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Iron Horse redevelopment in Merstham takes a step forward

The regeneration of Merstham has taken a step forward.

Work on the Iron Horse site is due to begin next month.

The project is a collaboration between Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Surrey County Council and Raven Housing Trust.

Principal Contractor W. Stirland will construct a three-storey building on the former Iron Horse public house site.

It will consist of four retail units and ten flats; and is scheduled for completion by Spring 2016.

Meanwhile work to regenerate community facilities on the Triangle Site is due to get underway later this month.

Woman raped in Crawley

A teenager has been raped in Crawley.

The 18 year-old was attacked on a cyclepath off Haslett Avenue East in Three Bridges.

The victim was found just before 11.30 Saturday evening.

Police believe the assault happened around 11 o’clock and are asking anyone who was in the vicinity at the time who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to dial the non-emergency number 101.

Massage Oils linked to fire in Crawley

Massage oils have been linked to a fire in Crawley.

Fire crews from Horsham and Crawley were called to a small fire in a launderette on Tilgate Parade Saturday evening.

It is believed towels covered in massage oils may have self-combusted.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service warns that although the circumstances are unusual it is not impossible.

It advises people to make sure materials which have absorbed oil are washed at a high temperature and the correct detergent is used.

Power Tools Stolen in Reigate

Appeals are ongoing for information relating to a burglary in Reigate.

Power tools were taken during the incident at a property on Lesbourne Road last month.

Detectives are keen to hear from a man featured in CCTV footage.

You can view the picture on the Surrey Police website.

Football: Reds Relegated; Merstham Promoted

After three years in the third tier of football, Crawley Town have been relegated to League Two.

They lost at home to Coventry CIty by 2 goals to 1.  The Reds had taken the lead in the 47th minute through a header by Pogba.

However two goals in the last 15 minutes by the visitors put an end to their hopes of taking three points from the must-win game.

In contrast there was good news for Merstham FC who beat Folkstone Invicta away by three goals to nil to win the Ryman League Division One South Play-off final and promotion to the Ryman Premier League.