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Crawley man arrested at Gatwick for knife incident detained under Mental Health Act

A 30-year-old man from Crawley arrested at Gatwick on Monday (June 3) has been detained under the Mental Health Act while an investigation continues.



The arrest followed a police response at 1.55am to an incident in the South Terminal when a man attempted to go through a staff search area openly carrying a kitchen knife in each hand. 

The area was secured and the man was challenged by officers, who used Taser to detain him. 

This is not being treated as terrorist-related.

The 30-year-old man from Crawley, who was not a travelling passenger, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons, affray and making threats to kill.

Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw said:

“Officers at Gatwick are there to keep passengers and staff safe. This incident was dealt with swiftly and no members of the public or police were harmed.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 0089 of 03/06.


Can you help identify this man after an assault behind KFC left man with fractured eye socket and broken nose



Do you recognise this man?

Police would like to speak to him in relation to an assault on a man in Crawley.

Officers were called on Monday, May 18 to a report of an altercation in the car park behind KFC in High Street around 7pm.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, where it was confirmed he’d suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket.

Police believe the man pictured could help with their enquiries.

He is thought to be a delivery driver and was wearing a dark coloured motorcycle jacket and carrying a motorcycle helmet.

Anyone who recognises him, or who witnessed the incident and has any information that could help police with their investigation, is asked to make contact online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1305 of 18/05.

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