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Witnesses sought as masked men seen running after aggravated burglary and arson in Langley Green, Crawley



Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary and arson in Crawley.

Officers were called to Lime Close after four or five masked men were seen running from a property around 3.45pm on Tuesday (May 25).

Nobody was hurt during the burglary. A laptop and quantity of cash were taken from inside the address. The men were wearing hooded tops, face masks and gloves.

Around 11pm on Thursday (May 27), police received a report of a car on fire in Lime Close. It was reported the fire had been started deliberately by a man wearing a light-coloured hooded top and a face mask.

Officers are investigating both incidents and are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who saw any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity around the relevant times.

Information can be passed to police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Spectacle. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Watch amazing time lapse as new Town Hall comes to life in Crawley



A time lapse video of the new Town Hall has been released by Crawley Borough Council, condensing 10 months of construction into just 100 seconds.

The video, which can be viewed here, shows the empty site transformed into a striking nine-storey building. Crawley Borough Council will occupy the bottom 3.5 floors and rent out commercial space on the upper floors.

The name of the commercial space will be The Create Building. The available floor space is between 14,000 sq ft and 77,000 sq ft and Crawley-based SHW are marketing this on behalf of the council. For more information visit

The landmark building, which is expected to be ready for occupation in February 2022, is part of a wider regeneration scheme at the eastern end of The Boulevard in Crawley town centre.

The scheme also includes 273 flats (of which 109 will be affordable), a new public square, public realm improvements, ground floor commercial space for a restaurant/café and district energy centre. It is a joint development between Crawley Borough Council and Westrock.

The entire redevelopment is transforming a major town centre opportunity site. The new Town Hall will:

  • Secure the council’s finances through the ability to generate new revenue from commercial office tenants whilst achieving significant savings on the council’s current running costs
  • Provide a better, fit-for-purpose building for customers, staff and councillors
  • Contribute to achieving the council’s wider ambitions around affordable housing, post-Covid economic recovery, and tackling climate change.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, said: “We are facing enormous challenges as a town: financial, as we are forced to keep doing more with less; social, as we struggle with a housing crisis decades in the making; and environmental, as we need to move quickly to zero-carbon to avoid climate catastrophe. The redevelopment of the Town Hall site is a vital part of Crawley’s efforts to meet all three challenges.” For more information visit

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