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Horror after man attacked near Tinsley Green with crowbars and baseball bats

Horrific attack leaves man in critical condition.



Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by a group of suspects armed with baseball bats and crow bars in Crawley.

The 44-year-old victim was standing within a walkway in Somerley Drive using his mobile phone at about 10.30pm on Monday (9 April) when a silver Ford Focus pulled up and three or four men, who had their faces covered, got out, walked over to him and beat him.

They then made off in the car.

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He suffered a serious head injury and a broken arm and was taken to East Surrey Hospital. He has now been transferred to St George’s Hospital in London and is in critical condition.

Detective Inspector Jon Robeson said:

“This was a violent attack which has left the victim in a critical condition. We want to hear from anyone who witnessed this or has any information about the suspects or the vehicle they were using.”

If you witnessed the attack or have any information please contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Gibbs.


Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child



Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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