Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Crawley High Street yesterday afternoon (11th Sept 2018).
A statement issued by Sussex Police said, “Officers were called at 4.56pm on Tuesday (11 September) to High Street, Crawley, to reports of a fight.
“An 18-year-old man walked out of Favourite Chicken when he was approached by a group of around 10 men of Asian appearance. The victim was then assaulted and suffered a minor stab wound above the hip and took himself to hospital.”
Detective Sergeant Dave Morton said: “We are appealing to anyone who witnessed this assault to come forward to us with information.
“We are committed to targeting people supplying class A drugs in this area and we want to reassure everyone that their safety is our priority.
“Criminality that puts people’s lives at risk is never acceptable and it’s vital that the community pulls together to help us deal with those responsibilities.
“No one knows their neighbours better than residents themselves and we all need to work together to make Crawley a safe place.”
‘I don’t care it’s not my emergency’ says Horley resident after putting note on Police car responding to emergency
Surrey police have posted a photo of the note that was left by an irate resident.
Officer were rushing to reports of a distressed resident who was potentially being beaten up and also to an address where a child was.
The officers had parked in one residents space and upon returning to the vehicle found a note on the car.
Officer spoke to the resident and explained they were responding to an emergency but the response was:
“I DON’T CARE IT’S NOT MY EMERGENCY”
Surrey police have since said:
“We apologise for our inconsiderate parking during a potentially life threatening or death situation and we will try and be more aware next time. #SorryNotSorry”
In response to the post on their Facebook page other residents have added their own comments about the note saying:
“Park on my drive any time! We should support our emergency services not insult or criticise them”
“Imagine how miserable you’d have to be to act like that.“