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Police look for witnesses following Horley assault

Police in Surrey are looking for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Horley Tuesday morning.

Police were called at around 10.45am after reports that a man had been assaulted by a group of four teenage boys in Waitrose car park on Victoria Road.

Four teenage boys from Horley were arrested and remain in custody.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Increase in children getting first choice of schools

92.4% of children in West Sussex offered their first preference.

Parents and guardians found out which school their children will be attending in September on Tuesday.

The council’s Admissions Team processed 8606 applications, a slight decrease on last year’s total of 8809.

99.0% of all applicants this year will be offered one of their three preferences, an increase on last year’s percentage of 98.3%.

Driver suffers broken leg in M25 crash

A driver has suffered a broken leg in a crash which closed the clockwise carriageway of the M25 in the early hours of Tuesday.

The crash involved a Golf, a Mercedes car and a Mercedes articulated lorry, and happened between junction five for the A21 and junction six at Godstone, at 03:10 BST, National Highways said.

National Highways said all three lanes reopened about 07:30.

The M26 westbound was closed between junction two for the A20 and the junction with the M25 following the incident, but reopened at 08:30.

Traffic data firm Inrix said earlier there had also been three miles of queing traffic on the M20 as traffic diverted from the M26.

M25 traffic had been diverted via the A21, A22 and A25, with earlier delays of about an hour approaching the scene on the clockwise carriageway, going back to junction two for Dartford.

At the time of the incident lanes one to three were closed for roadworks, with the crash happening in the single lane, lane four, which was still open, National Highways said.

Family of migrant who died in Redhill want answers

The family of a detained Albanian migrant say they want answers about how he died.

Alfred Dosku died in hospital in Redhill, Surrey, on 17 November 2023 after he was found by immigration centre staff, who attempted to resuscitate him.

A jury inquest at Horsham Coroner’s Court, West Sussex, will be held into the death of the 37-year-old.

Mr Dosku’s cousin, Ledisa Hysa Dosku, said: “We only want to know what happened.”

During a pre-inquest review, senior coroner Penelope Schofield said the inquest would explore issues surrounding his death.

Ms Hysa Dosku said her cousin was “very bright”, adding the family didn’t understand how he ended up at the immigration centre.

“The last talk with his brother, he felt when he spoke with him, he was ready to come back. He was ready to be united with his family,” she said.

She added that Mr Dosku’s death was “completely not understandable”.

Legal representation for the government and Serco were also present at the hearing, which set a further pre-inquest review for June.

Practice Plus Group, a healthcare provider which assessed Mr Dosku on his arrival at the facility and had staff involved in the resuscitation attempts, will also be invited to be represented at the inquest.

The inquest is being planned to take place by December this year on a date to be decided.