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Do you recognise these men that approached children in Smallfield

Surrey Police have released CCTV images of two men we would like to speak to after a group of young children were engaged in conversation by two men in a park in Smallfield Sunday afternoon (14 April).

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The five children were playing in the park in Broadbridge Lane at the junction with Weatherhill Road around 3.30pm when the interaction took place.

The first man is described as dual heritage, around 30 years, 5ft 10 tall, of medium build and was wearing black and red trainers, light grey jogging bottoms and a grey hooded tracksuit top.

The second man is described as white, in his late 20s, 5ft 8 tall, of a skinny build, with mousey-brown hair and a goatee and moustache. He was wearing blue jeans, a black bomber jacket and a chunky, expensive-looking watch on his left arm.

The men are believed to have been driving a white Peugeot transit van.

A number of enquiries have already been carried out and the investigation remains ongoing.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the offence to come forward straightaway as you may have information which could help us. If you can help, please call them on 101, quoting crime reference number or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190038866.

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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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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