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83-year-old lady attacked in West Green, Crawley

Police in Crawley are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a man attacked an elderly lady and took her shopping trolley.

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At about 2:45 pm on Monday (18 March) 2019, the 83-year-old lady was walking along Spencers Road, West Green, Crawley, when she was pushed to one side by the man who ran off with her shopping trolley.

However he abandoned the trolley a short distance away and nothing was taken from it.

She sustained a sprained ankle for which she was treated at Crawley Hospital.

The suspect is described as tall, and of slim build, wearing dark clothing including something over his head, possibly a mask.

Detective Constable Mark Buckley said,

“Several people have already come forward and spoken about witnessing this attack on a vulnerable elderly lady. I would like to speak with any other people who were in the road at the time, or in the area, and who remember seeing a man matching the description.

“If people were driving, I would like them to review their Dashcam footage for around this time on that day”.

If you have any information, please contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting serial 735 of 18/03.

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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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