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Appeal for witnesses after teenage boy is attacked and stabbed multiple times in West Green Crawley

Police are asking for help in this vicious attack.

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Police investigating an assault on a 17-year-old boy in Crawley, shortly before 11pm on Sunday (6 May) are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

The victim, from London, was attacked by a group of three men as he stood in a residential car park. He was attacked in Spencers Road and suffered multiple cuts and stab wounds, for which he subsequently received hospital treatment.

The suspects are described as a white man who was wearing a dark green hooded top, an Asian man of large build who was wearing dark clothing and a black man who was also wearing dark clothing.

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Anyone who saw what happened or who can assist detectives is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Estefan.

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Crawley man jailed for over 4 years after racist and homophobic abuse at Brighton Pride revellers

A man who hurled racist and homophobic abuse at revellers heading to Brighton Pride has been jailed for more than four years.

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Ryan Brown was heading to Pride himself when he threatened to ‘knock a woman out’ and shouted racist and homophobic terms at train passengers.

The incident happened shortly after 5pm on Saturday 5 August 2017.

The 31-year-old from Hastings Road in Crawley, West Sussex, resisted arrest at Brighton and had to be restrained by BTP officers.

In his pocket he had a large number of small bags containing MDMA.

He was found guilty of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and causing fear of violence through racially charged and homophobic language.

Brown was also sentenced at the same time for a separate matter which included affray, criminal damage, and assault with intent to resist arrest which he pleaded guilty to in December 2018.

He was jailed for four years and six months at Hove Crown Court on Thursday 10 January.

British Transport Police DC Imogen Sweeney said:

“I would like to thank the victim in this case. She was subjected to a frightening ordeal by Brown, receiving homophobic abuse and witnessing racist abuse. 

“She has remained determined to pursue justice throughout this investigation and I have nothing but admiration and praise for her strength.

“Brighton Pride celebrates diversity and equality, values that Brown clearly needs education in. I believe this sentence reflects the seriousness and particularly nasty nature of his offending on that day.”

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