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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.

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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.

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Appalling dog attack in Tilgate Park, Crawley

Dog left with ear half ripped off.

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At around 12pm on Tuesday 16th of April an off-the -eash dog, reportedly a Dalmatian, was seen attacking another dog in Tilgate Park.

The owner of Ollie, the dog being attacked, had to intervene and physically drag the Dalmatian off.

According to the owner the lady in charge of the Dalmatian allegedly did nothing but shout its name.

She then apparently said:

‘I’m a professional dog walker, I know what I’m doing’ before walking off with the aggressive dog still off the leash.

Ollie was left with gushing blood from his ear which was half ripped off and his shaken owner rushed him to the vet for emergency treatment.

Ollie is now recovering from the attack.

The police were notified but as there was no information on who the lady was, no further action could be taken.

A Facebook appeal for information was started by Tilgate Councillor Francis Guidera the following morning and someone has already come forward with information which may be very helpful and will be passed on to the police.

Ollie’s owners, as if the distress of this experience wasn’t enough, were left with a £1000 bill leaving them with a sizeable excess to pay for the treatment which is ongoing due to the severity of poor Ollie’s injury.

Cllr Guidera said:

“I am absolutely disgusted by this. We have a dog and I can only imagine how distressing this must have been for Ollie and for his owners. Dogs are treated as part of the family and responsible dog walkers are very welcome in Tilgate Park. Irresponsible dog walkers, however, are absolutely not. If someone cannot control a dog, why on earth would they let it off the leash in what is likely the most popular public park in Sussex?”

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