Police appeal after fight ‘involving weapons’ in Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fight involving weapons in Crawley.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 5:26 pm

Six people were arrested after the bust-up in Gales Drive, Three Bridges, shortly before 5pm on Monday (July 13).

Police are urging anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

Officers arrested five teenagers aged 15, 16 and 17 and a 25-year-old man for offences including affray and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Police

A spokesman said: “A knife and a bat were also found by police nearby. No injuries were reported.

“Those arrested have all been questioned and released under investigation while enquiries are continuing.

“A section 34 dispersal order has been extended in the Three Bridges area of Crawley for a further 48 hours until 3pm on 18 July in response to the incident.

“The order provides the police with power to disperse individuals behaving in an anti-social manner.”

PC Sam Bate said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the altercation or have any information about those involved.

“We appreciate the concern this behaviour from a minority of group of people is causing within the community and additional resources will be deployed to areas where groups are known to gather to deter such behaviour in the future.”

Anyone who saw what happened or has any other relevant information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1044 of 13/07.