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Wednesday 1st May 2024



Dear Resident,


Please note that our news letter will now be sent out monthly. All urgent appeals, events , will be sent out as and when required,


Well its been a busy few weeks supporting a number of campaigns , officers have been involved in addressing anti social behavior issues raised  by local residents, which included the seizure of a nuisance motorbike, 


Continued patrols taking place in and around Crawley Town Centre, engaging with local businesses and residents, addressing concerns raised, working alongside partners to identify suspects and put in place action plans.


Pub Watch

Attending one of many partnership meetings such as pub-watch which is where partners from Crawley's licenses unify as an independent group to pre-empt crime and anti-social behavior in licensed premises. The schemes are community based they work by collaboration, information sharing, preventing crime, Alcohol awareness promoting safety campaigns such as Spiking and responsible drinking. Looking at Local impacts to address specific challenges faced by the community it serves, these schemes contribute to reducing alcohol related crime and enhancing overall safety in licensed premises.


Shop Lifting

Officers from Crawley NPT have been working closely with the staff at Co-op, Dorsten Square, Crawley to tackle the high number of shoplifting incidents. Joint efforts have resulted in taking seven prolific shoplifters to court, and six to appear in court 


We have two events coming up,


Local Neighbourhood Policing team will be holding a community event at:

📍 Forge Wood Pavilion, off Tulip Close, Crawley 

🗓️ Friday 3rd of May 2024

🕝 14:30 – 15:30

Come along and have your say on any concerns you have


Officers from the local Neighbourhood policing team will be holding an engagement event at:

📍 Queens Square, #CrawleyTownCentre

🗓️ Friday 3rd May

🕐 3pm-5pm

Come along for crime prevention advice/ information,


National Stalking Awareness week took place between 22nd-28th April 2024,

Stalking can take many forms. It could be in-person – following someone in the street, turning up at their home, leaving them unwanted gifts; or it could be online – obsessive behaviour on social media or repeated calls, texts and emails. Stalking can take many forms. It could be in-person – following someone in the street, turning up at their home, leaving them unwanted gifts; or it could be online – obsessive behaviour on social media or repeated calls, texts and emails.Stalking can take many forms. It could be in-person – following someone in the street, turning up at their home, leaving them unwanted gifts; or it could be online – obsessive behaviour on social media or repeated calls, texts and emails.

If you or someone you know is being subjected to fixated, unwanted attention, please report it to us online or via 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

For more information on stalking and harassment, and how to contact our partners for support, visit here 




Police investigating serious collision in Three Bridges

Police are investigating a head-on collision in Three Bridges which left three people in need of hospital treatment.

The incident involving a black Nissan Leaf travelling eastbound, and a white Kia Rio travelling westbound, occurred on the eastbound side of the A2011 Crawley Avenue about 11.59pm on Friday 19 April.

The Nissan driver (a 48-year-old woman from Horsted Keynes), the Kia driver (a 21-year-old woman from Horley) and the Kia front seat passenger (a 22-year-old woman from Crawley), were all taken to hospital and are in a stable condition.

Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or captured anything on dash cam, to come forward.

They are particularly keen to hear from anyone with footage or information about the Kia being driven in the area shortly before the crash.

Please email collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk quoting Operation Drest.


Local News

Two men jailed in Crawley murder investigation

Two men have been jailed for a total of 50 years after being convicted of murdering Harrison Tomkins in Crawley. 

The 25-year-old, suffered multiple stab wounds during the assault at a block of flats in Arthur Road at around 5.30am on Sunday 13 August last year.

Police and paramedics were on the scene within minutes and performed emergency first aid but despite their best efforts, Harrison, a lifeguard from Crawley, tragically died.

At Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday (23 April), Kaydon Prior, 23, of Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley, was sentenced to 28 years in custody and Jason Curtis, 22, of Lairdale Road, Lambeth, London, was jailed for 22 years after both being found guilty in February of Harrison’s murder following a four-week trial.

The pair were also found guilty of being in possession of an offensive weapon and Prior was additionally found guilty of common assault. Read more here for full story here


Man admits to shoplifting spree in Crawley

A man has pleaded guilty to 23 offences following crime spree in Crawley.

Officers from the Tactical Enforcement Unit attended an address in Meridian Close, Crawley on 13 April to arrest Adrian Walker, who was wanted for a number of shopliftings.

The incidents took place between 30 August 2023 and 9 April in Crawley. A total of 19 of the thefts were from Co-op, Dorsten Square, Bewbush.

The total value of items he stole is £1463.23.

Walker, 50, of Meridian Close, Crawley, admitted to 22 counts of shoplifting and one count of theft from a property when he appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 15 April. He has been released on unconditional bail.

He was also handed an interim Criminal Behavior Order (CBO), prohibiting him from entering any Co-op or Morrisons Daily in Sussex, or any retail store in Dorsten, Square. Walker also has to leave a premises in Sussex if the owner requests him to leave. 

Sergeant Andy Bryant, of the Tactical Enforcement Unit, said: “Several teams have worked extremely hard to build this case. There were a lot of moving parts and I am glad that Walker has been convicted for the distress he has caused shop-workers across the town.

“I hope justice will be served to Walker. That way, it will show others who are thinking of shoplifting, that we will hold you accountable.”  

He is due to be sentenced on 22 April. 


For non-emergency incidents or crime prevention advice, click www.sussex.police.uk,  (If you report a crime online, we will assess it in the same way as a 101 call). 


Call 101 when you don’t require an urgent response. In an emergency when life is threatened or there is immediate danger always call 999.

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