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Surrey Police Safety Advice For Trick or Treaters

Surrey Police has urged residents to follow safety advice before trick or treating during the pandemic. 

They ask trick or treaters to avoid cold-calling houses and check with the occupants first.  Houses should be avoided where people are shielding.  Hand sanitiser should be carried and communal buckets of sweets should be avoided. 

To ensure responsible trading, Surrey Police is working with Surrey Fire and Rescue and Trading Standards during Halloween and Bonfire Night to target anti-social behaviour.  They are working with local businesses, asking shops not to sell large quantities of flour and eggs to those they suspect will use them to damage property.

London to Brighton Car Rally Cancelled

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The event takes place every year on the first Sunday of November where Susy radio broadcasts live from Crawley. 

Organisers had been working with local authorities to plan a safe run for participants, staff and spectators. 

The rising number in Coronavirus cases no longer made this possible.

The car rally should return on 7th November 2021.

Lingfield man guilty of Murder

Guilty-Darren McClean| Image Surrey Police

A 41-year-old man from Lingfield has been convicted of murder.

Darren John Robert McClean, was found guilty of the  murder, of 88-year-old Dennis Kellond from Godstone.

McClean  appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday, where a jury gave him a guilty verdict. He also pleaded guilty to burglary.

He will be sentenced today at Guildford Crown Court.

Football: Crawley lose to Exeter

Crawley Town lost in their match against Exeter at St James Park on Tuesday.

Crawley were on top by the end of the first half with Watters scoring in the 40th minute.

Crawley almost made it 2-0 in the second half  but was blocked by Sweeney.

Exeter equalised after 78 minutes and scored again in the last 5 minutes. The final Score was Exeter 2 Crawley 1.

FA Trophy: Draw For Third Qualifying Round

The FA Trophy third qualifying round was drawn yesterday.

Horsham will host Step 4 side, Welwyn Garden City.  Merstham have also drawn a home tie and will meet Carshalton Athletic.  Three Bridges travel to Needham Market in the next round, and Whyteleafe are away to Chesham United.

All matches take place on Saturday 31st October for a place in the First Round Proper.