Police appeal after man who followed woman in Crawley is arrested

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Police have appealed for information after a man who followed a woman in Crawley in the early hours was arrested.

A police spokesman said the man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis shortly after he followed and spoke to the victim in Haslett Avenue East at 2.30am on Sunday (December 20).

The spokesman said: “A driver noticed that a man appeared to be following a woman and trying to talk to her about borrowing a lighter.

“When the driver stopped and asked the woman if she was ok, the man quickly turned around and walked away in the opposite direction.”

The man was arrested nearby and has been bailed until January 21 after the driver reported the incident to police.

He was described as a mixed race man aged in his early 20s and wearing a black and red hoodie with the hood up and black jeans and shoes.

The woman hes followed was described as white, aged in her 20s with blonde hair and wearing a white cardigan.

PC Claire Harthill said: “We need to speak to her about what happened and other witnesses who may have seen the incident. If you are the victim or know of her, please contact us.”

Contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 0231 of 20/12.

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