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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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West Green man charged after serious assault in Crawley Asda

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A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in a Crawley supermarket.

Steven McNamara, 28, of West Green Drive has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a class A drug.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Friday (September 13).

The victim, a man in his 20s , remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information or witnessed the assault to come forward to us without delay.

You can report information online or call 101 quoting reference Operation Kingswell.

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