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Three teens among four more arrested in connection with Maidenbower murder

Four more people have been arrested by police investigating the murder of a 24-year-old man in Crawley on Thursday evening (November 15).

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Three were 17-year-old boys who were in a car that was stopped near Three Bridges railway station shortly after 11.30am on Friday. They were all arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Additionally, a 24-year-old man from Horley was arrested at 10.49am on Friday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Richardson said:

“We have now arrested seven people in connection with this investigation and we believe that they and the victim are all known to each other.

“However, we are still seeking one more person who we would like to talk to about the events in Watson Close, Maidenbower on Thursday evening. Anyone who witnessed the incident, the events leading up to it or who has any information to assist our enquiry who has not yet talked to police is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Horseman.”

All seven people arrested remained in custody at 1pm on Friday (November 16).

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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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