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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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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child

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Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
 
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
 
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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