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Man in critical condition after being assaulted in Asda, Crawley



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A man is in a critical condition following an assault in Crawley.

Police attended Asda in Pegler Way, Crawley, around 2.40am on Wednesday (September 11) following an assault between two men.

The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered multiple serious head injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers conducted an area search and a 28-year-old man from Crawley was arrested nearby on suspicion of wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent. He remains in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Detective Inspector Collin Garman said:

“The victim has suffered serious facial injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“The assault happened in the early hours of the morning, however there is likely to be people in the supermarket at that time who witnessed what happened.

“We would like to speak to anyone who has information on the assault or who could aid our investigation to please come forward.

“You can report this information either online or call 101 quoting Operation Kingsway.”

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said:

“At 02.39 this morning we sent an ambulance and two response cars to a patient with a head injury outside Pegler Way, Crawley. The air ambulance car also attended and supported the crew who took the patient to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.”

An Asda spokesman said:

“We are assisting the police with their inquiries following an incident that happened early this morning. The store remains open as normal and we would like to thank any customers who were in store at the time for their understanding.”


Update on man found unconscious in Memorial Gardens, Crawley



Police have released an update after a man was found unconscious in Memorial Gardens, Crawley on Wednesday 9th Oct.

A man found slumped face down amd unconscious near a bench on the north side of Memorial Gardens, Crawley, at 8.21am on Wednesday (9 October) had sustained a head injury, the cause of which is being investigated by police.

Officers are conducting enquiries to establish if another person was involved and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the man earlier that morning or who noticed anything suspicious.

The man, aged 47 and of no fixed address, was flown by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, suffering from a life-threatening condition.

He is currently in intensive care.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 274 of 09/10.

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