Home Town Crawley: Fight which started night of violence in Bewbush involved 50 youths

Fight which started night of violence in Bewbush involved 50 youths

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Sussex Police – Crawley Police Station, Northgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 8BF

Comments (0)THE huge fight which sparked a night of violence on the streets of Bewbush involved up to 50 youths, police have confirmed this morning.

At 7.42pm last night (Sunday) police were called to Dorsten Square, where there were reports that some of those fighting were armed with weapons.

More than 20 separate calls were received from concerned members of the public about the brawl.

Police units from Crawley and neighbouring areas were assigned to the incident.

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Six people were arrested on suspicion of affray and at least one on suspicion of assault on a police officer.

A number of people required hospital treatment, but there are not thought to be any serious injuries at this time.

Reports from witnesses claimed that a 15-year-old boy was badly injured by a gang who attacked him with weapons.

It was also claimed that a woman was then hit by a car amid the chaos.

Police have not confirmed at this stage whether these reports are correct, but have also not said they are incorrect.

The mass brawl led to a number of other incidents around Bewbush, with the public being advised to avoid hot-spots of trouble last night while police gained control of the situation.

Police will be providing further updates later in the day on the injuries and other incidents.

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Crawley My Home Town: Woman arrested after cannabis plants seized in Tilgate

Woman arrested after cannabis plants seized in Tilgate by Crawley News.

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Street Democracy writes:

It is a crying shame a woman is targeted, labelled a drug dealer, has her home raided in full view of her community, is arrested, handcuffed and treated like a criminal for growing a plant that heals.

For growing a plant that is medicine and grows naturally for us to consume because of its healing qualities.

I’m no expert.

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None of us really are as local knowledge of the sacred has been unduly removed from us.

However, what I do know about some of the reasons as to why the authorities or should we say the ruling elites do not want us plebs smoking it is because of one highly important thing.

Spiritual enlightenment. The rulers of this world want us all glued to X Factor and other social nonsense.

This is what they want.

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If you smoke cannabis correctly, firstly you switch off any corporate noise, that’s all music for now because of their corporate ties and enslavement.

The music industry is not our friends and the music industry is one of the darkest corporations surrounding and infiltrating our lives.

Look up: CELEBRITIES EXPOSED: Satanism in the Hollywood & Music Industry (Illuminati, Masons) (Part 1 of 2)

Smoking correctly in silence without anyone polluting your mind, and you will start to think!

That’s what they are afraid of.

They do no want us thinking. A society of thinkers of deep thought would see through and question the current political infrastructure for sure.

We would question leadership, we would question our corporate world of rights and our economic model of capitalism that is so corrupt it wouldn’t be too hard to pick holes in it.

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You become a mini philosopher, you also become non aggressive, holistic towards others and laid back.

It is the opposite to what alcohol does on a Saturday night to our youth out night clubbing.

Look at the drunken state they get into. They can’t stand straight or walk straight never mind think straight. They speak with a slur so points of view are never taken seriously and no one likes listening to a drunk.

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If you want enlightenment qualities then you have to smoke a little, treat it gently, inhale gently, lightly and slowly and feel a layer of toxic modern day living peel away. 

Close eyes and ask one question that means something, and give it a little while. Keep eyes closed and listen to your thoughts in silence.

Be careful though, always ask for protection and that is light. Light is organic and is inside of you. Never draw anything in from outside is my advice and I’m sticking to it.

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Use the heart energy and bring it out to surround you. This is the light of protection. You won’t see it, but you will feel it. We are very powerful entities, very important beings with so much amazing spiritual skills we don’t know or even recognise.

Surround your body with this light.

It comes out from your gut area and surrounds your body. Failing this just ask for protection to your spiritual family and they will always oblige. 

What knowledge we should have however, about the healing qualities of plants in general has been removed and taken by corporate blackness that now shadows all living with patent laws, with commerce and heavy weight corporate ownership.

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So by meditating we un-prison ourselves. Cannabis can help with meditation but you really don’t need it to achieve success.

We really need to take our power back, take back our land of abundance and live free without having to pay someone Mafia family the privilege of doing so.

Earth is free, she has no borders, she has only the law of the land which we must respect.

However, this particular story isn’t about this. It is about the illegal growing of this plant and the criminalisation of those who do so.

It may be about being forced to make money in this tough luck Tory austerity program and making some money, any money is better than not making any.

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People missing meals will drive some to make money in areas they wouldn’t normally venture. Hunger can drive a mind into survival mode leading to places not of the norm for them-sometimes.

Let us be clear, by growing cannabis plants this lady was not endangering anybody and was not violent or causing ill harm to her neighbours or to her community.

No one was in danger of her activities illegal or not.

It may be her intention was solely for profit and material gain.

It maybe she ‘is’ a prolific drug dealer and has a record, but we don’t know that.

There are many innately decent people who are criminalised for this plant. For having it in their pocket to growing it for medicinal purposes.

It is shame we don’t know our own selves better to accommodate a much better understanding of this plant by our heavy weight rules of law on cannabis.

For more on this story scroll further down.

Here I have found: for more information on Cannabis.

18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants

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Seriously. Though marijuana is still illegal in the United States, it is legal in 12 states for medicinal purposes, and if a case of poison ivy in the woods isn’t a medicinal purpose, what is? Marijuana was *mostly* legal until 1970 when it became classified as a hard drug.

No one thought of it as a dangerous or illicit drug until the 20th century; in fact, hemp was George Washington’s primary crop and Thomas Jefferson’s secondary crop. The Declaration of Independence is written on it; the Gutenberg Bible was printed on hemp, too. There’s actually an environmental dimension to legalizing marijuana – hemp is a remarkable and renewable plant, offering all kinds of foodstuff and product uses that surpass cotton and plastic.

But health benefits are well documented, from depression and anxiety relief to reduced blood pressure, pain alleviation and glaucoma treatment. It is not addictive, does not kill brain cells and is not a “gateway” drug – in fact, when pot is more available, studies show that the use of hard drugs like heroin and cocaine actually decreases.

The bottom line for hikers: when your leg is broken from a misjudged boulder hopping attempt (pain) and a bear has eaten your friend (depression) and you’re lost because you forgot the compass (dumbass), consult the cannabis.

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18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants

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Crawley Police Station-Northgate, West Sussex RH10 8DF

Woman arrested after cannabis plants seized in Tilgate by Crawley News.

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A WOMAN was arrested after a drugs raid on a property in Tilgate on Monday (April 14).

At 8.50am police raided an address on Hogarth Road and seized a small quantity of cannabis plants.

A 35-year old woman was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation.

She was later released on police bail until July 8 while enquiries continue.


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My Home Town Crawley: Police warn people to beware of telephone bank card scam

http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories/2013/12/20/police-warn-people-to-beware-of-telephone-bank-card-scam

Address Northgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 8BF

20 December 2013

Police are warning people in Crawley to beware of fraudsters who are thought to be targeting vulnerable members of the community.

The fraudsters telephone a victim claiming to work for another police force and saying that they have arrested someone in their area for trying to access the victim’s bank account. They persuade the victim to call their local police to report it, but do not put the phone down, meaning that the line doesn’t clear. They or another person then pose as a police call handler, leading the victim to believe that their call is being dealt with by the genuine police.

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The victim is told that the officer who had called him was genuine and that he should call his bank. Again the person on the other end of the line does not end the call, this time posing as a member of staff at the bank and taking down the victim’s account details and pin number.

A fake courier is then sent to the victim’s address to collect the surrendered bank card giving the crooks full access to the unsuspecting victim’s account.

Several hundreds of pounds were withdrawn from a Brighton pensioner’s account in a similar scam earlier this week.

Chief Inspector Justina Beeken, from Crawley police, said: “This is a slick and well-planned crime where the victims are often targeted because of their vulnerability. There may be people who have already been fooled into providing their card and details, but who have either not realised money has been stolen from them or have been too embarrassed to report it.

“Please do call Sussex Police on 101 if you think you have been contacted by one of these fraudsters, whether or not you have given them your details or not. Your call will be treated in complete confidence. This warning is aimed across the county and not just Crawley as it seems the offenders are operating across Sussex. Please pass this on to any of your family, friends or neighbours who you think might be at risk.

“Under no circumstances would the police or your bank request your PIN number over the phone or arrange collection of your bank cards from your home address.

“If you have any suspicions do not use the phone you have been called on to contact the police or a bank. Instead use a separate phone to contact a friend or relative and alert them.”

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My Home Town Crawley: Police seek witnesses to Bewbush assault

http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories/2013/11/11/police-seek-witnesses-to-bewbush-assault

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Sussex Police: Crawley Police Station, Northgate, Crawley, West Sussex. RH10 8BF

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a 19-year old woman with dark curly shoulder length hair, wearing an terracotta coloured mini skirt and dark patterned who was attacked in Sullivan Drive, Bewbush, Crawley on Friday, 1 November. The victim was walking home from a house party when the assault took place at around 11.50pm.

The victim had cuts and bruises to her knees and elbow.

PC Lucy Allen said; “Several members of the public called in to report shouting and screaming. We would like to hear from anyone who may have passed the couple in the street, particularly a man described as black who approached the couple but left before police arrived.”

A 21 year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, and being drunk and disorderly. He was questioned and released on police bail until Monday 2 December.

The 19-year old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating, and was also released on police bail until 2 December.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 or email ‘contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk’ quoting serial 1956 of 1/11. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crawly My Home Town: Burglars targeted across Sussex, Kent and Surrey

http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories http://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/your-local-station/crawley-police-stationImageGen        Northgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 8BF   This police station front office is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 8pm.

Policing teams in Sussex are preparing to run a week of local and cross-border burglary operations together with Neighbourhood Watch volunteers and officers in neighbouring forces.

The week of action, between 11-18 November, forms part of Operation Magpie, Sussex Police’s crackdown on domestic burglaries across the county.

Cross border operations run jointly with Kent and Surrey police will use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology to target burglars who operate across the region. Based at locations around the county, these operations will be run with the intention of denying the use of the roads to burglars.kirkstall

Residents living in historic and current burglary hotspots will be visited by local neighbourhood policing teams and special constables who will provide crime prevention advice and encourage people to report any suspicious behaviour. Plain clothes patrols will also take place in areas where suspicious behaviour has been reported.

Crime prevention stands, street briefings and roadshows will be led by crime prevention officers and PCSOs. In Adur and Worthing, previous victims of burglary will be visited by local policing teams and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers.

Second-hand dealers will be visited in Arun and Mid Sussex to ensure that outlets are challenging those who they suspect might be trying to sell property which isn’t theirs. Handling stolen goods is a serious offence that can have the same penalties attached as being found guilty of burglary.istock_000003015569xsmall

Local businesses are also getting involved in Brighton and Hove with local supermarkets agreeing to distribute crime prevention information to their customers when making home deliveries.

Chief Inspector Katy Woolford said: “Since January, 244 people have been charged with a total of 414 burglary offences in Sussex. Our officers, staff and volunteers are working to do everything possible to crack down on burglary.

“We know that the majority of burglars are opportunists who will exploit any opportunity to get their hands on other people’s property. You can help us to tackle burglary in Sussex by taking every step possible to keep your home secure – simple measures like double-locking your front door and using window locks are proven to be effective deterrents.”

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “I am pleased to see Sussex Police focusing on tackling burglary, especially at this time of year when burglaries typically increase due to the darker evenings.

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“During my last monthly performance and accountability meeting with the Chief Constable I was encouraged to hear that Op Magpie is starting to yield positive results. However, I am not complacent.

“Residents tell me that burglary is a concern to them and I will continue to challenge the Chief Constable on this issue.

“Partnership working and prevention are key to crime reduction.27709341

“Neighbourhood Watch members are playing a vital role in helping the police to provide crime prevention advice so that residents understand how they can protect their homes.

“However, I still believe there is more work to be done with our partners locally and nationally to share best practice. I want to understand what’s working in other parts of the country so that this can be replicated in Sussex.

“Over the next week I will be joining officers from Sussex and our neighbouring police forces to find out how criminals who use our roads are being targeted across our borders. I look forward to seeing this work in action.”

My Home Town Crawley: “SPEAK OUT ON HATE CRIME”

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You are invited to……the film premiere:  

SPEAK OUT ON HATE CRIME”

Friday 8 November 2013

from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm

at the Arora Hotel Crawley

Crawley, West Sussex.

This is a film created by a local disability group – The Action Group – encouraging people to report Hate Crime;

PCSO Shelley Brown has been working alongside the group for over a year to help produce this film.

Tea and coffee will be served and there will be a cake stall and raffle to raise funds for charity.

If you have any questions then please feel free to email me :  wendy.johnstone@sussex.pnn.police.uk

My Home Town Crawley: Woman attacked and robbed in Crawley

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Crawley Police Station.    

Address: Northgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 8BF

23 October 2013 

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old woman was robbed for her handbag. The victim was walking in Malthouse Road, Southgate, Crawley, at about 9.45pm on Thursday 17 October when she was attacked by a woman who grabbed her bag and ran off.

The attacker grabbed the woman’s hair and pulled the handbag off her before fleeing with a man. The thief was of mixed race, in her 30s and was about 5’5″. She was of average build, had her hair tied back in a ponytail and one of her eyebrows had a slit in it. She was wearing a dark coloured cap and a black jacket.

The man was black and 6ft. He was wearing a black jacket. Detective Constable Roy Perryman said: “This was a nasty sustained attack on the victim as she tried in vain to hold on to her bag. “She has been left very shaken by what has happened and we are keen to find those responsible. “We would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard what happened or who recognises the description of the woman or the man.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1583 of 17 October, email contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

My Home Town Crawley: 9 Burglaries in Crawley in just 4 days

http://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/your-local-station/crawley/

        Address: Crawley Police Station, Northgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 8BF

From the 18 October to 21 October there have been 9 burglaries or attempted burglaries to homes in the Crawley area.

The roads affected were:

  • Burwash Road
  • Kingscote Hill
  • Colwyn Close
  • Neville Close
  • Nightingale Close
  • Noakes Court
  • Barnfield Road
  • Ifield Road
  • Kirdford Road

Whilst we do not wish for anyone to be upset or alarmed by this we do urge everyone to be aware and vigilant.

STAY SECURE especially as the nights are drawing in and the clocks go back an hour this weekend.  istock_000003015569xsmall

The following is advice that does deter burglars and will make you feel more secure and have peace of mind:

LIGHT UP and LOCK UP 

  • Use an automatic time switch on an indoor light to come on at different times.
  • Ensure you lock ALL of the external doors and windows before you go out or go to bed.
  • Again use a time switch that will turn on a radio.
  • Fit security lighting that will come on from dusk to dawn; infrared activated lighting is another option.
  • Trim back any overgrown plants that a burglar could hide in.
  • Keep car keys well out of sight.
  • Think about an intruder alarm (shop around and make sure you chose one that suits your needs).

The very best defence against burglary is prevention.

 For further advice contact your local PCSO (whose details are on the Sussex Police Website) and they will be more than happy to help you.

If you see anything suspicious call the police immediately on 999 please.

My Home Town Crawley: Local Police Press Release: Burglaries in Crawley

http://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/your-local-station/crawley/

Dear all,
Please forgive this blanket e mail but I have received a few enquiries of late regarding burglaries of Asian households. In order to put your minds at rest I thought it would be best to contact you, and request that you pass this message out through your networks to ensure that members of the community are aware of the current issues, and progress made with the previous series of burglaries, that ceased back in early 2013.
I have looked at data for burglaries from 1st July to 30th September. There were 87 burglary offences in that time period, of which 10 of the victims were from the Asian Community, which equates to 11.49%. As of the last census in 2011, the Asian Community make up 12.9% of the population, so it can therefore be correlated that members of the Asian Community are no more likely to be a victim of burglary than any other Crawley residents.
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I would relish any opportunity to share this information with the Asian community.
I can understand why members of the Asian community who may become victims of burglary may feel they have been targeted for their high value jewellery. However, it is very likely that any person who commits burglary will take items of value that they may find, hence why valuable jewellery found would be stolen. Clearly due to the high profile work the Police carried out, the contact made with the Asian Community, and the high profile afforded to Operation Minnesota in 2012/13 it is of course possible that the publicity has raised awareness for the more opportunist local burglar that there may be high value items of jewellery held in Asian households.
With regards to Operation Minnesota I can give the following update:
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Between 01/07/12 and 25/10/12 there were a total of 56 burglary dwellings across Sussex where the victims were of Asian ethnicity. A total of 10 people have been arrested for these offences. Of these two are currently in prison following conviction for a burglary in West Midlands and will be deported following this. The remaining 8 remain on police bail with Sussex whilst enquiries continue.
Between 28/11/2012 and 14/12/12 there were 2 further burglaries, and 2 further attempted burglaries in Crawley where the victims were of Asian ethnicity. Through analysis, the last of these offences was linked to a group from South London.
These burgalries were accepted as TIC (Taken in to Consideration) offences, as they had already been charged and remanded by Gloucestershire Police. Three men, all from Brixton, London, appeared at Gloucester Crown Court. They pleaded guilty to the raid and Judge Jamie Tabor jailed two of the men for two years each and the third for 16 months. They are to be deported after serving this sentence.
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On 29/01/2013 there were 3 daytime burglaries in Crawley; the victim of one of these offences is Asian ethnicity. The victims of the other 2 offences were white British, although it is suspected the targets were their neighbours, both of whom are Asian. On 30/01/2013 2 further offences occurred where the victim was Asian. Through MO, witness descriptions, analysis, and subsequent arrests in Surrey, these offences were linked to Op Minnesota . Two men have now been charged with Sussex offences under a conspiracy with Surrey Police. On 23rd May 2013 they were both sentenced. One was given a 2 year and 2 months custodial and the other was given a 2 1/2 year custodial sentence. They are to be deported after serving this sentence.
This saw the end of Op Minnesota in Crawley, although I will continue to work with the community to ensure that Crawley continues to be a safe place to live and work.
Many thanks in advance for sharing this message with your community links and groups.
Kind regards
C/I Justina Beeken
Crawley District Commander

My Home Town Crawley: High Street retailers join police to tackle business crime

http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories/2013/10/17/high-street-retailers-join-police-to-tackle-business-crime/

17 October 2013                           Crawley Police Station, Northgate, Crawley, West Sussex. RH10 8BF

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 Press Release:

More than a dozen High Street retailers came together for Sussex Police’s first Business Crime Seminar aimed to reduce crime and improve community safety. The national retailers, joined by other police forces, were invited to the seminar at Brighton University yesterday (16 October) to discuss their needs and the challenges they face.

Sussex Police and the Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne have committed to work more closely with Sussex businesses, Business Crime Reduction Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships. Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, the Force lead for business crime, said: “The seminar was positively received and is the first of many opportunities for the business community to improve their working relationships though intelligence sharing, cooperation, training and development.

“From this we hope to develop stronger partnerships which will focus on achieving reduced levels of crime and improved community safety. We intend to work with the established Business Crime Reduction Partnerships and look to support areas which are not currently covered by any tangible scheme.”

This work follows the recent National Policing Crime Business Area meeting to discuss the proposal for consistent crime recording across the country, by introducing a single national definition of business crime to help determine how business crime is measured and identify its true impact.

Addressing delegates at the seminar, Mrs Bourne said: “Small and medium enterprises are the backbone of our local economy and the employment and wealth that business creates is the lifeblood of Sussex communities. “Business crime should never be disguised as ‘low-level’ or ‘victimless’ and we need to challenge this perception in order to influence first time offenders’ behaviour. Local shops are often located in the heart of housing estates or villages and an incident of theft or vandalism has the same impact as a crime against an individual in the area.

“Partnership and prevention is the future of policing and it is vital that local organisations and the police work together to reduce business crime in order to create safe and secure business communities. “Business crime in Sussex matters to me. Improving information sharing and intelligence is a key priority. I will be working with the Chief Constable and our partners to ensure that the right support and access to information is available to organisations.”