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Driver who saw couple in car parked off the A24 is sought as a witness

10 Aug, 2017 11:56 News Witness Appeals

Detectives in West Sussex would like to talk to a driver who saw a couple apparently having an altercation in a parked car just off the A24 between Dial Post and Horsham.

Sometime between 2pm and 3pm on Friday 21 July, the driver, described as white man in his 50's or 60's, driving a black car, stopped and asked the couple if everything was ok. He then drove on.

Detective Constable Katy Lewis of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said: "The couple, a man and woman in their early twenties, were parked in a red Honda Civic, in a lay-by on a country road, a turning left off the northbound A24, somewhere between Dial Past and Horsham.

"We believe the driver who saw them may have valuable information to assist a current investigation. If you are that person or if you know who he is, please get in touch with us online or call 101, quoting serial 856 of 21/07."

Steven Barnfield, 25, a tyre fitter, of Mill Pond Way, East Preston, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court on Saturday (22 July) and was remanded in custody for trial, with an initial appearance at Lewes Crown Court on 21 August. He is charged with kidnap, harassment and causing actual bodily harm to a 20-year-old woman.




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