area as a serious collision is dealt with.

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A serious incident at Tushmore Roundabout has closed parts of Crawley Avenue.

Police have confirmed it involved a pedestrian, cyclist and a car.  Emergency services were called at around 8:30am this morning

Multiple ambulances, police and even fire crews are in attendance.  A Fiat 500 was badly damaged and sat on the roundabout.

Visibly shocked and upset witnesses were taken inside the Crowne Plaza as investigators arrived on scene.

Emergency services erected a blue cover around the incident as six other cars were left at side of the road.

Update: Pedestrian killed and child in serious condition after collision at Tushmore Roundabout

Sergeant Dan Eaton said:

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact us online quoting Operation Rosslare.”

The roads have been extremely wet this morning with plenty of rain fall making driving conditions extremely dangerous.

The A2011 (Crawley Avenue) has been closed eastbound from the Ifield Roundabout and there is serious traffic queues west bound.

Many people have commented on social media about how dangerous this particular roundabout is with one saying: “Only a matter of time before someone was hurt here.”

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Langley Green, Crawley man who wielded six-inch knife and assaulted police officer jailed

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A man who assaulted a police officer after being found in possession of a knife has been jailed.

Police responded to a report of a man wielding a knife in the vicinity of Gales Drive, Crawley, in the early hours of 10 December.

He was challenged by police and started to run, but was quickly detained by PC Claire Harrison and her dog, PD Polly.

PD Polly is a five-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois cross. She is a general purpose police dog trained in various disciplines including searching open ground or buildings for suspects, tracking suspects or missing people, and searching for discarded property.

After the suspect was detained, a six-inch kitchen knife was found beneath him, which was seized.

He was identified as Ryan Evans, 27, a scaffolder, of Lark Rise, Crawley.

Whilst being transported to a police vehicle, Evans attempted to headbutt officers, before kicking out at one of them, hitting him in the chest. No visible injuries were caused.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon in public and assaulting an emergency worker.

At Lewes Crown Court on 7 January, Evans was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment.

Chief Constable Jo Shiner said:

“I do not accept that being assaulted is part of any police officer’s job, and any such behaviour will not be tolerated.

“I believe an assault on a police officer or member of my police staff is an exceptional action against the rule of law and has a wider impact on policing as a whole. Violent attacks on our officers and staff can result in long-term injuries and sickness, directly reducing the amount of viable policing which consequently puts greater pressure on colleagues, increasing the risk of crime within communities.

“As Chief Constable, I am committed to providing my officers, staff and the communities of Sussex with the level of protection and safety that they deserve. Such behaviour and assaults on police officers and staff has a direct impact on my ability to do this.

“Every day across Sussex, officers and staff put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public. They do this willingly, knowing the risks involved, because they are brave and dedicated public servants.”

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