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Part of The Boulevard sealed off after Crawley man stabbed

Another terrible incident in The Boulevard as crime figures continue to plague the town.

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Part of The Boulevard is still cordoned off with police present at the scene.

Part of The Boulevard in Crawley is still sealed off this morning (5th Aug) following an incident late last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries following a Crawley stabbing.

UPDATE: Police not ruling out Boulevard attack as drug-related while man remains in critical condition. 

Emergency services were called to a report of a man being stabbed in the leg in The Boulevarde, Crawley, at 11.35pm on Saturday (4 August).

The victim, a 24-year-old local man, was taken to hospital with significant injuries.

Police believe the suspects may have left the scene in a white vehicle and we are looking to trace this vehicle.

The cordon runs from Natwest Bank down to Pizza Express.

A police spokesman said:

“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 critical condition in hospital and has suffered potentially life-changing injuries.

“This incident occurred during the late evening and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault or saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area to come forward to us immediately.”

There are unconfirmed reports that part of Crawley Hospital walk in centre was evacuated last night in connection with the incident.

A forensics team was seen arriving at the scene while police investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation ANDES. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Four charged with supplying class A drugs in Crawley

Three of the four men have home addresses in Crawley. They are due to appear in Court on 10 October.

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Four men have been charged with supplying class A drugs in Crawley following a long running investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Community Investigation Team.

Three of the four men are Crawley residents and the charges include supplying class A drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.

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27-year-old Laeek Ahmed, of Denchers Plat in Crawley, has been charged with five counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin), possession with intent to supply heroin and three counts of money laundering from 1 September 2016 to 7 January 2017.

Syed Hussain, a 39-year-old, of Heron Close, Crawley, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin and one count of money laundering from 1 to 24 November 2016.

Sarder Bashir, 37-years-old, of Martyrs Avenue in Crawley, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin from 1 to 24 November 2016 and one count of perverting the course of justice from 22 to 25 November 2016.

They are due to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 10 October.

Francis Gomez, 40, of Yeats Close, London, has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs – cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, two counts of supplying cocaine and cannabis and two counts of money laundering from 1 September 2016 to 19 October 2017.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 5 October.

Detective Inspector Alan Pack said:

“This case demonstrates our determination to continually review and gather evidence in order to bring charges no matter how long it takes. I would actively encourage the public to provide information that assists us so that we can continue this important work.”

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.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police added:

“We have put increased resources within the Community Investigations Teams, a successfully proven element of the new local policing model, to meet demand better as they deal with crime series, such as burglary and organised crime.”

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