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BREAKING NEWS: Another stabbing, this time in Langley Green

In less than 12 hours two stabbing incidents have happened in Crawley.

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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.

More news: Man stabbed in Crawley town centre as police search for 3 suspects

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 info@crawleynews24.co.uk

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Crawley teen girl one of four arrested during police drugs operation

A man and three teenagers were arrested during a drugs operation at The Level in Brighton over two days.

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A 15-year-old Hove boy and a 16-year-old girl from Crawley were arrested by police officers on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and burglary with intent to steal and a 16-year-old girl from Brighton, was detained on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal on Thursday (16 August). They were questioned and released under investigation.

On Friday (17 August) a 23-year-old Brighton man was arrested after he ran from police officers through the children’s play area at The Level. He was detained on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis after a large quantity of the drug worth several hundreds of pounds was seized (pictured) along with cash and other drugs paraphernalia. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin. He has also been released under investigation.

Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney said:

“Our prevention officers, who play a crucial role in helping tackle local issues, have been targeting suspected drug dealers at The Level using high visibility patrols, covert patrols and our passive drugs dog. We are also trying to identify drug users to direct them to agencies who can support them.

“If anyone suspects drug dealing is going on or has any information about it please contact us.”

You can report suspicious behaviour or drug dealing at our website or ring 101.
For advice and information about drugs see the Sussex Police drug advice page.

* Prevention teams play a crucial role in helping tackle local issues and where possible prevent them happening in the first place. The recent council tax increase will be used to strengthen these local teams.

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