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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after crash in Gossops Green

A 23-year-old man from Crawley, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released on conditional bail until 6 August pending further enquiries.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Crawley.

Officers were called to the scene in Medway Road, Gossops Green, about 6.30pm on Saturday (7 July), where a 25-year-old local man was discovered with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and later transferred to another hospital in London, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The vehicle involved, described as a black Nissan, is reported to have mounted the pavement and collided with the victim, before making off from the scene.

Detective Constable Karen Young said:

“This was a very traumatic incident for the victim, who has been left with serious injuries and remains in hospital at this time.

“We would like to hear form anyone who may have any information about what happened, or who may have seen a vehicle matching the description in the area at the time.”

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Hernhill.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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77-year-old man critical in hospital after being robbed by 3 men in Crawley Boulevard

A despicable crime in daylight in the towns city centre.

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A 77 year-old-man is in a critical condition this evening (22nd July) after he was robbed in Crawley town centre.

Following an initial call from the ambulance service, police were called at 15:49 where the man who was on a mobilty scooter was in cardiac arrest.

Police immediately taped off the surrounding area and multiple units were called to the scene.

3 males were arrested for robbery which the police suspect took place near the public toilets close to Marks and Spencer.

The victim is currently in a critical condition after he was flown by helicopter to St Georges Hospital.

Police are still in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing for any witnesses that may have seen the incident in the Boulevard around this time.

If you have any information please contact Sussex Police using 101 and OP SALZBURG Cad no. 0959/22072018 or contact crime stoppers on 0800 555 111

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