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Man flown to hospital after being discovered unresponsive in Memorial Gardens, Crawley



Part of Memorial Gardens in Crawley has been taped off by police this morning after a man was found in need of medical care.

Reports are varied at the moment but after an ambulance was called it was deemed necessary to bring in the air ambulance to take the man to hospital.

After trying to locate a suitable landing spot the helicopter eventually landed in Southgate Park and the man was transported to the helipcopter by the ambulance.

It is reported that the air ambulance has taken the man to St Georges hospital.

Helicopter leaves Southgate Park enroute to St Georges hospital.

As police await forensics to arrive at the scene they have cordoned off part of the park opposite TK Maxx.

A spokesperson from Secamb said:

“At around 7:50 we recieved a call to Memorial Gardens to reports of a person collasped and in need of medical attention who had been found by a passer by. Patient was treated and airlifted to St Georges in Tooting in serious condition.”

A statement from Secamb and from Sussex Police is expected shortly.


26-year-old man tasered and arrested at Crawley hotel after threatening people with hammer



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A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a Crawley hotel after he threatened people around him with a hammer.

Police were called to The Grange Hotel in Crawley at 3pm on Tuesday (4 August).

He was subsequently tasered to ensure the safety of members of the public and officers.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has since been released under investigation, but detained under the Mental Health Act.

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