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Investigation underway after 30-year-old stabbed in chest in Broadfield Barton, Crawley



Police are investigating after a man was attacked and left in a critical condition in Broadfield Barton, Crawley, on Sunday (1 September).

The 30-year-old victim from London was taken to St George’s Hospital, Tooting, after he suffered a stab wound to his chest after being chased by a man at about 11.40am.

He is now in a stable condition.

The suspect is described as black, aged between 18 to 20, slim, with short dark hair and was wearing a light coloured tracksuit.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Lewendon said:

“This was a violent and sustained attack involving the use of a weapon. The assault took place on a busy shopping parade in front of members of the public. We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident and or who has any information that will help identify the suspect.”

If you can help the investigation report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Barnstable. 


‘We must all be sensible’ says Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner as Crawley pubs allowed to open from 6am tomorrow



Crawley pubs are allowed to open from 6am tomorrow as those who have been waiting patiently to return to their local establishment prepare for their first drink at their local.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has released a statement ahead of this weekend which will see lockdown restrictions loosened with pubs, bars, restaurants and some leisure facilities reopening for the first time in months.

PCC Bourne said; “We are now benefiting from the sacrifices we have made to curb the spread of the virus and are slowly able to return to some normality. 

“I understand that people will want to take advantage of the opportunity this weekend brings to meet up with friends and family at their favourite restaurants or pubs that they have not visited in months. 

“However, it is still important that we do so safely with social distancing in mind at all times. 

“We have come so far already and, in order to keep progressing in the right direction, we must all be sensible in our decision-making. If you arrive somewhere and notice that social distancing isn’t achievable, then please reassess your plans. 

“Police officers will be out and about across Sussex this weekend helping to keep us safe. Please ensure you show them respect and know that any assault on an emergency service worker is unacceptable and will be treated extremely seriously.”

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