Three arrested over organised crime in Crawley

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Two men and a woman have been arrested after organised crime officers executed three warrants in Crawley.

The teams from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) carried out the warrants, under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, in Dampier Walk, Eddington Hill, Broadfield; Gibson Place, Five Acres, Northgate; and Atkinson Road, Maidenbower, at 12.30pm today (April 17).

Two men aged 23 and 27, and a woman aged 19, all from Crawley, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to prevent the course of public justice linked to serious organised crime.

The arrests were made in connection with an ongoing operation investigating organised crime in Crawley.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Chapman, from SEROCU, said: “The arrests and warrants are part of our ongoing investigation into organised crime in the Crawley area.

“The investigation into the three people is continuing and they currently remain in police custody.”

Acting Chief Inspector Rachel Carr of Sussex Police, said: “Today’s activity is a further example the work local police are doing with our regional colleagues in the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, to stop organised crime groups from operating on the streets of Crawley.

“I would continue to urge that if anyone knows about any form of criminality taking place in their local neighbourhood, please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.,ukor call us on 101.”

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.