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Investigation underway into Indecent Assaults in Redhill

Investigations are underway following two suspicious incidents in Redhill.

On both occasions young girls were indecently touched.

The first occurred outside Tesco in Holmethorpe shortly after 6.30 the afternoon of July 29th.

The second happened the following day shortly after 2 o’clock in the afternoon off London Road near Sainbury’s.

In each case a man is said to have approached the girls and indecently touched them before running away.

Man from Broadfield behind bars for sexual assault

A man from Broadfield has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

Ronald Mothokodise was convicted of raping a 16 year-old girl whom he had met only days before and, whilst out on bail for the offence, targeted a 17 year-old girl outside a hotel in Crawley High Street.  He followed her back to her room and subjected her to a vicious sexual assault.

22 year-old Mothokodise has been issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order to last until further notice.  He is also a registered sex offender for life.

Crawley are showing off their Life Saving Skills

Members of Crawley Town Life Saving Club are making their countries proud as they compete in Wales.

The 2015 European Life Saving Championships are underway and Crawley member Zara Williams, current World Club Champion, has become European Open Champion breaking the official World 50m Carry record.

Zara has also claimed Bronze in the Women’s 200m under eight obstacles swim breaking the British speed record which has stood since 1999.  A silver was also awarded to Zara in the 100m Medley Rescue.

Another member of Crawley representing Great Britain is Devon Amos who also broke a British record in the 100m Manikin Carry with fins.

Andrew Kane, Crawley and Great Britain representative, achieved silver in the 12.5m speed line-throw.

Meanwhile David Butler, representing Crawley and Ireland, added a European Title to his existing World title.

Surrey set to lose out on a new road fund

Surrey Cabinet Member for Highways is challenging the Government over a new road fund.

John Furey has written to Andrew Jones MP, the Government’s Road Minister, after realising a new scheme funded by Vehicle Excise Duty will only apply to roads maintained by Highways England.

This covers 100 miles-worth of roads in Surrey with the remaining 3,300 miles being overseen by Surrey County Council.

Mr Furey claims Surrey’s drivers contribute £100 million in Vehicle Excise Duty every year however this fund would only see one-quarter of that figure invested in the county’s roads.

Tributes paid to Paul Keenor

Tributes have been paid to a man who died in a collision in East Grinstead.

23 year-old Paul Keenor was in his car when it hit a wall near his home in Ashurst Wood on Saturday.

Despite having type 1 diabetes Paul was a keen rugby player and swimmer.  He was a builder who established his own business and had qualified to drive the appliance for the fire service at Forest Row.

He was responding to an alert the night he died.