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Man in hospital after car collides with pub fence

A 22-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after the car he was driving collided with the fencing of a pub in Henfield near Brighton.

The incident happened on the A281 junction with Muddleswood Road in Albourne on Saturday 25th May 2013. Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Ginger Fox pub at 6.35am. Officers are appealing for witnesses.

"The road was closed for several hours whilst forensic investigators carried out work at the scene and the driver was medically removed from the car.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to please call 101 quoting Op Maine or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk."

– PC Chris Welsh from the Road Police Unit, Sussex Police
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Fatal fire caused by cigarette

A house fire in the Copthorne area of Crawley which killed two people is believed to have been started by cigarettes.

The fire early on Saturday Morning claimed the lives of an 83 year old woman and her 52 year old son.

Deputy Safer Communities Manager for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Adrian Carter, said: "This is a tragic accident that has sadly taken the lives of two people from the same family but it highlights the real dangers that can be caused as a result of cigarettes and smoking.

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