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‘We thought it was an explosion’ – Dramatic video shows car engulfed in flames following accident in Crawley



Photo: Vikkie Ede

Video has captured the dramatic moment a car was engulfed in flames following an accident on the Balcome Road in Crawley last night in Maidenbower.

The video was caught by Vikkie Ede who helps run the Maidenbower Facebook group with John Bower.

Credit: Vikki Ede

Sussex Police along with the fire service were in quick attendance after the two car incident.

Loud bangs were heard as the flames ripped through the car causing some people to think there had been an explosion.

One resident Carol said:

“I heard what sounded like a loud bang. We thought it was an explosion and rushed outside. There were flames everywhere.”

The incident happened around 5pm yesterday (14th Dec).

The fire crew were able to extinguish the fire and an update from Sussex Police is expected shortly.


Jordan Bellamy from Crawley sought for recall to prison



Police in West Sussex are searching for 28-year-old Jordan Bellamy from Crawley, as the Probation Service require his arrest and recall to prison for breaching his release licence conditions.

Bellamy, who is white, 5’10″, of stocky build with brown hair and brown eyeswas released from prison on licence earlier in September part way through a 30-month sentence for coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Enquiries are being made in the Crawley and Brighton areas and anyone who sees Bellamy or knows of his whereabouts is asked not to approach him but to contact Sussex Police via 999 or 101, quoting serial 49 of 04/09.

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

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