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Man slashed with knife outside butchers in Broadfield, Crawley

Sussex Police are seeking witnesses to the incident which occurred on Saturday (29 September).

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Police have arrested two people following a fight which erupted outside a butchers in Crawley.

Police say that an argument broke out between two men and a woman outside a butchers in Broadfield Barton shortly after 1pm on Saturday (29 September). During the argument, one of the men pulled out a knife and slashed the other man in the arm.

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The three are all believed to be known to each other.

The 40-year-old victim received treatment from paramedics at the scene.

Detective Constable Rachael Hinkley said: “We are appealing for anyone who might have been in the butchers or in Broadfield Barton at the time and might have seen what happened.

“We believe these people are known to each other and that the argument might have started elsewhere.

“We are keen to speak to any witnesses who can help with our on-going investigation.”

Two people, a 35-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman both from Crawley, were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and have been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online quoting serial 593 of 29/09.

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Urgent appeal as £5k reward offered to find violent man who ransacked Crawley shop and assaulted child

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Police have launched an urgent appeal and offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture of Jordan Charles.

Charles has links to Crawley and Bexhill in East Sussex as well as Croydon in South London.

The appeal for anonymous information has been launched to urgently find 23-year-old Jordan Charles, who is wanted for questioning over a series of violent incidents in Sussex.  

A string of offences in recent months includes: violence and robbery; threatening revellers with a knife in Brighton; using racist and homophobic language; spitting saliva and blood at police; ransacking a takeaway in Crawley and attacking a customer; attacking staff at another Crawley restaurant with a glass and a metal chain dog lead wrapped around his hand; punching and kicking a woman to the floor outside a nightclub; assaulting a 12-year-old girl who had come to the aid of her mother and aunt during a parking dispute.

He has also failed to appear in court.

Jordan Charles is black, about 5’ 9″, of medium build and with black hair. He is known to have links to Crawley, and is thought to still frequent the area.

Glenys Balchin, Crimestoppers Regional Manager said:

“This man must be found before anyone else comes to harm, which is why we are making an urgent appeal to the public in Sussex, Surrey and south London to help find his location. Jordan Charles is dangerous and the allegations against him are serious.
 
“It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. We are appealing to anybody who may know the whereabouts of Jordan Charles to urgently tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Always. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.
 
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust our charity with their anonymous information. Nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”

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