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Sussex police confirm they are investigating video of alleged bullying incident at Crawley school

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BREAKING NEWS: Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy.

UPDATE 17:30 – POLICE HAVE NOW CONFIRMED THEY HAVE DROPPED THIS INVESTIGATION AND HAVE HANDED IT OVER TO THE SCHOOL.

A video that allegedly shows a Crawley school boy being bullied by other pupils is being investigated by Sussex Police the force has confirmed.

The video emerged on social media yesterday (19th Nov) and was shared across multiple social media platforms.

The video appears to show a school boy being tied to a pole before a pupil then approaches him and appears to try to push leaves into his face.

The majority of social media groups have now taken action to either have it removed or to not share it at all.

The incident which is purported to involve students from Oriel High School in Crawley caused outrage from many people across the town and the school confirmed they were aware of its existence but have not yet offered a statement.

Sussex Police confirmed that they were now liasing with the school and investigating the incident.

In a statement Sussex Police said:

“Police are investigating and liaising with Oriel High School at Maidenbower in Crawley following the emergence of a video on social media that shows the alleged bullying of a boy by other students, reportedly from the school.

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41-year-old man arrested in Crawley after reports of threats made with knife

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Police responded to a report of a man with a knife making threats inside a property at Wren Court, Tilgate Way, Crawley at 10.45am on Thursday (15 July).

Officers attended and safely detained the suspect, a 41-year-old man. No injuries have been reported. 

Chief Inspector Shane Baker; District Commander for Crawley said:

“We are thankful to the public for their patience and understanding while this incident was ongoing.

“During this incident, a distraction device was used, which may have caused some alarm and disruption to residents.

“We would like to assure the public that nobody was harmed and there is not believed to be any ongoing threat to the local community at this time.”

Anyone with information can report it online or call 101, quoting 482 of 15/07.

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