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21-year-old detained after vehicle crimes in Maidenbower, Crawley

Police are appealing for victims of vehicle crime in the Maidenbower area of Crawley to come forward.

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Officers received a call from a member of the public to report a man acting suspiciously in Lucas Close, Maidenbower around 11.35pm on Wednesday, January 16.

Officers conducted an area search and detained a 21-year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of handling stolen goods and theft from a motor vehicle. He was released on police bail until February 13.

Investigating Officer Michaela Kohls said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who has fallen victim to vehicle crime in this area over the last few weeks.

“We advise all car owners to ensure they lock all doors and windows, leave nothing of value in the car and try and park in a well-lit area.”

To report information please go online or call 101 quoting 1372 of 16/01. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.

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Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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