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Police appeal after cyclist death in Horsham

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was found collapsed on a road in Horsham, shortly after 10am on Saturday.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance attended Tower Hill and an off-duty doctor, paramedics and members of the public tried to resuscitate the cyclist, a 53-year-old man from Horsham, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to try to establish how he died.

Sussex store filled with toxic gas

A Waitrose store has been evacuated after a refrigeration leak filled the Horsham store with toxic gas.

The fire service worked to pump toxic air out of the store Credit: Eddie Howland

The fire service waitied for specialist engineers to arive, and blew the gas from the premises using a PPV fan.

The shop and surrounding area was evacuated Credit: Eddie Howland


Horsham store evacuated after gas leak

Men steal £10,000 worth of cameras from Horsham shop

Police have released this CCTV image of three men who threatened staff in a Horsham shop before stealing £10,000 worth of cameras.

The robbery took place at Jessops in Swan Walk just after 4pm on Wednesday 25 June.

Police are hoping someone may recognise the suspects and come forward with information.

All the items have unique serial numbers and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered cameras or lenses in suspicious circumstances.

Detective Constable John Hord, of West Sussex CID, said:

This was a terrifying incident for staff. While no one was hurt, the men threatened to cause them serious harm. They ripped cameras and lenses from displays before making off.

We believe the three men had visited the shop earlier the same day and so we'd also like to hear from anyone who may have seen them or knows who they are.

– Detective Constable John Hord
The three men in the Jessops store in Horsham Credit: Sussex Police
CCTV image of the suspects Credit: Sussex Police

Crash shuts road in Horsham

Foundry Lane, Horsham, was closed to traffic shortly after 7am this morning following a collision between a Mini and a pedestrian at the roundabout junction with King's Road. The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital by ambulance with head injuries.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or, quoting Operation Ridgewood.


In Ben's memory: Don't be a victim of school bus bullies

Ben Vodden who died after being bullied on a school bus Credit: PA Images

The father of a schoolboy who hanged himself after being bullied relentlessly on the school bus has called for urgent support for young victims.

Paul Vodden's 11-year-old son Ben endured name calling, gesturing and swearing on school bus journeys.

The merciless bullying became too much for Ben - a pupil at Tanbridge House School in Horsham, Sussex - and he hanged himself in his bedroom in December 2006.

Since then, Mr Vodden has attempted to tackle the issues surrounding bullying on school bus journeys and has been on a crusade to help others.

He has now produced a report, with funding from the anti-bullying charity, the Diana Award, which highlights how bullying often starts on the school bus.

Teenage girl charged with arson for Sussex school fire

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with arson following a fire at the Millais School in horsham.

The girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and remanded to attend Crawley Magistrates Court today.

The Millais School in Horsham after the blaze on Thursday Credit: Rachael Kearley

The fire broke out on the third floor of the school at about 3pm on thursday 20th March.

Several classrooms in the school and students' GCSE work were destroyed.

All 1,500 girls at the school escaped unhurt.

6 fire engines were sent to tackle the flames last week Credit: Rachael Kearley
The blaze destroyed classrooms as well as students' work Credit: ITV Meridian
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