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Off-duty officer threatened during pursuit in Horsham

An off-duty officer was threatened after he pursued a suspect involved in a theft.

The officer was in ‘GAME’ in West Street, Horsham Thursday afternoon when three men entered the store.  The men left shortly before four o’clock having stolen around £1500 worth of video games.

Nobody was injured in the incident however the officer was threatened with what is believed to be a screwdriver when he gave chase.

A 24 year-old man was arrested by uniformed officers shortly afterwards on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Two other men are thought to have gotten into a Ford Fiesta before driving off.

Crawley PC dismissed for sharing pornographic images

A police officer based in Crawley has been dismissed from Sussex Police after admitting to sharing pornographic images among colleagues.

PC Mark Scruby also likened a female supervisor to the women in the images.

38 year-old Scruby had successfully appealed against an earlier dismissal on the same allegations last year however the Police Appeals Tribunal permitted another hearing.

The officer, who had served the force for 14 years, faced five allegations of sharing these images, all allegations took place whilst Scruby was on-duty.

He was dismissed without notice.

Copthorne man imprisoned for sexual assault

A man from Copthorne has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment after being found guilty of sexual assault.

23 year-old Jordan Torbutt will also be a registered sex offender for life and he was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to vulnerable people.

Torbutt was convicted of raping two vulnerable women in a graveyard in Horsham between 2013 and 2016.

Crawley’s economy is one the best in the UK says a report

Crawley has the highest employment rate and the third highest wages in the UK according to findings.

The Centre of Cities report also says there’s been a 29% increase in business start-ups in the area, along with it being the 8th most productive place in the UK, with the highest proportion of private sector jobs in the country.

It’s been put down the the town’s excellent transport links and infrastructure, and places like Manor Royal and Gatwick.

Crawley Coach confident ahead of Saturday’s match

Crawley’s Head Coach Dermot Drummy has praised the Reds for their past “three pleasing performances” ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Morecombe.

Speaking at a press conference earlier he said Tuesday’s win over Colchester United after being one down, “showed a lot of character” and gives them “confidence going forward.”

He also confirmed they’ll be without Matt Harrold and most likely Joe McNerney on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 3pm