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Six men arrested in Gossops Green Crawley after drugs and cash seized by police

Officers seized various drugs and cash in Gossops Parade and continued their investigation with a search of a house in Lavant Close on Friday (December 7).

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Three men, two aged 25 and one aged 23, from Crawley and Sutton, were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug of Class A – other and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A – cocaine.

They were bailed to January 4.

A 23-year-old man from South Croydon was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – cocaine and possession of a controlled drug of class B – cannabis. He was bailed to January 3.

A 22-year-old man from Horsham was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug of Class A – other. He was bailed to January 3.

A 25-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug of Class A – other and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A – cocaine. Bailed to 4 January.

A 25-year-old man from Sutton was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin. He was bailed to January 3.

Proactive and robust action is being taken to disrupt the supply of drugs in Crawley and these are the latest in the on-going operation to target suspected drug dealers’ homes and vehicles.

Crawley policing commander, Chief Inspector Rosie Ross, said:

“We are committed to targeting people supplying class A drugs in this area, making sure they are held to account for their actions, and reducing the significant community harm which is caused.

“We have listened to the concerns of the community around issues with drugs and violence in Crawley and have put a number of resources in place as a deterrent. We have been conducting house warrants on a regular basis where a number of arrests have been made and large quantities of drugs seized.

“We will continue our partnership work with Crawley Borough Council, community wardens, community safety teams and our local MP to disrupt them.”

Anyone with information or suspicions about drug supply or dealing can report by email to 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Oxide.

You can also report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If a crime is happening, please dial 999.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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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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