Man dies after stabbing at Crawley play area

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155225008
Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155225008

A man has died following a stabbing at a children’s play area in Crawley, police say.

A statement from Sussex Police said: “At about 10.30am on Tuesday (28 November), officers received a report of a stabbing at Cherry Lane Adventure Playground in Cherry Lane.

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155349008

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155349008

“Shortly afterwards, a man was arrested nearby in connection with the incident.

“The victim, a man believed to be in his 60s, was treated by paramedics for serious injuries, but was sadly later pronounced dead.

“The scene is currently cordoned off while forensics are carried out, and police are appealing for witnesses.”

Anyone with any information can report it online or call 101 quoting serial 461 of 28/11.

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155030008

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155030008

They can also give information via the Crimestoppers website, or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 22-year-old man from Crawley has been arrested and remains in police custody.

Crawley Borough Council has announced that the playground will be closed for the rest of this week.

“The Play Service will re-open next week on Tuesday 5 December at Creasys Drive Adventure Playground,” the council said in a statement,

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155128008

Crawley fatal stabbing, Cherry Lane. SUS-171128-155128008

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