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Housing Fraud

A Crawley resident has been prosecuted for trying to fraudulently obtain a council home

Gemma Henley, 24 of Sandpiper Close made a false application to join Crawley council’s housing register in Winter 2013

She pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates Court on 16 July to two counts of making a false statement

She has been ordered to pay £200 in costs and has been removed from the housing register

Man revealed himself to a young teenager

A man exposed himself to a Crawley schoolgirl at the Dorsten Square bus stop just over a week ago.

A woman who saw what happened took the girl away and a 62 year old man was later arrested.

The incident happened at about 6:30 on Friday the 11th July.

After being questioned the man was released on bail until the 28 of August.

6th fire at a sports club

Last night there was yet another fire at a sports club.

This is the 6th suspicious fire in the Horley and Reigate area in the last month, 4 of which were at sports clubs.

Offices and firefighters were investigating the blaze at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley this morning.

Police are not ruling out that last night’s fire is linked with the other fires but are keen to hear from people who think they might have seen something.

The independent charity Crimestoppers is also offering a reward of £2,000 for any information passed onto them which leads to the arrest and charge of an offender.

As of now a 43-year-old man from Epsom was arrested on July 5 in connection with the fires, and has been released on bail until August the 21st.

Chance to meet a Meercat

Have you ever had the pleasure of meeting a Meercat?

If not this summer might be your chance for a Meercat meet and greet.

Tilgate Nature Centre is holding lots of activities on special dates in August – see the website for more details