Police attended the scene of a 23-year-old local man who had been stabbed in the leg in Crawley yesterday.
The incident occurred around 2:25pm (15th May) in a car park on Pegler Way near the town centre.
Due to the seriousness of the stabbing an air ambulance was called and the man was taken to hospital in a serious condition with potentially life changing injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses and are searching for three suspects who made off in a small black car.
Detective Inspector Vicki Tomlinson said:
“We believe the suspects, three men, may have left the scene in a small black car and we are looking to trace this vehicle.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this car, or the direction it was travelling in, to make contact with us immediately.
“The victim is in a stable condition in hospital in London and we will be working with him to provide as much detail as possible. At this stage we believe he may know his attackers.
“This incident occurred during broad daylight and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault or saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area to come forward to us immediately.”
A 21-year-old man from Crawley, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but has since been released under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Elmwood. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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.”