Man arrested after knife-point robbery will face no charges

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A man who was arrested following a stabbing during a knife-point robbery will face no charges.

The 48-year-old from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of a robbery in Southgate Parade.

Police confirmed today (May 22) that no further action would be taken against him.

Officers are now satisfied that he was not responsible and have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

A 26-year-old man was taken to East Surrey Hospital with stab wounds following a robbery at The Martin’s newsagent, in Southgate Parade, shortly before 3pm on May 13.

A man entered the shop, threatened the shop worker with a knife and demanded money.

A quantity of money was handed over. The shop worker received stab wounds to his hand and bottom as he tried to get the man out of the shop.

Witnesses can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial number 816 of 13/5.