Police are appealing for information after a dog was killed and a man was injured in a fight in Crawley on Saturday (November 17).
Officers were called around 6.30pm to Crawley leisure park when a man had been involved in a fight in an alleyway near the multi-storey car park.
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A 40-year-old man received a minor cut to his neck and hand but his dog suffered serious stab wounds and died as a result, police have said.
Detective Sergeant Seb Day said: "This happened in an alley off a busy area of town and a lot of people came to help the victim who was incredibly distressed about what had happened with his dog.
"We are appealing to anyone who saw people running from the leisure park area and can help us with the investigation."
Chief Inspector Rosie Ross added: "I appreciate this is one of a number of incidents Crawley has seen recently and we are doing everything in our powers to target those responsible and bring them to justice. Local officers will be out and about in the town centre to talk to if you want to speak to them."
If you witnessed any of these events or saw people acting suspiciously in the area please contact police online quoting serial 940 of 17/11. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.