Arrest after man and boy stabbed in Crawley

Police are appealing for information after a man and a boy were stabbed in Crawley in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday).

Police and ambulance crew attended Shaws Road in Northgate at around 12.30am. A 20-year-old man had four stab wounds and a 17-year-old boy, one wound.

The victims, who are both local, were taken to hospital for treatment where they remain today (Monday).

A 21-year-old Crawley man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been bailed until July 14 pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Jon Pink of West Sussex CID said: “This is a serious incident and both victims have received nasty stab wounds to their upper bodies which thankfully, although serious, are not life-threatening.

“We are seeking the public’s assistance to trace a man who was seen running away from the incident.

“This man is described as white, 18-years-old, of slim build, approximately 5ft 6in tall with short, dark hair, wearing a red and black jacket red cardigan with blue shirt and blue jeans.

“This man was last seen running in the direction of Woodfield Road, near to the petrol garage and shopping parade.

“I would ask that anyone who saw this man, and who has not yet spoken to police, to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Tempest or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”