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Man jailed after exposing to teenagers

A man has been jailed after exposing himself to teenage girls in East Grinstead.

34-year-old, Monuzar Hussain Hamza, followed the four girls before exposing himself, along Moat Road around 3pm on 14 February.

He was arrested within 48 hours and charged with exposure.

Hamza  was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment and ordered to pay £442. He was also put on the sex offenders register for a period of seven years.

Gatwick Airport wins Health and Safety Award

Gatwick Airport has won an internationally recognised health and safety award.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident’s (ROPSA) President’s Award is given to organisations that have kept  high standards of health and safety over ten or more consecutive years.

Julie Medina, Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Gatwick Airport, said: “We are extremely proud to receive this award which recognises the hard work and dedication that all our teams have put into to ensuring everyone at Gatwick is kept as safe as possible.

“The health and safety of our staff, passengers and contractors is our highest priority and we will continue to ensure that it is embedded into everything we do.”

 

Banned knives found for sale to UK customers online

West Sussex Trading Standards, with Sussex Police, has found UK sellers advertising banned knives for online sale to UK customers.

16 banned knives, including swords, a blowpipe and flick knives were found on global online marketplaces.

11 of the sellers were based in the UK while four were based in China.

The online marketplace concerned were contacted by Trading Standards and the knives were confirmed as being removed from sale to any UK customers.

Reigate MP stands by apology despite appearing to make similar comments again

Crispin Blunt has described the child sex abuse conviction of Imran Ahmad Khan as a “serious miscarriage of justice”, despite previously withdrawing similar comments.

Mr Blunt, Conservative MP for Reigate, told the BBC he believed the outgoing Wakefield MP did not get a fair trial.
Last month Khan was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

Labour is calling for the whip to be removed from Mr Blunt, who previously apologised for defending Khan.
Shadow justice secretary Steve Reed said: “The Conservatives’ claims to be the party of law and order and on the side of victims can never be taken seriously ever again.”

Khan was thrown out of the Conservative Party after a jury delivered its verdict at Southwark Crown Court in April. He has stood down as an MP – a by-election will be held in Wakefield next month – but is appealing against his conviction.

Mr Blunt told the BBC’s Politics South East programme: “I remain confident [Khan] will win his appeal and I will be distressed about our justice system if he doesn’t.”

The Surrey MP confirmed he did not attend the whole trial nor did he hear the witness evidence in court.
Southwark Crown Court heard Khan forced the boy to drink gin, dragged him upstairs and asked him to watch pornography before assaulting him, at a party in Staffordshire in January 2008.

In April, Mr Blunt, a friend of Khan, said in a now-deleted statement that he was “appalled and distraught” by the verdict, calling it “an international scandal, with dreadful wider implications for millions of LGBT+ Muslims around the world”.

He alleged that the case against Khan had “relied on lazy tropes about LGBT+ people that we might have thought we had put behind us decades ago”.

Mr Blunt later said he had decided to retract his statement and insisted: “I do not condone any form of abuse and I strongly believe in the independence and integrity of the justice system.”

In his latest interview, he told the BBC he understood why his original statement had caused dismay, but said he still saw the Khan verdict as a “serious miscarriage of justice”.

Mr Blunt resigned as chairman of an all-party parliamentary group on LGBT issues following protests from MPs about his previous comments. The Conservative Party has described his views as “wholly unacceptable”.

In a statement released on Sunday, Labour’s Mr Reed said the Conservative Party had “ignored complaints” from Khan’s victims, adding that “one of their own MPs has doubled down on his appalling defence of Khan’s criminal behaviour”.
Mr Reed added: “Crispin Blunt should have the whip removed if they have any respect for victims of sexual abuse.”

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Knife crime down in Sussex

Knife crime in Sussex is down by 24% according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.

Figures from her office show a drop which is more than double seen nationally.

Nationally figures are said to be down 10%.

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