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Man arrested for possession of weapon & suspicion of affray after Broadfield Barton incident in Crawley

Whilst enquiries are still on-going and any victims are to be identified police have stepped up patrols in the area.



Around 2.20pm on Thursday 20 June, police received reports of a large altercation involving people with weapons at Broadfield Barton in Crawley.

Police responded and carried out a search of the area, assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter.

This led to the arrest of a man in nearby Regents Close shortly afterwards.

Police increased high visibility patrols in the area following the incident, which is believed to be isolated, and enquiries are ongoing.

No victims have been identified at this stage.

A 32-year-old man, of no fixed address, arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon, currently remains in police custody.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 770 of 20/06.


Police seal off West Green, Crawley road as they negotiate with armed man



Police sealed off Deerswood Road and Butts Close earlier this evening (20th nov) as they worked to end an incident involving a man with a weapon.

Ambulance crew in attendance.

Unconfirmed reports suggested the man had a machete or something similar and was hauled up in a house in Butts Close.

Additional ambulance crew arrive.

Eight police vehicles plus a response van, ambulance crew along with mental health officials and a negotiator were all present as police reassured residents that there was no danger to them while the incident was dealth with.

Around 8pm police were able to take a man into custody and the incident was concluded.

All roads have now been reopened.

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