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Redhill teenager arrested for fighting

A teenager from Redhill has been arrested in connection with a fight which broke out in a children’s play area.

The incident occurred last Thursday around five o’clock in the evening in Goldsworth Park.

Reports suggest three men had been drinking and then started fighting among themselves.  One man fell to the ground after being punched in the face.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses but are urging more to come forward.

The 18 year-old has been released on bail pending further investigation.

Knife-point robbery in Crawley

A man has been attacked in Crawley.

The incident occurred Sunday evening shortly after 8 o’clock in Springfield Road.

The 41 year-old victim was approached by two men.  One pushed him before threatening him with a knife.

The victim was unhurt however his personal property was stolen.

Both suspects are described as black men, aged 25-35, of slim build and 6′ tall.

Police are asking anyone with information to dial 101.

Horley in Bloom

This year’s Horley in Bloom results have been released.

There were several categories ranging from Residential Front Garden and Flat to Hanging Basket and Public House.

Horley and District Constitutional Club came first in the Commercial category.

Manorfield topped the Schools category and Christine Fox was crowned Best Newcomer.

Mike George, Horley in Bloom Chairman, said the ‘judges were extremely impressed with the high quality of the entries’.

A presentation evening will be held in September at Regent House, Horley.

There is still time, however, to enter the Horley in Bloom Photographic competition.

The closing date for entries has been extended to August 21st.

Fire crews stage anti-drink drive campaign in Crawley

This evening (Thursday 23rd July) Firefighters in Crawley are hosting an anti-drink drive event.

They aim to raise awareness of the potentially devastating consequences of driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

As well as providing information to members of the public to help them stay safe on the roads, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will also be staging a crashed car demonstration, highlighting the scene that emergency personnel often face.

Between January 2012 and December 2014 there were 32 recorded road traffic accidents in Crawley in which someone was injured and where a driver had been drinking alcohol. Two of those were fatal.

As part of the anti-drink and drug-driving campaign Operation Dragonfly this summer a total of 59 people across Sussex have been convicted of offences.

The event is being held at Crawley Leisure Park on London Road between 8 and 11.30 this evening.

Car deliberately set alight in Oxted

Witnesses are being sought after a car was deliberately set alight in Oxted.

Fire crews were called to the junction of Holland Road and Greenhurst Lane shortly after 1 o’clock Thursday morning to deal with a red Fiat which was ablaze.

It is believed the fire had been started in the driver’s seat.

The blaze also damaged a grey Audi A5 and Audi TT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.