UPDATE: Crawley mum describes fight as ‘really scary’


A Crawley mum has said she had “never seen so many police” after officers were called to break-up a fight involving 50 youths.

The youths clashed in Dorsten Square, Bewbush, at around 7.45pm yesterday (Sunday July 27), leading to more than 20 calls to police and seven arrests.

The woman, who asked not to be named, lives with her children, including a baby.

She said: “It was really scary. I’ve never seen so many police and people.

“There were lots of police cars. The police chased them. I heard people say there were guns and a crowbar.

“They came back with a young man arrested.”

The woman said she saw one of her neighbours knocked to the ground as people were running past.

She added: “I saw her being taken in the ambulance.”

Paramedics were called and a spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said three ambulances and a paramedic car were sent to the area.

He added that two people - a woman and a teenage youth - were taken to East Surrey Hospital, one suffering head injuries.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said there were reports of baseball bats and stones being used as weapons.

A police officer was attacked, suffering minor injuries.

All of the people arrested came from Crawley

Any informattion to police via email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1628 of 27/07. Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”