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Southern Water ‘working to repair’ burst water main in Crawley

Part of the A264 is to be closed while repairs take place.

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A spokesperson for Southern Water has today said they are ‘working to repair’ a 16 inch water main after it burst last night in Broadfield.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to attend the flooded roads where witnesses say cars had to be pulled out of the water.

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A spokesperson for Southern Water said:

“We are working to repair a 16 inch water main in the RH119 area of Crawley, which burst last night (Tuesday 4 September). The burst was quickly isolated and our crews worked late into the night to rezone supplies, with all customers back on by around 11:30pm.

“Repairs will continue today but, due to the location of the main, we will need to close one lane of the A264 towards Horsham in order to allow our crews to work as quickly and safely as possible.

“We’d like to thank all affected customers and road users for their understanding and patience while we carry out this vital repair work and apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

The water main is taking longer to repair due to its location on a main road and the fact that trees have to be removed in order to access the pipe and make the repair.

 

Southern Water advised customers with homes internally affected by the floods to contact their insurer immediately.

A customer service team from Southern Water is on site today to assist with any customer concerns.

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Police increase presence across Crawley after four women grabbed or harassed by men

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Police are stepping up patrols in areas of Crawley after reports of women being approached by men in the town.

Officers are investigating a number of reports from the past week, but do not believe that all of the incidents are linked.

The first report involved a woman jogging in Grattons Park around 10am on Thursday (May 21). She was heading along a pathway towards Peterhouse Parade when a man appeared from the bushes and made an attempt to grab her around the waist.

The victim managed to evade the suspect, described as white, around 50 years old, with grey hair and a flushed face.

Around 7pm on Monday (May 25), a second woman was jogging on Three Bridges Road, Crawley, when she was approached by a man who put both arms around her waist. The woman was able to break free and run to safety.

This suspect is described as black, around 5′ 8″ and wearing a winter coat and black rucksack.

Two further reports were made to police on Tuesday (May 27) of women being approached by a man in the Northgate area of the town.

The first happened on The Parade around 6pm and the other at Woodfield Road Playing Field around 6.30pm.

In both cases, the women reported being harassed by a man who was asking a lot of unusual questions and standing too close. No physical contact was made.

The man was described as Asian, in his 30s, around 6′ tall, of slim build and with a black beard. He was reported to be wearing a hat – possibly a sports cap – and casual clothing, including colourful, modern trainers.

Chief Inspector Shane Baker, district commander for Crawley, said:

“We understand these incidents are very worrying for those involved, and for those who live in the area.

“At this time, we are treating these as isolated incidents. We are investigating each case and following all reasonable lines of enquiry to find those responsible.

“Our officers are conducting high-visibility patrols in the town and we continue to encourage people to report any suspicious behaviour to us so we can act accordingly.”

Anyone with information about any of these incidents are asked to report to police online or by calling 101.

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