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Woman identified in racial abuse incident in Tilgate Park Crawley

A woman dog walker who police wanted to talk to her about an alleged racial abuse incident directed at another dog walker in a Crawley park has come forward.

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Officers released an image of a woman who was walking her Chihuahua dog in a bid to identify her. Just after 4pm on Wednesday 19 June, the victim of the abuse, a local woman, was walking her own dog in Tilgate Park, when the Chihuahua came up to them.

It was reported that the Chihuahua owner then came up to her own dog, kicking it hard across the grass several times and causing it obvious distress.

When the other dog owner remonstrated with her for this cruelty, the woman racially abused her

Sergeant Matt Chapman said:

“A woman has come forward and made contact with us and we will be speaking to her about the alleged incident in due course.”

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Crawley Council Leader agrees to meet with opposition party to resolve towns leadership situation

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council, Peter Lamb, has agreed to meet with the towns opposition party, the Conservatives after an invite was extended in response the Mr Lambs call for a motion of no confidence.

In what has been a very tense time across the town politically for the past week, with two Councillors leaving the Labour party resulting in the party have a minority council, another step forward has been made for the council to come to an agreement of how it will continue for the rest of the year.

In a letter replying to Conservative Leader Duncan Crow, Peter Lamb says:

“We belong to different parties of very different beliefs, beliefs which in any ordinary circumstances would make joint-working impossible… However, current circumstances are far from ordinary…Recent events mean that no such majority exists.

We owe it to the town to resolve the current impasse. Consequently the Labour Group has asked that I take up your offer of talks to see what, if any, agreement can be reached.”

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