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Teenage girl and man arrested in Pound Hill, Crawley for drug offences after vehicle stop

Officers have arrested two people for drug offences following a stop and search in Crawley.



Police spotted a vehicle of interest driving along Worth Park Avenue, Crawley, around 9.30pm on Wednesday (February 6).

The car was stopped, a search conducted and a quantity of class A and B drugs, cash and a knife were discovered. All items were seized by officers.

A 17-year-old girl of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and the concealment, disguise, convert, transfer or removal of criminal property.

A 21-year-old man from Lambeth, London was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug (cannabis), possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, possession with intent to supply a class A drug, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

The pair have been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.


‘Please come forward with information no matter how small’ Police appeal as E-Fit of attempted rape suspect released



Police have released an E-fit image of a man sought in connection with the attempted rape of a 17-year-old girl in Crawley.

Between 7pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday (March 9), the teenager was walking her dog along the pathway from Overdene Drive towards the tunnel that runs underneath the A23 and follows on to Quantock Close.

She turned around before the end of the tunnel and walked back along the path to Overdene Drive. As she did so, she crossed paths with a man who grabbed her and attempted to rape her.

The victim was able to break free and shout for help, causing the man to flee the scene in the direction of the tunnel. The victim is being supported by specialist officers. 

The man was described as white, in his late teens to late 30s, 5’ 9” to 5’ 10”, with dark eyes, short dark coloured hair and short dark stubble. He spoke with an eastern European accent and was wearing dark clothing.

Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Allana Hughes said:

“We are appealing for anyone who recognises this man, or anyone who witnessed the sexual assault or any suspicious behaviour at this location around the time of the incident, to make contact with us.

“We would particularly like to hear from people who were in Quantock Close, The Dingle or surrounding roads around this time or anyone who may have dashcam, ring doorbell or CCTV footage which might have captured the suspect fleeing the scene.

“We have increased our patrols in the area and have been conducting house-to-house enquiries alongside investigating any potential lines of enquiry.

“Please come forward to us with any information which you think could help our investigation, no matter how small.”

Information can be passed to Sussex Police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Stockbridge.

Alternatively, people can get in touch anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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