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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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Two teenagers arrested after police helicopter chase across Crawley

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Police have made two arrests after a motorcyclist and passenger failed to stop for officers in Crawley.

The pair were followed and traced with the aid of a police helicopter.

The motorcycle sped away from officers seeking to make routine check on it in Brighton Road, Crawley, shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday (22 August).

It was followed through nearby streets before being abandoned in the Southgate area less than an hour later.

A man aged 18 and a boy aged 17 were arrested nearby on suspicion of dangerous driving and other driving offences, and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

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