Two stabbings in the space of 12hrs in Crawley.
Two men have been arrested after an altercation involving knives occurred in Crawley.
Officers were called to Langley Green area of Crawley around 10pm on Tuesday (15 May) to reports of two men fighting.
One of the men was discovered in Langley Green Parade with a stab wound to the right-hand side of his chest.
The second man was found nearby in Blackthorn Close, Crawley, with a minor stab wound to his arm.
Both were taken to hospital, however their injuries are not believed to be serious.
Detective Inspector Jon Robeson said: “We believe this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.
“Thankfully both men only suffered minor injuries and have both been released from hospital.
“We believe the incident started in Langley Parade and if you were in the area around 10pm last night and witnessed the incident, we would like to hear from you.
“We are aware there was another incident, Operation Elmwood, earlier during the day and we are investigating both to establish if the two are connected.”
A 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man both from Crawley, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. Both remain in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
To report any information please report online or ring 101 quoting reference Operation Peterhead. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
CN24 has spoken with Crawley and Sussex police about the increase in violent crimes in the town. A full story with interviews about how the police are addressing this will be published soon. If you or anyone you know have any questions you would like put to the police and the council about this rise in violence then please email them to email@example.com
Crawley drug dealer jailed
Dealer gets four and half years in prison.
A man has been jailed for four and a half year for drug dealing and possession of knives and a CS canister in Crawley.
Michael Murray, 26, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine, money laundering, possession of a CS canister and one count of possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing on 26 March.
He was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday (18 May).
The court heard that police were called to a hotel in Goffs Park Road, Crawley on 27 February this year to a report of an aggressive guest who was refusing to leave.
When the officers went into his hotel room they found Murray with drugs and a subsequent search of the room found an envelope containing several hundred wraps of cocaine with a street value of approximately £9,000, a quantity of cannabis, nearly £10,000 cash, drug dealing paraphernalia and a canister of CS gas.
Murray was arrested and later charged.
Detective Constable Melanie Fox said: “Murray was found with a substantial quantity of drugs, cash and weapons. We are committed to disrupting the supply of drugs in Crawley. This sentence shows that anyone convicted of dealing drugs in Sussex can expect a jail term.”