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Man brandishing Samurai sword arrested near Three Bridges station, Crawley

Another busy afternoon for Crawley police after they were called to reports of a man waving a sword around in the street.

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People around Three Bridges were concerned this afternoon after a large police presence was spotted near the train station.

Police had been called after they had received reports of a man brandishing a Samurai sword.

The man had been reported heading towards Three Bridges railway station.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene in Haslett Avenue at 2.41pm and a man was detained shortly afterwards.

A 26-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has now been charged and will appear in court on 14th Jan ’19.

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Teenager attacked by burglar with bat in Tilgate home

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of Thursday (March 21) at a property in Gresham Walk, Crawley.

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Around 12.45am a man came into the property and attacked a 19-year-old man with a bat. He was treated at hospital for head and arm injuries.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said:

“The victim has some serious, but not life threatening, injuries and remains in hospital. We are appealing to anyone who saw someone enter the property or was seen running away to contact us.”

Please contact police online quoting serial 55 of 21/03. Alternatively you can talk to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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