Police across Surrey and Sussex have made 34 arrests as hundreds of Hells Angels bikers gathered to commemorate the club’s 50th anniversary in the UK. The arrests were made for possession of offensive weapons and drug offences.
Last Wednesday, Surrey and Sussex Police introduced an order under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, allowing stop and search within a designated area of Surrey and Sussex. The order was extended until Saturday morning.
Twelve people from six different European countries have been charged, and seven have been given suspended prison sentences. Five more were due to appear in court later. Three other people remain in custody and the others were either cautioned or released without charge.
East Surrey MP, Sam Gyimah has become the thirteenth candidate to join the race for the Conservative Party leadership.
The former universities minister is the first contender trying to succeed Theresa May by backing a referendum on any Brexit deal. The Tory MP said he supported another vote between the Prime Minister’s deal, a no-deal exit, and remaining in the EU. Speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge programme, Mr Gyimah said that offering a final say on the Brexit deal would bring the country together.
Crawley Town Football Club have signed two new strikers. Norwich City striker, Mason Bloomfield joins the club on loan for the duration of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Reds have also signed striker Ashley Nadesan on a three year contract to start on 1st July. Ashley made his name locally with his goal scoring exploits for Horley Town in the Combined Counties League. He now returns to the area after two good seasons at Fleetwood and Carlisle.
Photo courtesy of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
A new bird box trail has been launched at Memorial Park in Redhill.
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council are inviting children to spot the birds nesting in 22 colourfully decorated bird boxes installed around the park. The trail is both wheelchair and pushchair friendly and was installed earlier in spring by the Council’s Greenspaces team. The boxes were created by the Men in Sheds Group at Furnistore in Redhill, and decorated by local artists and Council staff. Trail leaflets can be collected from the Park’s Pavilion Café.
The new installations follow the success of the Earlswood Lakes bird box trail last year.
A lorry hit the railway bridge at the entrance to the Holmethorpe Industrial Estate on the Redhill and Merstham border on Friday.
The lorry struck the bridge as it travelled from Frenches Road into Trowers Way. The road was closed over the weekend. It is uncertain when it will re-open. Access to the Holmethorpe Industrial Estate is past the Limetree School via New Battlebridge Lane and Ormside Way or via Watercolour.
Metrobus have had to divert their 430 and 435 services via Battlebridge Lane in both directions and are unable to serve the bottom of Nutfield Road, Canalside or Trowers Way.