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16-year-old Crawley boy stabbed in Bewbush

The victim was stabbed in the chest and three teenage boys have been arrested.

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Police are seeking witnesses after a teenage boy received a stab wound in Crawley.

Three boys have been arrested.

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At 6.38pm on Tuesday (10 April) police were called to Dorsten Square, Bewbush, Crawley, after a report that at 16-year-old local boy had been stabbed on open ground nearby.

The boy was taken to St George’s Hospital in South London, where he is being treated for a stab wound to the chest which is assessed as not life-threatening.

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Following a swift police response and searches of the area, three boys, one aged 14 and the other two aged 15, were arrested later the same evening on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. They are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Dave Morton said;

“This was an isolated incident for the area and it appears that those involved may be known to each other. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1032 of 10/04.”

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Appeal for help after five masked robbers force way into home in Crawley

Detectives in Crawley are seeking information about a violent attack at a home in Pound Hill.

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At 3,30pm on Thursday 22 November the occupants of the house in Punch Copse Road, answered the door, and were confronted with five men with their faces covered who threatened the occupants and forced their way into the house.

They stole a quantity of cash and a box containing some cutlery before leaving the address and making off in a car which was parked nearby.

All the suspects are described as black, and were wearing dark coloured clothing.

One of the occupants, a 37-year old woman, was knocked to the floor during the attack and sustained bruising and a shoulder injury for which she was treated at East Surrey Hospital.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said;

“We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.”

If you have any information please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 904 of 22/11.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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