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Images released following incident on bus

Renewed appeals are being made to help identify a man following an incident on a bus last month.

A young teenage girl reported being touched on the leg around 7 o’clock the evening of 11th May whilst sitting on the number 53 Arriva bus travelling between Guildford and Horsham.

Police have released CCTV images of someone they would like to speak with in an attempt to establish the full circumstances.

If you have any information that could assist officers or if you know the identity of the man please call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45160039157. Or you can use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information’ section.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

New Chief Executive takes up position at West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council has a new Chief Executive.

Nathan Elvery took up the position yesterday having previously been in the top spot at the London Borough of Croydon.

The married father of three has said “I’ve got strong connections to West Sussex and an emotional relationship to the county. I was born and educated in Crawley and started my career at Crawley Borough Council.”

He continued “It’s a really exciting time to be joining the County Council. We’re definitely facing significant challenges but I am confident that we have a very bright future.”

Fatal Collision on M25

A man has died following a fatal single-vehicle collision on the M25 yesterday morning.  The collision happened at 5.20 am as a blue Hyundai left the road and hit a barrier between junction 10 at Wisley and junction 11 at Chertsey in the clockwise direction.  The driver,  a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His next of kin has been informed.  

There was congestion for several hours with only one lane remaining open while investigations took place.  

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of the vehicle beforehand should contact Surrey Police by reporting it online at or call 101 and quote the reference number P16143647.

Surrey and Sussex EU Referendum Results

Surrey bucked the national trend in the EU Referendum results, with 52.2% voting to remain and 47.8% voting to leave.  Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Surrey Heath all voted to leave the EU and the six other Surrey districts and boroughs voted to remain.  Tandridge saw a particularly high turnout of 80.3%.

Most areas of Sussex including Crawley voted to Leave the European Union.  Just Horsham, Mid Sussex and Lewes voted to Remain.  It was a narrow victory for Sussex overall with 50.23% voting to Leave and 49.77% wanting to remain.

Man Rescued From River in Horley

A man was rescued from the River Mole in Horley on Saturday afternoon.  Fire crews from Lingfield, Godstone and Crawley, and the water rescue unit from Walton attended the scene.  The National Police Air Service helicopter crew which is based at Redhill Aerodrome, also assisted locate the man who was rescued using throw lines.