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Man sought by police in connection to Southgate Crawley stabbing named

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Police have named a man who they want to interview over the stabbing of another man in Crawley, which is being treated as attempted murder.

Anton Reynolds, 27, is described as black, 5′ 8″, with long dark black Afro-style hair. He may be wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms and he has connections to Crawley and South London.

The 25-year-old victim was found with multiple stab wounds near the Southgate roundabout in Crawley just before 3.30pm on Friday 4 October. It is now believed he had been stabbed in the fields to the north of the roundabout.

He has been discharged from hospital, but will still need further treatment for his injuries

Detective Sergeant Joel Brooks said:

“Our investigation into this serious but isolated incident is progressing and we are working tirelessly to pursue several lines of enquiry, and it is important that we trace Anton Reynolds as soon as possible.

“If you have any information on his whereabouts, do not approach him yourself, but get in touch with us.

“We are also continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with other information to come forward.”

Anyone able to help is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Edgbaston.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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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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