More than a hundred knives were handed in during a week long amnesty in Surrey.
Knife banks were located in several Surrey police stations including Reigate, giving knife carriers the chance to surrender them without fear of questions or prosecution. A total of 108 weapons were handed in from Monday 11th to Monday 18th March as part of Operation Sceptre.
Police neighbourhood teams have also been engaging with the community and talking to children in schools about knife crime.
An aggravated burglary occurred at a property in Crawley in the early hours of Thursday morning.
A man came into the property in Gresham Walk around 12.45 am and attacked a 19 year old man with a bat. He was treated at hospital for head and arm injuries.
The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.
Crawley Town failed to stop Lincoln’s march towards the League 2 title on Saturday. The leaders enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win at the People’s Pension Stadium.
Merstham remain in fourth place in the Bostik Premier Division, winning 5-1 at home to Harlow Town.
In the Bostik South East Division, Three Bridges lost 3-1 at home to Hastings United. Horsham slip to third place following their goalless draw at home to Ashford United.
South Park gained a much needed 3 points winning 3-0 in their Bostik South Central match away to Egham Town.
In the Combined Counties Premier Division, Redhill lost 4-0 away to Hanworth Villa.
A call handler has been officially recognised after helping to reduce the number of nuisance calls to Sussex Police.
It is estimated Sarah-Louise Gliddon has helped to reduce the hoaxes and persistent callers by 10,000 per year.
Sarah-Louise, who has worked for Sussex Police for 15 years, identified certain callers who would phone about non-police matters. She soon discovered 279 people were responsible for over 20,000 nuisance calls in one year alone.
Each case was investigated. Some people were fined, whereas others, such as dementia sufferers, were given assistance through outside organisations.
Her work has now been recognised nationally as ground-breaking with the accolade of National Police Chief’s Council Local Policing Award for Contact Handler of the Year.
A man from Crawley has been given a suspended sentence.
28 year-old Adam O’Sullivan pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of making indecent images of a child in July last year.
The conviction came after an investigating police officer posed as a 14 year-old girl online.
O’Sullivan was sentenced to 22 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months.
He was also given a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.