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Two people attacked with baseball bat in violent Bewbush burglary

The attackers were dressed in black with masks and gloves during the attack in which two people, including a 64-year-old woman, were injured.

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Police are appealing for information or witnesses after a violent burglary took place in Bewbush, Crawley.

A statement from Sussex Police said they were called at around 11.30pm on Monday (15 October) to Jewel Walk to a report two people had been attacked with a baseball bat.

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A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Three men forced their way into the property and demanded money before leaving empty handed.

“A 29-year-old man was taken to East Surrey Hospital with facial injuries and a cut to his head” and “a 64-year-old woman received bruising to her leg and face.”

One of the men was described as black, over 6′, wearing all black and a black leather mask over the mouth/nose and black leather gloves.

The second was black, shorter than the first man, slim, wearing black and same type of mask and white latex surgical gloves.

The third man was a white man, between the other heights of the other men and stockier than both. He was wearing a black woollen balaclava and white latex surgical gloves.

Police said: “Anyone with information or who witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact police online quoting serial 1355 of 15/10.”

“Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child

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Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
 
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
 
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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