Two arrested after man is stabbed in Crawley

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Two people have been arrested after a man was stabbed during an attack in Crawley.

Emergency services were called to Skelmersdale Walk, Bewbush, at 4.10pm yesterday (Thursday July 24).

A spokesman for Sussex Police said there had been a “confrontation” and officers were called “to a report of a suspicious group”.

He added: “A few minutes later, the ambulance service reported that they were attending an incident where a 22-year-old man had received knife wounds to his left arm.

“He was taken to hospital and was expected to be transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead for specialist treatment.”

A 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Crawley, were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. Both remained in custody on Friday morning.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who saw the group in the Bewbush area in the time leading up to or after the attack, which is believed to have taken place in a field adjacent to Breezehurst Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 1175 of 24/07. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.