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Witness appeal after taxi driver punched in face in Bewbush, Crawley

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Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Crawley.

Officers were called around 9.15pm on Monday, 27 April, after a taxi driver was assaulted and suffered facial injuries.

The taxi driver picked up two women and a man in Basildon Way, Bewbush, just after 9pm and began to drive towards Crawley town centre. Along the way, the driver was punched in the face and the vehicle was stopped in the Byrd Road area where the three passengers exited the vehicle.

Both of the women were described as being between 18 and 22-years old, white, around 5’ 6”, of slim build and with blonde hair. One of the women was wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt and black trousers.

The man was described as mixed race, aged between 18 and 21, 5’ 5”, of average build and with black short hair.

If anyone witnessed the assault, saw people matching this description or has information to assist the police investigation please report online or call 101 quoting 1379 27/04.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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