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Teenager hiding in bush arrested in Crawley for drugs offence

A man has been arrested after he was spotted by officers hiding in a bush in Crawley.

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Officers attended Fitzaland Road, Horsham at 2.10am on Friday (June 7) for a welfare check on a man.

An area search was conducted and officers spotted a man in the bushes in Crawley who claimed he was waiting for a taxi to go home.

Vigilant officers then spotted a number of suspicious packages on the floor, which turned out to be around 100 wraps of heroin and cocaine.

An 18-year-old man from Sutton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug. He has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

The arrest falls under Operation Fortress, the force’s continuing response to ‘County Lines’ activity within Sussex, with a visible policing presence in three main areas where drug dealing is known to happen.

To report issues involving drugs please go online or call 101.

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Two men arrested after assault at Tilgate Parade

The assault resulted in a head injury.

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Police are investigating an assault at Tilgate Parade at 6.40pm on Sunday (June 23).

Officers were called by paramedics who were treating a man with head injuries.

He was treated in hospital but has since been released.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of ABH; a 40-year-old from Horsham and a 37-year-old from Pulborough.

Both have been released under investigation.

Police are continuing to investigate and anyone who has information or saw what happened is asked to contact police online quoting serial 1166 of 23/06.


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