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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.”


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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