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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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Pound Hill, Crawley man charged with murder of Ifield woman

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a charge of murder against a man arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Crawley.

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Emergency services were called to a fire at a flat in Warren Drive about 5.38pm on Wednesday 11 July, 2018.

They carried out CPR on a 53-year-old woman but despite their best efforts, she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

She has been identified as Marie Denise Toulsee of Tussock Close, Crawley. The victim’s family have been updated and are being supported by specialist officers.

Two local men who were also inside the property when police arrived, were arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Following new evidence, Louis Navarre, 56, a cleaner, of Blackwater Lane, Crawley, was re-arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday 7 November and has since been charged with this offence.

He appeared before Staines Magistrates’ Court on Friday 8 November and has since been remanded in custody to appear for a preliminary hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 11 November.

The second suspect – a 38-year-old man – voluntarily attended police custody and was released without charge. He will face no further action.

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