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Three men sought after man dragged into woods and sexually assaulted in Langley Green, Crawley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Crawley.

The 37-year-old man walked from Maiden Lane along a footpath in Ewhurst Wood, near to Crawley Avenue, around 5pm on Friday (October 30).

During this time, the victim saw three men walk towards him. After a brief verbal exchange, the victim tried to leave but was pulled off the footpath and into a wooded area nearby.

The three men assaulted the victim, causing minor injuries to his face, neck and abdomen. The victim was then sexually assaulted and robbed of a quantity of cash before the three men left the scene.

One of the suspects is described as black, tall, of wide build and with hair plaited in a hexagonal design. He was wearing a surgical mask and a Canada Goose puffer jacket with brown fur around the hood.

The two other suspects are both described as Asian with one wearing a mask with a shark tooth design, and the other wearing an Adidas branded face mask.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1129 of 30/10.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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Police cordon set-up in Ifield, Crawley after man found deceased by ambulance service

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A police cordon has been put in place in Ifield following the discovery of a deceased male.

Police were called to the scene on at Ifield Green on Rusper Road, at 7:47am this morning, 2nd March, after a request by the ambulance service who were attending .

The deceased is believed to be a male in his later thirties to early forties.

Police said that at this time there does not appear to be any foul play and are currently treating it as a medical incident.

The large presence of emergency vehicles and personnel along with the cordon being put in place caused a large amount of speculation on social media.

Police say that enquiries are ongoing to determine the mans identity.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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